category: african-american

Absence

full name / name of organization: 
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.
contact email: 
slam.philament@usyd.edu.au

Absence

CFP: Generation X HIS-Stories 8/30/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Elwood Watson, Ph.D.
contact email: 
watsone@etsu.edu

We are soliciting papers for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X male current or former academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X HIS-Stories.

Seeking a Postmodern God: Representations of the Absent Center in Contemporary Writing (9/30/09; Montreal 4/7-11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Magdalena Maczynska & Christopher K. Coffman / NeMLA
contact email: 
mmaczynska@mmm.edu; ccoffman@bu.edu

The 41st Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

7-11 April 2010

Theorizing Compassion: Activism and Global Citizenship in the works of Alice Walker

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Andrew Price, Mount Union College
contact email: 
priceaj@muc.edu

Theorizing Compassion:
Activism and Global Citizenship in the works of Alice Walker

Panel to be presented at the 2010 meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Montreal, April 7-11.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended THE CITY (6/15/09; 9/24-26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
tiffany.e.kriner@wheaton.edu

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city.

6th Global Conference: Sexualities - Bodies, Desires, Practices (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pas6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Sexualities: Bodies, Desires, Practices
(formerly Persons and Sexuality)

Tuesday 10th November - Thursday 12th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English Oct. 16-17, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; University of Illinois @ Springfield
contact email: 
scord1@uis.edu; wcarp2@uis.edu

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:

Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Helane Adams Androne, PhD/Miami University of Ohio, Middletown campus
contact email: 
adamshd@muohio.edu

American ethnic authors are literary conjurers of memory and imagination, creating each character full of spirit and consequence, joy and irreversible pains.

Oscar Micheaux and the American West (9/30-10/3/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
michael.johnson@maine.edu

This panel will explore Micheaux’s relationship with South Dakota and the American West.

The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works; CLA, spring 2010, New York; Deadline: 9/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Prothro Wright, Clark Atlanta University/Charles W. Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
smcfatt@cau.edu

Session: "The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works"

CFP: MP Journal (www.academinist.org/mp) Fall 2009 issue

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

MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women’s studies.

Neo-Victorian Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Neo-Victorian Studies e-journal, published by Swansea University, Wales, UK
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorian Studies (www.neovictorianstudies.com), an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the

Collection on Religion and Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers (Proposals due 7/15/09; Essays due 11/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Wearn / Macon State College
contact email: 
marywearn@gmail.com

Call for Submissions

African-American Experience in the South

full name / name of organization: 
Florida Conference of Historian, Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture
contact email: 
erussell@rollins.edu

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South.

April 16-18, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
THE RED RIVER CONFERENCE ON WORLD LITERATURE, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
Carlos.Hawley@ndsu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL RED RIVER CONFERENCE ON WORLD LITERATURE
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
TRANSLATION:
PASSAGE TO WORLD LITERATURE
April 16-18, 2010

3rd Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ic3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Tuesday 10th November - Thursday 12th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

NCSA Call For Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
ncsa2010@earthlink.net

CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

"Communal Modernisms" Panel at 2010 NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Emily M. Hinnov, Assistant Professor of English, BGSU Firelands
contact email: 
ehinnov@bgsu.edu

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

"Communal Modernisms"

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

full name / name of organization: 
ROMAN Books
contact email: 
response@romanbooks.co.in

Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums
contact email: 
JTAS.special.forum@gmail.com

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) invites proposals for Special Forums in upcoming issues.

[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

UPDATE Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward.

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University
contact email: 
D.Merolla@hum.leidenuniv.nl

UPDATE: Abstracts (300 words): deadline August 31, 2009
Conference Papers (20 minutes, 2500 words): deadline November 20, 2009
Essays for publication (6.000 words): deadline 30 March, 2010

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

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

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

Bearing Witness: Memory, Representation and Pedagogy in the Post-Holocaust Age, Shenandoah University, VA, April 12-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
contact email: 
pschweit@su.edu

Bearing Witness: Memory, Representation, and Pedagogy
in the Post-Holocaust Age

Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA), April 12-13, 2010
Call for Papers

5th Global Conference: The Erotic - Exploring Critical Issues (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
er5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
The Erotic - Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

New Formalism, Aesthetics, and American Literary Studies - NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dhannum@mail.rochester.edu

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

Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
mjniemi@buffalo.edu / jhyland@buffalo.edu

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad.

[Update] Death Penalty in US American Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Katy Ryan, Associate Professor, West Virginia University
contact email: 
kohearnr@mail.wvu.edu

May 2009--Second Call

Making Meaning: Language and Rhetoric in Real World Spaces, University of Mighigan, September 25-26, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Language and Rhetorical Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop, University of Michigan
contact email: 
langrhetconference@umich.edu

Call for Proposals

International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 31, March 17-21, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Graham J. Murphy (Trent University)
contact email: 
grahammurphy@trentu.ca

ICFA 31:Call for Papers. The 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts will be held March 17-21, 2010, at the Orlando Airport Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

Comics and Comic Book Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture
contact email: 
bsvitavsky@rollins.edu

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture.

[UPDATE] Present Difference: The Cultural Construction of Disability UK (7/1/2009; 1/6/10-1/8/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Lucy Burke/ Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
l.burke@mmu.ac.uk

Present Difference: The Cultural Production of Disability

Manchester Metropolitan University In conjunction with BBC Northwest and the Cultural Disability Studies Research Network

5th Global Conference: Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pic5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

full name / name of organization: 
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

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”:

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