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The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, deadline July 1 for Fall 2011 issue

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 3:38pm
Ivy Tech Community College

Please see our current issue at The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. Our Fall 2011 issue continues to invite general submissions, both creative works and research-based articles, but we are issuing a particular call in two areas: Using Technology to enhance instruction and engage students, and Classroom Management to encourage creative learning across the disciplines. Deadline for submissions to our Fall issue is July 1. Please see the general guidelines at our website, and read the specific calls below.

Station to Station: An International & Nomadic Conference, 1-3 December 2011, proposals due 15 June 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:16pm
STATION TO STATION International conference organized by Didier Girard, Frederique Toudoire-Surlapierre and Jennifer K Dick for the research groups ILLE and CRESAT (Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse) and the international doctoral programme Cultural
Call for papers
(English Version--see our site for French, Italian, German & Spanish versions).

"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my life, or whether that station Will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

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