category: african-american

UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: THE GREAT RECESSION IN FICTION, FILM, AND TELEVISION (Lexington Books, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)
contact email: 
bustculture@gmail.com

Abstracts due Oct 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)

[UPDATE] WAR DOCUMENTARIES

full name / name of organization: 
InMedia Journal
contact email: 
Delphine.Letort@univ-lemans.fr

WAR DOCUMENTARIES

3rd Global Conference: Responsible Living: Ethical Issues in Everyday Life (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
rl3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Responsible Living: Ethical Issues in Everyday Life

Saturday 18th May – Monday 20th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations

4th Global Conference: Storytelling (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
story4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Storytelling

Tuesday 21st May – Friday 24th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations

Open Humanities, Grad Conference, University of Connecticut, 2/23/2013, deadline 12/20/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Langsa (Languages Graduate Student Organization)
contact email: 
langsa.uconn@gmail.com

III Annual LANGSA Graduate Conference
February 23rd 2013
University of Connecticut

CALL FOR PAPERS

Open Humanities. Multifaceted Approaches for the 21st Century

Wreck, The UBC Grad Journal of Art History - Processes of Change: Translation, Metamorphosis, and Conversion -Deadline Oct 15/12

full name / name of organization: 
Wreck - The University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory
contact email: 
ahva.wreck@ubc.ca

Call for Papers and Reviews
Wreck – University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, Volume 4 (2012)

Horror (Text, Media, Culture)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture / American Culture Associations
contact email: 
csederholm@byu.edu

HORROR
(text, media, culture)

2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE POPULAR CULTURE / AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2013--Boston
contact email: 
Geniegiaimo@gmail.com

This panel will explore the ’cognitive turn’ in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W.

REMINDER, NeMLA "Network Anxiety" panel abstracts DUE 9/30/12

full name / name of organization: 
Jackie O'Dell
contact email: 
jackie.odell@gmail.com

Since the early 1990’s, the internet has increasingly influenced how cultural texts are read and disseminated.

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Writing by Degrees
contact email: 
WritingByDegrees2012@gmail.com


Call for Panels and Papers


Writing by Degrees 2012
October 19-20th, 2012
Binghamton, New York
The Bundy Museum


Keynote Speakers
Marie Howe
Christine Sneed

British Association for American Studies 58th Annual Conference, 18-21 April 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter
contact email: 
baas2013@exeter.ac.uk

British Association for American Studies
58th Annual Conference
18-21 April 2013
Hosted by the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter

Dictionary of Literary Biography: Contemporary American Poets

full name / name of organization: 
John Cusatis, editor
contact email: 
John_Cusatis@charleston.k12.sc.us

Dictionary of Literary Biography, which has grown to nearly 400 volumes since the inaugural 1978 volume, continues to be among the most highly esteemed reference works available to students and schola

MLA Workshop: Get Started in Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Cordell / DHCommons / Northeastern University
contact email: 
r.cordell@neu.edu

MLA Workshop: Get Started in Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons
Thursday, 3 January 2013, 8:30am-12:30pm

Popular Culture and Language/Written Word--November 30th and December 1st

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fullerton
contact email: 
laurenbailey@csu.fullerton.edu

California State University, Fullerton’s Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society invites submissions to its fall conference.

NYU CALC Fall 2012 (due September 14)

full name / name of organization: 
NYU Colloquium in American Literature and Culture
contact email: 
nyucalc@gmail.com

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

37th Annual Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference 21 - 23 March 2013 University of North Carolina at Asheville

full name / name of organization: 
Philological Association of the Carolinas
contact email: 
gettari@unca.edu, KKiely@fmarion.edu

Call for Papers and Panels
37th Annual PAC Conference
21 - 23 March 2013
University of North Carolina at Asheville

CFP: Multicultural Perspectives in American Short Fiction (UCA Graduate Conference on Literature, Conway, AR, April 4-5, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Arkansas, Department of English
contact email: 
ucagradconference1@gmail.com; Travis Rhoades

We invite papers on any aspect of multiculturalism in American short fiction including novellas, short stories, and poetry.

The American Lyceum: I rise to speak because I am not a slave. Boston: 3-21to24-13

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Cathy.Fagan@ncc.edu

The title of this panel quotes Abbey Kelly Foster, who without benefit of patrons, sponsors, or the anti-slavery movement, fought her way throughout the American Lyceum circuit of the mid-nineteenth century, speaking in the halls of New England to articulate her perspective on national issues, particularly slavery.

American Studies Area SW TX PCA ACA Albuquerque, NM Feb. 13-16, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Stein Haven/SW TX PCA ACA
contact email: 
havenl@ohio.edu

Call for Papers: American Studies Area

Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

full name / name of organization: 
T.J. Welch, Florida State University
contact email: 
tjwelch@fsu.edu

Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013: New Approaches to The Jazz Age

full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College
contact email: 
nancy.vonrosk@msmc.edu

Both Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and the upcoming release of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby highlight the continuing influence of the literature of "The Jazz Age." This panel seeks to deepen o

UPDATE Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reader

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: J. Stephen Pearson and Carrie Louise Sheffield
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com ; carrielouisesheffield@gmail.com

Inspired by Simon Ortiz’s “Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism” and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior’s American Indian Literary Nation

4th Global Conference: Experiencing Prison (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ep4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Experiencing Prison

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

11th Global Conference: Violence (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
v11@inter-disciplinary.net

11th Global Conference
Violence

Thursday 9th May – Saturday 11th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

3rd Global Conference: Urban Popcultures (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
up3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Urban Popcultures

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

8th Global Conference: Cybercultures (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
cyber8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference
Cybercultures

Wednesday 15th May – Friday 17th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

Communities Re-imagined in Postmodern Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2013 Boston Conference
contact email: 
ksammond@fdu.edu

[UPDATE] This panel seeks papers to examine the ways that particular postmodern texts (such as Midnight's Children), which initially served to subvert foundational fictions in diverse societies, have become canonical

Diesis Call for Articles-- Submission Deadline Oct 15

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity Call for Articles

Essays on Early American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Independent Scholar
contact email: 
pauledwardson45897@hotmail.com

Editor seeks 15-20 page papers dealing with travel writing in early American Literature. Themes can include the law, captivity narratives, biography, etc.

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

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

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

The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture Abstract 11/16 (Conference 2/13-16)

full name / name of organization: 
Shane Trayers /SWTX PCA/ACA Albuquerque
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 34th Annual SWTX PCA/ACA

February 13-16, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

[UPDATE] DEVILS AND DOLLS: Dichotomous Depictions of the Child

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
devils_dolls@live.co.uk

Two confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor George Rousseau, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)
Dr Anna Green (University of East Anglia, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery )

Caribbean Sessions at NeMLA (3/21-24/13; deadline 9/30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast.mla@gmail.com
contact email: 
nemlasupport@gmail.com

The NeMLA Board and Tufts University are pleased to announce that Dionne Brand will be the keynote speaker; her presentation is accompanied by 11 Caribbean sessions now accepting abstracts.

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry.

Autobiography as a writing strategy in postcolonial literature , 2nd, 3rd May 2013

full name / name of organization: 
LEBDAI Benaouda
contact email: 
benaouda.lebdai@univ-lemans.fr

International Conference
University of Maine at Farmington, USA and University of Maine, Le Mans, France, Labo 3L. AM
2 –3 May 2013
At Farmington – Maine – USA

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