category: american

James Agee at ALA, San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 (proposals due Jan. 18, 2010)

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

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2010 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee’s work,

Addiction Recovery and Spiritual Auto/biography (1-21-10; ASA 11-18-10)

full name / name of organization: 
Eoin Cannon
contact email: 
efcannon@fas.harvard.edu

Seeking papers on alcohol or drug recovery narratives from any era, insofar as they inhabit, create, alter, or resist traditions of religious and spiritual life-writing in America.

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Washington, Seattle
contact email: 
adapt4u@u.washington.edu

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers

May 1 2010: Nineteenth Century Feminism, Press & Platform

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies
contact email: 
susan.hamilton@ualberta.ca

A Special Issue on “Nineteenth Century Feminisms: Press and Platform” in Nineteenth Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com)

COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON 18TH-CENTURY LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
BOOK TITLE: New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture.
contact email: 
NewStudiesin18@gmail.com

New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture is a collection of essays featuring the work of established and emerging scholars in the areas of eighteenth-century commerce, race, law, genre

Edith Wharton Panel at MLA 2011 (Deadline: 3/15/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
murraym@wcsu.edu

Edith Wharton on Rodeo Drive: This panel will examine the intersection of Wharton studies with popular culture and material culture.

Global Solidarities, proposed special session, MLA 2011 (Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam
contact email: 
rrisam@emory.edu

More than 50 years later, contemporary scholars, including Bill Mullen, Gary Okihiro, and Vijay Prashad, are responding to the 1955 Bandung Conference’s powerful vision of an Afro-Asian world of color poised to take back the reins of history and challenge the global hegemony of the world’s superpowers. These scholars’ work emerges not from theoretical models of hybridity within postcolonial and cultural studies but — like the Bandung Conference itself — from anti-imperialist and transnational political agendas. Significantly, as Colleen Lye suggests, this work comprises a third stage of ethnic studies, mediating between limited, nation-bound multiracial analysis and the perceived lack of historical specificity in diaspora models.

Informed by this neo-Bandung critical turn, this panel will examine representations of cross-racial solidarity in U.S. ethnic or postcolonial literatures, including, but not limited to, Afro-Asian encounters. How do cross-racial solidarities transform discussions of race? What are the bases for solidarity beyond race? What can literature contribute towards global solidarities, and what are its limitations?

[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
contact email: 
richang@siu.edu

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: Feb 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities
contact email: 
ahalouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conf

The Literary Organ, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
cecire@berkeley.edu and hillary.gravendyk@pomona.edu

“I have given no small attention to that not unvexed subject, the skin of the whale. I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore. My original opinion remains unchanged; but it is only an opinion. The question is, what and where is the skin of the whale?”

--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

An organ is, among other things, a part of a human or animal body; a site of sensation;

Literature and the Mass-Produced Image, NYU, April 2, 2010 (deadline for abstracts: February 1)

full name / name of organization: 
New York University Graduate English Organization
contact email: 
nyugeo.conference@gmail.com

The New York University Graduate English Organization's Conference on Literature and the Mass-Produced Image

April 2, 2010
Deadline for Abstracts: February 1, 2010

"The Drawn Map" Graduate Student Conference--Jan 15th Extended Deadline

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

"The Drawn Map":
Northeastern English Graduate Student Association's graduate student conference
March 13-14, 2010

Key note Speaker (see further speaker info below):

TEACHING POE in The Digital Age, The Poe Studies Association at the ALA Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Poe Studies Association
contact email: 
susanamper@yahoo.com, susan.amper@bcc.cuny.edu

The Poe Studies Association at the American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 is sponsoring two panels.

Panel 2:

TEACHING POE in The Digital Age

Poe and Reputation, American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Poe Studies Association
contact email: 
jgruesse@kean.edu

The Poe Studies Association at the American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 is sponsoring two panels.

Panel 1: Poe and Reputation

Special Forum - Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
contact email: 
JTAS2010@gmail.com

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
Special Forum on Asian American Studies
Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora
and Representation

"Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 - Submissions due by January 22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta
contact email: 
Arthur.case.38@my.csun.edu

[UPDATE] CFP: Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different--Extended Proposal Deadline 1/29/09

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGADConferenceChair@gmail.com

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010.

