category: american

Leon Edel Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar.

CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
srees@usao.edu

Organizers of the 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the “Literature (General)” category.

Undressing the Bawdy - Submission Deadline: November 18, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

Derived from "bawd," a word of uncertain etymology associated with practices of female prostitution, "bawdy" describes something that is boisterously or humorously indecent.

[Reminder] New Approaches to the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Rice Bellamy / College of Staten Island/CUNY
contact email: 
maria.bellamy@csi.cuny.edu

Toni Morrison’s latest novel, A Mercy, demonstrates the contemporary writer’s continued preoccupation with the history of slavery in the New World as well as the ever expanding range of approaches

Children's Media

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
wynnyarbrough@gmail.com

This special issue of the peer-reviewed journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" will consider articles, essays, interviews, and creative works by authors who write or produce works for children.

[UPDATE] - Sacralizing Markets and Marketing the Sacral: Religion in Antebellum America - NeMLA 2012 (deadline Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball, Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 15 - 18, 2012

Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Call for Proposals: Film & History

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 33rd Annual Conference • February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM
contact email: 
bradley.lane@seattlecolleges.edu

[UPDATE] Non-Combatant Wartime Trauma - DEADLINE APPROACHING: 09/30/11

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

American literature has historically ascribed the traumas of war almost entirely to the domain of the male combatant’s experience; in the process, valuable contributions on the subject by femal

CFP: Popular Culture & Sex; February 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
sara.sutlercohen@bellevuecollege.edu

Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Popular Culture & Sex Special Topics Area.

UPDATE- Savagism and Civilization- Submissions Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies Department
contact email: 
sages@ou.edu

*Deadline extended to September 16, 2011*
Savagism and Civilization

Aesthetics, Democracy and Community: Prospects and Archives @ C19, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
C19
contact email: 
jlilley@albany.edu

We are seeking participants for a panel at the April, 2012, C19 Conference, to be held at U.C.

Call for Papers: Special Panels Creative Writing and Poetry 2011 Savagism and Civilization University of Oklahoma

full name / name of organization: 
Student Association of Graduate English Studies (SAGES)
contact email: 
l.rain.c.gomez@ou.edu; sages@ou.edu

Deadline Extended

Call for Papers: Special Panels Creative Writing and Poetry

2011 Savagism and Civilization University of Oklahoma SAGES

Conference Date: Friday October 14, 2011

[UPDATE]"Speculative Literature from the African Diaspora: Creating Heroes and Heroines"2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dmpowell2@aacc.edu

In Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora editor Sheree R. Thomas states that her purpose for the series “. . .

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012

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

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Seeking Papers for Panel on Egan and Contemporary Fiction: NeMLA Convention: 3/15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Brauer/Northeast Modern Language Association conference
contact email: 
sbrauer@sjfc.edu

Jennifer Egan, Contemporary Fiction, and the Digital Age

[REMINDER] CFP: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (August 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson
contact email: 
ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com

CFP for edited collection: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction
Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com)
Abstracts due August 31, 2011

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinous University Edwardsville, St. Mary's University College
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu, paullm@smuc.ac.uk

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions year-round.

Comparative Caribbeans, Nov. 3-5, 2011, Emory University, Atlanta GA

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, Emory University
contact email: 
comparativecaribbeans@gmail.com

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

Comparative Caribbeans Nov. 3-5, 2011, Emory University

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Caribbeans: An Interdisciplinary Conference
contact email: 
comparativecaribbeans@gmail.com

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

“American History and Culture" area at 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
Lmohsene@hotmail.com

“American History and Culture" area at 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
EMAIL 250-word abstract to: Lmohsene@hotmail.com

[Update] American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present. Extended proposal deadline: 1 Oct. 2011. Essay deadline: 15 Jan. 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Ferda Asya, Associate Professor of English, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
fasya@bloomu.edu

The editor of a collection of essays for a book, tentatively titled American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present, invites proposals for original essays on the literary works written by American wri

[REMINDER] Tra i libri degli altri. Il lavoro editoriale fra strategie di mercato e progetto culturale

full name / name of organization: 
Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo- Graduate School in Literary, Linguistic and Philological Studies
contact email: 
trailibrideglialtri@gmail.com

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[UPDATE] NeMLA March 15-18 2012 Panel: Feminist Revisions of the Sacred (DEADLINE Sept. 30th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Neziri/ Fordham University
contact email: 
jill.neziri@gmail.com

As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries.

papers on FX's JUSTIFIED for SERIES/SEASON/SHOW ... [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kansas
contact email: 
bgoebel79@gmail.com / brfaucette@gmail.com

Recently we had been seeking submissions for a reader, a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX).

Sentimentalism and the Senses @ C19, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kyla Schuller (Rutgers University) and Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech)
contact email: 
lauren.klein@lcc.gatech.edu

CFP: Sentimentalism and the Senses
C19 Conference, Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15th, 2012

[UPDATE] Espionage: Love and War. Aphra Behn Society. ASECS March 23-25, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
ASECS 2012/ Aphra Behn Society
contact email: 
Nbgarret@gmail.com

Re-visioning: Isn’t there already a film version of this book?

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY, March 15-18
contact email: 
emily.lauer@gmail.com

Conference Panel:

CFP: Harry Potter Studies (SW/TX PCA/ACA)

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Bell / SW/TX PCA/ACA
contact email: 
cbell3@uccs.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
HARRY POTTER STUDIES

33rd Annual Conference of the
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
Feb. 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Cather Studies 10: Willa Cather and the 19th Century

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Millington/Cather Project, University of Nebraska
contact email: 
rmilling@smith.edu

Call for Papers: Cather Studies 10: Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century

CFP: Remixing the American Renaissance (C19), Sept. 23 / April 12

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
hlharrison@vcu.edu

Panel: Remixing the American Renaissance
Conference: C19, “Prospects: A New Century,” Berkeley, CA, 12-15 April 2012

The American West on Television (1/1/12), Special Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Western American Literature
contact email: 
michael.johnson@maine.edu

For a special issue, Western American Literature invites submissions examining the depiction of the West on television.

Calls for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas and and American Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
aclark-moore@sunyjefferson.edu

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

What Happens Now? Interdisciplinarity for the Future

full name / name of organization: 
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 
themigc@gmail.com

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2012

What Happens Now?
Interdisciplinarity for the Future

Caribbean Literature (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
contact email: 
lxbarriovil@ualr.edu

CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond,Virginia

OmniRichmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia (804) 344-7000

The Gothic Aesthetic (NeMLA Sept 30th / March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Kellie Donovan-Condron / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kdonovancondron@babson.edu

The visual catalog of Gothic elements is well-rehearsed, but what of the other senses? This panel seeks to explore Gothic literature through its sounds, smells, textures, and tastes in order to develop a fuller and more nuanced understanding of the Gothic aesthetic.

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