category: american

Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due 12/1/09

full name / name of organization: 
Edited Volume
contact email: 
teofilo@ohio.edu

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Double Agencies: Parsing Dissent between LGBITQ Studies and Queer Theory--NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Raji Singh Soni, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 41st Annual Convention
contact email: 
raji.soni@queensu.ca

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
41st Annual Convention
Gay/Lesbian Area Panel
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
http://www.nemla.org/convention/montreal.html

National Central University Journal of Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
National Central University Journal of Humanities
contact email: 
JH@ncu.edu.tw

National Central University Journal of Humanities

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk

Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 1 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk.

[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

full name / name of organization: 
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009

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Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (conference 4/2010; abstract due 9/30/09)

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

Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (panel name)

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. How are changing experiences of time and space represented in literary descriptions or emplotment? How do spatio-temporal concerns relate to literary markets and publishing trends such as serialization—that stretching of a story across time in a certain allotted space? Can we graft these notions of changing space and time onto actual events represented in literature? Those who fought or witnessed the Civil War knew they were experiencing a historical moment, one out of time, as they were within it. How do these spatio-temporal concerns relate to imperialism? How do they play out for immigrants, displaced persons, or colonized subjects? Papers focusing on any result of the manner in which time and space experientially alter within the nineteenth-century are welcome.

New World Histories: Contemporary Literature and the Early Americas (5/28/09; 5/13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer James/Early American Borderlands Conference
contact email: 
jcj@gwu.edu

New World Histories: Contemporary Literature and the Early Americas

Division Street, U.S.A.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee
contact email: 
utamst09@gmail.com

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25,

{Update} Deadline Extended SAMLA GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES

full name / name of organization: 
Jamie Libby Boyle, University of South Carolina
contact email: 
boylej@mailbox.sc.edu

Deadline extended to June 15, 2009.

GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES
“Curved Like a Road through Mountains”: Protest and Possibilities, or Sites and Spaces for the Work of Human Rights

NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
elia.eliev@etu.hesge.ch

“Re-Defining / Re-Mapping Queer Identities”
Chair: Elia Eliev (Geneva University of Art & Design)
Co-Chair: Daniel Barney (Geneva University of Art & Design)

[UPDATE] The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters
contact email: 
Anna_Lee@frontiernet.net -- cathernr@stedwards.edu -- csoliz@csoliz.com

We are accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled “Stories the Land Holds.” The editors are

Completely LOST: Going Back to TV's Most Elusive Island

full name / name of organization: 
Randy Laist/NeMLA
contact email: 
rlaist2000@yahoo.com

Call for Papers

Completely LOST: Going Back to TV's Most Elusive Island

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

“Ah Got De Law in My Mouth”: Black Women Writing Justice

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
cdj@ucla.edu

Call for Papers
“Ah Got De Law in My Mouth”: Black Women Writing Justice

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

Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University; Iraj Omidvar/Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
aricha31@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” in 2010/2011.

Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex' -- NEMLA Quebec Apr 7-11 2010

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

“Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex”

Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex'

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

Like Godot, a proper translation of Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' is never here, it is always 'still on the way.' Since it now appears that we may finally get the long-awaited new

There’s nothing so sensible as sensual inundation”: Mary Oliver’s Search for Transcendence (NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jen.riley@umassd.edu

Poet Mary Oliver has often been criticized by feminist critics for her close association of women with nature, an association some believe put the woman poet in danger of losing her identity and abili

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago
contact email: 
ucgradconf@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009

Call for Papers for ELN 48.1 "Genre and Affect" (10/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
English Language Notes
contact email: 
eln2@colorado.edu

ELN 48.1
Spring/Summer 2010
“Genre and Affect”

T. S. Eliot Society Peer Seminar, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
jayme.stayer@gmail.com

Peer Seminar: Mid-Century Eliot

T. S. Eliot Society Annual Conference, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

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

The 30th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 25–27, 2009

Call for Papers

1st Global Conference: Bullying and the Abuse of Power. From the Playground to International Relations (November 2009, Salzburg)

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

1st Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power:
From the Playground to International Relations

Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus

"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

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