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Performance and Identity: The Music of Lady Gaga [UPDATE]

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 10:56am
Richard Gray, Ph.D. Carson-Newman College

Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is a American pop musician who has taken the world music scene by storm. Her debut album, The Fame, reached number one in the UK, Canada, Austria, Germany and Ireland. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and topped Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Its first two singles, "Just Dance" and "Poker Face", became international number-one hits, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The album later earned a total of six Grammy Award nominations. In early 2009, Lady Gaga began her first headlining tour, The Fame Ball Tour.

out of print, the evolution of twentieth-century writing, Friday 16 September 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 5:43am
School of Literature & Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, UK

The conference will explore all aspects of the theme to ask: Why are some writers neglected? How can we read the position and problem of writing that is no longer published? What is at stake during the movement from page to other mediums? With the dawn of the kindle, what about the materiality of books, journals, newspapers? Has the role of small imprints changed, and what are the implications of print on demand? What happens at the margins of the printed? Rediscovery of neglected writing, the re-branding of second-hand books as desirable retro objects and an ever increasing number of film and television adaptations bring questions of the legacy and future of twentieth-century writing into ever-sharper focus.

Fictionality Across the Arts and Media, Free University Berlin, 13-15 October

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 2:36am
Friedrich Schlegel School of Literary Studies Free University Berlin

The Annual Conference of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (Freie Universität Berlin) takes place on October 13--15, 2011. The programme committee invites scholars to submit proposals for papers on the topic of fictionality across the arts and media.

Comparative Literature Essays--Deadline JUNE 15

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 1:05am
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

To submit: http://ucb-cluj.org/submissions/

Call for Submissions!

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.

Submission guidelines:

Symposium On Feminist Methodology 29th – 30th September 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 3:03pm
Centre for Women's Studies and Development, Faculty of Social Science, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi

Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
Faculty of Social Science,
Banaras Hindu University

Feminist Methodology
29th – 30th September 2011

Kiran Barman
Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
Department of Economics
Faculty of Social Science
Banaras Hindu University
Organizing Secretary
Anita Singh
Co- Coordinator
Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University

Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (Abstracts due 9/30; NEMLA 2012)

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 2:22pm
Emily King / NEMLA

From Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

Renaissance Science

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 1:15pm
RSA 2012- Washington DC

Bruno Latour has noted that "no 'new man' suddenly emerged sometime in the sixteenth century, and there are no mutants with larger brains working inside modern laboratories who can think differently from the rest of us." What, if we believe Latour, can we say about the age of scientific expansion in the Renaissance and its proximity to innovations in art and culture? This panel is seeking papers that challenge the boundaries between literature and science throughout the Renaissance in Italy, France, Spain, the Low Countries, or England and beyond.

CFP SCSECS Conference, Asheville, NC, 23-25 February 2012

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:55pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Conference Theme: Panoramas and Prospects
Deadline for Panel Proposals: Aug. 1, 2011
Deadline for Paper Proposals & Full Panels: Oct. 1, 2011

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will hold its annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains from February 23-25, 2012. Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the area, this year's conference will explore the "Panoramas and Prospects" of the long eighteenth century. We welcome panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the eighteenth century.

2nd International Conference on Human & Social Sciences

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:34pm
Sapienza University of Rome / MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research

The conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social and human sciences. Are encouraged to register and attend this Conference all academics, researchers or scholars.

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Forms of Corruption in History and in Contemporary Society (CORHICS 2011), Paris 1 Sorbonne University, 14-16 Sept 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 7:16am
Ars Identitatis, Cultural Research Association

The etymology of the word "corruption" (lat. Co-rruptum) indicates either an alteration, or an act of seduction, but in any case it leads toward a rupture. In a broader meaning, corruption is understood as the behavior of a person who derails another one from his/her way, customs or duties, through the promise of money, honors or security. History shows that this phenomenon has generally been manifesting in different kinds of cultures and societies starting with the most ancient times. Today corruption is still a reality, generated by the particular economic, cultural and political conditions in both developing and developed countries.

CFP: Walking Around in the Space of Consumption and Segregation: Examining Place in Language and Literature / Deadline: Oct 15

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 8:41pm
Plaza: Dialogues in Language and Literature / University of Houston Graduate Literary Journal

We are currently seeking student-written articles and creative works that examine the role of place in literature, composition studies, folklore, cultural studies, language studies, and gender studies.]

Linda Flower complicates the idea of "place" as only a silent object of discourse in her introduction to City Comp, saying that "writing is not merely situated in and shaped by its time and place, but … the writer's sense of that time and place is the source of meanings, motivations, and identities." Whether discussing the city or country, we recognize the importance of place, both the physical space and the encoded values associated with it, in reflecting and creating identity and ideas.

RSA 2012: Imagined Bodies of the Italian Wars (6/9/11)

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 4:43pm
Jessica Goethals

The Italian Wars, Francesco Guicciardini writes, not only kept dominions in flux and cities in peril but also introduced "new fashions, new customs, new and bloody forms of warfare, and unknown diseases." In art, literature, theater, historiography, propaganda, military arts, and the popular imagination, these wars signaled a political and cultural ground shift (in Italy and in Europe), changes often contemplated through the imagined body. This panel invites papers that explore the roles that gender, violence, cultural confrontation, imagination, the sacred, and the body (broadly construed) play in these decades of clash, upheaval, and adaptation. Contributions from all fields/cultures are welcome.

NeMLA 2012: (Dis)covering Identity: Marginalized Citizens during Times of Transition

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 2:59pm
Jill Gonzalez / Safiya Maouelainin

Since the 16th century, communities in Spain and Latin America have been persecuted for their religious and political beliefs, from the moriscos in Spain and indigenous groups in Latin America to the opponents of the Spanish and Latin American dictatorships. This panel will explore the way in which marginalized groups re-determine their identity in societies undergoing major political and social changes. Please submit 300-500 word abstracts in English or Spanish to Jill González and Safiya Maouelainin at jmb06@bu.edu.