category: american

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

San Joaquin Valley Journal Submission Deadline Extension -- February 25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Dorsey / San Joaquin Valley Journal
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

San Joaquin Valley Journal
CFP Guidelines

Special Issue of MELUS: The Future of Jewish American Literary Studies (Deadline: June 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Lori Harrison-Kahan
contact email: 
harrislo@bc.edu

Addressing questions raised by the 2009 MLA roundtable “Does the English Department Have a Jewish Problem?,” this special issue of MELUS will survey the current state of Jewish American literary s

2nd Global Conference: Fashion - Exploring Critical Issues 2 (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fashion2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Fashion - Exploring Critical Issues

Thursday 23rd September – Sunday 26th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers

Teaching the Environment

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association annual convention, Jan. 6-9, 2011
contact email: 
rjaroff@ursinus.edu

The following panel proposal is being co-sponsered by the College English Assoication and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment for consideration for the 2011 MLA meeting.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society Newsletter

full name / name of organization: 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
contact email: 
sedelste@skidmore.edu

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Newsletter is now accepting submissions for the 2010 newsletter.
Please consider submitting:

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE ON GIRLS AND ENGLISH

full name / name of organization: 
Elaine O'Quinn/North Carolina Teachers of English Association New Journal
contact email: 
oquinnej@appstate.edu

This is a special inaugural on-line journal issue of the North Carolina Teachers of English. The theme is GIRLS IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM.

Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Allison P. Hobgood / David Houston Wood, eds.
contact email: 
ahobgood@willamette.edu, dwood@nmu.edu

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

Electronic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
ljj4@psu.edu

Electronic literature is a category of textually driven works encompassing a variety of recent and emerging “born-digital” forms, excluding digitized print literature

Real Live Girls, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
ljj4@psu.edu

Seeking papers or presentations that address individual or collective challenges to the boundaries of autobiography through the craft and graft of girl personae in texts, film, art, and Web 2.0.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Northridge Associated Graduate Students of English
contact email: 
agse2010@gmail.com

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments.

DASH Literary Journal seeks submissions for 2010 issue (Extended Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
DASH Literary Journal
contact email: 
dashliteraryjournal@gmail.com

Call for Submissions

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinarity (2/1/10; 4/9-10/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern Conference on Literarture, Language, and Media
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

The 18th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM), April 9-10, 2010, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL

[UPDATE]Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text, April 16-17, 2010 SUNY Albany, Keynote Speaker: Joseph Slaughter

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)

Transgression and Its Limits 29-30th May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Stirling
contact email: 
transgression@stir.ac.uk

Transgression and its Limits

29-30th May 2010
University of Stirling

Plenary Speaker:
Professor Fred Botting
Reading followed by Q&A Session:
Iain Banks

[UPDATE] Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

full name / name of organization: 
EGAD (English Graduates for Academic Development)
contact email: 
EGADConferenceChair@gmail.com

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010.

CFP: Quarantine, the 2010 Culture and Theory Conference, UC Irvine

full name / name of organization: 
Culture and Theory Department
contact email: 
jkosakow@gmail.com

Conference Date: Friday, April 30, 2010
Location: University of California, Irvine
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: February 5, 2010

MYTH, LITERATURE, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS - 28 February 2020 - 2-4 September, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sanja Bahun, University of Essex
contact email: 
mythic@essex.ac.uk

MYTH, LITERATURE, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS
Date: 2-4 September, 2010
Venue: Wivenhoe Park Campus, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi-Ethnic American Literature, Abstracts Due 4/15/10

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association / MELUS Panel / Lucy R. Littler
contact email: 
llittler@fsu.edu

In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the “Interplay between Image and Text,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts

[UPDATE] Dickinson @ American Literature Association

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Dickinson International Society
contact email: 
ehart@ucsc.edu, satingley@ysu.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 28, 2010

[UPDATE] Dickinson @ American Literature Association

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Dickinson International Society
contact email: 
ehart@ucsc.edu, satingley@ysu.edu

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference.

[UPDATE]: CFP: Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Washington, Seattle.
contact email: 
adapt4u@gmail.com (attn: Grad Conference)

Adaptation- Call for Papers

University of Washington, Seattle. May 20 - 21, 2010.

Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
CriticalVoicesConference@gmail.com


Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals.

Asian/Jewish/American (MLA 3/15/10; 1/6-9/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Cleland
contact email: 
jaime.cleland@gmail.com

Seeking comparative studies of Jewish and Asian American literature for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2011 in Los Angeles.

[UPDATE] "Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 -Submissions due by February 26

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta
contact email: 
Arthur.case.38@my.csun.edu

Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory.

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