category: american

CFP: Race and science fiction SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest texas PCA/ACA
contact email: 
ximena_gallardo_c@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Race and science fiction, SW/TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Science Fiction and Pedagogy SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA
contact email: 
ximena_gallardo_c@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Pedagogy, SW/TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Conan the Barbarian SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Ximena Gallardo /Southwest Texas PCA/ACA
contact email: 
ximena_gallardo_c@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Conan the Barbarian, SW/TX PCA/ACA

[UPDATE] Collection on Religion and Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers (Proposals due 8/28/09; Essays due 11/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Wearn / Macon State College
contact email: 
marywearn@gmail.com

UPDATE: A few additional articles are needed for an edited collection on religion and nineteenth-century American women writers.

T. S. Eliot's Visions and Revisions — 28 October 2009 (deadline: 15 August)

full name / name of organization: 
Will Gray / University of St Andrews
contact email: 
wg34@st-andrews.ac.uk

Visions haunt T. S. Eliot's life as much as his work, and persist even as he revises his critical opinions, religious beliefs and poetic methods.

[UPDATE]Toni Morrison's Trilogy

full name / name of organization: 
Sheldon Brivic
contact email: 
sbrivic@temple.edu

Toni Morrison has indicated in interviews that the three novels she wrote between 1982 and 1997--Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise--formed a trilogy, and that this 15-year labor focused on the theme of exce

75 Years of Penguin Books: An International Multidisciplinary Conference (29 June - 1 July 2010); Proposal Deadline: 1 Feb 2010

full name / name of organization: 
AHRC Penguin Archive Project, University of Bristol
contact email: 
penguin-project@bristol.ac.uk

This conference seeks to cover the diversity of Penguin’s publication history. In 2010, Penguin Books will be 75 years old and Puffin Books will be 70 years old. Organised by the AHRC Penguin Archive Project, the International Penguin Conference is occasioned by these two anniversaries of what is arguably the most distinctive and the most significant publishing house in the twentieth century and beyond.

MATC Emerging Scholars Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Mid America Theatre Conference
contact email: 
scottirelan@augustana.edu

Two Emerging Scholars Debut Panels:
One Graduate and One Undergraduate

The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
GOING PUBLIC
Hyatt Regency Cleveland
At the Arcade
March 4-7, 2010

[UPDATE} Cultures of Recession

full name / name of organization: 
Duke University Program in Literature
contact email: 
culturesofrecession@gmail.com

Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009

2010 Mid-America Theatre Conference March 4-7, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-America Theatre Conference
contact email: 
scottmagelssen@hotmail.com

Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio
March 4-7, 2010

Going Public

CFP: antiTHESIS journal Volume 20: "FEAR"

full name / name of organization: 
School of Culture & Communications, University of Melbourne
contact email: 
editor.antithesis@gmail.com

Submissions are now open for antiTHESIS Volume 20: FEAR. Fear is one of the most potent forces affecting humankind.

Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form: Buddhism and American Poetry (9/15/09; NEMLA 4/7-11/2010, Montreal, Quebec)

full name / name of organization: 
Clare Emily Clifford / NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ccliffor@bsc.edu

Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form: Buddhism and American Poetry
41st Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec

Politically Incorrect Humor Panel for Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

full name / name of organization: 
Kellie Dawson/DePauw University
contact email: 
kelliedawson@depauw.edu

Proposals of no more than 250 words invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Politically Incorrect Humor to be presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900: Univer

edited collection - Critical Approaches to Teaching Graphic Narratives in the Literature Classroom (9/15/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Lan Dong
contact email: 
baerchendong@yahoo.com

Deadlines: proposal by September 15, 2009; essay by December 15, 2009

Modernism, Poetry, and Faith (Montreal, April 7-11, 2010; Proposals by September 30, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kelly.macphail@umontreal.ca

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Call for Papers: Modernism, Poetry, and Faith
41st Anniversary Convention
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-11, 2010

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English: October 16-17 University of Illinois @ Springfield

full name / name of organization: 
University of Illinois @ Springfield
contact email: 
scord1@uis.edu; wcarp2@uis.edu

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:

Hollywood History / Jewish History: The Past and Future of a Popular Jewish Identity (SCMS Panel) - Due August 12. Los Angeles

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Balcerzak / Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
sbalcerzak@niu.edu

A Jewish presence in Hollywood history is undeniably defined through a substantial yet complex influence upon American popular culture.

