category: african-american

Women of Color and Trauma in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Voices are central to the treatment of trauma, and it is this centrality that makes the connection between trauma and literature so rich.

Breaking English: Humor, Parody and Satire in Anglophone Literature of the African Diaspora (ACLA, 3/31- 4/3/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Reed and Theo Hummer
contact email: 
anthony.reed@yale.edu or th242@cornell.edu

This seminar seeks papers that consider the formal uses of humor, parody and satire as a project of “speaking” or “finding one’s voice” within and against the constrictions of a colonizing l

Boundaries (Un)Defined

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta
contact email: 
aug1988@gmail.com

The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to take part in submitting abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the confines, limitations, or openness of space i

Trauma and the Woman of Color in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Women’s roles are historically remembered as primarily passive on both sides of “the color line”: while White women’s bodies have historically been protected and defended, women of color have

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheetal Majithia
contact email: 
sm188@nyu.edu

Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral

Sex and the New Southern Studies

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
erich.nunn@auburn.edu, bkahan@lsu.edu

From Freud’s description of Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a source of sadomasochistic “phantasy” to the depictions of polymorphous perversity in the work of Kara Walker, literary and artistic represent

Comparative Anatomies: Atlantic Science & the Literature of Slavery [deadline: 11/1/10], ACLA 2011, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Britt Rusert, Temple University
contact email: 
brusert@temple.edu

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University
contact email: 
mcgillconference2011@gmail.com

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

Black Studies in the Age of Obama: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Black Identity: Undergraduate Student Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dept. of Black American Studies--University of Delaware
contact email: 
ceh@udel.edu

The Department of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware, in collaboration with Delaware State University, Morgan State University, and Bowie State University, extend a call for papers f

Poverty and Whiteness in 20th Century American Literature Panel: ALA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jolene Hubbs / Veronica Watson
contact email: 
jhubbs@bama.ua.edu / Veronica.Watson@iup.edu

We are seeking a third presenter for a proposed panel at the American Literature Association in Boston (May 26-29, 2011). 

CFP: Encounters with Race in the Age of Transcendentalism (due 3/1/2011; MLA Jan 5-8, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Thoreau Society
contact email: 
rjohnson@collegeofidaho.edu

Encounters with Race in the Age of American Transcendentalism

[UPDATE] JANUARY 3 DEADLINE: Grad Conference: "ANIMAL.MACHINE.SOVEREIGN."

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo
contact email: 
animal.machine.sovereign@gmail.com

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PLEASE VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://animalmachinesovereign.wordpress.com

KEYNOTES:
Timothy Campbell (Cornell)

Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

Queer Horizons -- Undergraduate Queer Studies Conference: April 30, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Queer Studies Coalition, Stanford University
contact email: 
queer.horizons@gmail.com



The Queer Studies Coalition at Stanford University announces

Queer Horizons
Undergraduate Queer Studies Conference

Contemporary Interpretations

full name / name of organization: 
CSU Chico EGSC Fall Symposium
contact email: 
espangler2@csuchico.edu

2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: “Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry”
CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010

Kate Chopin panel at 2011 ALA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kpobrien@olemiss.edu

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.

First Seminar on the Narco-Imaginary (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Ramsey Scott
contact email: 
rascott@letterboxes.org

Narcotics repeatedly emerge as central elements in the history of colonization and global capitalism.

Relationships Between Minds and Bodies--11/15/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 9th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2011 (online and in print).

Manifest Identity [UPDATE] - February 25-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
NC State Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
aegs.symposium@gmail.com


North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
February 25-26, 2011

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator’s organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term “text” itself, as “text” has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

UPDATE On DIASPORA WRITING

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

Scholarly papers are invited for a special number of an International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ISSN 0975 2897) published from India.

American Appropriations, American Interventions 15 & 16 April 2011, Queen's University Belfast

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association of American Studies
contact email: 
philip.mcgowan@qub.ac.uk

The Irish Association of American Studies invites papers on the theme of American Appropriations, American Interventions for its annual conference to be held at Queen’s University Belfast on April 1

[UPDATE] ACLA Vancouver Mar. 31-Apr. 1 2011 - "Mirgrations"

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
aivanchikova@alaska.edu

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Proposals are now accepted for the ACLA panel titled "Migrations".
March 31 - April 3, 2011: Vancouver, Canada

Masculinities Between the National and the Transnational (cfp deadline 2-15-11)

full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Floyd
contact email: 
kfloyd@kent.edu

Between the National and the Transnational, 1980 to the Present: Masculinities in Britain and the U.S.

The Second of Three International Workshops: Kent State University, August 4-7, 2011

Southern Literature and Culture April 20-23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
chris.bloss@gmail.com

This year the conference will be held in lovely San Antonio, TX from April 20-23 at the Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-1000.

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Aids in Culture: Explorations in the Cultural History of Aids

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
liowlb@aidsinculture.org

Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS International Conference

Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2010

Conference Languages: English, Castilian

[UPDATE] Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations from Antiquity to the Present

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

IMAGINING EUROPE - PERSPECTIVES, PERCEPTIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS - LUICD Graduate Conference 2011

UPDATED: CFP: New Essays on EDWARD P. JONES. Nov. 1, 2010 (abstracts, early submissions); March 20, 2011 (completed articles)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Wood / University of Melbourne
contact email: 
epjessays@gmail.com

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Submissions are now being sought for the first ever collection of essays on the life and work of Edward P. Jones. The collection, entitled Edward P. Jones: New Essays, will be published in the second half of 2011.

Essays should take the form of full-length scholarly articles approximately 5,000 words in length, and may be submitted either in full (if already completed or nearing completion) or provisionally as 500-word abstracts outlining the central thesis of a proposed article. Longer articles will receive consideration, but contributors who wish to submit such articles should first send a brief query to epjessays@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200 (Proposals due 12/1/10; Conference 6/22/11-6/25/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
contact email: 
inquiries: tchakkal@bowdoin.edu; proposals:marywearn@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2010.

Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200: Home, Nation, and Place in the 21st Century
A conference at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Technology, Time, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program.

Mid-America Theatre Conference Theatre History Symposium (CFP Deadline: Oct. 15, 2010; Conference March 3-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-America Theatre Conference
contact email: 
bosborne@fsu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Theatre History Symposium
Mid-America Theatre Conference, March 3-6, 2011
http://www.wiu.edu/matc/

Company: Collaborations, Ensembles, Institutions

PCA/ACA 2011 National Conference, The Vampire in Literature and Film: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Anyiwo, Curry College
contact email: 
manyiwo0807@curry.edu

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations on any aspect of the television series’ BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER OR ANGEL.

Faith and the Supernatural: 2011 Southeast Region CCL, April 7-9, 2011 (deadline: 1/15/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
contact email: 
sclements@regent.edu

Throughout history, we have used stories about the supernatural to better understand faith – to better understand what to believe in and what it means to believe.

Travel and Literature at CEA 2011 (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Katrina J. Quinn/Slippery Rock University
contact email: 
katrina.quinn@sru.edu

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

2011 PCA/ACA National Conference-Fat Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
contact email: 
jmccross@gwmail.gwu.edu or goddess_les@yahoo.com

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat

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