category: american

The Artfulness of Play: Bridging Creative and Theoretical Discourses (Sept 25 - 27, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Western Ontario, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism
contact email: 
theoryconference@gmail.com

Children, athletes, actors, and musicians all play. Can academics play too? What do we play?

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College

full name / name of organization: 
Brian E. Butler/UNC-Asheville & Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
contact email: 
bbutler@unca.edu

Call for papers and panel proposals.
All disciplines invited.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College
An International Conference
October 9-11, 2009

Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body--M/MLA (November 12-15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Cammie M. Sublette
contact email: 
csublett@uafortsmith.edu

Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body.
Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2009.

SAMLA 2009 Session: Teaching Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Luria/ SAMLA
contact email: 
luria@mailbox.sc.edu

Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
Open Topic

2nd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - October 16-17, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta – Xi Alpha Chapter

present

[UPDATE] Charles Bernstein Collection

full name / name of organization: 
William Allegrezza
contact email: 
wallegre@iun.edu

I am seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming

[UPDATE] Charles Bernstein Collection

full name / name of organization: 
William Allegrezza
contact email: 
wallegre@iun.edu

I am seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming

Experimental Poetry and Form, 4/25

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA
contact email: 
wallegre@iun.edu

"Finding Form in Contemporary Innovative Poetry." Many innovative poets have begun to re-incorporate, redevelop, or find new forms based on techniques such as counting.

The City (September 24-26 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
tiffany.e.kriner@wheaton.edu

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city.

Reception Study and Genre Studies

full name / name of organization: 
James L. Machor, Kansas State University
contact email: 
machor@ksu.edu

Papers proposals are invited for a session on the relation between reception study and genre study, which is being organized for the Reception Study Society Conference in September 2009 at Purdue Univ

CFP: “Modernism and Trust” at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
John Attridge (Université Paris 7); Leonard Diepeveen (Dalhousie University)
contact email: 
attridge.j@gmail.com

Modernism and Trust at MSA 11, Nov 5-8, 2009

The Jewish Woman and Her Body

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, Youngstown State University
contact email: 
hjsinnreich@ysu.edu

The Jewish Woman and her Body
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
March 7-9, 2010

Call for Papers deadline: October 1, 2009

CFP: [Transatlantic] Atlantikos (5/1/09; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship
contact email: 
atlantik@msu.edu

Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship

Atlantikos seeks articles, position pieces, and book reviews for its Spring 2009 and Fall 2009 issues.

New Journal - Journal of Jewish Identities

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Jewish Identities
contact email: 
hjsinnreich@ysu.edu

The Journal of Jewish Identities is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed forum for contesting ideas and debates concerning the formations of, and transformations in, Jewish identities in its various asp

Short Story: Stories with Histories. MMLA St. Louis Nov. 12-15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Shiela Pardee / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
spardee@semo.edu

Short Story: Stories with Histories. Short stories are a literary genre especially given to migration, appearing in different formats and venues as they are expanded into novels, reprinted in different collections,

[UPDATE]Graduate Symposium--Spatialities--Keynote: Sharon Marcus

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

CFP: Poetry Collection on Adoption

full name / name of organization: 
Jesse W. Goolsby / Department of English, United States Air Force Academy
contact email: 
poetrycfp@gmail.com

This is a call for poetry submissions for a collection thematically centered on adoption. All types of poetry and prose poems are acceptable up to 500 words.

The Global and the Local in Contemporary Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages, West Virginia University
contact email: 
WVUCOLL@ MAIL.WVU.EDU

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Global and the Local
in Contemporary Literature and Film

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Thirty-Third Colloquium on Literature and Film
October 8-10, 2009

[UPDATE] Bangor University postgraduate Truth and Lies interdisciplinary conference.

full name / name of organization: 
Bangor University
contact email: 
bucahconference@googlemail.com

Truth and Lies: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
June 11th - 12th

Organized by the College of Arts and Humanities, Bangor University, Wales

Call for Papers

(UPDATE) American Identity, Toulouse, France June 10-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toulouse, France
contact email: 
harding@univ-tlse2.fr

Reminder:
International Conference
organized by G.E.N.A. (Groupe d’Etudes Nord-Américaines)
Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, C.A.S.
France
June 10-11, 2010

CFP: Agri-LIterature (MMLA, 6/1/09, 11/12-15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jarthur@centralmethodist.edu

"Agri-Literature." This panel will address the way recent American literature responds to the disappearance of the family farm.

'Migratory Passings': Poetry and the Visual Arts (Proposed MMLA Special Session--November 12, 2009-November 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Magdelyn Hammond Helwig/Western Illinois University
contact email: 
MH-Helwig@wiu.edu

In The Necessary Angel, Wallace Stevens argues that the relationship between arts is migratory, similar to the relationship between the external and internal worlds: “The world about us wou

English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

full name / name of organization: 
Strathy Language Unit and the Department of English at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
contact email: 
jm27@queensu.ca

Proposals for papers, panels, and research seminars are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on the social, historical and political contexts of English-language dictionaries (unilingual or bil

Southern Lit. and Pop Culture area of MPCA/ MACA

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Canavan/ Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Associat

CFP for “Film Grammar and Literary Modernism” at MSA 11, Montreal, Quebec. Nov. 5-7, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
Laurel Harris/CUNY Graduate Center
contact email: 
laurel_e_harris@yahoo.com

MSA 11: Languages of Modernism
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
November 5-8, 2009

[UPDATE--Extended Deadline] 17th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference and Seminar (July 12-17, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Roger W. Hecht, Department of English, SUNY Oneonta
contact email: 
hechtrw@oneonta.edu

Call for Papers
17th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference and Seminar
SUNY, Oneonta
July 12-17, 2009

"Global Cooper"

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and the 1930s - MLA 2009

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

We are looking for a third panelist for a proposed MLA special session organized around the response of Southern writers to the dislocations that the South experienced in the 1930s as a result of the

Southern Literature and the 1930s

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

We’re looking for a third panelist for a proposed special session centering around Southern Literature and the 1930s. Judged “the Nation’s No.

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)
contact email: 
mctwo@princeton.edu

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)
contact email: 
mctwo@princeton.edu

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

MAP/ACA War Area 6/15/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association -- War Area
contact email: 
redmanx999@gmail.com



War Area / 2009 Conference of the Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Hilton Boston Logan Airport Boston MA 11/5-11/7/2009

LOST Multicontributor Collection

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

“Lost” Multicontributor Collection

Stefan Zweig’s Transatlantic Connections, Oct 1-3 2009

full name / name of organization: 
SUNY Fredonia
contact email: 
vanweseb@fredonia.edu

Papers are invited for an international Stefan Zweig Symposium to be held at SUNY Fredonia on Oct 1-3 2009.

Obama and African American Autobiography (7/24/09; 11/12/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
contact email: 
wrountree@nccu.edu

Call for Papers

Fifth African American Literature Symposium

“It’s A New Day: The Vicissitude of African American Autobiography from Briton Hammon to Barack Obama”

Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
contact email: 
footnotesconference@gmail.com

“These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go...” –Infinite Jest

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