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Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Literature] April 12-13, 2012

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:47pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Panels are now being formed in the Literature area of the Agora Conference at Texas A&M-Commerce. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Given that our conference theme, Agora, focuses on an area where a plethora of people and ideas intersect, proposals on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre topics are invited.
Our keynote speaker is Roberta Seelinger Trites, children's literature scholar and author of Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature and Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels.

[UPDATE] CFP: MAMA Annual Conference, Kansas State University, Feb. 25, 2012

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:13pm
Mid America Medieval Association

MAMA invites papers on all aspects of medieval literature, history, art, and culture are welcome, especially those that address the conference theme of "Encountering the Other."

The theme may be broadly construed as: encounters between East and West; encounters between different faiths/nations/cultural groups; "encounters" between post-medieval writers/scholars/film-makers with the Middle Ages; pedagogical papers on teaching the Middle Ages as Other; etc. etc.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:04pm


Ed. Shona N. Jackson and Mikko Tuhkanen

All of our pasts are therefore futural in orientation. They help us make the unavoidable journey into the future. There is, in this sense, no "desire for going back," no "pathological" nostalgia that is also not futural as well.
- Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe

In a time when the notion of an efficacious black internationalism seems but the pipe dream of a few haggard lobbyists and scattered radicals, [one] attempts to hear the border of another future of black internationalism in the archive of its past.
- Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice of Diaspora

Archaeology as Spectacle

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:40am
Modernist Studies Association, Modernism and Spectacle (Las Vegas)

CFP MSA XIV Las Vegas, NV October 18-21, 2012 Archaeology & Spectacle

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 9:13am
David Roh (Old Dominion University)

We seek submissions for an edited collection on techno-Orientalism, dubbed by David Morley and Kevin Robins and refined by Greta Niu as the practice of ascribing, erasing, and/or disavowing relationships between technology and Asian subjects. From Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu in the early twentieth-century to William Gibson's late twentieth-century cyber adventures, figurations of Asian people and landscapes have been uncannily linked to societal desires and fears in speculative discourses of science and technology.

6th Global Conference,Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 7:15am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.

Poetries and Sciences in the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:10am
Interdisciplinary Science Review

Call for papers
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.isr-journal.org)
"Poetries and Sciences in the 21st Century"
This is to invite proposals for contributions to a themed issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews on the topic of "Poetries and Sciences in the 21st Century", to be published as volume 39, number 1, March 2014.

Trespassing Journal Issue 2 Call for Papers

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:04am
Trespassing Journal

The next issue of the Trespassing Journal focuses on the concept of genre and the ways its definition and conceptualization as a method of classifying literary and artistic works have presented stimulating difficulties. If genre is broadly defined as a set of conventions that define a text, then we must assume that trespassing a genre's limits has always been fundamental to its definition. As such, the search for a "pure" example of any genre would be futile. Nevertheless, genre has a functional utility that cannot be ignored. It is used as a powerful marketing tool for cultural products. The mere mention of a genre has the power to secure the popularity of the work in question, a fact confirmed by the success of fantasy and mystery genres.

[UPDATE] Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:06am
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis; film director, author and faculty at Northwestern University

Best Paper Prize: Drafts Due January 16, 2012 at conference email address above.

NYIT-Nanjing International Film Festival and Symposium, April 21-22, 2012

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:22am
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Humanities and Culture in Nanjing

The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Humanities and Culture at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) will host the NYIT-Nanjing International Film Festival and Symposium from Saturday morning, April 21, through Sunday, April 22, 2012.

The Film Symposium, which consists of scholarly presentations and panel discussions by prominent directors, producers, and academics accompanies the international student and amateur filmmakers short narrative and animation film competition, which has evolved over the past four years.

The Use of Names March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:51pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

Moderator: Debra Fried, Cornell University
Gary Roberts, Tufts University

We seek papers on the use of names, conventions of naming, or changes of name, in Poetry and in Fiction, especially but not exclusively the use of personal names. Examples might include:

• Papers on the uses of names in dialogue, dramatic speech, literary conversations: what some of the effects of/motivations behind deploying names when someone is talking?

• Papers on names as elements of lexis or diction: names as words, words as names; the placement and poetics of names in various verse designs or prose textures.

• Papers on the ethics of naming name in literature.

History and Fiction from Vergil to Carlyle March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:49pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

Moderator: Nancy Partner, McGill University

We take this as our premise for this session: "Both historiography and fiction are genres of writing, not bundles of fact or nonfact in verbal shape. In either case, then, it all boils down to the rules of the writing game."