Post-secular critics are currently challenging the theory that the rise of historical empiricism, as a mode of thought, replaced religious belief and praxis. According to theorist Benedict Anderson, the seventeenth century ushered in a break between a religious cosmology and history, creating a need to link fraternity, power, and time in new ways. Nationalism, an ideology that links subjective identity to a history unfolding in "homogeneous, empty time," filled this need. New literary genres like the novel presented stories that occurred in the time and space of the nation, offering readers a means of identifying as members of a community with a common, secular history.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Pittsburgh
November 10-12, 2011
"The Idea of France" / "L'Idée de la France"
We welcome abstracts from all fields (literature, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, religion, art, music, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, etc.) that treat the question of the idea of France or Frenchness in any time period from the middle ages to the twenty-first century. Papers may be delivered in English or French.
This panel invites proposals for interdisciplinary papers focusing on the re-examination of the Baroque Aesthetics. The renewed interest in the 'emblemistica' and renovated interpretation of metaphor, along with the new sensibility inspired by the scientific discoveries of the 17th century, contributed to the development and re-thinking of the concepts of 'immagine' and 'forma' that have been at the center of a lively debate ever since. The complex nature of the Baroque lends itself to a multifaceted approach in the fields of Literature, Philosophy, Art History and Literary Criticism.
Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.
In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltl.umassd.edu/blog.
We have featured essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.
The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming and culture for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels in San Antonio, Texas. The conference runs from 20 to 23 April, 2011.
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
CALL FOR PAPERS
Joint Conference of the PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations at the Marriott Rivercenter Conference Hotel on
April 20-23, 2011
in San Antonio, Texas
The area chair for Horror of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, or general culture.
If you are interested in being a presenter, please send a detailed abstract (300-400 words) for a paper of 18 to 20 minutes reading time via e-mail. Please provide contact information, such as name, mailing address, phone number, and especially e-mail address.
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Panel Title—Thinking Backward: Reframing Lesbian Representation on Bad Girls
CFP: PCA 2011--San Antonio, TX. April 20-23, 2011
We're soliciting proposals for the Romance Area for the Popular Culture Association conference. This year it's in San Antonio, TX. As always, it's the Wednesday-Saturday of Easter/Passover weekend, April 20-23, 2011.
PCA is an amazing conference to go to to experience the community of Popular Romance Studies. It's a VERY inviting conference for new scholars, and for interested non-scholars. We've had undergraduates and brand new graduate students very successfully present papers at PCA. We're welcoming, friendly, fun, a little bawdy, and very very interesting.
The body remains a preeminent place of reading in feminist theory, past and present. But, we wish to complete a feminist examination of those areas of research that speak of movements beyond the physical body. This project seeks papers that examine feminist literary characters that negotiate multiple borders and identities. What borders exist to be transgressed? What are the consequences (mental, physical, social) of transgressing these borders? What is specifically feminist in the act of crossing a border, any border that exists?
We are looking to put together 10-12 essays (which we will edit, introduce, and conclude) with the following sub-categories:
Call for Papers for the second issue of Limit(e) Beckett :
Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle?
Je connais ces petites phrases qui n'ont l'air de rien
et qui, une fois admises, peuvent vous empester toute une langue.
Bouche comme cousue fil blanc invisible
Cliché itself, the degenerative metaphor of everyday language, is, Beckett recognizes, expressive of fundamental desires, fears and truths
Elizabeth Barry, Beckett and Authority: The Use of Cliche