category: american

[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

African American Literature Panel (3/15/09; PAMLA, 11/6/09-11/7/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian R. Adler
contact email: 
badler@uci.edu

Open call for papers:

Proposals sought for the African American Literature session of the PAMLA Conference, San Francisco State University, November 6-7, 2009.

Haunted Masculinities: Men and Their Ghostly Selves in American Literature (MLA special session)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

Haunted Masculinities: Men and Their Ghostly Selves in American Literature Proposal for special session for MLA 2009

St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities Review.

Popular Womens Fiction in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3/1/09; RMMLA, 10/08-10/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Washington
contact email: 
pwashington@uco.edu

Inviting papers (20) minutes for the Popular Womens Fiction in the

17th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference & Seminar

full name / name of organization: 
Roger W. Hecht
contact email: 
hechtrw@oneonta.edu

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

"Global Cooper"

MLA cfp -- 2 panels arranged by ASLE

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Knickerbocker
contact email: 
sknickerbocker@collegeofidaho.edu

African American Literature and Environment
MLA panel arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

"Narratives of Community" -- Pre-1900 American Literature (5/1/09; SAMLA, 11/6/09-11/8/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Lelekis
contact email: 
drlgz5@missouri.edu

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

"Narratives of Community"

Stolen Lives: Identity Theft and Contemporary Narrative (MLA 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Price McMurray
contact email: 
pmcmurray@txwes.edu

Stolen Lives: Identity Theft and Contemporary Narrative

Proposed Special Session Panel
MLA Convention, Dec. 27-30, 2009
Philadelphia, PA

2009 MLA Call For Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Deeanna Rohr
contact email: 
dr275424@albany.edu

MLA 2009 Convention
Philadelphia, Dec. 27-30

Mysticism in "America"

CFP: [American] CFP - Traumatic Memory and Narrative Memory in Ethnic American Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Kara E. Jacobi
contact email: 
k.jacobi@umiami.edu

CFP: [American] CFP - Traumatic Memory and Narrative Memory in Ethnic American Literatures

CFP: [American] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

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

CFP: [American] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

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