category: african-american

CSU Fullerton's Annual Graduate Conference, February 5-6, 2010 (Revised Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Acacia Group
contact email: 
acaciaconference2010@gmail.com

CSU Fullerton's Annual Graduate Conference, February 5-6, 2010

“Cities of God” in Ethnic Literature: The Roles of Religious Communities (MELUS 2010; deadline 11 December 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Pearson, U of Tennessee / MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
aristophanes68@hotmail.com

Papers are invited for a panel on the depiction of religious communities in ethnic U.S. literatures for the 2010 MELUS Conference at The University of Scranton (PA).

[Update] CFP: The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute's 5th Annual Conference 2010 Theme: Education as a Right and Economic Driver

full name / name of organization: 
Armanthia Duncan/ The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
contact email: 
drmcfrrn@memphis.edu

Call for Papers
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Fifth Annual Conference
2010 Theme:
Education as a Right and Economic Driver
April 8-9, 2010
The University of Memphis

[UPDATE] The Aural Archive, ACLA, April 1-4, 2010, New Orleans (11/23/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Cohen, Louisiana State University; Sarah J. Townsend, New York University
contact email: 
mcohen@lsu.edu; sjt239@nyu.edu

“The Aural Archive”

ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010

Proposals due: Nov. 23, 2009 [Deadline extended]

The Drawn Map -- CFP deadline December 20th, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association at Northeastern University
contact email: 
neuegsa@gmail.com

The Drawn Map.
March 13-14, 2010
Northeastern University’s
English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Martin Brückner,
University of Delaware

CFP (ALA Proposed Panel 5/27/10-5/30/10): "The Patriotism of the Mindless": Violence Against the Black Body as Patriotic Act”

full name / name of organization: 
D.H. Simmons
contact email: 
dsimmons@lovett.org

The title of this panel, borrowed from James Baldwin's "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon," suggests its emphasis.

PAMLA Conference, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii (November 13-14, 2010; special session proposal deadline Dec. 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

UPDATE: African American Life Writing

full name / name of organization: 
a/b: autobiography
contact email: 
sboyd@westga.edu

_a/b: Auto/Biography Studies_ invites submissions for a special issue focusing on African American life writing.

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/8/2010

full name / name of organization: 
CSULB Graduate English Department
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fourth volume to be publish

Watermark Grad Journal 2010-Submission Deadline 1/8/2010

full name / name of organization: 
CSULB Graduate English Department
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.org

WATERMARK CALL FOR PAPERS

“Righting” and “Re-Writing” Wrongs" ACLA Annual Meeting April 1-4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Deborah Donig/ ACLA
contact email: 
ddonig@english.umass.edu

Each new textual creation is in some way a reflection or mimesis. All literary creations are beholden to some narrative ancestor, some antecedent form, some prior idea.

SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature session, October 28-30 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association Regional Conference
contact email: 
jhooten@umhb.edu

South Central MLA 2010
Conference on Christianity and Literature Session
October 28-30, at the Sheraton Forth Worth Hotel

True Blood ( PCA/ACA, 3/31 - 4/3, Submission Deadline: 12/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
mfindley@vtc.edu

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be h

3rd Global Conference: Diasporas - Exploring Critical Issues (July 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dias3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Diasporas - Exploring Critical Issues

Wednesday 7th July – Friday 9th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers

Second Annual International Conference on: “Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities” May 20-22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Portland Center for Public Humanities
contact email: 
publichumanities@pdx.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Portland Center for Public Humanities

Second Annual International Conference on:
“Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities”

[UPDATE] Nov.13, 2010 The 18th Annual English and American Literature Association Conference: Everyday Life and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China in Taiwan (EALA Taiwan) &Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
contact email: 
foreign@dragon.nchu.edu.tw

Literature is related to everyday life in a subtle way.

international conference on caribbean studies UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas Pan American
contact email: 
hrromero@utpa.edu

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO 12/7/09

2nd. International Conference on Caribbean Studies (ICCS)

“The Many Caribbean’s and the Bicentennial of the Continental

CFP: "Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States" - Concordia University, March 19-20, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia University
contact email: 
colloquiumconcordia@gmail.com

Call for Papers:

8th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium
Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States

March 19-20th, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal

Undergraduates, Get Your History Papers Published! Submit to HISTORY MATTERS: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research

full name / name of organization: 
HISTORY MATTERS: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research
contact email: 
histmatt@appstate.edu

Nov. 13, 2010 18th Annual English and American Literature: Everyday Life and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republicof China in Taiwan (EALA Taiwan) &Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
contact email: 
foreign@dragon.nchu.edu.tw

Literature is related to everyday life in a subtle way.