“(En)Gendering the Black Atlantic: Diasporic Bodies and Identities in Contemporary Women’s Performance Art". Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Liamar Durán Almarza. University of Oviedo
contact email: 
black.atlantic.collection@gmail.com

We invite proposals for a book-length project related to issues in women’s performance art and texts in the African Diaspora, broadly conceived.

[UPDATE] Crossing the Line: Affinities Before and After 1900 (Jan 28th-29th 2010 Conference) - Sep 15th 2009 Abstract Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
organisers@crossing-the-line.org.uk

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool and the Victoria Gallery & Museum, UK.

Thursday 28th – Friday 29th January 2010

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham
contact email: 
modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk

NEW: Conference website: www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Fiorindi and Rita Gagliano
contact email: 
lisa_fiorindi@yahoo.ca

Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Submissions – extended deadline

In his recent article “The Last Professor” (NY Times, Jan 09), Stanley Fish

Call for Editorial Board Members

full name / name of organization: 
www.redfeatherjournal.org
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Red Feather Journal is a new online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate representations of ch

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

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

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Rhetoric, Rights, and Transatlantic Modernist Fiction, April 7-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
charlotte.nunes@gmail.com

What are the rhetorical parameters of human rights? How are rights defined, and who is entitled to them?

C19 Panel: American Biography in the Nineteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Lanzendörfer / Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
contact email: 
tim.lanzendorfer@gmx.net

We are soliciting paper proposals for a panel for the inaugural conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19) to be held at Pennsylvania State University from May 20-23, 2010.

James and the Women (deadline for proposals, Sept. 30th, 2009; April 7-11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Associaton)
contact email: 
rbode@trentu.ca

NeMLA convention, Montreal, Quebec, April 7-11, 2010

New Hollywood Redux: Revisiting 1970s American Cinema (SCMS Panel) due August 15; Los Angeles, March 17-21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Maria San Filippo/Wellesley College and Maya Montañez Smukler/UCLA
contact email: 
msanfili@wellesley.edu, msmukler@ucla.edu

Hollywood in the 1970s represented America in a state of social agitation and political disillusionment just as the American film industry was consumed with its own infrastructural shifts: the rupture

Gerald Vizenor and Transnationalism (Collection) - deadline for abstracts 31st August 2009

full name / name of organization: 
James Mackay
contact email: 
transnationalvizenor@gmail.com

Contributions are sought for a collection of essays analysing international relations, cosmopolitanism and the transnational in Vizenor’s fiction.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom SWTX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
SW TX PCA/ACA
contact email: 
ErikMWalker@aol.com

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010

Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
lewestman@utep.edu

The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13,

[UPDATE]

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

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

Philip Roth Society panel for Louisville Conference and Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20.

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
d.brauner@reading.ac.uk

The Philip Roth Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20.

Skepticism and Culture Panel: February 10-13, 2010

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

Call for Papers: Skepticism and Culture
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

CJFS/RCEC General Call for Papers (Refereed Film Studies Journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Journal of Film Studies
contact email: 
cjfsedit@filmstudies.ca


The editors of CJFS/RCEC -- Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal -- seek high quality manuscripts for general topic issues on Film and Moving Image Studies.

Expanded Screens (Deadline March 1st, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Journal of Film Studies
contact email: 
cjfsedit@filmstudies.ca


The editors of CJFS/RCEC -- Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal -- seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following special refereed topic issues. The recommended maximum length for articles is 6000 words. We publish work in English or French.

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