category: theory

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk: The Clashing of Ideals and Realities in American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
michelle.stonis [at] csulb.edu

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of “proper” parenting have been disseminated through popular culture.

New Approaches to Teaching Langston Hughes’s Writings (January 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Boston, MA)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Abstracts focusing on innovative ways of teaching Hughes’s texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society.

Narrating Value in the Long Eighteenth Century (MLA 2013; abstracts due 3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Newman/Department of English, Temple University
contact email: 
snewman@temple.edu

How do various ways of valuing objects and people—among them, moral philosophy, aesthetics, and political economy—emerge, conflict with, and complement each other during the Long Eighteenth Century (c. 1660-1830)?

REMINDER - CFP From Akira to Zizek: Comics & Cultural Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Comics journal
contact email: 
studiesincomics@googlemail.com

From Akira to Žižek: Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

LCTC

full name / name of organization: 
7th Annual International Conference Language and Communication through Culture
contact email: 
s.lobanov@rsu.edu.ru

The conference is dedicated to problems of Germanic and Romance languages, general linguistics, discourse linguistics, language pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, language style/register, translation

[UPDATE] "Gaming the System" - (10/25/12 conference; 5/1/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA 38
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

http://complit-scla.org/

"Gaming the System: The Global Stakes of Comparative Study"

"Spectacle": 20th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association, Republic of China

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association (EALA) of the Republic of China & English Department, Fu Jen Catholic University
contact email: 
G20@mail.fju.edu.tw

With its etymological roots in the Latin spectare (“to view, to watch”) and spectaculum (“a show”), spectacle indicates a vital, if problematic, point of access to reality, identity, and histo

[UPDATE] Roots and Radicalisms (DEADLINE 29/2/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes.2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

Edith Wharton Society Research Travel Awards 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

The Edith Wharton Society announces two research awards for 2012-13:

1. Edith Wharton Collection Research Award

Deadline: March 15, 2012

Beyond the Essay: Assignment Innovation (MLA Convention - Jan. 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Keegan and Matt Gilchrist/MLA Special Session
contact email: 
thomas-keegan@uiowa.edu, matthew-gilchrist@uiowa.edu

In this age of technological advancement, does the essay maintain its pedagogical utility?

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