category: american

CFP Fat Studies (NWSA Conference, Nov 11-14; Abstracts Due 2/20)

full name / name of organization: 
Joelle Ruby Ryan / Michaela Null
contact email: 
Joelle.Ryan@unh.edu / mnull@purdue.edu

Please forward to anyone with an interest in Fat Studies. Thank You.

2 CFPs from the Fat Studies Interest Group; NWSA Conference Nov. 11-14, 2010 in Denver (Proposal Due Feb 20)

Controlling Birth: The Politics of Pregnancy in American Culture--Proposed Special Session (2011 MLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Ginny Engholm
contact email: 
ginnyengholm@gmail.com

The term “birth control” typically refers to the various technological and behavioral mechanisms intimate couples use to prevent or limit progeny.

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed “Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultu

Pop Past – It’s ‘Past’, But It’s Never ‘Over’

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters.com
contact email: 
zarker@popmatters.com

There was a time, late 19th/early 20th century or thereabouts, when people, many of them the fashionable French, ventured out to public establishments to imbibe in, among other things, an herbal/li

Retroactive Listening: Perspectives on Music and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters.com
contact email: 
editor@popmatters.com

Retroactive Listening: Perspectives on Music & Technology

8th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
m8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Sunday 19th September – Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

3rd Global Conference: Madness - Probing the Boundaries (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mad3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Madness: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 14th September – Thursday 16th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

"Aging, Old Age, Memory, and Aesthetics": University of Toronto, March 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto, Canada
contact email: 
andrea.charise@utoronto.ca

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Complete CFP available here: http://sites.google.com/site/agingoldagememoryaesthetics/.

[UPDATE] Emerson Society Awards 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
leckel@suffolk.edu

** Emerson Society Awards 2010 **

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*

MLA and SAMLA Convention Presenters Needed: Politics and Literature, Deadline: March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Faktorovich/ Pennsylvania Literary Journal
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

MLA and SAMLA Convention Presenters Needed

Special Topic: Politics and Literature

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (May 13-15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria’s English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Abstracts March 5

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

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

Conference Dates: April 23-24, 2010

CFP: 'Textual Bodies' - The Luminary (Lancaster University PG Journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University
contact email: 
submissions@lancasterluminary.com

The Luminary
Call for Papers - 'Textual Bodies'
http://www.lancasterluminary.com/contents/cfp1.htm

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk

Registration for 'Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts' (23-24 April 2010) is now open.

The Changing Landscape of Apocalyptic Representation in Contemporary Cinema (15/04/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
jspolley@hkbu.edu.hk

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” (www.jgcinema.org) is soliciting mid-length reviews/essays (between 2500 and 3500 words) for a dossier on the general theme of the changing face of apocalyptic re

[REMINDER] CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

[UPDATE] Revised CFP for Edited Collection “Trans/National Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas”

full name / name of organization: 
Philippa Gates and Lisa Funnell/Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
pgates@wlu.ca

We are now seeking additional submissions specifically in the following areas:

- Japanese cinema
- South Korean cinema
- Thai cinema

Shakespeare: Puzzles, Mysteries, Investigations Postponed

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Duncan Salkeld University of Chichester
contact email: 
d.salkeld@chi.ac.uk

Please note the following CHANGE OF DATE.

[Update] Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture and Change in Western North America

full name / name of organization: 
Mount royal University
contact email: 
rboschman@mtroyal.ca, mtrono@mtroyal.ca

Extended Call for Papers and Added Keynote Speaker

MAUDE BARLOW, ANDREW NIKIFORUK, RICHARD WHITE, VANDANA SHIVA, LEO JACOBS, MARY SIMON

[UPDATE] Making Sense: Thinking & Feeling Texts, UVA Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Virginia Department of English
contact email: 
gesaconference2010@gmail.com

** The deadline for submissions has been extended. See below for details. **

CFP: Urban Perspectives – Literature of and for the City (03/02/10; MLA ’11)

full name / name of organization: 
David Faflik / South Dakota State University / College English Association (CEA)
contact email: 
david.faflik@sdstate.edu

Among the more manifest changes of globalization is the recent watershed shift in the planet’s population.

Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Bernard & Karanja Keita Carroll
contact email: 
editors.cvbs@gmail.com

We seek abstracts for a forthcoming anthology. The tentatively titled Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies seeks to investigate the past, present and future of Africana/Black Studies.

[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

*2 Weeks to Abstract Deadline : 15th Feb* CFP - Fractured Images / Broken Words. Lancaster, 12 June 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University
contact email: 
conference@lancasterluminary.com

Fractured Images / Broken Words

Multi-Disciplinary Postgraduate Symposium hosted by the Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University 12th June 2010

Keynote Speakers: Professor Terry Eagleton (Lancaster University - http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/english/profiles/Terry-Eagleton/) and Andy Diggle (http://www.andydiggle.com).
Featuring art installations by Christine Dawson (http://www.lancasterluminary.com/contents/statement.htm).

Clinton Institute Summer School 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Clinton Insititute for Amweican Studies
contact email: 
catherine.carey@ucd.ie

The UCD Clinton Institute Summer School will bring together scholars and graduate students from around the world to engage in wide-ranging discussion on interdisciplinary study of the United States.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: HYBRIDITY (7-8 OCTOBER 2010, ENS LYON, FRANCE)

full name / name of organization: 
Vanessa Guignery, Catherine Pesso-Miquel, François Specq, ENS de Lyon
contact email: 
vanessaguignery@wanadoo.fr, catherine.pesso.miquel@univ-lyon2.fr, francois.specq@ens-lyon.fr

Hybridity: forms and figures in literature and the visual arts.

http://lire.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article453

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

7-8 October 2010

2nd Global Conference: Villains and Villainy (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
vav2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Villains and Villainy

Tuesday 14th September – Thursday 16th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

March 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Ernest J. Gaines Society
contact email: 
anne.brown@famu.edu

I am interested in starting an Ernest J. Gaines Society for scholars who are interested in advancing (and continuing to advance) the literary works of this very important American author.

"Two for One--When the Same Person Writes the Words and the Music"

full name / name of organization: 
Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
contact email: 
DrJSDailey@aol.com

This session will feature papers about single individuals who wrote both the words and the music for their compositions.

“Billy in the Darbies...and on Page, Stage, and Screen: Adaptations of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd” MLA Jan. 2011, Los Angeles

full name / name of organization: 
Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
contact email: 
DrJSDailey@aol.com and jf284@georgetown.edu

“Billy in the Darbies...and on Page, Stage, and Screen: Adaptations of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd”
A Panel Cosponsored by the Melville Society and Lyrica Society

4th Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fht4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Saturday 11th September 2010 – Monday 13th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

Public Acts, Public Arts: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University
contact email: 
harvardethnicstudies@gmail.com

Public Acts, Public Arts: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies

Harvard University
Committee on Ethnic Studies

Friday, April 9, 2010
Proposals due: March 8, 2010

CFP: Infrastructures of Transport (MLA; Jan 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Marit MacArthur
contact email: 
mmacarthur@csub.edu

Abstracts are invited for a panel on Infrastructures of Transport for MLA 2011, which will be held in Los Angeles, January 6-9.

Magical v. Religious Realism in Ethnic-American Literature (1 Mar 2010; MLA 6-9 Jan 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
aristophanes68@hotmail.com

When is magical realism an inappropriate label for depictions of U.S. minority religion, spirituality or tradition? What critical approaches better suit these texts?

International Conference on Comparative Literature: The Wounded Body in Literature (Abstracts due: March 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Soochow University, Taipei Taiwan
contact email: 
liaowei@scu.edu.tw

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on Comparative Literature
Conference Theme: The Wounded Body in Literature

Host: Department of English, Soochow University

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