category: african-american

Myths Revisited, 28th-29th November 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature -Turkey
contact email: 
iagc@istanbul.edu.tr

This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of myth and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.

(In)visible Cosmovisions: Dialogues in Afro and Indigenous Latin America and the Caribbean, Oct. 21-22, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student Organization, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
des.articulaciones@gmail.com

Keynote speaker:
Catherine Walsh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

"Cultivating Human-Animal Relations Through Poetic Form" (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
miglesia@mail.usf.edu

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

"Cultivating Human-Animal Relations Through Poetic Form" (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
miglesias@mail.usf.edu

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

READING NATURE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. MADRID, SPAIN (DEC. 14-16, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English Philology II (UCM) - Friends of Thoreau (Franklin Institute UAH)
contact email: 
readingnature.ucm@gmail.com

Environmental disciplines have recently gained prominence due to the potentially devastating consequences of climate change: increasing natural disasters, the greenhouse effect, temperature variations

"Cancer and the Pharmakon" / SLSA September 22-25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Shiloh Krupar and Nadine Ehlers / Georgetown University
contact email: 
cancerpharmakon@gmail.com

This panel is concerned with the ways cancer treatment regimes and medico-discursive protocols trouble the distinctions between “to kill” and “to cure”, and the supposedly separate realms of l

Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.)
contact email: 
zorafestival1@yahoo.com

Scholars and other interested parties are invited to submit papers for the 2013 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (January 26th-February 3rd).

Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education (Journal) - articles by 6/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Susan Alice Fischer, Co-Editor
contact email: 
safischer@mac.com

The editors seek articles concerned with English language, literacy and literature teaching worldwide as well as essays on literature and culture that do not specifically address teaching.

UPDATE Food and Identity (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

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

Food identifies us. The ways in which we prepare, consider, consume, discuss, and build traditions around food and foodways all contribute to the ways that we see ourselves and that others see us.

"The Politics of Travel," Georgetown University, 3/30/12-4/1/12; Deadline: 10/1/11

full name / name of organization: 
Gary Totten / International Society for Travel Writing
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

“The Politics of Travel”:
The Seventh Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing

Community Connectivities/Temporal Belongings Workshop 20-21 June apps due 20 April

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester
contact email: 
michelle.bastian@manchester.ac.uk

Community Connectivities/Temporal Belongings is a two day interdisciplinary workshop seeking to explore the interconnections between time and community, broadly conceived.

Black and Brown Planets: the Politics of Race in Science Fiction—Essay Collection, 6/24/11

full name / name of organization: 
Isiah Lavender, III
contact email: 
lavender@uca.edu

The mass popularity of science fiction (sf) has shaped the racial politics of popular culture.

CFP: "Under Pressure" JLS special issue

full name / name of organization: 
Yetta Howard
contact email: 
yettahoward@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: “Under Pressure”
Guest Edited by Yetta Howard

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 5.1.11)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop
contact email: 
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

Seeking several articles to round out work-in-progress on:

THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE
Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

M/MLA November 3-6, 2011 St. Louis: No, I'm not American/Je suis pas fraçais: Canadian Writers Playing with Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-West Modern Languages Association Permanent Section on Canadian Literature
contact email: 
lee.bessette@gmail.com

Canadian witers in both French and English have historically been defined by who they are not: British, French, American.

3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference, September 23-24, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23-24, 2011 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Movie review, "Black Venus", by Abdellatif Kechiche

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews for the movie "Black Venus" (aka Vénus noire, Mavri Afroditi) by Abdellatif Kechiche.

SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC - Due: March 28, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC
contact email: 
reynoldst@nsula.edu

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 68th Annual Convention

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association) 11/5-11/6, 2011
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural

CFP: Historicizing Narrative Theory (7/15/11; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Sue J. Kim / Priyamvada Gopal
contact email: 
skim666@gmail.com

The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Historicizing Narrative Theory."

HAIKU AESTHETICS; 31 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology
contact email: 
editorial.2008@indiatimes.com

Scholarly essays are invited for an anthology of critical essays on Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry to be published by a reputed publisher from India.

Facing Present, Past and Future. 4th International BAAHE Conference from 1 to 3 December 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University College Brussels & BAAHE
contact email: 
baahe2011@hubrussel.be

FACING PRESENT, PAST AND FUTURE

4TH INTERNATIONAL BAAHE CONFERENCE

1-3 December 2011

University College Brussels, Belgium

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Univeristy of New Haven
contact email: 
unhenglish@gmail.com

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature
publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.
Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 11/5-11/6, 2011
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

CFP "Aesthetic Mutations" CLTC Grad Conference at UC Santa Barbara - due 4/4/11 (5/27)

full name / name of organization: 
Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture
contact email: 
cltcucsb@gmail.com

ANNOUNCING: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)

The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC) on 27 MAY 2011

Literature and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA
contact email: 
cbradshaw@utm.edu

SCMLA Panel--Literature and Politics--Oct. 27-29, 2011. Hot Springs Arkansas. Abstracts due by March 28th, 2011.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: 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

Producing Race: Technology and the African Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia University
contact email: 
producingrace@gmail.com

PRODUCING RACE:
TECHNOLOGY AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Evan Kindley/Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
evankindley@gmail.com

This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot’s landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyo

History and American Women Writers

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
contact email: 
lina.geriguisatcgu.edu

History in the Hands of American Women Writers,
panel organized by Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers for

Submissions on International Comics Studies (covering all nationalities, topics, and genres)

full name / name of organization: 
First International Comics Conference at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, for a conference on Aug. 23-26, 2011
contact email: 
wdcsverg@usp.br

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Topic: Pedagogical Approaches to Ethnic American Short Stories

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ajohnson@fsu.edu

Topic: Pedagogical Approaches to Ethnic American Short Stories
Chair: Andres Stefan Johnson, Florida State University

Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Evan Kindley / Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
evankindley@gmail.com

This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot’s landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyo

[UPDATE] Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Nov. 5-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
mstonis@csulb.edu

Call for Papers

2011 Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Claremont, California
November 5-6, 2011

Session Title:

[UPDATE] One Week Extended Deadline! Octopus Journal: Invisibility CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Octopus Journal, Visual Studies Dept. at University of California-Irvine
contact email: 
octopusjournal@gmail.com

Octopus Journal (theoctopusjournal.org), an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online journal published by the graduate students of the Ph.D.

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