category: african-american

Transgressions

full name / name of organization: 
Steen Christiansen
contact email: 
steen@cgs.aau.dk

As the boundaries between cultures and cultural practices become increasingly more permeable, the need to study, explain and analyze such phenomena only becomes greater.

“Subversive Texts/ Radical Readings” graduate student conference May 6-7th, 2011, proposals due March 13th

full name / name of organization: 
Hunter College Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
HunterGEC@gmail.com

If every text is a product of an established tradition, written in a preexisting language, how does a text become subversive? Does subversion lie in the speaker's voice and his or her intent?

[UPDATE]: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Lyndsey Lefebvre
contact email: 
llefebvre@fullcoll.edu

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

[UPDATE] Posthumanism and Poetry, MLA 2012 (January 5-8, 2012; Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
tjp06@fsu.edu

Seeking papers that address thematic, critical or ideological intersections between posthumanism and poetry; including interspecies relationships, transhumanism, the making and unmaking of the humanis

UPDATE -- Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012] -- Proposals due March 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association, Jan 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA
contact email: 
Regina Yung Lee [ryung001@ucr.edu]

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

Justice, Law, and Literature March-May

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltlblog.wordpress.com.

Reception Study Society conference, Sept. 8-10, 2011 NWMSU

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Goldstein, Director, Reception Study Society
contact email: 
pgold@udel.edu; http://www.English.udel.edu/RSSsite

RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, MO, about 80 miles from the Kansas City International Airport.

MPCA/ MACA- Southern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne,canavan@gmail.com

Call for Papers

EACLALS Postgraduate Conference - "Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights"

full name / name of organization: 
European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
contact email: 
eaclals.pg.conference@gmail.com

Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights

EACLALS Postgraduate Conference
Institute of English Studies, University of London

26-27 August 2011

Keynote Speaker

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities, University of Warwick, UK, 28-29 May, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities
contact email: 
warwickcolour@gmail.com

The first event organised by the University of Warwick's HRC ‘Postgraduate Scholars Program’ is as follows:

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

Call for Chapters - “The Intersectional Internet: Race, Gender, and Culture Online” [March 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Andre Brock (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
andre-brock@uiowa.edu

Technology as Culture: Media, Machines, and Ideology

20th Century Caribbean Radicalism, MLA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Laurie Lambert
contact email: 
laurie.lambert@nyu.edu

Perspectives on intellectual and literary contributions to revolutionary movements; analysis of radical traditions including those with links to diaspora and global south.

Call for Chapters - “The Intersectional Internet: Race, Gender, and Culture Online” [March 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Andre Brock (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
andre-brock@uiowa.edu

Technology as Culture: Media, Machines, and Ideology

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

RESEARCH PAPERS ON WORLD LITERATURE - SUBMIT BY 30 APRIL 2011

full name / name of organization: 
IMPRESSIONS - (ISSN 0974 – 892X)
contact email: 
impressionsonline@gmail.com

Impressions

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS ON WORLD LITERATURE

August 2011 (Vol. 5 Issue 2)

Third International Maroon Conference. June 22-25 2011: UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
Third International Maroon Conference," The Return."
contact email: 
fbotkin@towson.edu

This multidisciplinary conference seeks papers and panels that explore representation of Maroon culture in history, literature, art, music, political theory, cultural studies, film, linguistics, and t

[UPDATE] Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Lit Discussion Group/Assoc for Computers and the Humanities
contact email: 
vjbrewton@una.edu

[UPDATE] Call for Papers
MLA 2012: Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

Digital South, Digital Futures

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network Sept. 5-7 2012

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
Chad Weidner -- c.weidner@roac.nl

CALL FOR PAPERS

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN BEAT STUDIES NETWORK (EBSN)
THE ROOSEVELT STUDY CENTER, MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012

CFP Race and Metaphor, MLA Special Session (January 5-8, 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
morgantz@notes.udayton.edu

As Toni Morrison observes in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1993), "Race has become metaphorical—a way of referring to and disguising forces, events, classes, and expre

Poetry as a Constructive Force in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures (SAMLA MELUS session November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda M. Lawrence/Young Harris College
contact email: 
alawrence@yhc.edu

In keeping with the 2011 SAMLA convention theme, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining poetry as a constructive force in multi-ethnic literatures of the

Poetry as a Constructive Force in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures (SAMLA MELUS session November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda M. Lawrence/Young Harris College
contact email: 
alawrence@yhc.edu

In keeping with the 2011 SAMLA convention theme, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining poetry as a constructive force in multi-ethnic literatures of the

Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

[UPDATE] ‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:

The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America (Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Food in Context: Scholarly Approaches to Thinking about the Ways We Eat (SAMLA Special Session: November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Kader/Emory University
contact email: 
ekader@emory.edu

Now more than ever, food is at the forefront of the American consciousness. As humans we have always thought about food—indeed, thinking about it has been key to our survival.

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
contact email: 
formalmeasures@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Women on trial. Pleadings, testimony, verdicts

full name / name of organization: 
Eftihia Mihelakis
contact email: 
eftihia.mihelakis@umontreal.ca

Cette session qui aura lieu au prochain congrès du MLA à Seattle (3 au 6 janvier 2012) sera consacrée aux représentations contemporaines des femmes face à la loi au cinéma, en littérature et à

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

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

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
contact email: 
egeius2011@gmail.com

Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

Women and Work: Special Session, MLA, Seattle, WA, Jan 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

How do writers represent women's work, where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity?

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen
contact email: 
kai.sicks@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

The contemporary debate surrounding “communities of security” inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated.

[DEADLINE REMINDER] Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances, 1750-Present Day

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

Annual Postgraduate Symposium
Keynote speaker: Professor James Walvin (University of York)
Friday June 17 2011

Harold Bloom, in his critical introduction to Enslavement and

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

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