category: american

UPDATE-Globalization, Transnationalism and Narration- Deadline Extended: May 3, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dogus University, Department of English Language and Literature
contact email: 
hguler@dogus.edu.tr

The English Language and Literature Department of Dogus University is pleased to announce an international conference, Globalization, Transnationalism and Narration, to be held on 24-26 November, 2010

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

SOUTHERN WRITERS/SOUTHERN WRITING GRADUATE CONFERENCE (Deadline extended to April 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

New Journal - Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
dsimms@siue.edu

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers.

writing about literature, justice, law, social change

full name / name of organization: 
Beth Ayer / Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

Masculine Identifications 9-11 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huddersfield, UK
contact email: 
conference.presentations05@hud.ac.uk

Plenary speakers:
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan

Special Call for Papers – Philip Roth Studies (no deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Studies
contact email: 
rothstudies@rothsociety.org

Special Call for Papers – Philip Roth Studies

Celebrity and Glamour (Deadline: 4/15/10; Conference: 5/21/10)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture
contact email: 
aschifani@umail.ucsb.edu

*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

[UPDATE] Undressing the Bawdy

full name / name of organization: 
York University Graduate English Conference
contact email: 
egsa-colloquium-committee-2010@googlegroups.com

“When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.” –Mae West

Journal of Literary Onomastics

full name / name of organization: 
Stefan Jurasinski, English, SUNY Brockport
contact email: 
sjurasin@brockport.edu

The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects o

Call for Microtheory

full name / name of organization: 
Superplus, journal of radical perception
contact email: 
superplusa2@gmail.com

Superplus seeks to recognize the value in conceptual brevity by calling for submissions of microessays maximally three short paragraphs or stanzas in length for publication in its Spring Volume III: C

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, Future

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia College Chicago
contact email: 
awilliams@colum.edu, jgreen@colum.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago

[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

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs
An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

3rd Annual Middle East Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fresno
contact email: 
sasanf@csufresno.edu

Call for Proposals
The 3rd Annual Middle East Studies Conference
October 7-9, 2010
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California, USA

Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 1, 2010

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Deadline Extension to 3/19/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Dates: April 23-24, 2010

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

"Folklore, Identity & Contemporary Fiction" RMMLA October 14-16, 2010; Abstracts due March 30,2010

full name / name of organization: 
Judith Strathearn, RMMLA
contact email: 
judith.strathearn.colorado.edu

Participants are sought for a special topics session at the 2010 RMMLA Convention in Albuquerque, NM discussing Folklore, Identity and Contemporary Fiction.

Call for Proposals by April 15, 2010, Permanent Section on Bibliography and Textual Studies: Mapping the Communications Circuit

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matthew-lavin@uiowa.edu

The MMLA’s permanent section on bibliography and textual studies seeks proposals for papers discussing points of contact between the "history of the book” and literary studies.

CFP - ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature - June 12th-13th 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
uottawa.conference@gmail.com

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ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature
The Fifth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

June 12th-13th, 2010

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference, April 9-10

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2010@gmail.com

The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11.

'The Body in Breast Cancer'

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Social Semiotics
contact email: 
specialissuebreast@gmail.com

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

CFA The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dromm and Heather Salter
contact email: 
catcherandphilosophy@yahoo.com

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays on J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, to be edited by Keith Dromm and Heather Salter.

From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution and Exhibition (proposals by 30th June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities - special issue
contact email: 
dean@deanconrad.com

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.

Sirens - 10/7 - 10/10; deadline May 7

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

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

[UPDATE] Sylvia Plath and Material Culture (deadline extended to April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sylvia Plath Studies
contact email: 
apg3@uw.edu

Sylvia Plath and Material Culture

The Humane Reader: Friendship and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
John Lee / University of Bristol
contact email: 
j.lee@bristol.ac.uk

The Humane Reader: Friendship and Literature

Plenary Speakers: Peter McDonald, Christopher Ricks, Mark Vernon

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Bartlett
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

Sonnets and Modernity (extended deadline: 3/12/10; Los Angeles, 1/6/11-1/9/11)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA special session
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

An MLA/LA special session invites proposals exploring the originality and modernity of sonnetry, including experiment, tradition, iconography, typography, forms, occasions, locations, and questions of

[UPDATE] CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman
contact email: 
lily_anselm@yahoo.com

Deadline for abstracts: 31 JULY 2010

Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or

The Asian Conference on Media - MediAsia 2010, 28-30 October, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
IAFOR - The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
mediasia@iafor.org

Conference Theme: Brave New World

Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

[UPDATE] Document/Anti-Document in Asian/American Photography (Special Session, 2011 MLA; 3/22/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, U of San Diego; Warren Liu, Scripps College
contact email: 
jjeon@sandiego.edu; warren.liu@scrippscollege.edu

We seek papers about Asian/American art photography that explore the documentary function, which has all but defined photography from its inception, and interrogate the photograph’s long-established

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