category: african-american

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
melanieh@u.washington.edu

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 25, 2011

“States of National Belonging”

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America" (MCEAS, September 29 - October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
Please direct conference-related questions to Whitney Martinko at 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

[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication [DEADLINE EXTENDED]; SUNY Albany; Wai Chee Dimock +

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@gmail.com

The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

April 1-2, 2011

***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 14***

Keynote Speaker: Wai Chee Dimock
Creative Keynote Speaker: Doug Rice

Empathy, Sympathy, and Other Minds (MLA 2012, proposal deadline 3/6/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Hammond / New York University
contact email: 
mmh340@nyu.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle. Empathy and sympathy are capacious terms that have rich and overlapping conceptual histories in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and political thought. This panel will explore the ties between empathy/sympathy and the epistemological concerns of literature.

Gender Wars: Misericordia University's Inaugural Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference APRIL 2,2011

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University
contact email: 
phamilto@misericordia.edu

How does the media categorize or illustrate gender? What does it mean to be “feminine”? What does it mean to be “masculine”? How does gender intersect with race and ethnicity?

RE-VISIONING TERRORISM An Interdisciplinary and International Conference SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Purdue University
contact email: 
lawton@purdue.edu; ecoda@purdue.edu

RE-VISIONING TERRORISM
An Interdisciplinary and International Conference
SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011 – Purdue University

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED [February 7] for Composing Live(s) Symposium - March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Miami English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association
contact email: 
MEGAAblog@gmail.com

The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines

Teaching (Neo) Slave Narratives, January 5-8, 2012 (Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
127th MLA Annual Convention-Seattle, 5–8 January 2012
contact email: 
duerr001@crimson.ua.edu

*Teaching (Neo) Slave Narratives*

[Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies
contact email: 
f.costa@uea.ac.uk

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

Location: School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. (Arts 2, Room 3.26/3.27)

"East/West Cultural Passage Annual Conference: Contact Zones in the Global World", Sibiu, Romania, 6-7 May 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania
contact email: 
Anca Iancu <ancaian@yahoo.com>; Ana Blanca Ciocoi-Pop <ana_blanca1006@yahoo.com>

The Department of British and American Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu and the C.

New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities - May 11-13

full name / name of organization: 
The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference Committee
contact email: 
postgradconference@aber.ac.uk

The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference is accepting abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual conference to be held 11

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) seeks original scholarship and cultural production for its pilot issue.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Joseph Rega
contact email: 
journaljml@gmail.com

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) is a pilot project made possible by a United States Department of State grant.

Practical Approaches to Teaching Southern Writers Outside the South [Deadline March 1, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Associaiton
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO TEACHING SOUTHERN WRITERS OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH
A Society for the Study of Southern Literature Roundtable

Rocky Mountain MLA 2011
Scottsdale, AZ
October 6-8

[UPDATE] Special Topics Session: "Productive Silences" (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ
contact email: 
pamela_rader@hotmail.com /or/ raderp@georgian.edu

Special Topics Panel: Productive Silences

Everything & More: Theorizing the Encyclopedic Novel... MLA 2012 Seattle

full name / name of organization: 
Brendan Beirne, New York University Dept. of English & American Literature
contact email: 
brendan.beirne@nyu.edu

This panel seeks to consolidate and refine our understanding of the encyclopedic novel as a distinct (sub)genre within the broader field of novel studies / narratology.

[UPDATE] New England Women's Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
New England Women's Studies
contact email: 
j1riley@umassd.edu

Due to inquiries from faculty who would like to engage students in this conference, the proposal deadline has been extended to February 20th to accommodate schools just back in session for the spring

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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

June 1

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

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Announces: Issue 10.4
Featuring Special sections on:
Outsider Criticism
War Reporting
Domestic Space
Theoria
Poetics
Open Submissions: Ongoing

MLA 2012, "Women of the Woolf: Influence, Affinity, Obscurity"

full name / name of organization: 
Brenda Helt / International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
helt0010@umn.edu

This panel will explore Virginia Woolf's literary, aesthetic, or epistemological influence on early-twentieth-century women writers and artists (defined broadly) now far less known than she.

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/

LGBT Debut Panel for ATHE 2011: “A Queerer Time, A Queerer Place” (August 11-14, 2011; proposals due March 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
LGBT Focus Group / Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
ngs9@cornell.edu

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its debut panel from scholars who have not yet presented at a

CFP: Heroes and Villains: Justice and Punishment 3 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hv3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Heroes and Villains: Justice and Punishment

Saturday 10th September – Monday 12th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

CFP: Fear, Horror and Terror 5 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fht5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Tuesday 6th September 2011 – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Redefining Latina/o Gender and Sexuality (MLA 2012, Abstracts due: 3/12/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain, Indiana University
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

Conference: 127th Annual Modern Language Association Convention
Dates: January 5th to 8th 2012
Location: Seattle, Washington U.S.A.

Imagined Encounters: Historiographies for a New World [Due: 30 January 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
TAG-Berkeley
contact email: 
roland.betancourt@yale.edu

Session at the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting, Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World, University of California, Berkeley, 6-8 May 2011

Literature and Religion, PAMLA 11/ 5-11/6, 2011, proposal deadline, 3/15 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 11/5-11/6, 2011
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings.

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess V
contact email: 
hsstffd@brunel.ac.uk

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

UPDATE:DEADLINE EXTENDED-"Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions" Louisville--March 25, 2011(proposal due Feb 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville
contact email: 
halouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville G

[UPDATE/REMINDER] FIRST FICTIONS: CONFERENCE (19-22 JAN 2012); SUBMISSIONS (MARCH 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University, Leicester
contact email: 
dmutch@dmu.ac.uk

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011

Keynote Speakers:

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University
contact email: 
modernity@english.ryerson.ca

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_.

“Land Ownership and Tenure”

full name / name of organization: 
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 5, Number 3 (Spring 2012)
“Land Ownership and Tenure”

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel - DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Deadline: February 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011

PAMLA 2011--"Animals as Self/Other" [3/25/11; 11/5/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Lora Geriguis
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

"Animals as Self-Other"--
Instead of measuring human-animal valuation based on their relative ability to “think, reason, or speak…[t]he first and decisive question [should] be to know whether animals can suffer” (Derrida 1997). An exploration of the complexities of the human-animal identity continuum, including human causes of and responses to animal suffering.

[DEADLINE EXTENSION] [Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (4/16/2011) [KEYNOTE: Timothy Brennan]

full name / name of organization: 
URI Department of English
contact email: 
uriconference2011@gmail.com

[Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (Saturday, April 16th, 2011)

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