category: american

Word, Image, Media in Early America; MLA: Seattle, Jan. 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature to 1800 Division (Guaranteed Session)
contact email: 
sxgoudie@psu.edu

Innovative “transmedia” or “intermedial” approaches to early American literature: literature as mixed media environment; image/text; acoustic and visible; sensory and semiotic, etc.

Imagined Encounters: Historiographies for a New World [Due: 30 January 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
TAG-Berkeley
contact email: 
roland.betancourt@yale.edu

Session at the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting, Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World, University of California, Berkeley, 6-8 May 2011

Literature and Religion, PAMLA 11/ 5-11/6, 2011, proposal deadline, 3/15 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 11/5-11/6, 2011
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings.

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

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

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

UPDATE:DEADLINE EXTENDED-"Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions" Louisville--March 25, 2011(proposal due Feb 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville
contact email: 
halouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville G

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast
contact email: 
statesofcrime2011@gmail.com

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction

17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.

Call for papers/ Appel à contribution

Deadline/ Date limite: 28th February 2011

Ninth Annual English Postgraduate Conference 'High and Low: Cultural Levels in Word and Image' Thurs 9 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dundee
contact email: 
k.j.z.elder@dundee.ac.uk

Thursday 9th June 2011, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
preceded by
Wednesday 8th June 2011, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Reading by Don Paterson and wine reception

[UPDATE/REMINDER] FIRST FICTIONS: CONFERENCE (19-22 JAN 2012); SUBMISSIONS (MARCH 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University, Leicester
contact email: 
dmutch@dmu.ac.uk

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011

Keynote Speakers:

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University
contact email: 
modernity@english.ryerson.ca

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_.

Conrad and Faulkner: Revisiting the Modern--MLA 2012, January 5-8, Seattle

full name / name of organization: 
Jay Watson / William Faulkner Society, Debra Romanick Baldwin / Joseph Conrad Society
contact email: 
jwatson@olemiss.edu, dbaldwin@udallas.edu

The Joseph Conrad Society and The William Faulkner Society invite proposals for a planned collaborative session at MLA 2012 in Seattle, "Conrad and Faulkner: Revisiting the Modern." We seek comparat

Faulkner and Consumer Culture--MLA 2012, January 5-8, Seattle

full name / name of organization: 
Jay Watson / William Faulkner Society
contact email: 
jwatson@olemiss.edu

The William Faulkner Society invites proposals for a planned session on "Faulkner and Consumer Culture" at MLA 2012 in Seattle.

Institutional Woolf 3.1.11. MLA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
Amanda.golden@emory.edu

"Institutional Woolf" will address Virginia Woolf’s paradoxical relationship to academic institutions in her fiction, prose, and posthumous status in the canon.

Leo Bersani, Henry James: Henry James Review; deadline: Mar. 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

Leo Bersani’s 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory.

“Land Ownership and Tenure”

full name / name of organization: 
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 5, Number 3 (Spring 2012)
“Land Ownership and Tenure”

Labor and New Media

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Special Session - MLA 2012
contact email: 
a.shonkwiler@gmail.com

How do new media affect representation of work, class, or labor? What new conceptions of recognitions of labor does new technology reveal?

CFP: (Edited Volume): Regal Reels: Hollywood’s Fascination with Royalty (03/15/11; 01 November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott F. Stoddart, Dean of Liberal Arts Fashion Institute of Technology / SUNY
contact email: 
scott_stoddart@fitnyc.edu

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Regal Reels: Hollywood’s Fascination with Royalty.

CFP: (Edited Volume): The 9 / 11 Western: Re-Purposing the Hollywood Genre (03/15/11; 01 November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott F. Stoddart, Dean of Liberal Arts Fashion Institute of Technology / SUNY
contact email: 
scott_stoddart@fitnyc.edu

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled The 9 / 11 Western: Re-Purposing the Hollywood Genre.

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel - DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Deadline: February 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011

PAMLA 2011--"Animals as Self/Other" [3/25/11; 11/5/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Lora Geriguis
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

"Animals as Self-Other"--
Instead of measuring human-animal valuation based on their relative ability to “think, reason, or speak…[t]he first and decisive question [should] be to know whether animals can suffer” (Derrida 1997). An exploration of the complexities of the human-animal identity continuum, including human causes of and responses to animal suffering.

[UPDATE] A special issue of The Journal of the Short Story in English on Edith Wharton to be published in 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the Short Story in English
contact email: 
virginia.ricard@u-bordeaux3.fr

In The Writing of Fiction, Edith Wharton says that the difficult task of the short story is “to suggest illimitable air within a narrow space.” This is not a strictly formal imperative: i

[DEADLINE EXTENSION] [Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (4/16/2011) [KEYNOTE: Timothy Brennan]

full name / name of organization: 
URI Department of English
contact email: 
uriconference2011@gmail.com

[Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (Saturday, April 16th, 2011)

The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire - 2/25/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Stasi & Jennifer Greiman
contact email: 
pstasi@albany.edu, jgreiman@albany.edu

The Last Western:
Deadwood and the End of American Empire

“Whatever happened to Gary Cooper?” – Tony Soprano

[UPDATE] FINAL DEADLINE FEB 1ST: Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
modlangconference2011@gmail.com

[Deadline extended to February 1, 2011] Lucky 13 has come around!

[UPDATE] Collection of Essays: Buddhism and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Middlesex University
contact email: 
a.winch@mdx.ac.uk, lnormand@hotmail.co.uk

This is an extended deadline for the book collection, Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature.

Forming Identity, Transforming Space: An International Graduate Student Conference

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

Forming Identity, Transforming Space
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — present)' : 24th June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
One-day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.)
contact email: 
hxp823@bham.ac.uk

‘Anything that does modify a state of affairs by making a difference is an actor - or, if it has no figuration yet, an actant’

(Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social, 2005)

Session: The Conquest in the Long-Eighteenth Century in Text and Image Oct. 27-29th, 2011 McMaster (Hamilton, ON)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Lauren Beck
contact email: 
lbeck@mta.ca

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

CFP The Opera Libretto MLA Seattle 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
contact email: 
mlacfp@gmail.com

Seeking proposals that examine how scripts are prepared to be set to music. Among the areas to be explored: How do sung texts differ from spoken ones?

CFP Gertrude Stein and Music MLA Seattle 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations and the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism
contact email: 
mlacfp@gmail.com

This session will examine the works of composers who set texts by Gertrude
Stein to music, either as songs, choral works, musicals, operas, or any other

[UPDATE] Heroes: Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
David Simmons, Northampton University
contact email: 
david.simmons@northampton.ac.uk

CFP: Heroes edited collection
Investigating Heroes: Truth, Justice and Quality TV

(Deadline for abstracts 31/01/11 for drafts 28/02/2011)

Editor Dr David Simmons

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender 3/24 & 3/25 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies, University of Rochester
contact email: 
bayne.matthew@gmail.com

New Submission Deadline: 2/12/11

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

"Repetition and Revolt" - Cornell University - April 14-16, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Theory Reading Group at Cornell University
contact email: 
repetitionrevolt@gmail.com

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its seventh annual interdisciplinary spring conference:

Repetition and Revolt

"The Immaterial 18th Century"--27-29 October, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CSECS/NEASECS/Aphra Behn Society
contact email: 
walmsley@mcmaster.ca

In response to the sustained scholarly focus on the material aspects of eighteenth century culture, the core concern of this interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and French) conference will be reacti

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