To celebrate Flann O'Brien's centenary year, the Department of English Studies at the University of Vienna invites panel and paper proposals for 100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference (July 24-26, 2011) by the new deadline of February 21.
The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) will have their annual conference on October 6-8, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Mothering in Literature and Film Panel seeks papers on the various critical images of mothering in literature and film. Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a brief biographical statement to Dorsía Smith Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org with RMMLA in the subject line by March 1, 2011.
3rd Global Conference
Heroes and Villains: Justice and Punishment
Saturday 10th September – Monday 12th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
5th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror
Tuesday 6th September 2011 – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.
Proposals are invited for the rhetoric session at the upcoming 2011 Convention of the South Central Modern Language Association, to be held October 27-29, in Hot Springs, AR. This is an open panel, and any proposal related to rhetoric within any discourse (political, cultural, literary, etc.) is welcome. However, this year's SCMLA conference theme, Sources of Inspiration, invites us to place particular emphasis on the canon of invention. What are the sources of rhetorical inspiration or invention in its many contemporary forms? Potential presenters are invited to interpret this theme in the broadest sense, related to rhetoric in any of its various forms.
From Jack's Army to Jedward: Ireland Masculinity and Popular Culture 1990-2010, NUI Galway, Sept 2011
History and the related memory processes of remembering and forgetting have been crucial concepts in the definition of communal belonging in Ireland, as especially underscored by the nation-building process that unfolded at the end of the nineteenth century. However, the globalisation and cosmopolitisation of Ireland as experienced in the last decade and a half, together with the strained socio-economic circumstances of contemporary Ireland, has arguably provoked the need for cultural and literary artifacts to concentrate on the present in an attempt to comprehend and come to terms with the momentous transformations that the island has experienced in the last few years.
Conference: 127th Annual Modern Language Association Convention
Dates: January 5th to 8th 2012
Location: Seattle, Washington U.S.A.
Innovative "transmedia" or "intermedial" approaches to early American literature: literature as mixed media environment; image/text; acoustic and visible; sensory and semiotic, etc. c.v., 300-word abstracts: March 15. email@example.com
Session at the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting, Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World, University of California, Berkeley, 6-8 May 2011
In José Saramago's História do Cerco de Lisboa (1989), a transgressive proofreader alters the course of history with the insertion into a text of a single word, not. Negating a crucial statement in a text on the siege of Lisbon, the proofreader sets out to rewrite history. Archaeologists and art historians by reconstructing objects and audiences produce narratives on visual encounters. Through excavations, primary texts, and artifacts, cultures of reception are articulated and experiences with objects are extrapolated.
The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?
Please submit proposals by 3/15 2011
The CFP for graduate students (both Master's and PhD level) to submit proposals to the graduate symposium described below has been extended.
The Second Annual Graduate Symposium on Communication
Theme: "Communication in the 21st Century: New Media, New Ideas"
Keynote: Carolyn Miller of NC State
Rhys Matters: Critical Essays on Jean Rhys
We seek submissions of completed essays for a collection on the writings of Jean Rhys. Although Rhys's critical reputation has steadily grown since the publication of Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966 and her death in 1979, only one edited collection of Rhys criticism has been published to date. In fact, given the sense that there is an emerging "industry" devoted to Rhys and her work, the lack of a collection of current scholarship on Rhys is puzzling and perhaps speaks to the challenges of categorizing a writer who crosses the boundaries of modernism, postcolonial studies, Caribbean studies, and women's and gender studies.
Back 2 is a conference and festival focused on contemporary and modern poetry. The theme of the conference is contemporary poets' return to poets of the first half of the twentieth century: Yeats, Eliot, Pound, H.D., Carlos Williams, Moore, Zukovsky, cummings, Auden, Trakl, Benn, Rilke, Brecht, Tuwim, Leśmian, and others. We are interested in discussions of borrowings, reworkings, rejections, and disputes. Our main concern is with contemporary English, German and Polish poetry, although we will consider papers that deal with a similar phenomenon in other European languages.
The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents
Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess
12th-14th May 2011