category: cultural studies and historical approaches

CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters, July 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University
contact email: 
mquintanales@earthlink.net, YLouis@njcu.edu

Essays, fiction, poetry, photographs and other works of art are welcome for “Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters,”

“Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home And The Latin American/Latino/a Experience” 7/30/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University
contact email: 
YLouis@njcu.edu, mquintanales@earthlink.net

Critical essays are sought for a collection titled, “Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home and The Latin American/Latino/a Experience.”

[UPDATE] UBC 39th Annual Medieval Studies Workshop 14-16 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UBC Committee for Medieval Studies
contact email: 
daniela.boccassini@ubc.ca

Quest and Conquest:
Spiritual Symbols and Myths in the Indo-Mediterranean and European Worlds

[Please note that the deadline for submission of proposals has been extended.]

Illustrating War: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Representation

full name / name of organization: 
International symposium to be held at Brigham Young University.
contact email: 
IllustratingWar@gmail.com

“I want you,” the pointing Uncle Sam poster famously proclaims, calling all American soldiers and citizens to service.

"Representations of Gendered Transnational Identity in Contemporary Literature" (proposals due 9/30/10; NeMLA 4/7-11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Women's & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kortega@uccs.edu

The Women’s & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast MLA invites papers for the caucus-sponsored panel at the 2010 Convention.

African American Contributions to Service Learning and Community Literacy

full name / name of organization: 
Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service-Learning
contact email: 
dfg126@psu.edu

The Community Classroom: Literacy Training in the Black Public Sphere will focus on literacy practices and institutions in Black American communities.

CfP: The Spatial Turn in Literary Theory - Deadline: 09/30/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, 2011
contact email: 
Julia Weber julia.weber@fu-berlin.de; Nicola Behrmann behrmann@rutgers.rci.edu

Call for Papers
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Tim O'Brien Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction, Oct. 8-10, Savannah

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, American Literature Symposium
contact email: 
tjp06@fsu.edu

“The sense of uncertainty must be very similar — the soldiers’ hearts in Iraq must be similar to the soldiers’ hearts in Vietnam.” ~ Tim O'Brien, 2005 to an audience in Valparaiso, Indiana

[UPDATE] Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
submissions@mtsuegso.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] CFP: J. D. Salinger’s Literary Legacy (July 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers
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DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES, Oct. 22-23, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio University Department of English / Quarter After Eight Literary Journal
contact email: 
klnuernberger@yahoo.com

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES
A Conference sponsored by the Ohio University English Department and Quarter After Eight

The Life and Work of Peter Whitehead – Spring 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Framework
contact email: 
greenly@earthlink.net

The Life and Work of Peter Whitehead
for a special double issue of Framework
to be published Spring 2011

[UPDATE] Reminder: Special Issue of MELUS: The Future of Jewish American Literary Studies (June 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Lori Harrison-Kahan
contact email: 
harrislo@bc.edu

Addressing questions raised by the 2009 MLA roundtable “Does the English Department Have a Jewish Problem?,” this special issue of MELUS will survey the current state of Jewish American literary s

UPDATE: TRAFFIC (Proposal Deadline June 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
ESC: English Studies in Canada
contact email: 
cecily.devereux@ualberta.ca, dms7@ualberta.ca

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.

[UPDATE] SAMLA Native American Literature Panel - Film by, for, and with Native Americans (Atlanta, GA; Nov. 5-7)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Bardill, Duke University
contact email: 
jdb29@duke.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
2010

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Film by, for, and with Native Americans

Intersections, Tensions and New Dimensions: Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies October 8-9, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
UNHContactZones@gmail.com

Intersections, Tensions, and New Dimensions:
Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies

October 8-9, 2010
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Reviews: "Inventions of Activism"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 11.3, “Inventions of Activism,” Call for Reviews

[UPDATE] Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amills8@student.gsu.edu

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion.

