The Fat Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association solicits proposals of either full panels, roundtables, individual papers, or forms of artistic expression for its annual conference. Critical discussions of fat, thin, and body size are welcome, especially those that either consider or counter phobic constructions of the present-day.
Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)
This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.
While existing, published research on the almanac as an ephemeral annual publication has focused on a range of important characteristic features, it has not offered a comprehensive account that embeds the form within the changing print cultural contexts that determined its particular uses and material production. Above all, no global account of the almanac has been attempted yet, despite the fact that it was widely popular in Europe from the late Renaissance to the nineteenth century, especially in such formats as the muses' or comic almanacs of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Conference: UCLA's 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference
Panel Topic: Crossing Borders and Queer Styles
Location: University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Dates: October 14th to 15th 2011 (Abstracts Due: May 8th 2011)
Deadline for Abstracts Extended to May 15, 2011. We invite submissions in any way related to the conference theme from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. Abstracts should be emailed to email@example.com. The conference will take place on October 14 and 15, 2011 at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit the conference website at http://eapsu2011.weebly.com/.
Confirmed speaker: Alberto Toscano
RESISTANCE comprises the first day of 'Whose University?', a two-day symposium organised by Goldsmiths and Birkbeck, co-hosted by GLITS, Goldsmiths Literature Seminar (www.gold.ac.uk/ecl/glits) and InC (www.gold.ac.uk/inc), Research Group in Continental Philosophy, 9–10 June 2011.
In the nineteenth century, travel became a serious business: with the explosion of travel guide books (Murray's and Baedeker's, most notably), Cook's excursion tours, organized itineraries through the P&O and other ocean liner companies, and other commercial efforts, the world began to open up for tourism is ways previously unknown. Where travel had in earlier centuries often been focused on the pleasure of "finishing" one's education through a Grand Tour, it now became accessible to many more people – at once a more playfully democratic pleasure and an enormously serious money-making venture for everyone from travel companies to local vendors at what we now think of a tourist traps.
Fantastic Narratives and the Natural World
AMERICAN LITERATURE I (PRE-1900)
Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry
In accord with the SAMLA special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," proposals are invited addressing women poets of the nineteenth century. Specifically, the panel will explore how female writers of the era poetically imagined gender roles.
By June 1, 2011, please submit a one-page CV and a proposal of 250 words to Mary Wearn, Macon State College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.