category: american

Special Issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies on African-centered Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy in Africana Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Karanja Keita Carroll
contact email: 
carrollk@newpaltz.edu

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) invites papers for a March 2012 edition on African-centered theory, methodology and pedagogy in Africana Studies.

Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
john.havard@rochester.edu; russell.sbriglia@rochester.edu

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not

[UPDATE]: Deadline Extended to June 15th- John Dos Passos: Giving Modernity Form (SAMLA, Nov. 4-6 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
James Travis Rozier / University of Mississippi
contact email: 
jtrozier@olemiss.edu

This panel seeks submissions dealing with the works of John Dos Passos in the interests of reviving scholarship on an author who has received scant recent critical attention.

The Sound of Silence [UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED]

full name / name of organization: 
Babilónia - Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução
contact email: 
tradutores_interpretes@ulusofona.pt

Call for Papers (no. 10/11 – 2011)

Dossier for the upcoming issue (no. 10/11) – The Sound of Silence

Organized by – ZlatkaTimenova-Valtcheva

Co-organized by – Luís Cláudio Ribeiro

[UPDATE] James Agee at SAMLA in Atlanta, Nov. 4-6, 2011 (proposals due June 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
James Agee Society
contact email: 
hdavis@piedmont.edu

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of James Agee’s work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times.

Seminar: Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community--NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
43rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Rochester NY, March 15-18, 2012
contact email: 
Raji Singh Soni, raji.soni_at_queensu.ca

World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Call for Papers

World Literature/Global Empathy

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

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

full name / name of organization: 
British Columbia Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jdnolin@live.ca

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

full name / name of organization: 
City University of Seattle
contact email: 
bobbejo@gmail.com

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

full name / name of organization: 
David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu; shelley.bradfield@colostate.edu

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

As the first edited volume of its kind, Transnational Laughter seeks to expand the field of media studies and shed light on overlooked areas of academic interest, taking comedy and its various subgenres (including black comedy, improv, modern slapstick, the romcom, satire, scatological humor, sketch comedy, spoofs, stand-up, and so forth) as vehicles through which to assess the international transit of these specific cultural forms over the past 25-30 years.

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder: Playing False: Representations of Betrayal, Oxford (27.05.2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Betiel Wasihun, Lincoln College, Oxford University
contact email: 
Betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Reminder: May 27, 2011 deadline for abstracts.

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 16 - 17, 2011

Essay Collection - American Multitudes: Collective Life in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Mahoney, Temple University
contact email: 
pmahoney@temple.edu

"The future belongs to crowds."
DeLillo, Mao II

Not Just The American Way: Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts (Proposals by 31 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Johnston
contact email: 
superheroesonscreen@gmail.com

Not Just The American Way:

Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts

Poems Invited for Dec. 2011 Issue of Taj Mahal Review (19th Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
info@tajmahalreview.com

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Special issue, MFS: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies and Feminism/3-1-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Fernald
contact email: 
fernald@fordham.edu

Call for Papers: Upcoming Special issue
Women’s Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

Editor: Anne Fernald
Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2012

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 5/15-8/12)

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

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century

This panel explores how literature represents human subjectivity through interspecies relationships, to investigate how we produce ourselves by producing the animal producing us. To examine human-animal relations is to unearth the roots of what we understand today as the human. In the imperial/colonial context of the nineteenth-century, the representation of interspecies relationships (intimate or antagonistic) may establish the human/e as the rightful subject of dominion. At the same time, representations of animals may contest this material-semiotic imperialization. Using the works of authors like Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, among others, we ask questions like: what are the connections between our concept of human empires—and relatedly, human rights—and evolving attitudes towards non-human animals? How does the century’s “civilized,” “humane” subject embody those rights by the management—social, cultural, legal and otherwise—of his relationships to “lower creation”? Approaches using affect theory and/or cultural, legal, or science studies are particularly welcome.

