category: american

“National Identities and Literature: Problems and Possible Answers" & others

full name / name of organization: 
452ºF Assocition
contact email: 
revista@452f.com

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Call for Papers #02

“Home and Away. Writing the Eighteenth-century House.” Proposed panel at the 10th BSECS Conference. 5 to7 January 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tuscia – University of Glasgow
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it

Proposal for Panel: “Home and Away. Writing the Eighteenth-century House.”
Organiser and chair: Prof. Francesca Saggini (University of Tuscia – University of Glasgow)
fsaggini@unitus.it

Looking Back on Activism and American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
clare.callahan@duke.edu

Call for Papers

Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-11, 2010

CFP: Children in Film SW/TX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX PCA/ACA
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference Feb 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.(www.swtxpca.org) Submissions pertaining to any aspect of children's

[UPDATE] CASTING [SCMS Panel] 8/30/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Lee Mock
contact email: 
scmscasting@gmail.com

Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were collaborators

[UPDATE] EAPSU Fall Conference, DEADLINE EXTENDED, AUGUST 1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference
contact email: 
ljcella@ship.edu

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009.

CASTING [SCMS Panel] 7/31/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Lee Mock
contact email: 
scmscasting@gmail.com

Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse: Atlanta, October 22-24. [Graduate]

full name / name of organization: 
Georgia State University: New Voices Conference
contact email: 
NewVoices@langate.gsu.edu

The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language.

Fiction Writers (1960 to the Present) and Their Use of Fairy Tales (Sept. 30, 2009; NeMLA April 7-11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Cullum / NeMLA
contact email: 
ccullum@kutztown.edu

How and why do fiction writers from the explosively experimental period of 1960 to the present use (subvert, disturb) the seemingly conventional form of the fairy tale?

20th Century Soldier Narratives: the Intersection of Fiction & Non-fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Stacy Moskos Nistendirk
contact email: 
snistendirk@bridgew.edu

Solicitation for articles to be included in a collection of essays that considers the inherent quality of meta-fiction in 20th century solder narratives such as Vonnegut's, Slaughterhouse-five; Ambros

Essay Collection: James Baldwin: The Price of Masculinity; Accepting submissions until 9/30

full name / name of organization: 
Aaron Oforlea Ph.D
contact email: 
aoforlea@wsu.edu

Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays that examine James Baldwin’s life, fiction, and nonfiction with the most recent scholarship from Black Masculinity Studies.

Packingtown Review: 2d Issue Deadline -- Sept.1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
editors@packingtownreview.com

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite creative and critical submissions through Sept.1, for its second issue to be released in 2010.

[UPDATE] Contemporary Issues: Literature and Culture since 1980

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELOW and MELUS-India)
contact email: 
mjaidka@gmail.com

Contemporary Issues: Literature and Culture since 1980
full name / name of organization:

Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable (September 30 2009; NEMLA April 7-11 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Greenwald Smith/NEMLA
contact email: 
rgs@bu.edu

Call for Papers

Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird

full name / name of organization: 
Jon Mitchell
contact email: 
jon.mitchell@nuim.ie

Articles solicited to add to a collection of essays on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

Star Performance (Deadline Dec. 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Journal of Film Studies
contact email: 
cjfsedit@filmstudies.ca


The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: Star Performance.

Film Publics Reconsidered (Deadline: Sept. 1st, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Journal of Film Studies
contact email: 
cjfsedit@filmstudies

The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED.

SSSL 2010 Conference (New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
sssl2010@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Comic Arts Conference-- @ Wizard World University-Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
The Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

CFP-

Call for Papers - Whitman and The Beats

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Weiss/St. Francis College
contact email: 
sweiss@stfranciscollege.edu

Whitman & The Beats

April 9-11 2010

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

CFP - Review of the movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis - Jura Gentium Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org)
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the American-Kuwaiti movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at

American Periodicals Call For Reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society For American Periodicals
contact email: 
craig.monk@uleth.ca

American Periodicals, the official publication of the Research Society for American Periodicals, is seeking to update its directory of potential book reviewers.

Women's Studies in Popular Culture (11/1/09; 2/10/10-2/13/10

full name / name of organization: 
SW Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association
contact email: 
ptyrer@wtamu.edu

Women's Studies Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2009

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference • February 10-13, 2010

CFP: GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT in Popular Culture (9/1/09; Kalamazoo 5/13-16/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE EVERGREEN ROMANCE:
THE RECEPTION OF _SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT_ IN POPULAR CULTURE

45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

CFP: Why Arthur? (round table) (9/1/09; Kalamazoo 5/13-16/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

ROUND TABLE on
WHY ARTHUR?
REFLECTIONS ON THE INTERNATIONAL APPEAL OF THE
MATTER OF BRITAIN IN THE POST-MEDIEVAL WORLD

45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES

E. E. Cummings: Nation, Race, and Popular Modernism (9/20/09; Louisville, 2/18/10-2/20/10)

full name / name of organization: 
E. E. Cummings Society
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

The E. E.

Race and Narrative in 20th Century Literature (09/30/2009; NeMLA 04/07/2010-04/11/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
donahujj@potsdam.edu

This panel seeks to explore the intersections between narrative studies and race in twentieth century literature.

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: First Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies
contact email: 
managing.editor@jprstudies.org

For its inaugural issue (Winter 2010), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the w

[UPDATE] Motion Comics [SCMS Panel] 7/31/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Douglas A. Cunningham
contact email: 
vertigodac@yahoo.com

Motion comics are (in most cases) digitized, panel-by-panel, animated translations of comic books or graphic novels.

Interlanguage Communication: Mishaps of Misunderstood Language (9/30/09; 5/7-5/11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
smyrna@nova.edu; justin.hayes@quinnipiac.edu

Call for Papers

Interlanguage Communication: Mishaps of Misunderstood Language

41st Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010

CFP: "Form in Space and Time" (ASECS 18-21 March 2010 in Albuquerque; deadline for submissions 15 September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Brewer
contact email: 
brewer.126@osu.edu

“Form in Space and Time”

Form has made a big comeback in recent scholarship, often in ways that are
supposedly compatible with the imperative to historicize which has dominated the

Harlem Renaissance as a Usable Past NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
schristi@wheatonma.edu

As one of the most celebrated, defining moments of African American life and literature, the Harlem Renaissance persists in our contemporary moment as a signal, useable past.

American Collaborations (30/09/2009; NeMLA 07/04/2010-11/04/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
Jason.Haslam@dal.ca

American Collaborations

A joint Canadian Association for American Studies/Northeast MLA panel for the 41st NeMLA convention
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 30 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

I am looking for one more paper to complete this SAMLA special session panel. I welcome papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre.

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