Politics of Place is a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduates. It publishes exceptional research focusing on the relationship between culture and spatiality in works of literature, engaging particularly with issues of nationhood, community, class, marginality, and the self. The journal places specific emphasis on the complex interactions between physical environments and human activity.
"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."
The Students of English Studies Association (SESA) of California State University, Fresno, in collaboration with Rasquache, and the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA), announces its call for papers for the 2011-2012 publication of Motley.
We welcome papers related to the theme:
Diversity/Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture
Religious travel is found in many of the world's greatest literary works, from the pilgrims going to Canterbury to Tripitaka collecting the sacred scrolls in India to Las Casas traveling around the New World to Dante ascending from Hell into Paradise--just to name a few well-known examples.
Presentations on any topic related to literary depictions of religious travel--anything from literal depictions of pilgrimage or mission to metaphorical depictions of spiritual journeying or ascension--are welcome. Source material may come from any religious tradition and geographic region, and genres may include both textual and performed materials (e.g., plays, songs, movies).
Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 30, 2012
Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.
Please e-mail 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, at email@example.com/
Borrowers & Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, is soliciting contributors to a composite (and possibly collaborative) review of Punchdrunk's New York City production of Sleep No More, an ongoing interactive performance project based on Macbeth. Meant in part to accommodate and record the experience of attending this production, this composite review will attempt to capture the dynamic in which each audience member's participation in the performance yields a unique dramatic experience.
This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states. What extent do we have control over our dreams? What is the purpose of dreaming, if such purpose exists? What of other, dream-like altered states of consciousness?
This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Sunday, April 22, 2012.
Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance
An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
21st - 23rd March, 2013
School of English, University of St Andrews
'If a lie had no more faces but one, as truth had, we should be in farre better termes than we are: For whatsoever a lier should say, we would take it in a contrarie sense. But the opposite of truth has many shapes, and an undefinite field.'
Michel de Montaigne, 'Of Lyers' (Florio translation -1603)
This conference, hosted over two days in two cities, has a double focus. 'Transforming Early Modern Identities' will examine both how the concept of the early modern self is being transformed by recent scholarly works exploring early modern literature and culture, and also how the process of transformation itself was foundational to the ways in which early modern subject positions were negotiated. In the twenty-first century, we remain fascinated with notions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century subjectivity.
Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on "The Adventures of Tintin." Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social issues explored in the Tintin universe and intended to appeal to the intelligent lay reader.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Conference Date: June 25-27, 2013
Organized by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, with the participation of Institut d'Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon, France
Simone Bignall (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Joyce C. H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Brett Neilson (University of West Sydney, Australia)
Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University, USA)
Marcelo Svirksy (University of Wollongong, Australia)
*Other speakers to be confirmed