category: american

Speaking of Grief: Death and Language in Modernism (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Moore (Queen's University, Canada)
contact email: 
4dwm5@queensu.ca

If the Holocaust motivated aesthetic theorists and writers to rethink the premise of the literary mode altogether, stated in one form by Theodore Adorno in his 1951 claim that to write “poetry after

CFP: Humor & Horror/SF/Fantasy - Detroit, MI, 10.30-11.1.09

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest PCA/ACA
contact email: 
jdowell@msu.edu

Dear Humor / Horror, SF, Fantasy Scholar:

Literacy Narrative(s) and Human Dignity; Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC / 4Cs); Deadline 4/22

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


This panel submission to the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) will examine literacy narratives (broadly defined) that show a link between human dignity and the acquisition or practice of literacy (reading or writing), or the influence of literacy on interpersonal communication and relationships.

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture Panel - Proposals May 1 2009 - Conference October 30-November 1 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

[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:

Re(Viewing) the Landscape of Visual Rhetoric: Topics in Visual Rhetoric; SAMLA Conf. Nov 6-8, 2009; Abstracts Due May 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Hocks, English Dept, Georgia State University
contact email: 
mhocks@gsu.edu

RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC

DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS: DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE), Department of English, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
contact email: 
9bc.eacs@phil.muni.cz

CALL FOR PAPERS
DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS:
DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE
9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies
Organized and hosted by:

"Experiments in Democracy: Performing an Interracial and Multicultural America" - ASTR conf. (11/11-11/15/09; deadline 5/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
contact email: 
shandelj@arcadia.edu

Conveners: Cheryl Black, University of Missouri, Columbia; Jonathan Shandell, Arcadia University:
blackc@missouri.edu; shandelj@arcadia.edu

Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2009

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Saunders/ Department of English, University of Oregon
contact email: 
ben@uoregon.edu

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

Location: The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: October 23-24, 2009

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Herrera/ University of Akron
contact email: 
njb9@uakron.edu

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

TIMEFRAMES - DUNDEE COMICS CONFERENCE - PROPOSALS 15th May 2009 / CONFERENCE 28th June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Timeframes: Narrative and Sequence in Comics
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time.

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk

“The Future ain't what it used to be” is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee.

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture (no deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
contact email: 
tstrecker@bsu.edu

Deadline extended: Early Twentieth-Century Communications: Literatures, Philosophies, Technologies

full name / name of organization: 
Emile Bojesen / University of Winchester
contact email: 
emile.bojesen@winchester.ac.uk

Deadline extended: Early Twentieth-Century Communications: Literatures, Philosophies, Technologies

11 and 12 September 2009 at The University of Winchester

Violent Migrations: M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009 (deadline 4/15/09)

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

M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009
Title: Violent Migrations
Chair/Organizer: Trisha Brady
Affiliation: S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Dept. of English
Email: tmbrady@buffalo.edu

Description:

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; Call for papers is now closed)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat
contact email: 
animeno13@gmail.com

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children’s literature.

The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories & Ideology [publication]

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: Translation, Performance and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900-1950: International Dialogues. Comparative Drama Special Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Wrigley
contact email: 
amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk


Blowing Up Babel -- MSA 11 Nov 5-8 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Bruzelius / Smith College
contact email: 
mbruzeli@smith.edu

for MSA 11 -- The Languages of Modernism, nov 5-8-2009

Blowing up Babel - escaping language in modernism
Margaret Bruzelius

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

[UPDATE] ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Jones
contact email: 
envirolit@gmail.com

The Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature (forthcoming from Facts on File in 2010), is seeking contributors for entries on a wide variety of authors and works, including a host of America'

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for Submissions to Southern Women Writers Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
swwc@berry.edu

Call for Papers and Creative Submissions
Eighth Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
September 24-26, 2009

“Dark Migrations: Territorializing the Savage Body” MMLA November 12-15 2009, abstract due April 20.

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Aziz, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
jeffaziz@pitt.edu

This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the “savage” West.

Update: Girls Interrupted (Collection, 5/1/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Rich, Hofstra University
contact email: 
Jennifer.A.Rich@hofstra.edu

Girls Interrupted: Disruptions of/by the Sex/Gender System

"Imagining Frontiers: Identity and Movement in Early American Literature" M/MLA; 4/15/09; 11/12-15/09

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

"Imagining Frontiers: Identity and Movement in Early American Literature." In keeping with the conference theme, "Migration," this panel will examine the ways in which the issues of emigration, migrat

Transnational/Global Beats

full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Grace & Jennie Skerl
contact email: 
NGrace@wooster.edu, jskerl@wcupa.edu

Call For Papers
Transnational/Global Beats: A Collection of Essays
Editors: Jennie Skerl and Nancy Grace
Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2009

New Voices 2009: The Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse (October 22-24, 2009) [GRADUATE]

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Conference: Georgia State University Graduate English Assoc.
contact email: 
NewVoices@langate.gsu.edu

The 10th Annual New Voices Graduate Student Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language.

“Between Modernism and the Lyric” at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Reena Sastri
contact email: 
rs531@york.ac.uk

Current work on lyric often sets Romantic interiority against postmodernist models of how language shapes the subject from without.

MPCA/ACA: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction, 30 Oct - 1 Nov, 2009, Detroit, MI -- Deadline 30 April

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
briley@colum.edu

Call for Papers: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction

2009 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 30 - November 01, 2009

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Bibliography and Textual Studies at SCMLA 2009

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lasquires@mail.utexas.edu

SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009

Deadline: April 8, 2009

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (July 10, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Mark Robinson /Bates College
contact email: 
trobinso@bates.edu

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (July 10, 2009)



Speaking of Grief: Death and Language in Modernism (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Moore (Queen's University, Canada)
contact email: 
4dwm5@queensu.ca

If the Holocaust motivated aesthetic theorists and writers to rethink the premise of the literary mode altogether, stated in one form by Theodore Adorno in his 1951 claim that to write “poetry after

1759: MAKING AND UNMAKING EMPIRES

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian and Northeast American Societies for 18th-Century Studies
contact email: 
confe18c@uottawa.ca

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

Call for Panels and Papers for a conference to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 5-8 November 2009

on the theme

1759: MAKING AND UNMAKING EMPIRES

International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress (October 13-16, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Izmir, TURKEY
contact email: 
info@imwc2009.org

Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.

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