This seminar considers the production of narrative in post 1950 cinema as it relates to aesthetically and politically charged questions of globalization and the desires for Utopia.
CALL FOR PAPERS
15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
Fun & Games
Professor of English & African and African American Studies
author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery
he Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and the Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
The University of Salford and Feelgood Theatre Productions have teamed up to organise an interdisciplinary conference that will explore the various literary, cultural and societal questions raised by Feelgood's production of Slave – A Question of Freedom, adapted from Mende Nazer's critically acclaimed autobiography Slave (Virago). The conference will include contributions from a range of speakers including:
* Mende Nazer (author of Slave)
* Damien Lewis (documentary filmmaker and co-author of Slave)
* Caroline Clegg (director of Slave – A Question of Freedom)
Queer Studies Easter Symposium
11 April - 17 April, 2011 Mexico City
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Deadline for submission of paper proposals: 15. November 2010
ACLA Annual Convention. Vancouver, Canada, March 31-April 3, 2011
Translation, Transmission, and Transgression: Global Circulation of Performance Traditions
University of East Anglia
School of American Studies
Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)
American Identities on Stage:
20th Century American Drama International Postgraduate Conference
Call For Papers
To commemorate the Tennessee Williams's centennial, the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, will host a one-day international conference on 26 March 2011, focusing on theatrical representations of American identities. The invited keynote speaker is Professor Stephen Bottoms (University of Leeds).
Voices are central to the treatment of trauma, and it is this centrality that makes the connection between trauma and literature so rich. The narrative voice provides the victim a way to process and order the experience, and it is through this voice that those who hear it come into community with that person. Through this community, the number of those who bear witness multiplies, as does the number of those who are primary and secondary survivors.
Women's roles are historically remembered as primarily passive on both sides of "the color line": while White women's bodies have historically been protected and defended, women of color have been raped, beaten, mutilated, or ignored. These dual constructions, while often accurate and productive for highlighting the gendered and sexualized violence inflicted upon the bodies of women of color, leave a yawning void in both our understanding of minority communities' resistance to national, racialized forms of terrorism, and our cultural memory of white women's role in the public domain and their engagement in "the race question."
Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral polarizations. Subsequently, feminist studies re-framed debates about melodrama by studying it as a genre addressed to and about women. Moving from a focus on domestic and family dramas, scholarship of the last few decades now exhibits a newfound interest in melodrama as a mode representative of socio-cultural conditions, particularly in transcolonial and transnational contexts.
Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege
"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)
The McGill English Department's Seventeenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place in Montreal from March 4 to 6, 2011. The conference will centre on issues of luxury, commodity, and consumption in literature, and other texts and cultural artefacts.
Potential areas for study include, but are not limited to the following:
-class and social standing
-wealth and poverty, images of excess and need
-human rights (sexual freedoms, disability rights, etc.) versus social privilege
-the racialization of wealth and status
CHAPTER PROPOSAL CALL
Deadline: November 15, 2010
Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue
2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: "Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry"
CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010