category: cultural studies and historical approaches

CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, Nov. 3-5, 2011, Philadelphia, PA (June 15th, 2011, deadline for proposals)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
bmm202@nyu.edu

CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/3-11/5/2011, Philadelphia, PA (June 15th, 2011, deadline for proposals)

Motherhood and Loss Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Miles McCarter/Fat Daddy's Farm
contact email: 
fdfarmpress@gmail.com

Call for essays, creative writing and art for a new anthology dealing with motherhood and loss:

Happiness and Sadness: Taiwan society and its emotional textures (8-9 December 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne
contact email: 
taiwan-studies@unimelb.edu.au

We invite submissions for papers for a workshop to be held at the University of Melbourne in December 2011 that explores the varying emotional textures of Taiwan life.

[UPDATE] CFP Justified (FX) Television Reader

full name / name of organization: 
Bärbel Göbel PhD (University of Kansas) and Michael Brian Faucette PhD (Coldwell CC)
contact email: 
bgoebel79@gmail.com / brfaucette@gmail.com

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX). Topics can include but are not limited to the following:

Women's Studies Quarterly: Enchantment

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
WSQEnchantmentIssue@gmail.com

Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Enchantment
Special Editors: Ann Burlein & Jackie Orr

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012. Call for papers – Approaches to Adventure in the Late 19th Century

full name / name of organization: 
Rebekah Greene/University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
Rebekah_greene@my.uri.edu

This panel examines the burgeoning interest in adventure during the years 1880-1901. Joseph A.

Shakespeare and the Natural World, March 29-31, 2012 (Abstracts due Oct. 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London
contact email: 
jennifer.m.park@gmail.com, walkerkn@email.unc.edu

“Shakespeare and the Natural World”, Call for Papers
A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London

Shakespeare and the Natural World (Chapel Hill: March 29-31)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Park and Katie Walker; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
jennifer.m.park@gmail.com and walkerkn@email.unc.edu

“Shakespeare and the Natural World”

A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London
March 29-31, 2012

[UPDATE] Treatment of Medieval Poetry in the Modern World (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Carola Mattord / Kennesaw State University
contact email: 
cmattord@kennesaw.edu

In the wake of Peter Ackroyd’s prose translation of The Canterbury Tales, Dante’s Inferno video game, and Baba Brinkman’s The Rap Canterbury Tales, this session will explore the various treatmen

Update/ “Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages” (26-29 October 2011,

full name / name of organization: 
university of jendouba
contact email: 
aa_sassou@yahoo.com

Call for Papers:
“Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages” (26-29 October 2011,
Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University).

Capturing Witches: Histories, Stories, Images 400 years after the Lancashire Witches, 17-19 Aug 2012, deadline 1 Dec 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University, UK
contact email: 
capturing witches@lancaster.ac.uk

But Seriously, Times Are Tough: Comedy in Recession and Depression

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
prg@uwm.edu

In keeping with the informal theme of the 2011 conference of “Play..No Seriously”, this session invites papers on the roles of comedy in times of economic distress and financial crisis.

CFP: Oscholars Special Issue on Salomé, Fall 2012 (abstracts before Dec.1st 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Oscholars
contact email: 
virginie.pouzet-duzer@pomona.edu

Oscholars Special Issue Fall 2012

Salomé: unveiling the myth

[UPDATE] Gabriel JOSIPOVICI (LISA e-Journal, special number)

full name / name of organization: 
Marcin Stawiarski - ERIBIA, Université de Caen-Basse Normandie
contact email: 
marcin.stawiarski@unicaen.fr

Gabriel JOSIPOVICI (LISA e-Journal, special number)

LISA e-Journal seeks contributions for its special issue devoted to Gabriel Josipovici to appear in February 2012.

CFP - Justified (FX) Television Reader

full name / name of organization: 
Bärbel Göbel, PhD / University of Kansas Brian Michael Faucette/ Coldwell Community College
contact email: 
bgoebel79@gmail.com / brfaucette@gmail.com

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX). Topics can include but are not limited to the following:

Children's Periodical panel at NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

Panel: “Fun With a Purpose”: Periodical Pedagogy and Early Edutainment

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

The Ethics of Pleasure in Early Modern Literature and Philosophy (MMLA, Nov. 3-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa M. Caldwell
contact email: 
mcaldwell@eiu.edu

Reflecting the 2011 MMLA conference theme “Play…No, Seriously,” this interdisciplinary panel seeks to bring together scholars interested in examining the value and uses of pleasure in sixteenth-

