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Renaissance Translations, KFLC April 14-16, 2011

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 12:08am
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference/U. of Kentucky (Lexington)

Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
April 14-16, 2011

"Renaissance Translations"

CFP for From Fraggle Rock to Farscape: Essays on the Worlds of Jim Henson DUE MAY 15, 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 9:41pm
Jennifer C. Garlen/ University of Alabama -- Huntsville and Anissa Graham/University of North Alabama

Jennifer C. Garlen and Anissa M. Graham, editors of Kermit Culture: Critical Perspectives on Jim Henson's Muppets (McFarland, 2009), seek proposals for essays to be included in a companion volume, tentatively titled, Fraggle Rock to Farscape: Essays on the Worlds of Jim Henson. Interested individuals should note the following guidelines.

Oklahoma State English Conference: Transforming Words, March 4-5 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 9:40pm
English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

[UPDATE] Film and TV Superheroes in the New Millennium

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:04pm
Betty Kaklamanidou & Richard J. Gray II

We invite submissions for a forthcoming edited collection on superhero films and TV shows, which is currently under contract for publication. The last decade witnessed the emergence of some of the most commercially successful superhero films in the history of film as well as popular TV shows, which focus on people with extraordinary powers, such as Smallvile and Heroes, for example.

Call for Papers (Abstracts due Dec 23, 2010), Interdisciplinary Studies

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:36pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities.

Conference: March 11, 2011 at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan

Abstracts are due by December 23, 2010. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website: themichiganacademy.org

Section Leader/Chair: Ben Bennett-Carpenter, Oakland University (Michigan) | 248 854 8340 | bennettc@oakland.edu

UPDATE: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 5:12pm
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline. This year's theme is North and South: Constructing and/or Crossing the Cultural, Geo-Political or Metaphorical Divide.

There have been lots of new updates and plans made for this year's conference, including: keynote speakers Dr. Gerald Graft and Dr. Cathy Birkenstein, a night at the renowned music venue the Blue Moon Saloon included in your registration, an authentic cajun dinner at Randol's, and, of course, special guest Speaker Sandra Cisneros, author of "The House on Mango Street".

Ordo: 8th annual symposium of the IMS-Paris (proposals due 15 January 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 4:13pm
International Medieval Society - Paris

8th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris

Dates: 30 June – 2 July 2011
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2011

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2011 Symposium organized around the theme of ordo in medieval France.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolitan Memory and Travelling Trauma -- ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 12)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 3:41pm
Terri Tomsky, University of Alberta; Jennifer Bowering Delisle, McMaster University

When a collective memory of trauma transcends its directly affected community to be taken up by others, it can be said to be "cosmopolitan" (Levy and Sznaider) or "multidirectional" (Rothberg). The concept of a travelling or a genuinely "cosmopolitan" memory is compelling. Indeed, how a memory of trauma travels across cultures, and develops in time as a shared or borrowed memory is a topic that necessitates further discussion. Like Edward Said's notion of "travelling theory," the transition of a memory from a specific context into a new setting or across a transnational space has significant theoretical and pragmatic consequences.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 3:28pm
Rekha Menon/ PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture


Call For Proposals

The 2011 National PCA/ACA and the Southwest/Texas Conference will be held at the Marriott Riverwalk & Rivercenter Hotels, San Antonio, Texas April 20 to 23.

Deadline for Proposal submissions is 15 December.

Indian Culture, Art & Media – Area of the PCA/ACA conference provides a scholarly forum, an important site of creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange to share and disseminate research about "Indian Culture, Art & Media." Broadly defined, the area includes all forms and styles of art, media (visual art, dance, music and film) from all times and geographic locations that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics, and culture

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association (May 26-29, 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 1:17pm
Amanda Wicks, Department of English at 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 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?

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:29am
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies, University of Rochester

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

The 18th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester
March 24th & 25th, 2011
Keynote Speaker:
*Laura Kipnis*
Professor of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

HARDY AT YALE II - June 9-12, 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 5:41am
The Thomas Hardy Association

June 9-12, 201
Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Sponsored by The Thomas Hardy Association
The Yale Center for British Art

Papers and proposals are solicited on any aspect of the poetry, fiction, drama, or other writings of Thomas Hardy. Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):

• Hardy and Electronic/Visual Media
• Hardy and Ecocriticism
• Hardy and Cosmology
• Hardy and the Fin de Siècle
• Hardy and Psychology
• Hardy and Modernism
• Hardy and Culture
• Hardy and the Short Story
• Hardy and Drama
• Hardy and Music
• Hardy and War
• Hardy and his Circle
• Global Hardy

[UPDATE] HARDY AT YALE II – Graduate Student Panel

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 5:34am
The Thomas Hardy Association

9-12 June 2011, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Sponsored by the Thomas Hardy Association and the Yale Center for British Art

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