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IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:30pm
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

Organized by the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 
and the Department of British, North American and Anglophone Studies, Saarland University

November 4-6, 2011
Schloss Leopoldskron

This conference intends to focus on the conjunction between the appeal and the rejection of "American culture" since the end of the Cold War. What factors are there on the affective level that make certain products/texts popular or unpopular? And more importantly, what happens when American culture becomes entangled in affective encounters with worldwide consumers?

IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:11pm
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

Organized by the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 
and the Department of British, North American and Anglophone Studies, Saarland University

November 4-6, 2011
Schloss Leopoldskron

This conference intends to focus on the conjunction between the appeal and the rejection of "American culture" since the end of the Cold War. What factors are there on the affective level that make certain products/texts popular or unpopular? And more importantly, what happens when American culture becomes entangled in affective encounters with worldwide consumers?

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II (1600-1850)

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 10:59am
Cristian Bratu (Baylor University)

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II 1600-1850 (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

The regular session on French literature (1600-1850) invites papers on an open topic. Please send 500-word abstracts or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by March 28, 2011.

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

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 5:02pm
LASA

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

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 8:57am
Anthology

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:

POETRY:
Chaucer's PROLOGUE;
Pope's THE RAPE OF THE LOCK;
Keats' ODE ON A GRECIAN URN, ODE TO AUTUMN & ODE TO PSYCHE.

DRAMA
Shakespeare's KING LEAR, TEMPEST and MACBETH.

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

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 12:14am
PAMLA

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

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Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:39pm
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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

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

www.globalresearchstudies.com/research_studies/evil_and_the_nature_of_th...

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

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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.

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