category: cultural studies and historical approaches

“The Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths” Panel RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention Scottsdale, Arizona Oct 6-8 2011

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA)
contact email: 
mjansen1@binghamton.edu

“The Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths” Panel for the 65th annual RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention — October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Azzarello
contact email: 
robert.azzarello@gmail.com

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Learning a New Language: Performing Identity in Later Life (MLA 5-8 Jan. 2012, abstract by March 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Valerie Lipscomb
contact email: 
lipscomb@sar.usf.edu

In this proposed 2012 MLA special session, sponsored by the Age Studies Discussion Group, panelists examine the mutually constitutive relationship between performance and aging.

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts
contact email: 
critical@specsjournal.org

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

The Material History of Spider-Man

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Discussion Group on Comics & Graphic Narratives
contact email: 
derek@derekroyal.com

The Material History of Spider-Man: A 50th Anniversary Observance

[UPDATE] Mediascape Spring 2011 Issue: Space in Cinema, Media, and Digital Culture - Submission Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Mediascape, UCLA's Online Journal for Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

Space is constructed within the cinematic text, and the space of spectatorship is an ever-changing beast.

Neil Gaiman and Feminism Essay Collection (01 April 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker/Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
gaimanandfeminism@gmail.com

Call for Essays:

Death, Desire, Fury, and Delirium: Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Edited by Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker

Call for Panel Participants (ISEA 2011): “Brain Drain–Brain Gain: Art, Science and Technology Programs”

full name / name of organization: 
2011 International Symposium on Electronic Art
contact email: 
tanfer.emin@gmail.com

Participants are sought for a panel tentatively entitled “Brain Drain–Brain Gain: Art, Science and Technology Programs,” which will be held at the 2011 International Symposium on Electronic Art

CFP: Jewish American Writers, PAMLA 2011 (March 25, 2011; Nov. 5-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Cleland
contact email: 
jaime.cleland@gmail.com

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
109th Annual Conference
November 5-6, 2011
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

full name / name of organization: 
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal
contact email: 
attendingtheparty@gmail.com

Throughout history, the notion of ‘party’ has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms (Proposals due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Reynolds & Bonnie Roos
contact email: 
areynolds@wtamu.edu, broos@wtamu.edu

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
Central Michigan University
contact email: 
Dr. Maureen Eke <eke1mn@cmich.edu>

Inventors and Inventing in Young Adult/Children's Literature MLA 2012, 5–8 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick/MLA 2012 (Special Session)
contact email: 
kdorwick@louisiana.edu

Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.

Comparative Border Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Comparative American Studies
contact email: 
claudia.sadowski-smith@asu.edu

This special issue is devoted to the comparative study of global border regions.

UPDATE CALL FOR PAPERS ON CIVIC EDUCATION

full name / name of organization: 
Dorsía Smith Silva and Jamila Lyn
contact email: 
civiceducationproject@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

We are seeking submissions for an edited collection on

Civic Education

Editors: Dorsía Smith Silva and Jamila Lyn
Publication Date: 2012

UPDATE: Great Writing - Creative Writing Conference [UK] (3/30/11; 6/18/11 - 6/19/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing in Universities Conference
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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****Limited Call for Papers****

Great Writing 2011

The UK’s 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London

CFP: 6th Nordic-Celtic-Baltic folklore symposium. June 4-7 2012,Tartu, Estonia (deadline for abstracts January 20, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tartu. Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore and Department of Scandinavian Studies
contact email: 
pihla.siim@ut.ee

CALL FOR PAPERS
6th Nordic-Celtic-Baltic folklore symposium

SUPERNATURAL PLACES

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed “Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

Call for Papers - Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference - JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON Canada
contact email: 
mdanahay@brocku.ca

REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS

Interacting with Immersive Worlds: Third Brock University Conference on the Interactive Arts & Sciences

BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1

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 past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community.

Call for Cultural Columnists: Brainy, Artful Generalists, Rejoice!

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters
contact email: 
zarker@popmatters.com

Deadline for Applications: Saturday, 19 March 2011

[UPDATE] CFP on Environmental Performance (abstracts 3/1)

full name / name of organization: 
R. Besel and Jnan Blau - California Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
rbesel@calpoly.edu and jablau@calpoly.edu

Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Environmental Performance

‘Minorités en vue’

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University
contact email: 
c.baker@lancaster.ac.uk

‘Minorités en vue’

A one day colloquium organised by the
Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University

Irish Literatures: Conflict and Resolution (IASIL conference 18-22 July, Leuven, Belgium)

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven
contact email: 
Hedwig.Schwall@arts.kuleuven.be

Proposals for papers are invited for the 35th annual conference of the International Association of Irish Literatures (IASIL) to be held at Leuven, 18 – 22 July 2011.

UPDATE: Dreaming of Babylon: The Work of Richard Brautigan (Deadline: March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill E. Anderson
contact email: 
drjillelizabeth@gmail.com

Seeking papers to fill out a panel proposal on Richard Brautigan's work for MLA 2012.

CFP: Print Libertinism (MLA 5-7 January 2012; Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley
contact email: 
maria.omalley@briarcliff.edu

Papers examining ties between sexuality and print culture in early US literatures on topics related to libertinism, repression, race, queer identity, republicanism welcome for a proposed special sessi

SAMLA 2011- Abiding Disturbance: Dystopias in Children's Culture (5/1/2011 abstracts, 11/4-6/2011 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Dusenberry
contact email: 
ldusenbe@ufl.edu

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE DISCUSSION CIRCLE (SAMLA)
Abiding Disturbance: Dystopias in Children's Culture

[UPDATE] Cooper and His Contemporaries: 18th Int'l James Fenimore Cooper Conference, July 10-15, 2011 (deadline March 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, SUNY College at Oneonta
contact email: 
hechtrw@oneonta.edu

We are seeking papers that consider Cooper and his relationships with those figures who inhabited his intellectual and cultural landscape.

"The Rest is Silence" Graduate Student Conference May 6th and 7th

full name / name of organization: 
York University, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
tanya81@yorku.ca

The Rest Is Silence

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Cicero

ACIS-West 2011 (San Jose, CA ) - Oct. 21-23: "Ireland and Globalization"

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
spanglermatthew@yahoo.com

Submissions due May 15, 2011 to aciswest2011@gmail.com

Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama (January 5-8, 2012)

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

Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Seattle , Washington
Special Session: Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama

Graduate Symposium, May 14: From Portraits to Pinups: Women in Art and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Brooklyn Museum
contact email: 
academic.programs@brooklynmuseum.org

From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture

RMMLA African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
keliayr@hotmail.com

I am seeking proposals that examine all areas of African American literature from the nineteenth century to the present.

History and American Women Writers

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
lina.geriguisatcgu.edu

PAMLA Conference 2011, November 5 and 6, 2011, at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Panel Title: History in the Hands of American Women Writers

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

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