category: american

Performativity and Secondary Cinematic Authorship - NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Jason Clemence: Tufts University
contact email: 
jason.clemence@tufts.edu

Call for Papers

Performativity and Secondary Cinematic Authorship

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

[UPDATE AND EXTENSION] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE'

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time.

Examining Past and Defining Present: The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean - April 11-13, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu or akilahw@msn.com

Examining Past and Defining Present
The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean
April 11 – 13, 2013

Abstracts/Proposals Due: October 26, 2012

NeMLA 2013 / Together after Oprah: Theorizing Contemporary Memoir via Self-Help Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Birdsall / Michigan State University
contact email: 
birdsal5@msu.edu

This panel will address the narrative and socio-political relationships between contemporary memoir and self-help.

Political Women: Language and Leadership / co-edited text / Proposal Deadline: July 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Political Women Project
contact email: 
politicalwomenproject@yahoo.com

Call for Proposals

Political Women: Language and Leadership

Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick seek contributors for a collection of essays considering women and leadership.

Re-Encountering the Encounter - February 28-March 2 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists - 8th Biennial Conference, Savannah Georgia
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a “Brave new world.” This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself,

Poetry and the Body (NeMLA 2013, 3/21-24, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega / UCCS
contact email: 
kortega@uccs.edu

44th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Panel: Poetry and the Body

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension (6/30) for Global Lives Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Analysis and Theory Department, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
catgradconf@gmail.com

Global Lives

The rapid changes currently experienced in the different spheres of contemporary life are loosely addressed by the term “globalization.”

Feminists Interrogate States of Emergency: Special Issue CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Formations
contact email: 
durban@email.arizona.edu

The full CFP is posted at http://feministformations.arizona.edu/formations.html

Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association has extended the deadline for essay submissions on its 2011 Conference Theme: “Play.” Essays treating any aspect of “Play” in language, l

CFP: Queer Self-Representation: It Isn’t All About Me

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

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Journal of social sciences “COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA” (ISSN 2145-1494) call for papers before 29 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Universidad EAN (Colombia)
contact email: 
jvargasl@ean.edu.co

JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES CALL
COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA
ISSN 2145-1494, Bogotá-Colombia
half-yearly

Intersections and Parallels between the Worlds of Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty (November 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)/Flannery O’Connor Society
contact email: 
eomcneal@olemiss.edu

Readers and critics have long compared the writings of Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty, especially in terms of their uses of “the grotesque.” This panel, a joint venture with the Eudora Welty

Cormac McCarthy and Modernity - NeMLA Convention 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

This panel will address the fiction of Cormac McCarthy in relation to “the modern,” conceived of as an interdisciplinary concept with multiple literary, philosophical, and socio-historical resonan

[UPDATE] Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (Publication - comics, lit., gaming, new media)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia J. Miller
contact email: 
cynthia_miller@emerson.edu

Reminder: Deadline June 15.

** The editors are particularly interested in abstracts on juvenile lit., gaming, new media, and comics. **

Call for Contributors

CFP: Humanities and Technology Association Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities and Technology Association
contact email: 
gsochan@bowiestate.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

34th Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
04 - 06 October 2012

[UPDATE] Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, Environment

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
WLAconference@gmail.com

Western Literature Association Conference November 7-10, 2012 Lubbock Texas

SAMLA Durham NC Nov.9-11/2012: Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Songs of Conscience on His Three Albums The Rising, Magi

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

As a voice for his baby boom generation Bruce Springsteen has been the conscience of Rock n’ Roll for Forty Years, especially in three of his last four albums: The Rising (2002 is an expiatory refle

The City in Literature after 9/11 (NEMLA 3/21/13-3/24/13; deadline 9/30/12)

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

Michel de Certeau begins his chapter "Walking in the City" with an evocative fragment: "Seeing Manhattan from the 110th floor of the World Trade Center." Though that unified perspective has vanished,

Four Corners Conference on Ethnicity and Globalization, Oct. 26 and 27. Abstracts due 7/27.

full name / name of organization: 
Four Corners Conference on Globalization
contact email: 
tacker@coloradomesa.edu; rcalland@coloradomesa.edu; mvallejo@coloradomesa.edu;jsnyder@coloradomesa.edu

The organizing committee is proud and excited to invite you to the fourth annual Four Corners Conference on Globalization, with the theme this year being “Culture and Ethnicity”.

