Subscribe to RSS - theory


[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Conference April 20-23 Deadline extended to Dec. 31

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 4:44pm
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association

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:

Special Issue, Dalhousie French Studies: Women from the Maghreb

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 1:30pm
Dalhousie French Studies

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.

Virgin Envy: Contemporary Approaches to Virginity in Literature and Arts

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:08am
Canadian Comparative Literature Association/Canadian Association of Hispanists, New Brunswick, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

[UPDATE / near deadline] "animal.machine.sovereign." Graduate conference

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 1:30am
Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo

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:


Monday, December 27, 2010 - 12:22pm
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

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."


Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 11:46pm
Kate Chopin International Society

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 by January 15, 2011.

"Soldiering: The Afterlife of a Modern Experience", April 23-24, 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 2:50pm
Harvard Interdisciplinary Huamnities Graduate Student Conference


The Afterlife of a Modern Experience

The Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, April 23-24, 2011

Indian Fiction in English

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 11:57am
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism

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_,