category: american

Prima Facie and Second Nature: Prosopopeia and the Faces of Origin (ACLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Organizers: Andrea Gadberry (UC Berkeley), Amanda Jo Goldstein (Cornell University, UW-Madison)
contact email: 
gadberry@berkeley.edu

Having narrowly escaped the clutches of a band of marauders, Montaigne attributes his good luck to his face: “If my face did not answer for me, if people did not read in my eyes and my voice the inn

Cormac McCarthy section of the SWTPCA meeting, Feb. 8-12, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
JLBell@nwosu.edu

33rd Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012

Papers on any aspect of Cormac McCarthy’s works with a reading time of 15 minutes are invited.

ALA 2012 Rebecca Harding Davis Open Topic Session

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will organize one session at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.

[UPDATE 2] Conference on the Sowell Collection, April 24-26, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World
contact email: 
andrew.husband@ttu.edu

Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World houses the personal papers of the

[UPDATE]: Graphicity: Revisiting Word/Image Hybridity March 16-17th

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Society (EGSS)
contact email: 
graphicity.egss@gmail.com

The Université de Montréal English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) invites abstracts for its 9th annual conference, March 16-17 2012.

[UPDATWE] Emergent Communities in Contemporary Experimental Writing May 4-5, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Poetry and Politics Research Cluster, University of California, Santa Cruz
contact email: 
Please email Andrea Quaid, aquaid@ucsc.edu or Juliana Leslie, julianaleslie@gmail.com if you have any questions.

This conference is organized around experimental writing and its many, varying communities including performance art collaborations, small press publishing and editorial projects, virtual and digital

Toward a Democracy with Rights: The 14th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group, March 15-17

full name / name of organization: 
Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
contact email: 
theufmrg@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Rosemary Hennessy

The Society for Textual Scholarship Conference, Austin, Texas, 31 May – 2 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
STSTX2012@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society for Textual Scholarship

International Interdisciplinary Conference

31 May – 2 June 2012

The University of Texas at Austin

[UPDATE] Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

full name / name of organization: 
Alison L. Heney, ACLA Seminar 2012
contact email: 
alisonheney1@gmail.com

Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

Seminar Organizer(s):
Alison Heney (SUNY Empire State College) ACLA Seminar

Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Music Theatre and Dance Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
traceychessum@gmail.com

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group:

Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939; ACLA, Providence, RI, 3/29 -4/1, 2012; Deadline: Nov. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen Gallagher; American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
mogallag@german.umass.edu

Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939

Seminar Organizer(s):
Maureen O. Gallagher (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Emily

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (Proposals due 11/15)

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

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

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
contact email: 
gesaconference2012@gmail.com

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

March 16-18, 2012

Call for Submissions: Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal (year-round)

full name / name of organization: 
Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal
contact email: 
hanjn@mobap.edu

Intégrité (pronounced IN tay gri tay) is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Faith & Learning Committee and the Humanities Division of Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

full name / name of organization: 
Shelly Jansen - Rochester Institute of Technology
contact email: 
shelly.jansen@gmail.com

ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

UPDATE: On The Edge: Exploration of Liminalities and Extremities in English Studies (November 10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its fall 2011 issue (Volume 3; issue 1), themed “On The Edge: Exploration of Liminalities and Extremities in English Studi

[UPDATE] ACLA Conference Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present & Future

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona
contact email: 
parziale@email.arizona.edu

The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.

Charles W. Chesnutt Association sessions at American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
swright1222@aol.com; or smcfatt@cau.edu

The Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions, one in conjunction with the Paul Laurence Dunbar Association, at the American Literature Conference, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Embarcadero Center

The Midwest, The Middle Class, and Queerness in the Mid-Twentieth Century; MAASA Conference; Tulsa, OK; April 1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Elyse R. Vigiletti / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
vigilet1@illinois.edu

Literature and culture critics are beginning to realize that the study of literature and print culture suffers from an obsession with the urban and the avant-garde.

