category: american

Literary Landscapes of the New West (RMMLA Convention October 6-8, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ).

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Stratton, University of Denver
contact email: 
bstratt4@du.edu

The American West as landscape, myth, and symbol has played a central role in the development of national identity and the American literary canon.

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network, Middelburg, the Netherlands Sept. 5-7 2012

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
Chad Weidner - c.weidner@roac.nl

Papers are invited for the Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN).

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities, University of Warwick, UK, 28-29 May, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities
contact email: 
warwickcolour@gmail.com

The first event organised by the University of Warwick's HRC ‘Postgraduate Scholars Program’ is as follows:

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

Call for Chapters - “The Intersectional Internet: Race, Gender, and Culture Online” [March 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Andre Brock (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
andre-brock@uiowa.edu

Technology as Culture: Media, Machines, and Ideology

Call for Chapters - “The Intersectional Internet: Race, Gender, and Culture Online” [March 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Andre Brock (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
andre-brock@uiowa.edu

Technology as Culture: Media, Machines, and Ideology

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

RESEARCH PAPERS ON WORLD LITERATURE - SUBMIT BY 30 APRIL 2011

full name / name of organization: 
IMPRESSIONS - (ISSN 0974 – 892X)
contact email: 
impressionsonline@gmail.com

Impressions

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS ON WORLD LITERATURE

August 2011 (Vol. 5 Issue 2)

Society for Utopian Studies 36th Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
sfritzsc@iwu.edu

THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES - 36th Annual Meeting

Archiving Utopia – Utopia as Archive

The Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State Campus
State College, Pennsylvania
October 20-23, 2011

[UPDATE] Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Lit Discussion Group/Assoc for Computers and the Humanities
contact email: 
vjbrewton@una.edu

[UPDATE] Call for Papers
MLA 2012: Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

Digital South, Digital Futures

Country Lyricists Panel--2011 SAMLA (November 4-6, 2011, Atlanta, GA)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
holmest@mail.etsu.edu

The “Country Lyricists” session focuses on the work of writers in the country music tradition, taking an inclusive view of country music that embraces traditional and contemporary writers as well

[Update] Singapore - The Contemporary - June 24th-26th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
contemporary@ntu.edu.sg

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network Sept. 5-7 2012

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
Chad Weidner -- c.weidner@roac.nl

CALL FOR PAPERS

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN BEAT STUDIES NETWORK (EBSN)
THE ROOSEVELT STUDY CENTER, MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012

CFP Race and Metaphor, MLA Special Session (January 5-8, 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
morgantz@notes.udayton.edu

As Toni Morrison observes in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1993), "Race has become metaphorical—a way of referring to and disguising forces, events, classes, and expre

Call For Papers—Native American Literature (RMMLA Convention October 6-8, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ.

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Stratton, University of Denver
contact email: 
bstratt4@du.edu

In the first decade of the 21st century, readers of Native American literature have witnessed the emergence of a dynamic new generation of writers.

CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ira Walker/Rocky Mountain Modern Langague Association
contact email: 
iawalker@miners.utep.edu

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of

Poetry as a Constructive Force in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures (SAMLA MELUS session November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda M. Lawrence/Young Harris College
contact email: 
alawrence@yhc.edu

In keeping with the 2011 SAMLA convention theme, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining poetry as a constructive force in multi-ethnic literatures of the

Poetry as a Constructive Force in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures (SAMLA MELUS session November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda M. Lawrence/Young Harris College
contact email: 
alawrence@yhc.edu

In keeping with the 2011 SAMLA convention theme, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining poetry as a constructive force in multi-ethnic literatures of the

Asian/Jewish/American (MLA 3/15/11; 1/5-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Cleland
contact email: 
jaime.cleland@gmail.com

Seeking comparative studies of Jewish and Asian American literature for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2012 in Seattle.

Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

Studies in American Culture - submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in American Culture
contact email: 
mcdonaldrl@vmi.edu

Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

CFP: International Steampunk City - Waltham, Mass. -- May 7-8

full name / name of organization: 
Charles River Museum of Technology/ International Steampunk City
contact email: 
csiemann@gmail.com

I’m in the process of pulling together an Academic Track for the International Steampunk City, to be held on May 6-8 in Waltham, Massachusetts.

[UPDATE] ‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:

Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society, 6-8 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
EdithWhartoninFlorence2012@gmail.com

Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society, 6-8 June 2012

The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America (Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

SAMLA Fiction Writers (Creative Writing)

full name / name of organization: 
Lucas Church / South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
samlafiction2011@gmail.com.

The focus of this panel will be on brief, powerful writing and performance. In order to perform an entire piece in the allotted time, submitted stories must be concise, but powerful.

Food in Context: Scholarly Approaches to Thinking about the Ways We Eat (SAMLA Special Session: November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Kader/Emory University
contact email: 
ekader@emory.edu

Now more than ever, food is at the forefront of the American consciousness. As humans we have always thought about food—indeed, thinking about it has been key to our survival.

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
contact email: 
formalmeasures@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Women on trial. Pleadings, testimony, verdicts

full name / name of organization: 
Eftihia Mihelakis
contact email: 
eftihia.mihelakis@umontreal.ca

Cette session qui aura lieu au prochain congrès du MLA à Seattle (3 au 6 janvier 2012) sera consacrée aux représentations contemporaines des femmes face à la loi au cinéma, en littérature et à

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

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

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
contact email: 
egeius2011@gmail.com

Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

Women and Work: Special Session, MLA, Seattle, WA, Jan 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

How do writers represent women's work, where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity?

Kenneth Rexroth: Poet and Translator (MLA Convention January 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Brent Newsom
contact email: 
brent.newsom@ttu.edu

Marking the 30th anniversary of Rexroth’s death, proposals on any aspect of his poetry and translations are invited.

Qualities of Heroism, 5 November 2011 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Literary Studies Group Dr Roger Kojecky
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

CfP deadline 31 May 2011

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