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IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:30pm
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Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

Organized by the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 
and the Department of British, North American and Anglophone Studies, Saarland University

November 4-6, 2011
Schloss Leopoldskron

This conference intends to focus on the conjunction between the appeal and the rejection of "American culture" since the end of the Cold War. What factors are there on the affective level that make certain products/texts popular or unpopular? And more importantly, what happens when American culture becomes entangled in affective encounters with worldwide consumers?

IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

Organized by the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 
and the Department of British, North American and Anglophone Studies, Saarland University

November 4-6, 2011
Schloss Leopoldskron

This conference intends to focus on the conjunction between the appeal and the rejection of "American culture" since the end of the Cold War. What factors are there on the affective level that make certain products/texts popular or unpopular? And more importantly, what happens when American culture becomes entangled in affective encounters with worldwide consumers?

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II (1600-1850)

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 10:59am
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Cristian Bratu (Baylor University)

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II 1600-1850 (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

The regular session on French literature (1600-1850) invites papers on an open topic. Please send 500-word abstracts or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by March 28, 2011.

LASA 2012 (San Francisco) "The Nature of Things: Material Culture in Latin America"

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 5:02pm
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LASA

Material culture has played a central role in Latin American history and in the definition of national identities, especially when it has taken the form of objects and commodities. Nevertheless, the links between material culture and cultural production in Latin America pertain to an area of study that is relatively unexplored. The aim of this panel is to examine the relationship between the circulation of material objects and Latin American literature and cinema, by analyzing those spaces where culture and the world of material objects interacts.

CRITICAL ESSAYS (Anthologies); 9 May 2011

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 8:57am
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Anthology

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays based on original research are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out separately on each of the following works with a view to providing postgraduate scholars and teachers with new critical insights and perspectives. The anthologies will be published in the form of a series by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.

The texts on which essays must be focused include:

POETRY:
Chaucer's PROLOGUE;
Pope's THE RAPE OF THE LOCK;
Keats' ODE ON A GRECIAN URN, ODE TO AUTUMN & ODE TO PSYCHE.

DRAMA
Shakespeare's KING LEAR, TEMPEST and MACBETH.

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 11/5-11/6 , 2011

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 12:14am
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PAMLA
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The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Constructing Spaces in Literature, Linguistics and Culture - May 6-7th, 2011

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Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:39pm
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

13th Annual Conference on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California Santa Barbara

CALL FOR PAPERS

Space as a multidimensional concept has been constructed by humans through languages, arts, politics, and history. Our realities are a result of our interpretation of the space of which we are part. Such spaces are cultural, emotional, and sacred in nature, among others. It also creates limits and boundaries that need to be challenged.
Our intention in this conference is to question and explore such limits and boundaries established by languages, literary works, and cultural movements with an interdisciplinary approach.

1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

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Friday, February 25, 2011 - 12:43pm
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Global Research Studies

Call for Papers!
1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

www.globalresearchstudies.com/research_studies/evil_and_the_nature_of_th...

September 12-14, 2011 – Washington Univ. – Charles F. Knight Center – St. Louis, MO

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2011

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
THOMAS HARDY, Far from the Madding Crowd

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnational- SAMLA- Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:40pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association- SAMLA
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Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism
Azade Seyhan writes, " 'Two moves amount to a fire,' a Turkish saying goes. Multiple migrations end in the loss of our homes, possessions, and memorabilia. When the smoke clears, we are faced with charred pieces of identification, shards of language, burned tongues, and cultural fragments. However, from this site of fire, the phoenix of a transnational, bi- and multilingual literature has arisen." This panel aims to explore such a transnational identity and transnational phenomena through their representation in literature- poetry, slogans, short stories, novellas and novels.

The Fictions of Peace (Abstracts due March 25, 2011 // Session date: November 5-6)

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:33pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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This panel seeks papers on works of cinematic and ancient or modern literary fiction that explore the challenges and possibilities of peace, the achievement of it, the quest for it, the anxieties of adhering to it.

Please submit your abstract online at:

http://www.pamla.org/2011/topics/fictions-peace

The Crossdisciplinary Consortium -- April 22 & 23, 2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:58pm
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The Fourth Annual Crossdisciplinary Consortium Conference at CU Boulder
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The CROSSDISCIPLINARY CONSORTIUM is a conference hosted by a collaboration of University of Colorado at Boulder departments, programs, resident scholars, and student organizations. The Consortium is designed to spotlight scholars from all academic institutions, at all levels, and in all fields, including undergraduates, graduate students, junior faculty, full faculty, and independent writers. The mission of the Consortium project is to bring together thinkers in different areas of inquiry, with an emphasis especially on literature, philosophy, classics & rhetoric, art & art history, visual culture & media, and the social sciences (including questions of technology, economics, and global contexts).

Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 1

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:21pm
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Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA. The panel welcomes proposals that analyze any aspect of the topic including fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Proposals may interpret "America" and "American" broadly, and panelists are welcome but not required to consider the special convention focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World."

By May 1, 2011, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at scott.st.pierre [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu.

[speakers update] Singapore - The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:14am
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NTU~Singapore
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The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU.

*Main Speakers [Update]~ Brian McHale has been added to the list of main speakers:

Shirley Chew
Iftikhar Dadi
Reed Dasenbrock
Keith Hopper
Brian McHale
Brian Richardson
Lisa Samuels
Ronald Schleifer

CFP Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:35am
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Cine-Excess - Brunel University

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

cfp Scritture migranti n.5/2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:09am
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Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali - Dept. of Italian, University of Bologna

CALL FOR PAPERS N.5/2011
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 5/2011) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by May 15, 2011 to the editorial committee: redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it.

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