category: american

Deathless Love (18 May 2013)

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

Celebrating the world’s greatest love stories has long been the subject of authors, painters, musicians, dancers, moviemakers, and critics.

Click and Kin: Transnational Identity and Quick Media An edited collection by May Friedman (Ryerson University) and Silvia Schu

full name / name of organization: 
Silvia Schultermandl
contact email: 
silvia.schultermandl@uni-graz.at

We are looking for original chapters which take up the themes of transnationalism, family, kinship, and subject-formation mediated through new media technologies.

IDEA : STUDIES IN ENGLISH

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in English: 7th International IDEA Conference
contact email: 
Assist. Prof. Mehmet Ali Çelikel macelikel@pau.edu.tr

CALL FOR PAPERS

Studies in English: 7th International IDEA Conference
April 17 -19, 2013, Pamukkale University

The Seventh International IDEA Conference with keynote speakers

Call For Submissions: Poetry and Prose for International Literary Journal (print)

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

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Queer Cinema in the 21st Century (Journal issue; Submissions due October 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
Theme Issue: Queer Cinema in the 21st Century

Connected Worlds: New Approaches across Pre-Modern Studies; a multidisciplinary conference at the University of California, Berk

full name / name of organization: 
Haas Junior Scholars; UC Berkeley
contact email: 
connected.worlds.conference@gmail.com

Connected Worlds: New Approaches across Pre-Modern Studies
A multidisciplinary conference at the University of California, Berkeley,
January 24-26, 2013

Call for Papers

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (Submit by Nov 16, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
contact email: 
Dr. Monique Ferrell - mferrell@CityTech.Cuny.Edu and/or Dr. Julian Williams - JWilliams@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

The Editors are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women.

History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand - NeMLA Mar 21-24, 2013 - D/line Sept 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
NorthEast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mordecai@english.umass.edu

“Travelling Back”: History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature (NEMLA 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2013
contact email: 
Geniegiaimo@gmail.com

This panel will explore the ’cognitive turn’ in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W.

Steampunk Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Bowser and Brian Croxall
contact email: 
rachel.bowser@gmail.com

We are seeking abstracts for inclusion in a proposal for an edited volume on the subject of steampunk.

[UPDATE] Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television

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

From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the ‘ordinariness’ of suburban living

[UPDATE] 'Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges' registration now open

full name / name of organization: 
Contemporary Women's Writing Association/Feminist and Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
FeminismandAusterityconference@gmail.com

CWWA & FWSA Collaborative Event

Friday 28th September 2012, University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2013 CFP: Queer Self-Representation: It Isn’t All About Me

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
tw@unh.edu

This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation.

CFP: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the sixth issue of our journal.

CFP Other Worlds 3rd December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Network and King's College London
contact email: 
otherworldsconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr John Holmes (Reading) and Professor Cora Kaplan (KCL)

From other lands to other planets to other dimensions, the nineteenth-century imagination thrived on the idea of ‘elsewhere’. Alongside a developing rhetoric of geographically and intellectually bounded identities grew a fascination with alterity. Other Worlds seeks to explore the many ways in which Victorians looked beyond their quotidian spheres to imagined alternatives. We invite submissions which explore nineteenth-century modes of thought which position themselves as other, alternative, transcendent, secret or hidden.

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Military Experience, Vol. 3

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Military Experience
contact email: 
travis.martin@eku.edu

Scholarship

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The Ray Brown Conference on Popular Culture, Feb. 8-10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Reynolds, Popular Culture Scholars Association, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
bgpcsa@gmail.com, kather@bgsu.edu

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

The “Soul” of W.E.B. DuBois: Fifty Years Later

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
donavanramon@gmail.com

The year 2013 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois’ death. As the premier historian, sociologist, and civil rights activist of the twentieth century, DuBois certainly left his mark within the African Diaspora and beyond. His seminal work, The Souls of Black Folk (1903) includes his prescient formulation that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Later on, he published Black Reconstruction (1935) and founded two journals, Phylon and The Crisis—this latter one was the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Racism 2.0: Race in the Digital Age