Victorian Literary Cinema, Northeast Modern Language Assoc., March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

When William Makepeace Thackeray included pictorial initials and drawings in his 1847 novel Vanity Fair, the author could hardly have anticipated the text’s adaptive afterlife in contempora

[FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it and glennis.byron@stir.ac.uk

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Women's Studies Session. June 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
LDavis1@kennesaw.edu

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Women's Studies session invites papers that explore the 2011 conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and its connection to W

Religion and World Literature: How Do the Gods Speak in the Modern World? (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011, Atlanta)

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Pearson
contact email: 
aristophanes68@hotmail.com

Any topic related to the literary depiction of divine speech – from any tradition – in the modern world is welcome: Do the gods still speak? If so, has their speaking-style changed? Has their message changed? Does their speech have the same power as in previous generations? If they no longer speak, how do we even know?

Canadian Short Stories panel at NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY

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

"Canadian Short Stories": This panel examines the works of Anglophone Canadian short story writers, such as as Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Margaret Atwood, among

Present Tense CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society
contact email: 
editors@presenttensejournal.org

Present Tense is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming issue.

Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays [9/18/2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University
contact email: 
ahubler@ksu.edu

Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

Playing with Risk in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Science MMLA Panel Nov 3-6, 2011 St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language
contact email: 
hutt0040@umn.edu

This panel seeks papers that examine the theoretical and material practices of experiment and the production of scientific knowledge.

CFP "Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea': Critical Appraisals"

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Pinaki Roy, Assistant Professor of English, Malda College, Rabindra Avenue, Rathbari More, Post Office + District: Malda - 732 101, West Bengal, India
contact email: 
cfpproy@gmail.com

A reputed Kolkata-based international-standard publishing company invites papers on Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" as soon as possible.

CFP "Ernest Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms': Critical Appraisals"

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Pinaki Roy, Assistant Professor of English, Malda College, Rabindra Avenue, Rathbari More, Post Office + District: Malda - 732 101, West Bengal, India
contact email: 
cfpproy@gmail.com

A reputed Kolkata-based international-standard publishing company invites papers on Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" as soon as possible.

CFP: The Digital Futures of Marxism / The Marxist Literary Group, SAMLA, Atlanta Nov 4-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Marxist Literary Group South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Convention
contact email: 
wkalaid@emory.edu

CFP: The Digital Futures of Marxism

The Marxist Literary Group
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Convention
November 4-6, 2011
Atlanta, GA

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Edited Volume on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (June 15th Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge Scholars Press
contact email: 
kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking article submissions for a volume of critical essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press.

Journal of Empire Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Empire Studies
contact email: 
empirestudies@gmail.com

The Journal of Empire Studies

Deadline for Fall 2011 submissions: July 10, 2011
Deadline for Winter 2012 submissions: October 15, 2011

Edited Collection: 20th Century Sentimentalism: From Modernism to Media

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

This collection will feature essays that examine how authors of the twentieth and twenty-first century continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of nineteenth-century literature.

[REMINDER] Innovations in Creative and Critical Writing: First Fictions (Applications by 30th May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS
Festival and Academic Conference
19-22nd January, 2012

We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.

Call for papers: Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 2: Special Issue on Space and Time in Film (03 June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University College Cork, Ireland
contact email: 
Issue2.Alphaville@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Special Issue on Space and Time in Film
The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek additional articles
for its second issue to be published online in 2011.

[UPDATE] No, Seriously . . . Is It Really Over? African American Literature After Jim Crow

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
m-daniels@northwestern.edu

In his provocative new book, What Was African American Literature? (2011), Kenneth Warren argues that African American literature ended with the legal abrogation of Jim Crow.

CFP for new book series, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Ashgate Publishing Company
contact email: 
egaffney@ashgate.com

Ashgate Publishing Company is pleased to announce a new book series:

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

Series Editor: Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami

[UPDATE] Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference deadline extended to June 3

full name / name of organization: 
Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference
contact email: 
UIowaRLA@yahoo.com

Uncanny Homecomings: Narrative Structures, Existential Questions, Theological Visions
26-28 August 2011

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