category: american

CFP: 100 People Who Changed American Entertainment 5/15/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Sickels/Whitman College
contact email: 
sickelrc@whitman.edu

Contributions are being sought for 100 People Who Changed American Entertainment, a two volume edited collection, which is under contract and slated for publication in 2012.

[UPDATE] SAMLA Fiction Writers (Creative Writing)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
samlafiction2011@gmail.com.

The focus of this panel will be on brief, powerful writing and performance. In order to perform an entire piece in the allotted time, submitted stories must be concise, but powerful.

UPDATE Soliciting an essay on Moby Dick as quest narrative

full name / name of organization: 
Bernard Schweizer
contact email: 
schweizerb@yahoo.com

Inviting proposals for a chapter on Moby Dick to be included in an upcoming volume titled "The Hero's Quest."

Tooth and Claw: Shapeshifters in Popular Culture - Essay Collection - abstracts due June 1

full name / name of organization: 
Margo Collins
contact email: 
collinsm@trine.edu

This proposed collection seeks essays on any aspect of shapeshifters in film, fiction, online, even architecture. We are interested in essays dealing with any time period or genre.

Tom Lea Month Call For Papers Deadline April 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Lea Institute
contact email: 
brandon.shuler@ttu.edu

The Tom Lea Institute, the El Paso Times, and the University of Texas El Paso will sponsor four papers to be presented during Tom Lea Month in El Paso.

Popular Romance in the New Millennium: November 10-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Pamela Regis/McDaniel College
contact email: 
pregis@mcdaniel.edu

McDaniel College

is proud to sponsor

Popular Romance in the New Millennium

An International Conference

November 10-11, 2011
Westminster, Maryland*

"Cultivating Human-Animal Relations Through Poetic Form" (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
miglesia@mail.usf.edu

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

Symposium on John Wilkinson's The Lyric Touch, 23 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex
contact email: 
a.j.pestell@sussex.ac.uk

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex presents an event devoted to the discussion of John Wilkinson’s collection of essays, The Lyric Touch (Salt 2007).

"Cultivating Human-Animal Relations Through Poetic Form" (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
miglesias@mail.usf.edu

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

Modernist Marriage and Divorce - abstracts due 4/7

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Jackson/ Modernist Studies Association 2011 Conference, Buffalo NY October 6-9
contact email: 
hjackson@skidmore.edu

From the rise of no-fault divorce to nativist anxiety about exogamy, the shifting structure of marriage is a defining preoccupation of modernist fiction.

NewBorder: A Texas/Mexico Border Anthology accepting Critical, Fiction, CNF, and Poetry - Submission Deadline June 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
NewBorder: An Anthology to be Published by Texas A&M Press
contact email: 
brandon.shuler@ttu.edu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR AN ANTHOLOGY OF TEXAS BORDER FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, AND POETRY TO BE PUBLISHED BY TEXAS A&M PRESS

NewBorder: An Anthology of Texas/Mexico Border Writing

Detective Fiction, Professionalism, and the Modern Bureaucratic State (Modernist Studies Association, Buffalo, Oct. 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Harney / University of Toronto
contact email: 
dan.harney@utoronto.ca

This panel explores the simultaneous emergence of the crime writing genre, the modern bureaucratic state, and professional society.

READING NATURE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. MADRID, SPAIN (DEC. 14-16, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English Philology II (UCM) - Friends of Thoreau (Franklin Institute UAH)
contact email: 
readingnature.ucm@gmail.com

Environmental disciplines have recently gained prominence due to the potentially devastating consequences of climate change: increasing natural disasters, the greenhouse effect, temperature variations

"Cancer and the Pharmakon" / SLSA September 22-25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Shiloh Krupar and Nadine Ehlers / Georgetown University
contact email: 
cancerpharmakon@gmail.com

This panel is concerned with the ways cancer treatment regimes and medico-discursive protocols trouble the distinctions between “to kill” and “to cure”, and the supposedly separate realms of l

Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.)
contact email: 
zorafestival1@yahoo.com

Scholars and other interested parties are invited to submit papers for the 2013 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (January 26th-February 3rd).

