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LASA 2012 (San Francisco) "The Nature of Things: Material Culture in Latin America"

Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 5:02pm

Material culture has played a central role in Latin American history and in the definition of national identities, especially when it has taken the form of objects and commodities. Nevertheless, the links between material culture and cultural production in Latin America pertain to an area of study that is relatively unexplored. The aim of this panel is to examine the relationship between the circulation of material objects and Latin American literature and cinema, by analyzing those spaces where culture and the world of material objects interacts.

CRITICAL ESSAYS (Anthologies); 9 May 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 8:57am

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays based on original research are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out separately on each of the following works with a view to providing postgraduate scholars and teachers with new critical insights and perspectives. The anthologies will be published in the form of a series by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.

The texts on which essays must be focused include:

Chaucer's PROLOGUE;


2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 11/5-11/6 , 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 12:14am

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?

Constructing Spaces in Literature, Linguistics and Culture - May 6-7th, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:39pm

13th Annual Conference on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California Santa Barbara


Space as a multidimensional concept has been constructed by humans through languages, arts, politics, and history. Our realities are a result of our interpretation of the space of which we are part. Such spaces are cultural, emotional, and sacred in nature, among others. It also creates limits and boundaries that need to be challenged.
Our intention in this conference is to question and explore such limits and boundaries established by languages, literary works, and cultural movements with an interdisciplinary approach.

1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 12:43pm
Global Research Studies

Call for Papers!
1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

September 12-14, 2011 – Washington Univ. – Charles F. Knight Center – St. Louis, MO

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2011

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
THOMAS HARDY, Far from the Madding Crowd

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnational- SAMLA- Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:40pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association- SAMLA

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism
Azade Seyhan writes, " 'Two moves amount to a fire,' a Turkish saying goes. Multiple migrations end in the loss of our homes, possessions, and memorabilia. When the smoke clears, we are faced with charred pieces of identification, shards of language, burned tongues, and cultural fragments. However, from this site of fire, the phoenix of a transnational, bi- and multilingual literature has arisen." This panel aims to explore such a transnational identity and transnational phenomena through their representation in literature- poetry, slogans, short stories, novellas and novels.

The Crossdisciplinary Consortium -- April 22 & 23, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:58pm
The Fourth Annual Crossdisciplinary Consortium Conference at CU Boulder

The CROSSDISCIPLINARY CONSORTIUM is a conference hosted by a collaboration of University of Colorado at Boulder departments, programs, resident scholars, and student organizations. The Consortium is designed to spotlight scholars from all academic institutions, at all levels, and in all fields, including undergraduates, graduate students, junior faculty, full faculty, and independent writers. The mission of the Consortium project is to bring together thinkers in different areas of inquiry, with an emphasis especially on literature, philosophy, classics & rhetoric, art & art history, visual culture & media, and the social sciences (including questions of technology, economics, and global contexts).

Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 1

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:21pm
Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA. The panel welcomes proposals that analyze any aspect of the topic including fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Proposals may interpret "America" and "American" broadly, and panelists are welcome but not required to consider the special convention focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World."

By May 1, 2011, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu.

[speakers update] Singapore - The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:14am

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU.

*Main Speakers [Update]~ Brian McHale has been added to the list of main speakers:

Shirley Chew
Iftikhar Dadi
Reed Dasenbrock
Keith Hopper
Brian McHale
Brian Richardson
Lisa Samuels
Ronald Schleifer