category: american

SAMLA 2012: Beyond the Pleasure Principle?

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Division
contact email: 
gerard@utk.edu

We are seeking proposals for the Comparative Literature regular session at this year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting in Durham, NC from November 9 to 11.

[UPDATE] Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA 1/3-1/6/13)--DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
2013 Modern Language Association annual convention in Boston, January 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
wccorley@csupomona.edu

***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/21/12***

KEYNOTE UPDATE "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium

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

Rice University English Symposium

Keynote Address by Professor Lee Edelman, Tufts University

Sept. 14-15, 2012

After Queer, After Humanism http://afterqueerhumanism.blogs.rice.edu/

Race, Perception, and Modernist Spectacle (MSA 14, October 18-21, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Lam / University at Buffalo (SUNY)
contact email: 
jdlam@buffalo.edu

“Race, Perception, and Modernist Spectacle”

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for Edith Wharton Society Research Awards; 3/31

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

Extended Deadline: Mar. 31, 2012

The Edith Wharton Society announces two research awards for 2012-13:

1. Edith Wharton Collection Research Award

Deadline: March 31, 2012

Religious Lives: Catholic Culture in the Early Modern World, Friday 18–Saturday 19 May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
contact email: 
religiouslives@gmail.com

Written, spoken, painted, or performed, the life stories of Catholic men and women – particularly members of religious orders – dominated the culture of early modern Catholicism.

[UPDATE] Children in Text, Person and Theory, CFP - March 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Vasuki Shanmuganathan, University of Toronto
contact email: 
v.shanmuganathan@utoronto.ca

Children in Text, Person and Theory
Thursday, 19 April 2012, University of Toronto

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Poiesis and Techne

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos
contact email: 
poiesistechne@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Poiesis and Techne”
Seventh Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Audrey Hepburn: Fan Phenomena. Proposals by April 30th 2012, essays submitted by August 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Jacqui Miller/Liverpool Hope University
contact email: 
millerj@hope.ac.uk

Seven essays each 1,000 words, illustrated by images/screen captures, on an aspect of Audrey Hepburn as a cultural/screen phenomenon.

Contemporary Spectacles of the Modern (MSA 14 - October 18-21, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Coffman / University of Alaska Fairbanks
contact email: 
cecoffman@alaska.edu

What happens when modernist cultural products return in or persist into the present?

[UPDATE] - Reconfiguring Authorship’

full name / name of organization: 
Research on Authorship as Performance (RAP) project, English Studies, Ghent University
contact email: 
soren.hammerschmidt@ugent.be

Thursday, November 15-Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ghent University, Belgium

[UPDATE] Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights (PAMLA, Deadline 4/22/12)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bhalltw@gmail.com

CFP: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights (PAMLA, Deadline 4/22/12)
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: bhalltw@gmail.com

Call for Abstracts (April 23, 2012) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: LITERATURE OF PROTEST AND LIBERATION, a collection of scholarly essay

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Drake/Scripps College
contact email: 
kdrake@scrippscollege.edu

The editor of the book Critical Insights: Literature of Protest and Liberation, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Salem Press/EBSCO) seeks contributions on any aspect of protest li

After the Storm: Collection of Stories, Creative Works, and Art 07/01/2012

full name / name of organization: 
After the Storm
contact email: 
jennifer-litton@utc.edu

In today's age, bullying has taken a hold of our culture and driven people of all ages, sexes, sexualities, and ethnicities to take drastic actions to make it stop.

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012. Deadline 1 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SAAS - Swedish Association for American Studies
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012

Call for Papers

REMINDER: Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess
contact email: 
Filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

The 6th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

24th-26th May 2012,

[MLA Boston 2013 Panel] Across the Global Pacific: Transcultural Exchange and New Narrative Forms

full name / name of organization: 
Koonyong Kim
contact email: 
koonyong.kim@gmail.com

The past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in globalization and the resulting formation of transnational culture as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek to reconfigure national literature an

Harlem Spectacle (MSA 14)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
contact email: 
mhannah@uoregon.edu

In the chapter “Spectacles in Color” in his autobiography The Big Sea, Langston Hughes describes the famous Hamilton Club Lodge Ball as the “Strangest and gaudiest of all Harlem spectacles.” F

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
melanieh@u.washington.edu

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PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

COMPARATIVE AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURES

“WRITING THE BODY (POLITIC)”

2012 Annual SAMLA Conference-Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ljsmith@gsu.edu

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Novem

Anger in Women's Fiction - MLA 2013 - Extended Deadline: March 26

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Godart / Rutgers University
contact email: 
caroline.godart@gmail.com

This panel will focus on anger in twentieth and twenty-first-century fictional works by women writers both within and beyond the English-speaking world.

[UPDATE] George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons (May 4-5, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ
contact email: 
rhammerm@stevens.edu

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming conference celebrating the insights and achievements of George Perkins Marsh

PAMLA 2012 / Science Fiction Division / Deadline April 22nd, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mark.young@email.ucr.edu

The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites paper proposals for the 110th annual PAMLA conference, held this year at Seattle University, in Seattle, Was

CFP: The Poetics of Literary Recovery (MLA 2013 Special Session) - Deadline March 30

full name / name of organization: 
Corinna K. Lee and Jacob Brogan
contact email: 
corinna.lee@marquette.edu and jbb48@cornell.edu

Trash Told Tales: Trash Talkin’ from Whitetrashistan

full name / name of organization: 
Vicki Sapp and WIlliam Matthew McCarter / Fat Daddy's Farm
contact email: 
profmccarter@yahoo.com

Fat Daddy’s Farm Press has partnered with Vicki Sapp and William Matthew McCarter (Editors) to bring you Trash Told Tales: Trash Talkin’ from Whitetrashistan.

Spectacular Language and Projected Verse (4 April; MSA Las Vegas, 18 October 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Mike Chasar/Willamette University
contact email: 
mchasar@willamette.edu

Panel seeking papers on spectacular forms of language and poetry during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries in American or European contexts. We are especially interested in work that addresses the intersection of language, literature, and technology in the public or entertainment spheres.

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)

[UPDATE] Dark Matter: Science Fiction of Black America, October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

full name / name of organization: 
Lysa Rivera
contact email: 
softmachine@gmail.com

Following Sheree Thomas's collection Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American science

Women and Speed (December 14 - Deadline for proposals: May 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Suzanne Hobson (Queen Mary, University of London) and Céline Magot (Université de Toulouse, UTM, CAS)
contact email: 
celine.magot@univ-tlse2.fr and s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk

Journée d’études / Symposium

14th December 2012, at the Université Toulouse 2 (France)

CFP: Womanhood, Masculinity, and the Family (SCMLA: San Antonio, TX; Nov. 8-10, 2012Deadline 3/30/12)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jxt0090@louisiana.edu

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 3/30/12

BEHIND THE SCREEN DOOR: SPACES OF THE CINEMATIC HOUSE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Fran Pheasant-Kelly, Dr. Stella Hockenhull and Dr. Eleanor Andrews/ University of Wolverhampton
contact email: 
f.e.pheasant-kelly@wlv.ac.uk, s.hockenhull@wlv.ac.uk and e.andrews@wlv.ac.uk

Abstract due 30 April 2012, first draft essay due 30 July 2012, final essay due December 2012

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Altieri
contact email: 
altieri@berkeley.edu

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Altieri
contact email: 
altieri@berkeley.edu

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

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