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[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:50pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association - Joint Conference

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.

Sleep: Aspects and Approaches. Oxford 12-13 April 2011

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:34pm
Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (Rob Avis, Sarah Baccianti, Brian FitzGerald)

This conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students. It is intended that a volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to oxgradconf@gmail.com by 10th January 2011.

Suggested topics might include:

[UPDATE] CEA 2011 Conference (Nov. 8; March 31-April 2)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:37pm
College English Association

In response to requests for an extended deadline, the CEA will now accept proposals through Monday, November 8 for our 2011 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please see the CFP below.

**NOTE: Each member of a joint presentation or pre-formed panel MUST submit a proposal individually to the CEA website.

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 8, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

[UPDATE] ALL IS FORTUNE (deadline extended to Nov. 8)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:13pm
Lynne M. Simpson & Kerri Lynne Tom / College English Association

42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Submission deadline: November 8, 2010 at http://cea-web.org

"Tis but fortune; all is fortune," Shakespeare warns us. Money, prosperity, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep—or a lack thereof--matters. The College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, invites proposals for presentations on 16th and 17th century British literature for our 42nd annual conference on the theme of fortune.

Noncanonical Affects (ALA 2011, Boston, 5/26-5/29; proposals by 12/15/2010)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 5:38pm
Brian Sweeney

The affective turn in literary studies, according to Sianne Ngai, has worked to historicize certain emotions--sympathy, melancholia, shame--even as it has left unexamined the cultural roots of other, less privileged forms of feeling. This panel invites papers concerned with historicizing less "canonical" emotions by exploring their representation/production in literary texts of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

Especially welcome are papers which

•foreground links between literary canonicity and affectivity;

•situate texts within transnational affective structures and/or discourses; and/or

•consider relationships and tensions between affect studies and the so-called "aesthetic turn."

Transnational Star Reader

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 3:52pm
Professors Russell Meeuf and Raphael Raphael

Call for Papers:
The Transnational Star Reader

The editors of The Transnational Star Reader are seeking innovative scholarship on the phenomenon of transnational stars. The collection will include a variety of existing work by established scholars in the field as well as new scholarship from a range of perspectives. Essays should address the transnational circulation of star texts or star-centered media, the importance of transnational stardom to international media industries, or global star culture(s). Essays may be historical or contemporary, theoretical discussions or case studies, political economic analyses or cultural studies semiotics, or anything in between.

Canada, Irishness and Performance: Opening the Debate [Conference: April 15-16 2011; Proposals Due: Dec 17, 2010]

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 3:32pm
Irish Theatrical Diaspora project at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto

The history of Irish diasporas in Canada is rich and diverse, and the Irish have contributed significantly to the creation of Canadian cultural phenomena, yet the study of Irish theatre in terms of Canadian diasporic identities has not produced an equally rich body of literature.

American Indian/Indigenous Film [UPDATE]

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 3:04pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Call for Papers: American Indian/Indigenous Film Area

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2009

Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Relationship Status: It's Complicated - University of Pittsburgh - February 24-25 2011

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:55pm
The University of Pittsburgh French and Italian Graduate Student Association

This two-day conference aims to center its discussion around the role of various contacts in a multitude of relationships within French and Italian studies. Participants are invited to consider the instances and implications of conflict, aggression, collaboration, pleasure, and desire within these voluntary or forced groupings, ranging from literature to cultural studies and beyond. Relevant themes and topics may include, but are not limited to the following relationships:

Human/Natural World

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:48pm
The Atrium/Ivy Tech Community College

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal that invites and encourages innovative, creative and critical articles that spur academic discourse across the disciplines in two- and four-year colleges. Articles published will be those of interest to a broad range of disciplines. We are interested in limited amounts of fiction and poetry, controversial topics in the academy, and articles that cross boundaries. We seek papers that describe best practices and student engagement of controversial topics. The Atrium intends to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines.

ACLA Seminar: Emergent Authenticity: Fakes, Copies, and the Real Thing in a Global Culture

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:27pm
Russell Cobb / University of Alberta

How does a cultural product come to be accepted as authentic rather than a mere commodity? In 1999, for example, the Cuban government proclaimed that hip-hop was a genre in keeping with an "authentic expression of Cuban culture" after many years of being rejected as a symptom of capitalist excess. Why is Tex-Mex cuisine rejected by literary food writers while other regional varieties of Mexican cuisine are hailed as authentic in North American cookbooks? The idea of this seminar is to examine why the notion of the authentic remains such a touchstone in an increasingly globalized, hybrid culture.

[UPDATE] Comparative Anatomies: Atlantic Science & the Literature of Slavery [Deadline Extended: 11/12/10] ACLA 2011, Vancouver

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:10pm
Britt Rusert, Temple University

This seminar will explore the ways that comparative literatures of slavery, as well as the history of slavery itself, might be re-mapped by attending to dynamic networks of science and knowledge production across the Atlantic World. While various fields have moved toward a more global theorization of slavery (comparative histories of slavery, postcolonial approaches, an increasingly hemispheric Southern Studies, ongoing investigations into the Black Atlantic, and so on), the history of science as it pertains to race and enslavement remains, for the most part, confined within problematic frameworks of the nation-state. In U.S.

Cinevisto: Journal of Hispanic and Lusophone Cinemas

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 12:33pm
Caryn Connelly and Luis Guadano, General Editors

We are currently soliciting manuscripts for the inaugural issue of Cinevisto: Journal of Hispanic and Lusophone Cinemas, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on film production in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, as well as films relevant to or produced by members of Hispanic and Lusophone communities in their respective diasporas, such as U.S. Latinos. Cinevisto seeks to place a particular emphasis on films that are widely circulated and consumed in their context of production, looking to move beyond the more exclusivist "art house" cinema that often gets recognized in academic forums.