category: american

Hospitality and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session Proposal Seattle 2012 meeting
contact email: 
mlam@cuhk.edu.hk

There is no custom of hospitality here, we do not need guests.’
--Kafka The Castle

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ira Walker / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
iawalker@miners.utep.edu

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of

MLA Special Session: Marilyn Monroe's Fragments

full name / name of organization: 
Zachary Lamm
contact email: 
zlamm@uic.edu

Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity cultu

CFP Slave Revolt and the Neo-Slave Genre in the 1930s, MSA, Structures of Innovation. Buffalo, New York, October 6-9, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
MSA Panel
contact email: 
christylupo@hotmail.com

This panel seeks papers on the neo-slave genre in relation to modern literary fiction that illustrate how the neo-slave genre is not simply a re-fashioning of antebellum slave narratives but is rather

[DEADLINE REMINDER - 11 March 2011] Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances 1750 -Present Day

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Friday June 17 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

The City: 2nd International Conference, May 5 & 6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Themes
contact email: 
cityconf@interdisciplinarythemes.org

Our conference program is filling up, but we do have a few spots open and thus continue to consider proposals.

Flannery O'Connor Society, open topic, SCMLA, Oct. 27-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Graybill
contact email: 
msgraybill@mail.widener.edu

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks proposals for papers on any aspect of O'Connor's work. Final presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Call for Essay Proposals: Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN (June 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Calihman
contact email: 
matthewcalihman@missouristate.edu

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is beginning work on a collection entitled _Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN_ (to be edited by Gerald Early and Matthew Calihman).

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
mail@travelcultures.com

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

‘Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance”

'A Self-Conscious Voice'- an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature. May 11th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol Department of English
contact email: 
expatlitconference@gmail.com

‘A Self-Conscious Voice’ - an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature
A post-graduate conference at the University of Bristol on May 11th, 2011

Cine-Excess V: revised dates and extended deadline for submissions

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

Call for Papers

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

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

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
cedelson@chaminade.edu

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011

NeMLA 2012: Accepting Panel Proposals (Deadline April 22, 2011; Conference March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
Northeast.MLA@gmail.com

Form a session, submit an abstract: mark your calendar for NeMLA 2012!

MLA Special Session: Failure

full name / name of organization: 
Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
contact email: 
dxm388@psu.edu

Failure, although an important part of American cultural mythology, has not been recognized in American theory.

Comparative Media; PAMLA; November 5-6 2011; Scripps College, CA (Deadline March 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mpodo001@ucr.edu

Special topic: Reconsidering Artificial Intelligence

Secret Asian Man: Martin Wong's Influence in Art and Literature - March 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Roy Pérez
contact email: 
roy.perez@nyu.edu

We are seeking conference papers for an MLA panel concerning Chinese American painter Martin Wong's influence on graffiti artists, writers, and filmmakers of downtown arts movements.

Martian Modernity (Modernist Studies Association, October 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
ebachman@slugmail.ucsc.edu

As an object for interdisciplinary study and speculation, Mars has long exerted a fascinating hold on the imaginations of astronomers, writers, and cultural critics of all political stripes and ideolo

Call for Womens & Gender Studies Session Proposals--NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Northeast Modern Language Association
2012 Annual Convention
Rochester, NY
March 15-18

CALL FOR WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

CFP MLA 2012 "States of Consciousness in Literature" -- Deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Isabel Jaén Portillo, jaen@pdx.edu

Description: Papers exploring dreaming, altered, dissociative, and other states of consciousness in literature from perspectives including (but not limited to) psychological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, and philosophy of mind.

[UPDATE] Extended CFP Deadline for 'Empowerment and the Sacred: An Inter-disciplinary Conference' (Leeds, 24th-26th June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Shivani Rajkomar and Lori Shelbourn, University of Leeds
contact email: 
organisers@empowermentandthesacred.com

Keynote speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith’s University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)

Micro-Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Craig N. Owens, Drake University
contact email: 
craig.owens@drake.edu

WANTED: 500-word abstracts proposing essays critically examining the emergence of micro-identities in contemporary popular culture for inclusion in the about-to-be proposed collection of scholarly ess

MLA Seattle, 5-8 Jan 2012: Thing and Symbol in Everyday Life and Narrative--Special Session proposal (abstract 15 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Noam Scheindlin
contact email: 
noam.scheindlin@lagcc.cuny.edu

Thing and Symbol in Everyday Life and Narrative

Flannery O'Connor - Scottsdale, AZ, Oct. 6-8, 2011; Submission deadline: April 15

full name / name of organization: 
2011 RMMLA Convention
contact email: 
pwakeman@kennesaw.edu

Critical and theoretical topics on Flannery O'Connor's short-stories, novels, and essays/lectures, and personal letters are open in this call.

Grad Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.

SAMLA 2011- Cracking Up the Well Wrought Urn: Humor and the Ethics of American Poetry (5/1/11 abstracts, 11/4-6/2011 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Walt Hunter and Cara Lewis/American Humor Studies Association
contact email: 
weh5b@virginia.edu and cll5c@virginia.edu

"How funny you are today New York!" writes Frank O'Hara in an exemplary moment of what John Ashbery might call "probably thinking not to grow up." Although the last ten years have seen a flourishing

Ethno-Graphic Encounters: Jewish American & Italian American Graphic Narratives(127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, 5–8 Ja

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Jewish American Literature Discussion Group & Italian American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
JoAnne Ruvoli (joanneruvoli@sbcglobal.net ) & Monica Osborne (mrosborne@ucla.edu)

Seeking papers examining Italian American & Jewish American representations in comics & graphic narratives revealing inter/intra-ethnic engagements, current & historical collaborations, conflicts, rel

"Villain" 5/6/11

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the

Poetry and the Material World

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth - English
contact email: 
meredith.miller@falmouth.ac.uk

Essays are solicited for a growing anthology entitled Poetry and the Real.

Tantalising Alice: A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations (31. June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sissy Helff (Frankfurt University)
contact email: 
Helff@nelk.uni-frankfurt.de

Tantalising Alice
A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations
Edited by
Sissy Helff (University of Frankfurt)

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
p.mackay@cytanet.com.cy

SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012
THE ROOSEVELT STUDY CENTER, MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
2nd International BAKEA PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY Denizli, Turkey
contact email: 
bakea.pau@gmail.com, macelikel@pau.edu.tr

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

Edith Wharton Collection Research Award; 3/21/11

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

Edith Wharton Collection Research Award

Deadline: March 21, 2011

Edith Wharton Society Essay Prize; 4/30/11

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

The Edith Wharton Society Essay Prize

Call for Submissions

Deadline: April 30, 2011

[UPDATE] The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms (Proposals due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Reynolds & Bonnie Roos
contact email: 
areynolds@wtamu.edu, broos@wtamu.edu

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.

American Self-Making

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Davis
contact email: 
Matthew.Davis@uwsp.edu

For a proposed special session at the 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle.

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