category: american

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen
contact email: 
kai.sicks@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

The contemporary debate surrounding “communities of security” inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated.

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender: Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers sho

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we

Can Christianity be postsecular? Professions of faith and doubt in contemporary American fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Rorabaugh/SAMLA 2011/SCCL Panel (Deadline: May 1, 2011)
contact email: 
prorabaugh@gmail.com

SAMLA 2011/Southern Conference on Christianity and Literature Panel

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montenegro
contact email: 
foliaredakcija@gmail.com.

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.

Late C19/Early C20 U.S. Economies of Waste (MLA 5-7 January 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Foote
contact email: 
s-foote@illinois.edu

What counts as waste, materially and metaphorically, at the turn into the twentieth century?

Seeking submissions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 issue of The Projector

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: Film and Media Journal
contact email: 
cbaron@bgsu.edu

The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between film, media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Fall 2011and Spring 2012 issues.

"More Than Words Can Say: A Conference on MultiModal Composition" With Guest Speaker Dr. Cynthia Selfe April 2, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by Wright State University's English Conference Organization
contact email: 
ECOWSU@gmail.com

In a recent CCC article, Steven Fraiberg argues for an approach to composition studies Crossing disciplinary, geographic, and linguistic boundaries.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu

Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual “knowledge,” lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New

[UPDATE-DEADLINE EXTENDED] Roth and Women: A Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies

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

Roth and Women
A Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies

Sensation, Reason, ImaginationGothic Evolutions, 28th-30th October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew McInnes, University of Exeter
contact email: 
am361@exeter.ac.uk

This conference pursues two linked aims: first, to explore the Gothic’s relationship with science – fact, fiction and fantasy – especially its fascination with the cognitive, psychological and b

William Faulkner’s Poetic Beginnings

full name / name of organization: 
William Faulkner Special Session - SAMLA 2011
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

As a fiction writer, William Faulkner saw himself as a failed poet. Many themes that crop up in his poetry, however, make appearances in his fiction writing, as well.

Influence and Exchange: The Connected Worlds of Eudora Welty and Robert Penn Warren

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society Regular Session - SAMLA 2011
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

Eudora Welty and Robert Penn Warren enjoyed a lengthy association in the landscape of twentieth-century Southern letters.

Food in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature post-1900 Regular Session - SAMLA 2011
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

The production, consumption, composition, and bodily effects of food and eating have been studied from many vantage points recently.

CFP: "Voices of Women in the Americas" (PAMLA Conference 11/5-6/2011; Paper proposal deadline 3/25/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Robin Quizar
contact email: 
quizarr@mscd.edu

Voices of Women in the Americas, an approved session for the 2011 PAMLA conference, focuses on underrepresented women from the Latin, Caribbean, and indigenous peoples of the Americas.

“Mediamorphosis: Print Culture and Transatlantic Public Sphere(s), 1880-1940"

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Collier
contact email: 
printculture@bsu.edu

September 9-10, 2011
University of Delaware

Psychopathology and Modernism (MLA 2012; Abstract Deadline 03/15/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Meehan / University of Arizona
contact email: 
ameehan@email.arizona.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together

Proposed Special Session for MLA 2012 Seattle: War and the Language of Comedy. Paper proposals due March 13 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Joanna Scutts and Susan Harlan/Modern Language Association
contact email: 
warcomedyMLA@gmail.com

Soliciting papers exploring connections between war and comedy; how war, soldiers and violence have been represented through comic language or form. Medieval to Modern.

[UPDATE] Trauma, Memory and Narrative in Ethnic American Literature at RMMLA, 2011. DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring connections and fissures between trauma, memory, and narrative in Ethnic American Literature are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Lan

[UPDATE] "Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011. ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention.

Haunted Men: Masculinity in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras (One Day Symposium 5th September 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth, Uk, www.falmouth.ac.uk
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University

[Update] Essays on Pearl Cleage

full name / name of organization: 
Tikenya Foster-Singletary, Ph.D. and Aisha Francis-Samuels, Ph.D.
contact email: 
Tfosters@spelman.edu

Call for Papers
Book Title: In Search of Free Womanhood: The Critical Response to Pearl Cleage
Article Deadline: April 30, 2011
Publisher: McFarland Press, North Carolina

Contemporary Trends in Poetry in English/translations

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Call for Papers for Volume 3, Number 2
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
ISSN 0975-2935 * www.rupkatha.com

Contemporary Trends in Poetry in English/translations

Eudora Welty Society Panel at the South Central MLA, Oct. 27-29, 2011--submit abstracts by March 21, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Daniel/Georgia College and State University
contact email: 
scottdaniel69@yahoo.com

Submissions are currently being accepted for the Eudora Welty Society session of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 27 through the 29th, 2011, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Essay Collection: Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Due: July 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore
contact email: 
jenniferailles@yahoo.com, mooredonaldg@gmail.com

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Due: July 1, 2011

Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on Children and Periodicals

full name / name of organization: 
Courtney Weikle-Mills, Guest Editor
contact email: 
cweikle@yahoo.com

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on children and periodicals.

Transcultural/Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare

full name / name of organization: 
Outerspeares
contact email: 
gems@uoguelph.ca

Outerspeares: Transcultural / Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare
The 1st Annual Conference of the Guelph Early Modern Studies Group
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario - November 1, 2011

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Azzarello
contact email: 
robert.azzarello@gmail.com

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Learning a New Language: Performing Identity in Later Life (MLA 5-8 Jan. 2012, abstract by March 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Valerie Lipscomb
contact email: 
lipscomb@sar.usf.edu

In this proposed 2012 MLA special session, sponsored by the Age Studies Discussion Group, panelists examine the mutually constitutive relationship between performance and aging.

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts
contact email: 
critical@specsjournal.org

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

[UPDATE] Mediascape Spring 2011 Issue: Space in Cinema, Media, and Digital Culture - Submission Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Mediascape, UCLA's Online Journal for Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

Space is constructed within the cinematic text, and the space of spectatorship is an ever-changing beast.

Best Poems Anthology 2011 (Call for Papers)

full name / name of organization: 
Henry J. Collins
contact email: 
staff@best-poems.net

The Best Poems would like to call for submissions for its first annual Poetry print Anthology for the best 100 poems written in the year. The for submission is 25 March 2011.

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