category: american

“Detroit, Global City: The Motor City in the World” 9/23-9/24, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Sarika Chandra, John Pat Leary / Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
contact email: 
schandra@wayne.edu, jpleary@wayne.edu

The American Studies Program at Wayne State University, Detroit MI, invites papers on the theme, “Detroit, Global City: The Motor City in the World,” scheduled for September 23 and 24, 2011.

REMINDER: Media Fields Journal Issue 3: Documentary & Space

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal [Department of Film and Media Studies, UCSB]
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Apologies for Cross-Posting

REMINDER: Call for Submissions:

MEDIA FIELDS JOURNAL ISSUE 3
DOCUMENTARY AND SPACE

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011.

[UPDATE] Contributors: Black Women's Writing as Spiritual and Ritual Experiment (essay collection) 4/4/11 (abstracts); 6/13/11

full name / name of organization: 
Brenda Smith
contact email: 
bsmith30@kent.edu

The editors of a collection of essays tentatively titled _Working the Book: Black Women’s Writing as Spiritual and Ritual Experiment_ have extended the deadline for contributors to submit abstracts

MLA 2012 - Digital Humanities and the Record of Slavery

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Klein, The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
lklein@post.harvard.edu

Call for Papers - Special Session
MLA 2012, Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

Early Modern Possible Worlds (MLA 2012, Abstract Deadline 3/1/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Debapriya Sarkar/ Rutgers University
contact email: 
dsarkar@eden.rutgers.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention. Sixteenth and seventeenth-century works, from Utopia to The Blazing World, engaged in acts of worldmaking by speculating on or inventing "possible worlds.” This panel will examine the scope and limitations of these early modern possible worlds, and more generally, the condition of the “possible,” which authors variously define through the terms “what may be,” “what should be,” or even “what if.”

Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World

full name / name of organization: 
The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill
contact email: 
clifford.robinson@duke.edu

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloq

Call for articles: Cultures in/of Transition (University of Bucharest Review) 10 April 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bucharest Review
contact email: 
danielacarstea_ro@yahoo.gr

Call for Articles – University of Bucharest Review

Topic for #1/2011: Cultures in/of Transition

Dreams Not Only American. Science Fiction's Transatlantic Transactions - July 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Science Fiction Research Association
contact email: 
sfra2011@gmail.com

Dreams Not Only American – Science Fiction’s Transatlantic Transactions
July 7-10, 2011
Lublin, Poland

American Literature After 1900 (Oct 6-8 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Mace/RMMLA Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
RMace-RMMLA@hotmail.com

“American literature after 1900”, a special session at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, which will take place October 6-8, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ, is looking f

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal Submission Deadline 2/11/2011

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for contributors [ UPDATE Due July 2011] African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy

full name / name of organization: 
Beatrice Russell / California State University, Sacramento Department of Foreign Languages
contact email: 
beatrice.russell@csus.edu
  • Second Call for contributors (Due July 2011)
  • African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy
  • Full name/ Name of Institution
  • Beatrice Russell
  • [UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

    full name / name of organization: 
    Craft Critique Culture
    contact email: 
    katherine-f-montgomery@uiowa.edu

    What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation?

    "Fantasy and the Mundane in 19th century Realism" March 20, 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 109th Annual Conference, November 5-6, 2011
    contact email: 
    swafford@bradley.edu

    Women and Work: Claremont Colleges, CA, Nov. 5-6, 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Susanne Weil / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
    contact email: 
    sweil@centralia.edu

    UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
    http://www.pamla.org/2011/proposals
    If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to sweil@centralia.edu.

    [Update] Contemporary Music and Fiction – Edited Collection (3/7/11)

    full name / name of organization: 
    Erich Hertz / Siena College; Jeff Roessner / Mercyhurst College
    contact email: 
    ehertz@siena.edu; jroessner@mercyhurst.edu

    Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Write in Tune: Representing Contemporary Music in Fiction. Deadline extended to March 7, 2011.

    Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 25, 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
    contact email: 
    melanieh@u.washington.edu

    Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 25, 2011

    “States of National Belonging”

    "The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America" (MCEAS, September 29 - October 1, 2011)

    full name / name of organization: 
    McNeil Center for Early American Studies
    contact email: 
    Please direct conference-related questions to Whitney Martinko at mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

    *Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

    "The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
    An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

    [UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication [DEADLINE EXTENDED]; SUNY Albany; Wai Chee Dimock +

    full name / name of organization: 
    University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization
    contact email: 
    egsoalbany@gmail.com

    The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

    April 1-2, 2011

    ***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 14***

    Keynote Speaker: Wai Chee Dimock
    Creative Keynote Speaker: Doug Rice

    SUNY COW: Building 21st Century Writing Programs: Literacy and Leadership in the New Millennium

    full name / name of organization: 
    SUNY Council on Writing
    contact email: 
    SUNYCOWbinghamton2011@gmail.com

    Binghamton University and the SUNY Council on Writing welcome proposals for "Building 21st Century Writing Programs: Literacy and Leadership in the New Millennium," to be held March 18-19, 2011

    Eastern and Middle Eastern Religions in the Age of Enlightenment (11/1/11)

    full name / name of organization: 
    Religion in the Age of Enlightenment [Annual]
    contact email: 
    brett_mcinelly@byu.edu

    The editors of Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) seek articles for a special issue devoted to Eastern and Middle Eastern religions in the age of Enlightenment.

