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Theorizing Borders -- MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6 -- ABSTRACTS DUE March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Kelly L. Bezio
contact email: 
bezio@email.unc.edu

Abstracts, approximately 250 words, and current CV by 15 March 2012

IS NATURE WRITING DEAD?

full name / name of organization: 
SHARP EYES VII: AN ASLE-AFFILIATED CONFERENCE,June 4-7, 2012, At the State University of New York College at Oneonta
contact email: 
paynedg@oneonta.edu

This conference will be the seventh in the John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference & Seminar series.

"worth a thousand words": at the intersections of literature and the visual arts, 24-26 October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
contact email: 
literatureandthevisualarts@let.ru.nl

http://www.ru.nl/hlcs/worthathousandwords

Proposals deadline: 1 July 2012

Multicultural Family/Multicultural Community – The Hybridity of the American Experience; 3/16 & 8/1/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Linda Trinh Moser/Kathryn West
contact email: 
LMoser@MissouriState.edu;kwest@bellarmine.edu

“Chinese-Americans, when you try to understand what things in you are Chinese, how do you separate what is peculiar to childhood, to poverty, insanities, one family, your mother who marked your grow

MLA 2013 Special Session: Muriel Rukeyser at One Hundred

full name / name of organization: 
Rowena Kennedy-Epstein
contact email: 
rkennedy-epstein@gc.cuny.edu

2013 marks the centenary of Muriel Rukeyser’s birth. Papers on all genres and topics welcome, focusing particularly on aspects of her work that are important right now.

Authorship, Ownership, and Publication: Exploring Debt through Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Permanent Section at Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Nov 8-11, 2012
contact email: 
lacey-worth@uiowa.edu

This permanent section on Bibliography and Textual Studies at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference welcomes paper proposals for a panel or group of panels on topics related to the confer

[UPDATE] "Interdisciplinary English Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
Red River Graduate Student Conference 2012 -- English Graduate Organization -- NDSU English Department
contact email: 
ndsu.rrgsc@ndsu.edu

________________________________________________________
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(Submission Deadline: February 23, 2012)

Interdisciplinary English Studies

"Laughing to Keep from Crying" Modern Language Association Convention: 3-6 Jan 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Humor Studies Association
contact email: 
sdmccoy@uga.edu; sdmccoy@bellsouth.net

This panel will explore the complex relationships between pain and humor.

The Broken Body and the West in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Boulder, CO, Oct. 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
2012 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention
contact email: 
erin.kingsley@colorado.edu

This panel considers limited or “broken” bodies (non-normative, maimed, amputated, tattooed, pregnant, female, aging, etc) and their interaction with the West, its expansion and freedom (often pac

Humanities Journal Call For Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
danielle.lee10a@stjohns.edu

We are seeking essays, book reviews, and interviews for the upcoming Spring issue due out in April. The theme is Nationalism: Roots and Transgressions.

Call for Proposals: Collection on Violence Against Women in Contemporary American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Kara Mollis
contact email: 
mollisk@lindsey.edu

Despite significant political advancements for women in the United States in the twenty-first century as well as important feminist work to combat gender-based violence in recent years, statistics on

Exegesis Postgraduate E-Journal (all research/creative writing welcome): DEADLINE APRIL 30

full name / name of organization: 
Exegesis Journal
contact email: 
submissions@exegesisjournal.org

In our inaugural issue we wish to address the diversity of meanings available to this e-journal’s title—Exegesis.

George Saunders

full name / name of organization: 
Brendan Beirne NYU
contact email: 
bjb279@nyu.edu

This is a preliminary call to gauge interest in a conference on George Saunders in New York City next year.

MLA Special Session: Violence and the Black Child in Post-Civil Rights U.S.A

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Griffiths/New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jgriff02@nyit.edu

How can we read the public reaction to earlier images of violence against African American children, including Emmett Till and the four little girls of the Birmingham church bombing, in relation to th

[UPDATE] Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012, April 13-14

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside, graduate English department
contact email: 
disjunctions2012@gmail.com

Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012
19th annual graduate student conference

Keynote speaker: Dr. Leo Braudy

University of California, Riverside
April 13-14th, 2012

Call for Guest Columnist - Revolutions & Reversals - Volume 2, Issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

The guest column for this issue should provide a general discussion of one or more of this issue's themes as they present themselves in literature and/or history.

