category: african-american

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

full name / name of organization: 
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

The Ethical Turn to Literature -- NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

“The Ethical Turn to Literature”:

Machines and Machinations, Sept. 18-19, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference
contact email: 
anp23@cornell.edu

In light of the current centrality of digital culture, we propose the necessity of a critical examination of the machine, understood in the broadest terms, from the machinations of

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association
contact email: 
housereb@rochester.rr.com

Risk!

New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

3rd Global Conference: Persons, Intimacy and Love (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pil3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Persons, Intimacy and Love

Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

"In Times Of Crisis" October 2, 2009, Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Demerly, Michigan College English Association
contact email: 
edemerly@aol.com

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 2, 2009

Theme: In Times of Crisis

Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
mjniemi@buffalo.edu & jhyland@buffalo.edu

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad. These portrayals of the ‘dark continent’ still circulate in our current global imaginary, reinforcing prevailing stereotypes and engendering new ones. This panel intends to investigate contemporary literary representations of Africa vis-a-vis a consideration of the ways that both African and diasporic literatures imagine Africa.

Double Agencies: Parsing Dissent between LGBITQ Studies and Queer Theory--NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Raji Singh Soni, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 41st Annual Convention
contact email: 
raji.soni@queensu.ca

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
41st Annual Convention
Gay/Lesbian Area Panel
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
http://www.nemla.org/convention/montreal.html

National Central University Journal of Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
National Central University Journal of Humanities
contact email: 
JH@ncu.edu.tw

National Central University Journal of Humanities

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk

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

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 1 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk.

[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

full name / name of organization: 
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009

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Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (conference 4/2010; abstract due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
lfash[at]brandeis.edu

Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (panel name)

Indisputably, the categories of space and time shift massively in the nineteenth-century; technology speeds experience just as urban growth and land acquisition distort space. In 1750 it took 3 days to travel from Manchester to London; by 1850, it took 6 hours. In 1866 one could even send a message almost instantly from Ireland to Canada across Cyrus Field’s transatlantic cable. The quickening of experiential time was also tied to the spatial developments which required travel technology and created new proximities: between 1810 and 1860, while the country acquired huge tracks of western land, the urban population in the United States increased from 6% to 20%, and by 1861 London, the largest city in the world, reached almost 3 million people. This panel will consider these spatial and temporal developments and their effect on nineteenth-century English language literature on both sides of the Atlantic. How are changing experiences of time and space represented in literary descriptions or emplotment? How do spatio-temporal concerns relate to literary markets and publishing trends such as serialization—that stretching of a story across time in a certain allotted space? Can we graft these notions of changing space and time onto actual events represented in literature? Those who fought or witnessed the Civil War knew they were experiencing a historical moment, one out of time, as they were within it. How do these spatio-temporal concerns relate to imperialism? How do they play out for immigrants, displaced persons, or colonized subjects? Papers focusing on any result of the manner in which time and space experientially alter within the nineteenth-century are welcome.

New World Histories: Contemporary Literature and the Early Americas (5/28/09; 5/13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer James/Early American Borderlands Conference
contact email: 
jcj@gwu.edu

New World Histories: Contemporary Literature and the Early Americas

Division Street, U.S.A.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee
contact email: 
utamst09@gmail.com

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25,

{Update} Deadline Extended SAMLA GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES

full name / name of organization: 
Jamie Libby Boyle, University of South Carolina
contact email: 
boylej@mailbox.sc.edu

Deadline extended to June 15, 2009.

GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES
“Curved Like a Road through Mountains”: Protest and Possibilities, or Sites and Spaces for the Work of Human Rights

NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
elia.eliev@etu.hesge.ch

“Re-Defining / Re-Mapping Queer Identities”
Chair: Elia Eliev (Geneva University of Art & Design)
Co-Chair: Daniel Barney (Geneva University of Art & Design)

“Ah Got De Law in My Mouth”: Black Women Writing Justice

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
cdj@ucla.edu

Call for Papers
“Ah Got De Law in My Mouth”: Black Women Writing Justice

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010

Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University; Iraj Omidvar/Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
aricha31@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” in 2010/2011.

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago
contact email: 
ucgradconf@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009

Call for Papers for ELN 48.1 "Genre and Affect" (10/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
English Language Notes
contact email: 
eln2@colorado.edu

ELN 48.1
Spring/Summer 2010
“Genre and Affect”

1st Global Conference: Bullying and the Abuse of Power. From the Playground to International Relations (November 2009, Salzburg)

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

1st Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power:
From the Playground to International Relations

Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward

full name / name of organization: 
Daniela Merolla/ Leiden University , The Netherlands
contact email: 
D.Merolla@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Call for papers - International Conference

Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward.

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus

[UPDATE] CFP: Keeping The Faith: Successful Strategies to Help Underrepresented Faculty Achieve Tenure and Promotion

full name / name of organization: 
Dwayne Mack, Ph.D.
contact email: 
dwayne_mack@berea.edu

As many of us who are members of academia know, the road to tenure and promotion is one that can be fraught with roadblocks, pitfalls and other often unexpected challenges.

"CULTURE AND CRISIS" A call for Papers for a Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph G. Ramsey, Ph.D. co-editor CULTURAL LOGIC
contact email: 
jgramsey@gmail.com

“Culture and Crisis”
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010

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CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LOUISE BENNETT (6/20/09): JOURNAL OF WEST INDIAN LITERATURE SPECIAL ISSUE

full name / name of organization: 
JOURNAL OF WEST INDIAN LITERATURE
contact email: 
i.nwankwo@vanderbilt.edu

The profound impact of Louise Bennett’s work on generations of Jamaicans and others who were inspired and invigorated by her writings, radio and TV shows, performances, and person is legend.

MSA 11: Boxing and Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Evan Rhodes
contact email: 
erhodes@virginia.edu

This panel seeks to explore the historical and aesthetic connections between boxing and modernism, or early 20th century arts more broadly conceived.

Transatlantic routes of American roots music [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Worcester
contact email: 
j.terry@worc.ac.uk

EXTENDED DEADLINE
Call for Papers [EXTENDED DEADLINE May 31st 2009]:
Transatlantic routes of American roots music: Folk/ Blues/Jazz University of Worcester, UK
September 12-13, 2009

EAPSU Conference, October 22-24, 2009. Proposals due July 1, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact email: 
Laurie Cella, ljcella@ship.edu

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009.

[UPDATE] Rethinking Realism in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ahwood@salisbury.edu

Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session

Popular Culture and Activism, MAPACA Conference Nov 5-7, 2009 (Abstract Deadline June 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Chloe Avril / Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Popular Culture and Activism at MAPACA (Boston, Nov 5-7 2009)

Wizard World University-Chicago and Philidephia (Comic Book Convention Conference Series )

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comic

Gender (06/20/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
e-Pisteme postgraduate journal, Newcastle University
contact email: 
meffron623@gmail.com

Call for Papers: GENDER

CFP : DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD

full name / name of organization: 
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique, FWI
contact email: 
frederic-lefrancois@wanadoo.fr

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held October 15-16, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

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