Since its premiere on January 5, 2009, the Canadian Broadcasting Company's Being Erica has delighted fans in its native Canada and gained a considerable following as a syndicated export in a number of other countries, including Australia, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. At the same time, the program seems to have confounded many media critics. On one hand, precious little "writing" about the program actually exists despite its swift release to DVD (usually a sign of both popularity and potential profitability—both typically strong indicators of media interest as well as scholarly pursuit).
The University of Tennessee Press plans to publish a volume of essays entitled: Iris Murdoch: Influence and Influences as part of its Tennessee Studies in Literature series. The volume will include studies of Murdoch's influence on philosophy and literature, as well as influences upon Murdoch in these two areas, broadly defined. Other related topics will be considered, e.g. biographical or political considerations affecting her work and/or her influence. Abstracts of 500 words are requested by December 3, 2010; responses will be sent by March 31, 2011. Final drafts of accepted papers will be expected by July 31, 2011. Publication date is anticipated to be in 2012.
Suburbs, Representation and Innovation
Kingston University, United Kingdom, 17-18 June 2011
This collection of scholarly essays for an edited volume aims to explore the writings of the Iranian diaspora, particularly outside of the North American context. While in recent years, due the rising number of books in English, there have been a few studies focusing on Iranian writing emerging from America in English, far less scholarship has been dedicated to the study of Iranian writing across the globe and in other languages. This collection, therefore, focuses on Iranian fiction or autobiographical writings across the globe and various languages.
Call for Papers
35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,
May 23rd – 29th, 2011
East︱West : Deterritorialization, Negotiation, Glocalization
All topics in philosophy and literature relating to the East, the West, or the relation between both are all welcome.
※Deadline for Submissions: 15 October, 2010
For submissions and more information, please visit http:// www.iapl.info
The Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on February 24-25th, 2011.
Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011
Call for Papers: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture. Any
Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.
Some topics could include:
COMICS TO FILM
ACLA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada,
March 31- April 3, 2011
Proposals are now accepted for the ACLA panel titled "Migrations".
From Jane Gallop's 'French Theory and the Seduction of Feminism', Meaghan Morris' 'Room 101 or A Few Worst Things in The World' to Douglas Kellner's 'Baudrillard's Affront to Feminism,' the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard has been widely condemned in the 80s and 90s as an anti-feminist philosopher. This criticism makes some sense: Baudrillard's major mistake has indeed been his caricaturizing of feminism and feminist theory as mere emancipation or equal rights discourse.
This session invites papers on Lacan's own readings of medieval ethics,philosophy and literature; dialogue between Lacan's
writings and specific texts/authors; the often but not inevitably vexed relationship between Lacan and historicism. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO 9/27/2010.