category: american

Comparative Caribbeans Nov. 3-5, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature, Emory University, Atlanta
contact email: 
comparativecaribbeans@gmail.com

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

Emory University, Atlanta GA
November 3-5, 2011

Trespassing Nation 29 April 2011 Journal Article

full name / name of organization: 
Trespassing Journal
contact email: 
editor@trespassingjournal.com

he inaugural issue of Trespassing Journal focuses on trespassing the nation.
While the civil movements in Middle East react against the abuse of power, the

Journal Issue MODERNISM’S METAPHORS, IMAGES, AND SYMBOLS

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Sollars/Texas Southern University
contact email: 
sollars_md@tsu.edu

MODERNISM’S METAPHORS, IMAGES, AND SYMBOLS

[UPDATE] Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 7

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

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

Resistance: Crisis.Creation.Action.Critique, GLITS (Goldsmiths Literature Seminar) Interdisciplinary Conference, 9–10 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
resistance-glits@gold.ac.uk or inc@gold.ac.uk

Confirmed speaker: Alberto Toscano

African Women in Motion: Gender and the New African Diaspora in the United States.

full name / name of organization: 
Ayo A. Coly and Marame Gueye
contact email: 
ayo.a.coly@dartmouth.edu, gueyem@ecu.edu

African Women in Motion: Gender and the New African Diaspora in the United States

Editors: Ayo A. Coly and Marame Guèye

Deadline for abstracts: July 15, 2011

The Summer of Faulkner: Oprah’s Book Club, William Faulkner, and 21st Century America

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Harker
contact email: 
jlharker@olemiss.edu

Oprah Winfrey's 2005 announcement of her Book Club's "Summer of Faulkner" was greeted with skepticism, if not derision, by many cultural and literary commentators.

Southerners in Contemporary Film (5/16/11), SAMLA (11/4/11-11/6/11)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
leiter@lycoming.edu

This session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film.

Transgendered Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
MP an online feminist jourmal
contact email: 
llhinkle@academinist.org

MP: Transgendered (Fall issue) – Deadline August 31, 2011

[UPDATE] Contemporary Musicals on Film, Television and the Internet (deadline extended, 5/31)

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Chan and Aviva Dove-Viebahn
contact email: 
aviva.doveviebahn@unco.edu and kenneth.chan@unco.edu

The deadline for this CFP has been extended. We are especially looking for submissions dealing with film, although abstracts discussing television and new media will still be considered.

The Serious Pleasures of Travel - 2011 M/MLA - Nov 3-6, St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)
contact email: 
Andrea Kaston Tange <akastont@emich.edu>

In the nineteenth century, travel became a serious business: with the explosion of travel guide books (Murray’s and Baedeker’s, most notably), Cook’s excursion tours, organized itineraries throu

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: International Conference "Barbarism Revisited" (Leiden, Netherlands, May 31 - June 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leiden & University of Bonn
contact email: 
barbarism.revisited@gmail.com

International Conference:

Barbarism Revisited
PLEASE NOTE: THE DEALINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED. NEW DEADLINE: May 6, 2011

International Conference:

"You Do Not Talk About Chuck Palahniuk" (abstracts 6/3/11; M/MLA November 3-6, 2011, St. Louis, MO)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
contact email: 
jkavadlo@maryville.edu

Special session: Open topic on any aspect of Chuck Palahniuk's fiction, non-fiction, or film adaptations.

[Update] Gaiman and Feminism Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
gaimanandfeminism@gmail.com

The editors of a secured critical anthology are seeking articles of around 4,000-6,500 words (including endnotes and references) discussing the work of Neil Gaiman in any medium -- including the comic

American Frontiers: British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
British Association of American Studies / University of Birmingham
contact email: 
American.Frontiers@gmail.com

November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

[UPDATE] Haunted Men: Masculinity in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras

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

One Day Symposium 5th September 2011
University College Falmouth www.falmouth.ac.uk
Keynote Speaker: Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association-Area of Art History and Visual Culture-Deadline May 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
cortneybarko@comcast.net

Art History and Visual Culture Area

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: May 10, 2011

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI

Imagining Gender in 19th-Century American Women’s Poetry-SAMLA (6/1/11 abstracts, 11/4-6/11 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Wearn
contact email: 
mary.wearn@maconstate.edu

AMERICAN LITERATURE I (PRE-1900)

Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry

[UPDATE] Aesthetics / Class / Worlds (Oct. 14-15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
contact email: 
UMCSCLconference@gmail.com

Aesthetics / Class / Worlds
Keynote Speakers: Eric Cazdyn and Kristin Ross

Industry Trends: Genre and the Movie Business - Peer-reviewed Journal Special Edition - CFP Deadline 30 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Nowell, Iluminace, Guest Editor
contact email: 
richard_nowell@hotmail.com

Call for Papers
Iluminace vol. 3 (2012) – Special English-Language Edition
Industrial Trends: Genre and the Movie Business

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (proposals due by May 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) - Special Session at the 2011 SAMLA Convention, November 4-6, 2011
contact email: 
sdbarnesii@gmail.com

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The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation

Intersections: Literature, Technology, Science October 21-22, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Western Illinois University English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
ego@wiu.edu

Call for Papers

Intersections: Literature, Technology, Science

CFP: Journal of Feminist Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
UMass Dartmouth
contact email: 
jfs@umassd.edu

Call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Feminist Scholarship.

CFP : Cyborg in Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
andreatorrano@yahoo.com.ar

CFP : Cyborg in Cinema

The online journal 'Jura Gentium Cinema' (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking articles (3,000-4,000 words) for a special issue on 'Cyborg in Cinema.'

Time and Space in Contemporary Women's Writing, 8-9th September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
PG CWWN
contact email: 
time-and-space@pgcwwn.org

Contemporary women’s writing continues to be preoccupied with and influenced by conceptualisations of time and space, both as separate and as inherently interconnected concepts.

[EXTENSION] Innovations in creative and critical writing: First Fictions (deadline: 30th May, conference: Jan 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS
Festival and Academic Conference
19-22nd January, 2012

We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.

Writing Into the Profession

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association at UNC-Greensboro
contact email: 
uncg.egsa.graduateconference@gmail.com

For its sixth annual interdisciplinary conference in English studies, we at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association ask you to join us as we work to build

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 4/30 for "Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism"-SAMLA-Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011

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

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism

Marginalia/Marginalities

full name / name of organization: 
TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE
contact email: 
dorfil@uni.lodz.pl

Call for Articles, Reviews and Interviews
From
TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE
Published by the University of Łodź in Poland
editor-in-chief
Dorota Filipczak

NEW DEADLINE (SEPT. 15, 2011) Call for Papers for The Sharon Pollock: First Woman of Canadian Theatre Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Calgary
contact email: 
dcoates@ucalgary.ca

NEW DEADLINE (SEPT. 15, 2011) Call for Papers for The Sharon Pollock: First Woman of Canadian Theatre Conference to be held at the University of Calgary from March 28 to 31, 2012.

CFP - disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory - Self/Story: Issue 21

full name / name of organization: 
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory
contact email: 
disclosurejournal@gmail.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1st, 2011

IALJS-AEJMC: "Literary Journalism: Telling Stories, Defining Citizenship"

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)
contact email: 
jmr197@case.edu

IALJS at the AEJMC Annual Conference: St Louis, MO, U.S.A., 10:00-11:30am, Saturday 13 August 2011.

Participants who might be interested in taking part in the

Accepting Book Submissions to Display at MLA Convention

full name / name of organization: 
Anaphora Literary Press
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

Anaphora Literary Press is accepting critical and creative book-length submissions.

analyses of popular narrative

full name / name of organization: 
StoryTelling: Journal of Popular Narrative
contact email: 
barbara.szubinska@eku.edu

StoryTelling is seeking submission for its 2011 edition.

Men at Work, Men at Play (5/30/2011; MMLA 11/3-11/6, 2011; St. Louis, MO)

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Wilhite
contact email: 
keithwilhite@gmail.com

This CFP is for the Permanent Section "Gender Studies: Male" at the 2011 M/MLA Convention in St. Louis, MO.

Topic: Men at Work, Men at Play

This panel calls for papers that address contemporary representations of men in the workplace or male camaraderie in American literature and popular culture. We're particularly interested in essays that explore the ways writers unsettle dominant notions of masculinity -- sexually, racially, domestically -- in contemporary fiction, film, or television. Feel free to interpret "the workplace" or the social spaces of camaraderie broadly.

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