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« Dey don't belong » : Exclusion and integration in American interwar literature. May 13th, 2011.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 4:12am
Université Rennes 2, France

American society in the aftermath of WWI is distinguished by an effort to define itself resulting from a desire of emancipation from the then prevailing European model. All over the country important transformations took place with industrialization and the growing impact of capitalism or multiple immigration waves. On cultural and artistic grounds, such an incentive can be exemplified by the emergence of new forms.

Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts (interdisciplinary conference)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:13pm
Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh

Conference CfP:

'Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts'

The University of Edinburgh, UK, May 28-29 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr. Johanna Oksala (University of Dundee)

[UPDATED] Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works DEADLINE 12 Nov 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 3:06pm
Regina Yung Lee / American Comparative Literature Association

This panel at the ACLA annual meeting (Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011) seeks to actively engage with the transnational, translational, affective, and transformative aspects of fandom communities, especially in (but not limited to) new media contexts. As Donna Haraway puts it, "when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?" What are fan culture's canon and literacies? Who actively reads fandom's texts, and what does that literacy entail? What social constructs govern and emerge from these subcultural activities? And whose purposes do these questions serve?

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:14pm
Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole. Authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, among many others, consider historical or imagined catastrophes that usher in new sensibilities, while simultaneously shattering connections to the past. Traditionally, apocalypse narratives attempt to assert order and coherence where none previously existed. Does apocalypse literature still presume control over disaster? What has apocalypse literature come to signify in the U.S.? What does apocalypse literature offer? How have imagined or real endings come to be portrayed in American literature?

Defining the Postcontemporary

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:09am
Christopher Brooks

At the ACLA in Vancouver I am chairing a panel on Postcontemporary thought. Some presenters are interested in the possibility of publishing an essay collection on that subject. Of course, a good collection will need more essays than this panel would yield, and I would like diverse, even global, perspectives.

CFP: Children in Film

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 7:11am
SWTXPCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.( Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's film.

RAW MATERIAL. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 19-20, 2011

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:44pm
Northeastern University Graduate Student Association

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