category: african-american

[UPDATE] MELUS, April 8-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States)
contact email: 
melus2010@gmail.com

We have extended the deadline for proposals for the 24th MELUS conference (April 8-11 at the University of Scranton) to Jan. 10.

For details and the complete call for papers, see www.melus.org

The Nature of Culinary Choices: Foodways and the Environment (ASA Nov. 2010) Due 12/31

full name / name of organization: 
Session Proposal for American Studies Association 2010 Conference
contact email: 
jeander1@olemiss.edu

CFP: Session Proposal for 2010 Meeting of ASA

The Nature of Culinary Choices: Foodways and the Environment

[UPDATE] Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology CFPs deadline January 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric @ University of Alaska Anchorage
contact email: 
pacrim2010@gmail.com

Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 15th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition/rhetoric, linguistics

Labor and Migration in the Americas

full name / name of organization: 
Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas
contact email: 
crileybrown@mercyhurst.edu

Labor and Migration in the Americas: Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas,
April 16-17, 2010

[UPDATE] “Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s)” - January 10th

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association (ALA) / Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS)
contact email: 
qclee101@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENSION: “Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s)”

[UPDATE]Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text, April 16-17, 2010 SUNY Albany, Keynote Speaker: Joseph Slaughter

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@yahoo.com

“We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient.” (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

[UPDATE] "Thicker than Water?: The Family in Literature and Culture" (West Region CCL, March 25-27, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 West Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, California Baptist University
contact email: 
cclwestregion@gmail.com

Conference Dates: March 25-27, 2010

California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

The Resurrection of the Paranormal: Investigating Otherness in 21st Century English Studies[UPDATE extended submission deadline]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
aegs.ncsu@gmail.com

North Carolina State University English Graduate Student Symposium [March 5-6, 2010]

Extended Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2010.

CFP The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Abstracts by 1/10; ASA, San Antonio, 11/18/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Quentin Miller / Suffolk University
contact email: 
qmiller@suffolk.edu

The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Abstracts due: January 10th or earlier.

Fifteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature in Culture (March 26, 2010, proposals due January 15, 2010) [UPDATE] New keynote

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
rkates@mtsu.edu

***SEE BELOW FOR NEWS ON REPLACEMENT LUNCHEON SPEAKER***

Fifteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 26, 2010

The Future of the Archetype (3/15/10; MLA special session, Jan 11-15 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
L. Michelle Baker
contact email: 
lbaker@shepherd.edu

The second decade of the twentieth century saw the publication of two landmark studies that were to change the approach of poets and scholars alike: Jessie Weston’s From Ritual to Romance (1920) an

Questioning Categories in Cinema Studies, February 19th and 20th

full name / name of organization: 
New York University Department of Cinema Studies Student Conference
contact email: 
cssc2010@gmail.com

Cinema Studies Student Conference, Spring 2010

February 19-20, 2010, New York University, New York, NY

[UPDATE] Special issue of Journal of African American Studies Animated Representations of Blackness

full name / name of organization: 
C. Richard King
contact email: 
crking@wsu.edu

Prompted by the release of the Disney animated feature, The Princess and the Frog, which offers the first Black "princess" in a mainstream animated film and arguably the largest role granted to an Afr

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] “Comparatively Speaking: Conversations, Contexts, Convergences”

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University Comparative Literature
contact email: 
comparativelyspeaking@gmail.com

*Deadline Extended to January 15, 2010*

The Comparative Cultures and Literature Forum at Cornell University invites submissions for its
biennial interdisciplinary spring conference:

[EXTENDED DEADLINE!] New Directions in Critical Theory Conference

full name / name of organization: 
New Directions in Critical Theory
contact email: 
ndconf@gmail.com

In response to many requests, we have extended our deadline for submitting abstracts to February 1, 2010.

New Directions in Critical Theory
April 30-May 1, 2010
The University of Arizona

[UPDATE] CFP: Comparatively Speaking conference at Cornell University DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University Comparative Literature
contact email: 
comparativelyspeaking@gmail.com

The Comparative Cultures and Literature Forum at Cornell University invites submissions for its
biennial interdisciplinary spring conference:
“Comparatively Speaking”

CFP - Representing American Poverty (ALA in San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010; deadline Jan 20, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Leon Miller
contact email: 
gleonmiller@gmail.com

I am soliciting paper proposals for a proposed panel at the American Literature Association in San Francisco May 27-30, 2010.

