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Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:14pm
Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole. Authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, among many others, consider historical or imagined catastrophes that usher in new sensibilities, while simultaneously shattering connections to the past. Traditionally, apocalypse narratives attempt to assert order and coherence where none previously existed. Does apocalypse literature still presume control over disaster? What has apocalypse literature come to signify in the U.S.? What does apocalypse literature offer? How have imagined or real endings come to be portrayed in American literature?

Defining the Postcontemporary

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:09am
Christopher Brooks

At the ACLA in Vancouver I am chairing a panel on Postcontemporary thought. Some presenters are interested in the possibility of publishing an essay collection on that subject. Of course, a good collection will need more essays than this panel would yield, and I would like diverse, even global, perspectives.

CFP: Children in Film

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 7:11am
SWTXPCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.( Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's film.

RAW MATERIAL. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 19-20, 2011

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:44pm
Northeastern University Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers:


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School

Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University

March 19-20, 2011

Post•45 @ Rock Hall: April 29-30, 2011 CFP: Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:32pm
Post•45 @ Rock Hall

Post•45 @ Rock Hall: April 29-30, 2011.
Keynote speakers: Steve Earle, Rick Moody, Kevin Young, Dana Spiotta

Post•45 seeks paper and panel proposals to complete the program for our 5th anniversary conference, to be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. We are looking to add three to six panels or round-tables.

This conference will host a mix of academics, creative artists, and public intellectuals for a series of panels on media, the archive, film, literature, creative writing, and popular music. We welcome papers and panels from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives and methodologies.

Re-Considering John Dos Passos - ALA 2011 (May 26-29, Boston, MA)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 2:13pm
Victoria M. Bryan

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 1:15pm
Proteus: Journal of Ideas

Call for Papers on Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions that explore themes relating to social networks, communities, and/or public service for an upcoming issue titled "Building and Strengthening Communities and Social Networks." We are soliciting a wide range of articles and creative works—including broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, traditional scholarly articles, and works of creative nonfiction. Theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing are welcome.

The "9/11" Decade: Rethinking Reality: first call for papers, deadline 15 December 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 12:14pm
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
University of Brighton, UK

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

Call for Papers

Victorian Futures at the Dickens Universe 7/29-7/31 (deadline 12/15)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 10:33am
The Dickens Project

The Dickens Project invites paper proposals for a conference on Victorian Futures, with keynote speakers Jay Clayton (author of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture) and Andrew Elfenbein (author of Romanticism and the Rise of English). The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, beginning on the evening of Friday, July 29 and concluding at lunch-time on Sunday, July 31; papers will be allocated to "threads" to facilitate developing conversations of specific themes and topics. Submit 1-2 page abstracts and a short c.v. to Rebecca Stern ( by December 15, 2010.