category: american

[Update] Race, Education, and American Literature (NeMLA 2013, March 21-24, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Samira Abdur-Rahman (Rutgers University)
contact email: 
sabdurrah@gmail.com

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 21-24, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

Host Institution: Tufts University

[RE-POST] History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand - NeMLA Mar 21-24, 2013 - D/line Sept 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
NorthEast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mordecai@english.umass.edu

“Travelling Back”: History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand

Re-visiting the “Nation” in Contemporary Narratives by American Women of Color, March 21-24, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
dmgomaa@uwm.edu

This panel seeks papers that address the political-economic engagement of the U.S.

ACLA 2013 seminar: 'Alterity Beyond Utopia'

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan (Marquette University)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@marquette.edu

ACLA 2013 (Toronto, ON) – April 5-7, 2013
Seminar: ALTERITY BEYOND UTOPIA
Seminar Leaders: Gerry Canavan (Marquette University) and Ramzi Fawaz (GWU)
Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities
contact email: 
dhandmemory@gmail.com

Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future?

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard - "The Unrecyclable"

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

What cannot be taken up or kept alive? What is too used to reuse, too basic to break down further? What are the ideas at dead ends?

[UPDATE] NeMLA Deadline Approaching for The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Cordell / Northeastern University / Digital Americanist Society
contact email: 
r.cordell@neu.edu

Digital humanists often tout their work as transformative to literary scholarship.

Detective Fiction: The End of Civilization or its Salvation? -- NEMLA conference, Boston, 21 - 4 Mar., 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Plochocki
contact email: 
bastet801@att.net

As a popular genre, detective fiction often refers to or even uses as its foundation social issues, crises, and questions contemporaneous with its production.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013

[UPDATE] James Joyce and His Cold Mad Feary Fathers (or Mothers): Anxieties of Influence NeMLA Boston Mass April 21-24, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jmcquail@tntech.edu

Panel CFP: Religion in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (21 October; MELUS, 14-17 March 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson, U of Tennessee-Knoxville
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com

Papers discussing religious topics related to U.S. ethnic literatures and authors are invited.

Disability and the American Counterculture

full name / name of organization: 
Stella Bolaki/University of Kent
contact email: 
S.Bolaki@kent.ac.uk

Disability and the American Counterculture

Special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair

Staging American Sounds

full name / name of organization: 
Dept. of English Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
contact email: 
fvericat@filol.ucm.es

STAGING AMERICAN SOUNDS

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, 9-10 MAY 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jserran2@utk.edu

NeMLA Conference held in Boston at Tufts University
Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image(s)

[UPDATE] - CFP: "The Rest Is Silence" - November 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought - www.yorku.ca/pivot
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

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View the CFP on our webpage here: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/pivot/announcement/view/103/

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"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities
contact email: 
dhandmemory@gmail.com

Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future?

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
htribbey@ecok.edu

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference

PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2013 Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
Lesleigh Owen lesleigh.owen@gmail.com, Julia McCrossin jmccross@gwmail.gwu.edu

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat

What’s in a “Castle of Murder”? Fairy Tales across Time and Place: Celebrating Our Deepest Language March 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
The Louisiana Conference on Language, Literature and Culture
contact email: 
laconference2013@gmail.com

[UPDATE] FRENZY Colloquium November 9-10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
York University English Graduate Students' Association
contact email: 
2012frenzyconference@gmail.com

York University 2012 English Graduate Students’ Association Colloquium: FRENZY

Call for Papers - HKICEAS 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Higher Education Forum
contact email: 
hkiceas@hkiceas.org

2012 Hong Kong International Conference on
Engineering and Applied Science

Call for Papers

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC): FAILURE - Deadline Dec. 1

full name / name of organization: 
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 
themigc@gmail.com

The contemporary moment is fraught with the rhetoric of failure and decline. Daily, it seems, political, artistic, and entertainment outlets alert us to broken systems, policies, and promises.

Labor Beyond Economy, ACLA, April 4-7 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
clare.callahan@duke.edu

Hannah Arendt argued that labor is anti-political because its collective nature precludes the possibility of individual consciousness and because it is performed in the name of the economy of the hous

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Professor for Peace
contact email: 
professorsforpeace at gmail.com

Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference 2013
An Interdisciplinary, International Conference

Date: February 15-17, 2013.
Location: Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Short Story

full name / name of organization: 
The College English Association
contact email: 
dxb11@psu.edu

The college English Association invites papers on any aspect of the short story, from its history to its present practice, theories of the short story, individual authors, movements or schools of shor

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (11/15/12; 03/21/13-03/23/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Patrice Hollrah / Native American Literature Symposium
contact email: 
hollrahp@unlv.nevada.edu

14th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 21-23, 2013
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: November 15, 2012

[REMINDER] International Pynchon Week 2013: 5-8 August 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Sam Thomas
contact email: 
samuel.thomas@durham.ac.uk

AUGUST 5-8 2013, DURHAM, UK:
LINES, LEGACIES, ANNIVERSARIES

CFP Stet Journal Issue 3

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
contact email: 
melissa.dickson@kcl.ac.uk

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013, Abstract due September 30th

full name / name of organization: 
Diane E. Keeney
contact email: 
dekeeney@gmail.com

Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract due: 09/30/2012

NETWORKING KNOWLEDGE: JOURNAL OF THE MECCSA-PGN - '(IM)PERSONAL DESIRES: PORNOGRAPHY, SEXUALITY AND SOCIAL NETWORKS OF DESIRE'

full name / name of organization: 
Gareth Longstaff - NETWORKING KNOWLEDGE: JOURNAL OF THE MECCSA-PGN
contact email: 
G.Longstaff@newcastle.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS
NETWORKING KNOWLEDGE: JOURNAL OF THE MECCSA-PGN
'(IM)PERSONAL DESIRES: PORNOGRAPHY, SEXUALITY AND SOCIAL NETWORKS OF DESIRE'

[UPDATE] Deadline reminder: Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013; due: Sept 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - NeMLA
contact email: 
wgsnemla@gmail.com

Chairs of the following pre-approved panels and roundtables of the NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus seek proposals.

[Update: Deadline Extended] Chinese and Western Literature and Arts in the Eighteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities, National Sun Yat-sen U, Kaohsiung TAIWAN
contact email: 
cla@mail.nsysu.edu.tw or sysjoh@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

Eighteenth-century culture in England, Western Europe, and America is clearly characterized by the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment even though, just as clearly, Enlightenment spread only gra

[UPDATE} NeMLA 2013 CFP: Queer Self-Representation: It Isn’t All About Me

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
tw@unh.edu

This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation.The personal continues to be political, and for queer constituencies whose representation by a dominant main

[UPDATE] CFP Captivity Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference
contact email: 
bmallen@southtexascollege.edu

CFP: CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES
Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012

Reality TV (Nov. 16, 2012; Feb. 13-16, 2013)

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

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM on February 13-16, 2013.

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