category: american

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 31, 2012

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

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COMPARATIVE AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURES

“WRITING THE BODY (POLITIC)”

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Benue State University
contact email: 
bsunollywomen@gmail.com

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

May 8th – 11th 2012 at the Benue State University Theatre Arts Complex, Makurdi, Nigeria

LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, GLITS Interdiscipinary Research Conference, 22 June 2012 [30 April 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
ludus2012@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Grethe Mitchell (University of Lincoln)

Hawthorne Society--South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) Nov. 9-11, 2012 (CFP deadline 30 May 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Hawthorne Society
contact email: 
z.a.rhone@iup.edu

Title: Hawthorne and the Journey
Affiliation: Hawthorne Society

Mind and American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Camden House
contact email: 
lsimon@skidmore.edu

Mind and American Literature

Special panel - teaching the graphic novel - March 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels
contact email: 
lnarcisi@regis.edu

Please submit a brief (200 word or less) abstract to Lara Narcisi by March 15th. The paper can be on any aspect of teaching graphic novels to college students.

UPDATE: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled “Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage” that the “growth of variety theat

Marrakech, 5-8 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Mohammed Kandoussi , Head of Department ,Department of English
contact email: 
americanstudiesmorocco@gmail.com

Dear Colleagues,

The Moroccan-American Studies Program at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences,

Disability and African American Literature (MLA 2013) Due March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Green
contact email: 
keigreen@camden.rutgers.edu

Session explores the language, representation, and meaning of disability in African American literature. All periods, genres, and critical approaches are welcome.

American Nineteenth-Century Literature: Writing Illness in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
rachel.blumenthal@northwestern.edu

This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of 19th C American literature, but especially those theorizing representations of illness and medicine.

CFP - Spaces of (DIS)location

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
arts-pgconference@glasgow.ac.uk

Spaces of (Dis)location: Call for Papers

[UPDATE]RMMLA: Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction" in Boulder, CO (October 11-13, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader (convener)/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
pamela_rader@hotmail.com

Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction"

MLA Boston 2013: Nabokov and American Literature (Vladimir Nabokov Society CFP)

full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
linkc@newpaltz.edu

Papers on Nabokov as an American writer; his interest in specific American literary figures (Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, etc.), in American landscapes and settings, or in American culture, broadly conce

Reminder: CFP: “Apocalyptic Imagination” Nov. 16 2012, Detroit MI

full name / name of organization: 
Sarika Chandra / Wayne State University
contact email: 
schandra@wayne.edu

The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, “Apocalyptic Imagination” for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.

Purdue Philosophy and Literature Graduate Conference-October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Purdue University Department of Philosophy and Literature
contact email: 
truthandtechnology2012@gmail.com

The 4th Biennial Philosophy and Literature Conference at Purdue University

“Truth, Thought, and Technology”

October 2012

Deadline Extended to 3/31/12 for Tragedy in Asian American Fiction panel at MLA, January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Gardam
contact email: 
sgardam@gmail.com

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

[UPDATE] Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
David Roh (Old Dominion University)
contact email: 
droh@odu.edu

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature
Editors: David Roh, Greta Niu, and Betsy Huang

Deadline: March 15, 2012

MLA 2013: Language Change and Changing Work: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Divisions on Language Change and Language Theory
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As the academy changes, why does linguistics remain important for MLA disciplines? Papers in any disciplinary context (linguistics, rhetoric, literature and cultural studies) welcome.

MLA 2013: At What Cost Change? Language Preservation, Identity, and Public Policy

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Division on Language Change
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As language changes, what else happens? How should we respond? All languages and methodological approaches welcome (theory, field work, policy, etc.). 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2012; Chris P.

CFP: Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: “Hip Hop, Education, and Expanding the Archival Imagination”

full name / name of organization: 
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
contact email: 
ShakurConference@auctr.edu

Submission Deadline: April 23, 2012
Meeting: September 28-29, 2012 Atlanta, GA

"Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law", Manchester, 5-7 September 2012 (abstract deadline: May 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Mancept
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law

In the frame of the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, 5-7 September 2012.

SEA 2013 Call for Poets

full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Roberts / Northwestern University
contact email: 
wendy-roberts@northwestern.edu

"Early America, Poetically Speaking"

Undercover America at MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston) [UPDATE: deadline extended]

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Fisher
contact email: 
lrf243@nyu.edu

This panel examines the methodology and genre of the undercover narrative in U.S. literature.

Exchange Conference (28/29 June 12), Call for Papers (deadline 4 May 12)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Green, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
contact email: 
ExchangeConference@cf.ac.uk

June 28/29// 2012
POSTGRADUATE
INTERDISCIPLINARY
CONFERENCE

Call for papers

Gender in English Studies International Symposium 2012 (19-21.10.2012)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Szczecin University, Poland
contact email: 
info@ges-symposium.pl

GES 2012: 'The fluidity and contestability of gender and sexuality'

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary & Sacred Space (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012Deadline 3/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers that address the topic of sanctuary and sacred space. How do literary texts represent sanctuary and sacred space?

Those That Came Before: Black Literary Indebtedness

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In “The Site of Memory,” Toni Morrison claims that as an African American writer her literary heritage is the autobiography, the slave narrative.

Being More than Ambivalent Towards Race: Class in Contemporary African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In keeping with the theme of “Debt” for the 2012 Midwestern MLA conference, this panel is interested in the class implications that contemporary African American literature offers its readership.

CFP: Anger in Women’s Fiction -- 2013 MLA (due March 15, 2012)

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

This panel invites papers that address the significance of anger, pettiness, and/or ressentiment in contemporary women’s literature both within and beyond the English-speaking world.

Hannah Arendt and American Literature: MLA 2013: due 3/15

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Stratton (UC Davis) + Patrick Redding (Manhattanville College)
contact email: 
mstratton@ucdavis.edu, patrick.redding@mville.edu

Call for Papers: MLA 2013
Proposed Special Session: “Hannah Arendt and American Literature”

[UPDATE] Call for Creative Nonfiction Submissions for a Book about John Lennon's Death - Deadline March 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
LennonBook80
contact email: 
lennonbook80@yahoo.com

For those interested in possible publication in a book about John Lennon’s death, please email your personal experiences to lennonbook80@yahoo.com.

UPDATE -JOURNAL ISSUE - "Acting Out - Trauma and the Ethics of Remembrance" (full submission March 15th 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance (Intellect Publishers)
contact email: 
alf@aber.ac.uk

[UPDATE]JOURNAL ISSUE - Acting Out - Trauma and the Ethics of Remembrance (full submission March 15th 2012)
full name / name of organization:

SAMLA 2012 Charles W. Chesnutt Panel Discussion - "Centuries of Chesnutt" (due June 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth G. Allen / Charles W. Chesnutt Associatioin
contact email: 
egallen@memphis.edu

This discussion will focus on the perspective of Chesnutt's work as it moved through the post-Reconstruction era into the Harlem Renaissance or from the late Nineteenth into the early Twentieth Centur

The Erotics of Post Project (from MLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Carmen Derkson
contact email: 
caderkso@ucalgary.ca

“But between the past which no longer is and the future which is not yet, this moment when [we] exist is nothing” –from de Beauvoir’s _The Ethics of Ambiguity_

M/MLA (Nov. 8-11, 2012): A Model American?: Contemporary Literary Exemplars and their Debt to the Past (due March 7)

full name / name of organization: 
W Brett Wiley
contact email: 
bwiley1@mvnu.edu

CFP for Proposed Special Session of the 2012 M/MLA (Cincinnati, Nov. 8-11, 2012)

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