category: american

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed “Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

Call for Cultural Columnists: Brainy, Artful Generalists, Rejoice!

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters
contact email: 
zarker@popmatters.com

Deadline for Applications: Saturday, 19 March 2011

Women and Lexicography (MLA 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Rose Russell
contact email: 
russellr@uw.edu

Call for papers: Lexicography Discussion Group session, MLA 2012, Seattle

[UPDATE] CFP on Environmental Performance (abstracts 3/1)

full name / name of organization: 
R. Besel and Jnan Blau - California Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
rbesel@calpoly.edu and jablau@calpoly.edu

Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Environmental Performance

UPDATE: Dreaming of Babylon: The Work of Richard Brautigan (Deadline: March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill E. Anderson
contact email: 
drjillelizabeth@gmail.com

Seeking papers to fill out a panel proposal on Richard Brautigan's work for MLA 2012.

CFP: Print Libertinism (MLA 5-7 January 2012; Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley
contact email: 
maria.omalley@briarcliff.edu

Papers examining ties between sexuality and print culture in early US literatures on topics related to libertinism, repression, race, queer identity, republicanism welcome for a proposed special sessi

[UPDATE] Cooper and His Contemporaries: 18th Int'l James Fenimore Cooper Conference, July 10-15, 2011 (deadline March 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, SUNY College at Oneonta
contact email: 
hechtrw@oneonta.edu

We are seeking papers that consider Cooper and his relationships with those figures who inhabited his intellectual and cultural landscape.

"The Rest is Silence" Graduate Student Conference May 6th and 7th

full name / name of organization: 
York University, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
tanya81@yorku.ca

The Rest Is Silence

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Cicero

ACIS-West 2011 (San Jose, CA ) - Oct. 21-23: "Ireland and Globalization"

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
spanglermatthew@yahoo.com

Submissions due May 15, 2011 to aciswest2011@gmail.com

Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama (January 5-8, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Seattle, Washington)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Seattle , Washington
Special Session: Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama

Graduate Symposium, May 14: From Portraits to Pinups: Women in Art and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Brooklyn Museum
contact email: 
academic.programs@brooklynmuseum.org

From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture

RMMLA African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
keliayr@hotmail.com

I am seeking proposals that examine all areas of African American literature from the nineteenth century to the present.

History and American Women Writers

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
lina.geriguisatcgu.edu

PAMLA Conference 2011, November 5 and 6, 2011, at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Panel Title: History in the Hands of American Women Writers

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

Papers on New England Authors/Theme

full name / name of organization: 
Connecticut Review
contact email: 
linjz@easternct.edu

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University.

UK Pynchon Network: 1st April, 2011, Durham, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
ukpynchon@gmail.com

This is an announcement regarding the formation, and first UK meeting, of the UK Academic Pynchon Network, to take place on Friday the 1st of April, 2011 at Durham University.

Emma Bell Miles and Southern Appalachian Culture and Nature (5/01/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga English Department
contact email: 
steven-cox@utc.edu

Emma Bell Miles and Southern Appalachian Culture and Nature

The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Drs Andrzej Gasiorek, Anna Burrells, and Nathan Waddell, University of Birmingham
contact email: 
a.l.burrells@bham.ac.uk

'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (formerly 'The Wyndham Lewis Annual') is the pre-eminent scholarly journal dedicated to the life, paintings, and writings of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957).

Satire's Double-Edged Irony MLA, Seattle, 5-8 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
American Humor Studies Association
contact email: 
sdmccoy@uga.edu

Seeking papers that explore the often ambiguous nature of satire's object, the lines that blur between satire and celebration, and the difficulty of predicting or controlling audience response.

Work in Process—Reading David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King (22-23 September 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Antwerp, Belgium
contact email: 
Toon.Staes@ua.ac.be

Keynote speakers: Marshall Boswell (Rhodes College) and Stephen Burn (Northern Michigan University)

Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue VIRAL

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
WSQViralIssue@gmail.com

Call for Papers

WSQ Special Issue: Viral
Special Editors: Patricia Clough and Jasbir Puar

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
ruptureCFP@ntu.edu.sg

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of “rupture” in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

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

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

UPDATE - RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 6-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rmmla@wsu.edu

CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

American Literary Tourism Anthology (Oct. 30, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literary Tourism
contact email: 
jharris@mta.ca

American Literary Tourism (Anthology)

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature (15 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference
contact email: 
Elizabeth Talafuse; talafuse@tamu.edu

ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature

Revue TRANS- de Littérature Générale et Comparée

full name / name of organization: 
Revue TRANS- de Littérature Générale et Comparée
contact email: 
lgcrevue@gmail.com

Dreaming of Babylon: The Work of Richard Brautigan

full name / name of organization: 
Jill E. Anderson
contact email: 
drjillelizabeth@gmail.com

Seeking papers to fill out a panel proposal on Richard Brautigan's work for MLA 2012.

CFP: Madness - Probing the Boundaries (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mad4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Madness: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 27th September – Thursday 29th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

CFP:Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners 3 (September 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
saf3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

Tuesday 27th September – Thursday 29th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

CFP: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mcb5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

CFP: Beauty - Exploring Critical Issues (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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

1st Global Conference
Beauty: Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

Contribute a chapter to "The Hero's Quest"

full name / name of organization: 
Bernard Schweizer
contact email: 
schweizerb@yahoo.com

Seeking essays for an upcoming volume of criticism on literary works that deal with the theme of "The Hero's Quest." The volume will be part of Salem Press' and EBSCO's Critical Insights series, a lit

Dreaming of Babylon: The Work of Richard Brautigan

full name / name of organization: 
Jill E. Anderson
contact email: 
drjillelizabeth@gmail.com

Seeking papers to fill out an MLA 2012 panel proposal.

[UPDATE] CFP reminder Feb 15 deadline – Masculinities Between the National and the Transnational

full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Floyd
contact email: 
kfloyd@kent.edu

Call for Papers -- deadline Feb 15, 2011

Between the National and the Transnational, 1980 to the Present: Masculinities in Britain and the U.S.

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