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[UPDATE] Diasporic Consciousness: Literatures from the Postcolonial World 31.07.2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

Due to globalization, multiculturalism and migration, there has been a change in the outlook of the people.

Diasporic Consciousness: Literature from the Postcolonial World

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

In the present day world characterized by globalization, multiculturalism and migration, we find people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories and material things.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Melville and Rome: Empire–Democracy–Belief–Art; Rome, Italy; 22-26 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Melville Society and Dept. of Foreign Literatures, University of Roma (Sapienza)
contact email: 
engjlb@hofstra.edu; giorgio.mariani@uniroma1.it; go.poole@libero.it

Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
PRESENTED BY
The Melville Society
in collaboration with

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
contact email: 
jocelynbuckner@gmail.com

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book.

Female Editors Shaping Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

Female editors and their important roles shaping modernist texts are often overlooked by scholars.

The South and Sexuality (SASA; Atlanta, February 17-19, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Hinrichsen
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

Southern American Studies Association 2011
Atlanta, GA
February 17-19, 2011

The South and Sexuality

'Posthumanisms and the "Terror" of (Bio)Technologies' Proposals by 1 June 2010 (M/MLA 2010-Chicago-Nov 4-7)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention; Chicago; Nov. 4-7
contact email: 
maryanne.p.r.h.laurico@queensu.ca

ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS 21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium Methodist University
contact email: 
bjernigan@methodist.edu

ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

Methodist University Fayetteville, North Carolina

[UPDATE] M/MLA - Chicago, Nov 4-7 '10 - Canada's Ghosts: The Spectors that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature May 14th '10

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

Reminder - Deadline for Abstracts - May 14th, 2010.

Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 12th Interantional Conference 8-11/8/2011, deadline 31/3/2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cyprus
contact email: 
balaso@ucy.ac.cy

From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious

2010 Black New England Conference, Submissions Due June 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Center for New England Culture
contact email: 
jerrianne.boggis@unh.edu

2010 Black New England Conference
Thursday, October 14th - Saturday, October 16th 2010
Holloway Commons, University of New Hampshire, Durham

The Politics of Race:

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Call for submissions to Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Piracy - graduate conference - deadline June 1st - conference October 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University, Department of English
contact email: 
ddonatac@brandeis.edu

DEADLINE JUNE 1st!

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Piracy
Friday, 15 October 2010
Brandeis University
Department of English
Eighth Annual Graduate Conference

Placing the Archipelago: Interconnections and Extensions

full name / name of organization: 
Sargasso - A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Languages and Culture
contact email: 
sargassoplace@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: August 30, 2010

[UPDATE] Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

[UPDATE] Harriet Beecher Stowe Bicentennial Essay Collection (7/1/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Philip J Kowalski/Wake Forest University
contact email: 
philip.j.kowalski@gmail.com

Essays are still needed for the proposed collection of essays commemorating the bicentennial of Stowe's birth in 2011.

Call For Contributions--Crafting Identities, Remapping Nationalities: The English-Speaking World in the Age of Globalization

full name / name of organization: 
GRAAT, Université François Rabelais, France / The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
contact email: 
Cécile Coquet-Mokoko: ngelele@noos.fr

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS--Collection "STUDIES IN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY : CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD, 1870 TO THE PRESENT" at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.

Final CFP: The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

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

A Collection of Stories Authored by Indian Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Neerja Arun and Dr. Rakesh Saraswat
contact email: 
drneerjaarun@yahoo.com

Time and again Indian Diaspora has penned down experiences in the form of stories and novellets. These writings portray their socio-cultural experiences in the host country.

Modernist Masochisms (MSA 12: 11/10/2010-11/14/2010) EXTENDED DEADLINE 5/2/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Mitchell / City University of New York
contact email: 
mitchell.jen@gmail.com

Since Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s first clinical naming of “masochism” as a perversion located in men in 1890, masochisms and masochists have been approached through a variety of lenses: scientif

Society for Textual Scholarship Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference March 16-18, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
mkirschenbaum@gmail.com

The Program Chair invites submissions devoted to interdisciplinary discussion of current research into particular aspects of textual work:

[UPDATE] 2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph
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

[UPDATE] Society for the Philosophical Study of Education

full name / name of organization: 
Allan Johnston / Society for the Philosophical Study of Education
contact email: 
ajohnst2@depaul.edu

Call for Papers and Panels

The malaise of Identity: Traditions, Roots, Origins and Cultures ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 20 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Trickster - Academic Journal of Intercultural Studies
contact email: 
frederick.fabris@gmail.com; trickster@lettere.unipd.it

The ninth issue of "Trickster" provocatively addresses the topic of identity from a pathological point of view, as it were: "The malaise of Identity: Traditions, Roots, Origins and Cultures." The Jour

The malaise of Identity: Traditions, Roots, Origins and Cultures ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 20 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Trickster - Academic Journal of Intercultural Studies
contact email: 
frederick.fabris@gmail.com; trickster@lettere.unipd.it

The ninth issue of "Trickster" provocatively addresses the topic of identity from a pathological point of view, as it were: "The malaise of Identity: Traditions, Roots, Origins and Cultures." The Jour

Ain't Got No Money: The Blues and Social Class, PCA/ACA, San Antonio, TX, April 20-23 2011

full name / name of organization: 
SWTX Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
bluesabstracts@gmail.com

The blues is a truly American aesthetic, political, spiritual, and social force, and the blues is a musical art form with traditions in both rural and urban environments.

Archives, Texts, and Memory (Re)Connecting Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Aalexander. Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
Benjamin.Alexander@qc.cuny.edu

Archives, Texts, and Memory
(Re)Connecting Modernism

(Re)Connecting Modernism: Archives, Texts and Memory

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
benjamin.alexander@qc.cuny.edu

Archives, Texts, and Memory
(Re)Connecting Modernism
Panel Proposal, MSA 2010
Vancouver, BC

The Politics of Plotting - Society of Early Americanists, March 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Garrett/Wesleyan University
contact email: 
mcgarrett@wesleyan.edu

This panel at the Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists (Philadelphia, 3-5 March 2011) proposes to bring together a group of papers analyzing the plots of early American literature.

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