category: american

SAMLA Charles Chesnutt Panel--Nov. 4-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CHARLES W. CHESNUTT ASSOCIATION (CWCA)
contact email: 
j.lewis@uncc.edu

Charles Chesnutt’s Poetics
In accord with the SAMLA special focus, “The Power of Poetry in the
Modern World,” proposals are invited addressing Chesnutt’s poetry,

Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

full name / name of organization: 
One-day Postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.), June 24th 2011
contact email: 
hxp823@bham.ac.uk

Unexpected Agents: Considering agency and subjectivity beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

* One-day postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham

American Gothic Realism & Naturalism, MLA, Seattle, Jan 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Bauer/Loyola University Chicago
contact email: 
gillian.n.bauer@gmail.com

All papers concerned with the intersection of American Realism and Naturalism with the gothic - thematically, overtly and/or obliquely, are welcome.

Potterwatch 2011: Harry Potter and Crossover Audiences (April 9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Potterwatch of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
contact email: 
unccpotterconference@gmail.com

Harry Potter and Crossover Audiences
the 2011 PotterWatch Conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
April 9, 2011
Charlotte, NC
Call for Papers

CFP: Journal - Monsters and the Monstrous

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/The Inter-Disciplinary Press
contact email: 
rf@inter-disciplinary.net

The Inter-Disciplinary Press
Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies

The Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous
ISSN: 1756-770X

Haunted Travel Writings

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
Pei-Ju Wu (peijuwu@cc.hfu.edu.tw) and Melissa Makala (remmel102@aol.com)

We seek papers dealing with “haunted” aspects of travel writing, from the nineteenth century to the present.

[UPDATE] Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships -- New Deadline - 3-16-11

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

CFP: Emma Bell Miles and Southern Appalachian Culture and Nature

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Cox / University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
Steven-Cox@utc.edu

Emma Bell Miles and Southern Appalachian Culture and Nature

Special Issue on Transgressive Auto/Biography: 15 April 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Matthew Kaylor / Masaryk University
contact email: 
kaylor@mail.muni.cz

Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Transgressive Auto/Biography”

We are announcing that, in autumn 2011, a special issue of Brno Studies in

MLA 2012: Pfaff's and the New York Saturday Press (3/15 deadline, Proposed Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Leif Eckstrom
contact email: 
Leif.Eckstrom@tufts.edu

This panel seeks papers that expand our understanding of antebellum literary history via the relatively uncharted productions of Henry Clapp and his bohemian contributors to The New York Saturday Pres

The Beats and Modernism at MSA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jimmy Fazzino / University of California, Santa Cruz
contact email: 
jfazzino@ucsc.edu

The Beats and Modernism

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, October 6-9, 2011

Hannah Arendt and Innovations in Modern American Literature (MSA 13 Oct. 6- 9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association Conference
contact email: 
karen.weingarten@qc.cuny.edu

Hannah Arendt’s body of work has grappled with many issues now characterized as distinctly modern: life politics, humanism, states of exception, human rights, and identity politics.

(In)Visibility: Octopus Journal of Visual Studies CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Octopus Journal, Visual Studies Dept. at University of California-Irvine
contact email: 
octopusjournal@gmail.com

Octopus Journal volume 5: Invisibility

Spring 2011

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism-SAMLA-Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA- South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sobia.khan@utdallas.edu

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism

Public Intellectuals and Media (MLA; 3/20/11)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA guaranteed session/Division on Nonfiction Prose
contact email: 
lurie@rice.edu & bjnorman@loyola.edu

How do media shape possibilities for public intellectualism in the age of the digital, the social network, the newspaper of record, the pamphlet, the broadside?

Cosmopolitans at home and abroad: Cosmopolitanism in nineteenth-century British and American literature.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. James Hewitson; Dr. Yvonne Elizabeth Pelletier
contact email: 
jhewitso@utk.edu; ypelleti@utk.edu

This proposed collection seeks essays addressing cosmopolitanism and the figure of the cosmopolitan in British and American literature from 1789 to 1914.

