category: american

[UPDATE] The Politics of Memory, September 6 – 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Science/University of Zadar, Croatia
contact email: 
rhss.conference@gmail.com

50 Shades and Beyond: New Approaches to Erotic Romance 2/1/2013

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Popular Romance Studies
contact email: 
managing.editor@jprstudies.org

Since the 1970s, both the content and the institutional practices surrounding erotic romance fiction have been transformed. The remarkable popularity of E. L.

Scenes of Objection: The Black Body in Performance (Deadline Sept. 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 44th Annual Convention - March 21-24, 2013
contact email: 
stacie.mccormick@gmail.com

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Philip Roth Society Panel for the JAHLit Symposium, Miami, Florida, November 11-13

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
gooblarPRS@gmail.com

The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, held in South Beach, Florida on November 11-13, 2012.

Economies of Abundance: Ethics, Aesthetics, and (New) Monastic Communities - Deadline 2 July 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cwalla3[at]luc.edu

In contexts of economic scarcity and social upheaval, visionaries often develop communities of contrasting values.

Fighting Words: Aesthetic Protests in Nineteenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
azibrak@bu.edu

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Perspectives on Poe

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh University Press and Roman & Littlefield
contact email: 
bac7@psu.edu

Perspectives on Poe, a new series at Lehigh University Press (Roman & Littlefield), seeks book-length manuscripts on Poe's work, life, and/or influence from all literary/cultural/theoretical perspecti

The Edgar Allan Poe Review

full name / name of organization: 
Poe Studies Association and Penn State University Press
contact email: 
bac7@psu.edu

Essays on Poe's work, life, and influence from all perspectives as well as original work influenced by Poe are welcome.

Transnational Cinemas - Special Issue on “Walls and fortresses"

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
contact email: 
anafmendes@gmail.com

Transnational Cinemas, an Intellect journal, is accepting articles, interviews and visual essays for a special issue entitled “Walls and fortresses: borderscapes and archipelagos of exception in the

CFP on Western Science Fiction 2012 Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Lubbock, TX (November 7 - 10, 2012).

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Ostrom
contact email: 
Cynthia.Ostrom@usd.edu

We are accepting proposals for a panel on Western Science Fiction for the 2012 Western Literature Association Conference in Lubbock, Texas (November 7 – 10).

[REMINDER] Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reade

full name / name of organization: 
Editors J. Stephen Pearson and Carrie Louise Sheffield
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com ; carrielouisesheffield@gmail.com

Inspired by Simon Ortiz’s “Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism” and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior’s American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies.

New Chester Himes Criticism-Proposals Due July 2nd.

full name / name of organization: 
Michael B. Gillespie and Gary Holcomb
contact email: 
gillespm@ohio.edu, holcomb@ohio.edu

NEW CHESTER HIMES CRITICISM
Eds. Michael B. Gillespie and Gary Holcomb

John Dos Passos, or, Modern Life-Writing (SAMLA. Nov 9-11, 2012. Durham, NC)

full name / name of organization: 
John Dos Passos Society
contact email: 
JDPSociety@gmail.com

John Dos Passos’s works consistently register the modernist and late-modernist historical moment—often drawing heavily on the autobiographical, if not exactly working within the conventions of mem

NEMLA; Critical Representations of Marriage

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2013: Critical Representations of Marriage
contact email: 
gracesikorski@yahoo.com

Panel titled Critical Representations of Marriage
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

Teaching How We Read Now (abstract due 9/4/12)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013
contact email: 
amstwo[at]princeton.edu

Teaching How We Read Now

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

UPDATE:Bruce Springsteen: Songs of Conscience onThe Rising, Magic, and Wreckin' Ball

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association Durham NC 11/9111/12
contact email: 
davidizzo@hotmail.com

As a voice for his baby boom generation Bruce Springsteen has been the conscience of Rock n’ Roll for Forty Years, especially in three of his last four albums: The Rising (2002 is an expiatory refle

Wallace Stevens and Material Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Wallace Stevens Society
contact email: 
kk321@kent.ac.uk

Call for papers: Wallace Stevens and Material Culture

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 (Feb. 21-23, 2013; Louisville, KY)

[UPDATE] Second Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium Oct. 5-6, 2012 University of Arizona, Tucson/CFP 7/15/12

full name / name of organization: 
Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium
contact email: 
jenkinsj@u.arizona.edu

Building on the success of the inaugural Hidden Cinema Symposium in 2011, we seek to further explore how amateur, scientific, educational, and independent films have portrayed the Southwestern U.S.

