category: american

[General] UPDATE: Sirens, a conference on women in fantasy (10/1 - 10/4; deadline June 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Moore, Sirens (Narrate Conferences)
contact email: 
jessica.moore at sirensconference.org



CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 1-4, 2009
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate
Conferences, Inc.

CFP: “Bodies, Objects, and Circulation” at GEMCS 2009 (October 22-25, in Dallas, TX); Abstract Deadline: May 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Huerta/University of Texas at San Antonio
contact email: 
marisa.huerta@utsa.edu

Inviting papers on bodies, objects, and circulation in seventeenth- and/or eighteenth-century literature for a panel at the meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS) 2009.

Seeking essays for a a volume on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

full name / name of organization: 
Michael J. Meyer
contact email: 
mjonmeyer@gmail.com

Seeking essays for a volume on Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2010.

New volume of essays for East of Eden's 60th anniversary in 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Michael J. Meyer
contact email: 
mjonmeyer@gmail.com

Seeking submissions for a book of essays to celebrate the 60th anniversary of John Steinbeck's East of Eden -- publisher secured list of possible topics to address is avail from the editor by e-mail

ManuScript interdisciplinary journal, 2009 issue: 'Urges' - deadline June 30th, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
ManuScript Journal - English and American Studies, University of Manchester
contact email: 
eas.manuscript@manchester.ac.uk

ManuScript is the peer-reviewed journal in English and American Studies from the University of Manchester.

Urban Planning in the Romantic Era

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session on Urban Planning in the Romantic Era/ ICR 2009 Conference, NYC
contact email: 
sean.barry@rutgers.edu

Proposed Special Session for the International Conference on Romanticism, Annual Conference, New York, NY, Nov. 5-9, 2009

Urban Planning in the Romantic Era

Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
contact email: 
literaryjournalismstudies@gmail.com

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalis

Shakespeare Performance in Asia video archive

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Huang / Penn State University
contact email: 
ach13@psu.edu

We are pleased the announce the launch of an open-access online video archive and research project on Asian performances of Shakespeare.

http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia/

The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

In keeping with SAMLA’s theme for this year (Human Rights and the Humanities) this panel aims to examine the ways in which the scrutinizing view of the public eye impacts the construction of a chara

[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 -- cristine.soliz@colostate-pueblo.edu

We are now 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

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics” Graduate Conference and Event

full name / name of organization: 
James B. Carter/ University of Texas at El Paso
contact email: 
jbcarter2@utep.edu

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics”

New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory (deadline proposals 1 Sept. 2009; Conference 13-15 January 2010).

full name / name of organization: 
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
contact email: 
a.bracke@let.ru.nl

“New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory”

13 – 15 January 2010
Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
http://www.ru.nl/hlcs/newgrounds/

John Ashbery in Paris International Conference - March 11-14, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Antoine Cazé / Université Paris 7 Diderot - LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)
contact email: 
antcaze@wanadoo.fr

CALL FOR PAPERS

JOHN ASHBERY IN PARIS – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
March 11-14, 2010
Université Paris 7 Diderot – LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)

Charlie in the Heartland: An International Charlie Chaplin Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Stein/Ohio University Zanesville
contact email: 
stein@ohio.edu

Call for Papers

Charlie in the Heartland
An International Charlie Chaplin Conference
October 28, 29, and 30, 2010
Ohio University Zanesville, Zanesville, OH USA

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

MSA 11: Modernist Languages of Feeling

full name / name of organization: 
Brandon Gordon
contact email: 
bgordon@uci.edu

Modernist Languages of Feeling

[UPDATE] CFP - Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - (Deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

MSA 11: Aesthetic Depictions of Violence in Modernist Literature, 1890-1940

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jennifer Gilchrist
contact email: 
jengilchrist@gmail.com

Abstracts sought for a proposed panel at the 11th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference in Montreal, Canada, November 5-9, 2009.

Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue - Market

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) Special Issue on Market
Guest Editors: Mara Einstein and Joe Rollins

Matters of Taste (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Elizabeth Curtin (University of Toronto)
contact email: 
marybeth.curtin@utoronto.ca

The modernists’ innovations in art, literature, and design were not only aesthetic reactions to traditional forms—they were also critical responses to the idea of taste.

Para Sempre Poe / Forever Poe Conference 20-23 Sept. 09 (deadline 30 June 09)

full name / name of organization: 
Julio Jeha / Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Antonio Tillis / Purdue University
contact email: 
eapoe2009@gmail.com

An international celebration of Poe's bicentennial

CFP: Manufacturing Happiness Conference 9/19/09 (deadline 6/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Dava L. Simpson/George Mason University
contact email: 
dsimpso1@gmu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Manufacturing Happiness: Investigating Subjectivity, Transformation, and Cultural Capital

CFP: Migration, Diaspora and Identity: M/MLA Religion and Literature, Deadline Apr. 30

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association Religion and Literature section
contact email: 
rdykema@ses.gtu.edu

Religion and Literature: "Migration, Diaspora, and Identity." In the self-identity of many religious groups, the historical experience of diaspora is an important theme.

[UPDATE] CFP: Modern Magazines panel; Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 5-8, 2009, Montréal, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Reed / Pennsylvania State University
contact email: 
creed@psu.edu

MODERN MAGAZINES:

MSA11: Modernism and the Commodity Fetish (panel proposal)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
gradisek@gmail.com

In Capital: Volume One, Karl Marx writes that the commodity fetish develops when we "bring the products of our labour into relation with each other as values." In the process, we convert "every produc

Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference [Nov. 20& 21, 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
Program in Literature, Duke University
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

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FILM THEORY AND ANALYSIS (IN MEXICO)

full name / name of organization: 
Sepancine/Mexican Society of Film Theory and Analysis
contact email: 
mara.fortes@gmail.com

An international conference on film theory and analysis held in Morelia, Mexico from October 1-3 in tandem with the Morelia International Film Festival.

Keynote: Robert Stam, New York University

This is Nowhere: Local, Regional and Provincial Spaces in World Literature - 24 October 2009 (Deadline: June 1st 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley, Graduate Program in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
smalltown09@gmail.com

For all their complexity, recent discussions of cosmopolitanism, comparativism, and world literature have tended to privilege the global over the local, the macro over the micro, and the city over the

[UPDATE] CFP: Medieval TV Collection (proposals by 7/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

Updated CFP: Medieval TV Collection (proposals by 7/15/09)
ESSAYS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

[UPDATE] CFP: Beowulf on Film/TV/Electronic Games Collection (proposals by 12/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

Updated CFP: Beowulf on Film/TV/Electronic Games Collection (proposals by 12/15/09)
ESSAYS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

CFP - Jewish Comics (deadline October 2, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Parker Royal / Shofar
contact email: 
Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

JEWISH COMICS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL SHOFAR

Remixing Critical Theory: Literacy Theory as Literary Criticism; 4Cs / CCCC 2010 Panel; 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole duPlessis / Texas A&M University
contact email: 
nmara@tamu.edu

Eldred and Mortensen, in their article “Reading Literacy Narratives” published in College English (1992), call for the movement of literacy studies “in one important direction: into the

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

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

We are now 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

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture
contact email: 
info@thirdspace.ca

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

Reminder: CFP: Trauma and Mothering (5/1/09; book collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica B. Burstrem
contact email: 
burstrem@email.arizona.edu

I posted before in January about seeking submissions for an upcoming book collection on the personal impact of globally significant traumatic events, such as disasters or epidemics, on the work of mot

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