category: american

Reading Identity: Binaries and Boundaries (Proposals due November 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at Grant MacEwan University
contact email: 
readingidentity@gmail.com

Reading Identity: Binaries and Boundaries
Saturday February 4th, 2012

Proposal deadline: Tuesday November 15, 2011
Please submit proposals to readingidentity@gmail.com

Crisis and Imagination After Poe; ACLA Convention at Brown University; March 29-April 1

full name / name of organization: 
Emron Esplin/ Kennesaw State University
contact email: 
eesplin@kennesaw.edu

“Crisis and Imagination After Poe”

Race Matters: Teaching "Ethnic" Texts in the Literary Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
CEA (Roundtable)
contact email: 
mcdanie2@oakland.edu, ADunbar@winona.edu

Seeking panelists for a Roundtable Panel at the 43rd Annual College English Association (CEA) Conference (March 29-31, 2012) to be held in Richmond, VA.

[UPDATE] African American Women in Rochester | NeMLA | March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
jennifer.sieck[at]gmail.com

This panel explores modes of self-representation of African American women living in Rochester, New York.

UPDATE Southern Studies Conference (February 10-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University Montgomery
contact email: 
aumlac@aum.edu

Southern Studies: The AUM Liberal Arts Conference at Auburn University Montgomery, February 10 and 11, 2012.

Call for Papers: New Orleans Foodie Lit

SW/TX PCA/ACA--Myth and Fairy Tales Area, Feb 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jweeks@nd.edu

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 December 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association’s 33rd Annual Conference

Dada/Surrealism special journal issue: '"Wonderful Things": Surrealism and Egypt'

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Allmer and Donna Roberts
contact email: 
p.allmer@mmu.ac.uk and dmrobe@googlemail.com

Call for Contributors:
Dada/Surrealism (http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/) special journal issue: “Wonderful Things” - Surrealism and Egypt

Scepticism and Doubt Across Cultures of Crisis: (ACLA panel) March 29 - April 1 2012

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference
contact email: 
alimchet@umich.edu

Are unhappy ages, and their literary productions, less alike than happy ones? In Two Ages, Kierkegaard says that ‘In an era of negativity the authentic ironist is the hidden enthusiast’.

[UPATE] Diagnosis Violence: American Novelists’ Search for Causes (NeMLA, 3/15-18; 10/10 extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Abele / NeMLA
contact email: 
abelee@ncc.edu

Diagnosis Violence: American Novelists’ Search for Causes
Deadline for abstracts extended to Oct. 10, 2011

Seminar session at Northeast Modern Language Association

[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

Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images--Proposed panel topic for Natures 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Fourth Annual Natures Conference--February 17, 2012--a graduate humanities conference
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Practicing Humanities Scholarship in the 21st century:
To what extent have the premise and practices of humanities scholarship changed or remained the same in the new millennium? Papers are sought that both report on humanities research and reflect thoughtfully upon its practices. Topics on a wide range of subjects (ancient to contemporary), and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought.

Practicing Humanities Scholarship in the 21st century [12/1/11;2/17/12]

full name / name of organization: 
Fourth Annual Natures Conference--February 17, 2012--a graduate humanities conference
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

To what extent have the premise and practices of humanities scholarship changed or remained the same in the new millennium? Papers are sought that both report on humanities research and reflect thoughtfully upon its practices. Topics on a wide range of subjects (ancient to contemporary), and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought.

Last Chance to submit proposals for Modernist Manhattan

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

Animals and Views on Animals in the Long Eighteenth Century (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts: Oct 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
contact email: 
grover@etsu.edu

SCSECS Conference
Animals and Views on Animals Panel
Asheville, North Carolina

Early American Narratives (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts due: Oct 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
contact email: 
lloydt@etsu.edu

SCSECS Conference
Early American Panel
Asheville, North Carolina

Keeping the Fools in Play: Money, Finance, and Credit in the Long-Eighteenth Century (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts: Oct 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
contact email: 
dwight.codr@uconn.edu

Keeping the Fools in Play: Money, Finance, and Credit in the Long-Eighteenth Century
SCSECS Panel
Conference: Feb 23-25, 2012; Asheville, North Carolina

SSAWW Conference 2012: Citizenship and Belonging, Denver, CO Oct. 10-13

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Bergman / Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
contact email: 
jill.bergman@umontana.edu

The theme for this year’s SSAWW conference, “Citizenship and Belonging,” could have been designed with Charlotte Perkins Gilman in mind.