Spectacles of Alienation: Deconstructing the Theatrical in Contemporary Culture (deadline 9/30/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (March 21-24, 2013)
contact email: 
LGeddes@adelphi.edu

This panel explores the tension between the theatrical and the anti-theatrical in contemporary culture.

[UPDATE] - Literature After 9/11

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012 - Victoria M. Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

**DEADLINE*EXTENSION** Deadline is now July 1st.

“Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays” , (10/1/12-06/26-29/13), Montpellier, France

full name / name of organization: 
European Shakespeare Research Association
contact email: 
nrivere@univ-tlse2.fr

CFP:Panel: “Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays”
Montpellier University, France, 26-29 June 2013

Feminism: Activism: Modernisms (University College Cork, September 14th -15th 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
UCC Modernisms Research Centre
contact email: 
modernismsucc@gmail.com

Feminism: Activism: Modernisms
University College Cork, September 14th -15th 2012
Keynote Speaker: Professor Janet Lyon

1st Global Conference: Connectivity in the 21st Century (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
connect1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Connectivity in the 21st Century

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Presentations:

Prisons and Punishment in American Culture (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
courtney.marshall@unh.edu

Call for Papers
Prisons and Punishment in American Culture (roundtable)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

[UPDATE on contributors] CFP: "Documenting Asia Pacific" (journal special issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 | March 2013
Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang
Responding to the Issue: John A. Lent & Abé Mark Nornes

Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium: April 24 - 26, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu or akilahw@msn.com

Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium
April 24 - 26, 2013

The Political Positioning of Caribbean Arts and Culture
Paine College, School of Arts and Sciences

Wallace Stevens and the South, SAMLA, Nov. 9-12

full name / name of organization: 
The Wallace Stevens Society
contact email: 
tsowde1@tigers.lsu.edu

The Wallace Stevens Society is now accepting paper proposals for a panel on Stevens' work and "the South," broadly defined.

Terror and the Inhuman Conference-- Providence, RI (October 25-27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
contact email: 
terror.inhuman.conference@gmail.com

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media

Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012

Performativity and Secondary Cinematic Authorship - NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Jason Clemence: Tufts University
contact email: 
jason.clemence@tufts.edu

Call for Papers

Performativity and Secondary Cinematic Authorship

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

[UPDATE AND EXTENSION] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE'

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time.

Examining Past and Defining Present: The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean - April 11-13, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu or akilahw@msn.com

Examining Past and Defining Present
The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean
April 11 – 13, 2013

Abstracts/Proposals Due: October 26, 2012

NeMLA 2013 / Together after Oprah: Theorizing Contemporary Memoir via Self-Help Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Birdsall / Michigan State University
contact email: 
birdsal5@msu.edu

This panel will address the narrative and socio-political relationships between contemporary memoir and self-help.

Political Women: Language and Leadership / co-edited text / Proposal Deadline: July 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Political Women Project
contact email: 
politicalwomenproject@yahoo.com

Call for Proposals

Political Women: Language and Leadership

Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick seek contributors for a collection of essays considering women and leadership.

Re-Encountering the Encounter - February 28-March 2 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists - 8th Biennial Conference, Savannah Georgia
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a “Brave new world.” This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself,

Poetry and the Body (NeMLA 2013, 3/21-24, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega / UCCS
contact email: 
kortega@uccs.edu

44th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Panel: Poetry and the Body

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