category: african-american

Afrocentricity and the African Centered: A Response to the Rhetoric of the Critics

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Pan African Studies
contact email: 
jpanafrican@yahoo.com

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) welcomes papers for a December 2010 special edition on Afrocentricity and the African Centered: A Response to the Rhetoric of the Critics.

[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

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: HYBRIDITY (7-8 OCTOBER 2010, ENS LYON, FRANCE)

full name / name of organization: 
Vanessa Guignery, Catherine Pesso-Miquel, François Specq, ENS de Lyon
contact email: 
vanessaguignery@wanadoo.fr, catherine.pesso.miquel@univ-lyon2.fr, francois.specq@ens-lyon.fr

Hybridity: forms and figures in literature and the visual arts.

http://lire.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article453

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

7-8 October 2010

2nd Global Conference: Villains and Villainy (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
vav2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Villains and Villainy

Tuesday 14th September – Thursday 16th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

March 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Ernest J. Gaines Society
contact email: 
anne.brown@famu.edu

I am interested in starting an Ernest J. Gaines Society for scholars who are interested in advancing (and continuing to advance) the literary works of this very important American author.

4th Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fht4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Saturday 11th September 2010 – Monday 13th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

Public Acts, Public Arts: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University
contact email: 
harvardethnicstudies@gmail.com

Public Acts, Public Arts: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies

Harvard University
Committee on Ethnic Studies

Friday, April 9, 2010
Proposals due: March 8, 2010

Magical v. Religious Realism in Ethnic-American Literature (1 Mar 2010; MLA 6-9 Jan 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
aristophanes68@hotmail.com

When is magical realism an inappropriate label for depictions of U.S. minority religion, spirituality or tradition? What critical approaches better suit these texts?

International Conference on Comparative Literature: The Wounded Body in Literature (Abstracts due: March 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Soochow University, Taipei Taiwan
contact email: 
liaowei@scu.edu.tw

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on Comparative Literature
Conference Theme: The Wounded Body in Literature

Host: Department of English, Soochow University

San Joaquin Valley Journal Submission Deadline Extension -- February 25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Dorsey / San Joaquin Valley Journal
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

San Joaquin Valley Journal
CFP Guidelines

2nd Global Conference: Fashion - Exploring Critical Issues 2 (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fashion2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Fashion - Exploring Critical Issues

Thursday 23rd September – Sunday 26th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

CSA Panel: Writing the Rhythm - Musical and Sonic Aesthetics in Caribbean Fiction (02/04/10; Barbados, May 24-28 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Studies Association
contact email: 
njelleh@brandeis.edu

Panel title: WRITING THE RHYTHM: MUSICAL AND SONIC AESTHETICS IN CARIBBEAN FICTION (to take place at the Caribbean Studies Association annual conference in Barbados, May 24-28, 2010)

Teaching the Environment

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association annual convention, Jan. 6-9, 2011
contact email: 
rjaroff@ursinus.edu

The following panel proposal is being co-sponsered by the College English Assoication and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment for consideration for the 2011 MLA meeting.

3/15: Small Axe Online Caribbean Literary Salon

full name / name of organization: 
Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism
contact email: 
kbj@smallaxe.net

The Small Axe Project is developing a section of the Small Axe website (www.smallaxe.net) which will be dedicated to literary discussions, interviews with Caribbean writers, reviews of new publication

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE ON GIRLS AND ENGLISH

full name / name of organization: 
Elaine O'Quinn/North Carolina Teachers of English Association New Journal
contact email: 
oquinnej@appstate.edu

This is a special inaugural on-line journal issue of the North Carolina Teachers of English. The theme is GIRLS IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM.

Electronic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
ljj4@psu.edu

Electronic literature is a category of textually driven works encompassing a variety of recent and emerging “born-digital” forms, excluding digitized print literature

Real Live Girls, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
ljj4@psu.edu

Seeking papers or presentations that address individual or collective challenges to the boundaries of autobiography through the craft and graft of girl personae in texts, film, art, and Web 2.0.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Northridge Associated Graduate Students of English
contact email: 
agse2010@gmail.com

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments.

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinarity (2/1/10; 4/9-10/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern Conference on Literarture, Language, and Media
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

The 18th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM), April 9-10, 2010, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL

Transgression and Its Limits 29-30th May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Stirling
contact email: 
transgression@stir.ac.uk

Transgression and its Limits

29-30th May 2010
University of Stirling

Plenary Speaker:
Professor Fred Botting
Reading followed by Q&A Session:
Iain Banks

MYTH, LITERATURE, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS - 28 February 2020 - 2-4 September, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sanja Bahun, University of Essex
contact email: 
mythic@essex.ac.uk

MYTH, LITERATURE, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS
Date: 2-4 September, 2010
Venue: Wivenhoe Park Campus, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi-Ethnic American Literature, Abstracts Due 4/15/10

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

The City and the Ocean: Urbanity, (Im)migration, Memory, and Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Humanities / National Sun Yat-sen University
contact email: 
<chsc705@mail.nsysu.edu.tw>

Call for Papers / 2010 International Conference

The City and the Ocean: Urbanity, (Im)migration, Memory, and Imagination

[UPDATE]: CFP: Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Washington, Seattle.
contact email: 
adapt4u@gmail.com (attn: Grad Conference)

Adaptation- Call for Papers

University of Washington, Seattle. May 20 - 21, 2010.

Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

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


Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals.

[UPDATE] SPECS "Toy" Issue; March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Specs Journal/ Rollins College
contact email: 
editors@specsjournal.org

specs, a journal of arts and culture, invites submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies Grad Conference

full name / name of organization: 
UNCW Graduate English Association Conference
contact email: 
uncwgea@gmail.com

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to English Studies

UNCW Graduate English Association Conference

Cinemas of the Arab World - March 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Wide Screen
contact email: 
kuhutanvir@gmail.com

Cinemas of the Arab World
Call for papers - special issue of Wide Screen

[UPDATE] Extended deadline--March 1, 2010 -- Ruminations, Inaugural issue--Spring 2010: "Blasphemy"

full name / name of organization: 
New York University Evening Papers
contact email: 
ruminations.submissions@gmail.com

Ruminating, or chewing and digesting information, stands as the hallmark of literary criticism.

2nd Global Conference: Strangers, ALiens and Foreigners (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
saf2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

Monday 20th September – Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

OCT 14-16, 2010 - Albuquerque, NM - Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (www.rmmla.org)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association / 150+ different sessions (English & Foreign Languages)
contact email: 
rmmla@wsu.edu

Visit www.rmmla.org for complete details and CFP on all sessions (English and Foreign Languages).

UPDATE: Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between, 1914-1945 (deadline: Feb 1, 2010; conference: June 15-17, 2010))

full name / name of organization: 
Space Between Society
contact email: 
Brassard@up.edu

Call for Papers:
Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between, 1914-1945


University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, June 17-19, 2010

Poetry of the Americas Symposium at Princeton, April 17, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Princeton University
contact email: 
rgalvin@princeton.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
POETRY OF THE AMERICAS
5th Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Symposium
Department of Comparative Literature
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Queer Again? Power, Politics and Ethics, 23.-25. September 2010, Berlin

full name / name of organization: 
Humboldt University Berlin
contact email: 
queer.conference@hu-berlin.de

Queer Again? Power, Politics and Ethics
23.-25. September 2010

CFP: Autobiography Session, PAMLA 2010 (3/15/10; 11/13-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Cleland
contact email: 
jaime.cleland@gmail.com

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
108th Annual Conference
November 13-14, 2010
Chaminade University
Honolulu, Hawaii

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