category: american

THE ATRIUM: Calling All Narrative Writers!

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

THE ATRIUM is not your run-of-the-mill academic journal!

[UPDATE] Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness: The 2nd Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Rockford College
contact email: 
SSS13@Rockford.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED:

Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness
The 2nd Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium
Date: April 19, 2013

Grace Roper Lounge
Rockford College
5050 E. State. St.

CFP: “Modernism and Public Emotion, Then and Now” – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Julie Taylor (Northumbria) and Richard Cole (Alberta)
contact email: 
julie.taylor@northumbria.ac.uk; rich.cole@ualberta.ca

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference explores the historical reception of public emotion in modernist studies and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and crit

2013 SFU Grad Conference - Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department
contact email: 
gradconf@sfu.ca

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways.

Reinterpreting Carson McCullers (The 85th Annual SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013).

full name / name of organization: 
Courtney George: The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University)
contact email: 
george_courtney2@columbusstate.edu

To inspire more work on Georgia writer Carson McCullers and her legacy, this panel invites papers discussing innovative ways of analyzing texts related to McCullers, whether biographies, literary work

[UPDATE] MCLLM CFP Deadline Extension

full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

Northern Illinois University is proud to host the 21st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media.

Transpacific Memory: Life Writing across the Western Divide

full name / name of organization: 
2014 MLA Chicago (Special Session)
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

While Transpacific Studies often focus on Asian diasporic writing, this call for papers seeks essays on life writing emerging from travel across the Pacific in all directions, East-West, West-East, No

Sporting Bodies 23rd-24th May 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
sportingbodies2013@gmail.com

Sporting Bodies

[UPDATE] Imminent closing date of 1st Feb for CFP for Resurrecting the Book Conference 15-17 November 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Library of Birmingham, England and Newman University College
contact email: 
m.day@newman.ac.uk

The closing date for the Call for Papers for

Resurrecting the Book: 15-17 November 2013, Library of Birmingham, England

is Friday 1st February 2013. Full details below

[UPDATE] Improvisation and Innovation: Clinicians, Scientists and Artists Together, Improving Performans

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
improv1@inter-disciplinary.net

Improvisation, the skill of top musicians, writers, clinicians, scientists, executives and other creatives, can give each of us new ways to respond better to change.

Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto
contact email: 
uoftgradcolloquium2013@gmail.com

Last year we heard Barack Obama say “Yes, we can” for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy’s “Gangnam Style” for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by

Essay Collection - CW's Supernatural

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Margo Collins
contact email: 
supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of the CW television series Supernatural.

Vampire Diaries Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Margo Collins
contact email: 
supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Vampire Diaries (either the original books or the CW’s television series).

Synthesis 7 (2014) Call for Contributions: Acting (on) the text: the case of new media. Deadline: 15 February 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Eve Kalyva
contact email: 
e.m.kalyva@gmail.com

Synthesis 7 (2014) Call for Contributions
Acting (on) the text: the case of new media

Native South: Past, Present, and Future -- MLA Chicago 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
gcaison@gsu.edu

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature seeks paper proposals for a sponsored panel at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, January 9-12.

[UPDATE] James Agee Society at American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2013, EXTENDED DEADLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jesse Graves/ James Agee Society
contact email: 
gravesj@etsu.edu

[UPDATE] James Agee Society at American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2013

full name / name of organization:

Dr. Jesse Graves / James Agee Society

contact email:

Other Archives, Other Souths -- MLA Chicago 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
gcaison@gsu.edu

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature seeks paper proposals for a sponsored panel at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, January 9-12.

Making Sacrifices: Visions of Sacrifice in Contemporary Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Nicholas Brooks and Gregor Thuswaldner/Salzburg Institute of Gordon College
contact email: 
salzburg.symposium@gordon.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: for an edited volume Making Sacrifices: Visions of Sacrifice in Contemporary Culture to be published by New Academic Press in 2013. (www.newacademicpress.at)

[UPDATE] Topographies of Popular Culture (25-26 Oct 2013; deadline 15 Mar.)

full name / name of organization: 
Unversity of Tampere, Finland
contact email: 
markku.salmela@uta.fi

The conference website has now been opened: http://www.uta.fi/ltl/plural/topographies/. Please follow the link for information about the conference venue, accommodation, registration, and travel.

