The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?
The Fifth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Ludi Civitatis: the Church, the Court, and the Citizens
'Civilization arises and unfolds in and as play' (Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens). In civic entertainment, 'play' constitutes the primary formative element in human culture that affords and sustains common interest and amusement. Texts produced in the classical, medieval and the Renaissance periods document how the Church, the Court, and the citizens devise their 'play' in triumphal entries, court entertainment, civic festivals, religious rituals, processions, drama, music and dance.
The act of the journey ("to go from home to a distance") and migration signify the basic need of humanity to explore and in all cultures memories of the journey in its various forms represent important aspects of society, history, and culture in all of its aspects and dimensions. Records of travel, exile and return, and (im)migration and their perception are elements of culture including aspects of ideological, personal and/or group formation, artistic and/or historical representation, and the social imagery. Travel and the journey represent the basic human characteristic of curiosity and patterns of migration involve social, political, and cultural tensions emanating from basic needs of cultural, economic, political, etc., existence.
The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.
The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock and Doug Rice
"The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order."—Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish
Call for Papers
for the Nineteenth Annual
California State University Shakespeare Symposium
May 5-6, 2011
California State University, Stanislaus
Keynote Speaker: Professor Frances Dolan, University of California, Davis
Proposal submission deadline extended to: January 20th, 2011
Conference hotel: Candlewood Suites
1000 Powers Court
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: (209) 250-1501
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL) invites papers for Feminist Studies in English Literature (FSEL), volume 19, number 1.
The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
From the revolutionaries of Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers, the heroines in films by directors such as Nadir Moknèche, Raja Amari and Laïla Marrakchi, to the feminist voices of Hélé Béji's and Gisèle Halimi's texts or the incisive critique of phallocentric discourse of Fatima Mernissi's essays, women from the Maghreb have and continue to be associated with the hopes of modernity, freedom, and democracy. In the 21st century, they have emerged as important players in the socio-political and cultural transformations that have taken place since independence from France.
Bridging Imaginations: South Asian Diaspora in Australia
Edited by Amit Sarwal
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts
June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU, Singapore.
In discussions of the 20th century, we often use decades as a means of organizing history, but decades come to signify more than simple ten-year blocks of time. Periods like the "roaring twenties" or the "swinging sixties" carry many connotations. The invocation of a decade can hearken back to specific events that took place at the time, but also to particular sets of historically contingent cultural norms and behaviors.
Text and Beyond Text in Irish Studies: New Visual, Material, & Spatial Perspectives. 2011 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies.
July 6-9, 2011, at Concordia University, Montreal, QC.
Deadline Extended--Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 31 December 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
April 20 - 23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX!
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture.
Britain is traditionally seen as a nation of animal lovers and evidence for this has cropped up with mounting regularity over the past two centuries. Yet, the essentially self-congratulatory idea that Britain is "a nation of animal lovers" and that their representations of animals are unlike any other people's is currently being questioned, in both activist and academic circles. This conference, which will welcome the healthy confrontation of interdisciplinary viewpoints, invites in-depth examination of the representation(s) of animals in the fields of history, philosophy, sociology, politics, law, cultural studies, the visual arts and the media. How have animals been imagined, portrayed, idealised, regarded or disregarded, even effaced?