category: african-american

[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

POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE EMBRACING OF SELF AND OTHER

full name / name of organization: 
MAHESH SHARMA
contact email: 
SHARMA123MAHESH@GMAIL.COM

RESEARCH SCHOLAR WORKING IN THE AREA OF POST COLONIAL AND PSYCHOANALYSIS, MY MAIN PROJECT IS TO SEE THE POSSIBILITY OF EMBRACING OF SELF AND OTHER

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, Ireland

Transgressive and Transgression

Ireland and African-America

full name / name of organization: 
Clinton Institute of American Studies, University College Dublin
contact email: 
walsh.lou@gmail.com

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA at LSU--Doris Raab & Catherine Riley, Co-Chairs
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Anthology on Sports Documentaries, Proposals Due 10/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Zachary Ingle/David M. Sutera
contact email: 
ztingle@ku.edu

CFP for Anthology on SPORTS DOCUMENTARIES
Edited by Zachary Ingle and David M. Sutera

[UPDATE] Last Call for Submissions to Essais- Sept 16

full name / name of organization: 
Essais, and Undergraduate Research Journal for Literature and Cinema Studies
contact email: 
essais.uvu@gmail.com

If you miss our fall deadline, we will have a spring semester issue Submission date mid january/ TBA

CFP: Captivity Narratives (Abstract/Proposals by 20 November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
bmallen@southtexascollege.edu

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference

February 8 - 11, 2012

Albuquerque, NM

http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2011

Global Literatures and Islam: Call for Articles

full name / name of organization: 
A Collection of Essays
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

Call for Articles
Global Literatures and Islam (Working theme)
Eds. Beyazit Akman, Filiz Barin, Illinois State University
Prospective Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Hugh Tribbey/Southwest_Texas Popular Culture Association_American Culture Association
contact email: 
htribbey@ecok.edu

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 33rd Annual Conference

(I) Neomedievalism and the Corporate; (II)Realms of Play, Regimes of Truth; (III) Medieval Video Game Festival Poster Session

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization & Studies in Medievalism
contact email: 
clrobins@kent.edu

Please consider submission of proposals for any of three sessions at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/) at Western Michigan University in Kal

(An)Aesthetic of Absence - Une esthétique de l'absence

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
absenceconference@gmail.com

Text in French to follow/Texte en français à suivre:

(An)Aesthetic of Absence
University of Toronto, March 8-10, 2012
Keynote Addresses by J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine)

Undressing the Bawdy - Submission Deadline: November 18, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

Derived from "bawd," a word of uncertain etymology associated with practices of female prostitution, "bawdy" describes something that is boisterously or humorously indecent.

[Reminder] New Approaches to the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Rice Bellamy / College of Staten Island/CUNY
contact email: 
maria.bellamy@csi.cuny.edu

Toni Morrison’s latest novel, A Mercy, demonstrates the contemporary writer’s continued preoccupation with the history of slavery in the New World as well as the ever expanding range of approaches

Children's Media

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
wynnyarbrough@gmail.com

This special issue of the peer-reviewed journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" will consider articles, essays, interviews, and creative works by authors who write or produce works for children.

[UPDATE] - Sacralizing Markets and Marketing the Sacral: Religion in Antebellum America - NeMLA 2012 (deadline Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball, Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 15 - 18, 2012

Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

[UPDATE] Non-Combatant Wartime Trauma - DEADLINE APPROACHING: 09/30/11

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

American literature has historically ascribed the traumas of war almost entirely to the domain of the male combatant’s experience; in the process, valuable contributions on the subject by femal

UPDATE- Savagism and Civilization- Submissions Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies Department
contact email: 
sages@ou.edu

*Deadline extended to September 16, 2011*
Savagism and Civilization

[UPDATE]"Speculative Literature from the African Diaspora: Creating Heroes and Heroines"2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dmpowell2@aacc.edu

In Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora editor Sheree R. Thomas states that her purpose for the series “. . .

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

[REMINDER] CFP: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (August 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson
contact email: 
ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com

CFP for edited collection: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction
Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com)
Abstracts due August 31, 2011

Comparative Caribbeans, Nov. 3-5, 2011, Emory University, Atlanta GA

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, Emory University
contact email: 
comparativecaribbeans@gmail.com

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

Comparative Caribbeans Nov. 3-5, 2011, Emory University

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Caribbeans: An Interdisciplinary Conference
contact email: 
comparativecaribbeans@gmail.com

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

“American History and Culture" area at 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
Lmohsene@hotmail.com

“American History and Culture" area at 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
EMAIL 250-word abstract to: Lmohsene@hotmail.com

Sentimentalism and the Senses @ C19, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kyla Schuller (Rutgers University) and Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech)
contact email: 
lauren.klein@lcc.gatech.edu

CFP: Sentimentalism and the Senses
C19 Conference, Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15th, 2012

[UPDATE] Espionage: Love and War. Aphra Behn Society. ASECS March 23-25, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
ASECS 2012/ Aphra Behn Society
contact email: 
Nbgarret@gmail.com

Calls for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas and and American Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
aclark-moore@sunyjefferson.edu

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

What Happens Now? Interdisciplinarity for the Future

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

Caribbean Literature (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
contact email: 
lxbarriovil@ualr.edu

CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond,Virginia

OmniRichmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia (804) 344-7000

[Update] CFP: Dany Laferrière: Essays on His Work

full name / name of organization: 
Guernica Editions
contact email: 
lee.bessette@gmail.com

Guernica Editions is planning to publish a collection of essays on Haitian-Canadian author Dany Laferrière as part of their “Writers Series” in early 2013.

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

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

[UPDATE] Race, Class, and Sentimentalism in the 20th Century - NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

As African American men and women began to appropriate sentimental tropes and the sentimental novel form in the nineteenth-century, they argued for their humanity and alignment with social norms while

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