The Wallace Stevens Society invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 39th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2011 (www.thelouisvilleconference.com).
Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico
February 26th, 2011
University of Arizona
Center for Creative Photography
42nd Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Held in New Brunswick, New Jersey – April 7-10, 2011
Date limite: 30 septembre 2010
Call for papers:
Identité nationale dans le roman francophone contemporain
Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Medicalization of Sex is a complex and fascinating phenomenon with historical roots in nineteenth century sexology. As a contemporary phenomenon, it occurs at the intersection of technology, culture, gender, medicine, sexuality, global capitalism, and rapid social change.
CFP: "The Aristocracy and the Medieval Hunt"
Sponsored by Seigneurie: Group for the Study of Nobility, Lordship, and Chivalry
46th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 12-15, 2011
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
The Third International Conference on Doris Lessing
Conference Theme: Doris Lessing: Freedom
Dates: May 14, 2010 – May 16, 2010
Location: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Deadline for Proposals: Dec. 1, 2010
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April 7-10, 2011
This panel seeks papers that address hybridity from colonial, postcolonial and global perspectives. Proposals should critically examine postcolonial discourse on hybridity and offer new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problematic relation of postcolonial studies to globalization. Papers that question the role of hybridity-discourse as a counter hegemonic agency are particularly welcome. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Amar Acheraiou at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2010.
Civil War—Global Conflict
March 3 – 5, 2011
In 2011, the United States will observe the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. To mark this important anniversary the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World at the College of Charleston will host an international conference considering the war as an event of global significance. Examining the causes, passage, and consequences of the war in an international context promises to break from the divisive and narrow focus on the war as a sectional conflict fought in an America whose existence is seen as entirely separate from the rest of the world. The conference will therefore examine:
In 1919, several New York wits 'roasted' drama critic Alexander Woollcott at the Algonquin hotel. They enjoyed the afternoon so much that they met again as the Algonquin Round Table for the next ten years. This panel will consider the wit and artistry of the Algonquin Round Table. Panelists are invited to submit papers addressing the group or any members: Adams, Benchley, Broun, Connelly, Kaufman, Parker, Ross, Sherwood, Toohey, Woollcott. Our goal: remove some dust from this exciting 20th-century group.
This session invites papers that explore the existential and epistemological questions surrounding human mortality, and assurances over the power of death presented in medieval literature, religion, philosophy and fine arts. More specifically, the session hopes to explore how miracles force readers, viewers, and audiences to examine the relationship between the received wisdoms of religion, philosophy, and mythology concerning the end of life, and the ever-present realities of death and decay in human existence. The session welcomes scholars examining the relationship between miracles and mortality from various historical, literary, religious, or philosophical perspectives.
The 32nd Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Theme: The Fantastic Ridiculous
Division of Children's and Young Adult
Literature and Art
Guest of Honor: Connie Willis
Guest of Honor: Terry Bisson
Guest Scholar: Andrea Hairston
Special Guest Emeritis: Brian Aldiss
The 2011 ICFA welcomes paper proposals on all areas of the fantastic (including high fantasy, allegory, science fiction, horror, folk tales and other traditional literatures, magical realism, the supernatural, and the gothic) in all media (novels, short stories, drama, television, comic books, film, and others).
The American Indian/Indigenous Film Area is looking for panels, papers, screenings of Indigenous films + discussion, and workshops on topics related to American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous film. We welcome proposals from all disciplines that examine, utilize, promote, or teach Native/Indigenous film and media are welcome. The American Indian/Indigenous Film Area is particularly interested in bringing together Native filmmakers and Native/non-Native academics to talk about the burgeoning field of Indigenous Film.
This panel invites papers examining uses of sentimentality in American literature spanning the twentieth century. Papers are encouraged that consider the ways 19th century conceptions of sentimentalism and the Culture of Sentiment have been transformed in the 20th century. Through lessons in "feeling right," the 19th century sentimental novel often upheld white patriarchal power by teaching women to maintain familial relationships, sexual purity, religious piety, and strict rules of social decorum. Yet these novels also subverted existing power structures by arguing for women's individual legitimacy and placing them, and the domestic realm, at the center of the new social order they promoted.
When the Committee awarded President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize it said that "Only very rarely has person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future". And unlike his predecessors Obama was elected not for substantive accomplishments, but for his "vision" and inspiring hope at the beginning of his presidency.