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
donavanramon@gmail.com

In an op-ed piece for the New York Times last year, cultural critic Touré argued for the end of the term “post-race” as a sanguine way to view race relations. It’s a word that began with President Obama’s election, which erroneously suggests that racism is a distant memory. Though the days of Jim Crow and legal segregation are long gone, race and racism are still very pertinent in myriad ways, most notably online. Any website that includes a “comments” section runs the risk of eliciting racist commentary from its viewers, with YouTube being the most notorious example. Certainly the coverage of the Trayvon Martin death has triggered a wave of racist remarks online. Social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have long been breeding grounds for racism. Coupled with digital racism is the growing issue of online passing—a phenomenon in which people of color represent themselves as white using lighter skinned avatars.

ecloga Journal of Literature and the Arts. Call For Papers 2013. Deadline 10th September 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
ecloga Journal of Literature and the Arts. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
contact email: 
a.campbell@strath.ac.uk : levelsix@strath.ac.uk

ecloga is a B-listed, peer-reviewed journal of literature and the arts published in print and online by postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD 75th Anniversary Conference, September 20-21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
Anna@ucf.edu

A conference celebrating the 75th-year anniversary of the publication of Zora Neale Hurston’s THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD will take place in Hurston’s hometown of Eatonville, Florida, Septem

The Artistic and Journalistic Practices of Documentary Theater (NeMLA 2013, March 21 - 24, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cen@brandeis.edu

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

Imagined Constructions of Community: Continuing Scholarship on Jonathan Edwards (SEA Savannah, Georgia, Feb. 28 - March 2, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Knutson - Oakland University
contact email: 
knutson@oakland.edu

Panel Organizer: Andrea Knutson, Oakland University
Chair: Joy A. J. Howard, Saint Joseph’s University

Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology - Feb. 8-10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Scholars Association, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
bgpcsa@gmail.com

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

APPS AND AFFECT: October 18-20, 2013 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Western Ontario (FIMS and CSTC)
contact email: 
Svitlana Matviyenko - svitlana.matviyenko@gmail.com

Keynote speakers: Jodi Dean, Mark Andrejevic, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Ed Keller, Alexander Galloway, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Website: http://appsandaffect.blogspot.ca/

UPDATE: The Literature of Hurricane Katrina

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ruth Marotte, Associate Professor of English, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas
contact email: 
mrmarotte@uca.edu

Seeking abstracts (250 words) and/or critical essays (20-30 pages in length) on works of fiction,poetry,film,television that feature the disaster of Hurricane Katrina within the narrative.

Power, Knowledge, and Class in ‘Everyday’ Documentary (8/1; 3/6-10]

full name / name of organization: 
SCMS Panel Proposal
contact email: 
sullsara@gmail.com

Power, Knowledge, and Class in ‘Everyday’ Documentary

The Rural Believer in the Eighteenth Century (ASECS, Cleveland, OH 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Joy A. J. Howard / English Department / Saint Joseph's University
contact email: 
Joy.Howard@SJU.edu

"The Rural Believer in the Eighteenth Century" (Sponsored by the Society of Early Americanists) for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio April 4-7, 2013

CFP: Reading James (March 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

Who reads James? When? Where? How? Why? What did James want from his readers? How did he read his own writings and those of others?

CFP: Leon Edel Prize (November 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

Wes Anderson and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze
contact email: 
pkunze@fsu.edu

The selection of Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012) as the opening film of this year’s Cannes Film Festival attests to Wes Anderson’s world-wide visibility and increasing relevance.

[UPDATE] Reminder: Reframing Ekphrasis - Comparative Literature Conference

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London, Comparative Literature Programme
contact email: 
reframingekphrasis@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Philip Roth Society Panel for the JAHLit Symposium, Miami, Florida, November 11-13

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
gooblarPRS@gmail.com

The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, held in South Beach, Florida on November 11-13, 2012.

The Seventies, Now -- Abstracts September 30; manuscripts November 15; journal issue, December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Enthymema http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/enthymema/index
contact email: 
cristina.iuli@lett.unipmn.it; stsini@tin.it


In Western post-WW2 history, the Seventies marked a watershed between cultures and societies still defined by a large degree of consensus and societies marked by a high degree of conflict, crossed by political, social, demographic, economic, aesthetic and literary transformations, and characterized by ideological polarizations. From the vantage point of intellectual history, the Seventies registered a relentless questioning of modes of knowing and theoretical foundations, and generated a thorough revision of critical thinking, as the (mainly) French and German traditions of philosophical modernity

[UPDATE] Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust | Nov. 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

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