Paper proposals are invited for a panel on Atlantic Panoramas, Circum-Atlantic Prospects that will be presented at the SCSECS annual conference, which 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, special events, and conference venue, please consult the SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs .
Keeping the Fools in Play: Money, Finance, and Credit in the Long-Eighteenth Century
Conference: Feb 23-25, 2012; Asheville, North Carolina
The theme for this year's SSAWW conference, "Citizenship and Belonging," could have been designed with Charlotte Perkins Gilman in mind. (The conference theme information is posted in the "Calls for Papers" section of the website, under "SSAWW Tri-annual Conference." http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/call.htm#ssaww2012 ) Gilman was certainly interested in nationalism, citizenship, and belonging, and her work posed a series of related questions, such as: Who are citizens? Who should be citizens? What kind of citizenry makes for a healthy and productive nation? What contribution can women make to the nation?
Paper proposals are invited for a panel on "Aerial Views: The Third Dimension in Eighteenth-Century Art and Literature" that will be presented at the SCSECS annual conference, which will be held on February 23-25, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Grove Park Inn. This year's conference theme is Panoramas and Prospects. For more information about the conference, plenary speakers, special events and conference venue, please consult our SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.
We invite submissions of abstracts of articles for an anthology on Race and Poetry. Abstracts should be submitted by Oct. 25, 2011. The goal is to generate an inclusive and broad exfoliation of the subject with an ear towards essays that will work in dialogue with each other, though not necessarily in agreement. Please include a short biographical statement with your abstract.
Essays appearing in the anthology will average 3,000 words. They can range from the lyric to the academic (hence, poets who are not scholars are invited to submit), but should be cited in Chicago style where citation is required. If an abstract is accepted, we'll send a note indicating any additional formatting requests.
CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (12/15/11; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/11/12-4/14/12)
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2012 JOINT CONFERENCE
April 11-April 14, 2012
The Conference will be held at the
Copley Marriott Hotel
1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)
Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 14, 2012
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2011
We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.
Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stephen Halliwell, University of St. Andrews
Vivian Sobchack, UCLA
Samuel Weber, Northwestern University
Comparatively Speaking: Gender and Rhetoric
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
2012 National Conference
Boston, MA, April 11-14, 2012
Marriott Boston Copley Place
Deadline for proposal submissions is December 15.
Proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers are now being considered. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or
speakers per standard session.
AIRtech 2011: Accessibility, Inclusion and Rehabilitation using Information Technologies
December 13th-15th 2011
Hotel Parque Central , La Havana, Cuba
AIRtech2011 aims to establish an open exchange dedicated to the presentation and discussion about accessibility, inclusion and rehabilitation using Information Technologies. We invite researchers working in this field to participate.
As main topics are those relating to the application of information technologies in accessibility to enable people with functional limitation to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, in inclusion for people with different abilities and preferences, and in rehabilitation.
New submission deadline is October 31st, 2011.
Call for Papers:
"Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet," UCLA
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
Thursday February 23rd and Friday February 24th, 2012.
Keynote: Wai Chee Dimock.
Graduate students in any discipline are invited to submit abstracts for "Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet," a conference hosted by the graduate students in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California Los Angeles.
The Fourth Annual International Conference on Popular Romance Studies
The Pleasures of Romance
York, United Kingdom
27-29 September, 2012
This conference asks one large question: What is the place of pleasure in popular romance? Popular romance—whether romance novels, romantic films, soap operas, fan fiction, advertisements, etc.—has long been both consumed and derided because of the pleasures they impart: pleasures of sentiment, pathos, comfort, arousal, satisfaction, identification. This conference will consider "pleasure" in popular romance texts and popular romance studies:
PCA/ACA 2012 National Conference
Boston, MA, 11-14 April, 2012
Call For Papers: Romance Area
(Conference info: )
Deadline for submission: December 15, 2011.
We are interested in any and all topics about or related to popular romance: all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. All representations of romance in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and any-when, are welcome topics of discussion.
This year we are especially interested in papers on Romance on/and/in Television, to be presented on panels jointly sponsored by the Romance and the TV areas.