category: american

CULTIVATING ETHICAL HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS (SAMLA Nov 6-8, 2009; due 9/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA
contact email: 
miglesia@mail.usf.edu

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Aberystwyth University
contact email: 
myth2010@aber.ac.uk

http://www.aber.ac.uk/myth2010/

DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD : DEADLINE EXTENSION

full name / name of organization: 
UNIVERSITE DES ANTILLES ET DE LA GUYANE
contact email: 
frederic-lefrancois@wanadoo.fr

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young

DEADLINE EXTENSION : DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD

full name / name of organization: 
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane
contact email: 
frederic-lefrancois@wanadoo.fr

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Contact Spaces of American Culture: Localizing Global Phenomena

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
silvia.schultermandl@uni-graz.at

EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 30, 2009

UPDATE: Transnational American Studies (6/15/2009; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Transnational American Studies
contact email: 
jtas.editor@gmail.com

Deadline for full consideration: June 15, 2009
(Manuscripts accepted on a rolling basis)
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

Press/Reject!

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt and Craig Saper
contact email: 
burt@english.ufl.edu

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7 - 11 April 2010, Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
4dwm5@queensu.ca

41st NeMLA Annual Convention
American/British Panel Category

Philip Roth Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

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 ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10. The conference is taking place at the De Soto Hilton in Savannah, Georgia.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Writing Faculties: Intersections of Creativity and Pedagogy (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
njs16@psu.edu

Cfp Transcultural memory - a conference (abstracts by July 21, 2009; conference held on Feb 05-06, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
transculturalmemory@gmail.com

Transcultural Memory

Indigenous Pop, a critical collection on contemporary music (abstracts due 9/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Eds. Jeff Berglund, Kimberli Lee, and Janis (Jan) Johnson
contact email: 
Jeff.Berglund@nau.edu

call for contributors to a new critical collection

Indigenous Pop

jazz, rock, rockabilly, folk, country western, blues, rap, reggae, metal, hip-hop, punk

Press/Reject Essays for Rhizomes.net Special Issue September 1, 2009; December 5, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt / Craig Saper
contact email: 
burt@english.ufl.edu

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the

Contemporary Women's Writing: New Texts, Approaches, and Technologies (7-9 July 2010; deadline 15 August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Contemporary Women's Writing Network and San Diego State University
contact email: 
eframpto@mail.sdsu.edu

The Third Biennial International Conference of the
Contemporary Women’s Writing Network

In Collaboration with San Diego State University

7-9 July 2010

Mapping the Moral Domain in Alice McDermott's Novels (NeMLA April 7 - 11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Gail Shanley Corso/Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
gcorso@neumann.edu

In Alice McDermott's novels, often teenage girls show disenchantment with their mothers' values and beliefs, and society in general. Carol Gilligan et al.

"Why do they hate us?": Teaching 9/11 Literature, NeMLA April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Justine Dymond, Seminar Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jdymond@spfldcol.edu

“Why Do They Hate Us?”: Teaching 9/11 Literature
NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec

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

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan - SAMLA
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

Unearthing Ephemera: Retrieving the Extra-Poetic Work of 20th-Century American Poets (9/30/09; Montreal 4/7-11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsey Freer / CUNY Graduate Center
contact email: 
lindsey.freer@gmail.com


Unearthing Ephemera: Retrieving the Extra-Poetic Work of 20th-Century American Poets

Vampires, Parasites, and Invaders in Nature and Society

full name / name of organization: 
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas/Shippensburg University
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu OR tldido@ship.edu

VAMPIRES, PARASITES, AND INVADERS IN NATURE AND SOCIETY
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Rhetoric, Rights, and Transatlantic Modernist Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, 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?

Essay Collection: Representations of Beauty and Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Maryna Romanets / University of Northern British Columbia
contact email: 
romanets@unbc.ca

We are seeking essays that theorize the relationship between and inter-implication of beauty and violence in literature, film and art.

Critical and Creative Work on Religion and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
The Thirty First Bird Review and Press
contact email: 
thirtyfirstbird@yahoo.com

The Thirty First Bird Review is a Pittsburgh based journal of religion and literature. We are interested in both creative, and critical approaches to the discussion of faith and literature.

New Forms of Fiction: Exploring blendings and transgressions of fiction and reality

full name / name of organization: 
ProLit -- PhD Programme in Literature at Munich University
contact email: 
brigitte.rath@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Fiction and Reality. Exploring Positions in a Complex Relationship

2009 Summer School in Munich, Germany

Gay Theater from Wilde to McNally

full name / name of organization: 
ANQ: American Notes and Queries
contact email: 
rjfrontain@uca.edu

ANQ: American Notes and Queries invites submission to a special issue on Gay Theater from Oscar Wilde to Terrence McNally.

James Baldwin and Influence

full name / name of organization: 
ANQ: American Notes and Queries
contact email: 
rjfrontain@uca.edu

The Spring 2011 issue of ANQ: American Notes and Queries will address the question of James Baldwin's influence on American letters.

Rethinking Modernism, Rethinking the Child: Modernist Experimentations in Childhood (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
hphillip@rutgers.edu

Modernism has often been considered a transgressive period; however, few have explored modernism’s trespasses into childhood. This panel will consider such questions as: Who is the modernist child?

Absence

full name / name of organization: 
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.
contact email: 
slam.philament@usyd.edu.au

Absence

CFP: Terrified White Masculinity in Twentieth-Century American Literature (NeMLA 4/7-11, Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
sparadis@endicott.edu

From Quentin Compson to Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom and beyond, twentieth-century American literary representations of white masculinity reveal a preoccupation with the idea of terror. Why?

CFP: Neil Gaiman and Philosophy (7/1/09; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Luria, Wayne Yuen, and Tracy Bealer
contact email: 
neilgaimanandphilosophy@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy

CFP: Generation X HIS-Stories 8/30/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Elwood Watson, Ph.D.
contact email: 
watsone@etsu.edu

We are soliciting papers for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X male current or former academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X HIS-Stories.

Seeking a Postmodern God: Representations of the Absent Center in Contemporary Writing (9/30/09; Montreal 4/7-11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Magdalena Maczynska & Christopher K. Coffman / NeMLA
contact email: 
mmaczynska@mmm.edu; ccoffman@bu.edu

The 41st Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

7-11 April 2010

[UPDATE] 14th International Hemingway Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland 2010: Hemingway's Extreme Geographies

full name / name of organization: 
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society
contact email: 
delgizzos@chc.edu

14TH INTERNATIONAL HEMINGWAY SOCIETY CONFERENCE:
HEMINGWAY’S EXTREME GEOGRAPHIES
Lausanne, Switzerland - June 25-July 3, 2010
Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2009

Theorizing Compassion: Activism and Global Citizenship in the works of Alice Walker

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Andrew Price, Mount Union College
contact email: 
priceaj@muc.edu

Theorizing Compassion:
Activism and Global Citizenship in the works of Alice Walker

Panel to be presented at the 2010 meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Montreal, April 7-11.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended THE CITY (6/15/09; 9/24-26/09)

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.

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