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CFP: Critical and Transnational Approaches to American Popular Music * Deadline: May 31st, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 3:57pm
Babacar M’Baye & Alexander C.O. Hall, eds.

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.

New Directions - University of Arizona - April 29-30, 2011 [UPDATE]

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:45pm
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

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

NJCEA Spring Conference at Seton Hall University, NJ, Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 9:44am
David McClure/ New Jersey College English Association

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
2."John Milton and the Prophetic," Dan O'Day, Convenor, Kean University
3."Current Issues in Second Language Writing," Gita Das Bender, Convenor,

[UPDATED] The "9/11" Decade: Rethinking Reality. Sumbission deadline 16 May 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 9:38am
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics

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

[UPDATE] Deadline approaching to submit to UW's upcoming Conference on Criticism and Appreication in the Academy

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:30pm
University of Wyoming

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

The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 1:33pm
Christopher Collins and Mary P. Caulfield. The School of Drama, Film and Music. The University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting.

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.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline "Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd," IGA Conference, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2nd-5th August 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 11:35am
10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, University of Heidelberg, Germany

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?

[UPDATE] James Agee at ALA, May 26-29, 2011 (Jan. 20 submission deadline)

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 10:46am
James Agee Society

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