With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts within national states.
L'Inde des Anglais, l'Inde des Français, regards croisés
15–16 September 2011, Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordiale, Château d'Hardelot, France [Near Eurostar Calais-Fréthun]
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Korean Popular Culture panel for the 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
The Korean Popular Culture panel is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association Conference in October. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from October 14-16, 2011.
Although I am interested in essays focusing on all facets of Korean Popular Culture, I seek special consideration toward more recent Korean films and media. In addition to any other prescient topics that you wish to explore and analyze, topics considering any of the following topics would be especially welcomed.
As the United States begins observing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Midwest Modern Language Association's permanent section on Bibliography and Textual Studies welcomes paper proposals for a panel or group of panels on Civil War and war-related topics. The permanent section traditionally explores points of intersection between the literary studies and history of the book disciplines. Proposals for 2011 should merge the permanent section's disciplinary and theoretical focus with the historical frame of the war itself, the build up to the war, abolitionism, emancipation, Reconstruction, veterans of the Civil War, memorializing the war, or another closely related topic.
Thursday 1st December 2011
Manchester, United Kingdom
Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Alice in Wonderland in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of Lewis Carroll's creation, and to explore her most recent incarnations. Possible themes may include (but are not limited to):
Film, TV and animated adaptations
Translations, editions, sequels and prequels
Music – pop, punk, rock and metal
Fashion – from stripy tights to tattoos
Psychedelia and drug culture
Gothic Alices – subcultures, dress, artwork
Merchandise, ephemera, collectibles