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March 18-19-- Family Matters: A Graduate Student Conference on Representations of the Family in Literature, Drama and Film

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:05am
St. Bonaventure University--Olean, New York

Representations of the family in literature often come freighted with questions of cultural significance, economic arrangement, and political power. Whether critiqued as a normative cultural arrangement or hailed as the paramount political value, the family as the basic organizational unit of society reflects and often magnifies its literary milieu.

Call for Artists

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:06am
Ustinov Intercultural Forum

The Ustinov Intercultural Forum is currently seeking additional artists to submit their work for this cultural exhibition which will run at the Old Fulling Mill in Durham, UK from early April to early May 2011. The project aims to create a multi-media exhibit of music, video, art, object, clothing, and any other display forms you can think of in order to create a culturally centred exhibition (even written pieces can be incorporated into the exhibit). The goal is to promote interculturality and focus on the message of Cultural Identity--the value is to be in the richness of the multitude of narratives. Cultural Identity is a very fluid and interesting concept especially in such an increasingly globalized world.

[UPDATE] CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises April 2nd, 2011

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:13pm
Chesapeake American Studies Association

The 2011 meeting of the Chesapeake area chapter of the American Studies Association (CHASA) will be hosted by the Cultural Studies doctoral program at George Mason University, Fairfax VA, Saturday April 2nd, 2011.
Keynote speakers: TBA

Theme: CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises

America is currently suffering through a severe economic recession, accompanied by political and cultural turmoil of all kinds. But pandemic crises of this sort are not rare in the history of the republic. CHASA is now inviting proposals for papers and panels from any disciplinary perspective that will address any of the cultural, social, political and economic aspects of such critical moments in America, contemporary or historical.

Business Culture / Corporate Culture Papers, 20- 23 April 2011, San Antonio, Texas

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 9:32pm
2011 National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Annual Conference

2011 PCA/ACA National Conference
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels
101 Bowie Street , San Antonio,TX 78205

Wednesday, April 20 - Saturday, April 23

Business Culture / Corporate Culture Area

The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association invite papers on corporate and business culture. We are particularly interested in works that explore the interplay between corporate culture and popular culture.

ProQuest / RSAP Article Prize $1,000- submit by Dec. 28th 2011

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:28pm
Research Society for American Periodicals

ProQuest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce a $1000 Article Prize for the best article on American periodicals by a pre-tenure or independent scholar in an academic journal with a publication date during 2010.

The second annual ProQuest-RSAP Article Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA May 26-29, 2011. Articles will be judged by a committee of three scholars drawn up by the RSAP Advisory Board. The winner and two honorable mentions will be notified by January 28, 2011 and will be featured as panelists on an RSAP-sponsored distinguished papers panel at ALA.

UPDATE 12-2-2010 - Democracy and Walt Whitman

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:23pm
University of Northern Colorado - English

Walt Whitman's politics were based upn morals and religion including conscience, justice, poetry and art. He strongly believed in individual freedom and equality. He wrote his poetry to unite America and its society.

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

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:13pm
American Literature Association

American Literature Association
22nd Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2001
Boston, MA

Noncanonical Affects

The affective turn in literary and cultural studies, according to Sianne Ngai, has worked to historicize and critique certain affective states--sympathy, melancholia, shame--even as it has left unexamined the cultural roots of other, less "canonical" forms of feeling. This panel seeks papers that historicize critically neglected forms of affectivity by exploring their representation/production in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century texts.

CFP: Europe on Display (Montreal Sept. 22-24, 2011)

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 5:28pm
European Cinemas Research Forum and the Project on European Cinemas

11th Annual Conference of the European Cinemas Research Forum, in conjunction with the Project on European Cinemas (Montreal).
Montreal, 22-24 September 2011

Platte Valley Review: Forces of Nature [update]

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 5:14pm
Platte Valley Review: University of Nebraska at Kearney

Platte Valley Review will publish a special issue for Spring 2011. The theme, Forces of Nature, should be interpreted as contributor wishes.

Poetry, Prose, Creative Non-Fiction, Environmental and Critical Essays, Photography, or Artwork, relevant to Forces of Nature are welcome as general submissions.

The Platte Valley Review is published under the auspices of the endowed Reynolds Chair, Allison Hedge Coke, Senior Editor, and Robert Ficociello, Managing Editor.

Distinguished UNK Sandhill Crane Literary Fellows will jury and contribute to this edition.

[UPDATE] : "Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, March 11-12, 2011

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:07pm
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
University of Maryland, College Park
March 11-12, 2011

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference "Borderlines."

[UPDATE] Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context Postgraduate Conference, 17th-18th March 2011

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:37am
Universidade de Vigo

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 8:47am
University of Chester, UK

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.

Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far:

Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 1:07am
National Organization for Men Against Sexism


Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
April 1-3, 2011

The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM holds a yearly National Conference on Men and Masculinity. The 2011 Conference will be held on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee on April 1 through April 3, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity."

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 11:13pm
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.