Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County depicts an Oklahoma family dealing with the hardships of death, discord, substance abuse, and other problems while confined by "the Plains." Letts sets the play in a claustrophobic space, a house with the windows covered, to make a statement about life on the plains. His study about family requires the audience to evaluate whether or not the Plains is a distinct place, or if the concerns are of larger import.
Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University
March 31 - April 1, 2012
University College Falmouth inc. Dartington College of Arts
invites you to
1st-2nd September 2012
Deadline for proposals: 31st March 2012
Across disciplines academics and artists are researching and creating practices that are highly contextual (determined by the environment in which they are located), exploring ways of articulating specific environments, spaces or places. This conference examines a specific problematic that attends the dissemination of this work: how to engage with 'being there' when 'there' is not here?
4th Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners
Friday 21st September 2012 – Sunday 23rd September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2012
In the Myths and Fairy Tales Area, panels are now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.
7th Global Conference
Tuesday 11th September – Thursday 13th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Papers
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.
33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches, areas, and time periods are welcome.
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
The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2012) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to: