Plenary Speakers: Dina Iordanova, Professor of Film Studies and Provost, St. Leonard's College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; Janina Falkowska, Professor of Film Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
UNC Charlotte's 12th Annual English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) conference is looking for new work across the disciplines that explores the dynamic and situated qualities of language. Language exists in and is created through multiple and shifting contexts; as scholars, creators, and analysts, we imbue language with meaning and give it life. As we explore our role in the creation of meaning, it becomes important to examine the frameworks we bring to language, and the implications thereof. And in doing so, we must also acknowledge the reflexive dimension of language use and the ways it acts upon and shapes us.
New Approaches to Gilman, ALA (San Francisco, May, 2012)
Proposals are invited for papers emphasizing emerging aspects of Gilman scholarship. Among other topics, papers might address overlooked or underappreciated works; new methodologies (papers on same-sex desire in Gilman's life and works are particularly encouraged); and new historical contexts.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to: Peter Betjemann (Peter.Betjemann@oregonstate.edu) by January 1, 2012.
THE ATRIUM is currently accepting academic as well as creative articles of interest across the wide range of the humanity disciplines. Articles that focus on broad issues connecting classroom to culture and community are welcome, as well as narrative fiction, poetry, and artwork (artwork should be submitted in .jpg format).
The Atrium invites and encourages academic discourse across the disciplines. We seek innovative, creative, and critical articles from faculty and administrators from two- and four-year colleges and universities. Issues of interest to you and your colleagues are likely to be of interest to us, so please share your best practices, insights, and research delights with us.
Call for Papers: Native/Indigenous Studies Area
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
33rd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM at Hyatt Regency
EMAIL 250-word abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come present your paper with us! Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous Peoples' issues.
**Please note the date change from the previous CFP
New Guest Announcements:
•Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics)
•Charles Hatfield (Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature)
•Robert Weiner (Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives: Essays On Readers, Research, History And Cataloging)
Stay tuned…More exciting announcements to come!
33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM
The theme of next year's Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (Concord, MA: July 12-15, 2012) is "Celebrating 150 Years of Thoreau's Life, Works, and Legacy." The Emerson Society sponsors a program at the Annual Gathering; the topic for 2012 is "Emerson's Contribution to Thoreau's Legacy." For a conversational panel on Emerson's practical and philosophical impact on Thoreau, the Emerson Society invites brief papers that consider Emerson as an example, mentor, or antagonist for Thoreau, their shared practices of walking and journal writing, and the implications of Emerson's 1862 eulogy for Thoreau. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (email@example.com) by Dec. 20, 2011.
In honor of the 150th anniversary of Emerson and Lincoln's first meeting, the Emerson Society welcomes studies of the intellectual and political relationship between these two "representative men." For this panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, papers might consider Emerson's lectures and writings on emancipation, his concern for the fate of American nationality in a global context, and his views of political leadership and institutions of government. E-mail 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Dec. 20, 2011.
In 1844, Emerson asserted, "if you have man, black or white is an insignificance." For a panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco from May 24-27, 2012, The Emerson Society invites reflections on African American responses and challenges, from the antebellum period to the present, to Emerson's core ideas, antislavery views, and Civil War engagements. Papers might address specific authorial dialogues and revisions, cultural innovation and formal experimentation, matters of politics and protest, and the relation of "self-reliance" to black elevation. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (email@example.com) by Dec. 20, 2011.
How do you treat your water at home? The only really effective way to treat your water is by buying a home water treatment system or water filter. You can't rely on municipal water treatment facilities. Although they generally have excellent, dedicated employees, many such facilities are aging, and in the first place they were never built to deal with the thousands of chemicals our society has produced. It's just too easy for contaminated water to get into our water supplies. And boiling all the water you drink is simply too time-consuming and not practical.Its one of the best treatment technologies available in this modern world.
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/43/. The meeting of cultures, particularly when each appears exotic to the other, generates many possible outcomes. One culture may conquer or cooperate with the other. The two (or several) may learn to live side by side without much interaction, or one may assimilate the other. In some instances, many cultures can mingle and influence each other in a way that sets off an explosion of creativity and cross-pollination. How has the meeting of East and West influenced fantasy writers? Interesting things happen at the borders, or the margins, or the corners. Can this be seen as another example of the interstitial nature of fantasy?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Comedy Studies Issue 6 October 2012 Special Issue: Comedy and Gender
Guest Editor: Dr Katy Shaw (University of Brighton)
Comedy Studies is an annual international academic journal that covers multiple aspects of comedy, with articles about both contemporary and historical comedy, interviews with practicing comedians and writers, reviews, letters and editorials. The journal seeks to be instrumental in creating interdisciplinary discourse about the nature and practice of comedy, providing a forum for the disparate voices of comedians, academics and writers.