CFP: Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Emma West, Cardiff University
contact email: 
modernisms@cardiff.ac.uk

Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University
16-18 May 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)

Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies: Genealogy, Geography, Pathogeny (9-11 July 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk

Strange Contraries in thee combine,
Both hell and Heaven in thee meet,
Thou greatest bitter, greatest sweet
No pain is like thy pain, no pleasure too like thine.
John Norris, 1687

Conference: From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers, November 7 – 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University
contact email: 
ake2012conference@gmail.com

From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

Melville and Religion (Book Collection; 9/1/2012; 7/1/2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Yothers
contact email: 
byothers@utep.edu

Melville and Religion

MIGRATION: BRITISH COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, JULY 8-13 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Sanja Bahun, University of Essex and the British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
bcla2013@essex.ac.uk

The BCLA invites conference papers on the theme of migration for its triennial convention, to be held at the University of Essex, UK, July 8-13 2013.

[UPDATE] Edited Collection of Essays on the Intersection of Children’s Literature and the Horror Genre (Abstracts due May 31)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica McCort (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA)
contact email: 
mccortj@duq.edu

In many of the world’s most popular and well-known children’s tales, terrifying characters that belong better in a horror flick often rear their ugly heads.

“Hawthorne, Pleasure, Enjoyment and Leisure in the 19th-Century”

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Martin, University of Charleston
contact email: 
michaelmartin@ucwv.edu

For the 2013 Interdisciplinary Studies in the 19th-Century Conference and its stated theme of “Leisure! Fun!

[UPDATE] Intersections and Parallels between the Worlds of Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor @ SAMLA (Durham, NC, 9-11 Nov.)

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
akking at olemiss.edu

Readers and critics have long compared the writings of Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor, especially in terms of their uses of “the grotesque.” This panel, a joint venture with the Flannery O

Re-Encountering the Encounter - February 28-March 2 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists - 8th Biennial Conference, Savannah Georgia
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a “Brave new world.” This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself,

SAMLA Convention, November 9-11, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
stapleto@live.unc.edu

Conference theme- Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration and Exile
Panel: “The Flâneuse, or the Female Urban Walker, in Contemporary Literature”

Interethnic Encounters in Asian American Fiction (NeMLA Conference, March 21-24, 2013, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
DHumphries@qcc.cuny.edu

Asian American literature emerged as a recognized area of literary interest in the late 1960s and 1970s, just as the sea change of the civil rights movement was redefining “the color line” in

Appalachian Visions of China; SAMLA Convention; November 9-11, 2012; Durham, NC

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

Appalachian literature is known for its strong sense of place, emphasizing the local.

Edited Collection -- Playing with Dolls: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

full name / name of organization: 
Theresa L. Geller, Grinnell College & Julia Leyda, Sophia University
contact email: 
Julia Leyda <j-leyda@sophia.ac.jp and Terri Geller <gellertl@grinnell.edu>

MAPACA Conference 2012 Women's Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
atait@odu.edu

CFP Women's Studies at MAPACA
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
November 1-3, 2012
Pittsburgh,PA

Midwest MLA What is Our Debt to Death and the Dead?: The Gift of Death and The Work of Mourning in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jack Taylor Michigan State University
contact email: 
taylo710@msu.edu

Jacques Derrida argues that the dead other can speak and remain “in us.” Additionally, he argues that to keep one alive is the ultimate sign of fidelity that is accomplished through acts of mourni

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