The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Washington, D.C., any papers relating to festivals and faires in the District are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
Special Theme: "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation in the Arts and Humanities"
The conference offers the suggestion of an optional themes to concentrate the mind; "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation in the Arts and Humanities", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this themes from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. For more details about submitting an abstract, please scroll down the page.
"Connectedness, Identity and Alienation"
As the country that gave the world the novel one thousand years ago, and subsequently haiku and manga, Japan's long and rich literary history make it an ideal place to bring together academics, writers, and librarians to celebrate, debate, and explore their common passion. The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"
Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted form of communication in today's digitalized world. People can spend hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet, which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory?
2013 Conference Theme: "Connectedness & Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"
Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) is a graduate student organization at the University of Pennsylvania invested in developing a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the Middle Ages. We are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference entitled "Translatio: From Rhetoric to Empire."
Keynote Speaker: Jamie Taylor, Bryn Mawr College
"Chaucerian translatio: Spanish Wine, Vernacular Invention, and Anglo-Iberian Exchange"
Call for Papers for Special Issue: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Summer 2013
'Writing Bodies: Gender and Medicine in the Nineteenth Century'
Call for Papers:
Friday May 17, 2013.
The Centre for Modernist Studies
University of Sussex
Responding to recent scholarly constellations of modernism, affect and intimacy this one-day symposium, hosted by the Centre for Modernist Studies at University of Sussex, seeks to explore new ways of thinking about modernist feeling and modernist intimacies. Are there such things as "modernist feelings"? How might different modernist narratives of emotion in psychoanalysis, literary theory, philosophy and medicine be made to collide, disrupt and form new points of contact? How do modernist bodies come together and apart?
Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2013 general issue. The editors welcome articles from established and early career scholars and creative artists on any topic related to the exploration of nineteenth-century legacies from twentieth/twenty-first-century perspectives.
March 1, 2013
A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center
« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »