category: american

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
melanieh@u.washington.edu

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PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

COMPARATIVE AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURES

“WRITING THE BODY (POLITIC)”

2012 Annual SAMLA Conference-Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

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

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Novem

Anger in Women's Fiction - MLA 2013 - Extended Deadline: March 26

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Godart / Rutgers University
contact email: 
caroline.godart@gmail.com

This panel will focus on anger in twentieth and twenty-first-century fictional works by women writers both within and beyond the English-speaking world.

[UPDATE] George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons (May 4-5, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ
contact email: 
rhammerm@stevens.edu

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming conference celebrating the insights and achievements of George Perkins Marsh

PAMLA 2012 / Science Fiction Division / Deadline April 22nd, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mark.young@email.ucr.edu

The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites paper proposals for the 110th annual PAMLA conference, held this year at Seattle University, in Seattle, Was

CFP: The Poetics of Literary Recovery (MLA 2013 Special Session) - Deadline March 30

full name / name of organization: 
Corinna K. Lee and Jacob Brogan
contact email: 
corinna.lee@marquette.edu and jbb48@cornell.edu

Trash Told Tales: Trash Talkin’ from Whitetrashistan

full name / name of organization: 
Vicki Sapp and WIlliam Matthew McCarter / Fat Daddy's Farm
contact email: 
profmccarter@yahoo.com

Fat Daddy’s Farm Press has partnered with Vicki Sapp and William Matthew McCarter (Editors) to bring you Trash Told Tales: Trash Talkin’ from Whitetrashistan.

Spectacular Language and Projected Verse (4 April; MSA Las Vegas, 18 October 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Mike Chasar/Willamette University
contact email: 
mchasar@willamette.edu

Panel seeking papers on spectacular forms of language and poetry during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries in American or European contexts. We are especially interested in work that addresses the intersection of language, literature, and technology in the public or entertainment spheres.

[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)

[UPDATE] Dark Matter: Science Fiction of Black America, October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

full name / name of organization: 
Lysa Rivera
contact email: 
softmachine@gmail.com

Following Sheree Thomas's collection Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American science

Women and Speed (December 14 - Deadline for proposals: May 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Suzanne Hobson (Queen Mary, University of London) and Céline Magot (Université de Toulouse, UTM, CAS)
contact email: 
celine.magot@univ-tlse2.fr and s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk

Journée d’études / Symposium

14th December 2012, at the Université Toulouse 2 (France)

CFP: Womanhood, Masculinity, and the Family (SCMLA: San Antonio, TX; Nov. 8-10, 2012Deadline 3/30/12)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jxt0090@louisiana.edu

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 3/30/12

BEHIND THE SCREEN DOOR: SPACES OF THE CINEMATIC HOUSE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Fran Pheasant-Kelly, Dr. Stella Hockenhull and Dr. Eleanor Andrews/ University of Wolverhampton
contact email: 
f.e.pheasant-kelly@wlv.ac.uk, s.hockenhull@wlv.ac.uk and e.andrews@wlv.ac.uk

Abstract due 30 April 2012, first draft essay due 30 July 2012, final essay due December 2012

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Altieri
contact email: 
altieri@berkeley.edu

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Altieri
contact email: 
altieri@berkeley.edu

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

CFP -- Aesthetics of Colonial Chemistry -- SEA'13 Feb 28 - March 2 -- ABSTRACTS DUE April 12

full name / name of organization: 
Allison Bigelow and Kelly L. Bezio
contact email: 
abigelow@email.unc.edu; bezio@email.unc.edu

Aesthetics of Colonial Chemistry

[UPDATE] Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies - EXTENDED DEADLINE TUESDAY 10th of APRIL 2012

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
contact email: 
kathryn.maude@kcl.ac.uk

King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference

Multidisciplinary Special Issue on "Remembering the Civil War"

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Cultures, the multidisciplinary quarterly from UNC's Center for the Study of the American South
contact email: 
SouthernCultures@unc.edu

Southern Cultures has just expanded our online archive of material on the Civil War and numerous other subject areas, which now includes twenty years of content.

South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jamiekorsmo@hotmail.com

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome.

Call for Abstracts (April 13, 2012) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: SPORTS FICTION, a collection of scholarly essays (Salem Press)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin— Fox Valley)
contact email: 
mfcocchiarale@mail.widener.edu OR scott.emmert@uwc.edu

Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Paul Beatty, Jenifer Levin—-these are just a few of our most ambitious and highly regarded American writers who have produced thoughtful, sign

"Automating Conduct: Autonomy in Control" (Platform Vol 4 Issue 2) - Abstracts due April 26

full name / name of organization: 
Platform: Journal of Media and Communications
contact email: 
platformjmc@gmail.com

“Automating Conduct: Autonomy in Control” (Vol 4, Issue 2)

Abstract Submissions Due: APRIL 26 2012
Full Paper Submissions Due: JULY 22 2012

RE-VISION: Interpretation, Translation, and the Process of Writing (Saturday, April 28, 2012 )

full name / name of organization: 
Cal State San Marcos Literature and Writing Department
contact email: 
stric010@csusm.edu

Cal State San Marcos Literature and Writing Department

UPDATE: Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Wesley Beal
contact email: 
wesley.beal@lyon.edu

The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism.

[UPDATE] GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
contact email: 
boklund@enl.auth.gr

GRAMMA
Journal of Theory and Criticism

Semiotics as a Theory of Culture:
Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

Issue number 20, 2012

American Literature After 1900 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 31 - RMMLA 2012 (October 11-13, Boulder, Colorado)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tjackson1@csustan.edu

Panel seeking papers on any aspect of American Literature after 1900 for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Boulder, Colorado (October 11-13).

CFP: "Phantom Asian America" (journal special topic)

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 2 (September 2013)
Special Topic "Phantom Asian America"
Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2013

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
un.safe.2012@gmail.com

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women’s studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; June 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's University College
contact email: 
Helena Gurfinkel at hgurfin@siue.edu; Michelle Paull at michelle.paull@smuc.ac.uk

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue.

Reading Scenes and Systems

full name / name of organization: 
Sören C. Hammerschmidt
contact email: 
soren.hammerschmidt@ugent.be

CFP: "Reading Scenes and Systems" special session, MLA 2013

I am still looking for a contributor or two for a special session I intend to propose for inclusion in the MLA 2013 program:

MLA Special Session: Elements of Genre Creation - Deadline: March 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Anna Faktorovich/ Anaphora Literary Press
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

MLA Special Session: Elements of Genre Creation

Deadline: March 20, 2012

Poetry & EcoModernism / MSA 14 / October 18-21, 2012 / Las Vegas

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Burke / Marquette University
contact email: 
daniel.e.burke@marquette.edu

One period that has heretofore garnered less ecocritical attention than it perhaps deserves is transatlantic Modernism.

Spectacles in Color

full name / name of organization: 
MSA 14: Modernism and Spectacle
contact email: 
ngaskill@uchicago.edu

Surely one of the most spectacular features of the visual landscape in the early twentieth century was its vivification through a host of color technologies.

GLBTQ Studies Area @ MAP/ACA - Pittsburgh (11/1 thru 11/3)

full name / name of organization: 
Mark John Isola / Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assocation
contact email: 
markjohn@alumni.tufts.edu

MAP/ACA's 23rd annual conference will be in Pittsburgh. The GLBTQ Studies Area welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

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