This is a call for papers for a panel on "Politics of Literary Storytelling" for the conference on "Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative" that will take place in May 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic. Our panel will explore storytelling across genres of Postmodern fiction, involving plays, short stories, and novels, seeking to answer some of the following questions: Do stories of individual experience have a better capacity to effect social change when they are related through multiple or fragmented narrators? The Postmodern exercise seems to focus on this type of storytelling, but does it actually have any political potential, and if so, how?
The lines quoted in the title of the conference from W.B. Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium," which are recalled by one of the characters in Marina Warner's novel In a Dark Wood, bring to light the theme of this year's Literature in English Symposium: Travelling in space and time.
The idea of a journey is inherently connected with changing places and movement, but, through reading, we can traverse space and time, continents and cultures, whilst remaining static.
Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Studies
SWTX PCA/ACA 33rd Annual Conference celebrating
"Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 8 - 11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Proposal submission location: http://conference2012.swtxpca.org
Call for Papers
"Performances of Citizenship"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2012 Conference
August 2-5, 2012; Washington D.C.
I am looking for panelists to fill out a session for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2012. The panel, which will be sponsored by the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of nationalism and citizenship. How do people enact belonging to (or separation from) a nation through performances of citizenship? Possible performances may include (but are certainly not limited to):
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine
Volume II: 2012, "Queer Interventions and Intersections"
Journal Publication Date: April 15, 2012
Deadline for the submission of papers: January 1, 2012
Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the second volume will be "Queer Interventions and Intersections."
The Catastrophe of Contact: Surviving the Endless Aftermath in Indigenous Communities around the World
Organizer: Brenda Machosky, University of Hawai`i West O`ahu
Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies
The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
LSU Student Union
February 16th & 17th, 2012
Keynote Address by Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University
C PRACSIS International Conference on
JANUARY 21 & 22, 2012 • CHENNAI, INDIA
in association with Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
"The space of our primary perception, the space of our dreams and that of our passions hold within themselves qualities that seem intrinsic: there is a light, ethereal, transparent space, or again a dark, rough, encumbered space; a space from above, of summits, or on the contrary a space from below of mud; or again a space that can be flowing like sparkling water, or space that is fixed, congealed, like stone or crystal."
—Michael Foucault, "Other Spaces"
Call for Papers
PCA/ACA (Boston, April 11-14, 2012)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
Film adaptation considers all paper topics. To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http://ncp.pcaaca.org.
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Instructions are also available at: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/instructions.php
DR. R.C. PRASAD MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
PATRON – DR. BINDESHWAR PATHAK
Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement
Dr. Samir Kumar Sharma
Dr. RC Prasad Memorial Committee