category: american

Battleground States, February 25-26 2011, Abstract Deadline December 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

As Donna Haraway puts it, “when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?” How, then, does fan culture work in the plurality of linguistic, cultural, and geopolitical conditions facilitated by

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

Gender and States of Emergency, April 22, 2011; January 7, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University
contact email: 
genderstates@gmail.com

Symposium: Gender and States of Emergency
Department of Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University
April 22, 2011

CFP: Cross-Ethnic Literary Consumption: Asian American and Native American Connections (AAAS New Orleans/May 18-21, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Asian American Studies
contact email: 
jsokolow@indiana.edu

Call for Third Paper for Panel on "Asian American and Native American Literary Connections" for the 2011 Association for Asian American Studies Conference

CFP: 'Nabokov and Morality' Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Rodgers
contact email: 
m.rodgers@strath.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Two-day Symposium

'Nabokov and Morality’

University of Strathclyde, 5th & 6th May 2011

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

full name / name of organization: 
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa@uncc.edu

UNC Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers.

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group: Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group
contact email: 
staylorellis@ucla.edu

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the “Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music T

Two Languages in One (ACLA; Vancouver 31 Mar-3 Apr 2011; Nov 10 abstract

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu

Send proposals by November 10 to: machosky@hawaii.edu

Two Languages in One

Assembling Among Assemblages: Corporate Forms and American Literature Before 1914

full name / name of organization: 
Brynnar Swenson, Butler University; Andrew Lyndon Knighton, California State University, Los Angeles
contact email: 
bswenson@butler.edu; aknight@calstatela.edu


CFP: Adaptation as Process (2011 ACA/PCA Conference-San Antonio): 4/20/11-4/23/11

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Joint Conference
contact email: 
ndicecco@sfu.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS in ADAPTATION

The Adaptation Section of the 2011 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference

Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23

INCS Conference 2011: Special Thread on 19th-C Science (cfp deadline Nov 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
incs2011@pitzer.edu


SPEAKING NATURE
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference
Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011 at Pitzer College, CA

SPECIAL THREAD ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY SCIENCE

American Literature as World Literature: Making/Mapping New Worlds, ACLA 2011 Seminar, Vancouver, March 31-April 3

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsey Andrews, Duke University; Michelle Koerner, Duke University
contact email: 
lindsey.andrews@duke.edu

How has American literature understood itself as “world literature”?

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Students 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

CFP: Margaret Garner: The Libretto

full name / name of organization: 
La Vinia Delois Jennings
contact email: 
laviniaj@utk.edu

CFP: Margaret Garner: The Libretto. Critical articles are sought for an edited volume on Toni Morrison's libretto,_Margaret Garner_.

CFP: Eliot at the American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
ngish@usm.maine.edu

CFP: Eliot at the American Literature Association

[UPDATE] Francophonies: The Living and The Dead, March 18th-19th 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and The Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

[UPDATE] The Politics and Aesthetics of Global Waste (ASLE, June 21-26 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
contact email: 
skharrison@wisc.edu



The Politics and Aesthetics of Global Waste
Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
June 21-26, 2011 | Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

German Romanticism and its Fates in World Literature (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Hiroki Yoshikuni, University of Tokyo; Matthew H. Anderson, SUNY Buffalo
contact email: 
luckland@mac.com

Hemingway: Fact or Fiction?: American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011 (deadline Dec. 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The Ernest Hemingway Society
contact email: 
skosiba@troy.edu

Hemingway’s longstanding fame and reputation has fostered a variety of tall tales, stories, allegations and attributions. Some are blatantly false. Others are surprisingly true.

Globalization, Utopia, Film (ACLA March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

This seminar considers the production of narrative in post 1950 cinema as it relates to aesthetically and politically charged questions of globalization and the desires for Utopia.

2011 CLIFF: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum
contact email: 
CLIFF.umich@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

*
Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio

[update] Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (11/15/10; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice
contact email: 
patricia.bostian@cpcc.edu

TALTP is still accepting articles for its Fall 2010 issue.

CFP: Queer Studies Easter Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Cultural History and Cultural
contact email: 
queerstudies@enkidumagazine.com

Queer Studies Easter Symposium
11 April - 17 April, 2011 Mexico City

Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl

Conference Homepage:

CFP: Cosmopolitan Memory and Travelling Trauma (ACLA March 31-April 3, 2011)

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

CFP: Afterlives: Narratives of Rebirth, Renewal and Survival. (ACLA 2011. Vancouver, B.C., March 31-April 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Asma Al-Naser, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
asma2@sas.upenn.edu

Afterlives: Narratives of Rebirth, Renewal and Survival

Deadline for submission: November 12, 2010

American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies
contact email: 
f.costa@uea.ac.uk

University of East Anglia
School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

[UPDATE]: First Seminar on the Narco-Imaginary (deadline for paper proposals Nov. 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3
contact email: 
rascott@letterboxes.org

Narcotics repeatedly emerge as central elements in the history of colonization and global capitalism.

Call For Submissions: Hip-Hop and Sport Issue- Deadline: January 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jef Tate, Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture
contact email: 
submissions@wblinc.org

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Women of Color and Trauma in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Voices are central to the treatment of trauma, and it is this centrality that makes the connection between trauma and literature so rich.

Boundaries (Un)Defined

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta
contact email: 
aug1988@gmail.com

The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to take part in submitting abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the confines, limitations, or openness of space i

Trauma and the Woman of Color in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Women’s roles are historically remembered as primarily passive on both sides of “the color line”: while White women’s bodies have historically been protected and defended, women of color have

Realism, Naturalism, and the Powers of Horror in Edith Wharton's Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society/American Literature Association Annual Meeting, Boston MA
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

Realism, Naturalism, and the Powers of Horror in Edith Wharton's Writing--American Literature Association Annual Meeting, Boston MA 26-29 2011. Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society.

CFP-"Decolonial Thinking in Latin American and Latina/o Literary Studies (ACLA March 31-April 3, 2011 Vancouver)

full name / name of organization: 
Juan G. Ramos
contact email: 
jgramos@complit.umass.edu

In his introduction to <> (2010), Walter Mignolo invites us to consider decolonial thinking “as a particular kind of critical theory and the de-colonial opti

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheetal Majithia
contact email: 
sm188@nyu.edu

Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral

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