The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is now accepting nominations for the 2010 John G. Cawelti Award in Popular and American Culture. John Cawelti is a pioneer in the study of Popular and American Culture. His numerous works established the basis for the study of the literature and film for the masses.
The English Departments at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Fourth Annual Creative Writing Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2011.
The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events. To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:
Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"
ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Organizers: Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis / Heather Houser, Williams College
Poetry Submissions (2)
ATHE Call For Papers: Theatre Turbocharged: The Collegiate 24-Hour-Play Festival
Within the past few years the 24-Hour-Play genre has been spreading like wildfire throughout colleges and universities around the world. And for good reason: this highly distilled production platform encourages creativity, challenges participants, and astonishes audiences. However, it isn't just the students who benefit... The departments who facilitate and advise these festivals are learning that there's a lot more going on in those 24-hours than meets the eye. Whether playwriting, directing, acting or designing, the 24-hour-play format provides myriad opportunities for students of all experience levels, and with very little overhead.
Call For Papers: Korean Horror Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2012)
Edited by Alison Peirse and Daniel Martin
Abstracts are sought for a collection on Korean Horror Cinema to be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2012. Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2010
Mythology in Contemporary Culture
The frequent appearance of mythological figures and motifs in all areas of popular culture speaks to the notion that mythologies, far from being relics of the past, continue to have significance in the contemporary world. Movies, television, computer games, comics, graphic novels, traditional literature, visual arts, performing arts, politics, blogs--list goes on--contain both explicit and implicit epiphanies of archetypes such as Hermes and Isis and Kali, and of mythological narratives such as those found in classical Greek tragedies or medieval Grail legends, to name only a few examples. Contemporary revisionings and reinterpretations of ancient mythological elements reflect the attitudes of current culture.
The focus of Dialogue Under Occupation V is on ways of communicating in and about areas of the world confronting occupation. Engaging in 'dialogue' under occupation does not mean that the less powerful or powerless are accepting the occupation in any way, shape, or form, but that people are willing to confront their occupiers in an effort to be recognized as having equal human rights, including the ability to make autonomous decisions about how they should live and pursue their own definition of happiness. However, 'under occupation', these rights are undermined by the power differential between the occupier and the occupied.
The 2011 English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities Conference will be held October 7th and 8th, 2001 at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Generally, while each year's meeting has a specific focus, the EAPSU conference offers a venue for most areas of English studies.
The conference's theme in 2011 is English in the Digital Age: Developments in Language, Literacy, and Literature. Possible paper topics include:
This panel seeks papers exploring how literary and filmic representations of Ireland have been affected by both the Celtic Tiger and its precipitous end. How is the Irish identity negotiated within a transnational context? How have new models of representation influenced contemporary artists? How is the "new Ireland" represented? Send inquiries or abstracts (as MS Word attachments) by 10/10/10 to Daniel Shea, Mount Saint Mary College: Danie.Shea@msmc.edu.
"Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptation" 9th-11th September 2011
The University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Association
of Adaptation Studies and the Cambridge Marlowe Society
Proposals for academic papers and practical and educational
workshops are invited on various aspects on the topic
on Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptation to include:
• Beyond Shakespeare Adaptation
• Shakespeare for children and young people
• Shakespeare's Classical sources
• Shakespeare's Historical sources
• Shakespeare in Art
• Shakespeare in Music
• Shakespeare on film and television
• Foreign language adaptations of Shakespeare
"Many Cinemas" is a forthcoming e-magazine (1st Issue announced: Spring 2011). It will dedicate its bi-annual issues the many many cinemas of the non-western world, namely Asia, Africa, Latin America and other small cinema traditions.
"Many Cinemas" will be a magazine for film aesthetics, theory and analysis beyond the main stream film studies. Every issue will focus one specific topic, and we hope to publish different articles from each continent. The editors will select the proposals and accompany the publishing process. Afterward, "Many Cinemas" will be open peer reviewed, respectively commented. We are planning to get an ISSN-Number and to cooperate with research institutes all over the world.
The main object of reflection and discussion is criticism of the praxis and tradition,
which is inscribed in the literary genres and styles.
1st Global Conference
Femininity and Masculinity
Monday 16th May – Wednesday 18th May 2011
Call for Papers
Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of academic study on the issues of gender in its social and cultural contexts. Since its emergence from feminism, gender studies have become one of the most deliberated disciplines. The following project aims at an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and perspectives on the issues of femininity and masculinity in the 21st century. It invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of topics connected with gender, to propose an interdisciplinary view of the frontiers and to stake out new territories in the study of femininity and masculinity.