category: american

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

full name / name of organization: 
Craft Critique Culture
contact email: 
katherine-f-montgomery@uiowa.edu

What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation?

"Fantasy and the Mundane in 19th century Realism" March 20, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 109th Annual Conference, November 5-6, 2011
contact email: 
swafford@bradley.edu

Women and Work: Claremont Colleges, CA, Nov. 5-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Susanne Weil / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
http://www.pamla.org/2011/proposals
If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to sweil@centralia.edu.

[Update] Contemporary Music and Fiction – Edited Collection (3/7/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Erich Hertz / Siena College; Jeff Roessner / Mercyhurst College
contact email: 
ehertz@siena.edu; jroessner@mercyhurst.edu

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Write in Tune: Representing Contemporary Music in Fiction. Deadline extended to March 7, 2011.

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
melanieh@u.washington.edu

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 25, 2011

“States of National Belonging”

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America" (MCEAS, September 29 - October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
Please direct conference-related questions to Whitney Martinko at mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication [DEADLINE EXTENDED]; SUNY Albany; Wai Chee Dimock +

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@gmail.com

The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

April 1-2, 2011

***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 14***

Keynote Speaker: Wai Chee Dimock
Creative Keynote Speaker: Doug Rice

SUNY COW: Building 21st Century Writing Programs: Literacy and Leadership in the New Millennium

full name / name of organization: 
SUNY Council on Writing
contact email: 
SUNYCOWbinghamton2011@gmail.com

Binghamton University and the SUNY Council on Writing welcome proposals for "Building 21st Century Writing Programs: Literacy and Leadership in the New Millennium," to be held March 18-19, 2011

Eastern and Middle Eastern Religions in the Age of Enlightenment (11/1/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment [Annual]
contact email: 
brett_mcinelly@byu.edu

The editors of Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) seek articles for a special issue devoted to Eastern and Middle Eastern religions in the age of Enlightenment.

Talking to Ourselves: the Immersive Rhetoric of the Matrix Series and "Inception," MLA 2012, 5–8 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick/MLA 2012 (Special Session)
contact email: 
kdorwick@louisiana.edu

Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

full name / name of organization: 
The Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program, City University of New York
contact email: 
JITP@gc.cuny.edu

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research.

Empathy, Sympathy, and Other Minds (MLA 2012, proposal deadline 3/6/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Hammond / New York University
contact email: 
mmh340@nyu.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle. Empathy and sympathy are capacious terms that have rich and overlapping conceptual histories in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and political thought. This panel will explore the ties between empathy/sympathy and the epistemological concerns of literature.

MLA 2012 - Digital South, Digital Futures - Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Vince Brewton, University of North Alabama
contact email: 
vjbrewton@una.edu

Call for Papers - Special Session
MLA 2012: Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

Digital South, Digital Futures

Gender Wars: Misericordia University's Inaugural Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference APRIL 2,2011

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University
contact email: 
phamilto@misericordia.edu

How does the media categorize or illustrate gender? What does it mean to be “feminine”? What does it mean to be “masculine”? How does gender intersect with race and ethnicity?

Poetry and Disability -- PAMLA Annual Conference, November 5-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
William M. Etter, Irvine Valley College
contact email: 
better@ivc.edu

Though various scholars (Thomson, Mitchell and Snyder, Holmes, Quayson) have produced essential recent studies of disability in British, American, and World Literature, the application of Disability S

Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century, June 20-25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Willa Cather Foundation and Smith College
contact email: 
rmilling@smith.edu

Smith College and the Willa Cather Foundation present
The International Cather Seminar 2011
Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century
June 20-25, 2011
Smith College, Northampton, MA

RE-VISIONING TERRORISM An Interdisciplinary and International Conference SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Purdue University
contact email: 
lawton@purdue.edu; ecoda@purdue.edu

RE-VISIONING TERRORISM
An Interdisciplinary and International Conference
SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011 – Purdue University

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED [February 7] for Composing Live(s) Symposium - March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Miami English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association
contact email: 
MEGAAblog@gmail.com

