category: american

"Crossing Borders as Creating Borders in Twentieth-Century Literature" (ALA, May 24-27, 2012; San Francisco, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
lee.bebout@asu.edu

Frontiers, boundaries, margins, and borders occupy center stage in much recent scholarship.

CFP: Consumer Culture and Advertising at SW/TX PCA/ACA 33rd Annual Conference, Feb 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
mkaiserl@austincc.edu

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Body of Evidence: A Conference on Crime Fiction, 24-26th February 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, St.Stephen's College, University of Delhi
contact email: 
crimeconference@gmail.com, gitichandra@yahoo.com

Concept Note:

The classic detective story (more widely, crime fiction), a popular and populist sub genre of the novel proper, is, quite wrongly, considered one of its youngest branches. In point of fact it is one of its earliest and, historically, one of its most resilient partners. If the novel is roughly 250 years old, the detective story is not very much younger, predating by several decades the modern romance and the spy story, never mind the novel for children or the fantasy novel or modern science fiction. And it has remained relatively – compared to these others – unchanged in its skeletal structure, a structure that is transparently evident: a heinous and unexpected crime, an unknown perpetrator, a group of suspects, ambiguous clues, a detective, a thrilling (often mental) pursuit, and the successful unconcealment of the CRIMINAL(s) and the motive.

Reshaping Change: The Language and Literature of Opportunity (ACLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, March 29 - April 1 2012
contact email: 
akudish@gmail.com AND clatham@gc.cuny.edu

Aristotle's Poetics defines complex action in tragedy as a change accompanied by reversal or recognition, or both. Given this definition, is change then not a requirement of literature?

Criterion Forum: (Meta) Critiques of "Transnational American Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
enunciating.the.end@gmail.com

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of

11th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ejgc11@inter-disciplinary.net

11th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 – Thursday 5th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

5th Global Conference: Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dias5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 29th June 2012 – Sunday 1st July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

8th Global Conference: Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ce8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference
Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children

Friday 29th June 2012 – Sunday 1st July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference 2012 Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Ole Miss English Graduate Program
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 18th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university’s Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Confere

Call for Articles for Frame a journal of Visual and Material Culture 15 Nov 2011

full name / name of organization: 
FRAME: a journal of visual and material culture
contact email: 
editor@framejournal.org

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 November, 2011.

Send all submissions electronically in .doc or .docx format to editor@framejournal.org.

New Voices: Bodies of Influence

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

2012 Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference: "Futures and Illusions"

full name / name of organization: 
Religion, Literature and the Arts
contact email: 
UIowaRLA@yahoo.com

8th Annual Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference at the University of Iowa
Futures and Illusions: Hope and the Longing for Utopia
24-26 August 2012

Confirmed Keynote: Marilynne Robinson

Deadline for submission is December 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association Deadline December 1, 2011
contact email: 
katrina.hazzard@gmail.com

AFRICAN AMERICAN/AFRICAN CULTURE AREA: Popular Culture Association invites both papers and panels of four papers on any area of Africana including African, Caribbean, Latin American and African Americ

“From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen 4: Opening pages, opening shots” - Université du Maine (Le Mans, France) - 21-22 June

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Letort/Shannon Wells-Lassagne
contact email: 
Delphine.Letort@univ-lemans.fr

Conference “From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen 4: Opening pages, opening shots” - Université du Maine (Le Mans, France) - 21-22 June 2012

Call for papers

Stowe Panel at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA; proposal deadline Jan 9, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Stowe Society
contact email: 
mary.wearn@maconstate.edu

“Family Life & the Fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe.”

War After 1945: Literature, History, Culture, and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
rprescot@kent.edu

We invite papers about all wars after 1945: Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan; and peacekeeping missions and involvement in Europe, Central America, Africa, and the Middle-East.

