The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and Moving Image is now accepting submissions for the 2nd issue. Editors welcome articles that fall under the broad rubric of the relations between cinema and philosophy.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2011 (abstracts) and June 1, 2011 (completed papers)
Areas include, but are not limited to:
*philosophy of cinema today
*epistemology and ontology of cinema and of the moving image
*the relationship film studies and philosophy of cinema
* the analytic/continental divide within philosophy of cinema
* new approaches and trends within the philosophy of cinema
*historical approaches to philosophy of cinema and film theory
*cinema as philosophy
Life Writing and Human Rights: Genres of Testimony
Literature and Emotions Conference
March 24-25 2011, University of Copenhagen
Call for Submissions:
MEDIA FIELDS JOURNAL ISSUE 3
DOCUMENTARY AND SPACE
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011.
Will's semantic slipperiness fascinated the Renaissance: in all manner of English and Scots texts of the period we find 'Will too boote, and Will in over-plus'. The structural conceit of the opening line of John Donne's poem, 'The Will' exemplifies a key thematic construct to be found in much early modern literature and a prevalent intellectual thread in the culture from which this literature emerges. Donne's poem - this willed enactment of the speaker's last will and testament to the world he will shortly leave behind in death - encapsulates the polyvocal qualities of the human 'will' and all that it signifies.
The deadline for McGill's Graduate Conference has been extended to January 14, 2011. The theme is luxury, commodity, privilege, and consumption in literature, film, and other texts and cultural artefacts.
We are honoured to be hosting Dr. George Toles (University of Manitoba) as our keynote speaker and to have secured a faculty address from Dr. Allan Hepburn (McGill).
Please find the call for papers below.
McGill English Graduate Conference Call for Papers Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege
"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School
Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University
March 19-20, 2011
This conference will consider the relationship between transgression and the sacred from a broad historical perspective in philosophy, literature and literary theory.
Plenary speakers for this conference: Professor Richard Kearney (Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College), Professor Fred Botting (Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingston University London), and Professor Sean Hand (Professor of French and Head of the Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick).
We welcome papers from established academics, postgraduate students and independent scholars.
"The sacred world depends on limited acts of transgression" (Georges Bataille, Eroticism)