The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines

Teaching (Neo) Slave Narratives, January 5-8, 2012 (Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
127th MLA Annual Convention-Seattle, 5–8 January 2012
contact email: 
duerr001@crimson.ua.edu

*Teaching (Neo) Slave Narratives*

MLA: Community, Food, and American Fiction; January 5-8, 2012 in Seattle

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin's University
contact email: 
jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu

“What
is distinctive about American food writing is how constant and close to the
surface is its sense of moral struggle.”
—Molly
O’Neill[1]

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Association of College Composition
contact email: 
lacc2011@louisiana.edu

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
March 17-19, 2011

Conference website now online: http://la-cc.org/lacc2011
NOTE: New deadline for abstracts is now February 15, 2011.

Sirens (women in fantasy) - 10/6/2011-10/7/2011 - 5/7/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
contact email: 
programming at sirensconference.org



CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, Colorado
October 6–9, 2011
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Words on Words and Dictionaries - Special Issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (Deadline: 20th May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Alicante
contact email: 
RAEI@ua.es

Words on Words and Dictionaries

Special Issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

○ Important dates

* Submission of manuscripts for peer review: 20th May 2011

[Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies
contact email: 
f.costa@uea.ac.uk

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

Location: School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. (Arts 2, Room 3.26/3.27)

Hitchcock's Lesser Hollywood Films - Nov 5-6, 2011 (Abstracts due Mar 20)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient/Modern Languages Association)
contact email: 
ahowe@lasierra.edu

Alfred Hitchcock has been the focus of intense critical scrutiny; however, this focus has, to a large extent, anointed a select group of films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, etc).

"East/West Cultural Passage Annual Conference: Contact Zones in the Global World", Sibiu, Romania, 6-7 May 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania
contact email: 
Anca Iancu <ancaian@yahoo.com>; Ana Blanca Ciocoi-Pop <ana_blanca1006@yahoo.com>

The Department of British and American Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu and the C.

Theorizing Wikileaks: Destabilizing the Hegemon

full name / name of organization: 
Public School NYC
contact email: 
naxalbelt@gmail.com

Wikileaks: Destabilizing Hegemonic Discourse

New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities - May 11-13

full name / name of organization: 
The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference Committee
contact email: 
postgradconference@aber.ac.uk

The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference is accepting abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual conference to be held 11

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) seeks original scholarship and cultural production for its pilot issue.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Joseph Rega
contact email: 
journaljml@gmail.com

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) is a pilot project made possible by a United States Department of State grant.

Young Hemingway / 2012 MLA Convention, Seattle

full name / name of organization: 
The Ernest Hemingway Society
contact email: 
skosiba@troy.edu

The Ernest Hemingway Society will sponsor one panel at the Modern Language Association Conference in Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012.

Practical Approaches to Teaching Southern Writers Outside the South [Deadline March 1, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Associaiton
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO TEACHING SOUTHERN WRITERS OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH
A Society for the Study of Southern Literature Roundtable

Rocky Mountain MLA 2011
Scottsdale, AZ
October 6-8

[UPDATE] Special Topics Session: "Productive Silences" (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ
contact email: 
pamela_rader@hotmail.com /or/ raderp@georgian.edu

Special Topics Panel: Productive Silences

New Approaches to Civil War Poetry (MLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Melville Society and Dickinson International Society
contact email: 
jf284@georgetown.edu or epetrino@fairfield.edu

New Approaches to Civil War Poetry | MLA 2012

A Collaborative Panel Organized by the Melville Society and Emily Dickinson International Society

Everything & More: Theorizing the Encyclopedic Novel... MLA 2012 Seattle

full name / name of organization: 
Brendan Beirne, New York University Dept. of English & American Literature
contact email: 
brendan.beirne@nyu.edu

This panel seeks to consolidate and refine our understanding of the encyclopedic novel as a distinct (sub)genre within the broader field of novel studies / narratology.

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

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