Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism. More information available at www.uwappreciates.com.
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
This is the final call for papers regarding all aspects of captivity narratives in all their various forms and as regards the interpretive approaches. Studies regarding both historical and more modern narratives are acceptable.
Call for papers
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
March 4 and 5, 2011
Keynote: BRIGID DOHERTY, Princeton University
We wish to draw your attention to a dynamic conference coming up at the
University of Massachusetts, Boston in April 2011—seeking papers on
all aspects of contemporary social theory.
The Social Theory Forum is an annual international conference that
creatively explores, develops, promotes and publishes cross-disciplinary
social theory in an applied and critical framework.
DETAILS—AND THE COMPLETE CALL FOR PAPERS—APPEAR BELOW.
Breaking Boundaries: Body Politics and the Dynamics of Difference
a Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York
March 4-5, 2011
Free and Open to the Public
Fat Activist and Author of Fat!So?
Author of The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public
When it comes to "the body," the definition of normal is fluid and changes across cultures and time. In each context, there are those who have been exploited and oppressed because they do not fit prevailing notions of beauty. This conference will explore the body politics around those with "deviant" bodies.
This conference will address these and other questions:
A scholarly treatment of the award-winning science fiction series Farscape is currently under consideration for publication. This book, tentatively entitled, "'Scaping the Territories: Critical Explorations of Farscape" will be a collection of essays with the general objective of increasing the critical academic exploration of this series. The first editor of this collection has published an essay on the women of Farscape in her book Our Space, Our Place: Women in the Worlds of Science Fiction Television (UPA, 2005). A book examining Farscape was published previously (Battis, IB Taurus, 2007) and addressed divergent social issues such as masculinity and femininity, sexuality, racism and imperialism.
Possibilities of the New: The Subject of Truth in Psychoanalysis
Featuring Keynote Speakers:
Ed Pluth, Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Chico, and author of Badiou: A Philosophy of the New (2010) and Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan's Theory of the Subject (2007).
Charles Shepherdson, Professor of English at SUNY Albany and author of Lacan and the Limits of Language (2008) and Vital Signs: Nature, Culture, Psychoanalysis (2000).
April 22-23, 2011
Ithaca, New York
Papers concerning issues in American Multicultural Studies are now being sought for an edited volume, which is under contract with Sage Publications. This book is devoted to the interdisciplinary field of multicultural studies in the United States. It centers on how race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and cultural diversity are examined and discussed in the academic field of American multicultural studies. This book seeks to bring together foundational works of scholars writing within the framework of multicultural studies, a developing and innovative critical field that extends beyond disciplinary boundaries. Articles for this volume will be 15-20 pages including references. The first drafts of the articles are due by May 30, 2011.
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2011 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA will be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA May 26-29, 2011. Please send proposals and academic affiliation/bio information to Stephanie A. Tingley, Youngstown State University by email (email@example.com) by January 15, 2011.
1) The Many Lives of Emily Dickinson
The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines
March 25, 2011, 9:00-4:00
"To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all." --- Lord Byron
Writing about lives, writing that lives, or writing that comes to us live from an immediate, connected source shapes how we as scholars and teachers conceive of ourselves and others. Writing works within and out of academia to continually (re)define what is and is not important, what is and is not canonized, and what is and is not ignored within many discourse communities.
CALL FOR PAPERS - SPRING 2011 ISSUE
UCLA's online journal for film, television, and digital media, Mediascape, is now accepting submissions for its next issue. This journal, a place for articles pertaining to visual culture, is peer-reviewed and published bi-annually.
For this issue, Mediascape is considering the theme of space in cinema and media and visual culture. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2011.
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Spring 2011 events. CALC is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.
The Society for American Travel Writing invites proposals for papers that examine the overlap between Travel Writing and other Genres for the 2011 American Literature Association Conference, May 26-9, 2011 in Boston.
Travel Writing has never been a coherent genre with tidy and easily identifiable formal characteristics. Indeed, depictions of travel exist in all manner of texts. The SATW invites papers that explore the formal differences between various genres of travel writing, such as biography and autobiography, nature writing, epistolary writing, poetry, the novel, and documentary and/or feature film.
The Society for American Travel Writing invites proposals for papers on the topic of "Eco-Travel Writing" for the 2011 American Literature Association Conference, May 26-9, 2011 in Boston.
In common parlance, ecotravel suggests environmentally conscious vacationing that is often coupled with service activities intended to clean up pollution or improve sustainability. While travel explicitly organized around environmental concerns may be a relatively new development, respect for alien environments and cultures was not invented in 1980. The SATW invites proposals for papers that explore forerunners to "ECOTRAVEL" that occur throughout American literary history.
April 20-23, 2011 • San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 32nd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on April 20-23, 2011. Proposals are now being accepted for panels on Reality Television.