category: american

Theorizing Robots (11/01/11; ACCUTE, 05/28/12- 05/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Jason Haslam
contact email: 
Jason.Haslam@dal.ca

While the figure of the cyborg has been a staple in cultural theory since Donna Haraway’s analysis in 1985, and while artificial intelligence is gaining increased attention, the related figure of the robot has not been subjected to the same level of scrutiny.

2nd global Conference, Ethical Living: Ethics and Everyday Life

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
el2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Ethical Living: Ethics in Everyday Life

Wednesday 16th May – Friday 18th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Approaches to Teaching the Underground Railroad (deadline Sept. 30)

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

This roundtable session will address approaches to teaching the Underground Railroad.

Area, Arab Culture in the U.S.

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association
contact email: 
lutfi_hussein@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at
the 33rd Annual Conference of the

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012

Moving Modernisms Conference 21-24 March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
info@movingmodernisms.org

21-24 March 2012
Oxford
www.movingmodernisms.org

Moving Modernisms Conference Postgraduate Day 21 March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
info@movingmodernisms.org

Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference

What Happens Now? February 24-25, 2012 [UPDATE] Keynote Speaker Announced

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

Literature and Music, 10-12 May, 2012, Sibiu, Romania

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania and Roehampton University, London, UK
contact email: 
sebastian.groes@roehampton.ac.uk

From Verdi’s Otello and Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess’s literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro’s fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vi

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY HAITIAN POETRY

full name / name of organization: 
Contemporary Haitian Poetry
contact email: 
contemporary.haitian.poetry@gmail.com

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY HAITIAN POETRY
call for papers for edited volume

Editors:

Danielle Georges, Associate Professor, Lesley University

[UPDATE] Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
john.havard@rochester.edu; russell.sbriglia@rochester.edu

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not

C-19: Re-Inventing the First Great Awakening, April 12-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Zach Hutchins/Brigham Young University
contact email: 
hutchinz@byu.edu

The 2012 C19 conference theme, “Prospects: A New Century,” suggests a forward glance, but many writers of the nineteenth century sought to frame nineteenth-century social movements, such as the re

"Women Writers and Interdisciplinarity" C19: Berkeley, CA, 12-15 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
sharon.harris@uconn.edu and mrenfroe@mtsu.edu

CFP: Women Writers and Interdisciplinarity
C19: "Prospects: A New Century"
Berkeley, CA, 12-15 April 2012
For more information about the conference: http://c19americanists.org/conference/

Transgressive and Transgression

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies
contact email: 
baas.iaas@gmail.com

IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin

Transgressive and Transgression

POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE EMBRACING OF SELF AND OTHER

full name / name of organization: 
MAHESH SHARMA
contact email: 
SHARMA123MAHESH@GMAIL.COM

RESEARCH SCHOLAR WORKING IN THE AREA OF POST COLONIAL AND PSYCHOANALYSIS, MY MAIN PROJECT IS TO SEE THE POSSIBILITY OF EMBRACING OF SELF AND OTHER

Transgressive and Transgression

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies
contact email: 
baas.iaas@gmail.com

IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Transgressive and Transgression

Ireland and African-America

full name / name of organization: 
Clinton Institute of American Studies, University College Dublin
contact email: 
walsh.lou@gmail.com

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA at LSU--Doris Raab & Catherine Riley, Co-Chairs
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Anthology on Sports Documentaries, Proposals Due 10/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Zachary Ingle/David M. Sutera
contact email: 
ztingle@ku.edu

CFP for Anthology on SPORTS DOCUMENTARIES
Edited by Zachary Ingle and David M. Sutera

[UPDATE] Last Call for Submissions to Essais- Sept 16

full name / name of organization: 
Essais, and Undergraduate Research Journal for Literature and Cinema Studies
contact email: 
essais.uvu@gmail.com

If you miss our fall deadline, we will have a spring semester issue Submission date mid january/ TBA

Call for Papers - Limina Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
limina@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Call for Submissions, Volume 18
Submissions Deadline: 17 October 2011

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and

CFP: Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, June 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels/Denver Comic Con
contact email: 
christina@comicbookclassroom.org

CFP: Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, June 15-16, 2012

CFP: Captivity Narratives (Abstract/Proposals by 20 November 2011)

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

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference

February 8 - 11, 2012

Albuquerque, NM

http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2011

Global Literatures and Islam: Call for Articles

full name / name of organization: 
A Collection of Essays
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

Call for Articles
Global Literatures and Islam (Working theme)
Eds. Beyazit Akman, Filiz Barin, Illinois State University
Prospective Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

March 15-18 NeMLA Comp/Rhet Empirical Studies of Writing Classroom Practice Submit Deadline: Sept. 31

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - Composition Session
contact email: 
nielsen@bu.edu

The teaching of writing is characterized by a wide array of practices, often cycling through popular phases or trends.

Kinship, the Family, and Affiliation -- C19 conference: April 12-15, Berkeley, CA

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Jackson, Skidmore College
contact email: 
hjackson@skidmore.edu

I am seeking one paper to complete a panel proposal for the 2012 meeting of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.

Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation, March 3 2012

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Fullerton Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club
contact email: 
theacaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com

California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or

The Thoreau Society Short-Term Research Fellowships

full name / name of organization: 
The Thoreau Society
contact email: 
Mike.Frederick@thoreausociety.org

Thoreau Society Short-Term Research Fellowships

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Hugh Tribbey/Southwest_Texas Popular Culture Association_American Culture Association
contact email: 
htribbey@ecok.edu

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 33rd Annual Conference

(I) Neomedievalism and the Corporate; (II)Realms of Play, Regimes of Truth; (III) Medieval Video Game Festival Poster Session

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization & Studies in Medievalism
contact email: 
clrobins@kent.edu

Please consider submission of proposals for any of three sessions at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/) at Western Michigan University in Kal

(An)Aesthetic of Absence - Une esthétique de l'absence

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
absenceconference@gmail.com

Text in French to follow/Texte en français à suivre:

(An)Aesthetic of Absence
University of Toronto, March 8-10, 2012
Keynote Addresses by J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine)

Leon Edel Prize--November 1, 2011 [UPDATE]

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.

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

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