The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.
Harry Potter: Still Recruiting!
Due to numerous submissions to this CFP we have moved the date forward TWO WEEKS for proposals. The new date is now the 16th May 2011.
Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on writing incest we would particularly welcome those that relate to:
Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.
As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the 16 of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.
UPDATE -- EXTENDED DEADLINE
Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
International Conference: October 27 – 29, 2011
Deadline for proposals: June 20, 2011
The language departments at Bates College invite proposals for a scholarly conference to be held in conjunction with the second annual Bates International Poetry Festival, Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry.
NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The "Authorship and Auteurism" area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2011, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or authorship studies. Topics may explore any popular medium or cultural production from any time period or country. Of particular interest are papers that focus on authorship and auteurism within the contexts of corporate conglomeration, "globalization," and technological convergence.
Potential topics relevant to authorship may include:
Please see our current issue at http://nwi.ivytech.edu/atrium/ The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. Our Fall 2011 issue continues to invite general submissions, both creative works and research-based articles, but we are issuing a particular call in two areas: Using Technology to enhance instruction and engage students, and Classroom Management to encourage creative learning across the disciplines. Deadline for submissions to our Fall issue is July 1. Please see the general guidelines at our website, and read the specific calls below.
Call for Papers: "Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages" (26-29 October 2011, Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University).
Call for papers
(English Version--see our site for French, Italian, German & Spanish versions).
"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my life, or whether that station Will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of James Agee's work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Topics may include Agee's poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as screenwriter, film critic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. By June 1, 2011, please submit 250-word abstracts to Hugh Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sixteenth and seventeenth-century works, from Utopia to Paradise Lost, construct fictional worlds through the appeals to the epistemic and ontological status of the future. In the Defence of Poesy, Philip Sidney elucidates how futures govern both poetic production and dissemination. The poet is a "vates" who can prophesize the future, or the "maker" who creates imitable models for the reader. The act of imitation is transferred to the reader of poetry, whose "well-doing" in the real world uniquely fulfills the poet's work.
The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference. The conference will be held from October 14-16, 2011 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Proposals and abstracts of about 250-300 words on any aspect of Harry Potter are welcome, although topics focusing on time, space, and memory are of particular interest this year.
Please submit proposals and abstracts to the Area Chair. Electronic submissions should be sent to Orlando Dos Reis, Kansas State University at email@example.com. Deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2011.
Playful Interruptions in Recent Film
In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.
October 20 – October 22, 2011 – Salzburg, Austria
This is the first conference for young academics at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg, Austria. The conference committee seeks papers on a variety of topics all connected to the overall theme "Creatures of the Night."
Our goals are to create a welcoming and warm environment for young academics who are looking forward to present their unique ideas to other participants. Furthermore, we want to offer a stage where academics can not only share and support their research interests, but where they can also engage in an academic discourse and can connect with people in their respective fields.
This special session at the 2011 M/MLA conference invites papers that explore the multitude of functions, forms, enactments, and critiques of festivity and the festive spirit in 20th - and 21st-century world literature, the arts, mass media and new media.