category: african-american

Democracy and Difference: The US in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives. Trento, Italy, October 26-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Italian Association of North American Studies (AISNA)
contact email: 
aisna@lett.unitn.it

The focus is on two keywords of contemporary societies—democracy and difference—to consider topics that are central to American Studies, including race/ethnicity, sex/gender, nationality, religion

Update: Redefining Latina/o Gender and Sexuality (Abstracts due: 3/19/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2012
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

Conference: 127th Annual Modern Language Association Convention
Dates: January 5th to 8th 2012
Location: Seattle, Washington U.S.A.

Travel and Literature (Proposal Due 3/25)

full name / name of organization: 
Racquel Goodison/ Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
profgoodison@gmail.com

Looking for any proposal on travel and literature, particularly papers dealing with the element of desire in the drive to travel.

Significations

full name / name of organization: 
Cal State University of Los Angeles English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
significations11@gmail.com

[Note: This CFP is only aimed towards graduate students in the California State University system]

Contemporary US/Canadian/Mexican Dystopian Fiction Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Grubisic, Baxter, and Lee
contact email: 
dystopian.anthology@ubc.ca

Call for Submissions

At century’s end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting
calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in

Walter Mosley Panel at PAMLA (Nov. 5-6) Submission Deadline Mar. 25 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
parkejes@mscd.edu

This session will examine Walter Mosley’s fiction. Papers that examine any aspect of Mosley’s fiction may be submitted.

Twentieth Century Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
contact email: 
smith.riel@gmail.

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum - American Antiquarian Society, Worcester MA, USA - 23-25 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Globalism & Lecture Culture In Nineteenth-Century America
contact email: 
thomas.wright:@ell.ox.ac.uk

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum:
Globalism and Lecture Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
www.cosmopolitanlyceum.com

The American Antiquarian Society 23-25 September 2011

Confirmed Speakers:

CFP Slave Revolt and the Neo-Slave Genre in the 1930s, MSA, Structures of Innovation. Buffalo, New York, October 6-9, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
MSA Panel
contact email: 
christylupo@hotmail.com

This panel seeks papers on the neo-slave genre in relation to modern literary fiction that illustrate how the neo-slave genre is not simply a re-fashioning of antebellum slave narratives but is rather

[DEADLINE REMINDER - 11 March 2011] Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances 1750 -Present Day

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Friday June 17 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

The City: 2nd International Conference, May 5 & 6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Themes
contact email: 
cityconf@interdisciplinarythemes.org

Our conference program is filling up, but we do have a few spots open and thus continue to consider proposals.

Call for Essay Proposals: Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN (June 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Calihman
contact email: 
matthewcalihman@missouristate.edu

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is beginning work on a collection entitled _Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN_ (to be edited by Gerald Early and Matthew Calihman).

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
mail@travelcultures.com

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

‘Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance”

Cine-Excess V: revised dates and extended deadline for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess V
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Call for Papers

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
cedelson@chaminade.edu

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011

NeMLA 2012: Accepting Panel Proposals (Deadline April 22, 2011; Conference March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
Northeast.MLA@gmail.com

Form a session, submit an abstract: mark your calendar for NeMLA 2012!

Secret Asian Man: Martin Wong's Influence in Art and Literature - March 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Roy Pérez
contact email: 
roy.perez@nyu.edu

We are seeking conference papers for an MLA panel concerning Chinese American painter Martin Wong's influence on graffiti artists, writers, and filmmakers of downtown arts movements.

Call for Womens & Gender Studies Session Proposals--NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Northeast Modern Language Association
2012 Annual Convention
Rochester, NY
March 15-18

CALL FOR WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

CFP MLA 2012 "States of Consciousness in Literature" -- Deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Isabel Jaén Portillo, jaen@pdx.edu

Description: Papers exploring dreaming, altered, dissociative, and other states of consciousness in literature from perspectives including (but not limited to) psychological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, and philosophy of mind.

[UPDATE] Extended CFP Deadline for 'Empowerment and the Sacred: An Inter-disciplinary Conference' (Leeds, 24th-26th June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Shivani Rajkomar and Lori Shelbourn, University of Leeds
contact email: 
organisers@empowermentandthesacred.com

Keynote speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith’s University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)

Grad Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.

"Villain" 5/6/11

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the

Poetry and the Material World

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth - English
contact email: 
meredith.miller@falmouth.ac.uk

Essays are solicited for a growing anthology entitled Poetry and the Real.

Tantalising Alice: A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations (31. June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sissy Helff (Frankfurt University)
contact email: 
Helff@nelk.uni-frankfurt.de

Tantalising Alice
A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations
Edited by
Sissy Helff (University of Frankfurt)

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
2nd International BAKEA PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY Denizli, Turkey
contact email: 
bakea.pau@gmail.com, macelikel@pau.edu.tr

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

[UPDATE] The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms (Proposals due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Reynolds & Bonnie Roos
contact email: 
areynolds@wtamu.edu, broos@wtamu.edu

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.

American Self-Making

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Davis
contact email: 
Matthew.Davis@uwsp.edu

For a proposed special session at the 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle.

More Recent Morrison: Paradise, Love and A Mercy

full name / name of organization: 
Rachael Barnett
contact email: 
rbarnett@uwsp.edu

For a proposed special session at the 2012 MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, this panel explores the more recent work of Toni Morrison and seeks new thematic, historical, and critical approaches.

South Central Modern Language Association Women of Color Panel - March 28 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Panel Chair - Dr. Juluette Bartlett-Pack/DeVry University
contact email: 
jfbpack@yahoo.com

Multiple Streams of Inspiration.
This topic is a discussion of literature that demonstrates various elements of inspirations for women of color.

26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: TRANSFORMATION / ADAPTATION, Nov. 10-12, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
John Blair / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
jblair@westga.edu

We welcome submissions in all areas of the Humanities, understood in the broadest sense, including Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology,

New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session MLA 2012 (Seattle, Jan. 5-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Howard
contact email: 
khoward@rci.rutgers.edu

New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session, MLA 2012

SAMLA Charles Chesnutt Panel--Nov. 4-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CHARLES W. CHESNUTT ASSOCIATION (CWCA)
contact email: 
j.lewis@uncc.edu

Charles Chesnutt’s Poetics
In accord with the SAMLA special focus, “The Power of Poetry in the
Modern World,” proposals are invited addressing Chesnutt’s poetry,

Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

full name / name of organization: 
One-day Postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.), June 24th 2011
contact email: 
hxp823@bham.ac.uk

Unexpected Agents: Considering agency and subjectivity beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

* One-day postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham

CFP: Journal - Monsters and the Monstrous

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/The Inter-Disciplinary Press
contact email: 
rf@inter-disciplinary.net

The Inter-Disciplinary Press
Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies

The Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous
ISSN: 1756-770X

Haunted Travel Writings

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
Pei-Ju Wu (peijuwu@cc.hfu.edu.tw) and Melissa Makala (remmel102@aol.com)

We seek papers dealing with “haunted” aspects of travel writing, from the nineteenth century to the present.

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