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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 8:18am
Jennifer Murray, Associate Professor, Université de Franche-Comté, France

International One-Day Conference:
Friday, March 22, 2013, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2012 (see below).

Keynote speaker: Joan Copjec (Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Media Study, and Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University of Buffalo).

MW-PCA 2012 - Science in Popular Culture

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 1:32pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. The conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area is looking for papers that address issues of production, representation, and reception of popular science. Topics to address include, but are not in any way limited to:
- Popular Science Literature
-Television (A specific show, channel, etc)
- Science Celebrities
- Science Fandom
- Film
- Religion and Science
- Science and Science Fiction

[UPDATE] Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 10:53am

Dear colleagues,
I am inviting abstracts for a Special Session at the 2012 PAMLA at Seattle University, October 19-21, for a panel I am presiding, titled:
Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock
This panel examines musical genres in France and the Francophone World with emphasis on how music can be used in a French as a second language classroom and as a tool to enhance teaching and deepen understanding of France and the Francophone world.
Please send a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 50-word abstract to

Conflicting Mythologies: Culture, Tradition and Modernity in Indian Writing in English.

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:02am
Anindya Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of English, University BT & Evening College, North Bengal University

The Western narrative of Modernity, an ideological growth of capitalism, has disciplined and shaped India's dream of development from the colonial era to the globalised present. An integral part of the colonising/civilising project, the myth of modernity stood for a market-driven industrial economy, bureaucratic government, liberal-democratic politics, and Western education. These would supposedly help backward nations achieve the status of developed nations once they prepare themselves for it. Modernity was a myth that validated imperialism by plotting India's position on the lower segment of the graph of development in a vision of history that advanced towards the perfection of civilization.

[REMINDER] Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Poiesis and Techne

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:29pm
Kathryn Stergiopoulos

"Poiesis and Techne"

Seventh Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Deadline for Proposals: April 9, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Poiesis and Techne." We invite graduate students at any stage in their work to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.