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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

The Southern Studies Conference at Auburn University Montgomery (February 8-9, 2013):

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University Montgomery Liberal Arts
contact email: 
aumlac@aum.edu

The third annual Liberal Arts Conference at Auburn University Montgomery invites panel and paper proposals on the literature of the American South. Topics might include:

Antenor Firmin: The Equality of the Human Races and the Foundation of Critical Anthropology

full name / name of organization: 
Gershom Williams/Obadele Williams (guest editors), The Journal of Pan African Studies
contact email: 
africanman49@yahoo.com, obaman@aol.com

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) welcome papers for a March 2013 special edition on the scholarship of Antenor Firmin (1850-1911), with a particular focus on his recently trans

[UPDATE] The Artistic and Journalistic Practices of Documentary Theater (NeMLA 2013, March 21 - 24, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cen@brandeis.edu

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

2013 College English Association-Caribbean Chapter Conference, March 15 & 16th, "Technology and the Humanities"

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter
contact email: 
cea.cc.conference@gmail.com

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2013 annual conference which will be he

3rd Global Conference: Femininities and Masculinities

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fm3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Femininities and Masculinities

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

Call for Presentations:

theory@buffalo: The Word Flesh [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
theory@ buffalo, Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo
contact email: 
violenceoftheimage@gmail.com

Call For Papers
Editors: Jana V. Schmidt, Brian O’Neil
Annual Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature
theory@buffalo issue 17: “The Word Flesh”

[REMINDER] CFP: Loco/Motion (Annual Conference for the NCSA, Fresno, California, March 7-9)

full name / name of organization: 
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATION
contact email: 
sternk@longwood.edu

The long nineteenth century set the world on the move. Travel became increasingly important for business and pleasure, for war and peace.

[UPDATE] Aberrant Enlightenment Ecopoetics (abstracts due 9/1)

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Ecopoetics, UC Berkeley, Feb. 22-24, 2013
contact email: 
lynne.feeley@duke.edu

This panel explores ecopoetics in the long eighteenth century.

CFP-[ongoing] Journal of Urban Cultural Studies [new journal]

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies
contact email: 
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Call for Proposals - New Essay Collection on Charles Chesnutt's Novels (11/1/12)

full name / name of organization: 
D. Quentin Miller, Suffolk University
contact email: 
qmiller@suffolk.edu

Critics have begun to reassess Chesnutt’s legacy over the past two decades, but his novels, including those published posthumously, have not received the critical attention they deserve.

Mystery/Detective Proposals Due by 11/16 for Feb 13-16, 2013 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
34th Annual SW/TX PCA ACA Conference Albuquerque, NM
contact email: 
aclark-moore@sunyjefferson.edu

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

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