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Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:35am
Dr Kate Taylor-Jones and Dr Yan Ying. Bangor University WALES UK

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on questions of 'cultural translation' in all its forms and constructs. As global identity becomes increasingly defined by questions of communication across languages and cultures the role of 'translation' becomes key in the forging of new subjectivities.

Topics could include (although are not limited to) :

1. Adaption in literature, film and media

2. Interplay between East Asian nations

3. Construction of 'East Asia' as a theoretical/political/cultural concept

4. A focus on the interplay between 'East Asia' and the 'West'

5. Global Dissemination of East Asian Popular Culture.

Reviving and Revisioning Work: Examining Class

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:06pm
Second Annual University of Houston Graduate Literature Conference March 31, 2012

Between the recession, partisan rhetoric about class war, and the current Occupy movement, class has moved to the forefront of American political consciousness. Class is also something we can't avoid in the academy--whether we're talking about the relative place of men and women (Schell); WPAs, professors, and TAs (Bousquet, Scott); literature and composition (Miller); the university and the community (Mathieu); undergraduate students; or the literary canon and authors that we study. This is a kairotic moment to reexamine our assumptions about class and look more deeply at the class implications in our literature, our languages, our classrooms, and our communities.

Opera and Religion. due 11-1-2012

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:15pm
_Religion and the Arts_

_Religion and the Arts_ , a peer-reviewed scholarly journal from Boston College, is planning a special issue on Opera and Religion for its issue 17.2 (published in June, 2013). Articles on all aspects of Opera and all faith traditions will be considered. We prefer articles of between 4,000 and 9,000 words using parenthetical citation. Send complete articles to by October 1, 2012.

"Performing the Fantastic" - special issue (submission deadline 1 August 2012)

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:25pm
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA) is inviting contributions for a special issue on "Performing the Fantastic." Performance in this context encompasses any of the performing arts, broadly defined, such as theatre, music, dance, magic, and/or ritual. Articles between 5,000–9,000 words might address, but are by no means limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (DEADLINE EXTENDED - 12/15)

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:21am
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

CFP: Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:09am
Association of Theater in Higher Education

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) at the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate," and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 2-5, 2012.

CFP - Celebrity Studies Journal Inaugural Conference

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:54am
James Bennett and Sean Redmon

Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference – CFP

When: December 12-14th, 2012

Where: Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for abstracts and panels: March 5th 2012 (individual papers: 500words, +50 word bio; and for 3x person panels: panel title, lead/contact person; 3x 500 word abstracts, plus 3x individual 50 word biographies)

Successful abstracts notified by: 6th April


Conference Website:

Violence in Theory and Practice (March 16-18th, 2012)

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 7:42pm
University of Ottawa English Dept. - Graduate Students' Association

In Theory and Practice
March 16-18, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

Religion and Theatre Emerging Scholars Panel 2012

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 11:08am
Association of Theatre in Higher Education - Religion and Theatre Focus Group

Call ForPapers
Emerging Scholars Panel 2012 - Religion and Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2012 Conference
Washington, DC, August 2-5, 2012
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
"Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate"

The Religion and Theatre Focus Group is invested in assisting scholars who work with the intersection of theatre/performance practice with religion/spirituality. How have theatre and performance coincided with religiously motivated innovation? What are the religious or spiritual components of theatrical, artistic, cultural, political, linguistic, or economical innovation, and what are their performative counterparts?