category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Visual Culture and Race

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
ssmith8@saic.edu

Submissions are invited for a special issue of MELUS on visual culture and race.

"Modernist Spectacles of Destruction"; March 26, 2012; MSA annual conference, Oct. 18 - 21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Hussey and Brenda Helt
contact email: 
mhussey@pace.edu and helt0010@umn.edu

Much of modernist art and writing features or reflects on images of destruction, those of war and mass violence being primary among these.

Victorian Networks - Submission Deadline March 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
North American Victorian Studies Association
contact email: 
navsa12@english.wisc.edu

The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks.

[REMINDER] "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology" Special Session MLA Boston 2013 (March 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:

Digital Culture and Environmental Practice

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Convention 2013, Boston
contact email: 
swanstro@gmail.com

This session invites projects and proposals that consider intersections between digital poetics and environmental practice, both construed broadly, as well as the implications of such connections.

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference Dec 4th-6th 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
csaa.2012@gmail.com

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference 2012, Dec 4th-6th (pre-fix pre-conference Dec 3rd)

Hosted by the Department of Gender & Cultural Studies, University of Sydney

[Update--New Dates and New Deadline!] “Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
tamugradconference@gmail.com

“Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”
April 14-15, 2012 PLEASE NOTE THESE ALTERED DATES!

Speaker: Jay Dolmage

Special Session at MLA 2013, Boston. Modernism's Straw Man: Nineteenth-Century Verse

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Kappeler / Tufts University
contact email: 
erin.kappeler@tufts.edu

Ezra Pound's iconic statement that, "To break the pentameter, that was the first heave" has covered over a more complicated history of modern prosody.

In the Margin: e-text and its readers (proposals 30 April 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Ann-Barbara Graff and Kristin Lucas
contact email: 
annbg@nipissingu.ca; kristinl@nipissingu.ca

We solicit contributions for an edited collection of scholarly essays entitled In the Margin: e-Text and its readers.

CFP: American Humor (Due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu

This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu by March 1st.

CFP: Teaching With Games - MLA13, 3-6 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Croxall
contact email: 
brian.croxall@emory.edu

Call for Papers for a Committee-Sponsored Electronic Roundtable on “Teaching and Games” at MLA 2013<

[UPDATE] CFP: At the Round Table (food writing)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Adrienne P. Lamberti / University of Northern Iowa
contact email: 
round.table.food.writing@gmail.com

Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact.

Shakespeare, RMMLA, October 11-13, 2012 (Boulder, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
respinosa2@utep.edu

This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine any theme pertaining to Shakespeare. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, gender, race, and religious studies in Shakespeare.

Representing Animals in Irish Literature and Culture Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Kirkpatrick & Borbala Farago
contact email: 
kirkpatrick@appstate.edu & borbala.farago@gmail.com

From the shape-shifters of the sagas and the simian Paddies of the nineteenth century to the Celtic Tiger of recent years, non-human animals have figured powerfully in portrayals of Irishness.

Human Rights in U.S. Literature and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session Proposal for MLA Convention Boston 2013
contact email: 
kloneill@quinnipiac.edu

Panel studies U.S. writers, activists, filmmakers who deploy human rights discourses to undermine the authoritarianism and imperial ambition of nation-states.

[UPDATE] Borges and She

full name / name of organization: 
W. C. Bamberger
contact email: 
wbamberger@hotmail.com

Deadline extended: We are extending the deadline for proposals to March 21, with papers due June 1.

Call for papers - international workshop “Beauty: Commons vs. Contests” (24-26 October 2012, University of Antwerp)

full name / name of organization: 
University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA)
contact email: 
sara.mels@ua.ac.be

UCSIA organizes in collaboration with members of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of History of the University of Antwerp the two-day international workshop Beauty: Commons versus Con

Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012 (one day conference 28/6/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University College, Birmingham
contact email: 
K.Myler@staff.newman.ac.uk

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Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012

A one day conference at Newman University College, Birmingham
Thurs 28th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton

Ecocriticism panel at RMMLA Oct 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ali_brox@yahoo.com

Inspired by the growing membership in international chapters of ASLE and the global effects of climate change and social injustice, this panel seeks papers with an international and cross-cultural eco

RMMLA Boulder Conference-- Canadian Literature and Film in English

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
christian.riegel@uregina.ca

200 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of English Canadian literature and film for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Boulder, Colorado, October 11-13, 2012.

[Update] The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadline May 14th)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadlline May 14th)
full name / name of organization:
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012
contact email:
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

[UPDATE] Debt: Money/Narrative/Belief (August 17-19, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

[Update] - We are happy to announce our keynote speakers:

Breaking Bad and American Culture (Special Session, MLA Boston 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Hardy, Rutgers University; Jesse Hoffman, Rutgers University
contact email: 
mhardy@eden.rutgers.edu, jessehoffman@gmail.com

Papers on any aspect of the television show Breaking Bad are welcome.

Feminist Perspectives on Renaissance Drama - RMMLA 2012 - October 11-13th in Boulder, CO

full name / name of organization: 
Emily King / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Emily.King@tufts.edu

This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine early modern drama through the lens of gender, queer, sexuality, or feminist studies.

[UPDATE] Politics of Form in the Transpacific - MLA Boston (01/03 - 01/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association - Special Session
contact email: 
syao@hamilton.edu and tong14@illinois.edu

Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2013
contact email: 
kristen.bennett@tufts.edu; dianne.berg@tufts.edu

Explores the “dynamic and performative process of dialogic engagement” (Katherine Lawson) as a collaborative, compositional methodology. Possible topics: synchronic vs.

Switch: National Culture in the Digital Age CFP - 12-14 October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Huston School of Film & Digital Media
contact email: 
irishdigitalculture@gmail.com

How will national cultures survive in the digital age? Will they be subsumed in the centripetal pull of global monoculture?

The Aesthetics of Debt

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session / MLA 2013 (Boston)
contact email: 
mschiebe@gc.cuny.edu

Seeking papers for a panel exploring the interconnections of aesthetic and economic debt. What exactly does the trope of "literary debt" owe to the economic mind?

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st,

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Call for Chapter Proposals: THE PHALLIC EYE: SENSATIONAL VISUAL PLEASURES IN CINEMA AND LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com

Chapter proposals for an international collection on Scopophilia, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Phallus, Sexualities and the Politics of the Gaze. Topics under consideration include:

Aesthetics and Ethics of Memory, Graduate Seminar, Aarhus 20-22/09/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies
contact email: 
memory@au.dk

For the inaugural seminar of Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies we invite paper proposals from graduate students on the relations between the aesthetics and ethics of memory.

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk: The Clashing of Ideals and Realities in American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
michelle.stonis [at] csulb.edu

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of “proper” parenting have been disseminated through popular culture.

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadlline May 14th)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television
(Popular Culture Panel)
SAMLA November 9-11, 2012
Durham, North Carolina

UPDATE - 2012 PAMLA Conference - Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights

full name / name of organization: 
Barry Hall / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bhalltw@gmail.com

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.

New Approaches to Teaching Langston Hughes’s Writings (January 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Boston, MA)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Abstracts focusing on innovative ways of teaching Hughes’s texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society.

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