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Spirited Awry: Reassessing Anime (Vol. 7, No. 1)

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 11:04pm

Deadline for Abstracts: 28 February, 2011
Deadline for Accepted Draft Submissions: 30 April, 2011

In her book Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation, Susan J. Napier states that anime "is a phenomenon of popular culture." Japanese animation – or "anime" as it is now commonly referred to – has, as Napier observes, achieved remarkable recognition and fandom around the world. But what really is anime? How has it impacted visual culture in the twentieth and twenty-first century? And why should it merit further study in academia?


Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 7:31pm
Louisiana Association of College Composition

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
March 17-19, 2011

Conference website now online: http://la-cc.org/lacc2011
NOTE: New deadline for abstracts is now February 15, 2011.

Conference Chairs: Keith Dorwick, James C. McDonald and Clancy Ratliff

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kristine Hansen, Brigham Young University
Poetry Reading by Darrell Bourque, Poet Laureate of Louisiana

Sirens (women in fantasy) - 10/6/2011-10/7/2011 - 5/7/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 4:23pm
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences

Vail, Colorado
October 6–9, 2011
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 6–9, 2011, in Vail, Colorado. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

Words on Words and Dictionaries - Special Issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (Deadline: 20th May 2011)

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 1:39pm
Department of English, University of Alicante

Words on Words and Dictionaries

Special Issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

○ Important dates

* Submission of manuscripts for peer review: 20th May 2011
* Final submission of accepted manuscripts: 15th October 2011
* Publication expected: December 2011

Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (RAEI) is an international journal of English Studies published annually since 1988 by the University of Alicante, Spain. The journal is indexed in Linguistic Bibliography (BL), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), Modern Language Association (MLA), Periodical Index Online (PIO), Linguistics Abstracts Online (LAO) and Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (ISOC).

[UPDATE] Renaissance Verse [SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6]

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 1:21pm
Lynne M. Simpson, Southeastern Renaissance Conference

Renaissance Verse

Sir Philip Sidney wrote that poetry "is an art of imitation; for so Aristotle termeth it in the word [Greek text]; that is to say, a representing, counterfeiting, or figuring forth: to speak metaphorically, a speaking picture, with this end, to teach and delight." What, then does poetry teach us? How does it continue to delight us? This panel seeks papers that explore or even celebrate the triumph of poetry in English during the 16th and 17th centuries. From sonnets to soliloquies, how do Early Modern poets and playwrights utilize verse? Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Lynne Simpson at lsimpson@presby.edu by May 1.

[Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 9:44am
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

Location: School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. (Arts 2, Room 3.26/3.27)
Date: Saturday, 26 Mar 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Bottoms, Wole Soyinka Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds Leeds, U.K.
Organisers: Dr Nick Selby and Mr Francisco Costa
Institution: University of East Anglia

American Identities on Stage:
20th Century American Drama International Postgraduate Conference

Call for papers - Dance and Film Conference 14-16 October 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 5:41am
European Association of Dance Historians/Film Studies at London Metropolitan University


The Annual Conference of the European Association of Dance Historians in collaboration with Film Studies at London Metropolitan University.

14-16 October 2011
London, United Kingdom

Critical Code Studies: Reading Digital Objects

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 12:02am
Mark C Marino

2012 Modern Language Association Conference in Seattle (Jan. 5-8)
Send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio. by 15 March 2011 to mark c marino at gmail)

Critical Code Studies applies hermeneutics to the interpretation of computer source code. This special session seeks papers that perform readings of digital objects with an emphasis on source code and related issues. At MLA 2011, CCS played a central role in the panel "Close Reading the Digital." This panel will build on that discussion as well as the recent developments and conversations online (see below).

For more information on Critical Code Studies, see

SCMLA Technical Writing session (Proposals 3/28/11, Conference 10/27-29/11)

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 4:53pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Deadline: March 28, 2011

The topic is open. We are, however, particularly interested in presentations that address the integration of new media into the technical writing classroom.

Submissions from newer scholars are welcome.

Please email 500-word abstracts to Dr. Suanna H. Davis at suanna.davis@hccs.edu before March 28, 2011.

The 2011 SCMLA conference will take place in Hot Springs, Arkansas October 27-29, 2011.

Hitchcock's Lesser Hollywood Films - Nov 5-6, 2011 (Abstracts due Mar 20)

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 3:44pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient/Modern Languages Association)

Alfred Hitchcock has been the focus of intense critical scrutiny; however, this focus has, to a large extent, anointed a select group of films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, etc). This panel will explore some of the lesser-known Hitchcock films from his Hollywood period. Abstracts via email attachment due by March 20; PAMLA meetings to be held in Claremont, California (Scripps College), on November 5 & 6, 2011.

"East/West Cultural Passage Annual Conference: Contact Zones in the Global World", Sibiu, Romania, 6-7 May 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 3:42pm
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania

The Department of British and American Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu and the C. Peter Magrath Research Center for Cross-Cultural Studies invite you to the CONTACT ZONES IN THE GLOBAL WORLD international conference, to be held in Sibiu.

Keynote Speech: "Planetary Novels?: Cosmopolitanism and Globality in and out of a national literature," by Peter Childs, University of Gloucestershire.

Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 3:37pm
University of Cincinnati, Department of English & Comparative Literature

The purpose of this conference is to examine meanings of space in a time of cyberspace, non-space, third space, queer space, and other emerging formulations of space that challenge predominantly physical, material constructs. How do we understand our art, our craft, our work, our relationships, and ourselves in spaces that have been transformed in a digital age? To what extent do classic dichotomies such as city-rural, urban-suburban, and public-private hold up in contemporary life? As we create places in our reshaped settings and lives, what are viable ways to examine the meanings of space?

Authority, Sovereignty, Postcoloniality (MLA 2012, proposal deadline 3/10/11)

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 3:01pm
Jini Kim Watson, New York University

A proposed MLA special session on questions of the state and modes of authority and sovereignty within postcolonial studies. How do literary or theoretical works narrate or theorize alternative political modernities; how do we go beyond both the putative celebration of cultural difference (such as "Asian Values") and a reductive "failed states" discourse? Literary and theoretical/historical papers welcome; any field and area of postcolonial studies welcome.

300 word abstracts and 1-page cv by 10 March 2011

Jini Kim Watson
English & Comparative Literature, New York University