category: american

[UPDATE] Atlantic Exchanges

full name / name of organization: 
Mark West / University of Glasgow
contact email: 
mark@mindmechanics.net

The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.

Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.

UPDATE 31 MARCH 2009

full name / name of organization: 
BAKEA HERO (EXTENSION)
contact email: 
bakea.pau@gmail.com, macelikel@pau.edu.tr, bde@pau.edu.tr

PAMUKKALE ÜNİVERSİTESİ

BAKEA
Uluslararası
Batı Kültürü ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları
Sempozyumu

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
BAKEA
International

Solitude and the Modern Metropolis

full name / name of organization: 
Ulrich E. Bach, Texas State University
contact email: 
ub10@txstate.edu

Call for Papers: "Solitude & the Modern Metropolis" @ PAMLA in San Francisco 11-6/7-2009

CFP: Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presenter Competition 5/1/09

full name / name of organization: 
Bowlus Center of Iola KS
contact email: 
frank.scheide@gmail.com

Call for Entries

Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presentation Competition

Responses to the War on Terror

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK
contact email: 
Robert.Spencer@manchester.ac.uk and A.Valassopoulos@manchester.ac.uk

Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)

Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror

Poetics of Presence [ASAP 1: Arts of the Present (10/22-25/2009)]

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Arts of the Present
contact email: 
kenningeditions@gmail.com

Call for proposals for a panel submission to the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, first annual conference.

Poetics of Presence

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Norberg/ Melville Society
contact email: 
norberg@sju.edu

Modern Language Association Convention
Philadelphia, 27-30 December 2009
Sponsored by the Melville Society

Herman Melville: A Writer and his Books

“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:

Post-American City (New England ASA), Lowell, MA, Oct. 16-18 2009

full name / name of organization: 
New England American Studies Association
contact email: 
mbattenfeld@wheelock.edu

Call for Papers
New England American Studies Association
Lowell, Massachusetts, Oct. 16-18, 2009

The Post-American City

Native American Literature and Human Rights (Nov 6-8, 2009) Atlanta, GA

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
amullis@moc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 6-8, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

UPDATE: Reception Study Conference (5/1/09; 9/11-9/13/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Reception Study Society
contact email: 
pgold@udel.edu

UPDATE: CALL FOR PAPERS CALL FOR PAPERS
RSS CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION STUDY
Sept 11-13, 2009 -- note change of date
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Keynote Speakers:

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference
contact email: 
ugconference@racc.edu

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

Literature and Pathology, May 22-24 2009

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Davis
contact email: 
jhowell@ucdavis.edu

CFP: "Literature and Pathology," UC Davis
University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA)
May 22-24, 2009
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/
Deadline: April 5th, 2009

Visions of the World: Forms, Functions, and Histories of Universalism (2009 MLA panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Koonyong Kim
contact email: 
koonyongkim@duke.edu

Visions of the World: Forms, Functions and Histories of Universalism

Call for Papers for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention,
Philadelphia, 27-30 December

CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
lundeliu@mailbox.sc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

Arts of the Present - October 22-25, 2009 (Deadline April 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
info@artsofthepresent.org

A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Launch Conference: "ASAP 1: Arts of the Present"

October 22-25, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

Plenaries: Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Sianne Ngai, Anton Vidokle

[UPDATE] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
maria.brower@email.ucr.edu

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (New deadline - 3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

[UPDATE] CFP: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
maria.brower@email.ucr.edu

UPDATE: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (new submission deadline - 3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

[UPDATE] Illustrating Literary Worlds (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
maria.brower@email.ucr.edu

[UPDATE]: Illustrating Literary Worlds. New submission deadline: 3/11/2009.

[UPDATE] Fantasy and Fantastic Literature (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
maria.brower@email.ucr.edu

[UPDATE]: New submission dealine, 3/11/2009

"Postcolonial and..." at SAMLA, November 6-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam, Emory University
contact email: 
rrisam@emory.edu

Session Title: “Postcolonial and…”

Science and Fiction: “Posthumanism Today" (4/15/09; MMLA; 11/12-15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity SAMLA Atlanta GA Nov. 6-8 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West.

"The Arts of Democracy" (Deadline June 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
SOUNDINGS: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
sounding@utk.edu

It is often assumed that the arts, and particularly the fine arts, create and sustain the kinds of social distinctions that are antithetical to true democracy.

[UPDATE] CFP: [American] White Southern Writers and the Civil Rights Movement (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 4/5/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas F. Haddox/Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
thaddox@utk.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Panel
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 6-8, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

NEW DEADLINE: April 5, 2009

Obama in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barack Obama in Popular Culture
contact email: 
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Title: Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barack Obama in Popular Culture

Contact:
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Editors: Derrais Carter & Nicholas Yanes

Human-Animal Relation (Journal Issue; August 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Worsham/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Poltiics
contact email: 
worsham@ilstu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of JAC

Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics (3/19/09; MLA '09)

full name / name of organization: 
Swati Rana, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
swati@berkeley.edu

CFP: “Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2009

Pirates and Piracy (May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Opitz / darkmatter
contact email: 
opit0010@umn.edu

darkmatter Journal - http://www.darkmatter101.org/

Special Issue - Call for Papers: Pirates and Piracy in History, Literature and Theory

[UPDATE] CFP: Eudora Welty Society Panel, SCMLA Baton Rouge, 10/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
kordonowy@virginia.edu

UPDATE: The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to March 25, 2009.

MLA Special Session proposal - Reconsidering the Transnational Turn - 3/24

full name / name of organization: 
John Patrick Leary, Wayne State University
contact email: 
jpleary@wayne.edu

In recent years, a “transnational” approach to literary history has become popular.

Looking for essays about President Barak Obama in Popular Culture for a book anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barak Obama in Popular Culture
contact email: 
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Contact:
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Editors: Derrais Carter & Nicholas Yanes
Publisher: McFarland

Deadline for Abstracts: May 25th, 2009

Description of the Book:

UPDATE: Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi, Tara McLellan
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!

Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Click / University of Missouri, Columbia
contact email: 
clickm@missouri.edu

CFP: Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

Edited by Melissa Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Lissa Behm-Morawitz

Proposal deadline: April 10, 2009

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