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THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS: Povocative Epigraphs and Subtitles; 2010 MLA Proposed Special Session, Jan 6-9, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen E. Severm / West Texas A&M University
contact email: 
ssevern@mail.wtamu.edu

Request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2010 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA.

CFP: Call for submissions to the premier issue of Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, international, int

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, chi

Polygraph, Issue 23 CFP - Deadline: December 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics
contact email: 
partiescfp@gmail.com, polygraph@duke.edu

Polygraph 23—Call for Papers

“Parties, Factions, Organizations”

[UPDATE] Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
lfash[at]brandeis.edu

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.

California Culture (Due 12/15/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb 10-13, 2010
contact email: 
mganas@apu.edu

Panels now forming on topics related to California Culture: literature, ethnography, film, pop culture, folk culture, history and historical figures, art, artifacts, photography, industries, geography

CFP: (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture (Due 12/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting; Albuquerque FEB 10-13 2010)
contact email: 
mills@oxy.edu

The growing area of (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture focuses on the cultural significance of motorized transport (cars, motorcycles, scooters, or buses) and roads, ranging from the study of road storie

Spring 2010 (March 31-April 3) PCA/ACA Conference --Women's Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
lscoleman@eiu.edu

All topics relevant to Women's Studies are appropriate for placement in this area and at this conference.

Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation (2/25-26/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York
contact email: 
painconference@gmail.com

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:

Linguistics and the Study of Comics (edited collection). Deadline Monday 16 November 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Frank Bramlett/U Nebraska at Omaha
contact email: 
fbramlett@unomaha.edu

African American Lifewriting

full name / name of organization: 
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
contact email: 
sboyd@westga.edu

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

UPDATE: Cultures of Recession (Nov. 20 & 21, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
contact email: 
culturesofrecession@gmail.com

UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

[UPDATE] CFP: Literatary Motherhood in the New World-- Deadline for Abstracts 9/30

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Caccavaio--> Northeastern MLA
contact email: 
caccavai@msu.edu

During the colonial period of the New World J. Michael Dash tells us that European colonizers viewed the Americas as a “New Eden” where civilization could be created anew.

UPDATE: Women in Popular Music--Nov. 12-14, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Languages Association (Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest)
contact email: 
patriciarudden@gmail.com

Submissions are still possible for this panel, but they must be received no later than August 14, 2009.

Peer English 5 - Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 
bptutor@yahoo.co.uk

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester.

[UPDATE] CFP Call for Editors for Red Feather Journal

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Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

UPDATE: Call for Editors: Red Feather Journal: an International Journal of Children’s Media Culture (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Literary Motherhood in the New World

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Assn.
contact email: 
grad_kate@yahoo.com

During the colonial period of the New World J. Michael Dash tells us that European colonizers viewed the Americas as a “New Eden” where civilization could be created anew.

Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture - February 10-13, 2010 - Abstract Deadline December 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
hiphopcfp@hotmail.com

CFP: Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31th Annual Conference

Folklore Section

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
pbridges@twu.edu

Papers on any aspect of FOLKLORE with a reading time of 15 minutes are invited for the SWPCA/ACA meeting, February 10-13 in Albuquerque, NM.

[UPDATE] Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, April 6-8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Organising Committee
contact email: 
CPCSGlobalisation@unisa.edu.au

The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies will be held at The University of South Australia in Adelaide April 6-8, 2010.

The Corpse as a Contact Zone

full name / name of organization: 
Early American Borderlands Conference
contact email: 
kdonegan@berkeley.edu

Seeking papers for an open panel at the Early American Borderlands Conference, the third cross-disciplinary summit for Ibero/Anglo Americanists.

2010 Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature April 8-10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
mdtowles@liberty.edu

“The Ethics of Literature”

[UPDATE] Personal Narrative and Political Discourse. Spec. Issue of _Biography_ 9/15/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
contact email: 
biograph@hawaii.edu

Call for Papers. Special Issue of Biography 32.1 (Winter 2010).

Deadline Extended to September 15, 2009.

“Personal Narrative and Political Discourse.” Guest Editor: Sidonie Smith.

[UPDATED] 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”:

Responding to traumatic narrative in the context of the college writing classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanie Tietjen
contact email: 
jtietjen@massbay.edu

Despite significant instructional counsel against disclosure of personal trauma, students in writing classrooms regularly choose to represent traumatic experiences in composition.

[REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool 28-29 January 2010
contact email: 
organisers@crossing-the-line.org.uk

Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures.

[UPDATE] “Global Citizenship for the 21st Century” Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

full name / name of organization: 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
contact email: 
bkinder@csupomona.edu

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century”
http://www.csupomona.edu/~international/other_programs/callpaper.shtml

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The Afro-Native (Early American Borderlands Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Miller
contact email: 
markjosephmiller@gmail.com

This panel seeks to develop relationships between Native/indígena and African diasporic communities by considering the diversity of Afro-Native identities and their developments (and antecedents) in

Call for Papers: Ports of Call---Cultures of Exchange, UCLA

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Comparative Literture Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
portsofcall2010@gmail.com

As gateways to other worlds and world-systems, port cities, such as Tangier, Istanbul, London, Manila, and Kobe, one of Japan’s most important ports, are sites of economic and cultural exchange.

CFP (Kalamazoo): Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

full name / name of organization: 
National Endowment for the Humanities and Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies; Organizer: James M. Palmer
contact email: 
jmpalmer@pvamu.edu

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (JMIS) jointly sponsor a roundtable on "Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universit

CFP: ecloga

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strathclyde
contact email: 
levelsix@strath.ac.uk

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.

Conference on Exiled Writers October 22-23, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Karen Tatum/Norfolk State University
contact email: 
ketatum@nsu.edu

Conference Theme: “SINGING THEIR SONGS IN A STRANGE LAND: The Impact of Exile on Diasporan Writers”

CALL FOR PAPER FOR PARSOMEN'S RETURNING AND RENEWED ISSUE

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PARSOMEN - THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE IN ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
bilgiparsomen@gmail.com

Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of

With Great Pleasure: Sentimentality and Form in Early African-American Literature NEMLA Conference April 7-10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
T. Bynum, Towson University
contact email: 
tbynum@towson.edu

This panel (for NEMLA Conference 2010--April 7-11, 2010) invites proposals that reexamine early African-American literature from a perspective that emphasizes the means by which these early authors (s

"Let Spirit Speak! Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora" 4/22-24/2010; deadline 12/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; The City College of New York
contact email: 
culturaljourneys2010@gmail.com

“Let Spirit Speak!
Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora”
April 22-24, 2010
The City College of New York
New York, NY

Re-Orienting English: Paradigms in /of Crisis; date 2009/12/05; deadline 2009/09/01

full name / name of organization: 
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
contact email: 
htjian@ntu.edu.tw

What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the

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