category: american

Special Issue on Graffiti—Call for Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
contact email: 
burns_m@heritage.edu

Call for Essays
Special Issue: Graffiti

Fat Studies 2012 PCA Call for Papers (Deadline December 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jmccross@gwmail.edu,goddess_les@yahoo.com

PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2012 Call for Papers

Passing, Past, Present

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
lbrundage@gmail.com

The racial passing narrative has long been a standard in American
literature and the themes of identity instability, discomfort,

[REMINDER] Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 2011-11-01

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
martin@martineve.com

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for pu

Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA Feb 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SWTXPCA/ACA
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 8-11, 2012

3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

Madison. Egypt. Ohio’s labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London’s Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy.

NeMLA: Contemporary Latin American Women Directors and Corporeal Aesthetics, Abstract Sept. 30

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
godart@eden.rutgers.edu

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York

[UPDATE] New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Due to some last-minute obstacles, New Voices has been postponed until early 2012. We will re-issue a CFP once we have definitive dates. Proposals already submitted will still be reviewed.

Shakespeare and Performance

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)
contact email: 
Amy Tigner: altigner@gmail.com

The 2012 issue will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his cont

Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Toronto
contact email: 
frye.2012@utoronto.ca

EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF NORTHROP FRYE ON THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH
October 4,5,6, 2012 | Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts (9/24)

full name / name of organization: 
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts

The Center for Body, Mind and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 19-20, 2011 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Regarding the body as sentient, purposive subjectivity (rather than mere physical flesh), the conference will focus on ways that somatic mindfulness can contribute to health, healing, and aesthetic experience.

CFP: "The Return of the Repressed? Intersections of Religion and Culture Today (Wenham, MA 10/01/11;11/05/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Salzburg Institute of Gordon College
contact email: 
salzburg.symposium@gordon.edu

CFP: "The Return of the Repressed? Intersections of Religion and Culture Today”

Salzburg Institute of Gordon College Symposium
November 5, 2011, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts

[UPDATE] NEMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: "Evil" Children in Film, Literature, and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Karen J. Renner / Northern Arizona University
contact email: 
karen.j.renner@gmail.com

From the possibly possessed Miles and Flora in _The Turn of the Screw_ to the feral children in _Lord of the Flies_ to the demonic Damien in _The Omen_, evil children take on various forms.

[UPDATE] The Velvet Light Trap #70 - Stocks, Screens, and Servers: The Materiality of Media DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
The Velvet Light Trap, University of Wisconsin-Madison
contact email: 
thevelvetlighttrap@gmail.com

CFP: The Temporal Turn in American Studies (C19, Berkeley, 4/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Roylance
contact email: 
pjroylan@syr.edu

C19 The Temporal Turn in American Studies - CFP

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

aspeers Calls for Papers by American Studies Students at European Universities by 30 October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
editors@aspeers.com

aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level. It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as well as its genuine European perspective on ‘America’ and its presences and effects around the world. The journal features a general section in addition to a topical one that brings academic and creative works into a dialogue on one common theme.

Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Middlesex University
contact email: 
alisonwinch@yahoo.co.uk; lawrencenormand@gmail.com

We are commissioning a book chapter on Robert Pirsig and Buddhism for an edited collection of essays to be published by Continuum in 2012.

[UPDATE] NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Nov

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu; katalves83@gmail.com

**Abstracts sent to the tamayok@stjohns.edu has been lost. Please resend immediately to the alternative emails above**

Call for Submissions: Midwestern Miscellany--A Collection of Essays on the Work of Jim Tully, October 30, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
contact email: 
swensonjc@hiram.edu

Midwestern Miscellany
Call for Submissions: The life and work of Jim Tully
Proposal Deadline: October 30, 2011

Teaching Wharton's Late Fiction; ALA 2012; May 26-29, 2011; deadline: Jan. 16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

Call for Proposals, Edith Wharton Society, ALA 2012

Teaching Wharton’s Late Fiction

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture , Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.

Call for Papers for LGBTQ Focus Group (Deadline: October 15/November 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Conference 2012)
contact email: 
ngs9@cornell.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
LGBTQ Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 2-5, 2012, Hyatt Regency (Capitol Hill), Washington, DC

Submission Deadlines:

The Fourth International Maroon Conference in Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica, June 20-24, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Maroon Conference
contact email: 
fbotkin@towson.edu

[Update] American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present. Extended proposal deadline: 1 Oct. 2011. Essay deadline: 15 Jan. 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ferda Asya, Associate Professor of English, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
fasya@bloomu.edu

The editor of a collection of essays for a book, tentatively titled American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present, invites proposals for original essays on the literary works written by American wri

Capturing Witches: Histories, Stories, Images. 400 years after the Lancashire Witches

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University, UK
contact email: 
capturingwitches@lancaster.ac.uk

In 2012, a year-long programme of events in Lancaster and the surrounding area will mark the 400th anniversary of the trial and execution of the first group of Lancashire Witches.

“The Moving Image” - University of Louisville, Literature and Culture Since 1900, February 23-25, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Sullivan / Rice University
contact email: 
Katherine.A.Sullivan@rice.edu

This panel seeks submissions on the idea of the moving image, broadly considered.

1st Global Conference: Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
story1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative

Sunday 13th May – Tuesday 15th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

MJLTM

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods
contact email: 
mjltm@jahanelm.ac.ir

Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods (MJLTM) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published seasonally, focusing on theories, methods, and materials in language teachi

9th Global Conference: War and Peace (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
wvw9@inter-disciplinary.net

9th Global Conference
War and Peace

Saturday 19th May – Monday 21st May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

CFP: Popular Culture & The Classroom SW TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
ErikMWalker@aol.com

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today’s classrooms (which

[UPDATE] CFP: Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 3/15-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

CFP: Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 3/15-8/12)

Children's and Adolescent Literature (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
jmcdanie@pittstate.edu

Call for Papers: Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ec.ac.uk

June 15-16, 2012

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
George Washington University,
Washington, DC, USA

Dr. Peter Hutchings
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Literature and War at CEA (Nov 1, 2011; CEA March 29-31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
MWoolbright@siena.edu

Call for Papers: Literature and War at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

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