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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
American Literature Association
22nd Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2001
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.
EUROPE ON DISPLAY
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 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.
The College English Association invites submissions on the topic of "Lady of the Lakes: Harriet Martineau and the New Age of Reason" for the MLA Convention in Seattle January 5-8, 2012.
Call for Papers: 4th Annual GEO Conference "Borderlines" 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."
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.
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:
NOMAS: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM
36TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEN & MASCULINITY
Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity
Florida State University
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."
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
San Antonio, Texas
April 20-23, 2011
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
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.