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REGISTRATION OPEN - Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University College
contact email: 
K.Myler@newman.ac.uk

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A one day conference at Newman University College
Thurs 28th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton

Registration Now Open!

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies (9/30/2012; NeMLA 3/21-24/2013, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / ccliffor[at]bsc[dot]edu

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies
44th Annual Conference, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, MA

Comics Forum 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comics Forum
contact email: 
I.Hague@chi.ac.uk

Multiculturalism and Representation: A Conference on Comics

15 -16 November 2012, Leeds

A Remembrance of Things Smashed: Trauma, Narrative, and the American Civil War (NeMLA 2013 panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Irving / Stony Brook University
contact email: 
danieljirving1@gmail.com

With 2013 marking the 150th anniversary of several critical Civil War battles, most notably the Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg, this panel aims to explore narrative representations of trauma, whe

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Geniegiaimo@gmail.com

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Geniegiaimo@gmail.com

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience.

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture June 9th

full name / name of organization: 
Words, Beats & Life
contact email: 
submissions@wblinc.org

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture is a peer-reviewed, hybrid periodical of art and hip-hop studies published by the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Words Beats & Life, Inc.

Examining Past and Defining Present - The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean

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

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

Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences

[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
rkilpatr@westga.edu

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS--June 29, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust | Nov. 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: June 15, 2012

[UPDATE] FRENZY! November 9-10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
York University English Graduate Students' Association
contact email: 
2012frenzyconference@gmail.com

York University 2012 English Graduate Students’ Association Colloquium:

FRENZY
November 9-10, 2012

Call for Essays: Circulations of Religion and Medicine in North American Culture [Abstracts due July 15, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Reed and Kelly Bezio
contact email: 
reeda@email.unc.edu, bezio@email.unc.edu

As twenty-first-century critics we are inclined to think of medicine and religion as oppositional disciplines with incompatible approaches to the world.

The Works. Of the (Im)Possible: Speaking, Thinking and Writing the (Im)Possible, Graduate Conference, LMU Munich, 8-10 Nov 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Languagetalks 2012, LMU Munich
contact email: 
languagetalks12@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Languagetalks 2012: Graduate Conference at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, 8-10 November 2012

1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries: Sport

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sport1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries: Sport

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

"Revisions, Retellings, and Adaptations:” September 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
MTSU English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
info@mtsuegso.org

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference.

Food and Memoir [SAMLA, Durham Nov. 9-11; Abstracts by 6/15]

full name / name of organization: 
Marta Hess/South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mhess@gsu.edu

This session explores the ways in which the subject of food functions as memoir.

Space (Deadline: October 1, 2012)

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

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, dedicated to space, invites articles that investigate the way that spaces are defined, used, experienced, occupied, altered, constructed, or

[UPDATE] "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium EXTENDED DEADLINE JUNE 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Lee Edelman (Tufts)

Roundtable Speakers: Judith Roof (Rice), Joseph Campana (Rice), Colleen Lamos (Rice), Timothy Morton (Rice), Renee Hoogland (Wayne State)

1st Global Conference: Transmedia Narratives

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

1st Global Conference
Transmedia Narratives

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

Call for Presentations:

SAMLA 2012: Beyond the Pleasure Principle?

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Division
contact email: 
gerard@utk.edu

We are seeking proposals for the Comparative Literature regular session at this year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting in Durham, NC from November 9 to 11.

Network Anxieties: Reading the Contemporary Novel (NEMLA panel, March 21-24, BOSTON)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
jackie.o_dell@tufts.edu

Since the early 1990’s, the internet has increasingly influenced how cultural texts are read and disseminated.

/UPDATE/: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

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

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled “Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage” that the “growth of variety theat

[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation - 5th Call for Papers: Art and Subversion

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation, http://www.sic-journal.org, University of Zadar
contact email: 
contact@sic-journal.org

[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation
http://www.sic-journal.org
University of Zadar

5th Call for Papers: Art and Subversion

[UPDATED] Being More than Ambivalent Towards Race: Class in Contemporary African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In keeping with the theme of “Debt” for the 2012 Midwestern MLA conference, this panel is interested in the class implications that contemporary African American literature offers its readership.

UPDATED: Those That Came Before: Black Literary Indebtedness

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In “The Site of Memory,” Toni Morrison claims that as an African American writer her literary heritage is the autobiography, the slave narrative.

The Literature of Hurricane Katrina (essay collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ruth Marotte, Associate Professor of English, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas
contact email: 
mrmarotte@uca.edu

Seeking critical essays (20-30 pages in length) on works of fiction that feature the disaster of Hurricane Katrina within the narrative.

SAMLA Convention 2012 (Durham, SC): Postmodern Theory, Science Fiction and Race

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
joysanchez@mail.usf.edu

In Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith comments that: “…when the ethnographer asks the question, ‘What does postmodern culture look like?’ the obvious place to find the answer is the

CFP for Linguistics Session at South Atlantic MLA

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
plindsey@georgiasouthern.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2012 SOUTH ATLANTIC MLA CONVENTION
November 9-11, Durham NC

LINGUISTICS SESSION

CFP for Linguistics Session at South Atlantic MLA

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
plindsey@georgiasouthern.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2012 SOUTH ATLANTIC MLA CONVENTION
November 9-11, Durham NC

LINGUISTICS SESSION

BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE HUMANITIES September 22, 2012, University of Kansas

full name / name of organization: 
The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas
contact email: 
idrh@ku.edu

BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE HUMANITIES September 22, 2012, University of Kansas

Monsters and the Monstrous Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

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 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship, February 1-2, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Walters State Community College
contact email: 
Abbey.Anderson@ws.edu

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture is an attempt to explore and define Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside

Emigration, Immigration, Empire, Exile: Women's voices and Their Rhetorical Forms, due June 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), Nov. 9-11, 2012
contact email: 
annette.sisson@belmont.edu

Proposal Submission: Please send a 350-500 word proposal, including a proposed title to: Annette Sisson, Belmont University, annette.sisson@belmont.edu OR, if you prefer to send it through the post, W

[UPDATE] Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14-- Deadline: May 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2012

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

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