The Drama panel welcomes papers on the An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth. Given the MMLA's theme of Debt, it seemed fitting to celebrate dramas of abundance. Interpretations of wealth and abundance may be applied widely through such works as Cloud Nine with its excessive gender options or more narrowly through a work such as Enron. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall, Chair of the Drama panel, firstname.lastname@example.org, by May 1, 2012. Selected presenters will be informed by June 1, 2012, and must register for the conference by July 1, 2012.
Shaken and Stirred: Pinter and Booze. One look at a few Pinter works, and it's difficult to ignore the amount of drinking that goes on. Papers discussing the use, misuse, or joy of alcohol in Pinter's plays, films, or other works are welcome. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall at email@example.com by 17 March 2012. Panelists must be members of the International Harold Pinter Society and the MLA by 6 April 2012. The conference will be held in Boston on January 3-6, 2013. For more information, see www.mla.org.
Adaptations, Versions and Perversions:
French Theatre and English Playwrights (19th-21st Century)
Facultad de Filología, Traducción y Comunicación
Universidad de Valencia
(1-2 December 2011)
The conference aims to explore the presence of French plays and players in England, and their influence upon native dramatists, critics and actors. By means of scrutinising English adaptations of French plays and their critics' and audiences' reception, it intends to illustrate the economic, aesthetic and political tensions emerging and crystallising between England and France since the nineteenth century.
Thursday, December 1st
Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 23rd Annual Conference, May 24-27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero. Send abstracts or papers with complete mailing information to Jeanne Reesman at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2012. Papers are 20 minutes long and may address any aspect of Jack London studies.
11TH BIENNIAL JACK LONDON SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM
CALL FOR PAPERS
Inaugural Conference of the European Popular Culture Association
11-13 July 2012
London College of Fashion
University of the Arts
Individual paper and panel contributions are invited for the inaugural conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA).
EUPOP 2012 will explore European popular culture in all its different forms This might include European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Comics, Popular Literature, Sport, Heritage and Curation. And more - we'll be guided by the submissions.
Closing Date for this call: 18th FEBRUARY 2012
The editor invites chapter proposals for an edited collection exploring the work of Dave the Potter. Dave the Potter, or David Drake (ca. 1800-1874), was a nineteenth-century African American slave and potter who worked in Edgefield, South Carolina. In addition to making some of the largest hand-built pottery of the period, Drake incised writing onto his storage jars and pots—signatures, proverbs, couplets of poetry, and witticisms. Some of this writing is documentational, but much of it is proverbial and poetic. Overtly disobeying prohibitions against slave literacy, these inscriptions range in tone from the audacious ("I made this jar" or "Cash Wanted") to the absurd ("Making this Jar—I Had All Thoughts/Lads & Gentlemen—Never Out Walks").
Call for Papers
"Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick"
An International Conference
15-18 November, 2012
TU Dortmund University, Germany
"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:
• Nationality Lines
• High Theory and Low Theory
• Pop Culture and Art House Culture
• Dominance of Ideology Over Space
• Heteronormative Family
• Narrative Structure
CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
2012 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York
26-27 October 2012
Proposals by 1 June 2012
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students
Current Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Radhika Gajjala
Dr. Kris Blair