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The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 1:56pm

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (12/15/11; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/11/12-4/14/12)


April 11-April 14, 2012
The Conference will be held at the
Copley Marriott Hotel
Boston, MA

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)
Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 14, 2012


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.

Metacognition, Active Learning, and Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:33pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association

500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings. Metacognition encompasses "learning how we learn" activities and techniques. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, the Internet (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, other learning sites/styles).

From the Glorious Revolution to the European Union: Connections Between the British Isles and the Continent, March 9 & 10, 2012

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:01am
University of Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute

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.

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (Sept. 30)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:08am
NEMLA 2012, March 15-18

rom Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

Call for Papers - Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (20 January 2012)

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 9:57pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2012 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2012. The submission deadline for the 2012 issue is 20 January 2012. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2013 issue.

[UPDATE] Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture: Boston, April 11- 14, 2012

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 2:48pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference

Julie Tharp and Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb write in This Giving Birth: "Ever since a pregnant Demi Moore exploded the beauty myth by posing nude for a magazine cover and Madonna cast off her boy-toy image to sing the praises of maternity, popular culture has also begun to embrace dear old mom." At the same time, Modern Family, Mr. Mom, Thomas Beatie, the At-Home Dads Convention, and Superdad: a Memoir of Rebellion, Drugs and Fatherhood are just a few examples testifying to how popular culture has been embracing dad.

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the new PCA Area Motherhood/Fatherhood which showcases (from humanities and social sciences perspectives) any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

[UPDATE] Dickens and the Visual Imagination, 9-10 July 2012

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:48am
An international two-day conference to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012. Hosted by University of Surrey, Paul Mellon Centre and the Watts Gallery

This conference, hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre in London and the University of Surrey in Guildford, will explore the interfaces between art history and textual scholarship through the work of Charles Dickens.

Plenary speaker: Professor Kate Flint (Rutgers University). Other speakers TBC.