category: american

Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Festivals and Faires

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _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

Fashionable Queens : Body – Power – Gender [Proceedings] - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English / Department of Sociology (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at

The present call for papers is a follow-up to the two-day symposium on Fashionable Queens: Body, Power Gender held at the University of Vienna in December 2010.

Call For Submissions: Internationally Read Magazine Publishing Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Creative Non-Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
A Few Lines Magazine
contact email: 
JFoster.Editor@gmail.com

A Few Lines Magazine: An Underground Collective of Individual Expression

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Minor Moderns in American Literature (Mardi Gras Conf. at LSU)

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
contact email: 
mitchfrye@gmail.com

Even though critics have worked hard to expand and democratize the canon of modernist American literature, it is the major authors, major texts, and major characters who, predictably, continue to hog

Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World

full name / name of organization: 
PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT / KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
agooden@kent.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESENTS

“Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World”

Friday, APRIL 27, 2012

U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture at CEA (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
cea.english@gmail.com


Call for Papers: U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture at CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia

Creating the Chalice: Imagination and Integrity; Biennial National Conference 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
pmonagha@depaul.edu

Advancing scholarship about women and mythology involves the evolution and refinement of scholarly methods. Suggested topics for this symposium might include, but are not limited to, the following:

SACIdA - Spaces of French Migration, Culture, and Politics in the 20th Century Americas

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of the Americas / Georgia State University
contact email: 
yohann.brultey@institutdesameriques.fr ; pmchaney@gsu.edu

“Spaces of French Migration, Culture, and Politics in the 20th Century Americas”
Atlanta, GA
February 10-12 2012

UPDATE: NeMLA 2012 Roundtable - American Indian Literary Nationalism

full name / name of organization: 
Justine Dymond, Springfield College
contact email: 
jdymond@spfldcol.edu

NEW Proposal Deadline: October 7, 2011.

“O mangi questa minestra: Food as a Site of Coercion”

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University
contact email: 
deg97@cornell.edu

From familial insistence to political intimidation, third parties often attempt to control what we eat.

On The Edge: Exploration of Liminalities and Extremities in English Studies (November 10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

Liminality is a state of being that is neither in nor out, neither belonging to or excluded from, neither conscious nor unconscious, neither full nor empty; but, liminality holds within that in-betwee

Theodore Dreiser Society Panels at ALA, May 24-27, 2012; deadline: Jan. 16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Theodore Dreiser Society
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

Call for Papers

The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco on May 24-27, 2012.

GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY (Deadline: January 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies / Pierre du Bois Foundation
contact email: 
debt.crises@graduateinstitute.ch

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Pierre du Bois Foundation

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate Institute is glad to announce a
trans-disciplinary conference:

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline Extension (New Date: September 30, 2011): Postgraduate Conference June 2012, Vienna

full name / name of organization: 
Pursuing the Trivial / University of Vienna/Austria
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at, valentin.freyler@unvie.ac.at

CFP: Deadline Extension – September 30, 2011.
The final date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to September 30, 2011.

Topics in American Literature, SAMLA Convention 2011, Atlanta, GA, FR Nov. 4

full name / name of organization: 
Damien Schlarb
contact email: 
dschlarb@gsu.edu

***Late Open Call***
SOUTH ATLANTIC MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION 2011
Special Focus: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

full name / name of organization: 
Andy Dorsey
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

This panel will explore “experience” as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers.

Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
contact email: 
jhyland@buffalo.edu

While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man discovers a “new” way to hear the “unheard sounds” between the beats , so that he is listening in ti

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
barkerc@bgsu.edu

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

CFP: Ethnology, Folklore Studies, and Nineteenth-Century American Poetry, C19 Conference April 12-15, 2012 - Deadline Sept. 24

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
caroline.gelmi@tufts.edu

CFP for C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference to be held from April 12-15, 2012 in Berkeley, CA.

edited collection: BUST CULTURE: NOTES FROM THE GREAT RECESSION

full name / name of organization: 
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)
contact email: 
bustculture@gmail.com

Abstracts due December 21, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due Winter 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)

[REMINDER] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
contact email: 
kunsaa@duq.edu


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

Call For Papers / Essays for Applied Nonexistence: A Journal of Negation Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Applied Nonexistence
contact email: 
appliednonexistence@gmail.com

Applied Nonexistence: A Journal of Negation Theory (Vol. 1)

www.appliednonexistence.org

Video Games as Text; Text as Play

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming Department of English
contact email: 
uwplayology@gmail.com

Video Games as Text; Texts as Play

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA, Co-chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State
University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

-ality call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
-ality fiction journal
contact email: 
ality.fiction@gmail.com

-ality is a new electronic fiction publication.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011 DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)
contact email: 
desireconference2011@gmail.com

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

Update: NeMLA March 15-18, 2012: The Literary response to war – What is it worth?

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jcblanch@drew.edu

Deadline fast approaching! September 30, 2011.

[UPDATE] - Sacralizing Markets and Marketing the Sacral: Religion in Antebellum America - NeMLA 2012 (deadline *Sept. 30*)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball / Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 15 - 18, 2012

Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

RUST BELT (Great Lakes/ Great Books)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mantonucci@keene.edu

!!NEW DEADLINE!! !!NEW DEADLINE!! !!NEW DEADLINE!!

Representations of Disability in Science Fiction (essay collection, book) Proposals due: Nov. 18/11

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kathryn Allan
contact email: 
kathryn@academiceditingcanada.ca

Contributions are invited for an essay collection on the representations of disability and the disabled body in science fiction.

UPDATE: Modernist Manhattan

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

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