This panel examines works of Anglophone Canadian short story writers, such as as Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Margaret Atwood. Is the short story a genre particularly suited to female Canadian writers? Do these short stories authors convey the notion of Canadianness? Other possible topics include: collections of linked stories, 'flash fiction,' influences among Canadian authors, or connections between an author's stories and novels. Send 350-500 word abstracts to Karen Stein by 10/10
This is a panel for the 2012 annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-century Studies: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.
We welcome paper proposals that address "Appropriations of Shakespeare in the Long Eighteenth Century."
Please send proposals to me by October 31, 2011. Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address.
Now accepting submissions for seminar "Crisis in the Amazon" at the American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held at Brown University from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
You are invited to submit a proposal for a paper on "Open Secrets: Women's Lives as Fare for Fiction" to be presented at the SCSECS 2012 annual conference. Abstracts should be approximately 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address. The deadline for abstracts is October 31, 2011.
The conference will be held on February 23-25, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Grove Park Inn. For more information about the conference theme, plenary speakers, and special events and about the conference venue, please consult our SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.
ACLA 2012 Conference Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"
Bodies on stage are one of the central elements of theatre and – implicitly – also of drama. Characters on the page attain the status of corpo-reality. At the same time, a living person becomes part of the "as-if" world of the play, signifying class, ethnicity, gender, age. Bodies and their movements in space, voice, facial and gestural expression produce additional meanings which often go beyond the written text. Thus, each performance of a play is unique. Physically demanding theatrical moments – from tap dancing to Kung Fu fighting – especially highlight the precarious liveness of the moment and the virtuosity of the actor.
The term "postsecular" appears in the fields of political theory, sociology, and literature from time to time to describe a resistance to the narrative of secularization. Scholars defining postsecular approaches attend to the complex interactions between the empirical skepticism of the academy and the new religious expression that occurs in a postmodern-inflected world. John McClure has defined the implications of postsecular religious expression contemporary American literature.
Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame announces an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on the history and literature of the British Isles in a European context from the Glorious Revolution to the twenty-first century.
Call for Papers
Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia
Contributions are sought for a critical anthology entitled Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia. The collection is interdisciplinary in scope and will bring together essays on the literatures, musics, and visual arts of the region. Rather than attempting to define 'Appalachianness,' Seeking Home will interrogate diverse 'Appalachias' and how they respond to, imagine, and negotiate the dialectic between authenticity and hybridity, tradition and modernity, the past and the present, the 'inside' (Appalachia) and the 'outside' (the transnational South). Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
April 11-14, 2012
The Appalachian Studies Area of the PCA/ACA National Conference seeks to further understanding of this unique and interesting location within the United States and welcomes presentations covering a broad area of study.
Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:
Film, Television and other Media
Native American Cultures
Fan Culture & Theory - PCA/ACA National Conference
Call For Proposals
For Conference details click http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php
Deadline for proposal submissions is December 15.
Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory, including, but not limited to, the following areas:
Conference web site: http://idea-udl.org/positioning-interdisciplinarity/
Deadline for Proposals 25 November, 2011
This conference will provide a forum to reflect on the position that interdisciplinary theories and methods occupy in academic institutions today and to discuss the analytical tools that scholars use to position themselves between disciplines.
The editors of Trespassing Journal seek book and film reviews for its in-progress inaugural issue to be published online in January 2012.
Trespassing Journal is a new, fully peer-reviewed biannual journal that is committed to publishing fresh and original research in the fields of artistic production (including literature, film, new media, video-art, fine arts, experimental and avant-garde art, etc.) that trespass the sacrosanct grounds of the theoretical and artistic disciplines, and also question the established boundaries between art, science, and philosophy.Trespassing Journal focuses on artistic misfits, art and politics, artistic production in exile, and contradictory realms where art and technics break away from conventions.
The editors of Trespassing Journal seek conference reports for its in-progress inaugural issue to be published online in January 2012.
The Mediterranean basin, conceived broadly as the lands and nations surrounding the Sea as well as the Sea itself, has been a site of near-constant change over the centuries, and the 20th century was no exception. Indeed, this was perhaps its most turbulent century ever: monarchies and empires gave way to nation-states; communist, autocratic and democratic governments rose and fell in peace and war alike, including and excluding often hostile peoples under constantly shifting national borders, even as they strove for independence and integration in an increasingly globalized world.