category: american

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

[UPDATE] Norman Mailer Society Call For Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Norman Mailer Society
contact email: 
rosenthal@oxy.edu or dmartin@oxy.edu

Conference 2010: Call for Papers
The Norman Mailer Society Eighth International Conference
November 4-6, 2010
Sarasota, Florida

SEDERI Yearbook CFP for nº 21 - deadline 31 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
sederiyearbook@yahoo.es

SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.

Origins, theories and representations of disobedience and dissidence [22/10/2010 (CFP until 30/06/2010)]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toulouse Le Mirail, France
contact email: 
nrivere@club-internet.fr

Conference:
Origins, theories and representations of disobedience and dissidence in the British Isles and Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.

{Deadline Extended) Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 7/15/10; 11/5-7
full name / name of organization:

Ameen Rihani’s Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism. 28 - 29 April 2011. Abstracts due: 30 Sept. 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Notre Dame University – Lebanon
contact email: 
noueijan@ndu.edu.lb & cguldimann@ndu.edu.lb

To celebrate the centennial of Ameen Rihani’s Book of Khalid, the Department of English, Translation and Education at Notre Dame University – Lebanon, invites scholars to the Second International

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

Call for Entries: CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design

full name / name of organization: 
CINESONIKA
contact email: 
info@cinesonika.com

CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design

MTSU EGSO Presents 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

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010 (in the Swiss Alps, 8-10 November 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Gottfried-Semper Villa Garbald, part of the Collegium Helveticum

CFP: Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

'The Depoliticization of 9/11

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University
contact email: 
911conference@ncl.ac.uk

Call for Papers
The Depoliticisation of 9/11
A one-day conference at Newcastle University
November 6, 2010 10.00 – 17.00
Keynote: Dr. David Holloway (University of Derby)

Text, Transmission, Reception - 28-29/10/2010 (CFP until 15/06/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
contact email: 
a.lardinois@let.ru.nl

Text, Transmission, Reception

Call for papers

Radboud University Nijmegen
October 28 and 29, 2010

CFP [Inter]sections, a peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
intersections@americanstudies.ro

This is a Call for Papers for the submission of full papers to [Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Melville and Rome: Empire–Democracy–Belief–Art; Rome, Italy; 22-26 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Melville Society and Dept. of Foreign Literatures, University of Roma (Sapienza)
contact email: 
engjlb@hofstra.edu; giorgio.mariani@uniroma1.it; go.poole@libero.it

Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
PRESENTED BY
The Melville Society
in collaboration with

[UPDATE] Utopian Animals: Society for Utopian Studies 2010 panel proposal (5/15/10)

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

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and 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.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to mainstream prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

I am putting together a panel exploring the figure of the animal in English and American utopian literature for the 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting (http://www.utoronto.ca/utopia/meetings.html) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 28-31, 2010. What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

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

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents 9/1/10; 12/11/20

full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster
contact email: 
m.germana@westminster.ac.uk

UPDATE:

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
contact email: 
jocelynbuckner@gmail.com

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

[UPDATE] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

Plenary Speakers: Douglas Gifford (University of Glasgow) on Buchan's response to his Victorian literary precursors, and Douglas Kerr (University of Hong Kong) on Buchan, myth, and "The Dancing Floor"

[UPDATE] Affecting Feminism, UK (12/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University
contact email: 
stacy.gillis@ncl.ac.uk

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling

Newcastle University, U.K. (10-12 December 2010)

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Contributions to a volume on Thomas Pynchon (proposals due June 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Profils américains
contact email: 
bfryd@univ-poitiers.fr

Profils américains is a French collection published by the Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée at the University of Montpellier (http://www.pulm.fr/+-Profils-americains-+).

[Update] Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold Deadline June 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Nancy Barta-Smith and Dr. Danette DiMarco, Slippery Rock University
contact email: 
nancy.barta-smith@sru.edu; danette.dimarco@sru.edu

Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book.

Female Editors Shaping Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

Female editors and their important roles shaping modernist texts are often overlooked by scholars.

The Inward Gaze: Multimedia Literatures of the South (SAMLA, Nov 5-7, 2010, Atlanta)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amullis@moc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL)
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 5-7, 2010
Atlanta, GA

Call for Papers _ Women in Judaism

full name / name of organization: 
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
Dina.eylon@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submissions are invited for an online periodical

WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
http://www.womeninjudaism.org

Resources for American Literary Study

full name / name of organization: 
Jackson R. Bryer
contact email: 
jbryer@umd.edu

Editors Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley invite submissions to the annual Resources for American Literary Study (AMS Press).

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature (14-16/7/2011), London Notre Dame Centre, UK; deadline 15/9/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Felch, Emily Griesinger, Mark Knight, Emma Mason and Susannah Monta
contact email: 
HospitableText@calvin.edu

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature, 14-16 July 2011, London Notre Dame Centre, UK.

The South and Sexuality (SASA; Atlanta, February 17-19, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Hinrichsen
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

Southern American Studies Association 2011
Atlanta, GA
February 17-19, 2011

The South and Sexuality

'Posthumanisms and the "Terror" of (Bio)Technologies' Proposals by 1 June 2010 (M/MLA 2010-Chicago-Nov 4-7)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention; Chicago; Nov. 4-7
contact email: 
maryanne.p.r.h.laurico@queensu.ca
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