The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza from November 8-11, 2012. The 2012 informal convention theme is "Debt."
For the inaugural seminar of Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies we invite paper proposals from graduate students on the relations between the aesthetics and ethics of memory. Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies is a newly established international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies (http://www.mnemonics.ugent.be/).
CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline extended)
Important dates (GMT, UTC+0):
Seeking abstracts on fictional depiction of Muslim everyday life as an indeterminate space of negotiation between the sacral and the secular; theories of novel and indeterminacy of everyday life.
Please send in 250-word abstract by 15 March 2012
The United States has a storied past in which ideals of "proper" parenting have been disseminated through popular culture. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which the clash between the ideals and realities surrounding parenting has affected individuals while reflecting broader historical and cultural trends over time.
Scholars and graduate students in relevant disciplines including but not limited to History; English; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and Cultural Studies are encouraged to submit. Possible papers for this approved special session are not limited to:
• Advice - Doctors (Spock, Sears, Laura, Phil); Parenting Literature
The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television
(Popular Culture Panel)
SAMLA November 9-11, 2012
Durham, North Carolina
Fairy tales never seem to go out of style. This panel seeks papers that discuss the significance and implications of works that take traditional fairy tales and make them modern. They may take elements of fairy tales or the whole tales themselves and revise or rework them, but there is still some basis in traditional fairy tale. These tales may also be reworked in order to show a more modern sense of race, class, or gender as well or may swap characters or roles.