Financial crises have bedeviled America since its founding, as historian Scott Reynolds Nelson reminds us in his new study A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters. In the nineteenth century, America experienced major panics at almost exactly 20-year intervals: 1819, 1837, 1857, 1873, and 1893. Then, as now, financial crises shattered complacency, upended conventional wisdom, and discredited narratives of teleological progress or expansion.
"The Location of Transnational Literature"
Seeking paper proposals for a seminar on "The Location of Transnational Literature" at the 2013 ACLA Conference.
ACLA 2013 Seminar: "Refiguring the Divide: Artistic Responses to Partition in Palestine/Israel"
Chana Morgenstern (Brown University), Michal Raizen (The University of Texas at Austin)
**Paper proposals due 15 November 2012**
Refiguring the Divide: Artistic Responses to Partition in Palestine/Israel
We welcome papers concentrating on 'spaces' that could be considered 'monstrous' or are in some way capable of creating 'monstrosity.' Spaces may be real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, psychological or material. Literal places may include sites of trauma, genocide, or biological experimentation; dystopias; colonized regions; mythical lands; etc. Psychological spaces may include memory, neurosis, philosophy, etc. Monstrosity may be perceived as depravity; social or sexual taboos; hegemonic power in the form of racism, classism, sexism; etc. Papers may challenge, call to light, or reinforce perceptions of monstrosity.
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
Call for Papers, Deadline November 15th, 2012
American Comparative Literature Annual Convention (ACLA), University of Toronto, April 4-7, 2013
Translating the City: Cartographies of Cultural Contact and Change
This session, to be hosted by the 'Alternative Modernisms' conference (Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013, http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap/modernisms/), will focus on the networks of connections linking women, surrealism, and modernism.
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. »
Call for Submissions American, British and Canadian Studies
Rated Queer Deconstructing Narratives of Age
Workshop - April/05 & 06/2013 - Frankfurt/Main