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GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY (Deadline: January 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies / Pierre du Bois Foundation
contact email: 
debt.crises@graduateinstitute.ch

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Pierre du Bois Foundation

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate Institute is glad to announce a
trans-disciplinary conference:

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline Extension (New Date: September 30, 2011): Postgraduate Conference June 2012, Vienna

full name / name of organization: 
Pursuing the Trivial / University of Vienna/Austria
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at, valentin.freyler@unvie.ac.at

CFP: Deadline Extension – September 30, 2011.
The final date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to September 30, 2011.

Topics in American Literature, SAMLA Convention 2011, Atlanta, GA, FR Nov. 4

full name / name of organization: 
Damien Schlarb
contact email: 
dschlarb@gsu.edu

***Late Open Call***
SOUTH ATLANTIC MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION 2011
Special Focus: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

full name / name of organization: 
Andy Dorsey
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

This panel will explore “experience” as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers.

Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
contact email: 
jhyland@buffalo.edu

While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man discovers a “new” way to hear the “unheard sounds” between the beats , so that he is listening in ti

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
barkerc@bgsu.edu

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

CFP: Ethnology, Folklore Studies, and Nineteenth-Century American Poetry, C19 Conference April 12-15, 2012 - Deadline Sept. 24

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
caroline.gelmi@tufts.edu

CFP for C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference to be held from April 12-15, 2012 in Berkeley, CA.

edited collection: BUST CULTURE: NOTES FROM THE GREAT RECESSION

full name / name of organization: 
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)
contact email: 
bustculture@gmail.com

Abstracts due December 21, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due Winter 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)

[REMINDER] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
contact email: 
kunsaa@duq.edu


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

Call For Papers / Essays for Applied Nonexistence: A Journal of Negation Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Applied Nonexistence
contact email: 
appliednonexistence@gmail.com

Applied Nonexistence: A Journal of Negation Theory (Vol. 1)

www.appliednonexistence.org

Video Games as Text; Text as Play

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming Department of English
contact email: 
uwplayology@gmail.com

Video Games as Text; Texts as Play

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA, Co-chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State
University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

-ality call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
-ality fiction journal
contact email: 
ality.fiction@gmail.com

-ality is a new electronic fiction publication.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011 DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

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

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

Update: NeMLA March 15-18, 2012: The Literary response to war – What is it worth?

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jcblanch@drew.edu

Deadline fast approaching! September 30, 2011.

[UPDATE] - Sacralizing Markets and Marketing the Sacral: Religion in Antebellum America - NeMLA 2012 (deadline *Sept. 30*)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball / Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 15 - 18, 2012

Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

RUST BELT (Great Lakes/ Great Books)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mantonucci@keene.edu

!!NEW DEADLINE!! !!NEW DEADLINE!! !!NEW DEADLINE!!

Representations of Disability in Science Fiction (essay collection, book) Proposals due: Nov. 18/11

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kathryn Allan
contact email: 
kathryn@academiceditingcanada.ca

Contributions are invited for an essay collection on the representations of disability and the disabled body in science fiction.

UPDATE: Modernist Manhattan

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

UPDATE: Modernist Manhattan

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

CFP for U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal, Deadline Extended to 10/5

full name / name of organization: 
U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal
contact email: 
carina.spaulding@baas.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS
U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal
Deadline Extended to 10/5/2011

CFP: Horror.SW/TX PCAACA.Albuquerque 2.8-12.2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
steffenhantke@hotmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

"HORROR"

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America

full name / name of organization: 
Mount Royal University
contact email: 
rboschman@mtroyal.ca

Call for Papers

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

October 10-13, 2012

www.skies.mtroyal.ca

Disciplined Verse: Academia and Nineteenth-Century American Poetry and Poetics (April 12-15, 2012; Berkeley, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
caroline.gelmi@tufts.edu and erin.kappeler@tufts.edu

Disciplined Verse: Academia and Nineteenth-Century American Poetry and Poetics

Annual Spring Conference 2012 - "Boundaries" - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
contact email: 
dkaloustian@bowiestate.edu

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2012

Call for Papers

“Boundaries”
3 March 2012

Material Culture/Built Environment, SW/TX PCA/ACA 2012 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
emontgomery@dallasheritagevillage.org

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 8 – 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

UPDATE] NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Nove

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu; katalves83@gmail.com

**Abstracts sent to the tamayok@stjohns.edu has been lost. Please resend immediately to the alternative emails above**
**Deadline extended**

Call for Panelists: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying" Narrative Matters: May29-June 1 Paris

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Paris
contact email: 
landerst@mmm.edu

Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative
The American University of Paris
May 29 to June 1, 2012

Call for Papers:
Panel Name: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying"

Contacts:

[UPDATE] Abstracts due 9/30/11; Maternal Hauntings: Feminine Spectral Identities & Ghosts in Asian American Literature (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Jina Lee
contact email: 
jinaleecfp@gmail.com

Call for papers:
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, NY

Special Issue on Graffiti (proposal due Dec 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge http://www.rhizomes.net/files/future.html
contact email: 
jflennon@poly.usf.edu

Call for Essays
Special Issue of Rhizomes: Graffiti

CFP: Collection on Nature and the Environment in American Public Address 12/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Richard D. Besel and Bernard K. Duffy, California Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
rbesel@calpoly.edu and bduffy@calpoly.edu

Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Nature and the Environment in American Public Address

Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge. Deadline Dec. 17, 2011. Conference Date: Feb. 25, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
contact email: 
SUNYSB.GradConf@gmail.com

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis

The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts, cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year’s conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details and registration visit www.stonybrook.edu/gradconf.

SCSECS 2012 in Asheville, NC (Feb 23-25)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
thompsop@etsu.edu

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, which will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of

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