category: american

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context: New perspectives for Young Researchers (17-18 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
contact email: 
bridging-the-gaps@uvigo.es

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students.

"Immigration against Empire" Abstracts: Aug. 1 Papers: Oct. 1

full name / name of organization: 
pro/visions
contact email: 
provisions.editors@gmail.com

Recently the political theory regarding (global) capitalism, nation-states and international organizations has been re-conceptualized.

CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters, July 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University
contact email: 
mquintanales@earthlink.net, YLouis@njcu.edu

Essays, fiction, poetry, photographs and other works of art are welcome for “Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters,”

“Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home And The Latin American/Latino/a Experience” 7/30/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University
contact email: 
YLouis@njcu.edu, mquintanales@earthlink.net

Critical essays are sought for a collection titled, “Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home and The Latin American/Latino/a Experience.”

Illustrating War: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Representation

full name / name of organization: 
International symposium to be held at Brigham Young University.
contact email: 
IllustratingWar@gmail.com

“I want you,” the pointing Uncle Sam poster famously proclaims, calling all American soldiers and citizens to service.

"Representations of Gendered Transnational Identity in Contemporary Literature" (proposals due 9/30/10; NeMLA 4/7-11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Women's & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kortega@uccs.edu

The Women’s & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast MLA invites papers for the caucus-sponsored panel at the 2010 Convention.

[UPDATE] Eudora Welty Review. Deadline for Vol. 3 (2011): Aug. 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Review (published by Dept. of English, Georgia State University)
contact email: 
ewn@langate.gsu.edu

The Eudora Welty Review, formerly the Eudora Welty Newsletter, is an annual journal published each spring that encourages research and scholarship on Welty and wider reading and teaching of her work.

Poems, Artworks (Photos, Paintings and Drawings) Invited for Harvests of New Millennium, Jan. 2011 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
editormuses@yahoo.com

The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry.

Tim O'Brien Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction, Oct. 8-10, Savannah

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, American Literature Symposium
contact email: 
tjp06@fsu.edu

“The sense of uncertainty must be very similar — the soldiers’ hearts in Iraq must be similar to the soldiers’ hearts in Vietnam.” ~ Tim O'Brien, 2005 to an audience in Valparaiso, Indiana

[UPDATE] Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
submissions@mtsuegso.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] CFP: J. D. Salinger’s Literary Legacy (July 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers
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DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES, Oct. 22-23, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio University Department of English / Quarter After Eight Literary Journal
contact email: 
klnuernberger@yahoo.com

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES
A Conference sponsored by the Ohio University English Department and Quarter After Eight

Western Literature Association Conference October 20-23 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
gioia.woods@nau.edu

Western Performances
Western Literature Association’s 45th Annual Conference
October 20th – October 23rd, 2010, Prescott, Arizona

GSU's Graduate Conference (New Voices) on Humor -- Oct. 7-9, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"/Georgia State University-English Department
contact email: 
NewVoices@langate.gsu.edu

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

Religion and Popular Culture: Revised CFP and Deadline Extended to June 30

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture (MAP/ACA)
contact email: 
Dr. Pamela Detrixhe: pamela.detrixhe@temple.edu & p.detrixhe@verizon.net or Dr. Anthony Zias: adzias@comcast.net

We are especially interested in papers that pertain to the following topic:

The Popularity of the End Times

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 3 (2011): Aug. 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Review (published by Dept. of English, Georgia State University)
contact email: 
ewn@langate.gsu.edu

The Eudora Welty Review, formerly the Eudora Welty Newsletter, is an annual journal published each spring that encourages research

The Life and Work of Peter Whitehead – Spring 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Framework
contact email: 
greenly@earthlink.net

The Life and Work of Peter Whitehead
for a special double issue of Framework
to be published Spring 2011

[UPDATE] Reminder: Special Issue of MELUS: The Future of Jewish American Literary Studies (June 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Lori Harrison-Kahan
contact email: 
harrislo@bc.edu

Addressing questions raised by the 2009 MLA roundtable “Does the English Department Have a Jewish Problem?,” this special issue of MELUS will survey the current state of Jewish American literary s

[UPDATE] SAMLA Native American Literature Panel - Film by, for, and with Native Americans (Atlanta, GA; Nov. 5-7)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Bardill, Duke University
contact email: 
jdb29@duke.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
2010

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Film by, for, and with Native Americans

Intersections, Tensions and New Dimensions: Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies October 8-9, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
UNHContactZones@gmail.com

Intersections, Tensions, and New Dimensions:
Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies

October 8-9, 2010
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Reviews: "Inventions of Activism"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 11.3, “Inventions of Activism,” Call for Reviews

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society Conference (3/31-4/2/2011) (Deadline: 1/15/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Boyd Rioux
contact email: 
aeboyd@uno.edu

From Claremont to Cairo: Geographies of Space, (Dis)Location, and Travel in the Writings of Constance Fenimore Woolson and her Contemporaries

[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.”

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