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.
Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism
This panel seeks papers on works of cinematic and ancient or modern literary fiction that explore the challenges and possibilities of peace, the achievement of it, the quest for it, the anxieties of adhering to it.
Please submit your abstract online at:
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).
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 scott.st.pierre [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu.
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:
The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents
Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess
CALL FOR PAPERS N.5/2011
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 5/2011) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by May 15, 2011 to the editorial committee: email@example.com.
accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012). Note that this proposal is for a guaranteed session sponsored by the Law as Literature Discussion Group.
Law and Corporeality in Literature
This panel considers how the law regulates the body/bodies in literature and other media. Papers considering gender, race, and ethnicity are especially encouraged. 300-word abstract and bio by 5 March 2011; April Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seeking panelists for a proposed American Literary Translators Association session on the literary translation of film screenplays. Translators who work in this genre as well as interested screenwriters, scholars, and members of the publishing industry are invited to participate. Panelists will present their topics (10-15 minutes each) in a communicative fashion rather than reading directly from papers. Please send a 100-word abstract and a 100-word bio to email@example.com by April 11.
Essays for a forthcoming collection on Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film
Due: July 4, 2011
Edited by Dr. Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón
Proposals are sought for an edited collection entitled Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film, a collection slated to be published by Centipede Press in their long-established Studies in the Horror Film series.