category: american

Walker Percy: Science and Literature [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Scholars Conference
contact email: 
jhooten@umhb.edu

Twentieth-century writer Walker Percy studied to be a physician and became a novelist.

CFP ASA 2011: Pre-Occupied Space

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Farrish, Dept of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
cfarrish@fulbrightmail.org

CFP ASA 2011: Pre-Occupied Space

Posthumanism and Poetry, MLA 2012 (January 5-8, 2012; Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
tjp06@fsu.edu

Seeking papers that address thematic, critical or ideological intersections between posthumanism and poetry; including interspecies relationships, transhumanism, the making and unmaking of the humanis

UPDATE: CFP Deadline Fast Approaching! Writing Democracy (March 9-11, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
shannon carter/ Texas A&M University-Commerce
contact email: 
shannon_carter@tamu-commerce.edu

Commerce, Texas
March 9-11, 2011

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here
CFP: http://writingdemocracy.weebly.com

Deadline 1/15, but open to brief extension if requested.

CFP: Critical and Transnational Approaches to American Popular Music * Deadline: May 31st, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Babacar M’Baye & Alexander C.O. Hall, eds.
contact email: 
acohall26@gmail.com

Critical and Transnational Approaches to American Popular Music is an ambitious project that examines both the local and transnational significance of American popular music such as Blues, Rock and Ro

UPDATE:DEADLINE EXTENDED-"Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions" Louisville--March 25, 2011(proposal due Jan 31)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville
contact email: 
ahalouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville G

[UPDATE] Constance Fenimore Woolson Society Ninth Biennial Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
contact email: 
aeboyd@uno.edu

Deadline extended until Jan. 29, 2011.

From Claremont to Cairo: Geographies of Space, (Dis)Location, and Travel in the Writings of Constance Fenimore Woolson and her Contemporaries

New Directions - University of Arizona - April 29-30, 2011 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
contact email: 
ndconf@gmail.com

New Directions in Critical Theory Conference

“Singularity: Transdisciplinary Explorations in Language, Culture, and Theory” The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) April 29-30, 2011.

NJCEA Spring Conference at Seton Hall University, NJ, Saturday, March 26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
David McClure/ New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
McCLURE@ucc.edu

The NJCEA is soliciting papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual conference.

[UPDATED] The "9/11" Decade: Rethinking Reality. Sumbission deadline 16 May 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics
contact email: 
nc95@brighton.ac.uk

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)

6th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference

'The "9/11" Decade: Rethinking Reality

[UPDATE] Deadline approaching to submit to UW's upcoming Conference on Criticism and Appreication in the Academy

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming
contact email: 
snorton2@uwyo.edu

Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline "Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd," IGA Conference, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2nd-5th August 2011

full name / name of organization: 
10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, University of Heidelberg, Germany
contact email: 
ellen.redling@as.uni-heidelberg.de

Recent Gothic studies have increasingly looked into problems associated with the idea of delimitation, both in terms of material and media.

[UPDATE] James Agee at ALA, May 26-29, 2011 (Jan. 20 submission deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
James Agee Society
contact email: 
hdavis@piedmont.edu

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2011 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee’s work, especially in connect

Alvarez Collection (Reminder of Upcoming Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Harrison & Emily Hipchen
contact email: 
rharriso@westga.edu

Co-editors Rebecca Harrison and Emily Hipchen are soliciting paper abstracts for a scholarly collection of essays treating Julia Alvarez’s work.

Black Americas Afro-Latin American literature, music and art between social denunciation & self representation (online:NOV2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Other Modernities (Altre Modernità) Università degli Studi di Milano
contact email: 
amonline@unimi.it

n.6 – 11/2011

Black Americas
Afro-Latin American literature, music and art between social denunciation
and self representation

edited by Irina Bajini and Laura Scarabelli

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

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

South Central Modern Language Association's 68th Annual Conference Hot Springs, Arkansas- October 27-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association- submission deadline: March 20, 2011
contact email: 
jjj9811@louisiana.edu

Call for Papers

South Central College English Association is accepting 500 word abstract/proposals by March 20, 2011.

Public Knowledge Journal Vol. 3, Issue 1 CFP - Media and Society [February 11, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Public Knowledge Journal
contact email: 
Ashley Patriarca (editor[at]pkjournal[dot]org)

Public Knowledge Journal seeks articles, book reviews, essays, interviews and multimedia submissions for Volume 3, Issue 1 on Media and Society.

[UPDATE] Katherine Anne Porter Society at ALA, May 26-29, 2011, deadline January 21, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Anne Porter Society
contact email: 
chrishait@columbiasc.edu

The Katherine Anne Porter Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011.

ADAPTING HISTORY

full name / name of organization: 
Laurence Raw/ Defne Ersin Tutan
contact email: 
l_rawjalaurence@yahoo.com, defneersin@yahoo.com

“When we attempt to answer the question ‘What is history?,’ E.H.

CFP: 'Cultural Translations' Postgraduate Symposium, Malta, 15-16 April 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Malta
contact email: 
culturaltranslations2011@um.edu.mt

The Department of English of the University of Malta,
with the participation and collaboration of the
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
and the

“The Power of Langston Hughes’s Poetry in the Modern World” (Nov.4-6,2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (Special Session at SAMLA Convention -Atlanta, GA)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers for a special session on “The Power of Langston Hughes’s Poetry in the Modern World.” We are seeking papers that examine Langston Hughes’s poems wit

Articles: MARGINALIA/MARGINALITY (Deadline May 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory & Culture
contact email: 
mhron@wlu.ca

Call for Articles, Reviews and Interviews
From
TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE
Published by the University of Łodź in Poland
editor-in-chief
Dorota Filipczak

"Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites" March 24-26

full name / name of organization: 
9th Annual Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium (Montreal, QC)
contact email: 
attendingtheparty@gmail.com

Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium

3rd Media Fields Conference: Contested Territories

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Research Collective
contact email: 
ethantussey@gmail.com

Contested Territories

A conference of the Media Fields Research Collective and the Film and Media Studies Graduate Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Paperback Originals and the Origins of Contemporary Gay Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Harker/ University of Mississippi
contact email: 
jlharker@olemiss.edu

Novels known collectively as “out gay pulp”—paperback originals published with accelerating frequency in the 1960s—have received increasing attention, from popular collections like John Presto

CFP: _genre_: A Thematic Journal, vol. 31 - Visual Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Students of Comparative World Literature, Cal State Long Beach
contact email: 
cgoldst2@csulb.edu

genre, a journal published the Associated Students of Comparative World Literature at Cal State University Long Beach, is soliciting papers for its volume on "Visual Culture & Global Practices." We ar

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED** Re-Production Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organisation, Binghamton University
contact email: 
re.production2011@gmail.com

Re-Production, March 4-5, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24, 2011

Keynote: BRIGID DOHERTY, Princeton University

[UPDATE] Partners in Suspense: Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock: March 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Rawle / York St John University
contact email: 
s.rawle@yorksj.ac.uk

Due to a number of enquiries, we have extended the deadline for the call for papers for the Partners in Suspense conference being held in March until the 1st of February.

Collections and Collaborations: Indiana U Dept of English Grad Conference, March 24-26, deadline extended to Jan. 31 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University Department of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

Call for Proposals: “Collections and Collaborations”
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011

Reconsidering John Dos Passos - Extended Deadline!

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

**Extended Deadline! Deadline is now January 25th!**

Reconsidering John Dos Passos

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this

[UPDATE] UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, U.K.
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,

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