category: american

New Writings from the Indian Diaspora: Recalibrating the Canon in an "Uneven World" (for MELUS conference, April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kerstin Schmidt, Department of English and American Studies, University of Munich (Germany)
contact email: 
KerstinSchmidt@lmu.de

In his theoretical meditation on the postcolonial and the global, the literary critic R.

UPDATE - Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society
contact email: 
egadsconference@gmail.com

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

« Dey don’t belong » : Exclusion and integration in American interwar literature. May 13th, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Université Rennes 2, France
contact email: 
gwenola.lebastard@univ-rennes2.fr,maelle.picouleau@univ-rennes2.fr,anthony.larson@univ-rennes2.fr

American society in the aftermath of WWI is distinguished by an effort to define itself resulting from a desire of emancipation from the then prevailing European model.

[UPDATE] cfp reminder: Sound Politics seminar - ACLA (due 11/12)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
sjtownsend@berkeley.edu OR mcenaney@berkeley.edu

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
Vancouver, Canada
March 31-April 3, 2011

Deadline for paper proposals: November 12, 2010

Sound Politics

[UPDATE] MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Southwest/Texas Region (Joint Conference with National PCA/ACA)
contact email: 
paul.nagy@clovis.edu

MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Southwest/Texas Region (Joint Conference with National PCA/ACA)
Marriott Rivercenter

The New "Other" Deadline Non. 30.

full name / name of organization: 
Literary Horizons JOurnal
contact email: 
literaryhorizons@yahoo.com

THE NEW CENTURY OTHER

[UPDATED] Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works DEADLINE 12 Nov 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee / American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

This panel at the ACLA annual meeting (Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011) seeks to actively engage with the transnational, translational, affective, and transformative aspects of fandom communities,

SPECTRUM literature magazine call for submissions - deadline Feb. 11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Spectrum literary magazine
contact email: 
spectrum.ccs.ucsb@gmail.com

Spectrum literary magazine is a student-run annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture - American Culture/Pop Culture Association

full name / name of organization: 
American Culture Association/Pop Culture Association (Southwest)
contact email: 
hiphopcfp@hotmail.com

Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma & Culture

full name / name of organization: 
21st Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
contact email: 
lsumardigrasconference@gmail.com

Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University
contact email: 
awicks4@lsu.edu

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole.

AALCS sessions at American Literature Assn., 26-29 May 2011, Boston

full name / name of organization: 
African American Literature and Culture Society
contact email: 
Keith.Byerman@indstate.edu

AALCS invites 200-word proposals for presentations or panels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.

CFP: Children in Film

full name / name of organization: 
SWTXPCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.(www.swtxpca.org).

“Singularity: Transdisciplinary Explorations in Language, Culture, and Theory” (April 29-30, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arizona
contact email: 
ndconf@gmail.com

The University of Arizona New Directions in Critical Theory Conference

“Singularity: Transdisciplinary Explorations in Language, Culture, and Theory”

RAW MATERIAL. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 19-20, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern University Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
neuegsa@gmail.com

Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers:

RAW MATERIAL

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School

Post•45 @ Rock Hall: April 29-30, 2011 CFP: Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Post•45 @ Rock Hall
contact email: 
anna.dubenko@yale.edu

Post•45 @ Rock Hall: April 29-30, 2011.
Keynote speakers: Steve Earle, Rick Moody, Kevin Young, Dana Spiotta

ALA panel (Boston, May 26-29, 2011) on Disability and Self-Making in 19th-C American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Alves, Bard College
contact email: 
alves@bard.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

American Literature Association
Boston, May 26-29, 2011

Disability and Self-Making in 19th-C American Literature

[Update] Ameen Rihani’s Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism: 28 - 29 April 2011 (Abstracts 31 December 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Notre Dame University, Lebanon
contact email: 
cguldimann@ndu.edu.lb

To celebrate the centennial of Ameen Rihani’s Book of Khalid, the Department of English, Translation and Education at Notre Dame University – Lebanon, invites scholars to the Second International

Re-Considering John Dos Passos - ALA 2011 (May 26-29, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria M. Bryan
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this

The "9/11" Decade: Rethinking Reality: first call for papers, deadline 15 December 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton
contact email: 
nc95@brighton.ac.uk

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
University of Brighton, UK

6th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference
The “9/11” Decade: Rethinking Reality

UPDATE: Global Mythology and World Cinema (1 January, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Mikel J. Koven
contact email: 
M.koven@worc.ac.uk

Global Mythologies and World Cinema
Edited by Mikel J. Koven (University of Worcester)
Updated Call for Papers

Real Worlds: (dis)Locating Realities. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. April 16th, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
umassengconf@gmail.com

From surrealism to social networks to the “real” housewives of New Jersey, it’s no secret that reality is socially constructed.

[Update] Compromising Positions: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Missouri and the Midwest

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Studies Program, University of Missouri - St. Louis
contact email: 
compromising@umsl.edu

Compromising Positions:

Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Missouri and the Midwest

April 7 & 8, 2011

A conference sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program

April 2-3, Appreciation in the Academy Conference at the University of Wyoming

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Norton; University of Wyoming
contact email: 
snorton2@uwyo.edu

Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2ndand 3rd, 2011.

[UPDATE] American Literature as World Literature, ACLA 2010 (Vancouver) DUE NOV 12, Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsey Andrews, Duke University; Michelle Koerner, Duke University
contact email: 
lindsey.andrews@duke.edu

Proposals due NOVEMBER 12, 2010, by 5:00 PM CST

Kurt Vonnegut at ALA, Boston, May 26-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Kurt Vonnegut Society
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2011 American Literature Association in Boston, MA, May 26-29.

CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises April 2nd, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Chesapeake American Studies Association
contact email: 
chasa@gmu.edu

Chesapeake American Studies Association
CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises
April 2nd, 2011
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

Protest Issues and Actions

full name / name of organization: 
Protest Issues and Actions, section of Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
larsenl@wou.edu

The protest Issues and Actions section of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks proposals for its annual paper sessions at the 2011 PCA Conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas April 20-23, 2

CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises April 2nd, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Chesapeake American Studies Association
contact email: 
chasa@gmu.edu

Chesapeake American Studies Association
CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises
April 2nd, 2011
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

[UPDATE] CFP reminder (13/11/10) and Postcards Competition (21/01/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text
contact email: 
enquiries@postcards-letters.org.uk

Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text
University of Sussex, UK. 24-26 March, 2011.
Submission deadlines:

LitPop: Writing and Popular Music (Friday 24th June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
az.litpop2011@northumbria.ac.uk

LitPop: Writing and Popular Music

Friday 24th June 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

"Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park
contact email: 
geoconference@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
“Borderlines”
University of Maryland, College Park
March 11-12, 2011

CFP: The Ridiculously Violent in Science Fiction (EXTENDED to 11/14/10; ICFA 32 3/16/11-3/20/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ferguson / University of Virginia
contact email: 
af3pj@virginia.edu

Participants are being sought for a paper session on violence considered or depicted as ridiculous, for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

"Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites" March 24-25-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium in Montreal
contact email: 
attendingtheparty@gmail.com

Abstract: Call for Papers
Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium
March 24-25-26, 2011

Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

Prosopopoeia, Petrification, and the Political (ACLA 2011 - Vancouver)

full name / name of organization: 
David Kelman
contact email: 
dkelman@fullerton.edu

This seminar proposes to examine the conjunction of the political and the inorganic, via the function of “putting a face on” the force of the political.

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