category: american

The Maritime Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
voloshin@sfsu.edu

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] CFP: Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference at UC Irvine

full name / name of organization: 
UCI Visual Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
vs2010@post.com

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 12, 2010

EXTENDED DEADLINE -- Abstracts due: Wednesday, March 3rd at 5pm

Losing Battles & Welty’s complex interplay of the visual and verbal. (SAMLA NOV. 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
rharriso@westga.edu

From signs to photographs to letters to oral history, Eudora Welty employs layers of visual and verbal texts in her 1970 novel Losing Battles.

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

Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

Apocalypse and its Discontents

full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster
contact email: 
arism74@yahoo.co.uk

Apocalypse and Its Discontents
A One-Day Conference at the University of Westminster
Saturday 11 December 2010

Trans-Formations: Theorizing Class and Race in the 21st Century - Postgraduate Panel (June 17, 2010-June 19, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Freiburg, Germany - Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies/Department of North American Studies
contact email: 
freiburg.transformations@googlemail.com

The Department of North American Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces a call for papers from postgraduate students working with issues of cla

Representing Perpetrators (CFP deadline 12 April 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English Literature, University of Sheffield
contact email: 
s.vice@sheffield.ac.uk

Representing Perpetrators:
An Interdisciplinary Conference

24-25 September 2010

Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield

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?

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

Proposed Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

[UPDATE]: Harriet Beecher Stowe Bicentennial Essay Collection (5/1/2010

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

Initial interest has been expressed for an essay collection to commemorate the bicentennial of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth in 2011.

Consensual Empires: Orientalism as the Economy of Sameness (3/15/2010; MLA, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Natasa Kovacevic, Eastern Michigan University and Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University
contact email: 
nkovacev@emich.edu; vukovich@hku.hk

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

Rhizomes' Special Issue: "Becoming-Girl" (deadline August 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Leandra Preston / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
goleandra@gmail.com

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, “Becoming-Girl.” Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming a

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

“(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance” CFP deadline: 3/31/10

full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Network
contact email: 
LReese@udc.edu

This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre.

Class Politics in Recent Los Angeles Fiction and Film (3/3/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11 Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Maucione/Gonzaga University
contact email: 
maucionej@gonzaga.edu

This panel will examine the representation, exploration, and glossing over of class politics and class conflict in recent literature and film of Los Angeles.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies. September 24-25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern State University (co-chair)
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 24-25, 2010 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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

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.

[UPDATE]Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies "bios"

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

For subscription information please call or email to:
Phone: 886-2-7734-1795
Website: http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/

Deadline for Submissions: September 30, 2010

[UPDATE] Literature and Rights in the Age of Enlightenment (3/8/2010; MLA 1/6-1/9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz
contact email: 
melissa.ganz@stanford.edu

Special Session for MLA 2011, Los Angeles, CA

New Temporalities of Old Age (3/22/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Port / MLA
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu

This proposed MLA special session investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality.

New Temporalities of Old Age (3/22/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Port / MLA
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu

This proposed MLA special session investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality.

CFP: 2010 SCMLA Flannery O'Connor Society Session--Flannery O'Connor as History/Historian (proposals due 26 Mar. 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Daniel
contact email: 
scottdaniel69@yahoo.com

Flannery O’Connor as History/Historian

Animal Studies and American Indian Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Dustin Gray and Brian K. Hudson
contact email: 
briankhudson@ou.edu

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of essays to be potentially published in a special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures focusing on the intersections of Animal Studies and

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

History and Migration: "Beyond the Border, Behind the Men. The Invisibility of Female Migration"

full name / name of organization: 
University of the Basque Country - Department of Modern and American History
contact email: 
oscar.alvarez@ehu.es

The main subject of the meeting will be the study of female migration.

II INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE AMERICAN LITERARY WEST: BEYOND THE MYTH

full name / name of organization: 
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)
contact email: 
amaia.ibarraran@ehu.es

II INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE AMERICAN LITERARY WEST: BEYOND THE MYTH
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)
7-8 October, 2010

(dis)junctions 2010: 9/11 and the "War on Terror" as Sites of Crisis Submissions due 3/5; Conference 4/9-10

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 
santi001@ucr.edu

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010.

Narrative and Intellectual Disability 3/2/2010

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
rea15@columbia.edu

MLA panel on Narrative and Intellectual Disability

[UPDATE] Proposed Special Session MLA 2011: He’s the Silent Type: Modern Masculinity in Silent Film (March 15 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

He’s the Silent Type: Modern Masculinity in Silent Film
Special Session Proposal for MLA 2011: Los Angeles

[UPDATE] Proposed Special Session MLA Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels (March 15 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

Me, Myself, and Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

Me, Myself, and Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels

Word Meets Image: The Graphic Novel (4/5/2010; 11/13/2010-11/14/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
jschwetm@d.umn.edu

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

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - Call for Film

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

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