Whether you're teaching an entire course on the graphic novel or just incorporating one or two texts into a course on American or contemporary lit, this roundtable is designed to provide various teaching or critical strategies for approaching this genre. Send a brief CV and a 150-word abstract of your technique, analytical emphasis, pedagogical successes, or rationale for text selections to Karen Weekes (email@example.com) by January 15.
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From the revolutionaries of Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers, the heroines in films by directors such as Nadir Moknèche, Raja Amari and Laïla Marrakchi, to the feminist voices of Hélé Béji's and Gisèle Halimi's texts or the incisive critique of phallocentric discourse of Fatima Mernissi's essays, women from the Maghreb have and continue to be associated with the hopes of modernity, freedom, and democracy. In the 21st century, they have emerged as important players in the socio-political and cultural transformations that have taken place since independence from France.
COLONIALISM AND THE BUDDHIST ENCOUNTER
( LAST DATE FOR THE SUBMISSIONS: 10TH FEBRUARY, 2011)
We are in the process of putting together an anthology of essays with a primary focus on the colonial rediscovery of Buddhism in South and South East Asia. This anthology seeks to address the concerns that colonialism had with its encounter with Buddhist ethics, culture and art. One is aware through the colonial records that the colonial administrators and the archaeologists at work saw the role of the Buddha and his associated literature seriously and this also saw its output not only within translations of texts but also in the field of archaeology and historiography. This anthology seeks to address the following concerns.
Virginity has long been a trope found in literary and cultural texts, however, how do we understand virginity and why does it matter become two questions worthy of consideration. This joint-panel between the Canadian Comparative Literature Association and the Canadian Association of Hispanists aims to work through the poetics and politics of virginity in narrative, poetry, cinema, graphic novels, and popular culture. In many regards, though virginity has been studied, particularly in Medieval Literature, and aspects of Renaissance and Classical Literature, we have yet to see much consideration of virginity as a theoretical problem in modern texts.
American Literature Association
Boston, May 26-29, 2011
American Gothic: Unsettling the Nation
Since Teresa Goddu's ground-breaking study, American Gothic criticism has produced powerful models for historicizing gothic constructions and subversions of national identity, national narrative, and national myth. Building on this work, this panel re-considers the American Gothic through critical paradigms that challenge the self-evident category of nation, including transnationalism and postcolonialism. What is meant by "American Gothic" when we imagine this literary production as part of a more global history or culture?
Especially welcome are papers that:
The New York School Society will sponsor a session on "New Work on Kenneth Koch" at the American Literature Association's 2011 Annual Conference. The publication in 2007 of both The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch and the Library of America Selected Poems is only the most notable indication of recent interest in Koch's work. We invite proposals on any aspect of Koch's poetry, prose, drama, teaching, collaborations, or influence on contemporary poetry. Please send proposals or abstracts (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Ben Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions must be received by January 21, 2011.
CFP: Video Games as Films and TV and Vice Versa: Media Translation, Narrative Adaptation, and Multiple Instantiations
Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher (UPDATED and reposted to account for the holidays)
Black Camera invites submissions for a special issue on Afrosurrealism in Film/Video, i.e. black experimental film to be published Fall 2013.
Black Camera is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study and documentation of the Black
Cinematic experience and is the only scholarly film journal of its kind in the United States.
Bridging Imaginations: South Asian Diaspora in Australia
Edited by Amit Sarwal
Event: April 15-16, 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 3, 2011
Timothy Campbell (Cornell University)
Catherine Malabou (University of Paris X-Nanterre)
David E. Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)
2011 Graduate Student Conference
Department of Comparative Literature
State University of New York at Buffalo
For more information, please visit the conference website at:
CFP: Literature on the Margins, March 11-12, 2011
This is the first announcement of the special edition of Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453) on Expanding the Language Teaching and Learning Knowledge Base. Feature editor: Anna Franca Plastina, University of Calabria, Italy.
Deadline: August 31, 2011
This issue will examine practical and theoretical approaches to language. Contributions are invited from Educators and researchers from all fields related to language.
Manuscripts may focus on language in a number of ways. These include:
- second language acquisition
- language for specific purposes (LSP)
- language for science and technology (LST)
- teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts
The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for conference presentations on the topic of inter- and intra-textuality. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Timothy Seiber, from the University of Redlands Johnston Center; he will be presenting a talk entitled "Total Ecology: An Investigation of Bodies, Media, and Texts."
A Statement in Recension: The Principles and Standards for the Postsecondary Teaching of Writing for the
21st Century University
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.
Proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin's life or work will be considered. Please send a presentation title, your name and affiliation, and 1-2 sentences about the content of the proposed presentation.
Send all submissions to Dr. Emily Toth at email@example.com by January 15, 2011.