category: african-american

Eastern Religions in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (MELUS, April 19-22, 2012)

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

Submissions are being accepted for a panel that discusses depictions of or references to Eastern religious traditions (e.g. Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, etc.) in ethnic U.S. texts.

Religious Transnationalism in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (MELUS, April 19-22, 2012)

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

Given the connection between many religions to specific geographical locations outside of the United States (for example: Jerusalem, Rome, Mecca, the Ganges, Tepeyac, etc.), religious practice can be seen as a common and powerful means of transnational experience in the U.S.

Conference on the Black Experience, February 6-9th, 2012.“Celebrations of Black Women in American History and Culture”

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College
contact email: 
aonisegun@paine.edu

“Celebrations of Black Women in American History and Culture”
Paine College; Contact email: aonisegun@paine.edu
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
CONFERENCE ON THE BLACK EXPERIENCE

International Folkloristics Series, Call for Manuscripts, Peter Lang Publishing

full name / name of organization: 
Dundes, Alan (founding editor) / Mieder, Wolfgang (series editor); Caitlin Lavelle, Acquisitions Editor - Peter Lang
contact email: 
caitlinl@plang.com

This series, originally founded by Alan Dundes and edited by Wolfgang Mieder, includes theoretical studies of any genre or aspect of folklore.

Framing Film Series, Call for Manuscripts, Peter Lang Publishing

full name / name of organization: 
Frank Beaver, Ph.D., Series Editor; Caitlin Lavelle, Acquisitions Editor - Peter Lang
contact email: 
caitlinl@plang.com

Framing Film has committed itself to the acquisition and publication of serious, high-quality film studies on topics of national and international interest.

Masculinities Studies: Literary and Cultural Representations, Call for Manuscripts, Peter Lang Publishing

full name / name of organization: 
Josep M. Armengol, Ph.D., and Àngels Carabí, Ph.D., Series Editors; Caitlin Lavelle, Acquisitions Editor - Peter Lang
contact email: 
caitlinl@plang.com

In line with the latest trends within masculinity scholarship, the books in this series deal with representations of masculinities in culture, in general, and literature, in particular.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts Nov 1.

full name / name of organization: 
Marc E. Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor
contact email: 
BOM.musical.interp@gmail.com

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

Transnational Literatures, Gender, and State Power (2012 NeMLA, 9/30)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
joanie.conwell@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Transnational Literatures, Gender, and State Power

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

CFP: NINE Conference on Baseball History and Culture (abstracts 12/2/11; 3/7/12-3/10/12)

full name / name of organization: 
NINE:A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
contact email: 
tstrecker@bsu.edu

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces The 19th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

4th Global Conference: Heavy Fundamentalisms: Music, Metal and Politics (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mmp4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Heavy Fundamentalisms: Music, Metal and Politics

Wednesday 9th May – Friday 11th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

6th Global Conference: Ethics, Evil and the State (

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ees6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Ethics, Evil and the State

Sunday 6th May – Tuesday 8th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: The Patient (May 2012, Prague; Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
patient2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
The Patient

Wednesday 16th May – Friday 18th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

CFP / "Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal’s Centennial" / A Special Issue of The Global South (Spring 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
CFP / "Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal’s Centennial" / A Special Issue of The Global South
contact email: 
panamacanalcentennial@gmail.com; claudia.milian@duke.edu

Call for Papers
A Special Issue of The Global South
Edited by Claudia Milian and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo

Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal’s Centennial

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 3 Jan Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
kristinjjacobson@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2012, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27)

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 3 Jan Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
kristinjjacobson@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2012, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27)

[UPDATE] Transgendered Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
MP An Online Feminist Journal
contact email: 
submissions@academinist.org

MP: Transgendered (Fall issue) – Deadline Extended to September 30, 2011

BSECS 41st Annual Conference (proposals due soon!)

full name / name of organization: 
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
academic@bsecs.org.uk

*online submission and registration is now open*

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
41st Annual Conference

January 4-6, 2012

St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K

[UPDATE] (Con)Figurations of Citizenship in Caribbean Literature (D/LINE 9/30)

full name / name of organization: 
North East MLA - Rochester, March 2012
contact email: 
mordecai@english.umass.edu

Re-post: This panel will examine citizenship as a trope and a problem in Caribbean literature.

19th Century American Literature at CEA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
kathrynn.engberg@aamu.edu

Call for Papers: 19th Century American Literature at CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

17th & 18th Century Early American Literature at CEA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
kathrynn.engberg@aamu.edu

Call for Papers: 17th & 18th Century Early American Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2012: Infighting and Rival Texts in 20th Cent. African-American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
tgriffiths@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Intellectual Rivalry and Divisive Texts in 20th Century African-American Literature

CSA 2012 Panel: (Re)membering the historical "monster"

full name / name of organization: 
Erin DeYoung (Trinity College Dublin) and Sarah Jo Mayville (UCSD)
contact email: 
deyounge@tcd.ie; smayvill@ucsd.edu

This year’s theme, “Culture Matters,” calls for proposals that critically and creatively reflect on culture and “the material” broadly conceived.

New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

CFP:3rd Global Conference, Experiencing Prison, May 2012, Prage, Czech Republic.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ep3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Experiencing Prison

Thursday 10th May – Saturday 12th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

Theorizing Robots (11/01/11; ACCUTE, 05/28/12- 05/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Jason Haslam
contact email: 
Jason.Haslam@dal.ca

While the figure of the cyborg has been a staple in cultural theory since Donna Haraway’s analysis in 1985, and while artificial intelligence is gaining increased attention, the related figure of the robot has not been subjected to the same level of scrutiny.

2nd global Conference, Ethical Living: Ethics and Everyday Life

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
el2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Ethical Living: Ethics in Everyday Life

Wednesday 16th May – Friday 18th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Approaches to Teaching the Underground Railroad (deadline Sept. 30)

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

This roundtable session will address approaches to teaching the Underground Railroad.

What Happens Now? February 24-25, 2012 [UPDATE] Keynote Speaker Announced

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

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2012

What Happens Now?
Interdisciplinarity for the Future

Literature and Music, 10-12 May, 2012, Sibiu, Romania

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania and Roehampton University, London, UK
contact email: 
sebastian.groes@roehampton.ac.uk

From Verdi’s Otello and Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess’s literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro’s fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vi

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY HAITIAN POETRY

full name / name of organization: 
Contemporary Haitian Poetry
contact email: 
contemporary.haitian.poetry@gmail.com

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY HAITIAN POETRY
call for papers for edited volume

Editors:

Danielle Georges, Associate Professor, Lesley University

[UPDATE] Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
john.havard@rochester.edu; russell.sbriglia@rochester.edu

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not

C-19: Re-Inventing the First Great Awakening, April 12-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Zach Hutchins/Brigham Young University
contact email: 
hutchinz@byu.edu

The 2012 C19 conference theme, “Prospects: A New Century,” suggests a forward glance, but many writers of the nineteenth century sought to frame nineteenth-century social movements, such as the re

"Women Writers and Interdisciplinarity" C19: Berkeley, CA, 12-15 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
sharon.harris@uconn.edu and mrenfroe@mtsu.edu

CFP: Women Writers and Interdisciplinarity
C19: "Prospects: A New Century"
Berkeley, CA, 12-15 April 2012
For more information about the conference: http://c19americanists.org/conference/

Transgressive and Transgression

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies
contact email: 
baas.iaas@gmail.com

IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin

Transgressive and Transgression

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