category: african-american

Call for Chapter Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lynch
contact email: 
lynch39083@aol.com

Praeger will be publishing a two-volume series entitled, Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians. We are now looking for contributors for this two-volume set.

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival, Philadelphia, P.A. (2/25/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
penncarnival@gmail.com

‘Round and ‘Round We Go: The Endless Carnival
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania
Friday, February 25, 2011

[UPDATE] Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads

full name / name of organization: 
The City University of New York Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ironyconference2011@gmail.com

Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 1st, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Claire Colebrook, Penn State

Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric April 1st-2nd

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter
contact email: 
Xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric, April 1st and 2nd

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter
contact email: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

[UPDATE] CEA 2011 Conference (Nov. 8; March 31-April 2)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
cea.english@gmail.com

In response to requests for an extended deadline, the CEA will now accept proposals through Monday, November 8 for our 2011 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please see the CFP below.

Noncanonical Affects (ALA 2011, Boston, 5/26-5/29; proposals by 12/15/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Sweeney
contact email: 
bsweeney@umassd.edu

The affective turn in literary studies, according to Sianne Ngai, has worked to historicize certain emotions--sympathy, melancholia, shame--even as it has left unexamined the cultural roots of other,

Technologies of Global Cinema - Nov. 12th - ACLA 2011 Seminar

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Foltz/Princeton University
contact email: 
jfoltz@princeton.edu

Technologies of Global Cinema

ACLA 2011 Annual Meeting: World Literature, Comparative Literature

Vancouver March 31 - April 3rd, 2011

[UPDATE] Comparative Anatomies: Atlantic Science & the Literature of Slavery [Deadline Extended: 11/12/10] ACLA 2011, Vancouver

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

This seminar will explore the ways that comparative literatures of slavery, as well as the history of slavery itself, might be re-mapped by attending to dynamic networks of science and knowledge produ

ALA 2011 Roundtable: Websites of American Author Societies: What Are Their Goals?

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
campbelld@wsu.edu

Call for Roundtable Participants: "Websites of American Author Societies: What Are Their Goals? Who Are They For?"
American Literature Association conference, Boston, May 26–29, 2011

[UPDATE] Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media University of Texas at San Antonio - March 4-5, 2011 Submission deadline: No

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas at San Antonio
contact email: 
blackandbrownfeminisms@gmail.com

UTSA presents Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media with keynote address by Gwendolyn Pough, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University and featured speaker G.

[UPDATE] Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (NEW DEADLINE 11/30/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

full name / name of organization: 
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
contact email: 
monsterconference2011@gmail.com

Due to recent responses, we have extended the abstract deadline to 30 November 2010 for the following:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)

"Cultural Form, Spatial Dialectics, and the Question of Autonomy"

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA, (03/31 - 04/03, 2011)
contact email: 
nilgesm@gmail.com

Has the spatial dialectic that critics like Fredric Jameson (”Third-World Literature in the Age of Multinational Capital” and _Valences of the Dialectic_) and Franco Moretti (”Conjectures on Wor

Computers and Writing 2011 - "Writing in Motion: Traversing Public/Private Spaces" CFP due Nov 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Sweetland Center for Writing - University of Michigan
contact email: 
sweetlandcandw2011@umich.edu

Writing is in motion as never before: students text one another on the go and around the clock; colleagues and friends use wikis to brainstorm and to co-author important documents; choreographers and

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

full name / name of organization: 
CSULB Graduate English Department
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

SCSECS 2011 "Dreaming and Becoming," Feb 17-19th, Saint Simons Is, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
MurrayLBrown@gmail.com

The eighteenth-century was a period of great enthusiasm for experimentation and implementation.

UPDATE: Anthology of Poems

full name / name of organization: 
Editor
contact email: 
hyphenworld@ymail.com

UPDATE: Anthology of Poems

SCSECS 2011 "Dreaming and Becoming," Feb 17-19th, Saint Simons Is, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
MurrayLBrown@gmail.com

The eighteenth-century was a period of great enthusiasm for experimentation and implementation.

Porous Approaches to Literature, Borders, Nationalism[s], and World Orders at ACLA Conference, Vancouver BC

full name / name of organization: 
April Durham/University of California Riverside
contact email: 
smallwonderfound@gmail.com

While a determination to open literary studies to alter-canonized literatures is important to the creation of a broader perspective on cultural practice, the pedagogical tools available for teaching

Inter/Intra Textuality, March 4-5

full name / name of organization: 
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference
contact email: 
glcc@uidaho.edu

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

Literary Studies in Human Flourishing

full name / name of organization: 
James O. Pawelski and D.J. Moores / UPenn and Kean University
contact email: 
dmoores@kean.edu

The field of positive psychology, catalyzed in 1998 by Martin Seligman and others, has generated new interest in the concept of well-being—conceived in its fullest sense as human flourishing—the i

Re-production [Mar 4-5, 2011], Deadline [Jan 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University
contact email: 
re.production2011@gmail.com

Call for papers
Re-production
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
Binghamton, NY
March 4 and 5, 2011

Submit Your Writing and Art for Publication in Pomona Valley Review's Spring 2011 Issue.

full name / name of organization: 
Pomona Valley Review
contact email: 
rleack@gmail.com

Pomona Valley Review, an online liberal arts journal, needs your short fiction, poetry, and art for our spring 2011 issue. We encourage first-time unpublished writers to submit.

[UPDATE]Francophonies: The Living and the Dead, March 18-19 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Francophonies: The Living and the Dead

March 18-19th 2011

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Rational Recreation? : Histories of Travel, Tourism and Leisure

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Conway, University of Manchester
contact email: 
historiesoftravel@gmail.com

Proposals are invited for a one-day postgraduate conference, which will take place at the University of Manchester on 1st February 2011.

Literary Festival 3/31 - 4/1 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University
contact email: 
cranes@newmanu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Newman University English Department presents:

11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
“The Well-Spread Fable: Food and Its Meanings”

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
dsimms@siue.edu

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers.

Dramatizing Ideas: Intellectual Hybrids, Heterodoxies, Humanisms in Greenwich Village (ALA 2011, Boston, May 26-29)

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Glaspell Society
contact email: 
GlaspellsocietyALA2011@yahoo.com.

American Literature Association 2011 Conference / Boston, Massachusetts, May 26 - 29, 2011
Susan Glaspell Society Panel

[UPDATE] Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2011 (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association / Jamie L. McDaniel, Children's and Adolescent Literature Special Topics Chair
contact email: 
jmcdanie@pittstate.edu

Note that the deadline is November 1.

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES

42nd Annual Conference |
March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

UPDATE: On DIASPORA WRITING ACROSS THE WORLD

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

UPDATE On DIASPORA WRITING

Lesbian Representation on European Television

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

Oklahoma State English Conference: Transforming Words, March 4-5 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and s

UPDATE: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2011@louisiana.edu

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolitan Memory and Travelling Trauma -- ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 12)

full name / name of organization: 
Terri Tomsky, University of Alberta; Jennifer Bowering Delisle, McMaster University
contact email: 
tomsky@ualberta.ca; jdelisle@mcmaster.ca

When a collective memory of trauma transcends its directly affected community to be taken up by others, it can be said to be “cosmopolitan” (Levy and Sznaider) or “multidirectional” (Rothberg)

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association (May 26-29, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Wicks, Department of English at Louisiana State University
contact email: 
awicks4@lsu.edu

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole.

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