category: american

embattled desires

full name / name of organization: 
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
contact email: 
andrew.monnickendam@uab.es

Andrew Monnickendam and Aránzazu Usandizaga, editors of Back to Peace: Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period (2007), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, are looking for contributions

Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular (4-7 May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Franca BELLARSI/Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
contact email: 
fbellars@ulb.ac.be

‘Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular:
Awakening, Epiphany, Apocalypse and Doubt in
Contemporary English-Language Verse’

Université Libre de Bruxelles

First Call for Papers

Down the Highway, Down the Tracks/Poetics, Geography and Geography and Location Deadline: 9/25/09

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Antonucci, Keene State College
contact email: 
mantonucci@keene.edu

Down the Highway, Down the Tracks/ Poetics, Geography & Location

2010 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
April 7-11 2010, Montreal PQ, CANADA (Seminar Session)

October 16-17 -- Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Imagining (and Prescribing) the Future: Archetypes and National Identity (C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists)

full name / name of organization: 
Brett Wiley, MVNU
contact email: 
bwiley1@mvnu.edu

Panel for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
May 20-23, 2010 at Penn State University
Imagining (and Prescribing) the Future: Archetypes and National Identity

Obsolescence. (2/13-2/15/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 
grad-conference@uwm.edu

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Obsolescence,” a graduate student conference to be held February 13-1

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)
contact email: 
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Of Pynchon And Vice: America's Inherent Other (International Pynchon Week), June 09-12, 2010, Lublin, Poland

full name / name of organization: 
Zofia Kolbuszewska, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
contact email: 
zofkol@kul.lublin.pl

While focusing on AGAINST TH DAY and Pynchon’s eagerly awaited most recent novel, INHERENT VICE, the conference is open to engagement with any aspect of Pynchon’s oeuvre and any Pynchon-related su

War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature, 22-24 November 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Newcastle, Australia
contact email: 
Philip.Dwyer@newcastle.edu.au

From the early modern period through to the present day, both combatants and non-combatants who lived through war have written about their experiences in autobiographical works.

CFP: Representations of Domesticity and LGBTQ Life, 3/18-20/2010 at CSA

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 8th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference at Berkeley, California

CONFERENCE DATES: March 18th-20th 2010

John Updike and Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick: In Memoriam

full name / name of organization: 
Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
ljohns56@uic.edu

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invites creative and critical submissions on the life, work, and influence of John Updike and/or Eve Kosofsky Sedgewic

NEMLA, Montreal (4/7-11, 2010): "Travelling Genre, Geopolitical Space, and Reception, 1775-1830"

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Bellomy, University of South Carolina
contact email: 
bellomys@mailbox.sc.edu

Transatlanticism invites us to consider the various effects of market circulation, and how generic features of genre must be equally mobile and culturally adaptive.

Companion to Charles Bernstein

full name / name of organization: 
William Allegrezza
contact email: 
wallegre@iun.edu

I'm putting together a collection of essays on Charles Bernstein to be released by Salt in the 2010. For consideration, please send a brief abstract and a vita by Oct. 1, 2009.

Scriptural Politics: Re-Imagining the Bible in 19th C. U.S. Culture [C19: Society of 19th C. Americanists, May 20-23]

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Maciak
contact email: 
maciak@sas.upenn.edu

We are soliciting papers for a panel on uses of the Bible in 19th century U.S.

Male Femininity in Twentieth Century Literature of the Americas (09/15/09; NeMLA 4/7-11/2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Harry Thomas / NeMLA: Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
harryothomas@gmail.com

This panel aims to identify representations of male femininity in twentieth century literature of the Americas, and to examine the cultural work done by the appearance and circulation of these represe

Capital in Crisis--NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Alison Shonkwiler / Rutgers University, New Brunswick
contact email: 
a.shonkwiler@gmail.com

How have contemporary writers responded to economic and financial crises?