Star Power: Celebrity Rule in New Hollywood

full name / name of organization: 
Aaron Barlow, New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
contact email: 
abarlow@citytech.cuny.edu

Over the past twenty years, a type of film artist has become more important, perhaps, than ever before—one where the artist has taken on new power and new roles after success in one arena of film ma

Cuteness: Yale CompLit Graduate Conference: Dec 3 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
yalecuteness@gmail.com

Cuteness, or the Pragmatics of Diminution
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.

December 3, 2010

Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest: THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES 35th Annual Meeting (07/15/2010, 10/28-10/31/2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
brian_greenspan@carleton.ca

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28-31, 2010

[UPDATE] The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1 and January 1 annually

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
contact email: 
General Editor, Nancy Riecken nriecken@ivytech.edu

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research.

Bodies, Affect, Reading (proposal by 15 Sept 2010; ASECS conference 17-20 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Brewer
contact email: 
brewer.126@osu.edu

I'm seeking proposals for fifteen to twenty minute talks for the following panel at the upcoming meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Vancouver, BC, next March:

[UPDATE] Ut Pictura Poesis: Thinking about Representation in Late Medieval and Renaissance England, 1-2 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University, Kingston (Canada)
contact email: 
queensrencon@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Steven Mullaney, renowned author of The Place of the Stage: License, Play and Power in Renaissance England.

[UPDATE] TALKS AND POSTER SESSIONS FOR ISLE2: METHODS OLD AND NEW

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for the Linguistics of English
contact email: 
eugreen@bu.edu

The New England Committee for ISLE 2 invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions.

James and Terror, Midwest MLA, November 4-7, 2010 (Abstract deadline 7/9)

full name / name of organization: 
International Henry James Society / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jchung10@depaul.edu

HJS invites papers for a panel that explores James’s representations of terror and violence in his fiction and essays.

Native American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Annual Conference
contact email: 
denson@ithaca.edu

Native American Studies

Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Paul March-Russell
contact email: 
P.A.March-Russell@kent.ac.uk

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi.

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 
decadent-poetics@exeter.ac.uk

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, 2011, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

This panel invites papers on “Life Writing at a Distance,” broadly defining both life writing and “distance” as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic me

Arkansas Philological Association 2010 Conference: “Visions and Revisions” October 7-9, 2010 Fayetteville AR

full name / name of organization: 
Arkansas Philological Association
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

Call for Papers
Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the
Arkansas Philological Association
2010 Conference:
“Visions and Revisions”

October 7-9, 2010
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Transatlantic Literature and the Production of National Identities, 1870-1910

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

This panel has already been accepted by the Midwest Conference for British Studies, October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland. We are seeking a fourth paper.

Arizona’s recent attack on ethnic studies brings to glaring light the relationship between the production of cultures, racial identities, and nations. How are national identities contingent on the constitution of, or at least the appearance of, a homogeneous racial identity, which in turn, is produced and maintained through the vigilant regularization of a distinct national culture?

Querying how literature galvanizes racial solidarities and exclusions towards the establishment of nationalities, this panel takes a transnational approach to American and British literatures at the turn of the twentieth century, a transitional period where the United States increasingly came into its own as a world power. The analogy of the United States as a “child” with limitless potential and “mother” Britain as an aging—perhaps dying—parent became more complicated in the tumultuous and highly self-conscious fin de siècle. Our papers explore how the establishment of discrete “Americanness”—as a cultural and a “racial” identity—happened contra British self-making and vice versa, and how literature provided a site to construct physical and affective “race” markers. Together, we investigate how fin de siècle writings negotiated to what extent the “child” could be a discrete—perhaps superior—“racial” and national identity than its “mother.”

UPDATE: Submissions to Digital Defoe

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Faith Nelson / Defoe Society
contact email: 
hnelson@sfu.ca

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries
http://english.illinoisstate.edu/digitaldefoe/

“Surrounded by Bodies”: Contact, Corporeality, and the Long Eighteenth Century (Deadline: September 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student Caucus of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
contact email: 
n.e.miller@go.wustl.edu

Much has been said about bodies, yet the body still remains one of the most contested concepts in fields such as anthropology, art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, religion, and gender/sexu

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