category: african-american

[UPDATE] The Politics of Memory, September 6 – 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Science/University of Zadar, Croatia
contact email: 
rhss.conference@gmail.com

NEMLA - Roundtable "Encounter Tradition, Make It New: New Approaches for the Harlem Renaissance" (deadline 9/30/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 44th Annual Convention, March 21-24, 2013, Tufts University - Boston, MA
contact email: 
flassite@mc3.edu

With the concepts of history, memory, and myth central to the discussion, this panel seeks to convene critical and creative treatments that offer an interdisciplinary approach for teaching the Harlem

NEMLA 44th Annual Convention - "Early Black Feminist Ideology and the Development of a New Paradigm" (abstract due 9/30/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), March 21-24, 2013, Tufts University - Boston, MA
contact email: 
flassite@mc3.edu

With the concepts of self-reliance, resistance against oppression, and self-definition central to the discussion, this panel seeks to explore the literary and cultural influences of early African Amer

50 Shades and Beyond: New Approaches to Erotic Romance 2/1/2013

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Popular Romance Studies
contact email: 
managing.editor@jprstudies.org

Since the 1970s, both the content and the institutional practices surrounding erotic romance fiction have been transformed. The remarkable popularity of E. L.

Scenes of Objection: The Black Body in Performance (Deadline Sept. 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 44th Annual Convention - March 21-24, 2013
contact email: 
stacie.mccormick@gmail.com

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

Transnational Cinemas - Special Issue on “Walls and fortresses"

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
contact email: 
anafmendes@gmail.com

Transnational Cinemas, an Intellect journal, is accepting articles, interviews and visual essays for a special issue entitled “Walls and fortresses: borderscapes and archipelagos of exception in the

[REMINDER] Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reade

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 Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies.

New Chester Himes Criticism-Proposals Due July 2nd.

full name / name of organization: 
Michael B. Gillespie and Gary Holcomb
contact email: 
gillespm@ohio.edu, holcomb@ohio.edu

NEW CHESTER HIMES CRITICISM
Eds. Michael B. Gillespie and Gary Holcomb

NEMLA; Critical Representations of Marriage

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2013: Critical Representations of Marriage
contact email: 
gracesikorski@yahoo.com

Panel titled Critical Representations of Marriage
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

Teaching How We Read Now (abstract due 9/4/12)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013
contact email: 
amstwo[at]princeton.edu

Teaching How We Read Now

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

[UPDATE] - Literature After 9/11

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012 - Victoria M. Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

**DEADLINE*EXTENSION** Deadline is now July 1st.

“Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays” , (10/1/12-06/26-29/13), Montpellier, France

full name / name of organization: 
European Shakespeare Research Association
contact email: 
nrivere@univ-tlse2.fr

CFP:Panel: “Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays”
Montpellier University, France, 26-29 June 2013

1st Global Conference: Connectivity in the 21st Century (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
connect1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Connectivity in the 21st Century

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Presentations:

Prisons and Punishment in American Culture (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
courtney.marshall@unh.edu

Call for Papers
Prisons and Punishment in American Culture (roundtable)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium: April 24 - 26, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu or akilahw@msn.com

Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium
April 24 - 26, 2013

The Political Positioning of Caribbean Arts and Culture
Paine College, School of Arts and Sciences

Terror and the Inhuman Conference-- Providence, RI (October 25-27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
contact email: 
terror.inhuman.conference@gmail.com

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media

Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012

[UPDATE AND EXTENSION] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE'

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time.

Examining Past and Defining Present: The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean - April 11-13, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu or akilahw@msn.com

Examining Past and Defining Present
The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean
April 11 – 13, 2013

Abstracts/Proposals Due: October 26, 2012

Political Women: Language and Leadership / co-edited text / Proposal Deadline: July 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Political Women Project
contact email: 
politicalwomenproject@yahoo.com

Call for Proposals

Political Women: Language and Leadership

Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick seek contributors for a collection of essays considering women and leadership.

