category: american

[UPDATED] Being More than Ambivalent Towards Race: Class in Contemporary African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In keeping with the theme of “Debt” for the 2012 Midwestern MLA conference, this panel is interested in the class implications that contemporary African American literature offers its readership.

UPDATED: Those That Came Before: Black Literary Indebtedness

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In “The Site of Memory,” Toni Morrison claims that as an African American writer her literary heritage is the autobiography, the slave narrative.

The Literature of Hurricane Katrina (essay collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ruth Marotte, Associate Professor of English, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas
contact email: 
mrmarotte@uca.edu

Seeking critical essays (20-30 pages in length) on works of fiction that feature the disaster of Hurricane Katrina within the narrative.

CFP - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 22-23 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
contact email: 
conference@ganza.co.nz

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

SAMLA Convention 2012 (Durham, SC): Postmodern Theory, Science Fiction and Race

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
joysanchez@mail.usf.edu

In Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith comments that: “…when the ethnographer asks the question, ‘What does postmodern culture look like?’ the obvious place to find the answer is the

BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE HUMANITIES September 22, 2012, University of Kansas

full name / name of organization: 
The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas
contact email: 
idrh@ku.edu

BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE HUMANITIES September 22, 2012, University of Kansas

Monsters and the Monstrous Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

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

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

12th Connotations Symposium: Poetry in Fiction: Poetic Insertions, Allusions, and Rhythms in Narrative Texts 28/7-1/8/13

full name / name of organization: 
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
contact email: 
symposium2013@connotations.de

In defiance of the traditional notion of essentially separate genres, writers of fiction frequently include poetic elements in their texts.

[Update] PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012) at Seattle University CFP--Deadline May 15

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

Over thirty sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference to be held October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University, have extended their proposal deadline through Tuesday, May 15 (see list below).

[UPDATE] CFP for Edited Collection: Primary Stein/Deadline Extended (Abstracts now through May 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Janet Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Sharon Kirsch (Arizona State University)
contact email: 
boydj@fdu.edu and sharon.kirsch@asu.edu

The overwhelming success of Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas finally confirmed Stein’s celebrity status in the United States in 1933.

[UPDATE] Allegory (PAMLA 19-21 October 2012 - Seattle) Proposals by 5/15 (new date)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu, machosky@me.com

Proposals will be accepted for this panel until May 15.

Alternative Asian Americas: November 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic MLA Convention
contact email: 
ssastry@barnard.edu

We invite papers that begin to map an “Asian American South,” a term that this panel construes broadly. In what ways do Asian American cultural productions engage with the South?

UPDATE: Special Issue: Carson McCullers and Influence, Submissions due by August, 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews
contact email: 
ross_daniel@columbusstate.edu

ANQ:American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Carson McCullers and her Influence, to be published in early 2013.

Conference on Ecopoetics: February 22-24th, UC-Berkeley [Paper/panel proposals: Oct 1st]

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Ecopoetics
contact email: 
ecopoetics.conference@gmail.com

What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production?

Plague Literature from Classical Antiquity to the Present

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012
contact email: 
Adair Rispoli, UNC Chapel Hill: rispoli@email.unc.edu

Session 1: Plague Literature from Classical Antiquity to the 1750s
Session 2: Plague Literature from the Long Eighteenth Century to the Present

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship, February 1-2, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Walters State Community College
contact email: 
Abbey.Anderson@ws.edu

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture is an attempt to explore and define Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside

SAMLA, Appalachian Literature Regular Session, November 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Viki.Rouse@ws.edu

This session will explore aspects of memory connected to travel, immigration, and exile related to Appalachian literature, especially the writings that have appeared in memoir, diary, or epistolary fo

Call for Submissions: 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

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Emigration, Immigration, Empire, Exile: Women's voices and Their Rhetorical Forms, due June 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), Nov. 9-11, 2012
contact email: 
annette.sisson@belmont.edu

Proposal Submission: Please send a 350-500 word proposal, including a proposed title to: Annette Sisson, Belmont University, annette.sisson@belmont.edu OR, if you prefer to send it through the post, W

Session on T. S. Eliot at SAMLA (Durham, NC; Nov 9-11 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society (sponsor)
contact email: 
ajcuda@uncg.edu

The T. S. Eliot Society will host a session at the 2012 SAMLA convention, to be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina, November 9-11 2012. The Society welcomes proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of Eliot’s work or its reception. Those interested should email a 300-word abstract along with a current c.v. to Anthony Cuda (ajcuda@uncg.edu) as soon as possible before June 15, 2011.

SAMLA Special Session: Ecology, Gender and the Early Modern World 11/9-11/11

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association -- Laura Runge
contact email: 
runge@usf.edu

Chaired by Laura L. Runge, University of South Florida

[UPDATE] Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14-- Deadline: May 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Exhibitions and Display in Dada and Surrealism (Deadline: 1 October 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Dada/Surrealism
contact email: 
kmfloyd@auburn.edu

The journal Dada/Surrealism invites submissions for a special issue on exhibitions and display practices.

Preternature Volume 3:1 The Early Modern Witch (1450-1700)

full name / name of organization: 
Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies in the Preternatural | http://preternature.org
contact email: 
kirsten@uszkalo.com

Preternature Volume 3:1
The Early Modern Witch (1450-1700)

Essays on Rebecca Harding Davis, 15 Sept 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review
contact email: 
topic@washjeff.edu

Call for essays on the works, life and times, and influence of Rebecca Harding Davis, for publication in Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review.

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

CFP--Essays on Tyler Perry; Abstracts 6/15/2012 and Essays 11/1/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry--Book Collection
contact email: 
tperryanthology@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry
An Edited Book Collection
Due Dates: 6/15/2012 (abstracts); 11/1/2012 (full essays)

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

Eliot Society Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
dchinit@luc.edu

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 28-30, 2012

Keynote speaker: Daniel Albright, Harvard University

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures(MELUS)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
contact email: 
kdaiya@gwu.edu

Session Name: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
This panel is the MELUS panel at the SAMLA Conference in November 2012 in Durham, NC.

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (May 15 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

A number of approved sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University) have extended their deadlines for paper proposals.

Midwestern Culture Area (and Glee)- MPCA (Oct 12-14)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
bmiller18@niu.edu

Call for Papers

Reformation Research Papers at the Kalamazoo (USA) Medieval Congress

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Reformation Research
contact email: 
mthum@umflint.edu

Papers for the Society for Reformation Research Sessions at the 48th Medieval Congress, May 9-12 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI U.S.A.

Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico, University of Arizona Tucson [CFP 6/15/12; Sympsoium 10/5-6, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium
contact email: 
submit@hiddencinema.org

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and Culture, MPCA Oct 12-14

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

Call for Papers

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