The Queerness of Hip Hop/ The Hip Hop of Queerness Symposium and Special Issue of Palimpsest [Due: Dec. 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard University and Palimpsest, A Journal of Women, Gender and the Black International
contact email: 
queernessofhiphop@gmail.com

The Queerness of Hip Hop/ The Hip Hop of Queerness

TEN YEARS ON – 9/11 IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Svenja Frank / Oxford University
contact email: 
svenja.frank@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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TEN YEARS ON – 9/11 IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE Call for Papers
Oxford University, September 15-16, 2011

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2012: Infighting and Rival Texts in 20th Cent. African-American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
tim.griffiths84@gmail.com

From early on in the Harlem Renaissance, many black writers knew for a fact that there was a New Negro, but most differed on the nuances when creating such a character from text.

[UPDATE] deadline extended: June 30, 2011. (mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Booker Morris, Interdisciplinary Humanities
contact email: 
morrisus@ferris.edu

Although reason and discourse are important in framing and communicating ’truths’ about the human being, increasingly visual representation is serving to communicate attitudes, histories, beliefs,

[UPDATE] M/MLA Panel: Playing with Current Concerns in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Kristi McDuffie
contact email: 
kmcduff@ilstu.edu

Still seeking submissions!

Animals and / in Romance (December 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Popular Romance Studies
contact email: 
executive.editor@jprstudies.org

CFP: Animals and/in Romance (submit by December 1, 2011)

CFP: Storytelling and Identity

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
contact email: 
caccavai@msu.edu

March 15-18: Rochester, York.
http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/

Writing Queerly (Abstracts due 9/30/11)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
jlewturn@temple.edu

Call for papers for a panel on 'writing queerly' at the NEMLA 2011 session in Rochester, NY.

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse (abstract deadline: Sept. 30; conference: March 15-18)

full name / name of organization: 
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
traumahealing2012@gmail.com

Conference:
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Serious Play in the Political Novel (Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 3-6, 2011, St. Louis)

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Cohen, University of Missouri
contact email: 
cohenss@missouri.edu

This already accepted special session--organized for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the MMLA, whose informal theme is "Play...

CFP: Masculinity in superhero comic books and films (NEMLA, deadline 9/30/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek McGrath, SUNY Stony Brook
contact email: 
derek.mcgrath@stonybrook.edu

CFP: Masculinity in superhero comic books and films

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15 to 18, 2012
Rochester, NY

Deadline: September 30, 2011.

Submit 250- to 500-word proposals to Derek McGrath (derek.mcgrath@stonybrook.edu).

SHAKESPEARE, TRANSLATION AND THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bucharest
contact email: 
sabina.draga@americanstudies.ro

SHAKESPEARE, TRANSLATION AND THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION
October 1, 2011
Bucharest- English Department of the University of Bucharest

Imagining Chaos: States of Emergency in Law and Fiction December. December 8-9 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Copenhagen
contact email: 
agraae@stud.ku.dk

In recent years, the collapse of legal structures has been a prominent theme in legal studies as well as in cultural studies.

The Tenth International Junior Scholars Conference on Sinology ( Aug 14-18; abstracts due Jun 15)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, San Diego
contact email: 
y8huang@ucsd.edu

The Tenth International Junior Scholars Conference on Sinology
Taiwan as Hub for Transculturation across the Pacific
University of California, San Diego
August 14-18, 2011

Prayer and Performance: acts of belief as symbolic communication (1450-1650), April 23-24 2012, Aarhus, Denmark

full name / name of organization: 
Aarhus University, Denmark
contact email: 
prayer@hum.au.dk

This project seeks to explore aspects of prayer as a performative act in European culture during the late medieval and early modern period, considering these findings in light of the most current theo

Conversazioni in Italia: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe

full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, Poe Studies Association
contact email: 
jason.courtmanche@uconn.edu

Conversazioni in Italia:
Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe

Florence, Italy, June 8-10, 2012

Forbidden Places and Prohibited Spaces in English Women’s Writing (1640-1740) Abstracts due 9/30/2011; NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Fabrizio and Ruth Garcia / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
FabrizioGarciaabstracts@gmail.com

In early modern England, travel has the disruptive potential to alter the female traveler as well as to question, defy, and change the shape, rules, and parameters of her social space.

out of print, the evolution of twentieth-century writing, Friday 16 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
School of Literature & Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, UK
contact email: 
info@outofprintconference.co.uk

The conference will explore all aspects of the theme to ask: Why are some writers neglected? How can we read the position and problem of writing that is no longer published?

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