The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?
AVANCA | CINEMA 2011
International Conference Cinema – Art. Technology, Communication
Date: 20 to 24 July 2011
Place: Avanca – Portugal
Call for papers until 31 March 2011
The excellent ambiance experienced in July 2010 is the best invitation to come back in 2011 for the conference that links perspectives, singularities and historical references to a creative, mental and expositive avalanche particular of the research and development world.
Cinema is the aggregator pole where paths are open to several exhibitions and debates, aiming to provide a privileged space for sharing the most innovative thing that's done in the world.
CALL FOR PAPERS "ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS" Issue 9/2011 - with the theme "MASKS"
(Each issue of ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS is organized around a theme and it comprises scholarly articles written in Romanian, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Examples of themes we have explored in the past: Orient - Occident; Identity and Otherness; Exoduses; Power; Centre and Periphery; Rational - Irrational; Smile and Laughter; Other Worlds.)
Are we still postmodern? 'post'-feminist? How does poetics and feminisms intersect in contemporary poetry? Where is the debate now? How does theory/poetries perform 'us' now?
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Time.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Birth / Death
The 'Golden Age'
Vol. 38 No. 1 (March 2012)
Submissions due August 15, 2011
In the beginning was murder. Then came drama: the hair-tearing (or eye-gouging) discovery of one's own overweening hubris, the inconsolable grieving over the loss of the most basic sense of humanity, and, simply, more killing. Indeed, murderers are significant figures in what Erich Auerbach would call "scenes of drama from European literature": Cain, Oedipus, Medea, the parricides in Dante's inferno, and Shakespeare's army of villains. Acts of killing in these literary texts not only contribute to the excitement of the drama, but also make imperative a rethinking of social order, justice, morality, state power, and human-God relations.
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext
A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, UK, 18th-19th June 2011
'The Historical Uncanny: Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'
'The Talking Picture: Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2011 Milwaukee, WI!
The African Studies 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, WI from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October, 2011.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent.
Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012
As interest in Gothic studies grows exponentially, what is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. At this conference we will explore not only the origins of the Gothic, but the evolution of the genre.
Papers which explore any aspect of the Gothic in literature, film, and other media are encouraged.
Topics which could be explored include: