category: american

America as Myth, America as Reality

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Korea
contact email: 
asakorea@gmail.com

The American Studies Association of Korea invites scholars to submit paper proposals for its international conference, October 22-23, 2010, to be held in Seoul, Korea.

[REMINDER] The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

full name / name of organization: 
University of Surrey
contact email: 
D.Ashford@surrey.ac.uk, rjer2@cam.ac.uk

The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Surrey
2-3 July 2010.

Violence and Nineteenth-Century Literature (RMMLA 2010; Albuquerque, 10/14/10-10/16/10; Deadline 02/22/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Miller / Gonzaga University
contact email: 
millerj3@gonzaga.edu

Seeking submissions for a panel on Violence and Nineteenth-Century Literature to be submitted as special session proposal for RMMLA Albuquerque, 10/14/10-10/16/10.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii (November 13-14, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
“Paradise and Its Discontents: 19th and early 20th century European and American Representations of Polynesian and Melanesian Culture and Society”
contact email: 
swafford@bradley.edu

“Paradise and Its Discontents: 19th and early 20th century European and American Representations of Polynesian and Melanesian Culture and Society”

Gnovis: Georgetown's Journal of Communication, Culture and Technology, Spring 2010, Due Feb. 23rd

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Fancher/ gnovis, Georgetown's Journal of Communication, Culture and Technology
contact email: 
gnovis.submit@gmail.com

gnovis is Georgetown's online peer-reviewed journal devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of communication culture and technology.

Steinbeck's Historiography -- MLA Special Session --February 25 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies
contact email: 
khearle@astound.net

For the January 2011 MLA meeting in Los Angeles, a Special Session is being organized by the Center for Steinbeck Studies of San Jose State University: "Steinbeck's Historiography." Consideration gi

[UPDATE] Storytelling and Fortune-telling (MLA 2010 Special Session) - March 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Sophie Létourneau
contact email: 
sophie.letourneau@mcgill.ca

Please send abstracts addressing the narrative conflict induced by a fortune-teller in film, television and contemporary literature. In what way fortune-tellers compete with narrators?

Villanova University Law and Literature Symposium: "Ethics of Traditions"

full name / name of organization: 
Villanova University
contact email: 
pether@law.villanova.edu

“ETHICS OF TRADITIONS”
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
SECOND ANNUAL VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
LAW AND LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM

Modernism and Reproduction (MLA Jan 6-9, 2011; abstracts Mar 8, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Carstens
contact email: 
lcarstens@vwc.edu

How did reproductive science/politics influence literary representation?

Making It New: Dewey Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century

full name / name of organization: 
SOUNDINGS: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
sounding@utk.edu

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal will be devoting an issue to new directions in scholarship on the work of John Dewey. Possible topics include:

Dewey and the ends of liberal democracy

Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
determiningformconference@gla.ac.uk

[UPDATE] 108th PAMLA Conference, “Picturing Oceania and the Pacific," November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, H

full name / name of organization: 
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
sabahi.monica@gmail.com

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Death of "The Reader"; MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011; deadline: 3/8/10

full name / name of organization: 
Travis M. Foster / MLA
contact email: 
tfoster@wooster.edu

Papers that de-universalize "the reader" by interrogating how the history of reading can influence contemporary critical methods and literary historiography.

The Death of "The Reader"; MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011; deadline: 3/8/10

full name / name of organization: 
Travis M. Foster / MLA
contact email: 
tfoster@wooster.edu

Papers that de-universalize "the reader" by interrogating how the history of reading can influence contemporary critical methods and literary historiography.

Open call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Toni Weller, De Montfort University
contact email: 
tweller@dmu.ac.uk

Submissions of papers are invited to the international, peer-reviwed journal, Library & Information History, on any aspect of library or information history, from any time period or geographical regio

Aid, Relief or Bailout: Differing Aims, Ways, and Ends, Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring & Summer 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
contact email: 
dbroudy@ocjc.ac.jp

Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2010 issue

SOUTHERN LITERATURE CFP - RMMLA 2010 - Deadline March 1

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

SOUTHERN LITERATURE SESSIONS RMMLA 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 14-16, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: March 1, 2010

Books to Review: Summer 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South
contact email: 
cranka@nsula.edu

The editors at Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, a peer reviewed journal published quarterly from the Southern Studies Institute, invite scholars of southern literature, cul

Fellowships in Modern Literature and African American History and Culture at the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

full name / name of organization: 
Emory University
contact email: 
eachase@learnlink.emory.edu

The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) of Emory University offers short-term fellowships to support research use of the library’s collections in modern literature and in African Ame

CFO Ol3Media - New Issue: Musical! - Proposal by 7th march 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University Roma Tre
contact email: 
ol3media@uniroma3.it

In these past years the musical genre has once again gained momentum and come back into the spotlight thanks to very successful projects.

[UPDATE] UNC-CH Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition, March 1, 2010 DEADLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of African American Research at the University of NC at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script o

Short Fiction: Open Topic--Papers or abstracts due March 18, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association, Oct. 28-30, 2010
contact email: 
rcutting@stmarytx.edu

Call for papers or abstracts for the session on short fiction at the SCMLA's 2010 meeting. Deadline for submission is March 18, 2010.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE]Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text, April 16-17, 2010

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

“We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient.” (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

[UPDATE] Red Feather Journal: an Internation Journal of Children's Visual Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Olson
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

[UPDATE] The inaugural issue of Red Feather Journal is now up and can be viewed at www.redfeatherjournal.org

CFP: International Education, Transnational Identities (NWSA Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Abbie Boggs, Cultural Studies, UC Davis
contact email: 
ahboggs@ucdavis.edu

A Panel Proposed for the Annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference; November 11-14, 2010; Denver, CO

Utopian Animals

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.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Bicentennial of Her Birth 2011; 5/1/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Philip J. Kowalski/Wake Forest Univeristy
contact email: 
kowalspj@wfu.edu

I am searching for anyone who is interested in contributing to, as well as editing, a collection of essays that spans Harriet Beecher Stowe's writing career.

Aesthetic Narration in Nineteenth-Century America (3/01/10; MLA ’11)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Colson
contact email: 
dmcolson@illinois.edu

CFP: “Aesthetic Narration in Nineteenth-Century America”

Negotiating (Jewish) American Ethnic Crossroads - MLA 2011 (Deadline 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
MELUS & Jewish American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
liw@sunysuffolk.edu, Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

CFP - Negotiating (Jewish) American Ethnic Crossroads

Theorizing Jewish American Life Writing - MLA 2011 (Deadline 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jewish American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

CFP - Theorizing Jewish American Life Writing

[UPDATE] Gender & Difference 20-23 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University and tbe Englisches Seminar at the University of Cologne
contact email: 
GD@cardiff.ac.uk

GENDER & DIFFERENCE, 20-23 May 2010
Call for Papers

Credit and Crisis

full name / name of organization: 
for 7th Pan-European International Relations Conference ’Politics in Hard Times: International Relations Responses to the Financial Crisis
contact email: 
nina@prio.no

Central to an understanding of the global financial crisis 2007-2009 are both economic and epistemic forms of credit.

CFP-Textual Girls

full name / name of organization: 
Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
jxr67@psu.edu

Textual girls

"Narrating Lives behind Bars" MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jonathan.abel@psu.edu

Narrating Lives behind Bars

Special Session at MLA 2011
in Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

American Literature I: Literature before 1900 (03/26/10; SCMLA, 10/28/10-10/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Tracy Hoffman
contact email: 
Tracy_Hoffman@baylor.edu

The topic is open to any pre-1900 American discourse, but discussions which include “New Frontiers,” the theme of the conference, are encouraged.

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