Touchstone Literary Magazine Deadline: November 18th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Touchstone Literary Magazine
contact email: 
touch@ksu.edu

Touchstone, Kansas State University's literary magazine, is looking for submissions. We are looking for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art of all medias, and flash fiction (under 1000 words).

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University
contact email: 
formoflife2012@gmail.com

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
Binghamton University
March 2nd-3rd 2012

Journal Articles Sought

full name / name of organization: 
Dulia et Latria
contact email: 
memtiger1984@yahoo.com

The journal DULIA ET LATRIA seeks articles broadly consistent in its scope of interest.

Call for Papers: “Imagery Across Time: Using Pop Culture Imagery of Native Americans in the Classroom” June 3-6, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
contact email: 
drparmelee@comcast.net

I am putting together a panel proposal for the 4th annual NAISA conference (June 3-6, 2012), which will take place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

Valley Humanities Review-- Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
contact-vhr@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2012 Issue.

CFP interdisciplinary conf. Trauma & Learning in Post-Secondary Education April 27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Massachusetts Bay Community College
contact email: 
jtietjen@massbay.edu

Massachusetts Bay Community College is hosting a Spring 2012 interdisciplinary and inter-professional conference on trauma and learning in post-secondary education.

I. Audience

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University and BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students
contact email: 
ATLASconference@gmail.com

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU’s Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Current Keynote Speakers:

Call for Papers: Race, Ethnicity, Land Ownership and Tenure. (Deadline: November 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Kirwan Institute: Race/Ethnicity Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts encourages and welcomes contributions by scholars, researchers, grassroots activists, policy advocates, and organizations.

Call for Papers: Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia. (Deadline: January 15, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
The Kirwan Institute: Race/Ethnicity Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

We invite proposals from scholars, activists/practitioners, and creative non-fiction/fiction writers who consider a host of issues evoked by “Appalachia.”

Converse Conference on Southern Culture 4/9 - 4/14 2012 UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
Converse College
contact email: 
anita.rose@converse.edu

THE CONVERSE COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON SOUTHERN CULTURE:
HIGH CULTURE/LOW CULTURE, SOUTHERN CULTURE
April 12 – 14, 2012

Call for poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Spirits
contact email: 
spirits@iun.edu

Spirits, the literary magazine of Indiana University Northwest, is currently accepting submissions of poetry, short stories, artwork, and photograph for its next issue.

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University and BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students
contact email: 
ATLASconference@gmail.com

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU’s Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Current Keynote Speakers:

Charles Olson/Black Mountain College Panel at ALA, May 24-27, 2012; deadline January 7, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Gary Grieve-Carlson / The Charles Olson Society
contact email: 
grieveca@lvc.edu

Charles Olson began teaching at Black Mountain College as a visiting lecturer in October 1948, was appointed Rector in March 1951, and presided over the College's closing in 1956.

CFP: James Fenimore Cooper Society at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 6 January 2012 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
James Fenimore Cooper Society
contact email: 
rzuck@d.umn.edu

Call for Papers

23rd Annual Conference
American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2012
San Francisco, California

Crossroads: Humanities Education and Research Association Annual Conference, March 8 - 10, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
michael_call@byu.edu

In keeping with HERA's mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines, we invite presentations exploring any form of artistic representation---literature, the visu

SCSECS Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (2/23-25/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society of Eighteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
brett_mcinelly@byu.edu

Paper proposals are currently being accepted for a panel entitled Religion in the Age of Enlightenment.

[UPDATE] Essay Collection on Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Elodie Rousselot, Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
elodie.rousselot@port.ac.uk

The current phenomenon of the neo-Victorian, neo-Edwardian, neo-Forties, and more recently, neo-Tudor novel, seems to confirm contemporary culture’s persisting fascination with re-visiting and re-fo

Violence and Represention

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2012 Convention
contact email: 
jaclynsi@usc.edu, rawi@usc.edu

Epistemic shifts are themselves inherently violent and the uncertainty and instability that these shifts produce frequently elicit a violent response.

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