"Aerial Views: The Third Dimension in Eighteenth-Century Art and Literature" (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts due: Oct 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
bczennia@mcneese.edu

Paper proposals are invited for a panel on "Aerial Views: The Third Dimension in Eighteenth-Century Art and Literature" that will be presented at the SCSECS annual conference, which will be held on Fe

Anthology of Essays on Race and Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Dwayne Betts and Laura McCullough
contact email: 
lmccullough@brookdalecc.edu

We invite submissions of abstracts of articles for an anthology on Race and Poetry. Abstracts should be submitted by Oct. 25, 2011.

The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS 2012 JOINT CONFERENCE
contact email: 
louis.palmer@castleton.edu

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (12/15/11; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/11/12-4/14/12)

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2012 JOINT CONFERENCE

Keeping the Fools in Play: Money, Finance, and Credit in the Eighteenth Century (SCSECS, Asheville, Feb 23-25)

full name / name of organization: 
Dwight D. Codr / South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (SCSECS)
contact email: 
dwight.codr@uconn.edu

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Comparatively Speaking: Gender and Rhetoric (themed volume); deadline proposals: 1 December 2011

full name / name of organization: 
ICLA Gender Studies Committee
contact email: 
Zmanp@aol.com ; l.plate@let.ru.nl

Comparatively Speaking: Gender and Rhetoric

[REMINDER]4th International Conference on American Drama and Theater. Spain. May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Miriam Lopez
contact email: 
berceo@gmail.com

THE ROMANCE OF THEATER: AMERICAN DRAMA AND ITS STORIES

www.romanceoftheater.com

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN DRAMA AND THEATER Seville, 28-30 May 2012

Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
spheresofinfluence2012@gmail.com

EXTENDED DEADLINE!
New submission deadline is October 31st, 2011.

Call for Papers:

“Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet,” UCLA

The Pleasures of Romance, York UK (Deadline: 1 May, 2012; Conference 27-29 Sept 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
contact email: 
conferences@iaspr.org

The Fourth Annual International Conference on Popular Romance Studies

The Pleasures of Romance
http://iaspr.org/conferences/york-2012/

York, United Kingdom
27-29 September, 2012

PCA/ACA Romance Area (Romance and TV; BDSM/Kink sub-areas) (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2011; Conference: 11-14 April, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Romance Area, Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
sarahfrantz@gmail.com

PCA/ACA 2012 National Conference
Boston, MA, 11-14 April, 2012
Call For Papers: Romance Area

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Metacognition, Active Learning, and Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
contact email: 
cernst@hilbert.edu

500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or compositio

Service Learning in English Courses: Composition and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
contact email: 
cernst@hilbert.edu

• Service Learning in English Courses: Composition and Literature,”

UPDATE Canadian Short Stories for NeMLA March 15-18; Oct 10 deadline

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
karen.whd@gmail.com

This panel examines works of Anglophone Canadian short story writers, such as as Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Margaret Atwood.

"Crisis in the Amazon" ACLA 2012 at Brown U. DEADLINE Nov 1

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
croger13@gmu.edu

Now accepting submissions for seminar “Crisis in the Amazon” at the American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held at Brown University from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.

ACLA Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona
contact email: 
parziale@email.arizona.edu

ACLA 2012 Conference Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future

Bodies on Stage

full name / name of organization: 
German Society for Contemporary Drama in English / Ruhr-Universität Bochum
contact email: 
anette.pankratz@rub.de

Bodies on stage are one of the central elements of theatre and – implicitly – also of drama. Characters on the page attain the status of corpo-reality.

[UPDATE] Can Christianity be postsecular? Professions of faith and doubt in contemporary American fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Rorabaugh/SAMLA 2011, November 4-6, Atlanta, GA/SCCL Panel (Revised deadline: Oct 15, 2011)
contact email: 
prorabaugh@gmail.com

The term “postsecular” appears in the fields of political theory, sociology, and literature from time to time to describe a resistance to the narrative of secularization.

Anthology - Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Worthington
contact email: 
lworthington@gsc.edu

Call for Papers

Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia

PCA/ACA Conference Boston, MA April 2012 Appalachian Studies Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
lworthington@gsc.edu

Appalachian Studies
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Boston, MA
April 11-14, 2012

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