category: american

Book Reviews on "Popular Fiction" and "Genre Fiction" for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (6/15/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Cameron Leader-Picone and Matthew Scheider-Mayerson
contact email: 
reconstructionpf@gmail.com

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Cameron-Leader Picone invite book reviews for a 2011 special edition of Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, an open access, electronic, peer-reviewed journ

Race, Ethnicity and Nationality in the Works of Joss Whedon

full name / name of organization: 
Lowery Woodall and Mary Ellen Iatropoulos
contact email: 
lowey.woodall@gmail.com

CFP: Book Collection: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in the Works of Joss Whedon

Editors: Mary Ellen Iatropoulos and Lowery Woodall

Call for Contributions: American Studies in the UK, 2000-2010

full name / name of organization: 
British Association for American Studies, in association with the Fulbright Commission
contact email: 
rgmartin81@yahoo.co.uk

The British Association for American Studies, in association with the Fulbright Commission, is embarking on an important new research project tracing the development of American Studies in the UK

Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness [DEADLINE: May 30, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
ASTR 2011 [Montreal, Canada, Nov 17-20, 2011
contact email: 
lawrence.switzky@utoronto.ca

CFP: Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness (ASTR 2011)

[UPDATE] The Moviegoer at Fifty 10/14/11 -10/16/11

full name / name of organization: 
Walker Percy Center at Loyola University in New Orleans
contact email: 
rkfaust@loyno.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

http://loyno.edu/wpc/call-papers

Name of Conference: The Moviegoer at Fifty

The American West on Television (5/30/11; WLA Conference, Missoula, Oct 5-8, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Johnson / Western Literature Association
contact email: 
michael.johnson@maine.edu

Although the golden age of the television western has long since passed, we have seen in the 21st century a remarkable rebirth of the portrayal of the West on television: in reality shows (such as MTV

CFP: Music Metal and Politics 3 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mmp4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Music Metal and Politics: Heavy Metal Generations

Sunday 6th November – Tuesday 8th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

CFP: Bullying and the Abuse of Power 3 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
bully3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Thursday 3rd November – Saturday 5th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
contact email: 
sjray@uas.alaska.edu

We invite paper and panel proposals for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment’s Off-Year Symposium, “Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North,” to be he

MAPACA Conference Women's Studies Area Nov 3-5, 2011 Philadelphia, PA

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
contact email: 
atait@odu.edu

Women’s Studies as a discipline acknowledges the interdisciplinary approaches to discussing issues that affect women.

[UPDATE] CFP: Under Pressure

full name / name of organization: 
Yetta Howard/Journal of Lesbian Studies
contact email: 
yettahoward@yahoo.com

[UPDATE] ***Extended Deadline

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: “Under Pressure”

Contaminating Bodies, Infectious Displays: Women as Performative Currency (working session; 5/31/2011; Montreal, 11/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research
contact email: 
jillstevenson@gmail.com

Anna Gibbs writes: “Contagion is everywhere in the contemporary world. It leaps from body to body, sweeping through mediatized populations at the speed of a bushfire….

Ninth Native American Symposium and Film Festival, November 2-4, 2011 in Durant, Oklahoma (Submission Deadline: June 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark B. Spencer/ Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Call For Papers

Ninth Native American Symposium and Film Festival:
“Where No One Else Has Gone Before”

Keynote Speaker Henrietta Mann

“Paranoiac Knowledge and Literary Sub-Genres in the Writing of Thomas Pynchon”

full name / name of organization: 
Scott McClintock/National University
contact email: 
smcclintock@nu.edu

“Paranoiac Knowledge and Literary Sub-Genres in the Writing of Thomas Pynchon”

Panel to Be Held at the American Literature Association Symposium, “Mysterious America: Crime Fiction

Identity and Community After the Cold War Era

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kansas Area Studies Centers
contact email: 
crees@ku.edu

Call for Papers

“Identity and Community after the Cold War Era”
August 25-27, 2011
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Performing Ethos: Queer Publics, Volume 2, Issue 2 (2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Fintan Walsh, Trinity College Dublin
contact email: 
walshf@tcd.ie

While the word ‘queer’ is often understood to signal aberrance, in the past decade many scholars working within the field of queer theory have sought to broach the subject of queer ethics.

