category: african-american

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process (edited volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Bouchard (publisher: Diversion Press)
contact email: 
jtwestmore@yahoo.com

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process
Edited by Jen Bouchard
Diversion Press (www.diversionpress.com)

MSA 11: Vernacular Modernisms: What Are They When They’re at Home?

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Bradley D. Clissold
contact email: 
bradleyc@mun.ca

Although some scholarly work has investigated the ways in which various types of modernist ideas and aesthetic tendencies have found articulation and received exposure in the quotidian sphere via adve

[UPDATE] CFP: 19th Century Genre Migration; MMLA Conference, Nov. 12-15 2009; (Deadline April 26)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Helwig
contact email: 
TW-Helwig@wiu.edu

Nineteenth-century American print culture was notoriously fluid, as texts migrated from one genre to another.

Anti/Slavery, Colonialism and Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Sargasso journal, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
contact email: 
sargasso@uprrp.edu

SARGASSO
– CALL FOR PAPERS –
ANTI/SLAVERY, COLONIALISM, AND AESTHETICS
submission deadline June 20, 2009

Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
contact email: 
literaryjournalismstudies@gmail.com

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalis

The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

In keeping with SAMLA’s theme for this year (Human Rights and the Humanities) this panel aims to examine the ways in which the scrutinizing view of the public eye impacts the construction of a chara

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

MSA 11: Modernist Languages of Feeling

full name / name of organization: 
Brandon Gordon
contact email: 
bgordon@uci.edu

Modernist Languages of Feeling

MSA 11: Aesthetic Depictions of Violence in Modernist Literature, 1890-1940

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jennifer Gilchrist
contact email: 
jengilchrist@gmail.com

Abstracts sought for a proposed panel at the 11th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference in Montreal, Canada, November 5-9, 2009.

Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue - Market

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) Special Issue on Market
Guest Editors: Mara Einstein and Joe Rollins

CFP: Migration, Diaspora and Identity: M/MLA Religion and Literature, Deadline Apr. 30

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association Religion and Literature section
contact email: 
rdykema@ses.gtu.edu

Religion and Literature: "Migration, Diaspora, and Identity." In the self-identity of many religious groups, the historical experience of diaspora is an important theme.

Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference [Nov. 20& 21, 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
Program in Literature, Duke University
contact email: 
culturesofrecession@gmail.com


Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009

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

Remixing Critical Theory: Literacy Theory as Literary Criticism; 4Cs / CCCC 2010 Panel; 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole duPlessis / Texas A&M University
contact email: 
nmara@tamu.edu

Eldred and Mortensen, in their article “Reading Literacy Narratives” published in College English (1992), call for the movement of literacy studies “in one important direction: into the

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture
contact email: 
info@thirdspace.ca

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

Reminder: CFP: Trauma and Mothering (5/1/09; book collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica B. Burstrem
contact email: 
burstrem@email.arizona.edu

I posted before in January about seeking submissions for an upcoming book collection on the personal impact of globally significant traumatic events, such as disasters or epidemics, on the work of mot

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture Panel - Proposals May 1 2009 - Conference October 30-November 1 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Re(Viewing) the Landscape of Visual Rhetoric: Topics in Visual Rhetoric; SAMLA Conf. Nov 6-8, 2009; Abstracts Due May 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Hocks, English Dept, Georgia State University
contact email: 
mhocks@gsu.edu

RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC

"Experiments in Democracy: Performing an Interracial and Multicultural America" - ASTR conf. (11/11-11/15/09; deadline 5/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
contact email: 
shandelj@arcadia.edu

Conveners: Cheryl Black, University of Missouri, Columbia; Jonathan Shandell, Arcadia University:
blackc@missouri.edu; shandelj@arcadia.edu

Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2009

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Saunders/ Department of English, University of Oregon
contact email: 
ben@uoregon.edu

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

Location: The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: October 23-24, 2009

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Herrera/ University of Akron
contact email: 
njb9@uakron.edu

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

Violent Migrations: M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009 (deadline 4/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Trisha Brady, Dept. of English, SUNY at Buffalo
contact email: 
tmbrady@buffalo.edu

M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009
Title: Violent Migrations
Chair/Organizer: Trisha Brady
Affiliation: S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Dept. of English
Email: tmbrady@buffalo.edu

Description:

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; Call for papers is now closed)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat
contact email: 
animeno13@gmail.com

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children’s literature.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for Submissions to Southern Women Writers Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
swwc@berry.edu

Call for Papers and Creative Submissions
Eighth Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
September 24-26, 2009

“Dark Migrations: Territorializing the Savage Body” MMLA November 12-15 2009, abstract due April 20.

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Aziz, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
jeffaziz@pitt.edu

This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the “savage” West.

Update: Girls Interrupted (Collection, 5/1/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Rich, Hofstra University
contact email: 
Jennifer.A.Rich@hofstra.edu

Girls Interrupted: Disruptions of/by the Sex/Gender System

"Imagining Frontiers: Identity and Movement in Early American Literature" M/MLA; 4/15/09; 11/12-15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Sean Kelly, Wilkes University
contact email: 
sean.kelly@wilkes.edu

"Imagining Frontiers: Identity and Movement in Early American Literature." In keeping with the conference theme, "Migration," this panel will examine the ways in which the issues of emigration, migrat

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (July 10, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Mark Robinson /Bates College
contact email: 
trobinso@bates.edu

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (July 10, 2009)



International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress (October 13-16, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Izmir, TURKEY
contact email: 
info@imwc2009.org

Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.

Edited Volume: Harvey Milk and Queer Politics (30/07/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Edited Volume
contact email: 
jbattis@gmail.com

The Queer Politics of Harvey Milk: An Edited Collection

“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.”

- Harvey Milk, “In Case” [Audio Tape]: 1977

Mothering and Hip‑ Hop Culture - Abstracts due Aug. 1/09, Publication 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Shana Calixte / Demeter Press
contact email: 
scalixte@laurentian.ca

Please distribute widely...

Mothering and Hip‑ Hop Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EDITED VOLUME

Hawthorne and Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Writers (SAMLA 2009, 11/6/09-11/8/09, deadline 4/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Heidi M. Hanrahan/Hawthorne Society
contact email: 
hhanraha@shepherd.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

"Hawthorne and Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Writers"

MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism, November 5-8, 2009, Modernist Mediums

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Lusty, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
contact email: 
heather.lusty@unlv.edu

Modernist Mediums

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