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences www.ijens.org

full name / name of organization: 
IJENS
contact email: 
editor@ijens.org

www.ijens.org

Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
jbcroft@ou.edu; rtaylor@ou.edu

The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area is soliciting paper proposals for the Annual Conference of the SW/Texas Popular and American Culture Association(Feb. 10-13, 2010).

Update: Pop Goes the Region--the popular and the regional in literature and representation

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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LiNQ VOLUME 36 2009:

Extended Closing DATE 1 October 2009

POP Goes the Region

Melville, Media, New Media: Appropriation, Adaptation, Remixing

full name / name of organization: 
C19 Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference
contact email: 
csten@gwu.edu and wkelley@mit.edu

“Melville, Media, New Media: Appropriation, Adaptation, Remixing”

Reality Television at Southwest Texas Popular and American Culture Association [deadline: 12/15/09]

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
bell@cofo.edu

Reality Television

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference

February 10-13, 2010

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Displacement, Dispossession, and Uprootedness (NeMLA Montreal 2010 - 9/30/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Trisha Brady, SUNY at Buffalo, Dept of English
contact email: 
tmbrady@buffalo.edu

Session ID: 10296
Displacement, Dispossession, and Uprootedness

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, & Personal Narrrative CFP (Deadline: December 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 10-13, 2010)
contact email: 
mcbee58@verizon.net

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted.

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Feb. 18-20, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
William Harmon, T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
wharmon03@mindspring.com

The T. S. Eliot Society will present two sessions of two or three papers each, with a substantial amount of time for discussion.

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009, SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 10-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Janna Jones/Southeast/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
janna.jones@nau.edu

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage
Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009

NEMLA, Montreal (4/7-11, 2010): “Romancing America: Authorship and the Writing of Historical Romance (Deadline 9/30, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Sean Kelly, Wilkes University
contact email: 
sean.kelly@wilkes.edu

NEMLA 4/7-11 2010, Monreal

“Romancing America:Authorship, National Identity, and the Writing of Historical Romance”

(Re)Writing Anaïs Nin and Her Diaries (April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rspear1@tigers.lsu.edu

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You carry away with you a part of me reflected in you…
I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence.
-Nin
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ETUDES IRLANDAISES , Spring 2010 issue/Numéro de Printemps 2010 (non-thematic)

full name / name of organization: 
ETUDES IRLANDAISES French Journal of Irish Studies (peer-reviewed)
contact email: 
cauvetp@hotmail.com

The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2010 volume of the journal.
Scientific project of the review :

Food and Culture CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/ Texas Pop Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
williamL@purdue.edu

European Popular Culture and Literature CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Submission Deadline: 10/01/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/01/09

Rethinking Home: Representations of Male Domesticity (NeMLA, Montreal, Quebec, April 7-11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cecarp@wm.edu

Rethinking Home: Representations of Male Domesticity

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS: Povocative Epigraphs and Subtitles; 2010 MLA Proposed Special Session, Jan 6-9, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen E. Severm / West Texas A&M University
contact email: 
ssevern@mail.wtamu.edu

Request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2010 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA.

CFP: Call for submissions to the premier issue of Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, international, int

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, chi

Polygraph, Issue 23 CFP - Deadline: December 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics
contact email: 
partiescfp@gmail.com, polygraph@duke.edu

Polygraph 23—Call for Papers

“Parties, Factions, Organizations”

[UPDATE] Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
lfash[at]brandeis.edu

Indisputably, the categories of space and time shift massively in the nineteenth-century; technology speeds experience just as urban growth and land acquisition distort space. In 1750 it took 3 days to travel from Manchester to London; by 1850, it took 6 hours. In 1866 one could even send a message almost instantly from Ireland to Canada across Cyrus Field’s transatlantic cable. The quickening of experiential time was also tied to the spatial developments which required travel technology and created new proximities: between 1810 and 1860, while the country acquired huge tracks of western land, the urban population in the United States increased from 6% to 20%, and by 1861 London, the largest city in the world, reached almost 3 million people. This panel will consider these spatial and temporal developments and their effect on nineteenth-century English language literature on both sides of the Atlantic.

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