COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011
Shakespeare in Performance
Université du Maine, France - 5-6 May 2011
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2011
A Multi-disciplinary Conference focusing on issues of relevance to Anguilla
April 28-29, 2011
Submissions should include:
A cover sheet containing the title of the paper, author's address and contact information, (Email/
Tel/Fax number), institution, a 25 word summary and author's bio-data of approximately 50 words
for inclusion in the conference programme.
One page with a 250-word abstract of the paper.
Abstract by November 30, 2010.
Full Paper by March 31, 2011.
Send submissions to:
For more information contact:
The UWI Open Campus
The Valley, Anguilla
Call for Papers: American Indians Today Area
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20--‐23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
As Donna Haraway puts it, "when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?" How, then, does fan culture work in the plurality of linguistic, cultural, and geopolitical conditions facilitated by new media, and specifically the online environments which define contemporary fandom experience? What are its canons? Who actively reads fandom's texts, and what does that literacy entail? And whose purposes do these questions serve?
CFPs: German Lit and Culture, PCA/ACA, San Antonio, TX , April 20-23, 2011 Panels: Teaching GER Culture, Sarrazin Debate; Media Studies; Mixing Lit: GPS/E-Book; GER Creative Writing; Gaming Violence;
Teaching German Culture in German Studies
Papers dealing with materials, theories, and approaches to teaching culture in German programs are sought. Topics and approaches can range from the use of texts and instruments (questionnaires, texts, films, on-line resources) to inform students about intercultural practice and cultural constructs (ethnicity, gender, disability, etc.) to materials and theories on how to encourage students to engage in creative-critical work on German Studies.
In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term "Weltliteratur," Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust's Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin's entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin's involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin's own reading?
Symposium: Gender and States of Emergency
Department of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University
April 22, 2011
The University of Worcester, UK, will host the second biennial meeting of the Defoe Society on 14-16 July 2011. The society's continued ambition is to attract contributions that range across the extraordinary variety of activities and writings of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries. The conference's aim is to encourage fresh examination of the socio-cultural and literary milieu of Grub Street and its "duncical" authors and "Scriblerian" enemies.
Call for Third Paper for Panel on "Asian American and Native American Literary Connections" for the 2011 Association for Asian American Studies Conference
Drawing on the work started in the September 2010 special issue of American Quarterly, we seek an additional paper for a panel on Asian American and Native American literary connections. As Paul Lai and Lindsey Claire Smith, the guest editors of that special issue, note in their introduction, the two fields are connected via their placement under the umbrella of "ethnic studies," but often diverge in terms of assumptions, approaches and focus.
Call for Papers: Two-day Symposium
'Nabokov and Morality'
University of Strathclyde, 5th & 6th May 2011
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)
Papers are invited for a two-day symposium at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on the 5th & 6th May 2011. The event will involve 15-20 speakers over two days and be based on papers/presentations of 20 minutes each plus 10 minutes for questions. Both days will conclude with a roundtable discussion.
UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers. Our conference is the largest and longest running student-led conference in the southeast. This year, come and see how the rules of the game are changing.
The UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association invites faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates to submit an original essay or presentation for the annual spring semester conference.
This symposium offers an opportunity to focus the mind on Rose Macaulay's writing in her life, and to consider her work in its cultural context.
The day will be organized as a series of 20-minute papers, beginning with a talk by Sarah LeFanu, Macaulay's most recent biographer, on researching Macaulay's life, and is open to all who have an interest in Macaulay, as a forum to discuss how they have been drawing on her life or writing in their own research, in their own writing, or in another aspect of culture or criticism, perhaps travel writing or journalism.
The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the "Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance" for the 2011 ATHE conference in Chicago, IL (August 11-14, 2011). This annual panel is held in memory of Dr. Bruce Kirle, a longtime member of the Music Theatre/Dance focus group. Dr. David Savran will serve as the respondent. Dr. Savran is the Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center as well as the editor of The Journal of American Theatre and Drama. His most recent book, Highbrow/Lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of The New Middle Class, was published in 2009 by the University of Michigan Press.
Call for Paper Proposals:
Seminar: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Appropriation in World Drama/Theatre
Conference: 2011 ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association), "World Literature, Comparative Literature"
Vancouver, CA. March 31-April 3, 2011