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:
From the revolutionaries of Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers, the heroines in films by directors such as Nadir Moknèche, Raja Amari and Laïla Marrakchi, to the feminist voices of Hélé Béji's and Gisèle Halimi's texts or the incisive critique of phallocentric discourse of Fatima Mernissi's essays, women from the Maghreb have and continue to be associated with the hopes of modernity, freedom, and democracy. In the 21st century, they have emerged as important players in the socio-political and cultural transformations that have taken place since independence from France.
Virginity has long been a trope found in literary and cultural texts, however, how do we understand virginity and why does it matter become two questions worthy of consideration. This joint-panel between the Canadian Comparative Literature Association and the Canadian Association of Hispanists aims to work through the poetics and politics of virginity in narrative, poetry, cinema, graphic novels, and popular culture. In many regards, though virginity has been studied, particularly in Medieval Literature, and aspects of Renaissance and Classical Literature, we have yet to see much consideration of virginity as a theoretical problem in modern texts.
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 (UPDATED and reposted to account for the holidays)
Bridging Imaginations: South Asian Diaspora in Australia
Edited by Amit Sarwal
Event: April 15-16, 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 3, 2011
Timothy Campbell (Cornell University)
Catherine Malabou (University of Paris X-Nanterre)
David E. Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)
2011 Graduate Student Conference
Department of Comparative Literature
State University of New York at Buffalo
For more information, please visit the conference website at:
Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts
The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for conference presentations on the topic of inter- and intra-textuality. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Timothy Seiber, from the University of Redlands Johnston Center; he will be presenting a talk entitled "Total Ecology: An Investigation of Bodies, Media, and Texts."
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.
Proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin's life or work will be considered. Please send a presentation title, your name and affiliation, and 1-2 sentences about the content of the proposed presentation.
Send all submissions to Dr. Emily Toth at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2011.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Afterlife of a Modern Experience
The Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference
The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, April 23-24, 2011
Contributions are invited for a special issue of _In-between_ which proposes to focus on close textual readings, interpretative analysis as well readings of the Indian English fiction in the light of current critical view-points. Comparative studies will be considered. Articles may not be longer than four thousand words.
Gulshan Taneja, Editor, _In-between_,