(1 Week To Deadline) Scepticism and Doubt Across Cultures of Crisis: (ACLA panel) March 29 - April 1 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ali Chetwynd - University of Michigan
contact email: 
alimchet@umich.edu

Are unhappy ages, and their literary productions, less alike than happy ones? In Two Ages, Kierkegaard says that ‘In an era of negativity the authentic ironist is the hidden enthusiast’.

Edith Wharton and the Age of TM(I)nformation: Edith Wharton Society at the American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

Edith Wharton and the Age of (TM)Information: Edith Wharton Society at the American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2012

University of Louisville's Re: Conference March 23, 2012 The Phoenix Effect: Regeneration, Rebirth, Reformation

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Humanities Academics (AHA) at the University of Louisville
contact email: 
ahalouisville@gmail.com

[UPDATE-NEW DATES] Re-conceptualizing Cartography: Space-Time Compression and Narrative Mapping

full name / name of organization: 
The English Graduate Student Association at the University of South Florida
contact email: 
jyirinec@mail.usf.edu and cassiechilds@mail.usf.edu

Re-conceptualizing Cartography: Space-Time Compression and Narrative Mapping
University of South Florida Graduate Conference
Tampa, FL
13–14 April 2012

[UPDATE] CFP: Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 8-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association: Computer Culture Area
contact email: 
andrewsw@gmail.com

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 8-11, 2012

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

boundaries of the im|material OSU May 4-5, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio State Art History Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
immateriality.2012@gmail.com

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] CFP: Captivity Narratives -- Deadline Extension to 12/1/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
bmallen@southtexascollege.edu

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Conference

February 8 - 11, 2012

Albuquerque, NM

http://www.swtxpca.org

Satire

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 2012 Annual Conference
contact email: 
hatleyad@nsuok.edu

CFP: Satire
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 1 December 2011
Registration Deadline: 31 January 2011 (Early Bird: 31 Dec. 2011)

Ted Kooser: A Retrospective, SSML Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI [May 10-12, 2012. DUE Dec. 30, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
contact email: 
jhotz@po-box.esu.edu

Ted Kooser: A Retrospective

Call For Submissions: Publishers Looking for Chapbook Manuscripts

full name / name of organization: 
Wormwood Chapbooks
contact email: 
JFoster.Editor@gmail.com

Wormwood Chapbooks, an off-shoot of A Few Lines Magazine, is now taking in submissions for chapbook manuscripts.

Call For Submissions: Internationally Read Magazine Publishing Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Creative Non-Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
A Few Lines Magazine
contact email: 
JFoster.Editor@gmail.com

A Few Lines Magazine is currently accepting submissions for its fourth issue, which is slated to come out in March or April.

Masculinities in a Global Era (Springer)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Gelfer
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Dear Friends and Colleagues

RETHINKING STRAVINSKY: SOUNDS AND GESTURES OF MODERNISM

full name / name of organization: 
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini/Università degli Studi di Salerno
contact email: 
operaomnia@luigiboccherini.org

International Conference
RETHINKING STRAVINSKY: SOUNDS AND GESTURES OF MODERNISM

Fisciano-Salerno, Campus Universitario and Fondazione Filiberto Menna
26-28 SEPTEMBER 2012

CFP: Speculative Dimensions of Divination [Deadline: Feb. 15 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Femspec
contact email: 
femspec@aol.com

Femspec (a peer reviewed journal dedicated to critical and creative works that challenge gender through speculative means in a variety of genres) is seeking submissions on speculative aspects of divin

CFP: “Kick *ss” Moms: Mothering and Reproduction in SF [Deadline: Dec. 15 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Femspec
contact email: 
guyantvl@uwec.edu

Femspec is an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to sf, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres.

"Modernism and the Folk: Beyond Primitivism," Graduate Student Conference, Rutgers – New Brunswick on March 23, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Mark DiGiacomo / Rutgers Modernist Studies Group
contact email: 
modernistfolk@gmail.com

The Rutgers University Modernist Studies Group and the Americanist Colloquium announce “Modernism and the Folk: Beyond Primitivism,” a transatlantic and interdisciplinary graduate student conferen

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