Critical and Transnational Approaches to American Popular Music is an ambitious project that examines both the local and transnational significance of American popular music such as Blues, Rock and Roll, and Hip Hop. The first part of the book will situate these musical genres in the large and complex framework of American popular culture in which language, utopia, and traditions have played major roles in the construction of identity, activism, and social change. The second part of the book will put American Blues, Rock and Roll, and Hip Hop in conversation with similar or different musical genres from other parts of the world in which identity, resistance, and social transformation are also crucial parts.
The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, March 25, 2011.
New Directions in Critical Theory Conference
"Singularity: Transdisciplinary Explorations in Language, Culture, and Theory" The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) April 29-30, 2011.
Keynote Speaker: Vincent B. Leitch, General Editor - Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism
Plenary Speaker: Jerrold E. Hogle, University of Arizona
Lost & Found in Translation:
Indian Writers, Translators, Texts, and Contexts
Edited by Jafri S. Abbas and Shafiqul Alam
The NJCEA is soliciting papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual conference. Paper proposals are now being accepted for the following panels (contact session convener listed below).
Extended Deadline January 16, 2011
1."Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora," Daniel Gover, Convenor, Kean University firstname.lastname@example.org
2."John Milton and the Prophetic," Dan O'Day, Convenor, Kean University email@example.com
3."Current Issues in Second Language Writing," Gita Das Bender, Convenor, Gitanjali.DasBender@shu.edu
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
6th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference
'The "9/11" Decade: Rethinking Reality
Wednesday 31 August – Friday 2 September 2011
Joint conference organisers:
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics, University of Brighton;
Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry, University of Ghent;
Centre for Research Ethics & Ethical Deliberation, Edge Hill University;
Centre for Research in Ethics and Globalisation, University of Groningen
Invited keynote speaker: Geoffrey Robertson QC
Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism. More information available at www.uwappreciates.com.
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Please see below our general call for papers for our symposium: The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination.
This symposium seeks to re-negotiate the archive of Irish theatre and performance in order to cast a light on those subterranean dramaturgies that are either characterised as the discontents of historical time or indeed, transmogrified into the historical imagination.
Recent Gothic studies have increasingly looked into problems associated with the idea of delimitation, both in terms of material and media. This leads to the two sets of questions implied in this conference's title: Where are the limits of the 'classic' Gothic tradition? Where have these limits been reached or even transgressed? Can one speak about a 'post-Gothic mode'? What, if anything, is capable of replacing the Gothic? The second set of questions is prompted by the commercialisation and commodification of an increasingly romanticised Gothic and its diffusion among different media and modes: Is the Gothic dependent on 'literature'? Are there media-specific 'Gothics'? Which intermedial and intermodal forms are there?
The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2011 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee's work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Recent topics have included Agee's poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as travel writer, ecocritic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. Send 250-word abstracts by January 20, 2011, to Hugh Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.