With the increasing prevalence of cross-genre and hybrid forms of literature, the creative writer is faced with a new set of questions that need to be addressed. We are defining genre in its most basic sense: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, but are eager to see papers that push the boundaries of these categories. We seek to explore how this new perspective produces multi-faceted creative forms and raises new questions of craft. How does cross-pollination create a need for a new understanding of genre? How does multi-genre work repackage fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in new and interesting ways? What effect does the integration of the creative process into the academy have on our understanding of how genre works? How do we teach across genres?
2011 UTSA English Graduate Symposium
The 2011 UTSA English Graduate Student Symposium "Theory in the Flesh: Bodies of Scholarship, Activism, and Community"
Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio
May 7, 2011 at The University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX
Keynote Speaker: AnaLouise Keating
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011
A theory in the flesh means one where the physical realities of our lives-our skin color, the land or concrete we grew up on, our sexual longings-all fuse to create a politic born out of necessity. – This Bridge Called My Back
CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is 'Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures' and it takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from August 11-14, 2011.
CFP: Video Games as Films and TV and Vice Versa: Media Translation, Narrative Adaptation, and Multiple Instantiations
Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher:
The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
Keynote Speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Proposals are invited for a panel to be entitled "Documentary Techniques in Pornographic Film and Video" to be proposed for Visible Evidence 18, which is being held at New York University from August 11-14, 2011 (check out the conference website at: http://visibleevidence.org/). This particular panel of three presenters will explore a recent and profound trend that appears across pornographic genres: the emphasis on capturing "real" sex through narrative techniques typically found in the documentary film tradition.
The idea of 'authenticity' assumes that a work can be 'genuine', 'authoritative', 'legitimate': rooted in fact or truth. Yet the possibility of 'authentic' representation has always been haunted by the prospect of its antithesis, the 'fake' or fraud, and both have become increasingly difficult to define in our globalising world. We (re)adapt the notion of authenticity to our own lives and cultures, while the very act of declaring something 'authentic' may be construed as a form of dominance and/or rebellion. Although many theoretical perspectives have questioned the validity of 'authenticity' as a framework within aesthetic and cultural fields, it continues to inflect our understanding of past and present.
For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.
In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.
The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the University of Michigan, will host a conference, "Evidence and the Early Modern Period," on February 18-19, 2011. The deadline for submitting 300-word abstracts has been extended to December 31, 2010. Please find the call for papers below, and circulate it widely. Additionally, please send questions and submissions to Leila Watkins, Angela Heetderks, and Sarah Linwick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evidence and the Early Modern Period (Feb. 18-19, 2011)
The Great War: From Memory to History
An Inter-disciplinary Conference at The University of Western Ontario
10-12 November, 2011
There are now only a handful of surviving veterans of the Great War. Within a few years, we will lose even those who lived through the war as children on the home front. At that point, the war will pass from memory to history. This critical transition is at the heart of an international conference that seeks to examine the experience of the Great War from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.
A series of questions guide our discussions: