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Always Look on The Bright Side of Life (Oct. 7-9, 2010 in Atlanta, GA)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:18am
New Voices Conference/Georgia State Graduate English Association

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:02am
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory


Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

UPDATE New Cultures of Ageing: Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future; deadline Nov 20011; event 04/08 - 09/11

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 9:51am
Prof. Philip Tew, Brunel University



New Cultures of Ageing:
Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future

8th – 9th April 2011

An interdisciplinary conference organized by the NDA-funded FCMAP Group of Investigators and by the BCCW Research Group, Brunel University, London.


Will Self
Fay Weldon

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Tim O'Brien Panel, ALA Symposium on Fiction, Oct.8-9, Savannah

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 11:04pm
American Literature Association

The Truth of War: Tim O'Brien Panel, ALA Symposium on Fiction, Oct.8-9, Savannah

"The sense of uncertainty must be very similar — the soldiers' hearts in Iraq must be similar to the soldiers' hearts in Vietnam." ~ Tim O'Brien, 2005 to an audience in Valparaiso, Indiana

[UPDATE] Edited Volume - Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Deadline: July 15, 2010)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 9:55pm
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.

Alfred Hitchcock Panels - San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23, 2011

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:36pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

San Antonio, Texas
April 20-23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2010

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

NEMLA 2011: The Specter of Degeneration in 19th Century Literature

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:15pm
Ana Oancea

This Comparative Literature session has been selected for inclusion in the 42nd convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, to be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011. The host institution is Rutgers University.

We invite papers analyzing degeneration in Western and non-Western works of, or portraying, the 19th century. What do fictions of degeneration tell us about the scientific, sexual and cultural politics of the 19th century? In what contexts is the fear of degeneration exacerbated or sublimated at the end of the century? How does contemporaneous biological theory become literature? Comparative approaches and papers dealing with 19th century popular literature welcomed.

Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics: March 25-27th, 2011, University of Toronto [UPDATE]

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 5:28pm
University of Toronto, Canada

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Kathleen Woodward (Washington), Stephen Katz (Trent), Philip Sohm (Toronto)
Selected conference presentations will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal "Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities" (http://arcade.stanford.edu/journals/occasion).
Complete CFP and conference details available here: http://sites.google.com/site/agingoldagememoryaesthetics/.

Selling Culture?: Cultural Identities in the Victorian Periodical Press, abstracts 9/16/2010, conference 11/20-21/2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 1:43pm
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Selling Culture?: Cultural Identities in the Victorian Periodical Press

20 – 21 November 2010

(in association with the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals and the Association for Research in Popular Fictions)

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jim Mussell

(Birmingham University)

Roundtable Session: advice for postgraduates and early career researchers

Suddenly Everyone Has a Cherokee Great-Grandmother: Teaching Native Literatures (NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011; New Brunswick, NJ)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 11:33am
Justine Dymond/ Northeast Modern Language Association 42nd Annual Convention

Native American Literature courses often attract self-selected students for the wrong reasons. Recently, when I surveyed my students as to why they were taking a course on Native literature, students replied that they enjoyed "folktales" or that they think they have distant relatives who were Cherokee. Students of diverse backgrounds, and particularly Euro-American students, when first exposed to the contexts and histories of American Indian literatures often feel disillusioned by this new knowledge, especially as that knowledge counters stereotypical and often romanticized associations of American Indian cultures.

CFP - Appropriating Vertigo (SCMS; panel deadline 7/30/10; March 2011)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 10:11am
Paul Petrovic

Prospective Panel:

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, March 10-13, 2011
Ritz Carlton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Deadline for submissions: July 30, 2010 11:59 PM CST

Since Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) was released over half a century ago, its reputation has gone from ambivalent to laudatory. Owing to its themes of voyeurism and its ideas of a subjective self-deception, countless directors have appropriated and translated the film by doing everything from changing the locale to things to reversing the gender roles.

February 10-12, 2011 - Turin (Italy) INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM WWW.World Wide Women Globalization, genders and languages.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 9:02am
CIRSDe - Research Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies

The conference, organised by the Research Centre for Women's and Gender Studies (CIRSDe) at the University of Turin (Italy), aims to promote cultural exchanges among researchers interested in the gender perspectives in their work. At the same time, it's an occasion to relaunch the debate on how Women's and Gender studies can be integrated into traditional academic approaches.
The topics we intend to discuss are: globalization, cultural exchanges, transculturality, migrations, languages, economic development and the decline in importance of national boundaries. It will be necessary to adopt a gender perspective and an interdisciplinary approach in discussing these subjects.