category: american

** Just added to the RMMLA 2010 Convention** CFP: RMMLA African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Judy Strathearn/RMMLA
contact email: 
jstrathearn@gmail.com

Recently added to the 2010 RMMLA convention in Albuquerque, NM, I am seeking proposals that examine all areas of African American literature from the nineteenth century to the present.

[UPDATE] Women Writers and Psychoanalysis Panel at the NEMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. The focus will be on American women writers’ responses to Freud.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores
Call for Papers / Projects:

Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.

We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
inquire@ualberta.ca

Inquire is a new peer-reviewed international journal of Comparative Literature to be published online by the graduate students of the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta

Bloodwork: the politics of the body 1500-1900

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Maryland
contact email: 
bloodwork@umd.edu

Conference: “Bloodwork: the politics of the body 1500-1900”
May 6 and 7, 2011 at the University of Maryland, College Park

Popular Culture and Activism (MAPACA Conference, Alexandria, VA 10/28/10-10/30/10) Abstract Deadline June 30th

full name / name of organization: 
Mid Atlantic Popular and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Popular Culture and Activism welcomes papers or presentations that

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context: New perspectives for Young Researchers (17-18 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
contact email: 
bridging-the-gaps@uvigo.es

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students.

"Immigration against Empire" Abstracts: Aug. 1 Papers: Oct. 1

full name / name of organization: 
pro/visions
contact email: 
provisions.editors@gmail.com

Recently the political theory regarding (global) capitalism, nation-states and international organizations has been re-conceptualized.

CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters, July 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University
contact email: 
mquintanales@earthlink.net, YLouis@njcu.edu

Essays, fiction, poetry, photographs and other works of art are welcome for “Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters,”

“Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home And The Latin American/Latino/a Experience” 7/30/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University
contact email: 
YLouis@njcu.edu, mquintanales@earthlink.net

Critical essays are sought for a collection titled, “Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home and The Latin American/Latino/a Experience.”

Illustrating War: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Representation

full name / name of organization: 
International symposium to be held at Brigham Young University.
contact email: 
IllustratingWar@gmail.com

“I want you,” the pointing Uncle Sam poster famously proclaims, calling all American soldiers and citizens to service.

"Representations of Gendered Transnational Identity in Contemporary Literature" (proposals due 9/30/10; NeMLA 4/7-11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Women's & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kortega@uccs.edu

The Women’s & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast MLA invites papers for the caucus-sponsored panel at the 2010 Convention.

[UPDATE] Eudora Welty Review. Deadline for Vol. 3 (2011): Aug. 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Review (published by Dept. of English, Georgia State University)
contact email: 
ewn@langate.gsu.edu

The Eudora Welty Review, formerly the Eudora Welty Newsletter, is an annual journal published each spring that encourages research and scholarship on Welty and wider reading and teaching of her work.

Poems, Artworks (Photos, Paintings and Drawings) Invited for Harvests of New Millennium, Jan. 2011 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
editormuses@yahoo.com

The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry.

Tim O'Brien Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction, Oct. 8-10, Savannah

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, American Literature Symposium
contact email: 
tjp06@fsu.edu

“The sense of uncertainty must be very similar — the soldiers’ hearts in Iraq must be similar to the soldiers’ hearts in Vietnam.” ~ Tim O'Brien, 2005 to an audience in Valparaiso, Indiana

[UPDATE] Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
submissions@mtsuegso.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] CFP: J. D. Salinger’s Literary Legacy (July 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers
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DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES, Oct. 22-23, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio University Department of English / Quarter After Eight Literary Journal
contact email: 
klnuernberger@yahoo.com

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES
A Conference sponsored by the Ohio University English Department and Quarter After Eight

Western Literature Association Conference October 20-23 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
gioia.woods@nau.edu

Western Performances
Western Literature Association’s 45th Annual Conference
October 20th – October 23rd, 2010, Prescott, Arizona

GSU's Graduate Conference (New Voices) on Humor -- Oct. 7-9, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"/Georgia State University-English Department
contact email: 
NewVoices@langate.gsu.edu

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

Religion and Popular Culture: Revised CFP and Deadline Extended to June 30

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture (MAP/ACA)
contact email: 
Dr. Pamela Detrixhe: pamela.detrixhe@temple.edu & p.detrixhe@verizon.net or Dr. Anthony Zias: adzias@comcast.net

We are especially interested in papers that pertain to the following topic:

The Popularity of the End Times

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 3 (2011): Aug. 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Review (published by Dept. of English, Georgia State University)
contact email: 
ewn@langate.gsu.edu

The Eudora Welty Review, formerly the Eudora Welty Newsletter, is an annual journal published each spring that encourages research

The Life and Work of Peter Whitehead – Spring 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Framework
contact email: 
greenly@earthlink.net

The Life and Work of Peter Whitehead
for a special double issue of Framework
to be published Spring 2011

[UPDATE] Reminder: Special Issue of MELUS: The Future of Jewish American Literary Studies (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

[UPDATE] SAMLA Native American Literature Panel - Film by, for, and with Native Americans (Atlanta, GA; Nov. 5-7)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Bardill, Duke University
contact email: 
jdb29@duke.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
2010

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Film by, for, and with Native Americans

Intersections, Tensions and New Dimensions: Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies October 8-9, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
UNHContactZones@gmail.com

Intersections, Tensions, and New Dimensions:
Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies

October 8-9, 2010
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Reviews: "Inventions of Activism"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 11.3, “Inventions of Activism,” Call for Reviews

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society Conference (3/31-4/2/2011) (Deadline: 1/15/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Boyd Rioux
contact email: 
aeboyd@uno.edu

From Claremont to Cairo: Geographies of Space, (Dis)Location, and Travel in the Writings of Constance Fenimore Woolson and her Contemporaries

[UPDATE] Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amills8@student.gsu.edu

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion.

Cuteness: Yale CompLit Graduate Conference: Dec 3 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
yalecuteness@gmail.com

Cuteness, or the Pragmatics of Diminution
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.

December 3, 2010

Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest: THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES 35th Annual Meeting (07/15/2010, 10/28-10/31/2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
brian_greenspan@carleton.ca

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28-31, 2010

Utopian Animals

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

This panel has already been accepted by the Society for Utopian Studies 35th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 28-31, 2010. We are seeking a fourth paper.

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation with a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.” This panel explores the function of non-human animals in twentieth-century imagined communities. How do animals serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Bodies, Affect, Reading (proposal by 15 Sept 2010; ASECS conference 17-20 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Brewer
contact email: 
brewer.126@osu.edu

I'm seeking proposals for fifteen to twenty minute talks for the following panel at the upcoming meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Vancouver, BC, next March:

James and Terror, Midwest MLA, November 4-7, 2010 (Abstract deadline 7/9)

full name / name of organization: 
International Henry James Society / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jchung10@depaul.edu

HJS invites papers for a panel that explores James’s representations of terror and violence in his fiction and essays.

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