This session seeks papers on any aspect of English Renaissance literature. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email address – to Kirsten Inglis (email@example.com) by March 1, 2012. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2012. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites paper proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012.
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.
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.
_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 firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2012.
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:
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.
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.
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: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/scca/events/celebrity/
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.