category: african-american

[UPDATE] CFP: Body and Technology Conference: EXTENDED DEADLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Body and Technology: Instruments of Somaesthetics

A Literature of Historical Guilt? (deadline September 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Becker, Harvard University
contact email: 
pbecker@fas.harvard.edu

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

A Literature of Historical Guilt?

1st Global Conference: Opportunity in Crisis: Finding Benefits in Difficult Life Events (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
crisis11@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Opportunity in Crisis: Finding Benefits in Difficult Life Events

Thursday 7th February – Saturday 9th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:

[Update] Race, Education, and American Literature (NeMLA 2013, March 21-24, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Samira Abdur-Rahman (Rutgers University)
contact email: 
sabdurrah@gmail.com

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 21-24, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

Host Institution: Tufts University

[RE-POST] History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand - NeMLA Mar 21-24, 2013 - D/line Sept 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
NorthEast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mordecai@english.umass.edu

“Travelling Back”: History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand

Re-visiting the “Nation” in Contemporary Narratives by American Women of Color, March 21-24, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
dmgomaa@uwm.edu

This panel seeks papers that address the political-economic engagement of the U.S.

ACLA 2013 seminar: 'Alterity Beyond Utopia'

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan (Marquette University)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@marquette.edu

ACLA 2013 (Toronto, ON) – April 5-7, 2013
Seminar: ALTERITY BEYOND UTOPIA
Seminar Leaders: Gerry Canavan (Marquette University) and Ramzi Fawaz (GWU)
Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities
contact email: 
dhandmemory@gmail.com

Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future?

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard - "The Unrecyclable"

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

What cannot be taken up or kept alive? What is too used to reuse, too basic to break down further? What are the ideas at dead ends?

[UPDATE] NeMLA Deadline Approaching for The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable

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

Digital humanists often tout their work as transformative to literary scholarship.

Detective Fiction: The End of Civilization or its Salvation? -- NEMLA conference, Boston, 21 - 4 Mar., 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Plochocki
contact email: 
bastet801@att.net

As a popular genre, detective fiction often refers to or even uses as its foundation social issues, crises, and questions contemporaneous with its production.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013

Panel CFP: Religion in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (21 October; MELUS, 14-17 March 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson, U of Tennessee-Knoxville
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com

Papers discussing religious topics related to U.S. ethnic literatures and authors are invited.

Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jserran2@utk.edu

NeMLA Conference held in Boston at Tufts University
Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image(s)

[UPDATE] - CFP: "The Rest Is Silence" - November 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought - www.yorku.ca/pivot
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

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View the CFP on our webpage here: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/pivot/announcement/view/103/

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"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities
contact email: 
dhandmemory@gmail.com

Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future?

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
htribbey@ecok.edu

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference

PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2013 Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
Lesleigh Owen lesleigh.owen@gmail.com, Julia McCrossin jmccross@gwmail.gwu.edu

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat

[UPDATE] FRENZY Colloquium November 9-10, 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

Call for Papers - HKICEAS 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Higher Education Forum
contact email: 
hkiceas@hkiceas.org

2012 Hong Kong International Conference on
Engineering and Applied Science

Call for Papers

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC): FAILURE - Deadline Dec. 1

full name / name of organization: 
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 
themigc@gmail.com

The contemporary moment is fraught with the rhetoric of failure and decline. Daily, it seems, political, artistic, and entertainment outlets alert us to broken systems, policies, and promises.

"Maroon Lands, Laws and Cultures": The Fifth International Maroon Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Town International Maroon Conference
contact email: 
fbotkin@towson.edu

The Fifth Charles Town International Maroon Conference, “Lands, Laws, and Cultures,” invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Maroon communities throughout the

Labor Beyond Economy, ACLA, April 4-7 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
clare.callahan@duke.edu

Hannah Arendt argued that labor is anti-political because its collective nature precludes the possibility of individual consciousness and because it is performed in the name of the economy of the hous

Short Story

full name / name of organization: 
The College English Association
contact email: 
dxb11@psu.edu

The college English Association invites papers on any aspect of the short story, from its history to its present practice, theories of the short story, individual authors, movements or schools of shor

CFP Stet Journal Issue 3

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
contact email: 
melissa.dickson@kcl.ac.uk

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; Winter 2012/13, Deadline: 12/10/12

full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull, St. Mary's University College
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu; michelle.paull@smuc.ac.uk

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Winter 2012-13 issue.

[UPDATE] After Colonial Governmentality: Cultural Memory and (Post)Colonial Community.

full name / name of organization: 
Michael R. Griffiths (Columbia)
contact email: 
mg3349@columbia.edu

Theodor Adorno famously contended that “Even in a legendary better future, art could not disavow remembrance of accumulated horror, otherwise it’s form would be trivial.” How then, is one to thi

[UPDATE] Deadline reminder: Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013; due: Sept 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - NeMLA
contact email: 
wgsnemla@gmail.com

Chairs of the following pre-approved panels and roundtables of the NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus seek proposals.

[UPDATE] Hospitality & Society

full name / name of organization: 
Co-editor Paul Lynch, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
contact email: 
hospitalityandsociety@googlemail.com

[UPDATE} NeMLA 2013 CFP: Queer Self-Representation: It Isn’t All About Me

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
tw@unh.edu

This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation.The personal continues to be political, and for queer constituencies whose representation by a dominant main

[UPDATE] CFP Captivity Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference
contact email: 
bmallen@southtexascollege.edu

CFP: CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES
Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012

CFP: At Play in the Space Between, 1914-1945

full name / name of organization: 
The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
contact email: 
rcameron@depaul.edu

June 20-22, 2013, DePaul University, Chicago IL

Sister Arts: Ekphrasis and Regional American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
brandi.so@stonybrook.edu

It might be said that regional literature has a photographic memory. Dialect, landscape, micro-culture and spatiality are drawn with exacting precision.

Animals and the Language of Sustainability (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina M. Colvin, Emory University
contact email: 
cmcolvi@emory.edu

Abstracts are invited for a pre-formed panel to be proposed to The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference May 28-June 1, 2013 at the University of Kansas, L

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature (NEMLA 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2013
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.

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