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Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (6/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 7:58pm
Drs. Comer and Vayo

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film

In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.

[UPDATE] Creatures of the Night October 2011 EXTENDED DEADLINE

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 5:57pm
M.A. Nadine Farghaly, Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria

October 20 – October 22, 2011 – Salzburg, Austria

This is the first conference for young academics at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg, Austria. The conference committee seeks papers on a variety of topics all connected to the overall theme "Creatures of the Night."
Our goals are to create a welcoming and warm environment for young academics who are looking forward to present their unique ideas to other participants. Furthermore, we want to offer a stage where academics can not only share and support their research interests, but where they can also engage in an academic discourse and can connect with people in their respective fields.

[UPDATE] Festivity and its Malcontents

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:26am
Special Session at the 2011 M/MLA in St. Louis

This special session at the 2011 M/MLA conference invites papers that explore the multitude of functions, forms, enactments, and critiques of festivity and the festive spirit in 20th - and 21st-century world literature, the arts, mass media and new media.

[UPDATE] Indigenous Studies - MPCA/ACA; Oct 14-16, 2011, Milwaukee, WI

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 12:48am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Panel/paper proposal - DEADLINE EXTENSION: 15 MAY 2011

The Indigenous 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 Milwaukee Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED! Twentieth Century Studies

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:59pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

Extended Deadline Humanism at Large conference 15th May

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:54am
University College Falmouth/Exeter University

Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth

Keynote Speaker: Professor Niyi Osundare (University of Ibadan/University of New Orleans)
Second keynote: TBA

This conference is intended to provide a forum for those teaching and researching in Humanities disciplines to explore the current state of of the Humanist project in light of current shifts in global knowledge economies. The title, echoing the title of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, signals our focus on the relation between universities, global economies and local identities.

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference - Proposals due June 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 3:53pm
MFA Art Criticism & Writing, School of Visual Arts

Call for Proposals

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference
Mapping the Intersection of Art and Technology

School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 3, 2011
Facebook page:

Proposals due June 30, 2011 to

2011 SAMLA Session (abstracts by May 31): Avant-Garde Modernity: Revolutions in Poetry and Art from Romanticism to Postmodernism

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:35pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association special session, Nov 4-6 in Atlanta

This session will explore the theory and historiography of avant-garde artistic practices in literature and the visual arts. Papers tracing various lines of avant-garde lineage and intersections of poetics and art-making practices outside of the traditional delineations of the historical avant-garde are welcome, as well as papers that redefine the avant-garde as such, argue for the possibility or impossibility of a contemporary "avant-garde," examine the relationship of Modernity and/or Modernism with avant-gardism, or theorize the implications of the historical avant-garde for contemporary literary and artistic practice, criticism, and scholarship.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:24am
University of Central Oklahoma


Conference Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2011
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 26, 2011
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 10, 2011

150 WORD ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications: