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"South Asian Cinema" at SW/TXPCA 33rd Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb. 8-11, 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 10:49pm
Robert Cross, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Panels are now forming for presentations on topics related to the new conference area of South Asian Cinema. Listed below are suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included
here are also very welcome.

 The work of Satyajit Ray
 Nehru and Indian cinema
 Parallel cinema
 Social problem films
 Partition in Indian cinema
 Indian documentary
 Indian silent film
 Malayalam cinema
 Bengali filmmakers
 Hindi Cinema's Golden Age (Bimal Roy, Mehboob Khan, Guru Dutt)
 Diasporic Indian filmmakers

[UPDATE] Approaches to Teaching the Underground Railroad (deadline Sept. 30)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This roundtable session will address approaches to teaching the Underground Railroad. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to, teaching specific literary texts, historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, incorporating historical sites into the syllabus, and Canadian contributions to the Underground Railroad. Interdisciplinary and team-teaching methods of instruction are especially encouraged.

Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts (as MSWord or PDF attachments) to Saundra Liggins.

Abstract deadline: Sept. 30. 2011.

Area, Arab Culture in the U.S.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:59pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association


for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at
the 33rd Annual Conference of the

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Deadline for Proposal Submission: December 1, 2011
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: December 31, 2011

Moving Modernisms Conference 21-24 March 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:39pm
University of Oxford

21-24 March 2012

Tim Armstrong, University of London, Royal Holloway

David Bradshaw, Worcester College, Oxford

Laura Marcus, New College, Oxford

Steven Connor, University of London, Birkbeck

Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews

Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University

Enda Duffy, University of California at Santa Barbara

Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago

Tom Gunning, University of Chicago

Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University

Tyrus Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz

Julian Murphet, University of New South Wales

Moving Modernisms Conference Postgraduate Day 21 March 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:30pm
University of Oxford

Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference

On 21-24 March 2012 Oxford University English Faculty will host a four-day conference entitled Moving Modernisms. The conference will bring together many scholars of international distinction with a view to examining, through plenary lectures and round-tables, Modernism's diverse manifestations, its manifold constructions and its future directions.

Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012 July 27-29, 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:28pm
The Dickens Project

In celebration of the bicentenary of Dickens's birth, the Dickens Project invites paper proposals for a conference on "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012," with keynote speakers Rosemarie Bodenheimer (author of The Real Life of Mary And Evans and Knowing Dickens) and Robert L. Patten (author of Charles Dickens and His Publishers and George Cruikshank's Life, Times, and Art). The conference will be held at the University of California. Santa Cruz, beginning on the evening of Friday, July 27 and concluding at lunch-time on Sunday, July 29; papers will be allocated to "threads" to facilitate developing conversations of specific themes and topics.

[UPDATE] "Shakespeare and Ethics" OVSC (due 9/15/11)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 4:52pm
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference 2011
A Call for Papers
NOVEMBER 3-5, 2011

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 15, 2011

Aliases and Editors: Negotiating Identity in 19th Century Periodicals (Panel), March 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 3:04pm
NeMLA Annual Convention - Rochester, New York

The following CFP is for a panel taking place at the Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Rochester, New York on March 12-15, 2012.

The periodical writer often depended upon establishing a distinguishable identity to achieve his/her popularity. Yet some of the most successful examples were pseudonymous figures like Charles Lamb's Elia and James Hogg's Ettrick Shepherd. Such figures often played fast and loose with notions of stable identity, altering and contradicting their fictional backstories with each month's contribution. Operating through such mercurial personas, these writers utilized the market's potential for fluctuating identity described by Lynch.

What Happens Now? February 24-25, 2012 [UPDATE] Keynote Speaker Announced

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:44pm
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2012

What Happens Now?
Interdisciplinarity for the Future

On February 24-25 2012, graduate students from across academic disciplines will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to query, "What happens now?"

This conference invites contemporary, cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in the humanities, arts, and sciences. We seek to raise new questions, extend disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries, and reflect upon the current state of knowledge production in relation to our 21st century future.

Literature and Music, 10-12 May, 2012, Sibiu, Romania

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 1:40pm
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania and Roehampton University, London, UK

From Verdi's Otello and Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess's literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro's fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vice versa. This is the first conference critically to explore the connection between music and literature in a comprehensive fashion.

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Benson (UEA, Norwich, UK), Wendy Lesser (Berkeley, USA) and Gerry Smyth (John Moores University, Liverpool, UK). More names to be announced shortly.

With Performances by Special Guests including Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Tom McCarthy, Zsolt Sores, Tiffany Murray, Douglas Cowie. More names to be announced shortly.

[UPDATE] Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature (NEMLA 2012)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:53am
Colleen Kennedy & Christopher Madson

This NeMLA seminar (March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY) will examine Renaissance drama and poetry via the history of the lower sensorium—the senses of smell, taste, and touch. Though the lower senses were often relegated to a secondary position in medical and philosophical texts, they defined every moment of a subject's daily movements through his or her world. From the taste of the bread and beer that comprised most meals to the overwhelming range of smells that filled every crevice of the early modern city, men and women understood and maneuvered their bodies, encounters, desires, and labor through the three senses comprising the lower sensorium.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:47am
Contemporary Haitian Poetry

call for papers for edited volume


Danielle Georges, Associate Professor, Lesley University

Anne François, Associate Professor, Eastern University

Cécile Accilien, Associate Professor, Columbus State University

Please submit proposals in abstract form (200-300 words) by the 15th of October 2011 at contemporary.haitian.poetry@gmail.com

[UPDATE] The Atrium, Spring 2012 General Call, Submission Deadline: January 1, 2012.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:36am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices/Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal published twice annually by Ivy Tech Community College Northwest. Ivy Tech is an academic home to 160,000 students throughout Indiana and is one of the largest community college systems in the United States.