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The Erotics of Post Project (from MLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Carmen Derkson
contact email: 
caderkso@ucalgary.ca

“But between the past which no longer is and the future which is not yet, this moment when [we] exist is nothing” –from de Beauvoir’s _The Ethics of Ambiguity_

M/MLA (Nov. 8-11, 2012): A Model American?: Contemporary Literary Exemplars and their Debt to the Past (due March 7)

full name / name of organization: 
W Brett Wiley
contact email: 
bwiley1@mvnu.edu

CFP for Proposed Special Session of the 2012 M/MLA (Cincinnati, Nov. 8-11, 2012)

[UPDATE] MEDIASCAPE - “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture” - Spring 2012 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu


Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2012 – “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture”

MLA 2013: At What Price Paradise? The Utility of Eden in a New American Studies

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

As the MLA returns to Boston, that “Citty upon a Hill” which John Winthrop hoped would become “like a watered Garden” in the wilderness as his people imitated the primitive charity of Adam and

Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies 3/15/12; 25-28/10/12

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for American Studies - CAAS
contact email: 
aredding@yorku.ca

What makes a house a home? What makes a home a good investment? What makes a real estate “bubble” burst? Who “owns” the streets? The water? The land?

Call for Submissions: Monsters and the Monstrous,Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

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

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of

1st Global Conference: Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
tm1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

* The Novel
* The Film

Synæsthesia and ‘Video Gaming’ (v. 2 n. 1) (submissions due by 12/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Synæsthesia and ‘Communicative Power’ (v.1 n.4) (submissions due by 10/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Synæsthesia and ‘The Culture of Fear’ (submissions due by 7/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies Toronto, Ontario October 25-28, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for American Studies
contact email: 
aredding@yorku.ca

Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies, York University and the Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

MLA 2013: McSweeney's and Contemporary Reading (3/15 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Jackie O'Dell
contact email: 
jackie.o_dell@tufts.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore the literary output, authors, genres, publication practices, or publics associated with Dave Eggers's McSweeney's books and magazines.

[UPDATE] Short Fiction in Short

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA), Boston 2013
contact email: 
lfash@brandeis.edu

UPDATE: Non-American Short Fiction will also be considered. Please see the original CFP below.

Short Fiction in Short
A Panel at MLA (Boston) 2013

The Corporate Archive / MLA session proposal Boston 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Leigh Claire La Berge
contact email: 
lclaberge@gmail.com

The Corporate Archive

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suffering (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
suffer3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suffering

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
write2#inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

PAMLA '12 Special Session: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy.

Visual Culture and Race

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
ssmith8@saic.edu

Submissions are invited for a special issue of MELUS on visual culture and race.

[REMINDER] "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology" Special Session MLA Boston 2013 (March 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:

Call For Submissions: Chapbook Publishers Looking for Manuscripts

full name / name of organization: 
Wormwood Chapbooks
contact email: 
jfoster.editor@gmail.com

Hello,

Call for Submissions: Electronic & Print Journal Looking for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
A Few Lines Magazine
contact email: 
jfoster.editor@gmail.com

A Few Lines Magazine is currently accepting submissions for its fourth issue, which is slated to come out in March or April.

[Update--New Dates and New Deadline!] “Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
tamugradconference@gmail.com

“Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”
April 14-15, 2012 PLEASE NOTE THESE ALTERED DATES!

Speaker: Jay Dolmage

Early African American Poetry Panel for SEA 2013 (February 28-March 2, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Alex Black
contact email: 
amg275@cornell.edu

I'm organizing a panel on early African American poetry for Society of Early Americanists 2013 in Savannah, GA.

CFP: American Humor (Due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu

This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu by March 1st.

The Aesthetics of Debt

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session / MLA 2013 (Boston)
contact email: 
mschiebe@gc.cuny.edu

Seeking papers for a panel exploring the interconnections of aesthetic and economic debt. What exactly does the trope of "literary debt" owe to the economic mind?

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st,

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Call for Chapter Proposals: THE PHALLIC EYE: SENSATIONAL VISUAL PLEASURES IN CINEMA AND LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com

Chapter proposals for an international collection on Scopophilia, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Phallus, Sexualities and the Politics of the Gaze. Topics under consideration include:

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk: The Clashing of Ideals and Realities in American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
michelle.stonis [at] csulb.edu

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of “proper” parenting have been disseminated through popular culture.

[UPDATE] Poetry & Poetics of the 1980s [June 27 - July 1, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
National Poetry Foundation
contact email: 
NPF_Paideuma@umit.maine.edu

The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the next in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s,

UPDATE - 2012 PAMLA Conference - Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights

full name / name of organization: 
Barry Hall / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bhalltw@gmail.com

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.

New Approaches to Teaching Langston Hughes’s Writings (January 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Boston, MA)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Abstracts focusing on innovative ways of teaching Hughes’s texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society.

Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture - MLA, Boston, Jan. 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Christa Baiada
contact email: 
cbaiada@bmcc.cuny.edu

Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture
MLA 2013 Jan. 3-6 Boston

MSA October 2012: Modernist Multilingualism

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Kager, Rutgers Universty
contact email: 
mariakager@yahoo.com

Modernist Multilingualism

MSA Conference October 18-21 2012, Las Vegas, NV
Maria Kager, Rutgers University
mariakager@yahoo.com

[UPDATE] Roots and Radicalisms (DEADLINE 29/2/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes.2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

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