Call for Articles - Revolutions and Reversals - Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2 - Deadline for Submission: March 1st, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012

Progressive-Era Periodicals and the Rhetoric of Reform

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session Proposed for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
jaemery@moore.edu

How did ethnic American writers use the periodical as a vehicle for reform at the turn of the twentieth century?

Missed Connections: American Studies and Contemporary Media Theory (NEASA, Providence 10/12; abstracts due 3/19)

full name / name of organization: 
New England American Studies Association
contact email: 
michael_litwack@brown.edu

Brief abstracts are sought for a panel on the intersections between American Studies and Contemporary Media Theory to be proposed for the 2012 New England American Studies Association Conference.

Transporting Bodies and Minds: 18th- and 19th-Century Travel

full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan, Eighteenth-Century Studies Group and Nineteenth-Century Forum
contact email: 
rmcadams@umich.edu

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, travelers of all kinds documented their experiences in private letters and diaries, official correspondence, life writing, spiritual and religious n

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline FEBRUARY 17th] Craft Critique Culture: The Art of Revolution

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

12th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference:
The Art of Revolution
March 30-April 1 2012
University of Iowa

“…Do not be afraid to say revolution!”

Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern Indiana
contact email: 
mcbernhard@usi.edu

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen.

Call for Contributions for a volume of essays on 'Shipwrecks and Islands'

full name / name of organization: 
Olga Springer, Dublin City University (Ireland)
contact email: 
olga.springer@dcu.ie

Shipwrecks and Islands.
A thematic, multidisciplinary and comparative volume of essays.

Globalization and the Frontiers of Ethics: Critical Essays on Literature and Language.

full name / name of organization: 
The Department of English of the Higher Teachers’ Training College of the University of Maroua
contact email: 
inquiryglobalethics@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Globalization and the Frontiers of Ethics: Critical Essays on Literature and Language

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)

Book Prize Call for Submissions (17 March 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for American Studies
contact email: 
Jason.Haslam@dal.ca

Robert K. Martin Book Prize
Canadian Association for American Studies

UPDATE: MLA 2013: “Re-visioning Concord/New Eng Transcendentalists in the 21st Century"

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Lee Donohue
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

MLA 2013: “Re-visioning Concord: a 21st century look at the New England Transcendentalists”

Purging Spectacles (MSA 14)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association Conference, Las Vegas (October 18-21, 2012)
contact email: 
ebachman@ucsc.edu; embachman@gmail.com

As historians, philosophers, and literary critics have not failed to notice, the Soviet archival resources to which we have gained access over the past fifteen years concerning the Moscow Show trials

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Collection on Celebrity in Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Lorraine York & Katja Lee
contact email: 
yorkl@cogeco.ca or leek66@mcmaster.ca

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

NeMLA 2013 Call for Panel & Session Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nemlachair@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association
44th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
Host: Tufts University

Temptation and Redemption - 12 May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu

The motif of temptation and redemption can be found in almost every area of the humanities and has played a central role in a significant number of works, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to season three of

Call for Papers, "Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture" (deadline 4/15; conference 10/12-13)

full name / name of organization: 
New England American Studies Association, Fall 2012 Conference
contact email: 
neasaconference12@gmail.com

Call for Papers
New England American Studies Association 2012 Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
October 12–13, 2012

Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture

Tragedy/The Tragic in Asian American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Calling papers for possible panel at MLA 2012-13
contact email: 
sgardam@gmail.com

This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:

Race and Metaphor in 19th/20th Century American Literature and Thought (MLA Boston; abstracts due March 10, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Morgan
contact email: 
tmorgan2@udayton.edu

Race and Metaphor in 19th/20th Century American Literature and Thought
MLA Special Session
January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA
Abstract Deadline: March 10, 2012

2012 PAMLA Special Session - Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries

full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Hanway / PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nhanway@gac.edu

Creative texts are sought for an approved 2012 PAMLA Special Session - Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries.

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