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The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife: July 1, 2010 (conf in May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
John Acker, Ohio State University English Department
contact email: 
kjvconference@osu.edu

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible.

FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts - Issue 11: Identity

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
forumjournal.edb@googlemail.com


Identity


'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.

ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity (abstracts June 21, 2010; manuscripts Dec 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Klaus Rieser, Michael Fuchs, and Michael Phillips / Department of American Studies, University of Graz (AUT)
contact email: 
m.fuchs@uni-graz.at

Call for Contributions to Edited Collection
ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity

M/C Journal 'Coalition' Issue

full name / name of organization: 
M/C Journal
contact email: 
coalition@journal.media-culture.org.au

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Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (July 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
karlic@stanford.edu, mmilks2@uic.edu

“Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction.” This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Diasporic Imagination Research Group
contact email: 
preed@olemiss.edu, hnathans@umd.edu, adrienne.macki@uconn.edu

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) 30 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
contact email: 
nilanshu1973@yahoo.com

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) invites contributions for its combined second and third number, to be published in India (deadline for submissions: 30 O

FINAL DEADLINE 5/31: _American Literature_ Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

ALISE Historical Perspectives CFP for San Diego, January 4-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Cindy Welch/Association for Library and Information Science Educators Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group
contact email: 
cwelch11@utk.edu

In keeping with the 2011 ALISE Conference Theme, “Competitiveness and Innovation”, the Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group invites submissions for an individual paper, or for a 3-4 pers

CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strathclyde
contact email: 
levelsix@strath.ac.uk

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.

“American Geographies”: The 2010 British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 13 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
British Association for American Studies
contact email: 
baaspgc2010@gmail.com

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held on 13 November 2010 at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

[UPDATE] Health/Care/Nation (31/05/2010; 14-17/10/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Simmons / University of Windsor
contact email: 
caas@uwindsor.ca

New deadline: May 31, 2010

*le français suit*

Conference CALL FOR PAPERS: Health/Care/Nation

[UPDATE] Ethnic American Drama -MMLA conference- Chicago Nov. 4-7, 2010 (Deadline 6/1/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Park/Columbia College Chicago
contact email: 
spark@colum.edu

For the past twenty years, playwrights such as Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang, and Cherrie Moraga have found themselves becoming as common in the dramatic literature curriculum as O'Neill, Willia

short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change

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

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

[UPDATE] Obama, Race, and Empire (journal; deadline extended to 7/1/10)

full name / name of organization: 
agency
contact email: 
douglas.ivison@lakeheadu.ca

agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for its inaugural issue, a special issue on Obama, Race, and Empire.

[UPDATE] South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
Tamayok@stjohns.edu

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

{Deadline Extended) Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 7/15/10; 11/5-7
full name / name of organization:

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
submissions@mtsuegso.org

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010 (in the Swiss Alps, 8-10 November 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Gottfried-Semper Villa Garbald, part of the Collegium Helveticum

CFP: Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

Text, Transmission, Reception - 28-29/10/2010 (CFP until 15/06/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
contact email: 
a.lardinois@let.ru.nl

Text, Transmission, Reception

Call for papers

Radboud University Nijmegen
October 28 and 29, 2010

CFP [Inter]sections, a peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
intersections@americanstudies.ro

This is a Call for Papers for the submission of full papers to [Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest.

[UPDATE] Diasporic Consciousness: Literatures from the Postcolonial World 31.07.2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

Due to globalization, multiculturalism and migration, there has been a change in the outlook of the people.

Diasporic Consciousness: Literature from the Postcolonial World

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

In the present day world characterized by globalization, multiculturalism and migration, we find people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories and material things.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Melville and Rome: Empire–Democracy–Belief–Art; Rome, Italy; 22-26 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Melville Society and Dept. of Foreign Literatures, University of Roma (Sapienza)
contact email: 
engjlb@hofstra.edu; giorgio.mariani@uniroma1.it; go.poole@libero.it

Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
PRESENTED BY
The Melville Society
in collaboration with

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
contact email: 
jocelynbuckner@gmail.com

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

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

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book.

Female Editors Shaping Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

Female editors and their important roles shaping modernist texts are often overlooked by scholars.

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