category: american

CFP Race and Metaphor, MLA Special Session (January 5-8, 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
morgantz@notes.udayton.edu

As Toni Morrison observes in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1993), "Race has become metaphorical—a way of referring to and disguising forces, events, classes, and expre

Call For Papers—Native American Literature (RMMLA Convention October 6-8, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ.

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Stratton, University of Denver
contact email: 
bstratt4@du.edu

In the first decade of the 21st century, readers of Native American literature have witnessed the emergence of a dynamic new generation of writers.

CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ira Walker/Rocky Mountain Modern Langague Association
contact email: 
iawalker@miners.utep.edu

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of

Poetry as a Constructive Force in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures (SAMLA MELUS session November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda M. Lawrence/Young Harris College
contact email: 
alawrence@yhc.edu

In keeping with the 2011 SAMLA convention theme, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining poetry as a constructive force in multi-ethnic literatures of the

Poetry as a Constructive Force in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures (SAMLA MELUS session November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda M. Lawrence/Young Harris College
contact email: 
alawrence@yhc.edu

In keeping with the 2011 SAMLA convention theme, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining poetry as a constructive force in multi-ethnic literatures of the

Asian/Jewish/American (MLA 3/15/11; 1/5-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Cleland
contact email: 
jaime.cleland@gmail.com

Seeking comparative studies of Jewish and Asian American literature for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2012 in Seattle.

Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

Studies in American Culture - submissions

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

Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

CFP: International Steampunk City - Waltham, Mass. -- May 7-8

full name / name of organization: 
Charles River Museum of Technology/ International Steampunk City
contact email: 
csiemann@gmail.com

I’m in the process of pulling together an Academic Track for the International Steampunk City, to be held on May 6-8 in Waltham, Massachusetts.

[UPDATE] ‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:

Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society, 6-8 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
EdithWhartoninFlorence2012@gmail.com

Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society, 6-8 June 2012

The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America (Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

SAMLA Fiction Writers (Creative Writing)

full name / name of organization: 
Lucas Church / South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
samlafiction2011@gmail.com.

The focus of this panel will be on brief, powerful writing and performance. In order to perform an entire piece in the allotted time, submitted stories must be concise, but powerful.

Food in Context: Scholarly Approaches to Thinking about the Ways We Eat (SAMLA Special Session: November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Kader/Emory University
contact email: 
ekader@emory.edu

Now more than ever, food is at the forefront of the American consciousness. As humans we have always thought about food—indeed, thinking about it has been key to our survival.

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
contact email: 
formalmeasures@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Women on trial. Pleadings, testimony, verdicts

full name / name of organization: 
Eftihia Mihelakis
contact email: 
eftihia.mihelakis@umontreal.ca

Cette session qui aura lieu au prochain congrès du MLA à Seattle (3 au 6 janvier 2012) sera consacrée aux représentations contemporaines des femmes face à la loi au cinéma, en littérature et à

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
contact email: 
egeius2011@gmail.com

Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

Women and Work: Special Session, MLA, Seattle, WA, Jan 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

How do writers represent women's work, where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity?

Kenneth Rexroth: Poet and Translator (MLA Convention January 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Brent Newsom
contact email: 
brent.newsom@ttu.edu

Marking the 30th anniversary of Rexroth’s death, proposals on any aspect of his poetry and translations are invited.

Qualities of Heroism, 5 November 2011 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Literary Studies Group Dr Roger Kojecky
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

CfP deadline 31 May 2011

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen
contact email: 
kai.sicks@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

The contemporary debate surrounding “communities of security” inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated.

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

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

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender: Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers sho

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we

Can Christianity be postsecular? Professions of faith and doubt in contemporary American fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Rorabaugh/SAMLA 2011/SCCL Panel (Deadline: May 1, 2011)
contact email: 
prorabaugh@gmail.com

SAMLA 2011/Southern Conference on Christianity and Literature Panel

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montenegro
contact email: 
foliaredakcija@gmail.com.

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.

Late C19/Early C20 U.S. Economies of Waste (MLA 5-7 January 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Foote
contact email: 
s-foote@illinois.edu

What counts as waste, materially and metaphorically, at the turn into the twentieth century?

Seeking submissions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 issue of The Projector

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: Film and Media Journal
contact email: 
cbaron@bgsu.edu

The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between film, media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Fall 2011and Spring 2012 issues.

"More Than Words Can Say: A Conference on MultiModal Composition" With Guest Speaker Dr. Cynthia Selfe April 2, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by Wright State University's English Conference Organization
contact email: 
ECOWSU@gmail.com

In a recent CCC article, Steven Fraiberg argues for an approach to composition studies Crossing disciplinary, geographic, and linguistic boundaries.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu

Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual “knowledge,” lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New

[UPDATE-DEADLINE EXTENDED] Roth and Women: A Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
RothAndWomen@gmail.com

Roth and Women
A Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies

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