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?
Locating Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century (working title)
Editors: Kelli Marshall and Gabrielle Malcolm / Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
CRAS is pleased to announce the plenary speakers, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. The new deadline for proposal submissions is 15 July 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Aesthetic of Renewal or "Everything Old is New Again"
3 - 6 November, 2011
Carleton University's Centre for Research in American Studies invites submissions for the annual conference for the Canadian Association of American Studies to be held in Ottawa, Ontario from November 3rd - 6th, 2011. This year's theme is: "The Aesthetics of Renewal or 'Everything Old is New Again.'"
This seminar seeks papers exploring African-American women's lynching narratives. How have black women writers used their texts (literary, visual, performance, etc.) to protest 'lynch law' and record its impact on American racial and gender formations? What remains unexplored? Possible authors/artists include Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Kara Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Georgia Douglas Johnson. Please send a 1-page abstract and brief biographical statement to Courtney D. Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org) with 'NEMLA' in subject line.
The NeMLA conference takes place from March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, New York.
Submissions are invited for a forthcoming special book to be published in early 2012, entitled The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative industries, compiled by Prof. Dr. Giep Hagoort (Utrecht University/Utrecht School of the Arts), assoc. Prof. Dr A. Thomassen (Auckland University of Technology), Drs. R. Kooyman (Ars Nova).
This panel seeks papers concerning the stage life of African-American characters in 20th century drama. How has the portrayal of the black body changed in the last hundred years? What signifance does the historical traditions of blacks in theater play in current performance? How has the adaptation of literature to the stage aided or hindered the portrayal of African-Americans in modern productions? Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Jenna Clark Embrey (email@example.com)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Performing Religion in Public: Acts of faith in the public sphere
"Shakespeare and the Natural World", Call for Papers
A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London
March 29-31, 2012
Call For Papers:
The inaugural launch of this global research and publications project on Writing will explore the many facets of writing from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to explore the many intertextual and intersemiotic facets of writing as they exists in the digital age but also taking into account the historical forces, process and mechanisms, their relationships to contemporary writing forms, and the possibilities of future directions. 'All writing comes from somewhere' and with this axiom in mind this project will not only examine the pragmatic elements of writing but also the complex issues concerning the metafunctions of writing as a creative and purposeful process across various disciplines.