category: american

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity [UPDATE}

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

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

CFP: Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline July 19]

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Summer 2010 Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.

Article Submission Deadline: July 19th

Open Call for Articles

Label Me Latina or Latino

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez, NeMLA
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu

As a nation, we tend to homogenize Hispanics; even the term itself is problematic, due to the fact that it removes the specificity belonging to each Spanish-speaking nation and the cultures within it.

[UPDATE] Intention and Intentionality: NEMLA, April 7-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Josh Gang / Department of English, Rutgers University
contact email: 
jsgang@gmail.com

Intention and Intentionality (NEMLA, April 7-11, 2011)

Sixty years after the publication of Wimsatt and Beardsley’s ‘The
Intentional Fallacy,’ the problem of intention continues to

"Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts Sept 30

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
ecocrit.nemla2011@gmail.com

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about?

[UPDATE] short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change June- August

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

Crowd Forms in American Literature: Masses, Classes and Publics

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

Speaking of literature in general, Larzer Ziff notes that the crowd is "at best…but a backdrop" against which the drama of the individual unfolds ("Whitman and the Crowd" 585).

Intention and Intentionality (NEMLA April 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Josh Gang, Department of English, Rutgers Univ.
contact email: 
jsgang@rutgers.edu

Sixty years after the publication of Wimsatt and Beardsley’s ‘The Intentional Fallacy,’ the problem of intention continues to haunt literary criticism.

Collection of essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Cherie Ann Turpin and Anika Cazenave
contact email: 
cturpin@udc.edu or cherieannturpin@mac.com; anikacazenave@yahoo.com

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays and autobiographical essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems.

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

“Carnival is the place for working out, in a concretely sensuous, half-real and half-play-acted form, a new mode of interrelationship between individuals, counterposed to the all-powerful social-hie

[UPDATE] Uncertain Arrivals: Forms of Thought, Life, and Emergence

full name / name of organization: 
Wake Forest University/Department of English
contact email: 
burketah@wfu.edu

Conference date and location: September 24-25, 2010 at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Extended submission deadline: July 5, 2010

T. S. Eliot: Louisville Conference, 24-26 Feb. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
wharmon03@mindspring.com

The Eliot Society will again offer two 90-minute sessions at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2011.

Women and Travel: 2/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
meanes@sage.edu

Call for Papers:

Women and Travel
A Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2011
Contact: meanes@sage.edu

The Loudest Voice: Jewish American Women's Literature (NEMLA, April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Tahneer Oksman
contact email: 
toksman@hotmail.com

Call for Papers

The Loudest Voice: Jewish American Women's Literature

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

Video Stores - Call for Projects (Submissions due August 15, 2010)

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Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Media Fields Journal
http://mediafieldsjournal.org/

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores

Call for Papers / Projects:
Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.
We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

CFP: Literary Ecology, Ecocriticism, Place Studies 6/30/10 / 9/30/10

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Karen Waldron, College of the Atlantic, USA Dr. Rob Friedman, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
contact email: 
Waldron@coa.edu Robert.Friedman@njit.edu

Call for Papers: Literary Ecology, Ecocriticism, Place Studies

Title: Toward a Literary Ecology of Place: Studies in American Literature

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature- NeMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Longo
contact email: 
plongo@gmail.com

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick

[UPDATE] Chicago--Theatre Capital of America. Past. Present. Future

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia College Chicago
contact email: 
awilliams@colum.edu, jgreen@colum.edu

The organizing committee is proud to announce that the symposium will feature three internationally recognized speakers - Michael Billington, Martha Lavey, and Todd London.

Jack London Society 10th Biennial Symposium, November 4-6, 2010, Santa Rosa, California

full name / name of organization: 
Jack London Society
contact email: 
jeanne.reesman@utsa.edu

The Jack London Society welcomes paper and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life and works for its 10th Biennial Symposium, November 4-6, 2010, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Inn in Santa

[UPDATE] CFP: Mark Twain's Influence on 20th and 21st Century Culture SAMLA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Twain Circle SAMLA
contact email: 
sdmccoy@uga.edu

Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever. By forever, I mean thirty years. . . . I have always preached.

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture (no deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture
contact email: 
tstrecker@bsu.edu

The peer-reviewed NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture invites submissions for its 2011 issues.

Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

full name / name of organization: 
Autopsia Online Journal
contact email: 
rhizomatic@myway.com

Final Call for Submissions

[Update-reminder] Orientalism, Post-colonialism and Islamic Cultures (4-7 November, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
52nd Annual M/MLA Conference in Chicago
contact email: 
fbarin@ilstu.edu

A friendly reminder about the approaching deadline for submitting abstracts for "Orientalism and Post-colonialism: Islamic cultures" panel at M/MLA conference at Chicago.

Digital History Goes Mainstream: The role of digital technologies in historical scholarship, teaching, and society

full name / name of organization: 
Trevor Owens/ Center for History and New Media
contact email: 
trevor@zotero.org

Digital History Goes Mainstream: The role of digital technologies in historical scholarship, teaching, and society
November 5-7th George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia

The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife: July 1, 2010 (conf in May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
John Acker, Ohio State University English Department
contact email: 
kjvconference@osu.edu

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible.

ESSAYS FOR BOOK ON KATE CHOPIN'S THE AWAKENING [proposals due September 1, 2010]

full name / name of organization: 
Robert C. Evans / Auburn University Montgomery
contact email: 
revans@aum.edu

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume in Rodopi Press’s Dialogue series on Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.

FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts - Issue 11: Identity

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
forumjournal.edb@googlemail.com


Identity


'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.

Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin

ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity (abstracts June 21, 2010; manuscripts Dec 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Klaus Rieser, Michael Fuchs, and Michael Phillips / Department of American Studies, University of Graz (AUT)
contact email: 
m.fuchs@uni-graz.at

Call for Contributions to Edited Collection
ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity

M/C Journal 'Coalition' Issue

full name / name of organization: 
M/C Journal
contact email: 
coalition@journal.media-culture.org.au

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Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (July 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
karlic@stanford.edu, mmilks2@uic.edu

“Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction.” This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000

Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:: Finding Solutions Oct 28-30 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kennesaw State University
contact email: 
alebaron@kennsaw.edu

Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:
Defining Problems, Finding Solutions
Oct 28-30, 2010
KSU Center
Kennesaw State University

Proposals due July 21, 2010

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Diasporic Imagination Research Group
contact email: 
preed@olemiss.edu, hnathans@umd.edu, adrienne.macki@uconn.edu

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

Whitman & The Beats (Essay Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
John Lennon / University of South Florida, Polytechnic
contact email: 
jlennon01@gmail.com

Call for contributions to Whitman & The Beats.

Edited by Dr. John Lennon (jlennon01@gmail.com), Dr. Ian Maloney (imaloney@stfranciscollege.edu) and Dr. Scott Weiss (sweiss@stfranciscollege.edu)

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