category: african-american

What is Africa to me now? The continent and its literary diasporas

full name / name of organization: 
Bénédicte Ledent & Daria Tunca
contact email: 
africatomenow@gmail.com

What is Africa to me now?
The continent and its literary diasporas

International conference
University of Liège, Belgium, 21-23 March 2013

The Public Life of Poems - Society of Early Americanists, Savannah, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Garrett/Wesleyan University
contact email: 
mcgarrett@wesleyan.edu

The Public Life of Poems
Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists
February 28 - March 2, 2013

[Extended Deadline] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - June 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons’ second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU’s Har

[UPDATE] Modernist Cultures: Proposed Special Issue on Comics and Modernism (extended deadline: 20 June 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Cultures Special Issue
contact email: 
Special issue of Modernist Cultures on comics and modernism guest edited by Jackson Ayres, U of Arkansas: jfayres@uark.edu

In Projections (2012), Jared Gardner calls comics “perhaps the most understudied of the vernacular modernisms of the twentieth century.” This proposal for a special issue of Modernist Cultures (Ed

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Why Comparative Literature - ICLA, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu; pschweit@su.edu

The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field.

Call for editorial board members and call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Reena Dube, Editor, Studies in the Humanities, Department of English,Indiana University of Pennsylvaniaversit
contact email: 
reena.dube@iup.edu

Call for Editorial Board Members

CFP - "States of Suspension": UChicago Graduate Conference, Nov 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
contact email: 
statesofsuspension@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE

"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"

November 15 – 16, 2012

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

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

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

Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Dakota
contact email: 
miglena.sternadori@usd.edu

Please note the new deadline: May 31!

Chicana/o Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
contact email: 
mcmahonmr@utpa.edu

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas

February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

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.

[UPDATE] The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature (Deadline extended: June 22, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of New Haven
contact email: 
thenewsound@newhaven.edu

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.

Health and Illness in Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC), Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan
contact email: 
cameralove@tmu.edu.tw

TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012

[UPDATE] Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino
contact email: 
drpigeon@gmail.com

Do you blog on topics related to teaching college/university-level English literature? If so, I'd like to include a link on the new resource guide described below. Queries and suggestions welcome: drpigeon@gmail.com

Death in Children’s Literature from Around the World

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
lclement@lakeheadu.ca

Recently children’s literature has begun to focus on death as a physical reality, philosophical concept, and social construct rather than as a tool to achieve a didactic or narrative agenda.

CFP: Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University

full name / name of organization: 
Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (University of Kentucky)
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University
A Digital Humanities Symposium
February 15-16, 2013
The University of Kentucky
Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program

[UPDATE] OWING A DEBT TO ILLUSTRATION

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA 2012 convention, Cincinnati, Nov. 8 - 11; section on Illustrated Texts
contact email: 
a.sonstegard@csuohio.edu

Deadline extended through June 4th:

Paper proposals are sought for a panel presentation on Illustrated Texts, in keeping with the MMLA 2012 conference theme of “Debt.”

The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable (NEMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Cordell, Digital Americanist Society
contact email: 
rccordell@gmail.com

Abstract:
The Digital Americanist Society seeks speakers who will articulate a clear, interpretive intervention that digital scholarship has made (or could make) in their areas of study. Our goal will not be to describe digital projects, but instead to demonstrate how those projects advance, supplement, or disrupt the scholarly conversations of our respective literary subfields. We encourage “non-DH” scholars whose work has benefited from DH scholarship to contribute. Submit abstracts to Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University, rccordell@gmail.com, by September 30, 2012.

"Food and Film" at bienniel Film and History Conference, 26-30 Sept. 2012, Milwaukee, WI

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Hertweck, University of Nevada, Reno
contact email: 
thertweck@unr.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Food of the Gods: The Mythic Poetics of Food, Drink, and Eating in Film and Television

[UPDATE] Captivity Writing Unbound, October 11-13, 2012 Deadline for proposals extended to May 31, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Alabama / Department of English
contact email: 
pcesarini@usouthal.edu and bmclaugh@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Proposals for panels and papers are invited for a conference entitled "Captivity Writing Unbound," to be hosted by the University of South Alabama’s Department of English and held at its Baldwin Cou

[UPDATE]: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled “Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage” that the “growth of variety theat

Edited Collection: Queer Landscapes: Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy [Proposals Due July 31, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth McNeil and James Wermers / Arizona State University
contact email: 
mcneil@asu.edu

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS: HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Unites States (MELUS)
contact email: 
eandersd@gmu.edu, bussecj@mcmaster.ca

Call for Proposals for a Panel on

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS:
HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR

MELUS 2013
March 14-17, 2013
Downtown Pittsburgh

REGISTRATION OPEN - Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University College
contact email: 
K.Myler@newman.ac.uk

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A one day conference at Newman University College
Thurs 28th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton

Registration Now Open!

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies (9/30/2012; NeMLA 3/21-24/2013, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / ccliffor[at]bsc[dot]edu

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies
44th Annual Conference, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, MA

Comics Forum 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comics Forum
contact email: 
I.Hague@chi.ac.uk

Multiculturalism and Representation: A Conference on Comics

15 -16 November 2012, Leeds

A Remembrance of Things Smashed: Trauma, Narrative, and the American Civil War (NeMLA 2013 panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Irving / Stony Brook University
contact email: 
danieljirving1@gmail.com

With 2013 marking the 150th anniversary of several critical Civil War battles, most notably the Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg, this panel aims to explore narrative representations of trauma, whe

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

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

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

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

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience.

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture June 9th

full name / name of organization: 
Words, Beats & Life
contact email: 
submissions@wblinc.org

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture is a peer-reviewed, hybrid periodical of art and hip-hop studies published by the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Words Beats & Life, Inc.

Examining Past and Defining Present - The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences
contact email: 
akilahw@msn.com or ewilliams@paine.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Examining Past and Defining Present
The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean
April 11 – 13, 2013

Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences

[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
rkilpatr@westga.edu

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS--June 29, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust | Nov. 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: June 15, 2012

[UPDATE] FRENZY! 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
November 9-10, 2012

Call for Essays: Circulations of Religion and Medicine in North American Culture [Abstracts due July 15, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Reed and Kelly Bezio
contact email: 
reeda@email.unc.edu, bezio@email.unc.edu

As twenty-first-century critics we are inclined to think of medicine and religion as oppositional disciplines with incompatible approaches to the world.

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