The Beat Studies Association invites paper proposals for the panels it has been asked to organize for the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2012). We are looking for proposals on all aspects of Beat Literature and Beat Studies. We are planning an additional panel, "Beats and Naropa," which would examine the critical role Naropa has played in the shaping of a Beat poetics. If you would like to be considered for the general panel or the Naropa panel, please send a brief proposal (a title, abstract, and brief professional statement) to Ronna Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals should be sent no later than January 1, 2012.
Southern Humanities Council Conference
The Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky , February 2-5, 2012
Call for Papers:
ELN 50.2 (Fall/Winter 2012): "Scriptural Margins: On the Boundaries of Sacred Texts"
Deadline: March 15, 2012
The students of the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages of the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York will hold the Seventeenth Annual Graduate Students' Conference on March 23th and 24th, 2012.
Our keynote speakers for this year's conference will be Eva Juarros-Daussà (University at Buffalo) and Gabriel Giorgi (New York University).
Submissions are invited on all periods and areas of Iberian, Spanish-American, Hispanic/Latino, Luso-Brazilian literatures, as well as any area of Hispanic Linguistics. Papers may be presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Proposed Panel for Console-ing Passions Conference:
"A Post (Network) Mortem on Dixie: Televisual Tales of a Post-Racial South"
July 19-22, 2012, Boston, MA
February 8-11, 2012
Conference Theme, "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Gender and colonialism have played a very important role in shaping the concept and understanding of national identity. This collection hopes to look at the impact of these two in the creation of a post colonial national identity in South Asia. Gender roles have been a part of identity and society building and their place have been a site for contesting these various societal constructs but more recently it has been integrated with a new imagined concept- that of nationalism. Looking at women's biographies in which the Partition experience is emblazoned, we see different ways in which they contravene culturally defined roles and take life into their own hands.
The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on February 23-25. Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the region, this year's theme will be "Panoramas and Prospects." We welcome full panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the long eighteenth century. The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 31, 2011.
Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference
April 12-13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle
The Rhetoric and Composition section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore the intersections between the metaphor of the marketplace, writing, writing centers, and pedagogy. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Academic labor and the institution
• The political economy of writing and writing centers
• Exchange(s) within the classroom
• Technical writers within the job market
• The dual enrollment classroom as a site of transition
We also welcome any proposals for other topics of interest from all areas, especially interdisciplinary studies, WAC/WID theory, and ESL/TESOL.
General Call for Conference Papers:
We invite papers from any area of theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, or their applications. Besides the traditional core areas (phonetics, phonology,morphology, syntax, semantics, first and second language acquisition), fields of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
• historical linguistics
• corpus linguistics
• discourse analysis
• textual analysis
• computational linguistics
The film studies section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore film as representative of social and/or historical contexts, especially relating to the various ways in which film can serve as a marketplace of ideas in our culture. Possible topics of relevance include (but are not limited to):
Bondage and Power
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley
Panels are now being formed in the Literature area of the Agora Conference at Texas A&M-Commerce. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Given that our conference theme, Agora, focuses on an area where a plethora of people and ideas intersect, proposals on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre topics are invited.
Our keynote speaker is Roberta Seelinger Trites, children's literature scholar and author of Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature and Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels.
MAMA invites papers on all aspects of medieval literature, history, art, and culture are welcome, especially those that address the conference theme of "Encountering the Other."
The theme may be broadly construed as: encounters between East and West; encounters between different faiths/nations/cultural groups; "encounters" between post-medieval writers/scholars/film-makers with the Middle Ages; pedagogical papers on teaching the Middle Ages as Other; etc. etc.