Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?
NeMLA, March 15 – 18, 2012.
Christopher Marlowe in Performance
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This panel will examine eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between violence, obscenity and humor. Novelists' use of the obscene joke is a tempered way to suppress the blurring lines of distinction between classes and to maintain hierarchy, a direct response to the changes in society and to the increasing sensitivity to vulgar subjects in polite society. This panel is interested in discovering how authors mobilize social anxiety through violence, obscenity and humor.
Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative
The American University of Paris
May 29 to June 1, 2012
Call for Papers:
Panel Name: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying"
Elizabeth Stone, Professor of English, Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, New York, NY 10023, Stone@Fordham.edu
Leah Anderst, Visiting Instructor of Writing, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY 10021, LAnderst@mmm.edu
Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis
The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts, cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year's conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details and registration visit www.stonybrook.edu/gradconf.
Call for Papers:
The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, which will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on February 23-25. Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the region, this year's theme will be "Panoramas and Prospects." We welcome panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the long eighteenth century. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2011.
MIDWEST GRADUATE MUSIC CONSORTIUM
Sixteenth Annual Meeting, 2-3 March 2012, Northwestern University.
The Midwest Graduate Music Consortium (MGMC) is a joint venture organized by graduate students from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, that allows graduate students and advanced undergraduates in various fields of music to come together and share ideas on a vast array of topics. Conferences are held annually on a rotating basis, at Madison, Chicago, or Evanston.
SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture
June 3-4, 2012
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department
Friday and Saturday, April 20 – 21, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Julian Yates, University of Delaware
Call for Papers
Asian American Performance, Dance, and Theatre History: A Critical Reader
Edited by Esther Kim Lee, Ron West, and Yutian Wong