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Thinking Backward: Reframing Lesbian Representation on Bad Girls (April 20-23, 2011)

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 12:28am
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Panel Title—Thinking Backward: Reframing Lesbian Representation on Bad Girls

PCA Romance Area, San Antonio, TX 20-23 April, 2011. Deadline: Dec 15, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:20pm
Popular Culture Association: Romance Area

CFP: PCA 2011--San Antonio, TX. April 20-23, 2011

We're soliciting proposals for the Romance Area for the Popular Culture Association conference. This year it's in San Antonio, TX. As always, it's the Wednesday-Saturday of Easter/Passover weekend, April 20-23, 2011.

PCA is an amazing conference to go to to experience the community of Popular Romance Studies. It's a VERY inviting conference for new scholars, and for interested non-scholars. We've had undergraduates and brand new graduate students very successfully present papers at PCA. We're welcoming, friendly, fun, a little bawdy, and very very interesting.

American Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 5:56pm
Soutwest/Texas PCA & ACA

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2010

32nd Annual Southwest/Texas American and Popular Culture Association

Joint Conference with the National PCA/ACA
San Antonio, Texas
20-23 April 2011

Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-1000

Beyond the Body: Migrating Past Physical Borders in Feminist Literature - Call for Papers for a Proposed Edited Collection

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:56pm
Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks - University of Texas at San Antonio and Dr. Glenda Tibe Bonifacio - University of Lethbridge, Canada

The body remains a preeminent place of reading in feminist theory, past and present. But, we wish to complete a feminist examination of those areas of research that speak of movements beyond the physical body. This project seeks papers that examine feminist literary characters that negotiate multiple borders and identities. What borders exist to be transgressed? What are the consequences (mental, physical, social) of transgressing these borders? What is specifically feminist in the act of crossing a border, any border that exists?

We are looking to put together 10-12 essays (which we will edit, introduce, and conclude) with the following sub-categories:

Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle? Limit(e)Beckett Issue 2

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:22pm

Call for Papers for the second issue of Limit(e) Beckett :

Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle?

Je connais ces petites phrases qui n'ont l'air de rien
et qui, une fois admises, peuvent vous empester toute une langue.
Malone meurt

Bouche comme cousue fil blanc invisible

Cliché itself, the degenerative metaphor of everyday language, is, Beckett recognizes, expressive of fundamental desires, fears and truths
Elizabeth Barry, Beckett and Authority: The Use of Cliche

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for ou

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:56am
College English Association

Food and the Arts

The panel of Food and the Arts welcomes submissions of descriptions of food and meals that are illustrative of misfortune, economic decline, and natural or unnatural catastrophes. Discussion may be based on literature, painting, and film.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

Modernism, Modernity, and Politics: Face-off or Interface? NeMLA (April 7-10, 2011), Rutgers University (deadline Sept. 27)

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), hosted by Rutgers U, New Brunswick, NJ

Although much has been written about the later personal politicization of a modernist such as Ezra Pound, critics have inadequately addressed the relationship between Anglo-American literary modernism and politics through an over-emphasis on the apolitical formal innovations of the movement: for instance, imagism in poetry or the stream-of-consciousness in fiction. Equally de-emphasized in critical discourse is the relationship between western literary modernism and non-western literary modernities, a relationship that invites exploration particularly due to the claims of cosmopolitanism made by the former. Although born in a Euro-centric context, western modernism had a far-reaching impact on contemporaneous Asian writers, for example.

Melting-Pots and Mosaics: Paris and Montréal in Francophone Literature

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:09am
Pascale De Souza, GMU

This panel will examine the role played by Paris and Montreal in the evolution of francophone identities. While some writers have depicted the alienation experienced by their protagonists, others have explored the emergence of interlope cities. How do these divergent approaches shape the evolving image of the two cities in francophone literatures? How do protagonists negociate the emergence of multiple migrant voices? Are Paris and Montreal changing from failed melting pots to diffracted mosaics? Pascale de Souza, GMU, pdesouza@gmu.edu
Submitted for the NEMLA conference, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10th 2011

A conference on the work of John McGahern

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:45am
Richard Robinson / Swansea University

A conference on the work of
John McGahern
Swansea University
8-9 April 2011

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 NeMLA@Rutgers, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Hosted by Rutgers U.

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films. From Avatar to Slumdog Millionaire to The Secret of Roan Inish, the popular role of the postcolonial other in film has yielded a new transnational awareness as well as place in contemporary cinema. Additionally, these film depictions have alternately problematized and/or privileged themes of gender, migration, displacement and adaptation. This roundtable will examine through theoretical lenses how and why the postcolonial other has been positioned in privileged and colonized cultures by today's film industry.


Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:09am
Literature Compass

Literature Compass invites contributions for a special issue of the Global Circulation Project, edited by Geraldine Heng and Lynn Ramey, on the Global Middle Ages.

We define our period broadly as premodernity c. 500-1500 CE, always with flexible time horizons, and always with the understanding that the semi-convenient term "Middle Ages" is a heuristic category under erasure, and with diminished purchase for cultures and worlds outside premodern Europe.

Revolutionary Leaves: The Fiction of Mark Z. Danielewski (May 20-21, 2011; Munich, Germany)

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 6:17am
Sascha Pöhlmann, LMU Munich, Germany

This two-day event marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of Only Revolutions, Mark Z. Danielewski's second novel. Danielewski was already hailed as one the most innovative and exciting writers of experimental fiction after his debut House of Leaves was published in 2000, and Only Revolutions - as well as his 2005 novella The Fifty Year Sword - impressively confirmed this assessment. Danielewski is a favourite of literary critics as well as of very devoted fans around the globe, but so far no academic conference has yet been devoted exclusively to his works.

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 13, 2010)

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:26am
Univeristy of Central Oklahoma


Conference Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2010
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 11, 2010
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2010

ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications: