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CFP MLA 2012 "States of Consciousness in Literature" -- Deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Isabel Jaén Portillo, jaen@pdx.edu

Description: Papers exploring dreaming, altered, dissociative, and other states of consciousness in literature from perspectives including (but not limited to) psychological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, and philosophy of mind.

[UPDATE] Extended CFP Deadline for 'Empowerment and the Sacred: An Inter-disciplinary Conference' (Leeds, 24th-26th June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Shivani Rajkomar and Lori Shelbourn, University of Leeds
contact email: 
organisers@empowermentandthesacred.com

Keynote speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith’s University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)

Micro-Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Craig N. Owens, Drake University
contact email: 
craig.owens@drake.edu

WANTED: 500-word abstracts proposing essays critically examining the emergence of micro-identities in contemporary popular culture for inclusion in the about-to-be proposed collection of scholarly ess

MLA Seattle, 5-8 Jan 2012: Thing and Symbol in Everyday Life and Narrative--Special Session proposal (abstract 15 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Noam Scheindlin
contact email: 
noam.scheindlin@lagcc.cuny.edu

Thing and Symbol in Everyday Life and Narrative

Flannery O'Connor - Scottsdale, AZ, Oct. 6-8, 2011; Submission deadline: April 15

full name / name of organization: 
2011 RMMLA Convention
contact email: 
pwakeman@kennesaw.edu

Critical and theoretical topics on Flannery O'Connor's short-stories, novels, and essays/lectures, and personal letters are open in this call.

Grad Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.

SAMLA 2011- Cracking Up the Well Wrought Urn: Humor and the Ethics of American Poetry (5/1/11 abstracts, 11/4-6/2011 conference)

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

"How funny you are today New York!" writes Frank O'Hara in an exemplary moment of what John Ashbery might call "probably thinking not to grow up." Although the last ten years have seen a flourishing

Ethno-Graphic Encounters: Jewish American & Italian American Graphic Narratives(127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, 5–8 Ja

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Jewish American Literature Discussion Group & Italian American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
JoAnne Ruvoli (joanneruvoli@sbcglobal.net ) & Monica Osborne (mrosborne@ucla.edu)

Seeking papers examining Italian American & Jewish American representations in comics & graphic narratives revealing inter/intra-ethnic engagements, current & historical collaborations, conflicts, rel

"Villain" 5/6/11

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the

Poetry and the Material World

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

Essays are solicited for a growing anthology entitled Poetry and the Real.

Tantalising Alice: A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations (31. June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sissy Helff (Frankfurt University)
contact email: 
Helff@nelk.uni-frankfurt.de

Tantalising Alice
A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations
Edited by
Sissy Helff (University of Frankfurt)

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
p.mackay@cytanet.com.cy

SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012
THE ROOSEVELT STUDY CENTER, MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
2nd International BAKEA PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY Denizli, Turkey
contact email: 
bakea.pau@gmail.com, macelikel@pau.edu.tr

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

Edith Wharton Collection Research Award; 3/21/11

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

Edith Wharton Collection Research Award

Deadline: March 21, 2011

Edith Wharton Society Essay Prize; 4/30/11

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

The Edith Wharton Society Essay Prize

Call for Submissions

Deadline: April 30, 2011

[UPDATE] The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms (Proposals due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Reynolds & Bonnie Roos
contact email: 
areynolds@wtamu.edu, broos@wtamu.edu

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.

American Self-Making

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Davis
contact email: 
Matthew.Davis@uwsp.edu

For a proposed special session at the 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle.

More Recent Morrison: Paradise, Love and A Mercy

full name / name of organization: 
Rachael Barnett
contact email: 
rbarnett@uwsp.edu

For a proposed special session at the 2012 MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, this panel explores the more recent work of Toni Morrison and seeks new thematic, historical, and critical approaches.

South Central Modern Language Association Women of Color Panel - March 28 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Panel Chair - Dr. Juluette Bartlett-Pack/DeVry University
contact email: 
jfbpack@yahoo.com

Multiple Streams of Inspiration.
This topic is a discussion of literature that demonstrates various elements of inspirations for women of color.

26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: TRANSFORMATION / ADAPTATION, Nov. 10-12, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
John Blair / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
jblair@westga.edu

We welcome submissions in all areas of the Humanities, understood in the broadest sense, including Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology,

New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session MLA 2012 (Seattle, Jan. 5-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Howard
contact email: 
khoward@rci.rutgers.edu

New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session, MLA 2012

SAMLA Charles Chesnutt Panel--Nov. 4-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CHARLES W. CHESNUTT ASSOCIATION (CWCA)
contact email: 
j.lewis@uncc.edu

Charles Chesnutt’s Poetics
In accord with the SAMLA special focus, “The Power of Poetry in the
Modern World,” proposals are invited addressing Chesnutt’s poetry,

Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

full name / name of organization: 
One-day Postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.), June 24th 2011
contact email: 
hxp823@bham.ac.uk

Unexpected Agents: Considering agency and subjectivity beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

* One-day postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham

American Gothic Realism & Naturalism, MLA, Seattle, Jan 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Bauer/Loyola University Chicago
contact email: 
gillian.n.bauer@gmail.com

All papers concerned with the intersection of American Realism and Naturalism with the gothic - thematically, overtly and/or obliquely, are welcome.

Potterwatch 2011: Harry Potter and Crossover Audiences (April 9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Potterwatch of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
contact email: 
unccpotterconference@gmail.com

Harry Potter and Crossover Audiences
the 2011 PotterWatch Conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
April 9, 2011
Charlotte, NC
Call for Papers

CFP: Journal - Monsters and the Monstrous

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/The Inter-Disciplinary Press
contact email: 
rf@inter-disciplinary.net

The Inter-Disciplinary Press
Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies

The Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous
ISSN: 1756-770X

Haunted Travel Writings

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
Pei-Ju Wu (peijuwu@cc.hfu.edu.tw) and Melissa Makala (remmel102@aol.com)

We seek papers dealing with “haunted” aspects of travel writing, from the nineteenth century to the present.

[UPDATE] Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships -- New Deadline - 3-16-11

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

CFP: Emma Bell Miles and Southern Appalachian Culture and Nature

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Cox / University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
Steven-Cox@utc.edu

Emma Bell Miles and Southern Appalachian Culture and Nature

Special Issue on Transgressive Auto/Biography: 15 April 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Matthew Kaylor / Masaryk University
contact email: 
kaylor@mail.muni.cz

Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Transgressive Auto/Biography”

We are announcing that, in autumn 2011, a special issue of Brno Studies in

MLA 2012: Pfaff's and the New York Saturday Press (3/15 deadline, Proposed Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Leif Eckstrom
contact email: 
Leif.Eckstrom@tufts.edu

This panel seeks papers that expand our understanding of antebellum literary history via the relatively uncharted productions of Henry Clapp and his bohemian contributors to The New York Saturday Pres

The Beats and Modernism at MSA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jimmy Fazzino / University of California, Santa Cruz
contact email: 
jfazzino@ucsc.edu

The Beats and Modernism

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, October 6-9, 2011

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

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