This panel aims to identify representations of male femininity in twentieth century literature of the Americas, and to examine the cultural work done by the appearance and circulation of these representations.
How have contemporary writers responded to economic and financial crises? What forms or genres of narrative--fictional, autobiographical, historical, or other--are being called into service to represent the highs and lows, virtualities and realities, of late capitalism? Papers on earlier writers that propose to relate them to recent contexts will also be considered. Please submit 300-500 word abstracts + c.v. info to Alison Shonkwiler at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sep. 30.
See http://www.nemla.org/convention/2010/cfp.html for full convention information.
Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings
An international conference held at the University of Sunderland
13-15 November 2009
Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network
Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.
The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area is soliciting paper proposals for the Annual Conference of the SW/Texas Popular and American Culture Association(Feb. 10-13, 2010). Proposals are sought from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and information settings of all types. We encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, and panels organized around common themes.
Some suggested topics:
• Histories and profiles of museums, archives, libraries, and other popular culture resources
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LiNQ VOLUME 36 2009:
Extended Closing DATE 1 October 2009
POP Goes the Region
The small town, the local, and regionalism have long been considered precious territory to be guarded by grassroots music and local art movements, enshrined in high letters, and embalmed in obscurity. This issue of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) seeks to challenge and update this notion of the regional. As the Internet connects us in a global village of downloadable ephemera, the local community is redefined. How does the region connect with the popular?
"Melville, Media, New Media: Appropriation, Adaptation, Remixing"
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted. Please submit a 200-word abstract (or completed paper) and a short resume (e-mail preferred) by the priority registration deadline (November 1, 2009) or the final deadline (December 15, 2009) to
Dr. Melinda McBee, Area Chair
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir and Personal Narrative Panel
Department of Literature and Language
Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
903-463-8639 (office); 940-442-5340 (home)
The T. S. Eliot Society will present two sessions of two or three papers each, with a substantial amount of time for discussion. Those interested should communicate with William Harmon (email@example.com) with the following by October 10, 2009:
CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage
Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009
The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage chair invites papers and panels that explore the meanings of the film archive—both past and present. Possible topics include film preservation/restoration, film collecting, digital archiving, archival exhibition and film festivals, as well as other practices related to the creation and maintenance of cinematic heritage not directly associated with the archive. Papers, panels, and presentations focusing on the southwest are especially welcome. Scholars, filmmakers, archivists, film curators, and students are encouraged to submit an abstract.
Come to the sunny southwest in February!