category: american

[UPDATE] Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amills8@student.gsu.edu

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion.

Cuteness: Yale CompLit Graduate Conference: Dec 3 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
yalecuteness@gmail.com

Cuteness, or the Pragmatics of Diminution
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.

December 3, 2010

Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest: THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES 35th Annual Meeting (07/15/2010, 10/28-10/31/2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
brian_greenspan@carleton.ca

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28-31, 2010

Utopian Animals

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

This panel has already been accepted by the Society for Utopian Studies 35th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 28-31, 2010. We are seeking a fourth paper.

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation with a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.” This panel explores the function of non-human animals in twentieth-century imagined communities. How do animals serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Bodies, Affect, Reading (proposal by 15 Sept 2010; ASECS conference 17-20 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Brewer
contact email: 
brewer.126@osu.edu

I'm seeking proposals for fifteen to twenty minute talks for the following panel at the upcoming meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Vancouver, BC, next March:

James and Terror, Midwest MLA, November 4-7, 2010 (Abstract deadline 7/9)

full name / name of organization: 
International Henry James Society / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jchung10@depaul.edu

HJS invites papers for a panel that explores James’s representations of terror and violence in his fiction and essays.

Native American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Annual Conference
contact email: 
denson@ithaca.edu

Native American Studies

Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Paul March-Russell
contact email: 
P.A.March-Russell@kent.ac.uk

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi.

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 
decadent-poetics@exeter.ac.uk

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, 2011, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

This panel invites papers on “Life Writing at a Distance,” broadly defining both life writing and “distance” as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic me

Arkansas Philological Association 2010 Conference: “Visions and Revisions” October 7-9, 2010 Fayetteville AR

full name / name of organization: 
Arkansas Philological Association
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

Call for Papers
Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the
Arkansas Philological Association
2010 Conference:
“Visions and Revisions”

October 7-9, 2010
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Transatlantic Literature and the Production of National Identities, 1870-1910

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

This panel has already been accepted by the Midwest Conference for British Studies, October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland. We are seeking a fourth paper.

Arizona’s recent attack on ethnic studies brings to glaring light the relationship between the production of cultures, racial identities, and nations. How are national identities contingent on the constitution of, or at least the appearance of, a homogeneous racial identity, which in turn, is produced and maintained through the vigilant regularization of a distinct national culture?

Querying how literature galvanizes racial solidarities and exclusions towards the establishment of nationalities, this panel takes a transnational approach to American and British literatures at the turn of the twentieth century, a transitional period where the United States increasingly came into its own as a world power. The analogy of the United States as a “child” with limitless potential and “mother” Britain as an aging—perhaps dying—parent became more complicated in the tumultuous and highly self-conscious fin de siècle. Our papers explore how the establishment of discrete “Americanness”—as a cultural and a “racial” identity—happened contra British self-making and vice versa, and how literature provided a site to construct physical and affective “race” markers. Together, we investigate how fin de siècle writings negotiated to what extent the “child” could be a discrete—perhaps superior—“racial” and national identity than its “mother.”

“Surrounded by Bodies”: Contact, Corporeality, and the Long Eighteenth Century (Deadline: September 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student Caucus of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
contact email: 
n.e.miller@go.wustl.edu

Much has been said about bodies, yet the body still remains one of the most contested concepts in fields such as anthropology, art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, religion, and gender/sexu

[UPDATE Deadline Extended to June 27, 2010. Previously on. TV Series in the Third Golden Age of Television. (Tentative Title)]

full name / name of organization: 
FRAME. Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación.
contact email: 
migpergom@alum.us.es

In the first decade of 21th century, television series landscape has changed drastically, a change characterized by a shift of the creative work from film industry to television, which has attracted a

CFP: Cinema across Media: the 1920s (deadline Oct 15 / conference Feb 24-26)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
theconference@berkeley.edu

The First International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema

CINEMA ACROSS MEDIA: THE 1920s

February 24–26, 2011

Word / Image / Culture

full name / name of organization: 
University of West Georgia Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
contact email: 
landerso@westga.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
WORD / IMAGE / CULTURE
25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (Edited Collection - Deadline 25th June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews/University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
bd11@st-andrews.ac.uk; j.funke@sms.ed.ac.uk

We are looking for one article (preferably on the relationship between sex/gender, temporality and race/ethnicity) to complement a collection of articles forthcoming with a major academic publisher in

20th Century Sentimentalism, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

This panel invites papers examining uses of sentimentality in American literature spanning the twentieth century.

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference (9-10 Sept 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

[UPDATE] Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar/Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
Anne_Richards@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” (2011).

Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Conference 4/11, Abstract 9/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball, Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

Word, Image, and Contemporary Lyric Voice(s) (NeMLA--April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Keefe, Rutgers University
contact email: 
akeefe@eden.rutgers.edu

Word, Image, and Contemporary Lyric Voice(s)

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
www.nemla.org
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Cameron McFarlane, Nipissing University, and Barbara Bruce, Carleton University
contact email: 
Titanicat100@gmail.com

The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

"Pioneering Romanticism": November 11-14, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
International Conference on Romanticism
contact email: 
icr2010@ttu.edu

The 18th annual International Conference on Romanticism will meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas from November 11-14.

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (due 9/30; NEMLA 4/7-4/10, New Brunswick NJ)

full name / name of organization: 
Heath Sledge and Helen Dunn/ NEMLA 2011
contact email: 
confabstracts@gmail.com

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Physician/Pastor, Doctor/Divine: Intersections of Religion and Medicine, NeMLA Apr 7-10, 2011 [Abstracts due 9/30]

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Reed and Kelly Bezio
contact email: 
reeda@email.unc.edu, bezio@email.unc.edu

From Cotton Mather's *The Angel of Bethesda* to the television drama *House, M.D.*, purveyors of American culture remain preoccupied with the intertwining roles of the physician and the pastor.

DEADLINE: June 20th -- Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amills8@student.gsu.edu

Steve Tomasula and the New Media Novel (Panel for EGO Oct 22-23, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization (EGO), Western Illinois University
contact email: 
d-banash@wiu.edu

Steve Tomasula and the New Media Novel

Panel for 2010 EGO Conference, Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22-23, 2010, Macomb, Illinois
Deadline for proposals: September 1, 2010

Separation as Condition and as Solution (NeMLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Aryeh Amihay
contact email: 
aamihay@princeton.edu

SEPARATION AS CONDITION AND AS SOLUTION

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick

Legal Fictions, NEMLA, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
chyde@eden.rutgers.edu

The concept of a “legal fiction”—“a supposition avowedly false, but treated as if it were true, for the imagined convenience of administering the law” (Lewis, 1832)—describes the pretenses

Call for Chapters: Baseball in Class (UPDATE: Abstracts due September 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
rkates@mtsu.edu

This scholarly multidisciplinary anthology examines the intersection of baseball and class in American and global cultures.

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (08/01/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Don Tresca
contact email: 
dontresca@yahoo.com

This call for papers has been extended until August 1, 2010.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; July 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Central Piedmont Community College
contact email: 
Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP) is celebrating its move to our new home at Central Piedmont Community College and is accepting articles for our Spring/Summer 201

The Beautiful Prison

full name / name of organization: 
Doran Larson, Hamilton College & Attica CF
contact email: 
dlarson@hamilton.edu

The Beautiful Prison

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