category: american

Culture Code Nature Machine: Interdisciplinary Conference on Semiotics, UM-Ann Arbor, March 12-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Semiotics Rackham Interdisciplinary Work Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
semiotics2010@gmail.com

**INAUGURAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON SEMIOTICS**

(inter)disciplinarities: The “New Relationality”? (April 24-25, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria's Cultural, Social, and Political Thought Graduate Conference
contact email: 
saggcster@gmail.com

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[UPDATE] Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: Feb 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities
contact email: 
ahalouisville.com

The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics (http://ahalouisville.com) at the University of Louisville announces the annual University

Justice, Law, and Literature March-May

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow; Abstracts Due 3/1/10

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
uriconference2010@gmail.com


“Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories”
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island

New England Women's Studies Conference (April 30th-May 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
New England Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
jen.riley@umassd.edu

UPDATED CFP for the New England Women’s Studies Conference


Filmmaker and Activist Rory Kennedy (keynote speaker)

Health in Women's Writing (proposed special session MLA 2011): abstracts by March 4

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Donohue/Modern Language Association--Special Session
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Representations of Health and Well-Being in 19th- and Early-20th-Century American Women's Writing.

The Human Condition Series: 3rd Biennial International, Multidisciplinary Conference: “EROS 2010”

full name / name of organization: 
Toivo Koivukoski
contact email: 
EROSabstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com

THE HUMAN CONDITION SERIES: 3rd Biennial International,
Multidisciplinary Conference: "EROS 2010"
May 21-22, 2010
Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

Representation and the Problem of Democracy (3/15/10; MLA '11)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Colson, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
dmcolson@illinois.edu

CFP: “Representation and the Problem of Democracy”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2011

Recent Animated Films

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
smrybin@comcast.net

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking articles (between 4000 and 5000 words) for a special dossier on recent animated films.

After the Wire (MLA, 6-9 Jan 2011 in Los Angeles - Deadline 2 March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2011
contact email: 
afterthewire@gmail.com

This panel will discuss the cultural and intellectual legacy of 'The Wire,' organized around its critique of neoliberal institutions and its place in the social-realist tradition.

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).

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