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SCSECS 2011 "Dreaming and Becoming," Feb 17-19th, Saint Simons Is, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
MurrayLBrown@gmail.com

The eighteenth-century was a period of great enthusiasm for experimentation and implementation.

Porous Approaches to Literature, Borders, Nationalism[s], and World Orders at ACLA Conference, Vancouver BC

full name / name of organization: 
April Durham/University of California Riverside
contact email: 
smallwonderfound@gmail.com

While a determination to open literary studies to alter-canonized literatures is important to the creation of a broader perspective on cultural practice, the pedagogical tools available for teaching

Walker Percy: Science and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Scholars Conference
contact email: 
jhooten@umhb.edu

Twentieth-century writer Walker Percy studied to be a physician and became a novelist.

DEMYSTIFYING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES BEYOND THE ACADEMY (14-15th May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
PEGS (Public Engagement in Gender and Sexuality) at Newcastle University, UK
contact email: 
demystifying@ncl.ac.uk

This event is a two-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students in the arts and humanities whose research is connected by an interest in gender and sexuality.

[UPDATE]: Tales of War: Expressions of Conflict and Reconciliation, 2-4 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
litcultstbucharest@gmail.com

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 13th Annual Conference:

Inter/Intra Textuality, March 4-5

full name / name of organization: 
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference
contact email: 
glcc@uidaho.edu

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

Literary Studies in Human Flourishing

full name / name of organization: 
James O. Pawelski and D.J. Moores / UPenn and Kean University
contact email: 
dmoores@kean.edu

The field of positive psychology, catalyzed in 1998 by Martin Seligman and others, has generated new interest in the concept of well-being—conceived in its fullest sense as human flourishing—the i

Panel in Honor of Louise Erdrich--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Symposium, East Lansing, MI, May 12-14, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
contact email: 
skosiba@troy.edu

A Panel in Honor of Louise Erdrich
Winner of the 2011 Mark Twain Award for Contributions to Midwestern Literature

Re-production [Mar 4-5, 2011], Deadline [Jan 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University
contact email: 
re.production2011@gmail.com

Call for papers
Re-production
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
Binghamton, NY
March 4 and 5, 2011

Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

full name / name of organization: 
Coeditors Rebecca Harrison & Emily Hipchen
contact email: 
rharriso@westga.edu

Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

Submit Your Writing and Art for Publication in Pomona Valley Review's Spring 2011 Issue.

full name / name of organization: 
Pomona Valley Review
contact email: 
rleack@gmail.com

Pomona Valley Review, an online liberal arts journal, needs your short fiction, poetry, and art for our spring 2011 issue. We encourage first-time unpublished writers to submit.

Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities

full name / name of organization: 
12th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
contact email: 
Symposium@oldfilm.org

Die Wunderkammer (German for “the wonder-room” or “the miracle chamber”) was merely one incarnation of the phenomenon of the “cabinet of curiosities” that first appeared in Europe in the 1

Imagining Locality: Regionalization in U.S. Literature and Culture before the Civil War (essay collection; 5/1/11)

full name / name of organization: 
John Funchion
contact email: 
jfunchion@miami.edu

In the wake of the "the planetary turn" in literary and cultural studies, scholars have devoted increasing attention to issues of space and place.

Rational Recreation? : Histories of Travel, Tourism and Leisure

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Conway, University of Manchester
contact email: 
historiesoftravel@gmail.com

Proposals are invited for a one-day postgraduate conference, which will take place at the University of Manchester on 1st February 2011.

UPDATE "Poe & World LIterature, Poe as World Literature" at ACLA 2011 in Vancouver, Submissions due Nov. 12

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

The deadline for submitting papers for the upcoming ACLA convention has been extended to November 12.

Literary Festival 3/31 - 4/1 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University
contact email: 
cranes@newmanu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Newman University English Department presents:

11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
“The Well-Spread Fable: Food and Its Meanings”

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
dsimms@siue.edu

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers.

[UPDATE] The Transnational Turn in American Studies: Turkey and the United States

full name / name of organization: 
Tanfer Tunc
contact email: 
asat2007@gmail.com

Dramatizing Ideas: Intellectual Hybrids, Heterodoxies, Humanisms in Greenwich Village (ALA 2011, Boston, May 26-29)

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Glaspell Society
contact email: 
GlaspellsocietyALA2011@yahoo.com.

American Literature Association 2011 Conference / Boston, Massachusetts, May 26 - 29, 2011
Susan Glaspell Society Panel

[UPDATE] Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2011 (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association / Jamie L. McDaniel, Children's and Adolescent Literature Special Topics Chair
contact email: 
jmcdanie@pittstate.edu

Note that the deadline is November 1.

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES

42nd Annual Conference |
March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

UPDATE: On DIASPORA WRITING ACROSS THE WORLD

full name / name of organization: 
Journal
contact email: 
editorial.2008@indiatimes.com

UPDATE On DIASPORA WRITING

Lesbian Representation on European Television

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

Oklahoma State English Conference: Transforming Words, March 4-5 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and s

[UPDATE] Film and TV Superheroes in the New Millennium

full name / name of organization: 
Betty Kaklamanidou & Richard J. Gray II
contact email: 
betty.kaklamanidou@gmail.com; rgray@cn.edu

We invite submissions for a forthcoming edited collection on superhero films and TV shows, which is currently under contract for publication.

UPDATE: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2011@louisiana.edu

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolitan Memory and Travelling Trauma -- ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 12)

full name / name of organization: 
Terri Tomsky, University of Alberta; Jennifer Bowering Delisle, McMaster University
contact email: 
tomsky@ualberta.ca; jdelisle@mcmaster.ca

When a collective memory of trauma transcends its directly affected community to be taken up by others, it can be said to be “cosmopolitan” (Levy and Sznaider) or “multidirectional” (Rothberg)

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association (May 26-29, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Wicks, Department of English at Louisiana State University
contact email: 
awicks4@lsu.edu

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole.

Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma & Culture, March 3-4, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
21st Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
contact email: 
lsumardigrasconference@gmail.com

Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure – EGADS! February 2011 Graduate/Undergraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society
contact email: 
egadsconference@gmail.com

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

[UPDATE] Native American Literature at CEA (March 31-April 2, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Call for Papers, CEA 2011—Conference Theme, FORTUNES

The 42nd Annual College English Association Conference
March 31 – April 2, 2011 – St. Petersburg, Florida

LIVING BEYOND THEORY: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the postcolonial. University of York, 11 February 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
livingbeyondtheory@events.york.ac.uk

LIVING BEYOND THEORY: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the postcolonial

CORRECTION--Natures 2011 [12/3/10;2/18/2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Please note conference to be held on February 18 (not 28), 2011
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Please see rest of prior posting for correct information. Only the conference date was mistakingly listed as February 28, when it fact the conference will take place on February 18, 2011 at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Apologies for the confusion.

Villians, December 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the “villain.”

Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Ionescu, Mount Allison University and Ileana Baird, University of Virginia
contact email: 
cionescu@mta.ca, ifp4a@virginia.edu

We are looking for two additional proposals for a collection of essays tentatively titled Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context.

Literature and Science Area, Apr. 20-23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Culture Association
contact email: 
robertsi@missouriwestern.edu
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