category: american

Final Call for Submissions - Update

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies
contact email: 
l.aiello@sheffield.ac.uk

Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies
www.jlts.stir.ac.uk

‘Horror is beyond the reach of psychology’ Adorno, Minima Moralia, p. 164

CFP: Queer Places, Practices, and Lives conference (May 18-19, 2012; abstracts due Aug. 12, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio State University
contact email: 
ponce.8@osu.edu

QUEER PLACES, PRACTICES, AND LIVES: A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF SAMUEL STEWARD

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

May 18-19, 2012

Deadline for proposals: Aug. 12, 2011

Conference CFP-Paranoia and Pain: Embodied in Psychology, Literature, and Bioscience, University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Neville Cobbe-Dr Maryam Farahani-Dr Ian Schermbrucker (University of Liverpool)
contact email: 
paranoia.pain@gmail.com

Paranoia and Pain (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science.

[UPDATE] November 3 -- November 5, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adzias@comcast.net; p.detrixhe@verizon.net

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association's Annual Conference
Thursday, November 3 -- Saturday, November 5, 2011
Radisson Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Keynotes and New Deadline: Aesthetics of Renewal

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
cras@carleton.ca

We are pleased to announce the plenary speakers for the 2011 conference, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. Further, the new deadline is 15 July 2011.

CFP: Approaches to Teaching the Underground Railroad (2012 NeMLA; Abstracts due Sept. 30., 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - Rochester, NY
contact email: 
liggins@fredonia.edu

This roundtable session will address approaches to teaching the Underground Railroad.

CFP Women of Appalachia: Native American Impact, Influence and Intersection (due date August 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio University Zanesville
contact email: 
havenl@ohio.edu

Call for Papers

Women of Appalachia:

Native American Impact, Influence and Intersection

Forum Issue 13: "Vengeance" (1st September 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (www.forumjournal.org)
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

Issue theme: Vengeance
Deadline: 1st September 2011

CFP - Gender in a Postnational Context (NeMLA 2012 panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Langauge Association 2012 Convention
contact email: 
jrwagnerpsu@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Gender in a Postnational Context (WGSC Sponsored Panel)

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

[UPDATE] - William Faulkner's Poetic Beginnings

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2011 - Victoria M. Bryan
contact email: 
vmbryan@olemiss.edu

As a fiction writer, William Faulkner saw himself as a failed poet. Many themes that crop up in his poetry, however, make appearances in his fiction writing, as well.

Race and Romance in Gone With the Wind, a panel for the Popular Romance in the New Millenium conference, Nov. 10-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Sondra Guttman
contact email: 
sfguttman@loyola.edu

Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 blockbuster bestseller Gone with the Wind is a book literary critics think they know.

The Radical Langston Hughes, 9/30/11; NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
seehlers@umich.edu

This NeMLA panel will examine the roles and forms of Langston Hughes's politically engaged poetry from the 'red decade' of the 1930s.

Encyclopedic Fictions of 21st-Century American Literature (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012; abstracts due September 30, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Hock
contact email: 
shock@vwc.edu

CFP: Encyclopedic Fictions of 21st-Century American Literature
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
Rochester, New York, March 15-18, 2012

Special Issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies on African-centered Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy in Africana Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Karanja Keita Carroll
contact email: 
carrollk@newpaltz.edu

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) invites papers for a March 2012 edition on African-centered theory, methodology and pedagogy in Africana Studies.

Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
john.havard@rochester.edu; russell.sbriglia@rochester.edu

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not

[UPDATE]: Deadline Extended to June 15th- John Dos Passos: Giving Modernity Form (SAMLA, Nov. 4-6 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
James Travis Rozier / University of Mississippi
contact email: 
jtrozier@olemiss.edu

This panel seeks submissions dealing with the works of John Dos Passos in the interests of reviving scholarship on an author who has received scant recent critical attention.

