"Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it. To be at all – to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere is to be in some kind of place. Place is as requisite as the air we breathe, the ground on which we stand, the bodies we have." Edward Casey
According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population. Constituted of several ethnicities and races, they are frequently lumped under one monolithic umbrella with their individual ethnicities reduced to catch-all terms of "Asian" or "Chinese" or "Indian." Yet, in spite of the many stereotypes attached to them, Asian American children and adolescents are constructing unique identities within the intersections of several communities and making their presence felt within American public spaces.
13th Annual SALA (South Asian Literary Association) Conference
Boston, USA 2-3 January 2013
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: SUNDAY, 5th AUGUST 2012
FAILURE OF IMAGINATION? AUTHORIAL IDENTITY AND RACIAL DEPICTION
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association
November 9-11, 2012, Research Triangle, NC
Call for Papers
Deadline: June 1, 2012
The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- writing travel
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives
To submit a proposal, please send a 200-word abstract and a brief bio by June 15, 2012. Undergraduates and independent scholars are welcome; panels of 3 or 4 presenters, single papers, roundtables, or alternative formats are encouraged.
*Please note: Presenters may only present 1 paper; please do not submit multiple papers to multiple areas of MAPACA*
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2012 conference will take place October 19-21 at Seattle University, Washington. This special session invites papers in the field of Scandinavian Literature, Culture, and Languages.
The relationship between the American West and the Western film genre is a well-documented area of scholarly inquiry, but work in game studies provides a new frontier for scholars to explore issues of the American West and the Western Genre. In keeping with the conference's theme "Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, Environment, this panel will explore the various intersection occurring between game studies, the American West, and the Western genre. We are accepting presentation abstracts of 250 words for consideration. Possible subtopics include but are not limited to:
Humour is widely regarded as the tendency to provoke laughter and provide enjoyment, yet when we are amused, laugh or smile at something we regard to be funny, the context of the object in question is often not funny at all, but rather sad and to be pitied. Although humour may be often associated with 'mere comedy' and thus, with a lower form of literature, it is striking to note the great number of great works of literature that indeed use humour. Throughout the ages, humour has always remained a popular approach of many authors who desire to provoke a reaction in their readers or audiences.
We invite proposals for papers, readings and other performances from scholars, writers and artists to be delivered in the 2012 Helsinki Poetics Conference.
This panel will explore the richness and complexity of the Jewish
experience across the globe and through the centuries.
The panel welcomes papers that examine Jewish literature, film, and other forms of cultural production, and that take up questions of identity, race, class, religion and secularism, migration, gender and sexuality, humor, politics, and aesthetics, among others, through the multiple lenses of Jewish experience.
To submit an abstract please use the submission manager at http://www.pamla.org/2012/
The AnaChronisT 17 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Thursday, 31 May 2012.
The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:
- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity invites submissions for our fall 2012 issue. The theme for this issue is "Social Justice: Voices from the Past and Beyond," and the deadline is July 1, 2012. We publish academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews and original artworks (we print in black and white) that explore cultural diversity. Making Connections is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative.
For interested writers/teachers/grad students: the techniques, motivations, and other deviations from what is considered mainstream literary fiction will be closely examined in order to consider both potential advancements and shortcomings in the genre. Proposals of both experimental works and critical examinations of experimental works are welcome.
October 20-22, Seattle University
This panel invites proposals relating to the representation of conviviality in Victorian literature. Topics may include but are not limited to discussions of food and drink; friendship; pub culture; connoisseurship; societies such as the Cannibal Club; group travel and leisure activities; sports and athleticism; public celebrations; lectures and debates; Christmas and other religious holidays; town parks; seaside excursions; and societies for mental improvement. SAMLA will be held November 9-11, 2012, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center at Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina. By May 20, 2012, please submit 250-word abstracts to Hugh Davis, Piedmont College, at email@example.com.
We are seeking exceptional papers for the standing session on Travel and Literature at the 110th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Seattle University from October 19 to 21, 2012.
This session is open to papers addressing all aspects of travel and literature, and papers that address this year's conference theme, "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," are particularly welcome.
Please submit your proposal online before April 22 at http://www.pamla.org/2012/proposals.
For questions, please contact the Travel and Literature presiding officer at firstname.lastname@example.org