[UPDATE] American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at ALA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
American Theatre and Drama Society
contact email: 
cherryj@wabash.edu

Call for Papers:
American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference

Conference Dates: May 27-30, 2010

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: March 1st, 2010; Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Yanoula Athanassakis / Journal of Transnational American Studies
contact email: 
jtas.special.forum@gmail.com

Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity

Extended Deadline: March 1st, 2010
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

Race and Identity in Barack Obama's Dreams from my Father

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Zeitler / Texas Southern University
contact email: 
zeitlerma@tsu.edu

We are soliciting submissions for a collection of critical essays on Race and Identity in Barack Obama's Dreams from my Father to be published in 2011.

[UPDATE] Forum Journal Issue 10: Space/s (Deadline 1 February 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Journal for Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
forumjournal.edb@googlemail.com

Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Online Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for Papers - Issue 10 - Space(s)

[UPDATE] CFP— "The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love" EXTENDED DEADLINE- Dec. 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
contact email: 
carmic28@msu.edu or spenc183@msu.edu

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel—St. Louis
St. Louis MO

[UPDATE] NEXUS 2010--Trauma and Testimony

full name / name of organization: 
NEXUS
contact email: 
dmcgloth@utk.edu

NEXUS—An Interdisciplinary Conference
Trauma and Testimony
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 18-Saturday, March 20, 2010
Web Address: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus

ASA 2010, 1/5/10, "The Chains of Historical Telling: Using the Archives to Tell Ordinary Stories"

full name / name of organization: 
Tova Cooper, Dept. of English, University of S. Florida
contact email: 
tovacooper@gmail.com

The Chains of Historical Telling: Using the Archives to Tell Ordinary Stories

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
UWMadLit@gmail.com

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects

University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
March 4-6, 2010

Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms (April 2-3, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender
contact email: 
lrkerr@buffalo.edu

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: genderin.buffalo.edu/genderacrossborders.php

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Nature of Culinary Choices: Foodways and the Environment (ASA Nov. 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Session Proposal for American Studies Association 2010 Conference
contact email: 
jeander1@olemiss.edu

CFP: Session Proposal for 2010 Meeting of ASA

The Nature of Culinary Choices: Foodways and the Environment

Women as Leaders in Education: Succeeding Despite Inequity, Discrimination, and Other Challenges

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Martin/Oakland University
contact email: 
jenm999@twmi.rr.com

Women as Leaders in Education: Succeeding Despite Inequity, Discrimination, and Other Challenges (working title), a new book published by Praeger, will bring together a multidisciplinary and multicult

Popular Romance Studies: Theory, Text and Practice - Brussels, Belgium - August 5-7 2010

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
contact email: 
conferences@iaspr.org

The International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR) is seeking proposals for innovative panels, papers, roundtables, discussion groups, and multi-media presentations that contribute

Kore Dissertation Award

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
goldcrow47@comcast.net

The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology announces the Kore Award for best dissertation in women and mythology, offered annually in even-numbered years for dissertations completed in the p

"The Green Goddess: Ecofeminism and Women’s Spirituality"

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
pmonagha@depaul.edu

Proposals for papers, panels and workshops are sought for the first national meeting of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology.

Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text April 16-17, 2010 University at Albany Keynote Speaker: Joseph Slaughter

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@yahoo.com

“We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights.

[UPDATE] Exploring the Edge of Trauma, 13 - 16 May 2010. Deadline for abstracts 5 January 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kingston University in association with McMaster University
contact email: 
fass-conferences@kingston.ac.uk

EXPLORING THE EDGE OF TRAUMA

13 May to 16 May 2010
West Dean Conference Centre , West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0QZ

"The Body in Breast Cancer" special issue journal call for papers (1 Oct 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar / Georgetown University / Women's and Gender Studies, Geography
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

Seeking book editors for Rodopi's Dialogue series

full name / name of organization: 
Michael J. Myer
contact email: 
mjonmeyer@gmail.com

As senior editor of Rodopi's Dialogue Series, I am looking for individuals who might want to serve as editors for forthcoming volumes -- so far seven volumes have appeared in the series and severa

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