category: african-american

CFP -- Aesthetics of Colonial Chemistry -- SEA'13 Feb 28 - March 2 -- ABSTRACTS DUE April 12

full name / name of organization: 
Allison Bigelow and Kelly L. Bezio
contact email: 
abigelow@email.unc.edu; bezio@email.unc.edu

Aesthetics of Colonial Chemistry

MLA Special Session: Madness and Mayhem in Women’s Novels of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
caroline.brown@umontreal.ca

MLA Special Session: Madness and Mayhem in Women’s Novels of the Black Diaspora
Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2012
300 word abstract
January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA

Multidisciplinary Special Issue on "Remembering the Civil War"

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Cultures, the multidisciplinary quarterly from UNC's Center for the Study of the American South
contact email: 
SouthernCultures@unc.edu

Southern Cultures has just expanded our online archive of material on the Civil War and numerous other subject areas, which now includes twenty years of content.

South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jamiekorsmo@hotmail.com

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome.

Call for Abstracts (April 13, 2012) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: SPORTS FICTION, a collection of scholarly essays (Salem Press)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin— Fox Valley)
contact email: 
mfcocchiarale@mail.widener.edu OR scott.emmert@uwc.edu

Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Paul Beatty, Jenifer Levin—-these are just a few of our most ambitious and highly regarded American writers who have produced thoughtful, sign

American Literature After 1900 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 31 - RMMLA 2012 (October 11-13, Boulder, Colorado)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tjackson1@csustan.edu

Panel seeking papers on any aspect of American Literature after 1900 for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Boulder, Colorado (October 11-13).

CFP: "Phantom Asian America" (journal special topic)

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 2 (September 2013)
Special Topic "Phantom Asian America"
Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2013

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
un.safe.2012@gmail.com

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women’s studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant

Reading Scenes and Systems

full name / name of organization: 
Sören C. Hammerschmidt
contact email: 
soren.hammerschmidt@ugent.be

CFP: "Reading Scenes and Systems" special session, MLA 2013

I am still looking for a contributor or two for a special session I intend to propose for inclusion in the MLA 2013 program:

Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the Construction of the American Horror Canon

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror.

Undergraduate humanities research eJournal - CFP - 15 JUNE 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP.

2nd Global Conference: Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
story2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:

Reminder: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

Call for Research Papers

full name / name of organization: 
NEW ACADEMIA - (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY
contact email: 
newacademia.if@gmail.com

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
INTERACTIONS FORUM’S
NEW ACADEMIA - (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT)
AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY

CFP: FILM HISTORY (journal) to be edited at Indiana University

full name / name of organization: 
Film History
contact email: 
filmhist@indiana.edu

After being edited for 25 years by Richard Koszarski, Professor of English at Rutgers University, the editorial office of Film History is moving to Indiana University.

Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston (March 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

[UPDATE] Dark Matter: Science Fiction of Black America, October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

full name / name of organization: 
Lysa Rivera / Western Washington University
contact email: 
softmachine@gmail.com

Following Sheree Thomas's collection Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American science

Dark Matter: Science Fiction of Black America

full name / name of organization: 
Lysa Rivera / Western Washington University
contact email: 
softmachine@gmail.com

Following Sheree Thomas's collection *Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora* (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American scienc

3rd Global Conference: Performance: Visual Aspects of Perfomance Practice

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
perform3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:

MSA 12-Women Modernists and Right-Wing/Reactionary Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
annalisazoxweaver@gmail.com

For at least two decades, scholars have addressed the striking convergence between modernist writers and reactionary, right-wing, or fascist regimes.

Modernism, Transnationalism, and the Law (MSA 14: Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Matt Eatough
contact email: 
matthew.eatough@vanderbilt.edu

The recent transnational turn in literary studies has revolutionized how we talk about many of the canonical objects of modernist studies: the manifesto, little magazines, immigration, urbanization, a

[UPDATE] Special Session on Women & Work in Literature - October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

Call for proposals: Special Session on “Women and Work,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference, Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012.

Modernism and the Historical Novel (MSA October 18-21, Las Vegas)

full name / name of organization: 
Seamus O'Malley
contact email: 
seamusomalley@gmail.com

Scholarship on the historical novel needs to reassess the role of modernism, and the field of modernism needs to consider the role of the historical novel.

2012 PAMLA Conference CFP Deadline April 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The Online CFP List and Paper Proposal Form for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference, to be held at Seattle University in Seattle, WA, is now open.

Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture November 8-9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
contact email: 
CraftSymposium@si.edu

Renwick Gallery - Washington, D.C., November 8 - 09, 2012
Deadline: Apr 2, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

Renwick Gallery Symposium:
Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture

Call for papers: Nordic Journal of English Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Nordic Journal of English Studies
contact email: 
nordic.journal@sprak.gu.se

Call for Papers

NJES is inviting scholars in the field of English Studies to submit articles for an upcoming general issue.

[UPDATE] Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed special session at MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
wccorley@csupomona.edu

Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2013)

EGSA Colloquium: FRENZY -- May 11-12, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
York University English Graduate Students' Association
contact email: 
2012frenzyconference@gmail.com

York University 2012 English Graduate Students’ Association Colloquium: FRENZY

[Update] Bullying and Self-expression panel for MLA 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Edward Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CFP - Bullying and Self-expression (deadline extended)
CONFERENCE - Modern Language Association Convention 2013
LOCATION - Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
DATES - January 3rd to 6th 2013

Quotation in Modernism (Modern Language Association/MLA Convention, January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Bonapfel / New York University
contact email: 
elizabeth.bonapfel@nyu.edu

How and why do quotation practices change in modernism? To what literary effect?

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
accs@iafor.org

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Lyndsey Lefebvre, Cerritos College
contact email: 
llefebvre@cerritos.edu

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Children in Text, Person and Theory, CFP DEADLINE: March 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Vasuki Shanmuganathan/University of Toronto
contact email: 
v.shanmuganathan@utoronto.ca

Children in Text, Person and Theory
Thursday, 19 April 2012, University of Toronto

[UPDATE] Approved Special Session on American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
michelle.stonis [at] csulb.edu

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of “proper” parenting have been disseminated through popular culture.

[UDATE] MLA 2013 Boston “Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in 19th Century America” (Abstracts Due 15 March 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca L. Williams
contact email: 
rebelwill7@gmail.com

This panel examines bawdy-house and/or rooming and lodging house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization.

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