Sefi Atta Panel
African Literature Association, April 2012
Dallas, TX USA
Sefi Atta Panel
The William Faulkner Society and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society are collaborating to organize a symposium on the two writers at the American Literature Association's 2012 convention in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012. We are looking for six to nine scholars to present work that pursues comparative approaches to these pivotal twentieth-century literary artists. The papers will be presented over consecutive ALA sessions and at the discretion of the organizers may form the basis of an edited collection of essays on the two writers.
Topics could include, but are by no means limited to:
The horrors of empire have left an indelible mark on the geopolitical space of the circum-Atlantic world and hemispheric America. And the aesthetic expressions of this imperial site bear the traces of a past devastated by despotic and hegemonic rule. Deeply imbricated in the mutually-constitutive battles of conquest and resistance, the aesthetic traditions of this textual terrain reflect an ongoing struggle between Anglo "colonizers" and "others." Often, aesthetic expressions of the Other participate within otherwise legitimated and established forms—articulated with a difference.
While the Abbey Theatre is perhaps the most familiar public context through which the nationalistic and aesthetic struggle to shape an identity for a (post)colonial Ireland was formed, expatriate Irish used the bourgeoning film industry to represent Ireland from an international perspective. Recent commercial successes have ranged from the international co-production of The Wind That Shakes the Barley, winning British director Ken Loach a Palme d'Or, to the Dublin grassroots construction of John Carney's Oscar-winning Once, but awards aside, a tension still exists between the Ireland of filming destination and the Ireland of film origination.
2012 International Conference on Narrative
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Steven Mailloux, Loyola Marymount University
Ramón Saldívar, Stanford University
Vanessa Schwartz, University of Southern California
Contemporary Narrative Theory Session Speakers
Heather Dubrow, Fordham University
Margaret Homans, Yale University
Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois Chicago
Mark McGurl, UCLA
Alan Nadel, University of Kentucky
Peggy Phelan, Stanford University
Eddie Maloney, Alan Nadel, James Phelan, Robyn Warhol
Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond seeks to explore the relationship between digital technology and academic, activist and artistic collaborations. Our focus is on how these collaborations come into being, what challenges they present, and how they are reshaping both the academy and the world at large. While we welcome all papers on the topic of digital collaboration, we are especially interested in those that examine the ways in which technology enables work across disciplinary, geographic, cultural and/or other boundaries, those that identify and/or propose solutions to the barriers that still need to be overcome, and those that offer frameworks for innovative forms of digital collaboration.
The National Board of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management, in conjunction with the Centre for Africa Studies, invites you to its 12th Annual Conference, which is a gathering of scholars and practitioners, to be part of the intellectual process of imagining the future from the past based on the present. Come and be part of this important dialogue which seeks to inform the theory and practice of governance and administration. The event is scheduled to take place on 07-09 March 2012 in Bloemfontein, University of the Free State.
The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the next in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 27-July 1, 2012, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.
Shakespeare and the Natural World Conference at UNC: *Proposal Deadline Extended to October 30, 2011*
A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London
Location: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus
March 30-31, 2012
A themed issue of the journal LIFE WRITING will be entitled 'Women's Life Writing and Diaspora'. Contributors are asked to focus on the postcolonial contexts of women's life writing, examining women's life writing in relation to recent articulations of postcolonial/feminist and diasporic theory. Articles should demonstrate some engagement with issues in the field of auto/biographical study and a critical examination or extension of current auto/biographical theory.
Deadline for submission: 31st October 2011
The journal will be published in 2012 as Volume 9, Issue 4.
Submissions to: email@example.com
The Suburban Cultures Interdisciplinary Research Network aims to further the scholarly, professional and public understanding of the cultures of the modern suburbs through international and interdisciplinary research.
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
www.rupkatha.com, ISSN 0975-2935
Theme: Hierarchical Economies, Globalization, Terrorism and their Representations
Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Editorial)
Reynaldo Thompson (Latin American Section and Creative Section)
Tarun Tapas Mukherjee (Asian Section)
AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.
The physical aspects of texts – their existence as textual artifacts – may assume a particular prominence that is independent even from the contents of the texts themselves. Circulated and contextualized as objects, texts and inscriptions may impart dual meanings, which may either be complementary or contradictory. As such, manuscripts, inscribed amulets, ornamental objects, and similar artifacts draw complex 'biographies' as the attention alternates between the artifact's textuality and materiality. The biographies of these artifacts invite a variety of interpretive and analytical models, the application of which is dependent on the different degrees of distinction
and integration between the two aspects.
The International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (IJAPS), an electronic journal published by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Press, is looking for articles for an issue on the theme: "Music and Performance in Asia."
The journal is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, internationally refereed publication focusing primarily on Asia (West, South, Southeast and East), Australasia and the Pacific Rim regions of the Americas (North, Central and South).
The publication date of this themed issue will either be January 2013 or July 2013. At this point, we're especially interested in papers on Japan, China or Korea.