category: american

Hannah Arendt and Innovations in Modern American Literature (MSA 13 Oct. 6- 9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association Conference
contact email: 
karen.weingarten@qc.cuny.edu

Hannah Arendt’s body of work has grappled with many issues now characterized as distinctly modern: life politics, humanism, states of exception, human rights, and identity politics.

(In)Visibility: Octopus Journal of Visual Studies CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Octopus Journal, Visual Studies Dept. at University of California-Irvine
contact email: 
octopusjournal@gmail.com

Octopus Journal volume 5: Invisibility

Spring 2011

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism-SAMLA-Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA- South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sobia.khan@utdallas.edu

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism

Public Intellectuals and Media (MLA; 3/20/11)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA guaranteed session/Division on Nonfiction Prose
contact email: 
lurie@rice.edu & bjnorman@loyola.edu

How do media shape possibilities for public intellectualism in the age of the digital, the social network, the newspaper of record, the pamphlet, the broadside?

Cosmopolitans at home and abroad: Cosmopolitanism in nineteenth-century British and American literature.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. James Hewitson; Dr. Yvonne Elizabeth Pelletier
contact email: 
jhewitso@utk.edu; ypelleti@utk.edu

This proposed collection seeks essays addressing cosmopolitanism and the figure of the cosmopolitan in British and American literature from 1789 to 1914.

CFP - Fashion and Masquerade

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Laini Burton, Griffith University
contact email: 
l.burton@griffith.edu.au

Fashion and Masquerade

Border Studies Past and Present:: The Il/legal, the State, and the Literary Discourse. RMMLA, Oct. 6-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Albrecht Classen/RMMLA
contact email: 
aclassen@u.arizona.edu

This session will examine border issues in past and present especially in light of the tragedy of the US/Mexico border, soliciting papers that can contribute to the historical and cultural awareness o

Deadline extended--Negotiations and Confession

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA, Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011
contact email: 
geastman@mscd.edu

This special session invites proposals for papers on the confessional mode in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, and court proceedings. We define confession in its broadest sense:

The Sound of Silence

full name / name of organization: 
Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução
contact email: 
tradutores_interpretes@ulusofona.pt

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Huma

Call For Articles : RRCA n°3: "Post-racial" America?

full name / name of organization: 
RRCA Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine / on-line journal of American Studies
contact email: 
rrca@revues.org

The historic election of Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States of America has been frequently presented, domestically and abroad, as the paradigmatic illustration of the integration of

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 14-16, 2011 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

The Body in Motion: Special Session, MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Reckson
contact email: 
lreckson@princeton.edu

The Body in Motion: Special Session, MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

[UPDATE] Representing Digital Culture: MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Assoication (special session)
contact email: 
bresnan@stolaf.edu

How has contemporary literature represented and responded to recent advances in information technology, mobile communication, social networking, and digital media?

IS IT CAUSE IT’S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
amerikanistik@mx.uni-saarland.de

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT’S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

IS IT CAUSE IT’S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
amerikanistik@mx.uni-saarland.de

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT’S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

Edited Volume on the writings of William T. Vollmann

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Coffman & Daniel Lukes
contact email: 
ccoffman@bu.edu; daniel.lukes@nyu.edu

William T. Vollmann has been publishing fiction, non-fiction and journalism since the late 1980s, acquiring a cult audience and sensationalist reputation in the process.

Edith Wharton Society, MLA 2012; 3/21/11

full name / name of organization: 
Gary Totten
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

Wharton at 150.

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Global Literatures and Islam: Representations of Islam and Muslims

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

Call for Paper for a Special Session in 2012 MLA Convention,

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
(bhakman@ilstu.edu) , (fbarin@ilstu.edu)

Call for Paper for a special session in MLA 2012 Convention:

Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era

MLA 2012: Automating Love's Labors (special session)

full name / name of organization: 
Natalia Cecire and Scott Selisker
contact email: 
all.mla2012@gmail.com

When Adam requires a companion to alleviate his loneliness, God fashions him one out of a spare bone; if Christ, of whom Adam is the prefiguration, is “begotten, not made,” Eve is pointedly t

Rainbows of Artistry: Dancers, Divas, Actors and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - Division of Humanities
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
“RAINBOWS OF ARTISTRY: DANCERS, DIVAS, ACTORS AND WRITERS”
PAINE COLLEGE
AUGUSTA, GA
NOVEMBER 9 – 11, 2011

Playing False: Representations of Betrayal (Oxford, September 16 - 17, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Betiel Wasihun and Kristina Mendicino, Lincoln College, Oxford University
contact email: 
betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, kristina.mendicino@yale.edu

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
Lincoln College, Oxford University, September 16 - 17, 2011

"Verrat und Argwohn lauschen in allen Ecken"
(Friedrich Schiller, "Wilhelm Tell" 1, 4)

Ol3Media: Cinema and Comics

full name / name of organization: 
Ol3Media - University Roma 3 - Italy
contact email: 
barbara.maio@uniroma3.it

The 2011 is going to be a year in the sign of comics adaptations with the coming of Thor and Captain America, the origin of X-Men, the 3D technology.

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 11/5-11/6 , 2011

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnational- SAMLA- Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association- SAMLA
contact email: 
sobia.khan@utdallas.edu

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism

[UPDATE]: War in Literature and Film, RMMLA 3/1/11---10/6-8/11

full name / name of organization: 
Geoffrey A. Wright/Samford University
contact email: 
gawright@samford.edu

***Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, Oct. 6-8, 2011***War in Literature and Film panel*** Invitation for paper proposals on the representation of war in literature and film.

The Fictions of Peace (Abstracts due March 25, 2011 // Session date: November 5-6)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
seaston@gustavus.edu

This panel seeks papers on works of cinematic and ancient or modern literary fiction that explore the challenges and possibilities of peace, the achievement of it, the quest for it, the anxieties of

The Crossdisciplinary Consortium -- April 22 & 23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Fourth Annual Crossdisciplinary Consortium Conference at CU Boulder
contact email: 
consortium@colorado.edu

The CROSSDISCIPLINARY CONSORTIUM is a conference hosted by a collaboration of University of Colorado at Boulder departments, programs, resident scholars, and student organizations.

Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 1

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College
contact email: 
scott.st.pierre [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA.

Regional Poetry and the West Coast Poetry Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
William Mohr / California State University, Long Beach / PAMLA Conference
contact email: 
wmohr@csulb.edu OR William.BillMohr@gmail.com

PAMLA conference
(Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

Scripps College, Claremont, CA

[speakers update] Singapore - The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
NTU~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

CFP Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess - Brunel University
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

cfp Scritture migranti n.5/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali - Dept. of Italian, University of Bologna
contact email: 
redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it

CALL FOR PAPERS N.5/2011

Law and Corporeality in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2012
contact email: 
april.miller@unco.edu

accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012).

Innocence and its Opposites in U.S. War Literature (Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Cristina Alsina/Universitat de Barcelona; Cynthia Stretch/Southern CT State Univ.
contact email: 
alsina@ub.edu; stretchc1@southernct.edu

Innocence and its Opposites in U.S. War Literature

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