This panel at the Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists (Philadelphia, 3-5 March 2011) proposes to bring together a group of papers analyzing the plots of early American literature. Plot has a special role in literary culture as the central means through which narrative reshapes reality. As a result, the study of plotting is above all an inquiry into the politics of literary forms, one whose signature questions may be: What is the shape of social and political fantasy? How are competing claims about what will constitute a desirable social and political future narrativized?
The Foreign Language Film Conference (see former post on the conference: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/36707) focuses its attention this year on genre, and this panel subsequently turns to a hybrid genre of the postmodern period: the satiric noir. While it has no official name (we could call it obscurité humour, humour noir, noir comedy etc.), the genre certainly exists.
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
In 2011, the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 32st annual meeting as a joint conference with the national Popular Culture and American Culture Association in San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23, 2001.
The Department of Foreign Languages of the Military Technical Academy invites you to contribute to the fifth and sixth numbers of the Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies "formal and thematic innovation"
LLCS publishes research articles and reviews in the following domains: literature, literature and civilisation, comparative literature and civilization, cultural studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies, foreign language acquisition, foreign language teaching.
We welcome contributions in the above mentioned fields, that are original work, not published elsewhere. All papers are peer reviewed blindly by independent reviewers and the results are communicated in three months' time to the author.
I welcome paper proposals for the panel, "'Rambling' Women in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World," which has been accepted for the Annual Meeting of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (October 21-23, 2010, Buffalo, NY) .
"'Rambling' Women in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World"