category: african-american

Ecstatic Performance at the Borders of Faith and Race, "Triumph in my Song" (University of Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Joy A. J. Howard / English Department, Saint Joseph's University
contact email: 
Joy.Howard@verizon.net

CFP for "Triumph in my Song": 18th & 19th Century African Atlantic Culture, History, & Performance to be held at: the University of Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2012

New Approaches to the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Rice Bellamy / College of Staten Island/CUNY
contact email: 
maria.bellamy@csi.cuny.edu

Toni Morrison’s latest novel, A Mercy, demonstrates the contemporary writer’s continued preoccupation with the history of slavery in the New World as well as the ever expanding range of approaches

[UPDATE] Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat / Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

Women Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

After the success of our book Women on Women; we are looking for quality papers on women writers across boundaries of nation/state/age/class. Suggested Topics:

Women and sexuality

"Prospects: A New Century" - Deadline: 10/1/2011 - Conference: 4/12/2012-4/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
C19-2012@ucsc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS:
C19: THE SOCIETY OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICANISTS
“Prospects: A New Century”
Berkeley, California
April 12-15, 2012
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley

[UPDATE] CFP: The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

Framing the Black Arts Movement (Sept. 30, 2011; NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

This session is intended to entertain (at least) two senses of the term “framing,” and perhaps some tension between them.

Reconstruction 12.3 Special Issue: "(In)Securities"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue “(In)Securities”
Edited by
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

UPDATE: Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
catwomankatniss@gmail.com

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
catwomankatniss@gmail.com

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres.

CFP: Gender, Bodies & Technology, "(Dis)Integrating Frames"

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Bodies & Technology, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech
contact email: 
selber@vt.edu

Proposals are invited for our second, biannual interdisciplinary conference:
“Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames”
April 26-28, 2012 Roanoke, Virginia

Freedom's Issue: The Enlightenment, Scientific Racism, and Chattel Slavery

full name / name of organization: 
LaRose T. Parris/ LaGuardia Community College-CUNY
contact email: 
laroseparris@gmail.com

The 43rd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will be held March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York.

[UPDATE] Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature (8/10/11; 11/10/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
contact email: 
wrountree@nccu.edu

Call for Papers

Sixth African American Literature Symposium

"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"

Call for papers: Radical Criminology journal

full name / name of organization: 
Radical Criminology
contact email: 
radicalcrim@riseup.net

Now Seeking Submissions
for a new journal:
Radical Criminology

revolutionary / indigenous / feminist / anti-racist
anarchist / libertarian socialist / autonomist marxist

Save the date:"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"--June 6-9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

Save the date
June 6-9, 2012
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY (New York, NY)will be hosting an International Conference:
"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"

CFP: Bodies that Matter: Representations of Motherhood in U.S. Media

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Rossie / Ohio State University
contact email: 
amanda.rossie@gmail.com

CFP: Bodies that Matter: Representations of Motherhood in U.S. Media

2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
March 21-25, 2012
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

African-American Sessions at NeMLA (3/15-18/11; 9/30/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nemlasupport2@gmail.com

Please submit your abstract to the respective chair by Sept. 30, 2011.

African American Women in Rochester

Converse College Conference on Southern Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Converse College
contact email: 
anita.rose@converse.edu

THE CONVERSE COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON SOUTHERN CULTURE:
HIGH CULTURE/LOW CULTURE, SOUTHERN CULTURE
April 12 – 14, 2012

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline July 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Jean Wall Bennet Professor of English and American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Picturing the Nineteenth Century - March 22-25, 2012 - University of Kentucky

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
incs2012@uky.edu

Though its title foregrounds art and visual culture, this conference will treat "picturing" in all its many senses: imagining, representing, framing, mapping.

Update-Conference CFP, Website and Blog

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

Paranoia and Pain (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science.

CFP--Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Florida State University Center for Humanities & Society
contact email: 
rmb07@fsu.edu

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values.

Different Art: New Essays on Disability and Arts (abstracts due October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Christopher R Smit and Raphael Raphael
contact email: 
Csmit@calvin.edu, rraphael@hawaii.edu

Different Art: New Essays on Disability and Art
Call for Essays and Artist Statements

Deadline: September 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN

March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 33rd Annual Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012

"Mise-en-Scene: Crime" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies special topic)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 38 No. 1, March 2012
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2011

Addiction and Its Others (Cultural Studies Association Conference, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
sjsp47@gmail.com

This call is for a panel to be proposed for the 2012 Cultural Studies Association Conference at the University of California, San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2012.

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions.

RUST BELT (Great Lakes/ Great Books)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mantonucci@keene.edu

Seminar Session at NeMLA 2012 (Rochester) considers ‘Rust Belt’ as place/condition/plotline.

CFP: Queer Mentoring in Contemporary Culture

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

Conference Dates: March 28th to April 1st 2012
Location: University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, August 28th 2011

The alien in/to the city

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cergy Pontoise, France
contact email: 
Odile Boucher-Rivalain (odile.boucher-rivalain@hotmail.fr) and Stéphane Vanderhaeghe (stephane.vanderhaeghe@u-cergy.fr)

This conference aims at investigating the theme of the “alien in/to the city” in the fields of British and American literature, visual arts and civilisation.

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium, March 22-23, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Southern University, Department of English
contact email: 
sollars_md@tsu.edu

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

Sites of Memory, Anamnesis and Representation of Identity (SMARI 2011) Paris International Conference, 21-23 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ars Identitatis, Cultural Research Association
contact email: 
registration@identitatis.org

Deadline for Abstract submission: 25 July. Proceedings will be published, after peer-reviewing process.

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