category: american

Call for Papers: (Re)-translating Theory in Asian Context. the ACLA 2012, Brown University, 03/29- to 04/1 (Deadline Nov 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Meera Lee (Syracuse University) & Alex Taek-Gwang Lee (Kyung-hee University, Korea)
contact email: 
mlee46@syr.edu

(Re)translating Theory in Asian Context

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Food Cultures"

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

A familiar proverb tells us that 'we are what we eat.' Indeed, food is not only a daily necessity to sustain the body. The need for food, its production, its preparation, and its consumption turn it into an important cultural site and a crucial analytical category. Studying 'food' accordingly brings together a number of academic fields ranging from biology and agriculture to sociology, political science, history, and literary and cultural studies, to name just a few. In their interdisciplinary openness and diverse cultural significance, food cultures are central to American studies.

Asian American Performance, Dance, and Theatre History: A Critical Reader (Abstracts due Oct 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Esther Kim Lee, Ron West, Yutian Wong
contact email: 
Asian.American.Performance@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Asian American Performance, Dance, and Theatre History: A Critical Reader

Edited by Esther Kim Lee, Ron West, and Yutian Wong

Theatre Survey - Special Issue - “Asia and Theatre Historiography” due Nov 30, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Esther Kim Lee, Associate Editor, Theatre Survey
contact email: 
leeastr@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Theatre Survey
Special Issue edited by Esther Kim Lee, Associate Editor

“Asia and Theatre Historiography”

The End Of ...? (21.01.2012)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kent
contact email: 
thendof2012@gmail.com

The End Of ...?
An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Study of Motion Pictures

Saturday 21 January 2012, University of Kent, Canterbury

Curating Performance: Re/activation Strategies

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Gomoll / Museum and Curatorial Studies, UC Santa Cruz
contact email: 
macs@ucsc.edu

A panel/workgroup/exhibition for the Hemispheric Institute’s upcoming Encuentro (conference) in Mexico City, March 17-25 2012

[UPDATE] Encyclopedic Fictions of 21st-Century American Literature (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012; abstracts due September 30, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
shock@vwc.edu

CFP: Encyclopedic Fictions of 21st-Century American Literature

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

[UPDATE] Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Fiction (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention; Rochester, New York
contact email: 
Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging?

On the Scholarship of Religion and Comic Books (12/1/2011; PCA/ACA, April 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
ADL@bu.edu

Overview: The last half-dozen years have seen an explosion in U.S. publications addressing the intersection of religion and comics, but little has been said on the body of work taken as a whole.

[UPDATE] Special issue of American Periodicals on children in periodicals

full name / name of organization: 
Courtney Weikle-Mills, guest editor
contact email: 
cweikle@yahoo.com

Extended deadline: October 15.

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on Post-9/11 British and American Literature (12/1/11; 6/1/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristine Miller, Associate Professor, Utah State University
contact email: 
post911literature@gmail.com

Call for Submissions (edited collection): Post-9/11 British and American Literature: Ten Years Later

Editor: Kristine Miller, Associate Professor, Utah State University

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry (15 December 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
malleman@lsue.edu

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2012 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Boston, MA, April 11-14
Deadline: 15 December 2011

CFP: So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (11/15/2011; 2/24 - 2/25/2012

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
aegs.conference@gmail.com

Call For Papers – “So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century”

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

Literature, Social Justice, and Change

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA)
contact email: 
mcoupal@uwo.ca, allison.hargreaves@ubc.ca

The Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA) in conjunction with the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences invites your participation in our annual conference:

Money, time, representation: literary explorations/IAPL 2012 May 28 - June 3

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Tiina Käkelä-Puumala/University of Helsinki
contact email: 
tkakela@mappi.helsinki.fi

Hello all,

Indecency

full name / name of organization: 
Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposum in Women's & Gender History
contact email: 
gendersymp@gmail.com

Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's & Gender History
INDECENCY

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 1-3, 2012

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2011

Vonnegut and Humor: Book Reviews (due March 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
pkunze@fsu.edu and robert.tally@txstate.edu

For an upcoming special issue of *Studies in American Humor* devoted to "Vonnegut and Humor" (please see our call for proposals: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/42617), we would also like to

FRAMING LIVES 17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

full name / name of organization: 
The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
contact email: 
leena.messina@anu.edu.au

FRAMING LIVES

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011

Special Issue on Graffiti—Call for Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
contact email: 
burns_m@heritage.edu

Call for Essays
Special Issue: Graffiti

Fat Studies 2012 PCA Call for Papers (Deadline December 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jmccross@gwmail.edu,goddess_les@yahoo.com

PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2012 Call for Papers

Passing, Past, Present

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
lbrundage@gmail.com

The racial passing narrative has long been a standard in American
literature and the themes of identity instability, discomfort,

[REMINDER] Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 2011-11-01

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
martin@martineve.com

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for pu

Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA Feb 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SWTXPCA/ACA
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 8-11, 2012

3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

Madison. Egypt. Ohio’s labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London’s Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy.

NeMLA: Contemporary Latin American Women Directors and Corporeal Aesthetics, Abstract Sept. 30

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
godart@eden.rutgers.edu

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York

[UPDATE] New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Due to some last-minute obstacles, New Voices has been postponed until early 2012. We will re-issue a CFP once we have definitive dates. Proposals already submitted will still be reviewed.

Shakespeare and Performance

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)
contact email: 
Amy Tigner: altigner@gmail.com

The 2012 issue will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his cont

Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Toronto
contact email: 
frye.2012@utoronto.ca

EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF NORTHROP FRYE ON THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH
October 4,5,6, 2012 | Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts (9/24)

full name / name of organization: 
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts

The Center for Body, Mind and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 19-20, 2011 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Regarding the body as sentient, purposive subjectivity (rather than mere physical flesh), the conference will focus on ways that somatic mindfulness can contribute to health, healing, and aesthetic experience.

CFP: "The Return of the Repressed? Intersections of Religion and Culture Today (Wenham, MA 10/01/11;11/05/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Salzburg Institute of Gordon College
contact email: 
salzburg.symposium@gordon.edu

CFP: "The Return of the Repressed? Intersections of Religion and Culture Today”

Salzburg Institute of Gordon College Symposium
November 5, 2011, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts

[UPDATE] NEMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: "Evil" Children in Film, Literature, and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Karen J. Renner / Northern Arizona University
contact email: 
karen.j.renner@gmail.com

From the possibly possessed Miles and Flora in _The Turn of the Screw_ to the feral children in _Lord of the Flies_ to the demonic Damien in _The Omen_, evil children take on various forms.

[UPDATE] The Velvet Light Trap #70 - Stocks, Screens, and Servers: The Materiality of Media DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
The Velvet Light Trap, University of Wisconsin-Madison
contact email: 
thevelvetlighttrap@gmail.com

CFP: The Temporal Turn in American Studies (C19, Berkeley, 4/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Roylance
contact email: 
pjroylan@syr.edu

C19 The Temporal Turn in American Studies - CFP

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

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