CFP: The Erotic 6 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
er6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
The Erotic

Wednesday 9th November – Friday 11th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

Extremity and Excess: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference for the Arts, Media and Social Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salford
contact email: 
extremityandexcessconference@gmail.com

Extremity and Excess: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

8th + 9th September 2011
University of Salford, UK

[UPDATE] Midwestern Culture/Glee MPCA (10/14-10/16) deadline extension to 5/16

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
bmiller18@niu.edu

Midwestern Culture/Glee Area- MPCA (Oct 14-16)

Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstract Submissions Extended to Monday, May 16, 2011

[Update] Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict, University of Pittsburgh, October 14-16, 2011

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

Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict
University of Pittsburgh, October 14-16, 2011
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

CFP: Music & Disability at SAM 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Music
contact email: 
kendraprestonleonard@gmail.com

In recent years, musicologists and music theorists, as well as other scholars, have created a considerable body of scholarship examining the intersection of music and disability.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2011- Cracking Up the Well Wrought Urn: Humor and the Ethics of American Poetry (5/15/11 abstracts)

full name / name of organization: 
Walt Hunter and Cara Lewis/American Humor Studies Association
contact email: 
weh5b@virginia.edu and cll5c@virginia.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 5/15/11

International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

full name / name of organization: 
Instituto Franklin-UAH
contact email: 
graphicnovel@institutofranklin.net

International Conference on Comics and Graphics Novels (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
November 10th-12th, 2011)

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism November 10-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department
contact email: 
desireconference2011@gmail.com

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.

UPDATE Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Raluca Cernahoschi / Bates College
contact email: 
rcernaho@bates.edu

UPDATE -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
International Conference: October 27 – 29, 2011

North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) Fifth Biennial Conference, July 25-28, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
North American British Music Studies Association
contact email: 
kendraprestonleonard@gmail.com

NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances.

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, deadline July 1 for Fall 2011 issue

full name / name of organization: 
Ivy Tech Community College
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

Please see our current issue at http://nwi.ivytech.edu/atrium/ The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community.

“Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages” (26-29 October 2011,

full name / name of organization: 
Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University
contact email: 
Sihem Arfaoui Abidi: aa_sassou@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: “Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages” (26-29 October 2011, Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University).

James Agee at SAMLA in Atlanta, Nov. 4-6, 2011 (proposals due June 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
James Agee Society
contact email: 
hdavis@piedmont.edu

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of James Agee’s work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times.

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (6/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Comer and Vayo
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film

[UPDATE] Creatures of the Night October 2011 EXTENDED DEADLINE

full name / name of organization: 
M.A. Nadine Farghaly, Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria
contact email: 
creatures_of_the_night@gmx.net

October 20 – October 22, 2011 – Salzburg, Austria

[UPDATE] Festivity and its Malcontents

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session at the 2011 M/MLA in St. Louis
contact email: 
dmomcilo@wisc.edu

This special session at the 2011 M/MLA conference invites papers that explore the multitude of functions, forms, enactments, and critiques of festivity and the festive spirit in 20th - and 21st-centur

[UPDATE] Indigenous Studies - MPCA/ACA; Oct 14-16, 2011, Milwaukee, WI

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

Panel/paper proposal - DEADLINE EXTENSION: 15 MAY 2011

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED! Twentieth Century Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
contact email: 
smith.riel@gmail.com

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Extended Deadline Humanism at Large conference 15th May

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth/Exeter University
contact email: 
meredith.miller@falmouth.ac.uk

Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth

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