CFP - Fashion and Masquerade

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Laini Burton, Griffith University
contact email: 
l.burton@griffith.edu.au

Fashion and Masquerade

Border Studies Past and Present:: The Il/legal, the State, and the Literary Discourse. RMMLA, Oct. 6-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Albrecht Classen/RMMLA
contact email: 
aclassen@u.arizona.edu

This session will examine border issues in past and present especially in light of the tragedy of the US/Mexico border, soliciting papers that can contribute to the historical and cultural awareness o

Deadline extended--Negotiations and Confession

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA, Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011
contact email: 
geastman@mscd.edu

This special session invites proposals for papers on the confessional mode in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, and court proceedings. We define confession in its broadest sense:

The Sound of Silence

full name / name of organization: 
Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução
contact email: 
tradutores_interpretes@ulusofona.pt

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Huma

Call For Articles : RRCA n°3: "Post-racial" America?

full name / name of organization: 
RRCA Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine / on-line journal of American Studies
contact email: 
rrca@revues.org

The historic election of Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States of America has been frequently presented, domestically and abroad, as the paradigmatic illustration of the integration of

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 14-16, 2011 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

The Body in Motion: Special Session, MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Reckson
contact email: 
lreckson@princeton.edu

The Body in Motion: Special Session, MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

[UPDATE] Representing Digital Culture: MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Assoication (special session)
contact email: 
bresnan@stolaf.edu

How has contemporary literature represented and responded to recent advances in information technology, mobile communication, social networking, and digital media?

IS IT CAUSE IT’S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
amerikanistik@mx.uni-saarland.de

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT’S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

IS IT CAUSE IT’S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
amerikanistik@mx.uni-saarland.de

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT’S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

Edited Volume on the writings of William T. Vollmann

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Coffman & Daniel Lukes
contact email: 
ccoffman@bu.edu; daniel.lukes@nyu.edu

William T. Vollmann has been publishing fiction, non-fiction and journalism since the late 1980s, acquiring a cult audience and sensationalist reputation in the process.

Edith Wharton Society, MLA 2012; 3/21/11

full name / name of organization: 
Gary Totten
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

Wharton at 150.

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Global Literatures and Islam: Representations of Islam and Muslims

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

Call for Paper for a Special Session in 2012 MLA Convention,

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
(bhakman@ilstu.edu) , (fbarin@ilstu.edu)

Call for Paper for a special session in MLA 2012 Convention:

Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era

MLA 2012: Automating Love's Labors (special session)

full name / name of organization: 
Natalia Cecire and Scott Selisker
contact email: 
all.mla2012@gmail.com

When Adam requires a companion to alleviate his loneliness, God fashions him one out of a spare bone; if Christ, of whom Adam is the prefiguration, is “begotten, not made,” Eve is pointedly t

Rainbows of Artistry: Dancers, Divas, Actors and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - Division of Humanities
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
“RAINBOWS OF ARTISTRY: DANCERS, DIVAS, ACTORS AND WRITERS”
PAINE COLLEGE
AUGUSTA, GA
NOVEMBER 9 – 11, 2011

Playing False: Representations of Betrayal (Oxford, September 16 - 17, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Betiel Wasihun and Kristina Mendicino, Lincoln College, Oxford University
contact email: 
betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, kristina.mendicino@yale.edu

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
Lincoln College, Oxford University, September 16 - 17, 2011

"Verrat und Argwohn lauschen in allen Ecken"
(Friedrich Schiller, "Wilhelm Tell" 1, 4)

Ol3Media: Cinema and Comics

full name / name of organization: 
Ol3Media - University Roma 3 - Italy
contact email: 
barbara.maio@uniroma3.it

The 2011 is going to be a year in the sign of comics adaptations with the coming of Thor and Captain America, the origin of X-Men, the 3D technology.

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 11/5-11/6 , 2011

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural

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