category: african-american

CFP-Textual Girls

full name / name of organization: 
Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
jxr67@psu.edu

Textual girls

"Narrating Lives behind Bars" MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jonathan.abel@psu.edu

Narrating Lives behind Bars

Special Session at MLA 2011
in Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

American Literature I: Literature before 1900 (03/26/10; SCMLA, 10/28/10-10/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Tracy Hoffman
contact email: 
Tracy_Hoffman@baylor.edu

The topic is open to any pre-1900 American discourse, but discussions which include “New Frontiers,” the theme of the conference, are encouraged.

"Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis" - May 21, 2010

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."

History, Memory, and Haunting: Ghosts in American Literature - Abstracts due March 15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2011 Convention (January 6-9, 2011)
contact email: 
Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu

This special session will explore the role of ghosts and haunting in American literature and how they reveal, challenge, and remake narratives of the nation.

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Keese / Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed “Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultu

(inter)disciplinarities: The “New Relationality”? (April 24-25, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria's Cultural, Social, and Political Thought Graduate Conference
contact email: 
saggcster@gmail.com

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[UPDATE] Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: Feb 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities
contact email: 
ahalouisville.com

The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics (http://ahalouisville.com) at the University of Louisville announces the annual University

Justice, Law, and Literature March-May

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow; Abstracts Due 3/1/10

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
uriconference2010@gmail.com


“Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories”
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island

New England Women's Studies Conference (April 30th-May 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
New England Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
jen.riley@umassd.edu

UPDATED CFP for the New England Women’s Studies Conference


Filmmaker and Activist Rory Kennedy (keynote speaker)

The Human Condition Series: 3rd Biennial International, Multidisciplinary Conference: “EROS 2010”

full name / name of organization: 
Toivo Koivukoski
contact email: 
EROSabstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com

THE HUMAN CONDITION SERIES: 3rd Biennial International,
Multidisciplinary Conference: "EROS 2010"
May 21-22, 2010
Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

Representation and the Problem of Democracy (3/15/10; MLA '11)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Colson, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
dmcolson@illinois.edu

CFP: “Representation and the Problem of Democracy”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2011

After the Wire (MLA, 6-9 Jan 2011 in Los Angeles - Deadline 2 March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2011
contact email: 
afterthewire@gmail.com

This panel will discuss the cultural and intellectual legacy of 'The Wire,' organized around its critique of neoliberal institutions and its place in the social-realist tradition.

CFP Fat Studies (NWSA Conference, Nov 11-14; Abstracts Due 2/20)

full name / name of organization: 
Joelle Ruby Ryan / Michaela Null
contact email: 
Joelle.Ryan@unh.edu / mnull@purdue.edu

Please forward to anyone with an interest in Fat Studies. Thank You.

2 CFPs from the Fat Studies Interest Group; NWSA Conference Nov. 11-14, 2010 in Denver (Proposal Due Feb 20)

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed “Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultu

Pop Past – It’s ‘Past’, But It’s Never ‘Over’

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters.com
contact email: 
zarker@popmatters.com

There was a time, late 19th/early 20th century or thereabouts, when people, many of them the fashionable French, ventured out to public establishments to imbibe in, among other things, an herbal/li

8th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
m8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Sunday 19th September – Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

3rd Global Conference: Madness - Probing the Boundaries (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mad3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Madness: Probing the Boundaries

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

Call for Papers

"Aging, Old Age, Memory, and Aesthetics": University of Toronto, March 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto, Canada
contact email: 
andrea.charise@utoronto.ca

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Complete CFP available here: http://sites.google.com/site/agingoldagememoryaesthetics/.

MLA and SAMLA Convention Presenters Needed: Politics and Literature, Deadline: March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Faktorovich/ Pennsylvania Literary Journal
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

MLA and SAMLA Convention Presenters Needed

Special Topic: Politics and Literature

Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Abstracts March 5

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

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

Conference Dates: April 23-24, 2010

CFP: 'Textual Bodies' - The Luminary (Lancaster University PG Journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University
contact email: 
submissions@lancasterluminary.com

The Luminary
Call for Papers - 'Textual Bodies'
http://www.lancasterluminary.com/contents/cfp1.htm

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk

Registration for 'Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts' (23-24 April 2010) is now open.

[UPDATE] Making Sense: Thinking & Feeling Texts, UVA Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Virginia Department of English
contact email: 
gesaconference2010@gmail.com

** The deadline for submissions has been extended. See below for details. **

Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Bernard & Karanja Keita Carroll
contact email: 
editors.cvbs@gmail.com

We seek abstracts for a forthcoming anthology. The tentatively titled Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies seeks to investigate the past, present and future of Africana/Black Studies.

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

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