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Reflections in the Margins: Representations of the Marginalized in Iberian and Latin American Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee
contact email: 
jnemiroff@uchicago.edu

2009 marks, in addition to an historic moment in US politics, the anniversary of many watershed moments in the history of Hispanic Literatures.

English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

full name / name of organization: 
Strathy Language Unit and the Department of English at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
contact email: 
jm27@queensu.ca

Proposals for papers, panels, and research seminars are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on the social, historical and political contexts of English-language dictionaries (unilingual or bil

Southern Lit. and Pop Culture area of MPCA/ MACA

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Canavan/ Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Associat

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and the 1930s - MLA 2009

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

We are looking for a third panelist for a proposed MLA special session organized around the response of Southern writers to the dislocations that the South experienced in the 1930s as a result of the

Southern Literature and the 1930s

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

We’re looking for a third panelist for a proposed special session centering around Southern Literature and the 1930s. Judged “the Nation’s No.

CFP: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2009 (Atlanta, GA)
contact email: 
mmuneal@learnlink.emory.edu

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other.

Obama and African American Autobiography (7/24/09; 11/12/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
contact email: 
wrountree@nccu.edu

Call for Papers

Fifth African American Literature Symposium

“It’s A New Day: The Vicissitude of African American Autobiography from Briton Hammon to Barack Obama”

Film Studies at PAMLA (San Fran Nov. 6-7 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
withsecretnoise@yahoo.com

ATTN: PAMLA SPECIAL SESSION: FILM STUDIES ABSTRACTS DUE (3/30/09)

Hello Film Buddies and Bruisers,

Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9.

full name / name of organization: 
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago
contact email: 
ucgradconf@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities--October 16-18, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Emory Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ammastr@emory.edu

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities

October 16-18, 2009
Hosted By:
The Department of Comparative Literature
Emory University

Permanent Vacation: Moves and Departures in Women’s Popular Music

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

For Midwest MLA in St. Louis, November 12-15, 2009

"Aftermath" -- book-length edited collection

full name / name of organization: 
Foster Dickson
contact email: 
foster.dickson@gmail.com

Editor is making a second call for submissions for an edited collection, "Aftermath," which is a book of autobiographical creative nonfiction (memoirs) about growing up in the South AFTER the Civil Ri

Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium (Submissions Due: 7/1/09, Symposium:10/2-10/3)

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

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

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

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

CFP: Keeping The Faith: Successful Strategies to Help Underrepresented Faculty Achieve Tenure and Promotion (5/31/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dwayne Mack, Ph.D.
contact email: 
dwayne_mack@berea.edu

As many of us who are members of academia know, the road to tenure and promotion is one that can be fraught with roadblocks, pitfalls and other often unexpected challenges.

New Journal: The Return of the Repressed - Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction Issue No 1 Fall 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The Return of the Repressed
contact email: 
editor@the-return-of-the-repressed.com

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the first issue (Fall 2009) of the new journal: The Return of the Repressed - A Journal of the Return to Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Polk / UNCW GEA
contact email: 
thp9064@uncw.edu

Call for Papers: “Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference

SAMLA Creative Nonfiction Writers panel

full name / name of organization: 
Foster Dickson / Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
contact email: 
foster.dickson@gmail.com

The South Atlantic MLA Creative Nonfiction Writers panel is seeking papers to consider for inclusion at the 2009 convention to be held November 6-9, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Women in Literature: PAMLA Annual Conference at San Francisco State University (Nov. 6-7, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Baker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Melissa.Baker@asu.edu

Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)

Metaphor in Public Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
htpp://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals

This session seeks to promote new knowledge about the nature and function of metaphor in public discourse.

Ancient and Modern Relations - PAMLA, March 30, 2009 - San Francisco

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Warren
contact email: 
warrena@uci.edu

I will be chairing a panel on Ancient-Modern Relations at November's Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's conference in San Francisco.

American Literature I: Literature Before 1870: “Migration: Crossing/Transgressing Sociocultural Borders/Barriers"

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 12-15, 2009, St. Louis, MO.
contact email: 
Anne Herbert, Bradley University English Department, satya@bradley.edu

For this M/MLA Permanent Panel, we invite papers that respond to the general conference theme of “Migration,” especially papers that focus on topics such as immigrant literature, transnational st

Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture - Call for Papers, Deadline: April 1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
contact email: 
sh.ift@queensu.ca

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the second issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2009.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.
contact email: 
Lmonda@juno.com and marlonRmoore@gmail.com

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology; Abstracts due by May 15, 2009. Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

[UPDATE] Date Extention- Submit Short Stories, Poetry, Hybrids Etc.

full name / name of organization: 
Dash Literary Journal
contact email: 
dashliteraryjournal@gmail.com

Call for Submissions

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline extended to April 15, 2009)

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.

Session Proposals due April 15, 2009 for 41st NeMLA Convention; Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Executive Director of NEMLA, Elizabeth Abele <northeast.mla@gmail.com>

Experience the lively and intimate exchange that NeMLA offers at its 41st annual convention in downtown Montreal, sponsored by McGill University.

Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Creative Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Fiorindi
contact email: 
lisa_fiorindi@yahoo.ca;r_gagliano@earthlink.net

Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Short Story and Poetry Submissions

In his recent article “The Last Professor” (NY Times, Jan 09), Stanley Fish

The Fourth Annual Writing Into the Profession Conference

full name / name of organization: 
UNCG English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
uncg.egsa.graduateconference@gmail.com

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009

5th Global Conference: Hope - Probing the Boundaries

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hope5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Hope: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers

Resources For American Literary Study (journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Gib Prettyman, Associate Editor, RALS
contact email: 
cgp3@psu.edu

Editors Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley invite submissions to the annual Resources for American Literary Study (AMS Press).

The interaction of the Arts in Public Spaces (Proposed MLA Special Session - 12/27/09-12/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
A.S.A.P. The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
mlam@cuhk.edu.hk

The private led outside: breaking down the barriers, the interaction of the Arts in Public Spaces.”

This topic will focus on the following questions:

Transatlantic routes of American roots music: September 12-13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
University of Worcester, UK
contact email: 
j.terry@worc.ac.uk

Call for Papers [DEADLINE April 24th 2009]:

Transatlantic routes of American roots music

University of Worcester, UK

September 12-13, 2009

Photography & International Conflict

full name / name of organization: 
Clinton Institute for American Studies UCD
contact email: 
justin.carville@iadt.ie

CALL FOR PAPERS

Photography and International Conflict

Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

25-27 June 2009

Genre Migration in Antebellum Popular Print Culture (Proposed MMLA Special Session--November 12, 2009-November 15, 2009)

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

Antebellum popular print culture was notoriously fluid, as texts regularly migrated from one genre to another.

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

full name / name of organization: 
Journalof Drama Studies, India
contact email: 
bhimsdahiya@gmail.com

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue.

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