UPDATE: New World Francophonie: ACLA Panel, April 1-4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Monika Giacoppe, Ramapo College/ American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
giacoppe@ramapo.edu

The ACLA’s annual meeting in New Orleans seems an ideal time to address the francophone literatures and cultures of the “New World,” too often considered only as an afterthought in comparative A

[UPDATE] Toni Morrison: New Directions - a special issue of MELUS (20 Jan)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Nicol (University College Dublin) and Jennifer Terry (University of Durham)
contact email: 
kate_edin@hotmail.com

Call for Papers
Special Issue of MELUS
Guest Editors: Kathryn Nicol and Jennifer Terry

Toni Morrison: New Directions

[UPDATE] Call for Exemplary Undergraduate Humanities Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
contact-vhr@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2010 Issue.

ACLA: Fictions of Haiti (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; Abstract by 11/23/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Manganelli & Angela Naimou, Clemson University
contact email: 
kmangan@clemson.edu, anaimou@clemson.edu

“Commemorations,” observes Michel-Rolph Trouillot, “sanitize further the messy history lived by the actors.

UPDATE: ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/23)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu

Allegory has long been situated in a metaphorical-metaphysical scheme that presumes a hierarchical relationship between word and meaning.

CFP: Afffectivity and Aesthetics of the Postnational across Literature, Cinema, and Theory (deadline: Nov. 23)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010
contact email: 
jchlpark@yahoo.com; mayumoin@gmail.com

[UPDATE] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (deadline extended to Nov. 23)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2010 Conference (April 1-4), New Orleans, LA
contact email: 
soumitree.gupta@gmail.com

ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora: Interrogating Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Diasporic Cultural Productions

African American Literature in Today's Society (accepting now through 1 Mar 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The Connecticut Review
contact email: 
ctreview@easternct.edu

African American literature has become a major part of relevant American literature throughout the centuries, particularly beginning with the introduction of the slave narrative.

[UPDATE] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (deadline extended to Nov. 23)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2010 Conference (April 1-4), New Orleans, LA
contact email: 
soumitree.gupta@gmail.com

ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora: Interrogating Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Diasporic Cultural Productions

ACLA Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2010

[UPDATE] Re-Conceiving the Urban: Public Space and Public Health (ACLA, 1-4 April 2010, New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser / Stanford University
contact email: 
houserh@stanford.edu

Seminar Organizers: Allison Carruth, University of Oregon; Heather Houser, Stanford University

We invite paper proposals for ACLA's 2010 Annual Conference, "Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms," to be held 1-4 April, 2010 in New Orleans, LA.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Proposals are due Monday, November 23, 2009.

How should we understand the “culture of cities,” to cite historian Lewis Mumford, in the context of recent environmental and public health challenges?

[UPDATE] Bodies in Motion: Corporeality & the Representation of Immigrants, Refugees & Diasporic Subjects (ACLA 11/23/09; 4/1-4)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
kepitt@uwm.edu

This seminar seeks to explore connections and tensions between discourses of the body and discourses of diaspora, migration, exile, and transnationality.

[UPDATE] CFP "Hybrid Realism?" American Comparative Literature Association, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010 (Deadline 11/23/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Geoffrey Baker
contact email: 
gabaker@csuchico.edu

Hybrid Realism?

Detective Fiction Panel at LSU's Mardi Gras Conference February 11-12, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
LSU English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
kmecho1@lsu.edu

The detective has always been a central figure in crime narratives.

CFP: International Association for Philosophy and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Philosophy and Literature
contact email: 
iaplassistant1@gmail.com

Call for Papers and Proposed Sessions
34th Annual Conference
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
to be held at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
24-30 May 2010
Topic: CULTURES OF DIFFERENCES: national / indigenous / historical

Atlantic Economies (ACLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Fehskens, U of Chicago; Sarah Lincoln, U of Mississippi; Anne Gulick, U of South Carolina
contact email: 
agulick@mailbox.sc.edu

Please submit abstracts (250 words max.) through the ACLA conference website: http://www.acla.org/acla2010/?page_id=6. Abstract deadline is Friday 11/13/09.

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