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[UPDATE] Deadline extended for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference April 15-16, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
CriticalVoicesConference@gmail.com

The deadline for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference has been extended to March 26th 2010!

Literature and the Sacred (deadline for abstracts: June 30th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu or jesse_crisler@byu.edu

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy.

Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.
"The University in Crisis: Teaching, Transference and Tenure in David Mamet's Oleanna."

Call for Papers

34th International American Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
asat2007@gmail.com

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

UPDATE: PAMLA 2010 Conference: Women's Writing Today: Distinct or Equivalent?

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U, Honolulu HI). Presiding Officer: Terri Baker
contact email: 
terribaker7@gmail.com

In her essay, “I am not a woman writer”, Toril Moi argues that the subject of the woman writer has disappeared from feminist theory.

Call For Papers, Book and Exhibition Reviews, Issue No. 3, Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
contact email: 
sh.ift@queensu.ca

Call for Papers - Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Southern Appalachian Culture Series (deadline: Aug 1, 2010; conference: October 1 & 2, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Appalachian Culture Series / Ron Rash Festival
contact email: 
mtheado@gardner-webb.edu

Southern Appalachian Culture Series
Call for Papers

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
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.

SOUTHERN WRITERS/SOUTHERN WRITING GRADUATE CONFERENCE (Deadline extended to April 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

New Journal - Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
dsimms@siue.edu

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers.

writing about literature, justice, law, social change

full name / name of organization: 
Beth Ayer / 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.

Masculine Identifications 9-11 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huddersfield, UK
contact email: 
conference.presentations05@hud.ac.uk

Plenary speakers:
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan

Celebrity and Glamour (Deadline: 4/15/10; Conference: 5/21/10)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture
contact email: 
aschifani@umail.ucsb.edu

*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

Journal of Literary Onomastics

full name / name of organization: 
Stefan Jurasinski, English, SUNY Brockport
contact email: 
sjurasin@brockport.edu

The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects o

Race 2008: Critical Reflections on a Historic Campaign

full name / name of organization: 
Myra Mendible, Editor
contact email: 
mendible@fgcu.edu

This interdisciplinary project brings together a diverse group of scholars and activists to examine the 2008 Obama/McCain campaigns through the prism of race, sexuality, ethnicity or class formations

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, Future

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia College Chicago
contact email: 
awilliams@colum.edu, jgreen@colum.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago

[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

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs
An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Deadline Extension to 3/19/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Dates: April 23-24, 2010

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 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

"Folklore, Identity & Contemporary Fiction" RMMLA October 14-16, 2010; Abstracts due March 30,2010

full name / name of organization: 
Judith Strathearn, RMMLA
contact email: 
judith.strathearn.colorado.edu

Participants are sought for a special topics session at the 2010 RMMLA Convention in Albuquerque, NM discussing Folklore, Identity and Contemporary Fiction.

Call for Proposals by April 15, 2010, Permanent Section on Bibliography and Textual Studies: Mapping the Communications Circuit

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matthew-lavin@uiowa.edu

The MMLA’s permanent section on bibliography and textual studies seeks proposals for papers discussing points of contact between the "history of the book” and literary studies.

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Nowak, editor
contact email: 
mnowak2@washcoll.edu

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, a bi-annual journal of social documentation, is currently reading essays and non-fiction prose for its forthcoming issues.

'The Body in Breast Cancer'

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Social Semiotics
contact email: 
specialissuebreast@gmail.com

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
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.

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

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

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

Serialization and Transatlantic Print Culture - MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 2011. Deadline for abstract: March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Seth Lowenstein, UCLA Dept. of English (Panel organizer)
contact email: 
alowenst@ucla.edu

Papers on any aspect of Anglo-American serialization are welcome: illustrations, revisions, the aesthetics of the serial, postcolonial and diasporic print culture, regional serials, periodical studies

Southern Lit and Pop Culture Area- MPCA (Oct 1-3)

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

Call for Papers

African American Literature 2010 RMMLA

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
nat-macauley@yahoo.com

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites submissions for abstracts or papers for African American Literature session at this year’s RMMLA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

MLA 2011: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature (3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Brown
contact email: 
MLBrown10@gmail.com

Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature

Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s

full name / name of organization: 
The McCleary Interdisplinary Symposium
contact email: 
Saldivar_rx@tsu.edu

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

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