category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, Myth (_American Literature_) (31 May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
_American Literature_ (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

East West Literary Relations, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
mike.sugimoto@pepperdine.edu

This panel accepts a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical concerns related to the study of Asian and Euro-American literatures.

Fat Sudies Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, October 1-3, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Elena Levy-Navarro, Fat Studies Area Chair, MPCA
contact email: 
levye@uww.edu

Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2010

Early Modern Local Identity, SAMLA , Nov. 5-7, 2010 (abstracts by 05/01/10)

full name / name of organization: 
John Adrian, University of Virginia's College at Wise
contact email: 
jma6x@uvawise.edu

Even in an age of burgeoning nationhood, English men and women were profoundly influenced by—and even drew their primary identity from—the parish, the town, and the county.

Modernist Historiography (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Seamus O'Malley, Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
contact email: 
seamus_omalley@hotmail.com

Modernist Historiography

[UPDATE] Literature and Psychoanalysis Symposium: "Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis"

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Department of English, University of Toronto
contact email: 
2010splrg@gmail.com

*Deadline for proposals this Friday, March 26!*

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.

Early Modern Exclusions, 14 Sept. 2010 (Deadline CFP: 14 May)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature & Centre European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
eme@port.ac.uk

The Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL) and the Centre European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth are pleased to announce a one-day, multi-disciplinary conference on "Early Modern Exclusions" to be held on September 14, 2010.

[UPDATE] PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF POPULAR CULTURE: SPACES AND CONTEXTS. 4th International SELICUP Conference 20-22 Oct 2010

full name / name of organization: 
José I. Prieto-Arranz / University of the Balearic Islands
contact email: 
jose-igor.prieto@uib.eu

As previously announced, the IV SELICUP conference Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture: Spaces and Contexts will be hosted by the Department of Spanish, Modern and Classical Languages at the U

1st Global Conference: The Value of Work (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
vow@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
The Value of Work

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] DEADLINE APRIL 15 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Integrative Studies
contact email: 
stuart.henry@sdsu.edu

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability
October 7 – 10, 2010
32nd Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference

JNZL 2010 Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand Literary Studies.

African American Literature and the "Post-Racial," African American Literature Section at the M/MLA in Chicago, Nov. 4-7, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Laski
contact email: 
g-laski@northwestern.edu

Presumably heralding a new era of colorblindness or the end of racism more generally (if not both), the term “post-racial” has acquired a great deal of currency recently, not only in political dis

Shakespeare and Related Related Topics, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Gahan, Rockford College
contact email: 
wgahan@rockford.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Provence and the British Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
Universite de Provence
contact email: 
beatrice.laurent@iufm-martinique.fr

Provence and the British Imagination

Université de Provence 19 and 20 November 2010, Aix-en-Provence, France

Organising institutions

[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1
contact email: 
cnesmith[at]sc.edu

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are “real” or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. What kinds of “cultural work” do child characters do in literary works?

Forum on Literature, Terrorism and 9/11 - University of Chichester, UK - 29 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English and Creative Writing, University of Chichester, UK
contact email: 
R.Duggan@chi.ac.uk

Forum on Literature, Terrorism and 9/11

Other Rooms, Other Modernisms (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Shawna Ross, Pennsylvania State University
contact email: 
smr343@psu.edu

Other Rooms, Other Modernisms: Mapping the Alternative Spaces of Modernity

The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies: University of York, UK
contact email: 
bible@events.york.ac.uk

The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011)
*** Call for papers deadline: June 1st 2010 ***
7th - 9th July 2011

[UPDATE] Strange Worlds – Paths and Spaces of the Fantastic in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
contact email: 
LARS.schmeink@uni-hamburg.de

Call for Papers
1st annual and founding conference of the
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
(Association for Research in the Fantastic)

Fremde Welten

Tainted Love: Screening Sexual Perversities

full name / name of organization: 
Darren Kerr and Donna Peberdy/Southampton Solent University
contact email: 
darren.kerr@solent.ac.uk or donna.peberdy@solent.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

Tainted Love
Screening Sexual Perversities

Literature of Africa and the Diaspora; SAMLA Nov. 2010; 5/15/2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
justin.estes@gpc.edu

LITERATURE OF AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
Re-Imagining Africa

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon 27th-28th June 20011

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research in Popular Fictions
contact email: 
arpfmail@yahoo.co.uk

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon Women and Science in the Nineteenth-Century: Science Fiction and Science Education
Leeds Trinity University College, UK 27th-28th June 2011

Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation 24th September 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graham Matthews and Lara Cox/University of Exeter
contact email: 
critical.theory.online@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
The Second Annual Critical Theory Conference
Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation
Date: 24th September 2010, University of Exeter

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian

full name / name of organization: 
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

Seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need two/three more essays to round the manuscript out.

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
kbroad@gc.cuny.edu or carrie.hintz@qc.cuny.edu

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning.

“The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights in the fields of humanities” 13-14 April 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Al al-Bayt University / Jordan
contact email: 
milletunuits@yahoo.fr

The Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Al-Albayt, in collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie is honored to invite you to partici

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENSION Call for Papers: Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences Friday June 18th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rebecca Williams/ University of Glamorgan
contact email: 
rwillia3@glam.ac.uk

Please note the revised deadline for this event - Monday 19th April, 2010.

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Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences

30/04/2010 Sexuality Across the Disciplines

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton
contact email: 
sexualityacrossthedisciplines@gmail.com

The Comparative Literature Department of SUNY Binghamton
welcomes abstracts for its interdisciplinary graduate
conference, Sexuality Across the Disciplines, to be held on

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Blossombones
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
contact email: 
diane.alff@sjc.ox.ac.uk

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts.

From Ideal City to Cyberspace: Architecture and Urban Space in Utopian/Dystopian Literature and Film" PAMLA-Deadline April 5

full name / name of organization: 
Andre Schuetze
contact email: 
aschuetze@humnet.ucla.edu

This session seeks to explore depictions of architecture and urban space in utopian and dystopian literature and film, analyzing how these representations reveal ideological and social concepts of the

Beowulf & Related Topics, PAMLA 2010 (April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Noone, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
kristin.noone@email.ucr.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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