category: american

The Death of "The Reader"; MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011; deadline: 3/8/10

full name / name of organization: 
Travis M. Foster / MLA
contact email: 
tfoster@wooster.edu

Papers that de-universalize "the reader" by interrogating how the history of reading can influence contemporary critical methods and literary historiography.

The Death of "The Reader"; MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011; deadline: 3/8/10

full name / name of organization: 
Travis M. Foster / MLA
contact email: 
tfoster@wooster.edu

Papers that de-universalize "the reader" by interrogating how the history of reading can influence contemporary critical methods and literary historiography.

Open call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Toni Weller, De Montfort University
contact email: 
tweller@dmu.ac.uk

Submissions of papers are invited to the international, peer-reviwed journal, Library & Information History, on any aspect of library or information history, from any time period or geographical regio

Aid, Relief or Bailout: Differing Aims, Ways, and Ends, Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring & Summer 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
contact email: 
dbroudy@ocjc.ac.jp

Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2010 issue

SOUTHERN LITERATURE CFP - RMMLA 2010 - Deadline March 1

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

SOUTHERN LITERATURE SESSIONS RMMLA 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 14-16, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: March 1, 2010

Books to Review: Summer 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South
contact email: 
cranka@nsula.edu

The editors at Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, a peer reviewed journal published quarterly from the Southern Studies Institute, invite scholars of southern literature, cul

Fellowships in Modern Literature and African American History and Culture at the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

full name / name of organization: 
Emory University
contact email: 
eachase@learnlink.emory.edu

The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) of Emory University offers short-term fellowships to support research use of the library’s collections in modern literature and in African Ame

CFO Ol3Media - New Issue: Musical! - Proposal by 7th march 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University Roma Tre
contact email: 
ol3media@uniroma3.it

In these past years the musical genre has once again gained momentum and come back into the spotlight thanks to very successful projects.

[UPDATE] UNC-CH Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition, March 1, 2010 DEADLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of African American Research at the University of NC at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script o

Short Fiction: Open Topic--Papers or abstracts due March 18, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association, Oct. 28-30, 2010
contact email: 
rcutting@stmarytx.edu

Call for papers or abstracts for the session on short fiction at the SCMLA's 2010 meeting. Deadline for submission is March 18, 2010.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE]Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text, April 16-17, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@yahoo.com

“We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient.” (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

[UPDATE] Red Feather Journal: an Internation Journal of Children's Visual Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Olson
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

[UPDATE] The inaugural issue of Red Feather Journal is now up and can be viewed at www.redfeatherjournal.org

CFP: International Education, Transnational Identities (NWSA Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Abbie Boggs, Cultural Studies, UC Davis
contact email: 
ahboggs@ucdavis.edu

A Panel Proposed for the Annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference; November 11-14, 2010; Denver, CO

Utopian Animals

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Bicentennial of Her Birth 2011; 5/1/2010

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

I am searching for anyone who is interested in contributing to, as well as editing, a collection of essays that spans Harriet Beecher Stowe's writing career.

Aesthetic Narration in Nineteenth-Century America (3/01/10; MLA ’11)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Colson
contact email: 
dmcolson@illinois.edu

CFP: “Aesthetic Narration in Nineteenth-Century America”

Negotiating (Jewish) American Ethnic Crossroads - MLA 2011 (Deadline 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
MELUS & Jewish American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
liw@sunysuffolk.edu, Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

CFP - Negotiating (Jewish) American Ethnic Crossroads

Theorizing Jewish American Life Writing - MLA 2011 (Deadline 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jewish American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

CFP - Theorizing Jewish American Life Writing

[UPDATE] Gender & Difference 20-23 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University and tbe Englisches Seminar at the University of Cologne
contact email: 
GD@cardiff.ac.uk

GENDER & DIFFERENCE, 20-23 May 2010
Call for Papers

Credit and Crisis

full name / name of organization: 
for 7th Pan-European International Relations Conference ’Politics in Hard Times: International Relations Responses to the Financial Crisis
contact email: 
nina@prio.no

Central to an understanding of the global financial crisis 2007-2009 are both economic and epistemic forms of credit.

CFP-Textual Girls

full name / name of organization: 
Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
jxr67@psu.edu

Textual girls

"Narrating Lives behind Bars" MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jonathan.abel@psu.edu

Narrating Lives behind Bars

Special Session at MLA 2011
in Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

American Literature I: Literature before 1900 (03/26/10; SCMLA, 10/28/10-10/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Tracy Hoffman
contact email: 
Tracy_Hoffman@baylor.edu

The topic is open to any pre-1900 American discourse, but discussions which include “New Frontiers,” the theme of the conference, are encouraged.

CFP: SANE journal volume 1:1 and 1:2: "Comics in the Contact Zone" and "Teaching the Works of Alan Moore"

full name / name of organization: 
SANE journal: sequential art narrative in education
contact email: 
jbcarter2@utep.edu

SANE journal is now seeking submissions for works of research, practitioner-based articles, reviews, and rationales regarding its first two themed issues.

Washington Irving and New Frontiers (2/14/10; SCMLA, 10/28/10-10/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Washington Irving Society
contact email: 
Tracy_Hoffman@baylor.edu

The Washington Irving Society invites proposals on any Irving topic. Please send a shortened CV and 200-word abstract to tracy_hoffman@baylor.edu by February 14, 2010.

"Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis" - May 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Psychoanalysis Graduate Student Symposium, Department of English, University of Toronto
contact email: 
2010splrg@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.
"The University in Crisis: Teaching, Transference and Tenure in David Mamet's Oleanna."

Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Billy J. Stratton, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
strattb@bgsu.edu

Call For Papers—Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club and Beyond
October 14-16, 2010
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Storytelling and Fortune-Telling : Abstracts due March 1st

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2011 Convention
contact email: 
sophie.letourneau@mcgill.ca

Please submit 200-word abstracts addressing the narrative conflict between foreseers and other characters in film, television, and contemporary literature for a special session to be held at the MLA 2

New Approaches to Richard Yates

full name / name of organization: 
Leif Bull/Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
l.bull@gold.ac.uk

5th June 2010

Death in Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
The St. John's University Humanities Review
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Death in Early Modern Europe

Document/Anti-Document in Asian/American Photography (Special Session proposal, 2011 MLA; 3/2/10)

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

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S.

History, Memory, and Haunting: Ghosts in American Literature - Abstracts due March 15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2011 Convention (January 6-9, 2011)
contact email: 
Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu

This special session will explore the role of ghosts and haunting in American literature and how they reveal, challenge, and remake narratives of the nation.

[UPDATE] Alan Moore and Adaptation

full name / name of organization: 
ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies / University of Florida
contact email: 
rkrueger@ufl.edu

ImageTexT is still accepting submissions for an upcoming special issue on the work of Alan Moore and adaptation.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Keese / 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

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