category: american

Essays on Rebecca Harding Davis, 15 Sept 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review
contact email: 
topic@washjeff.edu

Call for essays on the works, life and times, and influence of Rebecca Harding Davis, for publication in Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review.

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

CFP--Essays on Tyler Perry; Abstracts 6/15/2012 and Essays 11/1/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry--Book Collection
contact email: 
tperryanthology@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry
An Edited Book Collection
Due Dates: 6/15/2012 (abstracts); 11/1/2012 (full essays)

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

Eliot Society Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
dchinit@luc.edu

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 28-30, 2012

Keynote speaker: Daniel Albright, Harvard University

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures(MELUS)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
contact email: 
kdaiya@gwu.edu

Session Name: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
This panel is the MELUS panel at the SAMLA Conference in November 2012 in Durham, NC.

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (May 15 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

A number of approved sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University) have extended their deadlines for paper proposals.

Midwestern Culture Area (and Glee)- MPCA (Oct 12-14)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
bmiller18@niu.edu

Call for Papers

Reformation Research Papers at the Kalamazoo (USA) Medieval Congress

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Reformation Research
contact email: 
mthum@umflint.edu

Papers for the Society for Reformation Research Sessions at the 48th Medieval Congress, May 9-12 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI U.S.A.

Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico, University of Arizona Tucson [CFP 6/15/12; Sympsoium 10/5-6, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium
contact email: 
submit@hiddencinema.org

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and Culture, MPCA Oct 12-14

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

Call for Papers

UPDATE: SAMLA Nov. 9-11 2012 Durham NC: The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
davidizzo@hotmail.com

Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Mill

The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

full name / name of organization: 
Shaw University
contact email: 
davidizzo@hotmail.com

Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Mill

Representations of Age, 31 May 2012 (ASTR/TLA, Nashville, 1-4 Nov. 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association
contact email: 
elinor.fuchs@yale.edu

REPRESENTATIONS OF AGE

Papers are sought for this Working Session of the annual conference of the American Society for Theatre Research, taking place in Nashville November 1-4.

"The Politics of Fantasy in XX-XXI Century Latin American/Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mcalatayud@northgeorgia.edu

Phallogocentric discourse minimazes imagination, fabulation and fantasy as a matter for women and children, but Fantasy is powerful, liberating and therefore dangerous to those who fear change.

Literary Science: Approaches to Teaching Literature with Scientific Themes and Contexts [SAMLA / Nov. 9-11/ Durham, NC]

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Tolliver Brown
contact email: 
ptolliverb@earthlink.net

This panel investigates how to effectively teach literature that contains strong scientific elements.

Performance and Migration: Questions of Methodology and Historiography

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research Working Group
contact email: 
charlottemcivor@yahoo.com

What is the relationship between performance and migration?

The International Conference on Cyber Security, CyberWarfare and Digital Forensic

full name / name of organization: 
Noah John Ucab / The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications
contact email: 
info@sdiwc.info

Areas of interest for CyberSec2012 include, but are not limited to:

Cyber Security

- Privacy issues
- Formal Methods Application in Security

UPDATE: Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline Extended to June 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ymitri Mathison, Ph.D.
contact email: 
yjmathison@pvamu.edu

“Growing Up Asian American in Children’s Literature” seeks to explore some of the major issues Asian American children and adolescents face growing up in the United States in the latter half of

Theoretical Interpretations of Community--Deadline June 3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ann-Gee Lee, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
contact email: 
Ann-Gee.Lee@uafs.edu

Hailed as the best new comedy of the year by critics nationwide, Community, on the NBC network, emerged as a new favorite among television/internet viewers in Fall 2010.

Call for Papers: Literature and Photography

full name / name of organization: 
The literary journal: _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Literature and Photography

Roth@80, Newark, NJ, March 18-19, 2013

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

The Philip Roth Society proudly announces a call for papers for Roth@80, a conference event organized, in conjunction with the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committe, to mark the 80th birthday of Ph

Emerging from the Pensieve: A Decade of Harry Potter Scholarship; October 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
School of Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication; James Madison University
contact email: 
gumnioec@jmu.edu

Proposals for presentations should be approximately 200 words long. The deadline for proposal submission is May 31, 2012. Proposals should be submitted to:

Elisabeth C. Gumnior, Conference Director
gumnioec@jmu.edu

Presenters will be notified by July 15.

SAMLA 2012: Honoring Fred Hobson (June 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Hebert-Leiter
contact email: 
hebert@lycoming.edu

In honor of Fred Hobson and his upcoming retirement, we are soliciting essays for a panel celebrating his extensive contribution to American and southern literary studies.

The Aesthetics of Suffering

full name / name of organization: 
National Taipei University of Technology
contact email: 
50149@ntut.edu.tw

November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Keynote Speakers:
Laura Quinney, Brandeis University

"Inter-Examinations of Captivity and Slave Narratives"

full name / name of organization: 
Denise MacNeil for PAMLA
contact email: 
Denise_MacNeil@redlands.edu

Please see the CFP below for PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association). The deadline is May 13, and the topic has been broadened since our previous call.

EXTENDED DEADLINE:

Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Writing by Degrees
contact email: 
WritingByDegrees2012@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Patterns of Story Telling: Traditions, Innovations, Visions and Revisions

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
contact email: 
melusmelow@gmail.com; manjujaidka@gmail.com

[UPDATE] "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium

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

Roundtable Participants: Dr. Judith Roof, Dr. Joseph Campana, Dr. Timothy Morton, Dr. Colleen Lamos, Dr. Renee Hoogland

Keynote Address: Dr. Lee Edelman

Rice University English Symposium

Terror and the Inhuman Conference-- Providence, RI (October 25-27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
contact email: 
terror.inhuman.conference@gmail.com

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media

Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012

The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

full name / name of organization: 
David Garrett Izzo Shaw University
contact email: 
davidizzo@hotmail.com

Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Mill

The Nature of Irish Studies, M/MLA, Nov. 8-11, Cincinnati

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

How are Irish novels, poems, and plays indebted to nature? From Joyce’s Ulysses to Heaney’s “Flaggy Shore,” Irish authors have privileged the nature motif in their works.

[UPDATE] "Circulations of/in Cinema" Toulouse, France June 17-19, 2013 DATE MODIFIED

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toulouse, France
contact email: 
circulationscinema@gmail.com

Call for papers "Circulations of/in Cinema"

Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail, France

June 17-19, 2013 UPDATE / DATE MODIFIED

EC/ASECS Convention, 11/1-11/3, Baltimore: "Masculine Honorability and the Political Subject"

full name / name of organization: 
EC/ASECS
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

This panel seeks submissions that explore the dialectical engagement between masculinity and political subjectivity in the public space of honorability and reputation.

[UPDATE] SCLA 2012: "Gaming the System"

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit paper or panel proposals by June 1, 2012. Please note there are graduate-student travel scholarships available.

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