category: african-american

Recent Work on Women's Captivity and Slave Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Danelski / SCSSAWW for the American Literature Assoc.
contact email: 
Christine.Danelski4@calstatela.edu

CFP: Recent Work on Women's Captivity and Slave Narratives (ALA: San Francisco, CA; May 24-27, 2012 Deadline: January 30, 2012).

CFP: Death and Dying in Literature (4/1/02; collection of essays)

full name / name of organization: 
John J. Han & C. Clark Triplett
contact email: 
hanjn@mobap.edu; triplett@mobap.edu

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled The Final Crossing: Death and Dying in Literature. Since the publication of Dr.

[UPDATE] “Rough Music”: Representing Violence (March 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Methodist University English Graduate Students
contact email: 
smugradconference@gmail.com

In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneu

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to February 10th "Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought"

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
tamugradconference@gmail.com

“Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”
April 7-8, 2012

Speaker: Jay Dolmage

Atlantic Studies (Routledge)--Call for Editors/Appointment of New Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic Studies Journal
contact email: 
atlanticstudies.lsu@gmail.com

Atlantic Studies (Routledge)--Appointment of New Editors

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is accepting submissions for its third edition

full name / name of organization: 
Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies
contact email: 
EdgeGraduateJournal@gmail.com

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is
accepting submissions for its third edition. We are seeking
original scholarly research as well as book and film reviews.

"The Violence of the Image," April 26-27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo
contact email: 
violenceoftheimage@gmail.com

"The Violence of the Image," Second Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo

Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATTROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Call for Papers

The 6th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

[Extended Deadline 16 February] Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality.

MSA 14 (Oct. 18-21, 2012)--Proposed Panel on Modernism and Psychology

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Spitzer and Meg Hammond / New York University
contact email: 
jms783@nyu.edu, mmh340@nyu.edu

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on modernism and psychology for the 2012 Modernist Studies Association conference in Las Vegas.

[UPDATE] Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive Deadline Extended to Feb. 6th

full name / name of organization: 
Velvet Light Trap
contact email: 
landaamanda@gmail.com

CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

CFP: Womanhood, Masculinity, and the Family (SCMLA: San Antonio, TX; Nov. 8-10, 2012Deadline 3/15/12)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jxt0090@louisiana.edu

This panel will explore masculinity, womanhood and the family in African American Literature, while these topics can be treated separately, they may also be treated together, providing a view of the f

Call for Submissions: Edited Collection on Celebrity in Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Lorraine York & Katja Lee
contact email: 
yorkl@cogeco.ca or leek66@mcmaster.ca

Proposals due July 1st 2012 (1000-1500 words)
Final Submission due March 1st, 2013 (5,000-8,500 words)

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The Body Electric, March 3rd, 2012; Graduate Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maryland, Graduate English Organization
contact email: 
Conference.geo@gmail.com

The Body Electric
March 3, 2012

CWWA-FWSA conference: Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

full name / name of organization: 
The Feminist and Women's Studies Association/The Contemporary Women's Writing Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012, The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

Louisiana Folklore Conference March 16-17 2012--Roots Rerouted: Tradition and Innovation in Louisiana Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Folklore Society
contact email: 
wwhelanstewart@mcneese.edu

Our theme title, Tradition and Innovation in Louisiana Cultures, invites participants to explore the relationship between traditional practices, beliefs, and customs and individual or collective impro

Science and Literature Panel-RMMLA Boulder, Colorado 2012

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
irawalker@hotmail.com

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of

Undercover America at MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Fisher
contact email: 
lrf243@nyu.edu

This panel examines the methodology and genre of the undercover narrative in U.S. literature.

Service Learning in Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
lewestman@utep.edu

The Fall 2012 issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities will be a special issue on service-learning in the humanities.

CFP for NeoAmericanist Journal (Issue 6.1)

full name / name of organization: 
NeoAmericanist: An Inter-Disciplinary Online Journal for the Study of America
contact email: 
neoamericanist@uwo.ca

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis - University of British Columbia Graduate Conference in English

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

[UPDATE] Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto
contact email: 
frye.2012@utoronto.ca

Final Call for Papers (due January 31, 2012):

EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF NORTHROP FRYE ON THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH
October 4,5,6, 2012 | Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Twenty years after his death, Northrop Frye, the author of Fearful Symmetry and Anatomy of Criticism, continues to be one of the most read and the most quoted of literary critics. His attention to form, specifically to genre and mode, and his understanding of literature as a totality have directly influenced two later generations of critics, including Hayden White, Fredric Jameson, and Franco Moretti. In order to celebrate this ongoing legacy, the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Frye's home throughout his career, have organized a three-day symposium in his honour.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary & Sacred Space (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012Deadline 3/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

Literature and Religion panel at PAMLA seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings.

MLA 2013 Boston “Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in Antebellum America” (Abstracts Due 15 March 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca L. Williams
contact email: 
rebelwill7@gmail.com

This panel examines bawdy-house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization.

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association
contact email: 
akking at olemiss.edu

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms?

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association
contact email: 
akking at olemiss.edu

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms?

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/24/11] Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association (GESA)
contact email: 
gesaconference2012@gmail.com

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

March 16-18, 2012

Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
zlabekkm@mail.uc.edu

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on May 31, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas.

Woody @ 100: Woody Guthrie's Legacy to Working Men and Women

full name / name of organization: 
Penn State University
contact email: 
woodyguthrie.psu.conference@gmail.com

Call for papers
Woody Guthrie at 100: Woody’s Legacy to Working Men and Women
A Conference and Concerts at Penn State
The GRAMMY Museum is partnering with the Guthrie Family and

“Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes” (November 9-12, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (Special Session at South Atlantic Modern Language Associaton Convention-Durham, NC)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers for a special session on “Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes.” We are seeking papers that exami

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue No 5)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Call for papers Popular Culture - Niagara Falls May 10-12, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association of Canada
contact email: 
conference@canpop.ca

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice - March 23rd-25th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
uottawa.conference@gmail.com

VIOLENCE
In Theory and Practice
March 23-25, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference - Ottawa, ON, Canada

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture: The Art of Revolution

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

12th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference:
The Art of Revolution
March 30-April 1 2012
University of Iowa

“…Do not be afraid to say revolution!”

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