The Fifth Charles Town International Maroon Conference, "Lands, Laws, and Cultures," invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Maroon communities throughout the Atlantic world.
Thoreau Society Annual Gathering Call for Proposals
The Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston from May 23-26, 2013. For information about the conference, see www.americanliterature.org.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.
Update--Reminder CFP Mystery/Detective Fiction Calls for Proposal due by 12/2/2012
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Regional Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."
For presentation at the 34th Annual Conference:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Cultural Association
Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context
February 13 - 16, 2013 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
For detailed information please go to: http://www.swtxpca.org including information about monetary awards for best graduated school papers in a variety of areas.
Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature: Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:
Call for Papers for Proposed Panel
Popular Culture Association of Canada Annual Conference – May 9-11, 2013 - Niagara Falls, ON
Panel Subject: Pop Culture Influences on the Masculinities of Contemporary Television
Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!
Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Law and Literature
Bentham and his followers were undeniably interdisciplinary thinkers as their interests ranged from reforming the legal and political system to economic and colonial matters as well as language. They moved about diverse social circles and, even when they did not meet face to face, reformers and writers often discussed, albeit on different modes, the same issues.
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)
The University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop is holding a graduate student conference with the theme of "Animal Representation" on February 8-9, 2013. Nigel Rothfels will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening with a reception afterwards, followed on Saturday by a full day of conference presentations. We welcome panel and individual paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Possible submissions may (but do not need to) address some of the following areas:
Papers solicited for 1-2 proposed special sessions at the American Literature Association conference in Boston in May 2013 considering the ways recent American poems address and respond to ecological, political, global, social, and/or other public events.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
Proposals welcome that address the question: How was British identity constructed in or in relation to southern Africa? Please send abstract (250-500 words) and CV by March 10, 2013, to Melissa Free (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP: Satire in Popular Culture
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 2 December 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference,
February 13-16, 2013, Albuquerque, NM
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
300 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 USA
Recent tragedies, including the Aurora shooting that struck close to the heart of the ROMOCOCO and Denver Comic Con family, have turned the national conversation towards the roots and consequences of violence. Though there are many sociological and psychological areas of study that theorize about the relationship between violence in the media and "real world" violence, it is also important to examine this pervasive topic through literary analysis. For ROMOCOCO 2013, we are particularly interested in essays that investigate the role, purpose and representation of violence in comic books and graphic novels and/or their subsequent film versions. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to: