category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
transformingobjects@gmail.com

Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway

full name / name of organization: 
Alex Vernon / Hendrix College
contact email: 
vernon@hendrix.edu

CFP

"Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway"

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity Through Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

From freak exhibitions and fairs, medical examinations and discoveries to various portrayals in arts and literature, images of deformity (or monstrosity, used separately or interchangeably depending on context) have captivated us for centuries. The result is a significant body of critical and artistic works where these bodies are dissected, politicized, exhibited, objectified or even beatified. Nonetheless, there remains a gap, an unexplored, unspoken or neglected aspect of this complex field of study which needs further consideration.

Renaissance Old Worlds: English Encounters from the Levant to the Far East

full name / name of organization: 
The British Library and the University of Liverpool
contact email: 
row@liverpool.ac.uk

An international conference to be held at the British Library, 29 June - 1 July 2012

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now (April 27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
New Oxford Shakespeare ~ Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
contact email: 
nevilles@iupui.edu

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
April 27, 2012

Medical Economics in American Literature: Special Session, MLA 2013, January 3rd-6th 2013 in Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
heather.chacon@uky.edu

Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the countr

CFP: Early American Transnational Travel Narratives, ASA, Nov. 15-18, 2012 (1/20/12)

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
thelt2@uis.edu

This panel proposal seeks papers that theorize and study the frontier and autobiographical travel narratives as places of transnational confluence.

African Literature Special Session -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO

full name / name of organization: 
Keli Rowley/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kelly.rowley.16@my.csun.edu; keliayr@hotmail.com; kbrooks@usc.edu

For years, African writers such as Chinua Achebe, J. M.

CFP: 'Gender, Musical Creativity and Age', October 6-7 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huddersfield, UK
contact email: 
c.m.haworth@hud.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Gender, Musical Creativity and Age’
6-7 October 2012, University of Huddersfield, UK.

REMINDER: Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
School of English & Humanities, Birkbeck College, London
contact email: 
21stcentury.symposium@gmail.com

Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century.

SCMLA - Nov. 8-10, 2012 -Eudora Welty Society - Due March 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society - SCMLA
contact email: 
jtrozier@olemiss.edu

In keeping with this year’s theme of “Death and Eros,” the Eudora Welty Society invites submissions which explore the complex relationship between love and death in the modern world in the works

"Collecting as a Cultural Practice and Literary Theme in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance" (Oct. 26-27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
hvynck@thu.edu.tw

The 6th Annual International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Oct. 26-27, 2012

Human Trafficking: People, Places, & Voices - April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Utah University
contact email: 
global@suu.edu

The Southern Utah University Global Engagement Center and Women’s and Gender Studies program are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2nd annual Global Engagement Academic Conference, hel

CFP: Race, Girlhood and Social Justice in Children's Literature, MLA 2013 (Boston, Jan 3-6)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristen Proehl/ Clemson U.
contact email: 
kproehl@clemson.edu

This proposed panel will explore the intersections of race, girlhood and social justice in children’s literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

Call for Contributions to the special issue of _Anglistica_ on "Writing Exile: Women, the Arts, and Technologies"

full name / name of organization: 
_Anglistica A.I.O.N._, An Interdisciplinary Journal issued by the University of Naples, "L'Orientale"
contact email: 
Editors: Wanda Balzano (balzanow@wfu.edu) and Silvana Carotenuto (silcarot@tiscali.it).

Submissions are invited for publication in “Writing Exile: Women, The Arts, and Technologies” edited by Wanda Balzano (balzanow@wfu.edu) and Silvana Carotenuto (silcarot@tiscali.it).

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com.

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The London-Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century (1680-1830)

full name / name of organization: 
David O'Shaughnessy / University of Warwick
contact email: 
londonirish@warwick.ac.uk

The Irish became an intrinsic part of the London population through the course of the eighteenth century.

CfP Book “Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World"

full name / name of organization: 
Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
dhawan@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Call for Contributions to Book: “Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World”

CfP Book “Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World"

full name / name of organization: 
Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
dhawan@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Call for Contributions to Book: “Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World”

PAMLA Special Topics Session “The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d” (19-21 Oct 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Alejandro Lee / Central Washington University
contact email: 
leealejandro@gmail.com

This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in
the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We

CFP: ‘Reconfiguring Authorship’ - Nov 15-18, 2012, Ghent University, Belgium

full name / name of organization: 
Research on Authorship as Performance (RAP) project, English Studies, Ghent University
contact email: 
authorship.conference@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS:

‘Reconfiguring Authorship’

Thursday, November 15-Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ghent University, Belgium

CFP: On the novel Dorian (1921) by Nephi Anderson

full name / name of organization: 
Peculiar Pages
contact email: 
theditor@peculiarpages.com

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Described by Richard Cracroft as Anderson's "best, and certainly his boldest novel," _Dorian_ has languished in obscurity behind Anderson's more popular _Added Upon_.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] General Call for papers Popular Culture - Niagara Falls May 10-12, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association of Canada
contact email: 
conference@canpop.ca

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

full name / name of organization: 
Costica Bradatan
contact email: 
bradatan@hotmail.com

First Call for Papers: PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

A Special Issue of “ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities”

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] "Failure is Impossible": The Past, Present, and Future of Feminism (New Deadline: February 3, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester
contact email: 
jheck@z.rochester.edu

“Failure is Impossible”: The Past, Present, and Future of Feminism

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension for Sinclair Lewis Society Roundtable, ALA, May 24-27, 2012. New Deadline: January 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Sinclair Lewis Society and American Literature Association
contact email: 
corinnemart@gmail.com

The Sinclair Lewis Society will sponsor a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Literature
Association Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27) that focuses on the topic of women in the

The British Mediterranean, MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Barish Ali, SUNY-Buffalo State
contact email: 
alib@buffalostate.edu

Papers addressing any aspect of British writing in and about the Mediterranean. Comparative approaches and presentations that address modernity, genre, and the environment are welcome.

[UPDATE] CFP | Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group
contact email: 
gty2104@columbia.edu

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

“Moveable Feasts: New Essays on Hemingway’s Posthumous Work”

full name / name of organization: 
James M. Hutchisson
contact email: 
hutchissonj@citadel.edu

Manuscripts are solicited for a new collection of original essays on Hemingway’s posthumous works: A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light, Under Kilimanjar

Laugh so you don't cry? Contemporary Encounters of the Tragic and the Comic

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic and Romance Studies University of Delhi
contact email: 
grs.du.in@gmail.com, mazumdars@gmail.com

Tragedy and Comedy, the two classical literary forms, on the one hand continue to capture the imagination of readers and audiences across the world even today, and on the other, have generated a lot o

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Lyndsey Lefebvre, Cerritos College
contact email: 
llefebvre@cerritos.edu

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

[UPDATE] Call for Papers, International Conference on Children’s Literature: The Child in the Book

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University
contact email: 
tclra101@gmail.com

Children’s literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers, International Conference on Children’s Literature: The Child in the Book

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University
contact email: 
tclra101@gmail.com

Children’s literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years.

Bullying and Self-expression (MLA 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (special session)
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CFP - Bullying and Self-expression
Conference - Modern Language Association Convention 2013
Location - Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
Dates - January 3rd to 6th 2013

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