category: american

CFP: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

full name / name of organization: 
Enkidu Magazine
contact email: 
liowlb@enkidumagazine.com

Call for Papers:
The Enkidu Summer Conference 2010: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

México City, 28 July - 2, Augst 2010

North Korean Comics & Animation

full name / name of organization: 
ImageText
contact email: 
fenkli@newpaltz.edu & sboluk@ufl.edu

CFP: A special issue of ImageTexT
North Korean Comics & Animation

Editors: Heinz Insu Fenkl & Stephanie Boluk

[UPDATE] The Fictional Lives of American Presidents

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Long / University of Canterbury, Jeff Menne / University of Richmond
contact email: 
christian.long@canterbury.ac.nz or jmenne@richmond.edu

While cinema, television, and literature have regularly imagined fictional presidents, the act of fictionalizing the lives of American presidents—that is, giving fictional account of nonfictional pr

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium
contact email: 
hiphopshakespeare@gmail.com

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

Peer English 6

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 
bp62@le.ac.uk

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Packingtown Review
contact email: 
editors@packingtownreview.com

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

The Fictional Lives of American Presidents - collection

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Long / University of Canterbury, Jeff Menne / University of Richmond
contact email: 
christian.long@canterbury.ac.nz or jmenne@richmond.edu

While cinema, television, and literature have regularly imagined fictional presidents, the act of fictionalizing the lives of American presidents—that is, giving fictional account of nonfictional pr

Mothers & Motherhood in Literature of Women of Color in the Twentieth/Twenty-first Century

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
oxn847@my.utsa.edu

Any subject matter connected to mothers in literature of women of color will be considered such as othermothers, community mothers, mothers in war, mother from different social-economic backgrounds, e

Call for Papers -- The Ethics of Racial Identity, PAMLA 2010 Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

3rd Global Conference: Can I Play with Madness? Metal, Dissonance, Madness and Alienation (November 2010: Prague)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mmp3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms:
Can I Play with Madness? Metal, Dissonance, Madness and Alienation

Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

[UPDATE] -- PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
Regina Yung Lee, UC Riverside <ryung001@ucr.edu>

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation?

Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium
contact email: 
hiphopshakespeare@gmail.com

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

American Literature After 1865, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarita Cannon, San Francisco State University
contact email: 
sncannon@sfsu.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Disability and the American South --- SAMLA 2010, Atlanta (11/5/10-11/7/10); Deadline May 1

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre
contact email: 
Scott.St.Pierre@montgomerycollege.edu

Proposals are invited for a panel on disability and the American South at the 2010 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta.

[UPDATE] Flannery O'Connor in Film. SAMLA 2010 (November 5-7). Abstracts due April 30.

full name / name of organization: 
Flannery O'Connor Society
contact email: 
akking@olemiss.edu

This panel affiliated with the Flannery O'Connor Society welcomes papers that explore the SAMLA 2010 special focus "The Interplay of Text and Image" in O'Connor and film.

Terror and the Cinematic Sublime

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the

Women in Popular Music: Facing the Fear Midwest Modern Language Association Chicago, Illinois from November 4-7, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages Midwest/Midwest MLA
contact email: 
patriciarudden@gmail.com

What part does fear play--for good or for ill--in the work and careers
of female musicians? Which artists build their work around creating a

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of Suicide (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

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

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due APRIL 2, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, Myth (_American Literature_) (31 May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
_American Literature_ (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

Modernist Historiography (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Seamus O'Malley, Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
contact email: 
seamus_omalley@hotmail.com

Modernist Historiography

[UPDATE] Literature and Psychoanalysis Symposium: "Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis"

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Department of English, University of Toronto
contact email: 
2010splrg@gmail.com

*Deadline for proposals this Friday, March 26!*

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.

1st Global Conference: The Value of Work (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

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

1st Global Conference
The Value of Work

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

African American Literature and the "Post-Racial," African American Literature Section at the M/MLA in Chicago, Nov. 4-7, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Laski
contact email: 
g-laski@northwestern.edu

Presumably heralding a new era of colorblindness or the end of racism more generally (if not both), the term “post-racial” has acquired a great deal of currency recently, not only in political dis

[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1
contact email: 
cnesmith[at]sc.edu

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are “real” or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. What kinds of “cultural work” do child characters do in literary works?

Forum on Literature, Terrorism and 9/11 - University of Chichester, UK - 29 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English and Creative Writing, University of Chichester, UK
contact email: 
R.Duggan@chi.ac.uk

Forum on Literature, Terrorism and 9/11

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (SAMLA, 11/5- 7, 2010, Deadline: April 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Beilfuss
contact email: 
mbeilfuss@tamu.edu

“We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness.

[UPDATE] Strange Worlds – Paths and Spaces of the Fantastic in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
contact email: 
LARS.schmeink@uni-hamburg.de

Call for Papers
1st annual and founding conference of the
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
(Association for Research in the Fantastic)

Fremde Welten

Tainted Love: Screening Sexual Perversities

full name / name of organization: 
Darren Kerr and Donna Peberdy/Southampton Solent University
contact email: 
darren.kerr@solent.ac.uk or donna.peberdy@solent.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

Tainted Love
Screening Sexual Perversities

Norman Mailer Society Call For Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Norman Mailer Society
contact email: 
rosenthal@oxy.edu

Conference 2010: Call for Papers
The Norman Mailer Society Eighth International Conference
November 4-6, 2010
Sarasota, Florida

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian

full name / name of organization: 
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

Seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need two/three more essays to round the manuscript out.

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

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

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

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

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
kbroad@gc.cuny.edu or carrie.hintz@qc.cuny.edu

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning.

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