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Delineating the Contemporary in American Literature: A Roundtable--2010 NEMLA Conference, 4/7-4/11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Schopp/Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
schoppa@ncc.edu

This roundtable discussion invites analyses that strive to map out, the aesthetic, socio-political, and/or pedagogical parameters of Contemporary American Literature.

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference (Abstracts due Oct. 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Association /Texas A&M University
contact email: 
BWWC18@tamu.edu

The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

"Journeys"
April 8-11, 2010

Boundaries and Bridges: English Studies in the Borderlands -- March 19 & 20 San Juan, Puerto Rico

full name / name of organization: 
The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association
contact email: 
cea.cc.conference@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Call For Publication - Review of the movie "District 9" by Neill Blomkamp

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the New Zealand-South African movie " District 9" by Neill Blomkamp.

Politics and Literature: Controversial and Revolutionary Fiction - Due Date: October 30

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

This online journal is for critical and creative works.

Individual and Collective Memory in Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Literature (NeMLA; Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Shari Evans / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
contact email: 
sevans@umassd.edu

This panel seeks papers that investigate the ways contemporary multi-ethnic writers negotiate multiple sites of memory, relating any literary genre to current theories of memory, nostalgia, commemorat

Slave Narratives in the Early Americas: 8/31/09 Abstract Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Early American Borderlands May 13-16, St. Augustine, FL
contact email: 
Nicole N. Aljoe n.aljoe@neu.edu

"Slave Narratives in the Early Americas before 1845:Beyond Equiano and Douglass"

Publishing and Professional Development

full name / name of organization: 
Letizia Guglielmo
contact email: 
lgugliel@kennesaw.edu

We are seeking short anecdotes for inclusion in a forthcoming book (Tentative Title: Publishing for Profit and Promotion) addressing publishing and professional development opportunities for non-tenured faculty (graduate students, part-time faculty, adjuncts, assistant professors, academic professionals, lecturers, and other contingent faculty).

4th Global Conference: Evil, Law and the State - Issues in State Power and Violence (Salzburg, Austria: March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
els4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Evil, Law and the State: Issues in State Power and Violence

Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

UPDATE: Cinema and Landscape International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema and Landscape International Conference
contact email: 
conference@cinemalandscape.co.uk

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

Imagining Religion, Imagining the Americas (c19 Americanists, 5/20-23, 2010) [9/15/09]

full name / name of organization: 
Toni Wall Jaudon / Ithaca College
contact email: 
toni.wall.jaudon@gmail.com

Imagining Religion, Imagining the Americas

c19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
May 20-23, 2010

This panel stages a conversation between two keywords in nineteenth century studies—-"religion" and "the Americas."

Landscape and Identity in the U.S. South (MLA 2011) [3/1/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Wilson / Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
awilson@lagrange.edu

Call for Papers

MLA 2011: Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011

Landscape and Identity in the U.S. South

Literary Archetectonics of the U.S. South (MLA 2011) [3/1/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Cross Turner / Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
dturner@siena.edu

Call for Papers

MLA 2011: Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011

Literary Architectonics of the U.S. South

Caribbean Enlightenment conference, University of Glasgow, 8th-10th April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
caribbeanenlightenment@googlemail.com

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers

[UPDATE] Transnational Feminisms Conference, December 4-5th 2009

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
transfem09@yahoo.co.uk

There is less than two weeks to go to the 28th August deadline for submissions for the Transnational Feminisms Conference.

9th Global Conference: Violence - Probing the Boundaries (Salzburg, Austria: March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
v9@inter-disciplinary.net

This conference is one of a continuing series that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a centrally significant aspect of our social lives: violence.

October 16-17 -- Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Imagining (and Prescribing) the Future: Archetypes and National Identity (C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists)

full name / name of organization: 
Brett Wiley, MVNU
contact email: 
bwiley1@mvnu.edu

Panel for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
May 20-23, 2010 at Penn State University
Imagining (and Prescribing) the Future: Archetypes and National Identity

Obsolescence. (2/13-2/15/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 
grad-conference@uwm.edu

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Obsolescence,” a graduate student conference to be held February 13-1

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)
contact email: 
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature, 22-24 November 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Newcastle, Australia
contact email: 
Philip.Dwyer@newcastle.edu.au

From the early modern period through to the present day, both combatants and non-combatants who lived through war have written about their experiences in autobiographical works.

CFP: Representations of Domesticity and LGBTQ Life, 3/18-20/2010 at CSA

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 8th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference at Berkeley, California

CONFERENCE DATES: March 18th-20th 2010

Scriptural Politics: Re-Imagining the Bible in 19th C. U.S. Culture [C19: Society of 19th C. Americanists, May 20-23]

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Maciak
contact email: 
maciak@sas.upenn.edu

We are soliciting papers for a panel on uses of the Bible in 19th century U.S.

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences www.ijens.org

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

www.ijens.org

Update: Pop Goes the Region--the popular and the regional in literature and representation

full name / name of organization: 
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland
contact email: 
victoria.kuttainen@jcu.edu.au

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LiNQ VOLUME 36 2009:

Extended Closing DATE 1 October 2009

POP Goes the Region

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, & Personal Narrrative CFP (Deadline: December 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 10-13, 2010)
contact email: 
mcbee58@verizon.net

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted.

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Feb. 18-20, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
William Harmon, T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
wharmon03@mindspring.com

The T. S. Eliot Society will present two sessions of two or three papers each, with a substantial amount of time for discussion.

Food and Culture CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/ Texas Pop Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
williamL@purdue.edu

European Popular Culture and Literature CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture Association/ 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/

Submission Deadline: 10/01/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/01/09

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

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