CFP: Advertising and Consumer Culture conference, May 31 - DEADLINE MARCH 25, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum / University of York
contact email: 
cmods-pgforum@york.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS: University of York Centre for Modern Studies Third Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium

[UPDATE] CFP The Tangible, McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
ahcsconference@gmail.com

The Tangible

McGill University

Department of Art History and Communication Studies

4th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

April 26th, 2013

viscera: Seeking Creative Writing/Poetry Submissions for 2nd Biannual Chapbook

full name / name of organization: 
The California Journal of Women Writers
contact email: 
journalwomenwriters@gmail.com

The California Journal of Women Writers is a new online journal featuring original reviews and criticism of women's literature from across North America, as well as interviews with authors an

Captivity / Writing / Unbound (Edited Collection) May 1, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Pat Cesarini and Becky McLaughlin / University of South Alabama
contact email: 
pcesarini@usouthal.edu and bmclaugh@southalabama.edu

Call for Papers for Collection: Captivity / Writing / Unbound

Upcoming Deadline 1/25: CFP Citizenship and Its Discontents: Belonging in a Global World, interdisciplinary graduate conference

full name / name of organization: 
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
nqadir@english.umass.edu

Roundtable Participants: Priscilla Wald (Duke University; Past President of ASA), Nick Bromell (UMass- Amherst), and Sut Jhally (UMass-Amherst)

02/15/13

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

The quint’s seventeenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and re

Panel “Women and Literature in the Americas”

full name / name of organization: 
Institut des Amériques - CAER - LERMA (Aix-en-Provence, France)
contact email: 
dante.barrientos-tecun@univ-amu.fr ; anne.reynes@univ-amu.fr

On the occasion of the 11th Annual International Conference of the Institut des Amériques (IDA), 4-6 December, 2013, Aix-Marseille Université, Aix-en-Provence, France, we invite paper proposals for

“ Women in the Americas” - 4-6 December 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Institut des Amériques - Aix-en-Provence (France)
contact email: 
http://femmes-ameriques.blogspot.fr/

The 11th Institut des Amériques Conference Call for papers interrogates the theme of “Women in the Americas.” A generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences have paid considerable

American Book Prize call (Canadian Association for American Studies)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for American Studies
contact email: 
jharris@mta.ca

The Canadian Association for American Studies is announcing the opening of this year’s competition for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of CAAS.

CFP: Literature and Pornography, March 17, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but M. L.

[UPDATE] CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE The World We Have Imagined: Literature, Nature, and the Environment Conference - April 4-6, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS
contact email: 
alice.bendinelli@sckans.edu; john.scaggs@sckans.edu

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the relationship between Literature, Nature, and the Environment, which will focus on the idea of the environmental imagination, imaginary worlds, and imag

WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention, 05/24/13 - 05/27/13. Abstract deadline: 02/22/13

full name / name of organization: 
WisCon
contact email: 
academic37@wiscon.info

Abstracts are invited for the academic track at WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention.

After the Decline and Fall: Post-Institutional Education & the Value of the Humanities--Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Grossman and Michael Morse
contact email: 
andrewgrossmangroup@yahoo.com; mwmorse@bell.net

For decades, indeed generations, we’ve listened to dire warnings that the liberal arts and humanist education are threatened by ever-multiplying social ills: the degradations of the culture industry

April 18-20, 2013, Humanities Symposium, U of Puerto Rico, Keynote Giannina Braschi

full name / name of organization: 
University of Puerto Rico, School of the Humanties
contact email: 
dagifh.rrp@upr.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS:

NWSA 2013 Call for Papers about Asexuality

full name / name of organization: 
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
contact email: 
wrightrm@indiana.edu, karlic@stanford.edu, aasha.foster@nyu.edu, przybylo@yorku.ca, kgupta2@emory.edu

2013 Call for Papers about Asexuality
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
November 7-10, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media #5 'Comics and Cult Media' - deadline extended

full name / name of organization: 
Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media
contact email: 
leon.hunt@brunel.ac.uk

Issue 5 Comic Book Intensities – Comics and Cult Media

Deadline extended to Friday March 1st 2013

Intensities seeks submissions dealing with comics as cult media. Topics might include:

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