Poe Studies special feature: Violence, Pain, and Trauma (2/15/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation
contact email: 
argerj@wsu.edu, PeeplesS@cofc.edu, poestudies@wsu.edu

For the next issue of Poe Studies, Volume 43 (2010), we plan a special thematic feature: Violence, Pain, and Trauma.

[UPDATE] Imagenext: Visions Past and Future Deadline Extension

full name / name of organization: 
University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
contact email: 
visions@grove.ufl.edu

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2010 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "ImageNext: Visions Past and Future," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida on March 26 and 27.

Hemingway and Hollywood, 2011 MLA in LA (Jan 6-9); deadline Mar. 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Suzanne del Gizzo/Hemingway Foundation and Society
contact email: 
delgizzos@chc.edu

The Hemingway Foundation and Society invites presentations that consider topics such as Hemingway's relationship to the film industry, celebrity, movie stars, adaptations--old, recent, and current--of

Sound Reproduction and the Literary (Special Session @ MLA 2011, Deadline: 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jentery Sayers, University of Washington / Dene Grigar, Washington State University
contact email: 
jentery@uw.edu / dgrigar@vancouver.wsu.edu

This panel will explore the role of digital/analog audio when composing literature and criticism

Wallace Stevens Among Others (American Literature Assoc., May 27-30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Goldstone
contact email: 
andrew.goldstone@stanford.edu

The Wallace Stevens Society calls for submissions for a panel on "Wallace Stevens Among Others," to take place at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010.

Ends of Time: Apocalypses Ancient and Modern (MLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Classics and Modern Literature Discussion Group, MLA
contact email: 
hbutle2@emory.edu

This panel, organized by the Classics and Modern Literature Discussion Group, will explore the ways and means of eschatological pronouncements from antiquity to the present.

Queer Ecology (ASLE panel at MLA, 6-9 January 2011 in L.A.)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) panel at MLA (6-9 Jan. 2011 in L.A.)
contact email: 
sknickerbocker@collegeofidaho.edu

Queer Ecology
ASLE panel at MLA (6-9 Jan. 2011 in L.A.)

Pulp Fiction and the Environment

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) panel at MLA (Jan. 6-9, 2011)
contact email: 
sknickerbocker@collegeofidaho.edu

Pulp Fiction and the Environment
ASLE panel at the MLA (Jan. 6-9, 2011 in L.A.)

Abolitionist Literature (ALA in San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010) deadline January 22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Martha Sledge
contact email: 
msledge@mmm.edu

I am soliciting paper proposals for a proposed panel at the American Literature Association in San Francisco May 27-30, 2010.

UPDATE: Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production March 13-14 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

Mar 13-14 2010 Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of English, University of Calgary
Contact Email: freeex@ucalgary.ca

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
uriconference2010@gmail.com

“Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories”
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production

full name / name of organization: 
Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production.

DO YOU BOWLES? - (Paul Bowles’s Centennial -- International Conference) - October 21 - 23, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
contact email: 
doyoubowles@gmail.com

Paul Bowles is widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century’s most skillful storytellers and imaginative composers of modern American music.

Modernist Networks (MSA 12; Nov. 11-14, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
msa12@uvic.ca

The organizers invite proposals for panels, round tables, and seminars for inclusion in the twelfth annual meeting of the Modernist Studies Association, to be held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, November 11-14, 2010.

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
UWMadLit@gmail.com

University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference

March 4-6, 2010

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] Constance Fenimore Woolson Panel at ALA, 27-30 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Melanie K. Scriptunas / Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
contact email: 
mscript@udel.edu

Call for Papers
21st Annual American Literature Association Conference
May 27-30, 2010
San Francisco, CA

CAALS panels for American Literature Association conference, May 27-30, 2010, San Francisco

full name / name of organization: 
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (ALA sponsoring organization)
contact email: 
plai2@stthomas.edu

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