category: american

"CULTURE AND CRISIS" A call for Papers for a Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph G. Ramsey, Ph.D. co-editor CULTURAL LOGIC
contact email: 
jgramsey@gmail.com

“Culture and Crisis”
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010

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MSA 11: Boxing and Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Evan Rhodes
contact email: 
erhodes@virginia.edu

This panel seeks to explore the historical and aesthetic connections between boxing and modernism, or early 20th century arts more broadly conceived.

Energy and Appalachia: Narratives of Sustainability and Environmental Justice, due 6/15/2009.

full name / name of organization: 
Terre Ryan/South Atlantic MLA Conference, Oct. 2009
contact email: 
teryan@fordham.edu

Energy and Appalachia: Narratives of Sustainability and Environmental Justice. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2009.

Transatlantic routes of American roots music [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Worcester
contact email: 
j.terry@worc.ac.uk

EXTENDED DEADLINE
Call for Papers [EXTENDED DEADLINE May 31st 2009]:
Transatlantic routes of American roots music: Folk/ Blues/Jazz University of Worcester, UK
September 12-13, 2009

EAPSU Conference, October 22-24, 2009. Proposals due July 1, 2009.

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

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

[UPDATE] Rethinking Realism in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ahwood@salisbury.edu

Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session

Popular Culture and Activism, MAPACA Conference Nov 5-7, 2009 (Abstract Deadline June 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Chloe Avril / Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Popular Culture and Activism at MAPACA (Boston, Nov 5-7 2009)

MSA 11: Death Imagery and Ambivalence about the Future in the Modernist Novel, 5-8-09

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Gilchrist
contact email: 
jengilchrist@gmail.com

In response to the pronounced intellectual, philosophical, historical and social flux of the teens, twenties and thirties, many modernist writers wavered between lapsarian despair and utopian confiden

[UPDATE] CFP: [American] White Southern Writers and the Civil Rights Movement (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas F. Haddox/Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
thaddox@utk.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Panel
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 6-8, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

NEW DEADLINE: May 15, 2009

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity" SAMLA Nov 6-8 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political, sociological, activist, and philosophical.

[UPDATE]Sex and the City 1860-1930. Women and the urban experience

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Northampton
contact email: 
LAURENCE.MARRIOTT@NORTHAMPTON.AC.UK

Call for papers
Sex and the City 1860-1930: Women and the Urban Experience

An International Interdisciplinary Conference
School of the Arts, The University of Northampton, 10-11 July 2009

[UPDATE] TULSA (NEW YORK) SCHOOL CONFERENCE (5/15/09, U of Tulsa 11/5-11/7/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Grant Matthew Jenkins, University of Tulsa
contact email: 
grant-jenkins@utulsa.edu

Conference Call for Papers
the Tulsa School
at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 5-7, 2009

Confirmed Participants: RON PADGETT, DICK GALLUP,

Wizard World University-Chicago and Philidephia (Comic Book Convention Conference Series )

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

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comic

Irish Studies at MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference.

Gender (06/20/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
e-Pisteme postgraduate journal, Newcastle University
contact email: 
meffron623@gmail.com

Call for Papers: GENDER

CFP : DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD

full name / name of organization: 
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique, FWI
contact email: 
frederic-lefrancois@wanadoo.fr

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held October 15-16, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

MSA 11: The Voicing of Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Alessandro Porco
contact email: 
asporco@buffalo.edu

In her study of voice, Adrianna Cavarero writes that “there is a realm of speech in which the sovereignty of language yields to that of the voice.

CFP: Transnational American Studies (6/15/2009; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric L. Martinsen / Journal of Transnational American Studies
contact email: 
eric_martinsen@umail.ucsb.edu

Deadline for full consideration: June 15, 2009
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity (11/15/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric L. Martinsen / Journal of Transnational American Studies
contact email: 
eric_martinsen@umail.ucsb.edu

Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity

Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2009
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Legend NEPCA (6/1/09; Queens, NY 10/23-24/09)

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
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
2009 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

[UPDATE] Rhetorics of Place: Public, Private, Secular and/or Sacred

full name / name of organization: 
Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power
contact email: 
erika.olbricht@gmail.com

UPDATED
New submission deadline for abstracts: 20 May 2009

The Rhetorics of Place: Public, Private, Secular and/or Sacred.

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
asac2010@mit.edu

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption?

Popular Romance Studies: an International Conference (August 13-14, 2009, Brisbane)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Murphy Selinger / International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
contact email: 
eselinge@depaul.edu

For decades, scholars have studied popular romance, whether in romance novels, films, comics, or other media.

CFP [Inter]sections, online American Studies journal, monthly submissions

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest, Romania
contact email: 
mihaelaprecup@gmail.com

This is a Call for Papers for [Inter]sections, the online [under]graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Romania, available on the home page of www.american-studies.ro.

MSA 11: Speaking of New York

full name / name of organization: 
Sunny Stalter
contact email: 
sls0009@auburn.edu

Speaking of New York

Hemingway's Public Voice - SAMLA Convention November 6-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Hemingway Society Panel, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mwrightc@fsu.edu

Hemingway’s Public Voice: Hemingway Society Affiliated Session

The Hemingway session at the 2009 meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association seeks to expand the current evaluations of Hemingway’s non-fiction to include its role in the Hemingway canon, its importance to 21st century American Letters, its ability to convey a public voice in addition to or instead of fame, and its effectiveness in establishing Hemingway as a Man of Letters.

[UPDATE] Southerners in Contemporary Film (06/01/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Southerners in Contemporary Film
contact email: 
cranka@nsula.edu

This SAMLA special session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film.

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011) Submission deadline: 10-01-10

full name / name of organization: 
Transformative Works and Cultures
contact email: 
Robin_Reid@tamu-commerce.edu, gatson@tamu.edu

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)

Transformative Works and Cultures
http://journal.transformativeworks.org/
editor AT transformativeworks.org

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS

[UPDATE] "Narratives of Community" -- Pre-1900 American Literature (SAMLA, 11/6/09-11/8/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Lelekis
contact email: 
drlgz5@missouri.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

"Narratives of Community"

Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship September 24-26, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities and Technology Association
contact email: 
"Michel, Andreas" <michel@rose-hulman.edu>

CALL FOR PAPERS

Humanities and Technology Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2009

University of Virginia

Special Topic:

Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship

Studying the representation of dialect in literature: how and why? (25th September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 
j.hodson@sheffield.ac.uk

The study of the representation of dialects of English in literature is a well-established field, but one that is approached with a range of different goals and methodologies by scholars depending upon their disciplinary background.

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema. [UPDATE] Extended deadline May 15

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature
contact email: 
je@arts.kuleuven.be

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)

2nd Global Conference: Heavy Fundametalisms - Music, Metal and Politics (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mmp2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics

Tuesday 10th November - Thursday 12th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

"Pop Goes the Region": Regionalism and Popular Art/Literature 31 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
LiNQ: Literature in North Queensland
contact email: 
victoria.kuttainen@jcu.edu.au

We are calling for academic papers, submissions of short stories and poems, and visual art that contemplate the intersection of the regional and the popular in regional Australia but also in terms of

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