category: american

A Call for Books and Reviews: Contemporary and Innovative Poetry, Poetics, and Prose

full name / name of organization: 
ABOUTAWORD.org
contact email: 
aboutaword@gmail.com

ABOUTAWORD is an online writing and poetics publication whose recent contributors include or soon will include Kathy Fagan, Afaa Michael Weaver, 2011 National Book Award Winner Terrence Hayes, Dana Le

***NEW*** Could you hear that? Interdisciplinary approaches to sound and music.

full name / name of organization: 
LASA 2012
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.

Speech Disorders in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture [Deadline for Abstracts: May 1st 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Eagle / University of Western Sydney
contact email: 
c.eagle@uws.edu.au

I am soliciting previously unpublished articles or essays for an edited collection on the topic of representations of speech and language disorders in literature, film, and popular culture.

Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter/University College Falmouth (UK)
contact email: 
meredith.miller@falmouth.ac.uk

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, Cornwall

Keynote Speaker: Professor Niyi Osundare (University of Ibadan/University of New Orleans)
Second keynote: TBA

CALL FOR PAPERS "ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS" Issue 9/2011 - with the theme "MASKS"

full name / name of organization: 
ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS Academic Journal - "Al. I. Cuza" University, Faculty of Letters, Comparative Literature Department - Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
acta.iassy.comp@gmail.com;

http://literaturacomparata.ro/acta_site/acta_engl.html

CALL FOR PAPERS "ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS" Issue 9/2011 - with the theme "MASKS"

"Re-Fashioning the Poetics of 'Post': Contemporary Poetry and Feminisms" MLA Special Session:March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2012 Special Session
contact email: 
caderkso@ucalgary.ca

MLA 2012 Special Sesson:
Call for Papers- "Re-Fashioning the Poetics of 'Post': Contemporary Poetry and Feminisms" View at http://www.mla.org/cfp_browse
or http://www.mla.org/conv_papers

Call for papers: Time

full name / name of organization: 
Philament / University of Sydney
contact email: 
philament.usyd@gmail.com

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and cr

CFP Aphra Behn Society/CSECS/NEASECS-- Adaptation and 18th-Century Literature

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

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

MLA Special Session (Deadline March 15): Jewish American literature and the Pacific Rim

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Osborne/ MLA Jewish American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
mrosborne@ucla.edu

Explores under-theorized interrelations between Jewish American literature and the Pacific Rim. Topics: West Coast writers, Jewish, and Asian-American experiences and identities.

No, Seriously . . . Is It Really Over? African American Literature After Jim Crow

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mdaniels.scholar@gmail.com

In his provocative new book, What Was African American Literature? (2011), Kenneth Warren argues that African American literature ended with the legal abrogation of Jim Crow.

"Mise-en-Scène: Crime" (special issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Vol. 38 No. 1 (March 2012)
Submissions due August 15, 2011

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Psychopathology and Modernism (MLA 2012; Abstract Deadline 03/15/2011) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Meehan / University of Arizona
contact email: 
ameehan@email.arizona.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: The American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia, UK
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

Democracy and Difference: The US in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives. Trento, Italy, October 26-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Italian Association of North American Studies (AISNA)
contact email: 
aisna@lett.unitn.it

The focus is on two keywords of contemporary societies—democracy and difference—to consider topics that are central to American Studies, including race/ethnicity, sex/gender, nationality, religion

Early American Literature panel for RMMLA (Oct 6-8) DEADLINE March 25

full name / name of organization: 
Teresa Coronado
contact email: 
coronado@uwp.edu

The Early American Literature panel for the Rocky Mountain MLA (October 6-8; Scottsdale, AZ) is seeking papers.

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock - Nov 5-6, 2011 (Abstracts due Mar 20)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient/Modern Languages Association)
contact email: 
ahowe@lasierra.edu

This panel will explore films from the Hollywood period of Alfred Hitchcock's career (basically, anything from "Rebecca" to "Family Plot").

Update: Redefining Latina/o Gender and Sexuality (Abstracts due: 3/19/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2012
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

Conference: 127th Annual Modern Language Association Convention
Dates: January 5th to 8th 2012
Location: Seattle, Washington U.S.A.

[UPDATE] Faulkner in the Media Ecology (11/24-26, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of New South Wales
contact email: 
j.murphet@unsw.edu.au

Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the ‘Faulkner in the Media

Travel and Literature (Proposal Due 3/25)

full name / name of organization: 
Racquel Goodison/ Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
profgoodison@gmail.com

Looking for any proposal on travel and literature, particularly papers dealing with the element of desire in the drive to travel.

Significations

full name / name of organization: 
Cal State University of Los Angeles English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
significations11@gmail.com

[Note: This CFP is only aimed towards graduate students in the California State University system]

Contemporary US/Canadian/Mexican Dystopian Fiction Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Grubisic, Baxter, and Lee
contact email: 
dystopian.anthology@ubc.ca

Call for Submissions

At century’s end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting
calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in

Walter Mosley Panel at PAMLA (Nov. 5-6) Submission Deadline Mar. 25 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
parkejes@mscd.edu

This session will examine Walter Mosley’s fiction. Papers that examine any aspect of Mosley’s fiction may be submitted.

Twentieth Century Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
contact email: 
smith.riel@gmail.

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center

The “Politics” of Representation, Assimilation and Latino/a Identity for LASA 2012 (San Francisco, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Rosa E. Soto William Paterson University
contact email: 
sotor@wpunj.edu

This CFP is interested in papers that address the representation of Latinos in Cultural Studies (Film, Television, Advertising or Literature).

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum - American Antiquarian Society, Worcester MA, USA - 23-25 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Globalism & Lecture Culture In Nineteenth-Century America
contact email: 
thomas.wright:@ell.ox.ac.uk

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum:
Globalism and Lecture Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
www.cosmopolitanlyceum.com

The American Antiquarian Society 23-25 September 2011

Confirmed Speakers:

Hospitality and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session Proposal Seattle 2012 meeting
contact email: 
mlam@cuhk.edu.hk

There is no custom of hospitality here, we do not need guests.’
--Kafka The Castle

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ira Walker / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
iawalker@miners.utep.edu

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of

MLA Special Session: Marilyn Monroe's Fragments

full name / name of organization: 
Zachary Lamm
contact email: 
zlamm@uic.edu

Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity cultu

CFP Slave Revolt and the Neo-Slave Genre in the 1930s, MSA, Structures of Innovation. Buffalo, New York, October 6-9, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
MSA Panel
contact email: 
christylupo@hotmail.com

This panel seeks papers on the neo-slave genre in relation to modern literary fiction that illustrate how the neo-slave genre is not simply a re-fashioning of antebellum slave narratives but is rather

[DEADLINE REMINDER - 11 March 2011] Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances 1750 -Present Day

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Friday June 17 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

The City: 2nd International Conference, May 5 & 6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Themes
contact email: 
cityconf@interdisciplinarythemes.org

Our conference program is filling up, but we do have a few spots open and thus continue to consider proposals.

Flannery O'Connor Society, open topic, SCMLA, Oct. 27-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Graybill
contact email: 
msgraybill@mail.widener.edu

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks proposals for papers on any aspect of O'Connor's work. Final presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Call for Essay Proposals: Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN (June 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Calihman
contact email: 
matthewcalihman@missouristate.edu

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is beginning work on a collection entitled _Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN_ (to be edited by Gerald Early and Matthew Calihman).

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
mail@travelcultures.com

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

‘Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance”

'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

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