The Sound of Silence [UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED]

full name / name of organization: 
Babilónia - Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução
contact email: 
tradutores_interpretes@ulusofona.pt

Call for Papers (no. 10/11 – 2011)

Dossier for the upcoming issue (no. 10/11) – The Sound of Silence

Organized by – ZlatkaTimenova-Valtcheva

Co-organized by – Luís Cláudio Ribeiro

[UPDATE] James Agee at SAMLA in Atlanta, Nov. 4-6, 2011 (proposals due June 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
James Agee Society
contact email: 
hdavis@piedmont.edu

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of James Agee’s work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times.

Seminar: Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community--NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
43rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Rochester NY, March 15-18, 2012
contact email: 
Raji Singh Soni, raji.soni_at_queensu.ca

World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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

Call for Papers

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

full name / name of organization: 
British Columbia Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jdnolin@live.ca

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

full name / name of organization: 
City University of Seattle
contact email: 
bobbejo@gmail.com

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

full name / name of organization: 
David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu; shelley.bradfield@colostate.edu

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

As the first edited volume of its kind, Transnational Laughter seeks to expand the field of media studies and shed light on overlooked areas of academic interest, taking comedy and its various subgenres (including black comedy, improv, modern slapstick, the romcom, satire, scatological humor, sketch comedy, spoofs, stand-up, and so forth) as vehicles through which to assess the international transit of these specific cultural forms over the past 25-30 years.

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder: Playing False: Representations of Betrayal, Oxford (27.05.2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Betiel Wasihun, Lincoln College, Oxford University
contact email: 
Betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Reminder: May 27, 2011 deadline for abstracts.

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 16 - 17, 2011

Essay Collection - American Multitudes: Collective Life in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Mahoney, Temple University
contact email: 
pmahoney@temple.edu

"The future belongs to crowds."
DeLillo, Mao II

Not Just The American Way: Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts (Proposals by 31 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Johnston
contact email: 
superheroesonscreen@gmail.com

Not Just The American Way:

Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts

Poems Invited for Dec. 2011 Issue of Taj Mahal Review (19th Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
info@tajmahalreview.com

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Special issue, MFS: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies and Feminism/3-1-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Fernald
contact email: 
fernald@fordham.edu

Call for Papers: Upcoming Special issue
Women’s Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

Editor: Anne Fernald
Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2012

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 5/15-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century

This panel explores how literature represents human subjectivity through interspecies relationships, to investigate how we produce ourselves by producing the animal producing us. To examine human-animal relations is to unearth the roots of what we understand today as the human. In the imperial/colonial context of the nineteenth-century, the representation of interspecies relationships (intimate or antagonistic) may establish the human/e as the rightful subject of dominion. At the same time, representations of animals may contest this material-semiotic imperialization. Using the works of authors like Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, among others, we ask questions like: what are the connections between our concept of human empires—and relatedly, human rights—and evolving attitudes towards non-human animals? How does the century’s “civilized,” “humane” subject embody those rights by the management—social, cultural, legal and otherwise—of his relationships to “lower creation”? Approaches using affect theory and/or cultural, legal, or science studies are particularly welcome.

Victorian Literary Cinema, Northeast Modern Language Assoc., March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

When William Makepeace Thackeray included pictorial initials and drawings in his 1847 novel Vanity Fair, the author could hardly have anticipated the text’s adaptive afterlife in contempora

[FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it and glennis.byron@stir.ac.uk

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Women's Studies Session. June 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
LDavis1@kennesaw.edu

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Women's Studies session invites papers that explore the 2011 conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and its connection to W

Religion and World Literature: How Do the Gods Speak in the Modern World? (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011, Atlanta)

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Pearson
contact email: 
aristophanes68@hotmail.com

Any topic related to the literary depiction of divine speech – from any tradition – in the modern world is welcome: Do the gods still speak? If so, has their speaking-style changed? Has their message changed? Does their speech have the same power as in previous generations? If they no longer speak, how do we even know?

Canadian Short Stories panel at NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
karen.whd@gmail.com

"Canadian Short Stories": This panel examines the works of Anglophone Canadian short story writers, such as as Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Margaret Atwood, among

Present Tense CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society
contact email: 
editors@presenttensejournal.org

Present Tense is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming issue.

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