category: american

Returning to Oz: The Afterlife of Dorothy

full name / name of organization: 
Hic Dragones
contact email: 
conference@hic-dragones.co.uk

Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Dorothy and Oz in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of L.

"Food and Film" at bienniel Film and History Conference, 26-30 Sept. 2012, Milwaukee, WI

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Hertweck, University of Nevada, Reno
contact email: 
thertweck@unr.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Food of the Gods: The Mythic Poetics of Food, Drink, and Eating in Film and Television

The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television: NeMLA Mar. 21-24, 2013, Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Redington Bobby/NeMLA
contact email: 
susanbobby9007@comcast.net; bobbysu@wesley.edu

Peggy Orenstein’s "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" examines the ubiquitous Disney Princesses and their stranglehold on girl culture.

[UPDATE] Captivity Writing Unbound, October 11-13, 2012 Deadline for proposals extended to May 31, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Alabama / Department of English
contact email: 
pcesarini@usouthal.edu and bmclaugh@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Proposals for panels and papers are invited for a conference entitled "Captivity Writing Unbound," to be hosted by the University of South Alabama’s Department of English and held at its Baldwin Cou

[UPDATE]: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

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

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled “Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage” that the “growth of variety theat

[UPDATE] Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
leviaj@gmail.com

From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the ‘ordinariness’ of suburban living

Edited Collection: Queer Landscapes: Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy [Proposals Due July 31, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth McNeil and James Wermers / Arizona State University
contact email: 
mcneil@asu.edu

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS: HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Unites States (MELUS)
contact email: 
eandersd@gmu.edu, bussecj@mcmaster.ca

Call for Proposals for a Panel on

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS:
HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR

MELUS 2013
March 14-17, 2013
Downtown Pittsburgh

Call for Submissions - STUDIES IN AMERICAN CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in American Culture [journal]
contact email: 
mcdonaldrl@vmi.edu

Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

REGISTRATION OPEN - Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University College
contact email: 
K.Myler@newman.ac.uk

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A one day conference at Newman University College
Thurs 28th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton

Registration Now Open!

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies (9/30/2012; NeMLA 3/21-24/2013, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / ccliffor[at]bsc[dot]edu

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies
44th Annual Conference, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, MA

Comics Forum 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comics Forum
contact email: 
I.Hague@chi.ac.uk

Multiculturalism and Representation: A Conference on Comics

15 -16 November 2012, Leeds

Travel/Migration/Exile in H.D. and/or Her Circle

full name / name of organization: 
The H.D. International Society
contact email: 
rawalsh@ncsu.edu, ckusch@uscupstate.edu

The H.D. International Society invites paper submissions for the 2012 South Atlantic MLA Conference (SAMLA) in Durham, NC, Nov 9-11, 2012.

A Remembrance of Things Smashed: Trauma, Narrative, and the American Civil War (NeMLA 2013 panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Irving / Stony Brook University
contact email: 
danieljirving1@gmail.com

With 2013 marking the 150th anniversary of several critical Civil War battles, most notably the Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg, this panel aims to explore narrative representations of trauma, whe

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Geniegiaimo@gmail.com

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Geniegiaimo@gmail.com

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience.

Examining Past and Defining Present - The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean

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

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

Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences

[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
rkilpatr@westga.edu

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS--June 29, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

MMLA: The Short Fiction of George Saunders [respond by June 4, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Brendan Beirne New York University
contact email: 
bjb279@nyu.edu

Topic: The Short Fiction of George Saunders

Americana (Deadline 1 June 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to present)
contact email: 
editor@americanpopularculture.com

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to present) invites submissions of papers on any aspect of American Studies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal (Deadline 1 June 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Americana: An Institute for American Studies and Creative Writing
contact email: 
editor@americanpopularculture.com

Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal invites submissions for the Spring 2012 edition.

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust | Nov. 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: June 15, 2012

[UPDATE] FRENZY! November 9-10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
York University English Graduate Students' Association
contact email: 
2012frenzyconference@gmail.com

York University 2012 English Graduate Students’ Association Colloquium:

FRENZY
November 9-10, 2012

Conference Panel: Obscenity and the Warren Court: Finding the Boundaries of Freedom of Speech, Deadline 9/1/12

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
patrick.lawrence@uconn.edu

Obscenity and the Warren Court: Finding the Boundaries of Freedom of Speech

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

Call for Essays: Circulations of Religion and Medicine in North American Culture [Abstracts due July 15, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Reed and Kelly Bezio
contact email: 
reeda@email.unc.edu, bezio@email.unc.edu

As twenty-first-century critics we are inclined to think of medicine and religion as oppositional disciplines with incompatible approaches to the world.

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle; Deadline: August 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Bivona (Arizona State University), Helena Gurfinkel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu, dbivona@asu.edu

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle

The Works. Of the (Im)Possible: Speaking, Thinking and Writing the (Im)Possible, Graduate Conference, LMU Munich, 8-10 Nov 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Languagetalks 2012, LMU Munich
contact email: 
languagetalks12@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Languagetalks 2012: Graduate Conference at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, 8-10 November 2012

1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries: Sport

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sport1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries: Sport

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Re-visiting the “Nation” in Contemporary Narratives by American Women of Color (March 21-24, 2013 )

full name / name of organization: 
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Boston, Massachusetts
contact email: 
dmgomaa@uwm.edu

This panel seeks papers that address the political-economic engagement of the U.S. with different parts of the world that has re-nuanced definitions of Americanness/nationhood/ national belongings in narratives by American women of color

"Revisions, Retellings, and Adaptations:” September 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
MTSU English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
info@mtsuegso.org

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference.

Food and Memoir [SAMLA, Durham Nov. 9-11; Abstracts by 6/15]

full name / name of organization: 
Marta Hess/South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mhess@gsu.edu

This session explores the ways in which the subject of food functions as memoir.

Space (Deadline: October 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, dedicated to space, invites articles that investigate the way that spaces are defined, used, experienced, occupied, altered, constructed, or

Thunderbolts, Routers, and Ruffians: Early Modern Bullies and Bullying, Panel, NeMLA Conference, March 21-24, 2013, Boston, MA

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
eketn001@gmail.com

In the last ten years bullies have gained serious attention as cyber-bullies have inflicted emotional damage so serious that some victims have resorted to suicide to escape their tormenters.

[UPDATE] Hitchcock's Children collection date extended to June 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Olson
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

CFP: Hitchcock’s Children, edited collection

[UPDATE] "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium EXTENDED DEADLINE JUNE 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Lee Edelman (Tufts)

Roundtable Speakers: Judith Roof (Rice), Joseph Campana (Rice), Colleen Lamos (Rice), Timothy Morton (Rice), Renee Hoogland (Wayne State)

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