category: african-american

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.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
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.
Proposals are due Friday, November 13.

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

Paths of Progress (?)

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Northridge - Associated Graduate Students of English
contact email: 
agse2010@gmail.com

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments.

Who Counts & Who's Counting?--Submission deadline December 1

full name / name of organization: 
National Association of Ethnic Studies
contact email: 
ywang@socy.umd.edu

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PROPOSALS
38th Annual National Conference
April 8-10, 2010
L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.
WHO’S COUNTS & WHO COUNTING?

Toni Morrison Society at American Literature Association Conference May 27-30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Toni Morrison Society
contact email: 
YvonneA777@msn.com

Toni Morrison Society panels at

American Literature Association
21st Annual Conference

Dates: May 27-30, 2010

CFP: Plenum

full name / name of organization: 
Plenum
contact email: 
JIS@scsu.edu

The editors of Plenum: The South Carolina State University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2151-0377), a peer reviewed journal, invite contributions for the Spring 2010 number of t

CFP - Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY
contact email: 
glossatori@gmail.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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

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