Re-Encountering the Encounter - February 28-March 2 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists - 8th Biennial Conference, Savannah Georgia
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a “Brave new world.” This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself,

Poetry and the Body (NeMLA 2013, 3/21-24, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega / UCCS
contact email: 
kortega@uccs.edu

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

Panel: Poetry and the Body

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension (6/30) for Global Lives Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Analysis and Theory Department, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
catgradconf@gmail.com

Global Lives

The rapid changes currently experienced in the different spheres of contemporary life are loosely addressed by the term “globalization.”

Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association has extended the deadline for essay submissions on its 2011 Conference Theme: “Play.” Essays treating any aspect of “Play” in language, l

Four Corners Conference on Ethnicity and Globalization, Oct. 26 and 27. Abstracts due 7/27.

full name / name of organization: 
Four Corners Conference on Globalization
contact email: 
tacker@coloradomesa.edu; rcalland@coloradomesa.edu; mvallejo@coloradomesa.edu;jsnyder@coloradomesa.edu

The organizing committee is proud and excited to invite you to the fourth annual Four Corners Conference on Globalization, with the theme this year being “Culture and Ethnicity”.

Call for Research Papers on English Literature,Language,Literary Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Interactions Forum Pune India (New Academia Journal)
contact email: 
newacademia.if@gmail.com

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
INTERACTIONS FORUM’S
NEW ACADEMIA - (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT)
AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY
Vol.1 Issue 3: July 2012

CFP: Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Emma West, Cardiff University
contact email: 
modernisms@cardiff.ac.uk

Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University
16-18 May 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)

Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies: Genealogy, Geography, Pathogeny (9-11 July 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk

Strange Contraries in thee combine,
Both hell and Heaven in thee meet,
Thou greatest bitter, greatest sweet
No pain is like thy pain, no pleasure too like thine.
John Norris, 1687

Conference: From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers, November 7 – 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University
contact email: 
ake2012conference@gmail.com

From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

MIGRATION: BRITISH COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, JULY 8-13 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Sanja Bahun, University of Essex and the British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
bcla2013@essex.ac.uk

The BCLA invites conference papers on the theme of migration for its triennial convention, to be held at the University of Essex, UK, July 8-13 2013.

Re-Encountering the Encounter - February 28-March 2 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists - 8th Biennial Conference, Savannah Georgia
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a “Brave new world.” This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself,

2nd Annual Black Women's Health Conference February 15-16, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Tulane University Black Women's Health Task Force
contact email: 
bwhconference@wave.tulane.edu

VIOLENCE, TRAUMA, RESILIENCE, RECOVERY: FACTORS IN BLACK WOMEN’S HEALTH
The Second Annual Black Women’s Health Conference at Tulane University
February 15-16, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

MAPACA Conference 2012 Women's Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
atait@odu.edu

CFP Women's Studies at MAPACA
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
November 1-3, 2012
Pittsburgh,PA

Midwest MLA What is Our Debt to Death and the Dead?: The Gift of Death and The Work of Mourning in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jack Taylor Michigan State University
contact email: 
taylo710@msu.edu

Jacques Derrida argues that the dead other can speak and remain “in us.” Additionally, he argues that to keep one alive is the ultimate sign of fidelity that is accomplished through acts of mourni

CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/1-11/3/2012, Pittsburgh, PA (June 15th, 2012, deadline for proposals)

full name / name of organization: 
Blagovesta Momchedjikova/Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
bmm202@nyu.edu

CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/1-11/3/2012, Pittsburgh, PA (June 15th, 2012, deadline for proposals)

“Challenging the rhetoric of non-State actors, political violence and ‘terrorism’"

full name / name of organization: 
Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
contact email: 
michael.loadenthal@gmail.com

Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
[www.affinitiesjournal.org]

Call for papers for Issue #6: “Challenging the rhetoric of non-State

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