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South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

Proposed Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

[UPDATE]: Harriet Beecher Stowe Bicentennial Essay Collection (5/1/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Philip J. Kowalski / Wake Forest University
contact email: 
kowalspj@wfu.edu

Initial interest has been expressed for an essay collection to commemorate the bicentennial of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth in 2011.

Critical Whiteness Symposium September 23 & 24, 2010. Call for abstracts deadline March 12, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Iowa, Project on the Rhetorics of Inquiry (POROI)
contact email: 
poroi@uiowa.edu

CRITICAL WHITENESS STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
September 23 & 24, 2010
University of Iowa

Keynote Speakers:
David Roediger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

Rhizomes' Special Issue: "Becoming-Girl" (deadline August 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Leandra Preston / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
goleandra@gmail.com

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, “Becoming-Girl.” Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming a

“(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance” CFP deadline: 3/31/10

full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Network
contact email: 
LReese@udc.edu

This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies. September 24-25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern State University (co-chair)
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 24-25, 2010 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

[UPDATE] Literature and Rights in the Age of Enlightenment (3/8/2010; MLA 1/6-1/9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz
contact email: 
melissa.ganz@stanford.edu

Special Session for MLA 2011, Los Angeles, CA

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

Narrative and Intellectual Disability 3/2/2010

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
rea15@columbia.edu

MLA panel on Narrative and Intellectual Disability

[UPDATE] Geocritical Explorations (collection on Geocriticism) - March 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Geocritical Explorations: Space, Place, and Mapping in Literary and Cultural Studies
(Collection of Critical Essays)

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 at MLA 2011 in Los Angeles will discuss any and all aspects of the cultural and intellectual legacy of 'The Wire,' with a particular interest in its critique of neoliberal institutions and

Health/Care/Nation (10 April 2010; 14-17 October 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Simmons / University of Windsor
contact email: 
caas@uwindsor.ca

Health/Care/Nation

A conference sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and the University of Windsor

Windsor, Ontario 14-17 October 2010 (proposal deadline: 10 April 2010)

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 5/15/10; 11/5-7

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Children's Literature Discussion Circle
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Textual adaptations of traditional literatures have long been written and discussed.

MLA 2011 -- Liberal Learning Online

full name / name of organization: 
Tena Helton
contact email: 
thelt2@uis.edu

Description: Papers may discuss the effect of online teaching on liberal arts education, examine implications of (a)synchronous methodologies, and determine effective assessment measures.

American Detective Fiction in the 21st Century, PAMLA, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 13-14, 2010 (Deadline for Proposals is April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Kareem Tayyar (Golden West, California)/PAMLA
contact email: 
paultayyar@earthlink.net

This special session will deal with how Detective Novels have treated race, class, gender, politics, sexuality, or religion in an increasingly destabilized contemporary American landscape.

[UPDATE] INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH & MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE EXTENSION 01 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

Men in Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
mschw006@ucr.edu

Men in Feminism

UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference 2010, April 9-10
Conference Theme: States of Crisis

(dis)junctions 2010: States of Crisis April 9-10th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions UC Riverside's Annual Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
(dis)junctions2010@gmail.com

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Seventeenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference

States of Crisis: (dis)junctions 2010

"Undressing the Bawdy" - Graduate Student Conference - May 14th and 15th

full name / name of organization: 
York University
contact email: 
egsa-colloquium-committee-2010@googlegroups.com

“When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.” - Mae West

South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature, New Orleans, April 16-17, 2010; deadline for proposals March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Claudia M. Champagne/South-Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
cchampagne@olhcc.edu

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

South-Central Conference
on Christianity and Literature
April 16-17, 2010
Doubletree Hotel at 300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Conference Theme:

African Literatures - Journals and collections of essays

full name / name of organization: 
URI- Uiversidade Regional Integrada do Alto Uruguai e das Missoes- RS-Brazil
contact email: 
linguaeliteraturauri@gmail.com

This CFP invites critical investigation on African literatures.

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH AND MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE 15 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

Special Issue: SAFE

full name / name of organization: 
WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly)
contact email: 
WSQSafeIssue@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly)

Special Issue: SAFE

Guest Editors: Alyson M. Cole & Kyoo Lee

(Un)Told Stories: Narratives from the Global Sex Trade - proposal deadline March 2, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Sessions panel
contact email: 
lcbarnes@ucla.edu

Paper proposals addressing narrative constructions of the sex tourism/trafficking industry from a transnational perspective are invited for a panel at the 2011 MLA conference in Los Angeles.

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference / Friday, March 12, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Visual Studies Graduate Student Association at UC Irvine
contact email: 
vs2010@post.com

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 12, 2010

Abstracts due: Friday, February 26

'After the Modern' Postgraduate Symposium, 16-17 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Malta
contact email: 
aftermodern2010@um.edu.mt

University of Malta
Department of English
Postgraduate Symposium
After the Modern: Language, Literature, Culture

Venue:
Valletta Campus,
Old University Building,
St Paul Street,
Valletta

CFP: “Beyond the Art/Craft Divide: Rethinking Ceramics History," 20-23 October 2010, deadline: 20 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Bibi Obler / George Washington University
contact email: 
bobler@gwu.edu

CFP: “Beyond the Art/Craft Divide: Rethinking Ceramics History”
20-23 October 2010
SECAC/MACAA Panel, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

CFP: Text and Context: Toni Morrison’s Life and Work (essay collection).

full name / name of organization: 
Ana Nunes, University of Coimbra
contact email: 
Ana.Nunes@ucd.ie

In 2004, Morrison was commissioned to write forewords to a new edition of her novels.

Extended Deadline: CFP: 'Life in Marvelous Times': Cultural Work in the Racial Present

full name / name of organization: 
The Race/Knowledge Project at University of Washington
contact email: 
rkp9@uw.edu

'LIFE IN MARVELOUS TIMES': CULTURAL WORK IN THE RACIAL PRESENT
A Race/Knowledge Project Conference, Friday, May 14, 2010
Keynote address by Vijay Prashad, Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Image in American Realism and Naturalism (SAMLA 5/15; 11/5-7)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Nov 5-7, 2010
contact email: 
ahwood@salisbury.edu

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The Image in American Realism and Naturalism

[UPDATE] Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: March 1st)

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 at the University of Louisville announce the annual University of Louisville Graduate Confe

Aid, Relief or Bailout: Differing Aims, Ways, and Ends, Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring & Summer 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University contact email:
contact email: 
dbroudy@ocjc.ac.jp

Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2010 issue

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