category: american

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity Through Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

From freak exhibitions and fairs, medical examinations and discoveries to various portrayals in arts and literature, images of deformity (or monstrosity, used separately or interchangeably depending on context) have captivated us for centuries. The result is a significant body of critical and artistic works where these bodies are dissected, politicized, exhibited, objectified or even beatified. Nonetheless, there remains a gap, an unexplored, unspoken or neglected aspect of this complex field of study which needs further consideration.

Medical Economics in American Literature: Special Session, MLA 2013, January 3rd-6th 2013 in Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
heather.chacon@uky.edu

Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the countr

CFP: Early American Transnational Travel Narratives, ASA, Nov. 15-18, 2012 (1/20/12)

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
thelt2@uis.edu

This panel proposal seeks papers that theorize and study the frontier and autobiographical travel narratives as places of transnational confluence.

SCMLA - Nov. 8-10, 2012 -Eudora Welty Society - Due March 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society - SCMLA
contact email: 
jtrozier@olemiss.edu

In keeping with this year’s theme of “Death and Eros,” the Eudora Welty Society invites submissions which explore the complex relationship between love and death in the modern world in the works

Human Trafficking: People, Places, & Voices - April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Utah University
contact email: 
global@suu.edu

The Southern Utah University Global Engagement Center and Women’s and Gender Studies program are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2nd annual Global Engagement Academic Conference, hel

[UPDATE] Pynchon on the Land CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1/29/12; ALA, May 24-27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
John Miller
contact email: 
jmiller@nu.edu

This panel to be proposed for the ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012, will attempt to bring discussions of Pynchon “down to earth” by examining the role of the physical landscape, wh

CFP: Race, Girlhood and Social Justice in Children's Literature, MLA 2013 (Boston, Jan 3-6)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristen Proehl/ Clemson U.
contact email: 
kproehl@clemson.edu

This proposed panel will explore the intersections of race, girlhood and social justice in children’s literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com.

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

CFP: On the novel Dorian (1921) by Nephi Anderson

full name / name of organization: 
Peculiar Pages
contact email: 
theditor@peculiarpages.com

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Described by Richard Cracroft as Anderson's "best, and certainly his boldest novel," _Dorian_ has languished in obscurity behind Anderson's more popular _Added Upon_.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] General Call for papers Popular Culture - Niagara Falls May 10-12, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association of Canada
contact email: 
conference@canpop.ca

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

full name / name of organization: 
Costica Bradatan
contact email: 
bradatan@hotmail.com

First Call for Papers: PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

A Special Issue of “ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities”

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension for Sinclair Lewis Society Roundtable, ALA, May 24-27, 2012. New Deadline: January 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Sinclair Lewis Society and American Literature Association
contact email: 
corinnemart@gmail.com

The Sinclair Lewis Society will sponsor a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Literature
Association Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27) that focuses on the topic of women in the

[UPDATE] CFP | Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group
contact email: 
gty2104@columbia.edu

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

“Moveable Feasts: New Essays on Hemingway’s Posthumous Work”

full name / name of organization: 
James M. Hutchisson
contact email: 
hutchissonj@citadel.edu

Manuscripts are solicited for a new collection of original essays on Hemingway’s posthumous works: A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light, Under Kilimanjar

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Lyndsey Lefebvre, Cerritos College
contact email: 
llefebvre@cerritos.edu

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Bullying and Self-expression (MLA 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (special session)
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CFP - Bullying and Self-expression
Conference - Modern Language Association Convention 2013
Location - Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
Dates - January 3rd to 6th 2013

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)
contact email: 
Amy Tigner: altigner@gmail.com

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his cont

21st –century Neo-slave Narratives and the Legacy of Empire (CLA) DEADLINE 1/23/12

full name / name of organization: 
College Language Association 75th Anniversary and Annual Convention
contact email: 
skirlew@ithaca.edu

This panel seeks 15-20 minute papers which investigate new critical approaches to contemporary neo-slave narratives.

Asian American Theatre, ALA, May 24-27, 2012 (1/18/12)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association / Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
contact email: 
tjlee101@gmail.com

Asian American Theatre: "Hitherto Unheard and Unsung World"
American Literature Association, May 24-27, 2012
Abstracts and CVs due 1/18/12

[UPDATE] Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
enunciating.the.end@gmail.com

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of

[UPDATE] Teaching Under Attack Jan 31 2012

full name / name of organization: 
TRANSFormations:The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
contact email: 
transformations@njcu.edu

Call for articles:
SPECIAL ISSUE: TEACHING UNDER ATTACK

Frontiers and Borders, Submission Deadline, January 20

full name / name of organization: 
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

Oklahoma State University’s English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwat

Call for Papers for J of Philosophy: A cross-Disciplianry Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Philosophy and Literary Studies
contact email: 
philitsociety@gmail.com

The peer-reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry" is dedicated to bringing western and non-western humanities currents into dialogue with each other.

All topics - journal (The AnaChronisT, 5/31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 16 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3.

American Women and Ethnographic Subjects (SSAWW 2012; proposal deadline Feb. 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Domina
contact email: 
dominalm@delhi.edu

SSAWW 2012: American Women and Ethnographic Subjects

Integrating One-on-One Teaching Strategies in the English and Foreign Language Classroom (3/15/12; MLA 2013)

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

This session will focus on innovative ways of translating one-on-one teaching strategies to the larger English or Foreign Language classroom in a context of increasing class sizes and diminishing reso

Poetics/Ethics MSA 14, Las Vegas, NV

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Volpicelli / Penn State University
contact email: 
rav140@psu.edu

In his 1913 essay, "The Serious Artist," Ezra Pound suggests that writing "good" poetry is as much a matter of aesthetics as it is ethics.

Twain's Omissions: Exploring the Gaps as Textual Context

full name / name of organization: 
The Mark Twain Circle
contact email: 
gim5v@uvawise.edu

Twain’s Omissions: Exploring the Gaps as Textual Context

[Update] Enduring Barbarism: Heroic Fantasy from the Bronze Age to the Interne

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

Enduring Barbarism: Heroic Fantasy from the Bronze Age to the Internet

**Deadline Jan. 25** Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
umassengconf@gmail.com

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

[UPDATE] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

CFP - International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
cfp@cscjournals.org

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

[UPDATE] **Deadline extended to Jan. 15** Vonnegut panel at ALA, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Kurt Vonnegut Society
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, May 24-27.

UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: NOTES FROM THE GREAT RECESSION (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

full name / name of organization: 
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)
contact email: 
bustculture@gmail.com

We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature.

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