category: american

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Bartlett
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

Sonnets and Modernity (extended deadline: 3/12/10; Los Angeles, 1/6/11-1/9/11)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA special session
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

An MLA/LA special session invites proposals exploring the originality and modernity of sonnetry, including experiment, tradition, iconography, typography, forms, occasions, locations, and questions of

[UPDATE] CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman
contact email: 
lily_anselm@yahoo.com

Deadline for abstracts: 31 JULY 2010

Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or

The Asian Conference on Media - MediAsia 2010, 28-30 October, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
IAFOR - The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
mediasia@iafor.org

Conference Theme: Brave New World

Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
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.

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

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

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

[UPDATE] Document/Anti-Document in Asian/American Photography (Special Session, 2011 MLA; 3/22/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, U of San Diego; Warren Liu, Scripps College
contact email: 
jjeon@sandiego.edu; warren.liu@scrippscollege.edu

We seek papers about Asian/American art photography that explore the documentary function, which has all but defined photography from its inception, and interrogate the photograph’s long-established

Funny Girls: Humor and American Women Writers (SAMLA, 11/5/10-11/7/10, Abstracts by 4/1/10)

full name / name of organization: 
AMERICAN HUMOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION (AHSA)
contact email: 
hhanraha@shepherd.edu

In 1852, Fanny Fern, the newspaper columnist famous for her biting satires, responded to a letter from a fan who suggested that only a happy woman could write such funny prose: “You labor under the

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

[Update: Deadline Extended] Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: October 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexa Weik (University of Fribourg) / Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University) eds.
contact email: 
alexa.weik@unifr.ch; christoph.irmscher@gmail.com

EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1

Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

Television & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ames
contact email: 
mames@eiu.edu

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time.

Serialization and Transatlantic Print Culture - MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 2011. Deadline for abstract: March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Seth Lowenstein, UCLA Dept. of English (Panel organizer)
contact email: 
alowenst@ucla.edu

Papers on any aspect of Anglo-American serialization are welcome: illustrations, revisions, the aesthetics of the serial, postcolonial and diasporic print culture, regional serials, periodical studies

Southern Lit and Pop Culture Area- MPCA (Oct 1-3)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University)/ David Houston Wood (Northern Michigan University), eds.
contact email: 
ahobgood@willamette.edu, dwood@nmu.edu

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

Empire, Time, Aesthetics (2011 MLA; 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mike Frangos and Susan Cook
contact email: 
susan.elizabeth.cook@gmail.com

What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present?

MPCA/ACA 2010 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1-3 Oct, Proposals due 30 April

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
executivesecretary@mpcaaca.org

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline: April 30, 2010

Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s

full name / name of organization: 
The McCleary Interdisplinary Symposium
contact email: 
Saldivar_rx@tsu.edu

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Collection: Vexed Encounters with 19th-century Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Haynsworth/University of South Carolina
contact email: 
haynswor@mailbox.sc.edu

Novels, says Samuel Johnson in an essay in the Rambler, “are written chiefly to the young, the ignorant, the idle, to whom they serve as lectures of conduct, and instructions into life.” Nineteen

(UPDATE) Storytelling and Fortune Telling (MLA 2011 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Sophie Létourneau
contact email: 
sophie.letourneau@mcgill.ca

Why is fortune telling often used as a narrative device?

[UPDATE]Submission Deadline Extended to March 15! Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 36.2 "M"

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

For subscription information please call or email to:
Phone: 886-2-7734-1795
Website: http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/

Guest Editor: Frank Stevenson

Call for Papers:(Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism - A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University, Researcher & Graduate School in the Humanities
contact email: 
ReconMulti@cf.ac.uk

The (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism conference, organised and led by postgraduate students, aims to attract doctoral researchers from across a diverse range of disciplines including Anthropology, A

The Life & Writing of Fabiola Cabeza de Baca: New Mexican Woman and Pioneering Writer

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Roybal/University of New Mexico
contact email: 
kroybal1@unm.edu

Call for Essays/Articles for an Edited Collection On:

THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF FABIOLA CABEZA DE BACA:
“New Mexican Woman and Pioneering Writer.”

Aliens, Private Eyes, and Superheroes in the Classroom: The Place of Genre Fiction in Literature and Composition (SAMLA 5/15; 11

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association 2010 Conference
contact email: 
tracy.bealer@gmail.com

The 2009 MLA Annual Convention included a panel dedicated to graphic novelist Alan Moore, another on Autobiography in Graphic Narratives, as well as papers on science fiction writer Octavia Butler and

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
contact email: 
info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

Teaching Feminist Perspectives RMMLA 14-16 October 2010 Albequerque, NM, proposals due by March 15 (extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Cobb / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
barbara.cobb@murraystate.edu

All topics of interest in bringing feminist persectives to the classroom are welcome. Reconsiderations of feminist perspectives through the lens of post-revisionist feminist particularly encouraged.

Harry Potter Casebook abstracts by 30 June 2010; completed essays by 31 Dec. 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Cynthia J. Hallett and Dr. Peggy J. Huey / Palgrave Macmillan Publishers
contact email: 
cynthia.hallett@gmail.com, hueypj@verizon.net

Call for Submissions

Harry Potter Casebook contracted for publication with Palgrave Macmillan Publishers

Deadline Extended: Autopsia CFP: Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

full name / name of organization: 
Autopsia Online Journal
contact email: 
rhizomatic@myway.com

New call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Journals and Collection of Essays

full name / name of organization: 
The Indian Review of World Literature in Einglish -http://www.worldlitonline.net
contact email: 
ganesanbalan@yahoo.com

The Indian Review of World Literature in English
(http://www.worldlitonline.net)
Call for Papers

Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies
contact email: 
hgmelton@gw.ncsu.edu

The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E.

Modernity, Mobility, Displacement: Transnational Perspectives from Detroit / International Summer Academy

full name / name of organization: 
Barrett Watten and Lara Cohen / Wayne State University
contact email: 
b.watten@wayne.edu / llcohen@wayne.edu

Wayne State University Department of English and the Bavarian-American Academy in Munich INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR

Second International Summer Academy for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies

MODERNITY, MOBILITY, AND DISPLACEMENT: TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES FROM DETROIT

MAY 13-22, 2010, Wayne State University, Detroit

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