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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.

Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma & Culture, March 3-4, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
21st Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
contact email: 
lsumardigrasconference@gmail.com

Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure – EGADS! February 2011 Graduate/Undergraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society
contact email: 
egadsconference@gmail.com

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

CFP: Afro-Caribbean Literature at CEA (11/1/10; 3/31/11 - 4/2/11) [update]

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
contact email: 
Lbarr2@uky.edu

Call for Papers, Afro-Caribbean Literature at CEA 2011
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Columbia Univ. MESAAS Department 2011 Grad Conference: "Imaginary Geographies" Feb. 17-18

full name / name of organization: 
MESAAS Grad Conference: Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University
contact email: 
MESAASgradconference2011@gmail.com

Call For Papers

Department of Middle East, South Asia, and African Studies at Columbia University Graduate Student Conference

“Imaginary Geographies”

February 17th & 18th, 2011

LIVING BEYOND THEORY: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the postcolonial. University of York, 11 February 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
livingbeyondtheory@events.york.ac.uk

LIVING BEYOND THEORY: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the postcolonial

Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Ionescu, Mount Allison University and Ileana Baird, University of Virginia
contact email: 
cionescu@mta.ca, ifp4a@virginia.edu

We are looking for two additional proposals for a collection of essays tentatively titled Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context.

"1925 – 2010: From Flappers to Facebook" April 12-14, 2011 San Antonio, TX

full name / name of organization: 
San Antonio College Multicultural Conference
contact email: 
lcoleman@alamo.edu

Coinciding with the 85th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio College in 1925, this year’s conference will emphasize developments over the past 85 years, as played out in culture, the arts, po

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

full name / name of organization: 
JMMS
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an interdisciplinary journal published twice a year, and welcomes new submissions.

Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
Suzanne.Rintoul@Kwantlen.ca

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function.

pacificREVIEW- San Diego State University's Annual Literary Journal.

full name / name of organization: 
pacificREVIEW - SDSU
contact email: 
pacificreview_sdsu@yahoo.com

pacificREVIEW, a West Coast Arts Review Literary Annual published by San Diego State University students in conjunction with San Diego State University Press, is currently accepting submissions for th

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2010

UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces

Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Adolescence in Film and Television (Conference Dates: April 20-23, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
National Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

Call for Papers: Adolescence in Film and Television

[UPDATE] Environment and Life (ASLE 2011; 22-26 June; Bloomington, IN)

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser (Williams) / Hsuan Hsu (UC Davis)
contact email: 
hmh1@williams.edu

Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"

ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Thinking Gender 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods.

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Chester (UK)
contact email: 
matt.davies@chester.ac.uk

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary ‘Spectres of Class’ conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approac

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

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

Civil War Literature Panel, American Literature Association (ALA 2011 May 26-29, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Crowell
contact email: 
crowell2@illinois.edu

Despite the Civil War’s lasting impact on popular culture in the U.S., the literature of the Civil War period remains an understudied area of nineteenth-century American literary studies.

[Update]

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Reed and Theo Hummer
contact email: 
anthony.reed@yale.edu or th242@cornell.edu

This seminar seeks papers that consider the formal uses of humor, parody and satire as a project of “speaking” or “finding one’s voice” within and against the constrictions of a colonizing l

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. “Texts” are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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

UPDATE: FOOD & CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
williaml@purdue.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

http://www.swtxpca.org

Sound Politics seminar - ACLA (March 31-April 3 2011, 11/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
sjtownsend@berkeley.edu OR mcenaney@berkeley.edu

Sound Politics

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
Vancouver, Canada
March 31-April 3

Deadline for paper proposals: November 12

*** Sound Politics ***

SSAWW Panels at ALA (May 26-29, Boston, MA) 3 Jan Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
jacobsok@stockton.edu

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2011, May 26-29, Boston, MA)

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Bruhm
contact email: 
sbruhm2@uwo.ca

Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form.

Proposals in HORROR Scholarship @ the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
brockservaisrl@longwood.edu

Zombies in love….Clowns in the sewer…..Cloven hoofs wobbling in cowboy boots….

When does the sublime become the absurd? The horrific, the laughable?

In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition -- Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Wade and Elizabeth Weaver
contact email: 
wades@rowan.edu or weavere@stjohns.edu

Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for an edited collection of essays.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historic

Battleground States, February 25-26 2011, Abstract Deadline December 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

Beyond Walls: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Anguilla Conference 4/28-29/2011

full name / name of organization: 
U of West Indies, Open Campus Anguilla
contact email: 
anguilla@open.uwi.edu

A Multi-disciplinary Conference focusing on issues of relevance to Anguilla

April 28-29, 2011

Submissions should include:

Gender and States of Emergency, April 22, 2011; January 7, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University
contact email: 
genderstates@gmail.com

Symposium: Gender and States of Emergency
Department of Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University
April 22, 2011

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

full name / name of organization: 
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa@uncc.edu

UNC Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers.

Two Languages in One (ACLA; Vancouver 31 Mar-3 Apr 2011; Nov 10 abstract

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu

Send proposals by November 10 to: machosky@hawaii.edu

Two Languages in One

INCS Conference 2011: Special Thread on 19th-C Science (cfp deadline Nov 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
incs2011@pitzer.edu


SPEAKING NATURE
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference
Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011 at Pitzer College, CA

SPECIAL THREAD ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY SCIENCE

American Literature as World Literature: Making/Mapping New Worlds, ACLA 2011 Seminar, Vancouver, March 31-April 3

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsey Andrews, Duke University; Michelle Koerner, Duke University
contact email: 
lindsey.andrews@duke.edu

How has American literature understood itself as “world literature”?

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