category: american

Call For Submissions: Literary Journal Accepting Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction for Publication

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

A Few Lines Magazine (www.afewlinesmagazine.com) is now accepting general submissions under the categories of Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction.

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association (Deadline July 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote speaker TBA shortly.

“‘They’re not like us,’ and for that reason deserve to be ruled.”

Pursuing the Trivial - Postgraduate Conference June 2012, Vienna

full name / name of organization: 
University of Vienna, Austria
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at, valentin.freyler@unvie.ac.at

Pursuing the Trivial - Investigations into Popular Culture.
A Postgraduate Conference with Invited Guest Speakers, University of Vienna, June 1-2 2012

MMLA COMP LIT: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era DEADLINE JULY 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

We are seeking abstracts for the following permanent session for the 53rd Annual MMLA Convention that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the St.

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full name / name of organization: 
Ogaga Okuyade, College of Education Warri, Nigeria
contact email: 
gagokus@yahoo.com

Call for papers on African literature, world literature, postcolonial literature, popular culture, popular music, cultural studies, African American literature and culture, carrebian literature and fi

Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

"Transatlantic Fictions" (Sept. 15, 2011; ASECS March 22-25, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz, Harvard University
contact email: 
mganz@fas.harvard.edu

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
San Antonio, TX
March 22-25, 2012

Queer Gilman @ c19, the Conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (Berkeley, CA, April 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Sari Edelstein and Peter Betjemann
contact email: 
sedelste@skidmore.edu and Peter.Betjemann@oregonstate.edu

CFP: Queer Gilman

(Con)Figurations of Citizenship in Caribbean Literature

full name / name of organization: 
North East MLA - Rochester, March 2012
contact email: 
mordecai@english.umass.edu

This panel will examine citizenship as a trope and a problem in Caribbean literature.

Call for Creative Submission for SAMLA (November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Komal Patel (Kennesaw State University)
contact email: 
kpatel42@kennesaw.edu

This panel will highlight 21st century confessional responses in the following genres: memoir, nonfiction, and poetry. Participants will read their creative work in the aforementioned genres.

NeMLA March 15-18 2012 Panel: Feminist Revisions of the Sacred (DEADLINE Sept. 30th 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Neziri/ Fordham University
contact email: 
jill.neziri@gmail.com

As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Essais
contact email: 
essais.uvu@gmail.com

Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.

The Apocalypse in Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

[Update] The Aesthetic of Renewal

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

CRAS is pleased to announce the plenary speakers, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. The new deadline for proposal submissions is 15 July 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

Revisiting "The Red Record": Black Women's Lynching Texts-March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
courtney.marshall@unh.edu

This seminar seeks papers exploring African-American women’s lynching narratives.

Terrence Malick, Tree of Life, and the Malickian Style (SCMS deadline 8/15; 3/21-5/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic /Society for Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

SCMS CFP: Terrence Malick, Tree of Life, and the Malickian Style

SCMS Annual Conference 2012
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
March 21-25, 2012

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (August 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Don Tresca
contact email: 
dontresca@yahoo.com

Rodopi Press Amsterdam / Atlanta announces a new series of literary studies entitled Dialogue under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer.

NeMLA Conference, March 2012: The Role of the African-American Body in Twentieth-Century American Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Jenna Clark Embrey, ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University
contact email: 
jennaclarkembrey@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers concerning the stage life of African-American characters in 20th century drama. How has the portrayal of the black body changed in the last hundred years?

No Man Left Behind: Homosocial Masculine Obligations in American War Literature (3/15-3/18/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lisa.day@eku.edu

When a man is left behind after battle—captured, killed in action, injured beyond help—the burden of his life lies heavy on his former comrades, who carry post-war survivor trauma.

Vancouver Poetry Conference 1963: Crossroads of the Canadian Avant-Garde

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Beardsworth
contact email: 
adam.beardsworth@algomau.ca; Thackray@swgc.ca

Vancouver Poetry Conference 1963: Crossroads of the Canadian Avant-Garde
Marc Thackray and Adam Beardsworth, Editors

Moral Panics of Sexuality Conference Oct. 7th (Deadline July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Arizona State University Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
moralpanics@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The Moral Panics of Sexuality

Conference at Arizona State University
West Campus
Phoenix, AZ

Friday, October 7, 2011

Audre Lorde’s Transatlantic Sisterhoods VOLUME OF ESSAYS

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Stella Bolaki and Prof. Sabine Broeck
contact email: 
audrelorde.collection@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS for edited volume on Audre Lorde

Literature and Feeling Sept 30-Oct 1, 2011 Utica College Utica, NY

full name / name of organization: 
New York College English Association
contact email: 
jscannell@utica.edu

The Fall 2011 NYCEA conference will be hosted by Utica College, Utica, NY on September 30th and Oct 1st.

[UPDATE] Making Meaning: Language, Rhetoric, and the Power of Access - Deadline for Submissions: 7/15/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Language and Rhetorical Studies Group
contact email: 
langrhetconference@umich.edu

Date: September 23-24 2011
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Race, Class, and Sentimentalism in the 20th Century (NeMLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

As African American men and women began to appropriate sentimental tropes and the sentimental novel form in the nineteenth-century, they argued for their humanity and alignment with social norms while

[UPDATE] CFP: 20th Century Sentimentalism: From Modernism to Media

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

This collection will feature essays that examine how authors of the twentieth and twenty-first century continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of nineteenth-century literature.

NeMLA March 15-18 2012, Rochester, NY:

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jcblanch@drew.edu

This panel will seek to address the role Modern and contemporary literature play during wartime and whether or not they provide a culturally valuable response to conflict.

CFP: Ist Global Conference : Writing 1 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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

Call For Papers:

The Public Life of Literature: April 18-20, 2012 (proposals due November 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature: Midwest Regional Meeting
contact email: 
cclconference@calvin.edu

The Public Life of Literature
April 18-20, 2012, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Midwest Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature:

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (7/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Comer and Vayo
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film

New deadline, July 1, and update.

[UPDATE] Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary, 2011 Rice University Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Department of English
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary

2011 Rice University Symposium, sponsored by the English Department
Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 23rd – 24th, 2011

CFP: Paranormal Mysteries (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

full name / name of organization: 
Clues: A Journal of Detection
contact email: 
clues@elizabethfoxwell.com

Submission deadline: December 29, 2011
Guest editor: A. B. Emrys (University of Nebraska–Kearney)

Non-Theatrical Films during World War II (Boston: Society of Cinema and Media Studies, 3/21/12 to 3/25/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Douglas A. Cunningham
contact email: 
vertigodac@yahoo.com

This panel will explore the production and use of non-theatrical films during World War II.

[REMINDER] Essay Collection: Film & Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Due: July 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore
contact email: 
jenniferailles@yahoo.com, mooredonaldg@gmail.com

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film & Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Due: July 1, 2011

Melting into Air: Film and Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare’s Tempest

Call for Manuscripts: Journal of Illinois History

full name / name of organization: 
Evelyn R. Taylor, Editor/Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
contact email: 
evelyn.taylor@illinois.gov

The Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts on all facets of the history of Illinois and its citizens.

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