category: african-american

Late C19/Early C20 U.S. Economies of Waste (MLA 5-7 January 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Foote
contact email: 
s-foote@illinois.edu

What counts as waste, materially and metaphorically, at the turn into the twentieth century?

Seeking submissions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 issue of The Projector

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: Film and Media Journal
contact email: 
cbaron@bgsu.edu

The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between film, media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Fall 2011and Spring 2012 issues.

Food in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature post-1900 Regular Session - SAMLA 2011
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

The production, consumption, composition, and bodily effects of food and eating have been studied from many vantage points recently.

“Mediamorphosis: Print Culture and Transatlantic Public Sphere(s), 1880-1940"

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Collier
contact email: 
printculture@bsu.edu

September 9-10, 2011
University of Delaware

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together

[UPDATE] Trauma, Memory and Narrative in Ethnic American Literature at RMMLA, 2011. DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring connections and fissures between trauma, memory, and narrative in Ethnic American Literature are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Lan

[UPDATE] "Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011. ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention.

[Update] Essays on Pearl Cleage

full name / name of organization: 
Tikenya Foster-Singletary, Ph.D. and Aisha Francis-Samuels, Ph.D.
contact email: 
Tfosters@spelman.edu

Call for Papers
Book Title: In Search of Free Womanhood: The Critical Response to Pearl Cleage
Article Deadline: April 30, 2011
Publisher: McFarland Press, North Carolina

Rhetoric of Rap (4/30/2011 Abstract; 11/4-11/6,2011) SAMLA in ATL

full name / name of organization: 
Shane Trayers
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

CFP Detail:
The Rhetoric of Rap (History of Rhetoric Panel) SAMLA

Essay Collection: Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Due: July 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore
contact email: 
jenniferailles@yahoo.com, mooredonaldg@gmail.com

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Due: July 1, 2011

Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore

Transcultural/Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare

full name / name of organization: 
Outerspeares
contact email: 
gems@uoguelph.ca

Outerspeares: Transcultural / Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare
The 1st Annual Conference of the Guelph Early Modern Studies Group
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario - November 1, 2011

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Azzarello
contact email: 
robert.azzarello@gmail.com

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts
contact email: 
critical@specsjournal.org

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

Best Poems Anthology 2011 (Call for Papers)

full name / name of organization: 
Henry J. Collins
contact email: 
staff@best-poems.net

The Best Poems would like to call for submissions for its first annual Poetry print Anthology for the best 100 poems written in the year. The for submission is 25 March 2011.

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

full name / name of organization: 
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal
contact email: 
attendingtheparty@gmail.com

Throughout history, the notion of ‘party’ has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms (Proposals due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Reynolds & Bonnie Roos
contact email: 
areynolds@wtamu.edu, broos@wtamu.edu

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
Central Michigan University
contact email: 
Dr. Maureen Eke <eke1mn@cmich.edu>

The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (4/26/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2.

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed “Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

Call for Cultural Columnists: Brainy, Artful Generalists, Rejoice!

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters
contact email: 
zarker@popmatters.com

Deadline for Applications: Saturday, 19 March 2011

CFP: Print Libertinism (MLA 5-7 January 2012; Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley
contact email: 
maria.omalley@briarcliff.edu

Papers examining ties between sexuality and print culture in early US literatures on topics related to libertinism, repression, race, queer identity, republicanism welcome for a proposed special sessi

"The Rest is Silence" Graduate Student Conference May 6th and 7th

full name / name of organization: 
York University, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
tanya81@yorku.ca

The Rest Is Silence

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Cicero

Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama (January 5-8, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Seattle, Washington)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Seattle , Washington
Special Session: Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama

RMMLA African American Literature

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

I am seeking proposals that examine all areas of African American literature from the nineteenth century to the present.

History and American Women Writers

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
lina.geriguisatcgu.edu

PAMLA Conference 2011, November 5 and 6, 2011, at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Panel Title: History in the Hands of American Women Writers

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

Papers on New England Authors/Theme

full name / name of organization: 
Connecticut Review
contact email: 
linjz@easternct.edu

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University.

Satire's Double-Edged Irony MLA, Seattle, 5-8 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
American Humor Studies Association
contact email: 
sdmccoy@uga.edu

Seeking papers that explore the often ambiguous nature of satire's object, the lines that blur between satire and celebration, and the difficulty of predicting or controlling audience response.

Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue VIRAL

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
WSQViralIssue@gmail.com

Call for Papers

WSQ Special Issue: Viral
Special Editors: Patricia Clough and Jasbir Puar

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
ruptureCFP@ntu.edu.sg

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of “rupture” in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

UPDATE - RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 6-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rmmla@wsu.edu

CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

American Literary Tourism Anthology (Oct. 30, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literary Tourism
contact email: 
jharris@mta.ca

American Literary Tourism (Anthology)

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature (15 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference
contact email: 
Elizabeth Talafuse; talafuse@tamu.edu

ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature

Revue TRANS- de Littérature Générale et Comparée

full name / name of organization: 
Revue TRANS- de Littérature Générale et Comparée
contact email: 
lgcrevue@gmail.com
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