category: american

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Literary Landscapes of the New West (RMMLA Convention, October 11-13, 2012, Boulder, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Charlotte Quinney
contact email: 
charlotte.quinney@gmail.com

The American West as landscape, myth, and symbol has played a central role in the development of national identity and the American literary canon.

PAMLA '12 Special Session: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy.

[UPDATE] The Atrium

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a publication of the English and Communications Department of Ivy Tech Community College's Northwest Region, and is the only academic journal of

Visual Culture and Race

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
ssmith8@saic.edu

Submissions are invited for a special issue of MELUS on visual culture and race.

"Modernist Spectacles of Destruction"; March 26, 2012; MSA annual conference, Oct. 18 - 21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Hussey and Brenda Helt
contact email: 
mhussey@pace.edu and helt0010@umn.edu

Much of modernist art and writing features or reflects on images of destruction, those of war and mass violence being primary among these.

[REMINDER] "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology" Special Session MLA Boston 2013 (March 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:

Digital Culture and Environmental Practice

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Convention 2013, Boston
contact email: 
swanstro@gmail.com

This session invites projects and proposals that consider intersections between digital poetics and environmental practice, both construed broadly, as well as the implications of such connections.

Call For Submissions: Chapbook Publishers Looking for Manuscripts

full name / name of organization: 
Wormwood Chapbooks
contact email: 
jfoster.editor@gmail.com

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Call for Submissions: Electronic & Print Journal Looking for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
A Few Lines Magazine
contact email: 
jfoster.editor@gmail.com

A Few Lines Magazine is currently accepting submissions for its fourth issue, which is slated to come out in March or April.

Popular Women's Fiction in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3/1/12; RMMLA, 10/11-10/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Hurley / Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
Jeremy.Hurley@asu.edu

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for the Popular Women's Fiction in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference, Oct.

[Update--New Dates and New Deadline!] “Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
tamugradconference@gmail.com

“Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”
April 14-15, 2012 PLEASE NOTE THESE ALTERED DATES!

Speaker: Jay Dolmage

Special Session at MLA 2013, Boston. Modernism's Straw Man: Nineteenth-Century Verse

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Kappeler / Tufts University
contact email: 
erin.kappeler@tufts.edu

Ezra Pound's iconic statement that, "To break the pentameter, that was the first heave" has covered over a more complicated history of modern prosody.

In the Margin: e-text and its readers (proposals 30 April 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Ann-Barbara Graff and Kristin Lucas
contact email: 
annbg@nipissingu.ca; kristinl@nipissingu.ca

We solicit contributions for an edited collection of scholarly essays entitled In the Margin: e-Text and its readers.

CFP: American Humor (Due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu

This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu by March 1st.

Bruce Springsteen

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
peter.fields@mwsu.edu

Chair of 2012 Bruce Springsteen session: Dr. Peter J. Fields, Assoc. Prof.

CFP: Teaching With Games - MLA13, 3-6 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Croxall
contact email: 
brian.croxall@emory.edu

Call for Papers for a Committee-Sponsored Electronic Roundtable on “Teaching and Games” at MLA 2013<

Human Rights in U.S. Literature and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session Proposal for MLA Convention Boston 2013
contact email: 
kloneill@quinnipiac.edu

Panel studies U.S. writers, activists, filmmakers who deploy human rights discourses to undermine the authoritarianism and imperial ambition of nation-states.

Call for Papers: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
mfs@purdue.edu

The Editors of MFS solicit new feminist scholarship on neglected women writers from the first half of the twentieth century.

UK & US Trained Surgeon

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Ashish Davalbhakta
contact email: 
aestheticmedispa@gmail.com

UK & US trained surgeon, board certified cosmetic surgeons, best hospital, internationall

[Update] The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadline May 14th)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadlline May 14th)
full name / name of organization:
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012
contact email:
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

Breaking Bad and American Culture (Special Session, MLA Boston 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Hardy, Rutgers University; Jesse Hoffman, Rutgers University
contact email: 
mhardy@eden.rutgers.edu, jessehoffman@gmail.com

Papers on any aspect of the television show Breaking Bad are welcome.

[UPDATE] Politics of Form in the Transpacific - MLA Boston (01/03 - 01/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association - Special Session
contact email: 
syao@hamilton.edu and tong14@illinois.edu

The Aesthetics of Debt

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session / MLA 2013 (Boston)
contact email: 
mschiebe@gc.cuny.edu

Seeking papers for a panel exploring the interconnections of aesthetic and economic debt. What exactly does the trope of "literary debt" owe to the economic mind?

Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production, Consumption

full name / name of organization: 
Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production, Consumption
contact email: 
womeninmagazines@gmail.com

In November 2011, Woman’s Weekly celebrated its 100 year birthday by including a reproduction of the first issue inside the centenary edition.

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st,

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Call for Chapter Proposals: THE PHALLIC EYE: SENSATIONAL VISUAL PLEASURES IN CINEMA AND LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com

Chapter proposals for an international collection on Scopophilia, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Phallus, Sexualities and the Politics of the Gaze. Topics under consideration include:

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk: The Clashing of Ideals and Realities in American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
michelle.stonis [at] csulb.edu

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of “proper” parenting have been disseminated through popular culture.

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadlline May 14th)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television
(Popular Culture Panel)
SAMLA November 9-11, 2012
Durham, North Carolina

[UPDATE] Poetry & Poetics of the 1980s [June 27 - July 1, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
National Poetry Foundation
contact email: 
NPF_Paideuma@umit.maine.edu

The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the next in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s,

UPDATE - 2012 PAMLA Conference - Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights

full name / name of organization: 
Barry Hall / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bhalltw@gmail.com

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.

New Approaches to Teaching Langston Hughes’s Writings (January 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Boston, MA)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Abstracts focusing on innovative ways of teaching Hughes’s texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society.

Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture - MLA, Boston, Jan. 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Christa Baiada
contact email: 
cbaiada@bmcc.cuny.edu

Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture
MLA 2013 Jan. 3-6 Boston

CFP: Queer Conceptions: Modernism and the Possibilities of Pregnancy for MSA 14, Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Caitlin Newcomer & Aimee Wilson/Florida State University
contact email: 
cen09e@my.fsu.edu or aawilson@fsu.edu

In his recent article, "Pregnant Men: Modernism, Disability, and Biofuturity in Djuna Barnes" (2010), Michael Davidson argues, "Modernist cultural representations of the pregnant male foreground the spectacle of reproduction loosed from its putative organic site in the female body and displace it elsewhere—the test tube, the surrogate womb, the male body, and, not insignificantly, the novel."

MSA October 2012: Modernist Multilingualism

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Kager, Rutgers Universty
contact email: 
mariakager@yahoo.com

Modernist Multilingualism

MSA Conference October 18-21 2012, Las Vegas, NV
Maria Kager, Rutgers University
mariakager@yahoo.com

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