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COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics, Durham UK (Deadline: 15 May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Marc Botha and Heather Yeung / University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

Department of English Studies and St John’s College, University of Durham UK
8-10 September 2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

[UPDATE] Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi Ethnic American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/MELUS Panel/Lucy R. Littler
contact email: 
llittler@fsu.edu

In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the “Interplay between Image and Text,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Present Tense

full name / name of organization: 
Alexandra Hidalgo, Purdue University
contact email: 
ahidalgo@purdue.edu

18th Annual CSU Shakespeare Symposium at CSU Fullerton, May 7-8, 2010 (Papers due by April 19, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The Acacia Group and As You Like Shakespeare Society
contact email: 
kstanton@fullerton.edu

Papers on any of the works of William Shakespeare are invited for presentation at the eighteenth annual California State University Shakespeare Symposium, to be held on the campus of California State

7th Global Conerence: Making Sense Of Dying and Death - Care, Dying and the End of Life (November 2010, Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dd7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Dying and Death:
Care, Dying and the End of Life

Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (proposals due 16 April; conference 26 June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris

Twentieth Century Studies - MPCA/ ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
smith.riel@gmail.com

Archaeological Modernism (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Park, University of Southern California
contact email: 
stephen.park@usc.edu

This panel will explore the interplay of archaeology and modernist art and literature.

[UPDATE] Mothers& Motherhood in Literature of Women of Color in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
oxn847@my.utsa.edu

Any subject matter connected to mothers in literature of women of color will be considered such as othermothers, community mothers, mothers in war, mother from different social-economic backgrounds, e

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium
contact email: 
hiphopshakespeare@gmail.com

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

Peer English 6

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 
bp62@le.ac.uk

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Packingtown Review
contact email: 
editors@packingtownreview.com

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

Mothers & Motherhood in Literature of Women of Color in the Twentieth/Twenty-first Century

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
oxn847@my.utsa.edu

Any subject matter connected to mothers in literature of women of color will be considered such as othermothers, community mothers, mothers in war, mother from different social-economic backgrounds, e

Call for Papers -- The Ethics of Racial Identity, PAMLA 2010 Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

3rd Global Conference: Can I Play with Madness? Metal, Dissonance, Madness and Alienation (November 2010: Prague)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mmp3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms:
Can I Play with Madness? Metal, Dissonance, Madness and Alienation

Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

[UPDATE] -- PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
Regina Yung Lee, UC Riverside <ryung001@ucr.edu>

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation?

Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium
contact email: 
hiphopshakespeare@gmail.com

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

M/MLA - Chicago, Nov 4-7, 2010 - Canada's Ghosts: The Spectors that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature (May 14th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Languages Annual Conference - Permanent Panel - Canadian Literature
contact email: 
lee.bessette@gmail.com

Over 30 years ago, the essay, "Haunted by Lack of Ghosts: Some Patterns in the Imagery of Canadian Poetry," by Northrope Frye appeared.

American Literature After 1865, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarita Cannon, San Francisco State University
contact email: 
sncannon@sfsu.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Disability and the American South --- SAMLA 2010, Atlanta (11/5/10-11/7/10); Deadline May 1

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre
contact email: 
Scott.St.Pierre@montgomerycollege.edu

Proposals are invited for a panel on disability and the American South at the 2010 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta.

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of Suicide (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

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

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due APRIL 2, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, Myth (_American Literature_) (31 May 2010)

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

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)
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

[UPDATE] Literature and Psychoanalysis Symposium: "Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis"

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Department of English, University of Toronto
contact email: 
2010splrg@gmail.com

*Deadline for proposals this Friday, March 26!*

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.

Early Modern Exclusions, 14 Sept. 2010 (Deadline CFP: 14 May)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature & Centre European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
eme@port.ac.uk

The Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL) and the Centre European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth are pleased to announce a one-day, multi-disciplinary conference on "Early Modern Exclusions" to be held on September 14, 2010.

1st Global Conference: The Value of Work (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

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

1st Global Conference
The Value of Work

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

African American Literature and the "Post-Racial," African American Literature Section at the M/MLA in Chicago, Nov. 4-7, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Laski
contact email: 
g-laski@northwestern.edu

Presumably heralding a new era of colorblindness or the end of racism more generally (if not both), the term “post-racial” has acquired a great deal of currency recently, not only in political dis

[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1
contact email: 
cnesmith[at]sc.edu

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are “real” or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. What kinds of “cultural work” do child characters do in literary works?

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (SAMLA, 11/5- 7, 2010, Deadline: April 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Beilfuss
contact email: 
mbeilfuss@tamu.edu

“We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness.

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
kbroad@gc.cuny.edu or carrie.hintz@qc.cuny.edu

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning.

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Blossombones
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
contact email: 
diane.alff@sjc.ox.ac.uk

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts.

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

Special issue on music of South Africa and the United States

full name / name of organization: 
Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies
contact email: 
jaji@english.upenn.edu

from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other.

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