Contributions are solicited for inclusion in the volume "(M)Other Tongues". Papers may explore literary texts in any language discussing concepts of the mother tongue, its acquisition, its differentiation from other tongues, and whether it can be actually one, one's own, or a mother's language. Readings of literary texts are particularly welcome, but papers might as well pertain to the theory of autobiography and translation and to objects in other genres.
Desbordar el territorio, bordear, explorar nuestro afuera. Apostar a apropiarse de las zonas y objetos que no tienen nombre. Infringir. Disentir para labrar nuevos caminos. Explorar territorios sin ley, donde aún todo está por inventarse, incluso a costa del peligro. Escindir la lengua, escindir la práctica, derivar, multiplicar. Un recorrido en la frontera es siempre inaprensible, desdibujado. Pero urge volver a circundar cada tanto nuestro margen, nuestro afuera, nuestro límite: hacernos ajenos para volver a vernos.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mark Tribe, Brown University
In what ways has the formation, development and critique of today's digital environments been shaped by the concepts and practices of the avant-garde? This international conference held at The American University of Paris considers the question by exploring the potential avant-garde and modernist genealogies of contemporary digital culture.
Topics may include:
Our submission period is drawing to a close! Encourage your students to send their best work over to the VHR.
Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) presents its
Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Textual Intercourse: Medieval Appropriations and Appropriation of the Medieval
March 17th-18th, 2012
University of Pennsylvania
Keynote speaker: Prof. Kevin Brownlee
***DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 1 DECEMBER 2011***
CFP AWWE conference 2012
Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities
The Association of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for conference presentations and performances for its twenty-fourth annual conference, which is to be held at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, between 30 March and 1 April 2012.
Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
The Editors of MFS seek essays that reflect on the relationship between modern fiction and politics, broadly conceived. In a world structured by dominance and animated by heterogeneous and often incommensurable temporalities, how should fiction, in the act of constructing itself, address the world as well? Would such an address be political or nameless, or would it be a gesture that transcends this axiomatic binary? During times when the very category of "the political" is in utter disrepute, when politics is mired either in ideological sclerosis or the fakery of prepared answers, how should fiction imagine with precision critical-utopian alternatives to the status quo of the world?
CFP for the 2012 conference April 13-15th at UVM. Please submit abstracts no later than January 27th 2012. This year's theme is Tolkien's Bestiary and our keynote speaker is Jonathan Evans. Abstracts on all topics will be considered; however, those focused on the theme will receive greater consideration.
1st Global Conference:
Monstrous Geographies: Places and Spaces of Monstrosity
Thursday 19th July – Saturday 21st July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford
CALL FOR PAPERS:
I am interested in putting together a panel dedicated solely to the topic of Fantasy Sports at the 2012 national PCA/ACA conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Papers addressing the theoretical, cultural, and/or historical implications of fantasy sports in general or of specific fantasy sports are highly encouraged, but all papers on this topic will be considered. If you would like to be a part of this panel, please send a 250-word abstract to Andrew Ploeg at email@example.com by Monday, November 28th.
Library Journal Faculty of Humanities, Susah, Tunisia
Now that the elections of October 23rd 2011 have taken place, the different parties are about to undertake the task of establishing the new constitution for the country. Such task, being so rare and delicate, does not only imply rigorous decision-making, but also the making of deliberate choices the implications of which would certainly be long-lasting. If the jurisdictional power is about to be delegated, it should not, however, become the definitive substitute to collective thinking. In addition, it has to promote its activity within a context that would be surrounded, supported and framed by the whole society.
Adapting Historical Narratives
A one-day conference
De Montfort University, Leicester, Tuesday 28th February 2012
Papers are invited across a wide range of interpretations of the topic, genres of 'historical narrative' (fictional, fact-based, hybrid), represented periods, and histories (from royal to political to popular-cultural). Foci might include heritage cinema; historical documentaries and docudramas; biopics; retro nostalgia; contemporary history on screen; new-media developments and convergences in the representation and remediation of history; and constructions of national histories and historical nationalisms.
Proposals (of no more than 200 words) should be sent to:
Centre For Adaptations
It All Ended: Harry Potter and Popular Culture
A one-day conference
Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Date: Wednesday 29 February 2012
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels and Warner Bros' film adaptations constitute one of the most successful media franchises of the modern age. Now that both books and films have reached a spectacular conclusion, this conference aims to assess Harry Potter's place in popular culture.
We welcome papers which look at any aspect of the Potter phenomenon, from creative, artistic or industrial evaluations, through to case studies of related products and fan communities.
New Voices in Irish Criticism: "Legitimate Ireland"
19th – 21st April 2012
Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University, Belfast
From plantations to Grattan's parliament, poitín distillers to the IMF bailout, the Irish have always had a fraught relationship with institutions of political, social and religious power. This raises questions surrounding the legitimacy of performative and systemic aspects of Irishness, which has been and continues to be in flux both north and south of the border.