category: african-american

Spectrum calling for submissions DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Spectrum Literary Magazine
contact email: 
spectrum.ccs.ucsb@gmail.com

SPECTRUM is an annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. Founded in 1957, it is the longest-standing literary magazine in the UC system.

Points of Contact: Moving East to West,16th Annual Multicultural Conference, April 20-22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Laurie Lopez Coleman, English/San Antonio College Multicultural Conference, San Antonio, TX
contact email: 
lcoleman@alamo.edu

The West has enjoyed a commanding supremacy in culture and world affairs for several centuries, but the 21st Century finds the East exerting a powerful influence on the West.

Call for Responses to Recent Probable Cause Finding of Racial Discrimination, Due January 2, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Widener Journal of Law, Economics and Race
contact email: 
wjler@mail.widener.edu

In response to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Committee’s recent finding of probable cause of racial discrimination at a suburban Philadelphia swim club, the Widener Journal of Law, Economics and

ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/13)

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.

Charles W. Chesnutt sessions at American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
smcfatt@cau.edu; swright1222@aol.com

The Charles W. Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 27-30, 2010.

Festivals and Faires Call for Chapter-Length Articles for New Book

full name / name of organization: 
Culture/Counter-Culture: Festivals and Faires in America; Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

This book, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United

UPDATE: Adoption Poetry Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Jesse Goolsby
contact email: 
poetrycfp@gmail.com

This is a call for poetry submissions for a collection thematically centered on adoption. All types of poetry and prose poems are acceptable up to 500 words.

[UPDATE] WORK – IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 27 NOV]

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Sullivan/Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
sara-sullivan@uiowa.edu

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays on cultural representations and experiences of labor and work, from the perspectives of the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Monika Giacoppe, Rampao 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

Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
transversejournal@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)

Disability and the Enlightenment

full name / name of organization: 
Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
dcodr@tulane.edu

Although scholars have long recognized the centrality of the body in the cultural productions of "Enlightenment" England -- whether it be in terms of empiricism or sensibility, in the context of actin

[UPDATE] A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context, February 5-7 2010 (Graduate Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University Department of English
contact email: 
mcgillconference2010@gmail.com

McGill Department of English Graduate Studies Conference:
A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context

5-7 February 2010, McGill University, Montreal

"The End?": International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University 3/25-3/27

full name / name of organization: 
International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bl

[REMINDER] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (proposals due by Nov. 13)

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

"Thicker than Water?: The Family in Literature and Culture" (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

‘On or about December 1910 human character changed’ Centenary reflections and contemporary debates: modernism and beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Bryony Randall, University of Glasgow
contact email: 
snms@arts.gla.ac.uk

‘On or about December 1910 human character changed’
Centenary reflections and contemporary debates: modernism and beyond
10th-12th December 2010. University of Glasgow, U.K.

Networking the Globe: Information Technologies and the Postcolonial

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Studies Association
contact email: 
brian.rock@stir.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE INAUGURAL POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE OF

THE POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Date: 21–22 May 2010

Venue: University of Stirling, Scotland

Keynote speakers: TBC

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences www.ijens.org

full name / name of organization: 
IJENS
contact email: 
editor@ijens.org

The International Journals of Engineering n Sciences (IJENS) aims to be an effective forum for interchange of high quality theoretical and applied research in all Engineering and Sciences disciplines

Genre Dynamics: Exchange and Transformation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mark A. Cantrell, Shepherd U; Chad J. Loewen-Schmidt, Shepherd U
contact email: 
MCANTREL@shepherd.edu, cloewens@shepherd.edu

As conceptual categories that both derive from and frame our understanding of particular works, genres are determined largely by what Ludwig Wittgenstein calls “family resemblances” rather than by

Deadline Extended: Film & HIstory, All Areas (3/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History
contact email: 
cymiller@tiac.net

Representations of Love in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

CFP: Mistakes, Mistranslations and Mendacity: The Logic and Language of Cosmopolitanism (ACLA 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2010
contact email: 
j-ng@northwestern.edu

American Comparative Literature Association, 2010 Annual Meeting

April 1-4, 2010 (New Orleans)

Title: Mistakes, Mistranslations and Mendacity: The Logic and Language of Cosmopolitanism

No!: Subjectivity and Agency in Muslim Rights/Rites of Negation (February 27-28, 2010)--Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference
contact email: 
dukeuncconf@gmail.com

Deadline: December 15th, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

7th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference

Turning Points and Transformations (Deadline Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2010@louisiana.edu

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

Framing the Human: (De)humanization in Language Literature and Culture - March 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities Association of Graduate Students in Romance Studies
contact email: 
agsrs@umn.edu

Debates around how "the human" is defined, interrogated and regulated often delineate boundaries that separate the human and its others (e.g. the animal, the divine, the monstrous).

Wild West II: Mythologizing Europe in Inglourious Basterds, February 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 12/05/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

[REMINDER] Women and the Gendering of Talk, Gossip, & Communication Practices Across Media

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Burcon and Melissa Ames
contact email: 
sburcon@gmail.com & mames@eiu.edu

We are seeking proposals for an anthology focused on gendered communication practices. (Articles need not be completed at this time to submit).

Cultures of Differences: National / Indigenous / Historical, May 24 to 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Philosophy and Literature
contact email: 
execdir@iapl.info

The International Association for Philosophy and Literature will be hosted from May 24 to 30, 2010 by the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada.

[UPDATE] CFP American Studies Area 12/15/09 SW/TX PCA/ACA February 10-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association American Culture Association
contact email: 
stein@ohio.edu

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM

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

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

NEW PLENARY SPEAKER: DARKO SUVIN

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

CFP Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

full name / name of organization: 
The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of The Assoc. for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
rjzc46@mail.missouri.edu

Official Call For Papers – “Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel”

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of The Association for Theatre in Higher

Automatic Writing / Automated Reading: Technology and Transmission in the Modernist Period

full name / name of organization: 
Material Cultures: Technology, Textuality, and Transmission Conference, University of Edinburgh, UK, 16-18 July, 2010
contact email: 
ewhite@brookes.ac.uk

Automatic Writing / Automated Reading: Technology and Transmission in the Modernist Period

Second Annual Graduate Conference on Lit. and the Humanities at U. of Arkansas. April 9th, 10th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students in English at University of Arkansas
contact email: 
jmm010@uark.edu

The University of Arkansas will be hosting its second annual graduate conference on literature and the humanities on April 9th and 10th, 2010.

Polluted Places/Impure Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
reusti3@lsu.edu

Participants in this seminar will examine the voices that emerge from polluted or impure sites. This “pollution” could take many forms, and comprise an array of relations.

New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community-- April 30-May 1 2010

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

Caught in the Act: Performance and Performativity. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. April 17th, 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
UMass-Amherst English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
umassengconf@gmail.com
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