    Talking to Ourselves: the Immersive Rhetoric of the Matrix Series and "Inception," MLA 2012, 5–8 January 2012

    full name / name of organization: 
    Keith Dorwick/MLA 2012 (Special Session)
    contact email: 
    kdorwick@louisiana.edu

    Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.

    Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

    full name / name of organization: 
    The Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program, City University of New York
    contact email: 
    JITP@gc.cuny.edu

    The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research.

    Empathy, Sympathy, and Other Minds (MLA 2012, proposal deadline 3/6/11)

    full name / name of organization: 
    Meghan Hammond / New York University
    contact email: 
    mmh340@nyu.edu

    This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle. Empathy and sympathy are capacious terms that have rich and overlapping conceptual histories in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and political thought. This panel will explore the ties between empathy/sympathy and the epistemological concerns of literature.

    MLA 2012 - Digital South, Digital Futures - Call for Papers

    full name / name of organization: 
    Vince Brewton, University of North Alabama
    contact email: 
    vjbrewton@una.edu

    Call for Papers - Special Session
    MLA 2012: Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

    Digital South, Digital Futures

    Gender Wars: Misericordia University's Inaugural Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference APRIL 2,2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Misericordia University
    contact email: 
    phamilto@misericordia.edu

    How does the media categorize or illustrate gender? What does it mean to be “feminine”? What does it mean to be “masculine”? How does gender intersect with race and ethnicity?

    Poetry and Disability -- PAMLA Annual Conference, November 5-6, 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    William M. Etter, Irvine Valley College
    contact email: 
    better@ivc.edu

    Though various scholars (Thomson, Mitchell and Snyder, Holmes, Quayson) have produced essential recent studies of disability in British, American, and World Literature, the application of Disability S

    Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century, June 20-25, 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Willa Cather Foundation and Smith College
    contact email: 
    rmilling@smith.edu

    Smith College and the Willa Cather Foundation present
    The International Cather Seminar 2011
    Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century
    June 20-25, 2011
    Smith College, Northampton, MA

    RE-VISIONING TERRORISM An Interdisciplinary and International Conference SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Purdue University
    contact email: 
    lawton@purdue.edu; ecoda@purdue.edu

    RE-VISIONING TERRORISM
    An Interdisciplinary and International Conference
    SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011 – Purdue University

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED [February 7] for Composing Live(s) Symposium - March 25, 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Miami English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association
    contact email: 
    MEGAAblog@gmail.com

    The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
    Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines

    Teaching (Neo) Slave Narratives, January 5-8, 2012 (Special Session)

    full name / name of organization: 
    127th MLA Annual Convention-Seattle, 5–8 January 2012
    contact email: 
    duerr001@crimson.ua.edu

    *Teaching (Neo) Slave Narratives*

    MLA: Community, Food, and American Fiction; January 5-8, 2012 in Seattle

    full name / name of organization: 
    Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin's University
    contact email: 
    jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu

    “What
is distinctive about American food writing is how constant and close to the
surface is its sense of moral struggle.”
    —Molly
O’Neill[1]

    [UPDATE]

    full name / name of organization: 
    Louisiana Association of College Composition
    contact email: 
    lacc2011@louisiana.edu

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Lafayette, LA
    March 17-19, 2011

    Conference website now online: http://la-cc.org/lacc2011
    NOTE: New deadline for abstracts is now February 15, 2011.

    Sirens (women in fantasy) - 10/6/2011-10/7/2011 - 5/7/2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
    contact email: 
    programming at sirensconference.org



    CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
    Vail, Colorado
    October 6–9, 2011
    A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

    Words on Words and Dictionaries - Special Issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (Deadline: 20th May 2011)

    full name / name of organization: 
    Department of English, University of Alicante
    contact email: 
    RAEI@ua.es

    Words on Words and Dictionaries

    Special Issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

    ○ Important dates

    * Submission of manuscripts for peer review: 20th May 2011

    [Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference

    full name / name of organization: 
    University of East Anglia, School of American Studies
    contact email: 
    f.costa@uea.ac.uk

    Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

    Location: School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. (Arts 2, Room 3.26/3.27)

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