category: american

Call for Chapters: Baseball in Class (UPDATE: Abstracts due September 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
rkates@mtsu.edu

This scholarly multidisciplinary anthology examines the intersection of baseball and class in American and global cultures.

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (08/01/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Don Tresca
contact email: 
dontresca@yahoo.com

This call for papers has been extended until August 1, 2010.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; July 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Central Piedmont Community College
contact email: 
Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP) is celebrating its move to our new home at Central Piedmont Community College and is accepting articles for our Spring/Summer 201

The Beautiful Prison

full name / name of organization: 
Doran Larson, Hamilton College & Attica CF
contact email: 
dlarson@hamilton.edu

The Beautiful Prison

CFP: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
iconoclasm.2011@gmail.com

Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images
University of Toronto, March 17–19, 2011
Confirmed Keynote Address by Carol Mavor (Manchester) (others to follow)

[UPDATE] Film & History (All Areas) (9/15/10; 11/11-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Miller/Film & History
contact email: 
cymiller@tiac.net

Representations of Love in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

UPDATE: Deadline Extended: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass

full name / name of organization: 
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity
contact email: 
connect@bloomu.edu

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity solicits essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction essays, and original artwork (we print in black and wh

House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
mhamilto[at]brandeis.edu

From Blanche Dubois’ Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero’s house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature a

SLAVIC LITERATURES ACROSS SPACE & TIME

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta
contact email: 
pankovsk@ualberta.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

SLAVIC LITERATURES ACROSS SPACE & TIME

Dubus 2010 - Call for journal papers

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Anselm College
contact email: 
ejgleason1@hotmail.com

In the aftermath of a very successful symposium (at Saint Anselm College, April 9-10) on the achievements of Andre Dubus and Andre Dubus III, The Xavier (New Orleans) Review is going to devote a speci

Women Writers and Psychoanalysis

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

This session is seeking paper submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud.

Submissions should address one of the following subjects:

Heroes in Rober Cormier's Novel "Heroes" Deadline: June 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Eduardo Morones/ Moreno Valley High AP Literature Class
contact email: 
eduardo_2010@yahoo.com

Robert Cormier, author of various renowned young adult novels, began writing at the ripe age of twelve.

Global Magical Realisms and Speculative Fiction / NeMLA Conference, April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

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

This panel is interested in expanding the range of cultural interpretations across the spectrum of magical realism and speculative fiction. We are especially interested in broadening the scope of literatures previously considered as examples of magical realism.

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian [Update]

full name / name of organization: 
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

Seeking two proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need the essays to round the manuscript out.

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’ with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes

full name / name of organization: 
University of Northampton (UK) and University of Zaragoza (Spain)
contact email: 
sonya.andermahr@northampton.ac.uk, spellice@unizar.es

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’
with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes
An International Conference co-organised by:

Poems Invited for DEC 2010 Issue of Taj Mahal Review (18th Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
info@tajmahalreview.com

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers.

[UPDATE] Histories Created Through Film at San Francisco State University Oct. 20-22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
San Francisco State University Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
sfsufilmconference@gmail.com

The San Francisco State University 12th Annual International Film Conference

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

full name / name of organization: 
Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
contact email: 
ddonnelly@mail.usf.edu

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress.

"The record of bitter moments": Prison Writing as a Genre, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Lucenko, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
kristina.lucenko@stonybrook.edu

From John Milton to Aphra Behn to Oscar Wilde to Angela Y. Davis, a striking number of writers have experienced some sort of imprisonment.

[UPDATE] Crowd Forms in American Literature [NeMLA Conference April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ]

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association [NeMLA]
contact email: 
pmahoney@temple.edu

This panel of the 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association conference seeks to redress traditional understandings of collectives in American literature.

Poems Invited for June 2010 Issue of Taj Mahal Review (17th Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
editorpoems@yahoo.com

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers.

[UPDATE] GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (REGISTRATION is open; conference 26 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Registration for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, is open. Admission is free.

"RAVENNA" 3 is ONLINE

full name / name of organization: 
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm
contact email: 
luca.caddia@katamail.com

I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy.

William Carlos Williams and the Meaning of the Local

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Cappucci, Georgian Court University
contact email: 
cappuccip@georgian.edu

In a short prose piece on Kenneth Burke published in Imaginations, William Carlos Williams writes that “[o]ne has to learn what the meaning of the local is, for universal purposes.

Chicas! Nǚhái! Batang babae!: Girlhood in Contemporary Ethnic American Literature, NEMLA 4/7-10/2010

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA Conference 2010, Rutgers University, NJ
contact email: 
cbaiada@bmcc.cuny.edu

Chicas! Nǚhái! Batang babae!: Girlhood in Contemporary Ethnic American Literature

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011

LUICD Graduate Conference 2011: Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

‘Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique’. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent.

CFP - Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cultural Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
spacesofalterity@gmail.com

Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

NeMLA 2011 New Brunswick. Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas.

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
ezaramel@princeton.edu

If we talk about literature and music are we thinking also about the social and the political arena?

CFP: American Fiction Reflecting Global Ecological Concerns (NeMLA Apr 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Linda Byrd Cook / Sam Houston State University
contact email: 
LindaCook@shsu.edu

Oftentimes an actual historical tragedy makes its strongest impact when it is delivered to the public in the form of fiction.

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
gandolfi@princeton.edu

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th.

[UPDATE] CFP: J. D. Salinger’s Literary Legacy (July 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Teaching Southern Writers Outside the South

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO TEACHING SOUTHERN WRITERS OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Meeting
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 14-16, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS

Southerners in Contemporary Film [deadline June 14; SAMLA 2010]

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

SOUTHERNERS IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Meeting
November 5-7, 2010
Atlanta

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: June 14, 2010

CFP: Images of Women

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

Women in film and media:

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films.

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