Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
CALL FOR PAPERS
5th Annual African American Studies Spring Symposium
University of Texas at San Antonio
Thursday, April 12, 2012
8:00AM – 5:00PM
African American Masculinities:
The Barack Obama Effect
Abstract Submission Deadline | November 30, 2011
Each spring since 2008, the University of Texas at San Antonio African American Studies Spring Symposium Committee has hosted a daylong symposium on African American Studies. Our topics have ranged from Black popular culture to explorations of Black identity across multiple academic disciplines.
MCLLM is now accepting proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers.
We are particularly interested in papers that examine the evolutionary aspects of literature, language, media, or culture. As always, MCLLM will also accept papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture.
Theme: Evolution--How Does the Old Create the New?
From the challenges of protection posed by the refugee to the Tea Party's diagnosis of government as deeply pernicious to individual liberty, to collectivities that emerge through globalizing technologies, the State's grip over lives and subjectivities seems increasingly precarious. On the one hand, it consolidates and exercises power over citizens, whose precariousness owes to their dependence on identities conferred by injunctions of the state; on the other hand, it has become a site of resistance, an idea against which subject positions, collectivities, and relations are mobilized and theorized.
2012 James Hogg Conference: "James Hog and the Romantics"
The next Biannual James Hogg Conference will be jointly hosted by the James Hogg Society and the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. It will take place at the University of Glasgow from Friday 29 to Saturday 30 June 2012. A trip to Burns country is planned for Sunday 1 July.
The theme of the Conference is "James Hogg and the Romantics". The Conference will provide an opportunity to explore the nature of Hogg's relationship with other Romantic writers and welcomes, in particular, papers relating to all aspects of Hogg's relationship with Scottish Romanticism.
ACLA 2012: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
Seminar Organizers: Isabel Capeloa Gil & Daniela Agostinho (Catholic University of Portugal)
This seminar for the 2012 American Comparative Literature Association Conference examines how reproductive politics function in connection to the three conference themes of collapse, catastrophe, and change. These themes and their implicit concerns with reproduction and futurity—with what happens after the disaster—are part of what we see as a current focus on biopolitics and "the politics of life" in the Humanities. We seek to discuss the reproductive dimensions of this focus by asking if there are ways to reconfigure present life politics so that they no longer solely privilege the human, and to unbind them from an obsessive focus on futurity.
Narrating Women's Lives, Labeling Women's Narratives
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2011
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.
Punk precursors and offshoots: popular culture outside the mainstream
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM
Proposals are now being sought for review in the Topic: Punk precursors and offshoots area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 1, 2011. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome: