Proposals for panels and papers are invited for a conference entitled "Captivity Writing Unbound," to be hosted by the University of South Alabama's Department of English and held at its Baldwin County campus, which is set in the heart of the quaint artist community of Fairhope, overlooking scenic Mobile Bay. As conference organizers, we envision a relatively concentrated event in which select scholars working in various disciplines and historical periods will present new ideas about the general area of writing and captivity. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing, whether these are conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms.
Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: May 31, 2012
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.
In Projections (2012), Jared Gardner calls comics "perhaps the most understudied of the vernacular modernisms of the twentieth century." This proposal for a special issue of Modernist Cultures (Edinburgh UP) on comics and modernism intends to develop and in some cases initiate critical conversations on the relationships between modernism and comics.
At present, capitalism seems to enjoy a certain status as the last remaining "ideological superpower" in the global arena; however, many committed scholars, activists, writers, philosophers, and others continue to seek new avenues for humanistic engagement even as corporate and political interests work to circumscribe the academic community's contributions to issues affecting the public sphere. Such imagining of alternative epistemologies is the focus of an edited volume currently under consideration at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, entitled, Marxian Cartographies: Mapping and Re-drawing the Trace.
The Legacy of Aimé Césaire: Politics, Poetry, and Resistance in the 21st-century
The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Cultural Representations invites proposal submissions for an interdisciplinary panel titled "The Imagination of Disaster" at the 7th Annual Meeting held on July 7–8, 2012 at the Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo, Japan. We call for 20-min presentations that cover the theoretical and historical issues of the epistemology, aesthetics, and politics of disasters.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Convention
November 9-11, 2012
In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons' second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU's Harbour Centre. We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that explore the theme of 'Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel.'
"Boundaries: Real and Imagined"
CFP: "Shakespeare and Related Topics"
GENTLE READER: be pleased to note that paper proposals are now welcomed for "Shakespeare and Related Topics," a standing session of the annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association. The conference, now entering its 110th year, will be held at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, from Oct. 19-21, 2012.
Paper proposals are welcomed on any and all aspect of Shakespearean drama, Renaissance drama, or Renaissance literature.