The Fat Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association solicits proposals of either full panels, roundtables, individual papers, or forms of artistic expression for its annual conference. Critical discussions of fat, thin, and body size are welcome, especially those that either consider or counter phobic constructions of the present-day.
Things Unspeakable: Theatre after 1945
an international, interdisciplinary conference on theatre and human rights
University of York, UK
7-9 October 2011
Participants and speakers include:
Ice and Fire Theatre Company
Professor Catherine Cole, Berkeley
David Edgar, playwright
Professor Erik Ehn, Brown
Professor Carol Martin, NYU
Professor Gay McAuley, University of Sydney
Nighat Rizvi, actress and activist, Pakistan
Rt Hon. Albie Sachs, South Africa
Professor Carole-Anne Upton, editor of Performing Ethos,
University of Ulster
Katharine Viner, Deputy Editor, Guardian
As mothers, writers, theater managers, shop owners, actresses, and artists, among other occupations, women frequently worked with each other to advance individual and sometimes collective goals. This panel invites papers that explore the ways women used their ability to network as a means of creating new work spaces and types of work for themselves, negotiating new areas of influence, and transforming the commercial literary marketplace in a number of capacities.
Moving Forward is a conference designed by and for the postgraduate population. It aims to bring postgraduate students together from different departments, disciplines and universities, and in doing so, to help foster a sense of collective identity and create a forum for the discussion and debate of common issues. The conference also provides an annual opportunity for students to establish and maintain academic networks and to present past, current and proposed work in a supportive yet professional atmosphere.
Papers which engage with this year's theme 'Impact or Impasse: Postgraduate Research Beyond Academia' are welcomed from any of the Arts and Social Sciences disciplines. At Aberdeen, these include:
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)
This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.
Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Friday, Oct 14- Sunday, Oct 16.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR works about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Film and Theatre
- Pop Culture
- Music and Visual art
- Television, including True Blood and Justified
Conference: UCLA's 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference
Panel Topic: Crossing Borders and Queer Styles
Location: University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Dates: October 14th to 15th 2011 (Abstracts Due: May 8th 2011)
Deadline for Abstracts Extended to May 15, 2011. We invite submissions in any way related to the conference theme from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. Abstracts should be emailed to email@example.com. The conference will take place on October 14 and 15, 2011 at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit the conference website at http://eapsu2011.weebly.com/.
Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*
Emory University, Atlanta GA
November 3-5, 2011
This is why we stay with poetry. And despite our consenting to all the indisputable technologies; despite seeing the political leap that must be managed..., the full load of knowledge to be tamed..., at the bow there is still something we now share: this murmur, cloud or rain or peaceful smoke. …We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone.
– Édouard Glissant