category: african-american

SSSL 2010 Conference (New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
sssl2010@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

CFP: Representations of the Body in African-American Literature (NeMLA; April 7-11 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Angela J. Francis
contact email: 
afrancis00@gmail.com

"Representations of the Body in African-American Literature"

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

Comic Arts Conference-- @ Wizard World University-Chicago

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

CFP-

SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference Feb 10-13 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Sw/TX PCA/ACA
contact email: 
lgtucker@saumag.edu

Call for Papers: Africana Area
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 31st Annual Meeting
February 10-13 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico

A MICHAEL JACKSON READER Essays on Popular Music, Sexuality, And Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.
contact email: 
csmit@calvin.edu

Throughout his 40 year career, Michael Jackson intrigued and captivated public imagination through music ingenuity, sexual and racial spectacle, savvy publicity stunts, odd private (yet always public)

Race and Narrative in 20th Century Literature (09/30/2009; NeMLA 04/07/2010-04/11/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
donahujj@potsdam.edu

This panel seeks to explore the intersections between narrative studies and race in twentieth century literature.

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: First Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies
contact email: 
managing.editor@jprstudies.org

For its inaugural issue (Winter 2010), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the w

Interlanguage Communication: Mishaps of Misunderstood Language (9/30/09; 5/7-5/11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
smyrna@nova.edu; justin.hayes@quinnipiac.edu

Call for Papers

Interlanguage Communication: Mishaps of Misunderstood Language

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

CFP: "Form in Space and Time" (ASECS 18-21 March 2010 in Albuquerque; deadline for submissions 15 September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Brewer
contact email: 
brewer.126@osu.edu

“Form in Space and Time”

Form has made a big comeback in recent scholarship, often in ways that are
supposedly compatible with the imperative to historicize which has dominated the

Harlem Renaissance as a Usable Past NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
schristi@wheatonma.edu

As one of the most celebrated, defining moments of African American life and literature, the Harlem Renaissance persists in our contemporary moment as a signal, useable past.

American Collaborations (30/09/2009; NeMLA 07/04/2010-11/04/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
Jason.Haslam@dal.ca

American Collaborations

A joint Canadian Association for American Studies/Northeast MLA panel for the 41st NeMLA convention
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Call for Submissions to "Writing Our Hope"

full name / name of organization: 
BTWMHS Creative Writing
contact email: 
foster.dickson@mps.k12.al.us

"Writing Our Hope" is a bi-annual literary journal of creative nonfiction and poetry that publishes student work on themes of tolerance and equality.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 30 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

I am looking for one more paper to complete this SAMLA special session panel. I welcome papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre.

The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities (A Graduate Student Symposium)

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Whitney Humanities Center
contact email: 
pdp@yale.edu

How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with pre-digital sources in the humanities?

Proposed Essay Collection – From King of the Jungle to Cultural Icon: Tarzan at 100

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Michelle Ann Abate and Annette Wannamaker
contact email: 
mabate@hollins.edu OR awannamak@emich.edu

From King of the Jungle to Cultural Icon will be an interdisciplinary essay collection marking the 100th anniversary of Tarzan of the Apes.

General cfp: Graduate Literary Criticism and Theory. Accepting submissions until August 31

full name / name of organization: 
postscript: a journal of graduate criticism and theory
contact email: 
postscript09@gmail.com

Postscript General Call for Papers

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say, July 3-5, 2010, University of York

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
ziad12@gmail.com

Call for Papers and Panels
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say

Rhetoric, Rights, and Transatlantic Modernist Fiction, April 7-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
charlotte.nunes@gmail.com

Rhetoric, Rights, and Transatlantic Modernist Fiction

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

[UPDATE] Call for Book reviews on Visual Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Authors are invited to contribute reviews of book on Visual Arts for the Special Autumn Issue, 2009. Reviews can be submitted on books dealing with

CFP Colporteurs' Conference 2009 "Spaces, Places, Landscapes", 23 September 2009. Abstracts deadline: 31 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale, Luca Vancini - University of Bologna, Italy.
contact email: 
colporteurs2009@libero.it

The group Colporteurs is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday, 23rd September 2009 at the Department of Italian Studies at Bologna University (via Zamboni, 32

Religion and History: Call for Manuscript Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Davies Group Publishing
contact email: 
poirielj@muohio.edu

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT PROPOSALS

CONTEXTS AND CONSEQUENCES: NEW STUDIES IN RELIGION AND HISTORY
published by THE DAVIES GROUP

Series Description:

[UPDATE] Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
The 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
The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

SAMLA 2009 - Faulkner Panel - "The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner"

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

**Deadline*quickly*approaching!!**

[Update] Spatialities: Dynamic Places and Spaces. ABSTRACTS DUE JULY !

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

New Directions in Detective Fiction, Apr. 7 - 11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Plochocki/ NorthEastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mplochocki@ubalt.edu

Long marginalized as either not “literary” or conservatively pandering to bourgeois or other established interests, the genre of detective fiction has continued to defy doomsayers through its con

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
contact email: 
Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
nichols.rachael@gmail.com

MISSED CONNECTIONS

CFP: Analytic Philosophy and the Novel (NeMLA; Due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Bartlett, Asst. Professor of English, UCI / NeMLA
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu


C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Inaugural Conference, 5/20/10-5/23/10

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
Hester.Blum@psu.edu

Call for Papers

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

The Modern American Exodus Narrative, ALA Panel, October 8-10, Savannah, GA

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, American Literature Symposium
contact email: 
clr07d@fsu.edu

Seeking papers for a panel examining the modern American Exodus narrative at the ALA American Literature Symposium, October 8-10 2009, Savannah, GA.

Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; B

full name / name of organization: 
Cindy Welch/ALISE - Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group
contact email: 
cwelch11@utk.edu

CFP: Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment
ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; Boston, MA

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