UPDATE -- Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it and glennis.byron@stir.ac.uk

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

MLA 2012 PANEL: "American Exceptionalism after 9/11" -- APRIL 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Murphy
contact email: 
jonm@buffalo.edu

This Special Sessions panel for the 2012 MLA Conference in Seattle is purposed to examine the continued relevance (or lack thereof) of the discourse of American Exceptionalism after 9/11.

[UPDATE] ***Could you hear that? Interdisciplinary approaches to sound and music.***

full name / name of organization: 
LASA2012 May 23-26 *San Francisco*
contact email: 
ezaramel@princeton.edu

The 2012 LASA Congress will be dedicated to the bicentennial of national independence in most of the countries in Latin America.

Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education (Journal) - articles by 6/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Susan Alice Fischer, Co-Editor
contact email: 
safischer@mac.com

The editors seek articles concerned with English language, literacy and literature teaching worldwide as well as essays on literature and culture that do not specifically address teaching.

4th International Conference on American Drama and Theater. Spain. May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Miriam Lopez
contact email: 
berceo@gamail.com

THE ROMANCE OF THEATER: AMERICAN DRAMA AND ITS STORIES

www.romanceoftheater.com

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN DRAMA AND THEATER Seville, 28-30 May 2012

UPDATE Food and Identity (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Marta Hess/South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
engmlh@langate.gsu.edu

Food identifies us. The ways in which we prepare, consider, consume, discuss, and build traditions around food and foodways all contribute to the ways that we see ourselves and that others see us.

Food and Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Marta Hess/SAMLA
contact email: 
engmlh@langate.gsu.edu

Food identifies us. The ways in which we prepare, consider, consume, discuss, and build traditions around food and foodways all contribute to the ways that we see ourselves and that others see us.

[UPDATE] CSECS/ABS/NEASECS 2011 panel, Adaptation and 18th-Century Literature--new deadline April 12

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Aphra Behn Society/Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
karen.gevirtz@shu.edu

Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] "The Immaterial 18th Century"--NEW DEADLINE April 12

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/ Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Aphra Behn Society
contact email: 
immat18@mcmaster.ca or walmsley@mcmaster.ca

Call for Papers
Joint Meeting of CSECS/NEASECS/Aphra Behn Society
Hosted by McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, 27-29 October, 2011

"The Immaterial Eighteenth Century"

"The Politics of Travel," Georgetown University, 3/30/12-4/1/12; Deadline: 10/1/11

full name / name of organization: 
Gary Totten / International Society for Travel Writing
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

“The Politics of Travel”:
The Seventh Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing

Black and Brown Planets: the Politics of Race in Science Fiction—Essay Collection, 6/24/11

full name / name of organization: 
Isiah Lavender, III
contact email: 
lavender@uca.edu

The mass popularity of science fiction (sf) has shaped the racial politics of popular culture.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED]'A Self-Conscious Voice'- an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature. May 11th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol Department of English
contact email: 
expatlitconference@gmail.com

‘A Self-Conscious Voice’ - an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature
A post-graduate conference at the University of Bristol on May 11th, 2011

CFP: "Under Pressure" JLS special issue

full name / name of organization: 
Yetta Howard
contact email: 
yettahoward@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: “Under Pressure”
Guest Edited by Yetta Howard

Technology & Modernity at MSA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Irene Gammel (Ryerson) and John Wrighton (Ryerson and Brighton)
contact email: 
gammel@english.ryerson.ca and john.wrighton@mlc.ryerson.ca


Technology and Modernity

CFP for MSA Panel Organized and Chaired by Irene Gammel (Ryerson) and John Wrighton (Ryerson and Brighton)
 

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 5.1.11)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop
contact email: 
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

Seeking several articles to round out work-in-progress on:

THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE
Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference, September 23-24, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23-24, 2011 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC - Due: March 28, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC
contact email: 
reynoldst@nsula.edu

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 68th Annual Convention

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association) 11/5-11/6, 2011
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural

CFP: Historicizing Narrative Theory (7/15/11; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Sue J. Kim / Priyamvada Gopal
contact email: 
skim666@gmail.com

The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Historicizing Narrative Theory."

Modernism and Totalitarianism 5/4/11 -- 6-9/8/11

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Rae/Modernist Studies Association (MSA)
contact email: 
pmr1@queensu.ca

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