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CFP: American Studies Area Southwest Texas PCA ACA Deadline December 1, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 8:55pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association

Call for Papers: American Studies Area

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 8 – 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at

Call for Papers: International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS)

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 8:44pm
IAES Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science

International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS)

IJPEDS is the official publication of the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES). The journal is open to submission from scholars and experts in the wide areas of power electronics and electrical drive systems from the global world.

Colloqiuium in American Literature and Culture -- due 9/16/11

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 8:22pm

Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

New York University


The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a call for papers for our Fall 2011 events. CALC is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. In the upcoming semester, we will focus specifically on questions of American book history, aiming to provide a forum for those researching topics like material texts, print culture, and reading practices in an American context, and we encourage paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject relevant to these fields.

Ecospirituality in Twentieth Century Literature (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 6:22pm
Kelly C. MacPhail

Ecospirituality in Twentieth Century Literature
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
43nd Annual NeMLA Convention March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad
For further information, see

CFP: FOOT 2012 - Theatre and Learning Feb 2-5, 2012

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 4:52pm
Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto

With apologies for cross postings...

"Theatre and Learning"

University of Toronto, Festival of Original Theatre (F.O.O.T)

February 2 - 5, 2012

Call for Papers

The annual Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) conference, held at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto, seeks paper presentation proposals for its 2012 Conference: "Theatre and Learning."

FOOT 2012 will explore the complex relationships between theatre and learning in both theory and practice. This conference will comprise three broad areas of exploration:

1) learning theatre (e.g., learning and teaching theatre skills)

Vernacular Religious Writing in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century England

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 3:35pm
Early Middle English Society

The traditional view of medieval English literary history holds that vernacular literary production in England took a major hit in the immediate aftermath of the Norman Conquest. Indeed, some scholars would have us believe that no important English prose or poetry may be found in post-Conquest England until the early- to mid-thirteenth century. Homilies and other religious texts, however, continued to be produced (in English as well as Anglo-Norman), and they make up a large portion of the surviving vernacular literature from twelfth- and thirteenth-century England.

Eudora Welty, Whiteness, Race, and Civil Rights

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 3:33pm
Eudora Welty Society/ Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Call for Papers: Eudora Welty Society Session
Welty, Whiteness, Race, and Civil Rights
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Nashville, TN March 29 – April 1, 2012
Conference Theme: "Anniversaries"
Deadline for Proposals: October 15, 2011

The 50th Anniversaries of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act are approaching, and to celebrate them, this SSSL panel will further explore the issues of whiteness and race in Eudora Welty's fiction. Topics include, but are not limited to new readings of:

-Welty's 1960's stories: "Where is the Voice Coming From?" and "The Demonstrators"

CFP SCMS Boston 2012 Imagining, Imaging, and Remembering the Method in the 21st Century

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 3:04pm
Justin Owen Rawlins

I am looking for one more person to join my panel on Imagining, Imaging, and Remembering the Method in the 21st century. Please see the abstract below and email me if you are interested.

Justin Owen Rawlins
PhD Candidate
Communication and Culture
American Studies
Indiana University

Imagining, Imaging, and Remembering the Method in the 21st Century

Across the Straits: New Visions of Africa in Contemporary Spain

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 2:53pm
Victoria L. Ketz and Debra Fazer-McMahon

Abstracts and articles are sought for an edited collection to be entitled Across the Straits that will examine the different permutations of African immigration in contemporary Spain. Historically, Spain has been blessed with the influx of different cultures. Recently, criticism has begun to focus on the inversion of the Spanish migration flow brought about by economic crises in the 1990s. Over the past three decades, Spain has welcomed more than 6 million foreigners from places as diverse as Eastern Europe, North Africa, and South America. Although this influx of immigrants weaves vitality into Spanish society by providing a workforce as well as new cultural influences, such benefits are not always clearly perceived.

I Testify: Truth and Self in Law and Fiction (ASECS San Antonio, March 22-25 2012)

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:52pm
Kate Gaudet

This panel will explore the intersections between legal testimony and fictional narrative. In courtrooms and novels, individuals tell their own stories in order to convince audiences of particular truths. In both, outcomes depend on establishing character, generating sympathy, and suggesting motive and justification. We solicit papers that investigate the relationship between story, truth, and person in eighteenth-century fiction and law. Topics might include stagings of legal process in novels; usage of legal concepts in fictional concepts of self; novelistic elements within jurisprudence; or comparisons between legal and fictional definitions of truth or self.

Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Fiction (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention; Rochester, New York

This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging? Topics may include (but are not limited to): femininity, masculinity, transnational negotiations of gender, queer Asian America, queer diaspora, war brides, comfort women, displacement and migration, family and domesticity, gendered nationalisms, and racialization. Please send 250-500 word abstracts by September 30 to Naomi Edwards at

[UPDATE] Fictions of Reproduction: Representations of Contraception and Abortion in Film and Television / SCMS, 21-25 March 2012

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 11:37am
Megan Minarich / Vanderbilt University

This panel is organized around film and television programs that treat the issues of contraception and/or abortion in some facet. The texts in question might address conception, pregnancy, and/or childbirth in the absence or contraception, or it/they may be more invested in presenting measures for or concern with the prevention of pregnancy. Films/programs may range from educational to fictional, and may be generically diverse (melodrama, comedy, film noir, etc.). They may also vary in terms of national origin and time period. Here are some potential topics/questions:


Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:59am

Essays, Papers, Translations, Interviews, Paintings, Photographs and Book Reviews (along with a copy of the book) on folk traditions across the world are invited for the Journal of Folklore and Oral tradition (with ISSN) to be launched in February 2012. The length of papers / essays must be between 2500 and 4000, and book reviews must be between 1500 and 2000 words.
For further details, please contact the editor:

UPDATE: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON KEATS; Anthology; 10 October 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:50am

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the ODES OF JOHN KEATS, exploring new critical insights and perspectives. The anthology will be published by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.

Deadline for submission of essays: 10 October 2011