category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Tragedy/The Tragic in Asian American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Calling papers for possible panel at MLA 2012-13
contact email: 
sgardam@gmail.com

This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:

Race and Metaphor in 19th/20th Century American Literature and Thought (MLA Boston; abstracts due March 10, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Morgan
contact email: 
tmorgan2@udayton.edu

Race and Metaphor in 19th/20th Century American Literature and Thought
MLA Special Session
January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA
Abstract Deadline: March 10, 2012

Other Islands: Shaw, Beckett, and World Literature (MLA 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association / Boston, MA
contact email: 
lawrence.switzky@utoronto.ca

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Despite their considerable differences, Bernard Shaw and Samuel
Beckett were born into an Anglo-Irish axis but envisioned worlds

CFP - Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

full name / name of organization: 
Royal College of Art, London, UK
contact email: 
nathaniel.beard@network.rca.ac.uk

CFP - Call for Papers

FASHIONING THE CITY:
Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

An International Inter-disciplinary Conference

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)

Call for panellists: Domesticating ‘India’ in 17th-Century England (deadline: 29 February 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Anderson
contact email: 
s.anderson@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Panel proposal for "Renaissance Old Worlds: English Encounters from the Levant to the Far East", The British Library, 29 June-1 July 2012.

Call for Application - UCSIA Summer School "Culture, Religion and Society" (26 August - 2 September 2012, Antwerp, Belgium)

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

Call for applications
2012 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society”
Sunday 26 August - Sunday 2 September (dates of arrival and departure)
Antwerp, Belgium

Sex, Courtship and Marriage in Victorian Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Victorian Network
contact email: 
victoriannetwork@gmail.com

Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed (from 2012) online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.

Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook": Fifty Years On (MLA 2013, 3-6 Jan, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Society
contact email: 
DorisLessingSociety@gmail.com

The Doris Lessing Society invites submissions for its annual panel at the MLA Convention in Boston, 3-6 January, 2013.

Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.

full name / name of organization: 
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email: 
clsa@mail.sfsu.edu

2012 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2012.

Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct. 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Wesley Beal
contact email: 
wesley.beal@lyon.edu

The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism.

Wunderkino 2-- On The Varieties of Cinematic Experience; abstracts 4/11/2012; symposium 7/26-28/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
contact email: 
symposium@wunderkino.org

Wunderkino (“wonder-cinema”) are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement, and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understanding

II Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - Peripheral Modernities - Lisbon, July 9-14 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Lisbon Consortium - FCH|UCP
contact email: 
lxconsortium@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

The long history of the modern seems to stress that modernity was a privilege of Western rationality, disseminated from a European centre across the imaginary waiting rooms of history.

CFP: Distinctions that Matter: Popular Literature and Material Culture (journal issue, abstract deadline: March 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Belphégor: Popular Literature and Media Culture
contact email: 
anthony.enns@dal.ca

Essays are invited for a special issue of Belphégor that seeks to explore the relationship between distinctions of taste and textual production by examining how the materiality of literary texts infl

Call for proposals: Collection on Paranormal cultures

full name / name of organization: 
University of Brighton, UK
contact email: 
o.jenzen@brighton.ac.uk

Further chapters on specific areas sought for the Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures.

[UPDATE] Principles of Uncertainty: A Conference on Critical Theory

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department
contact email: 
uncertaintyconference2012@gmail.com

“Principles of Uncertainty”

A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund

Medical Economics in American Literature - [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Chacon/University of Kentucky
contact email: 
heather.chacon@uky.edu

Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the countr

CONF: Wasted Spaces – University of Virginia – Charlottesville – FEB 17-18

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia
contact email: 
Charles Taggart <cwt5z@virginia.edu>

Wasted Spaces
19th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia
Charlottesville (February 17-18)

Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amy Propen, Dr. Colbey Reid, and Dr. Dennis Weiss, York College of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
apropen@ycp.edu, creid@ycp.edu, dweiss@ycp.edu

Call for Papers: Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman

We invite submissions for an edited anthology exploring the disciplinary intersections of technological mediation, design, and the posthuman.

Late Modernism and Spectacle, MSA 14 Las Vegas (Oct. 18-21)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
tjboynton@depauw.edu

The last decade has produced a definition of Late Modernism as an array of aesthetic practices united by a departure from the hallmarks of early and high modernism.

Buenos Aires Comics Conf 26 - 29 September, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Vazquez/UBA CONICET
contact email: 
vinetas-serias@vinetas-sueltas.com.ar

II International Comics Conference: Viñetas Serias 2012

Biblioteca Nacional – Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina , 26 to 29 de September, 2012.

Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman (deadline: March 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amy Propen, Rhetoric and Composition, York College of Pennsylvania (apropen@ycp.edu; http://amypropen.com/) Dr. Colbey Reid, Literary Studies, York College of Pennsylvania (creid@ycp.edu) Dr. Dennis Weiss, Philosophy, York College of Pennsylvania (dweiss@ycp.edu, http://faculty.ycp.edu/~dweiss/)
contact email: 
apropen@ycp.edu; dweiss@ycp.edu; creid@ycp.edu

In the early days of the Internet, there was much talk about moving from the offline world to the online world. Fanboys to cybertheorists proclaimed the demassification of culture.

The South and Sexuality (MLA 2013) January 3-6, 2013 / Boston, MA

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Hinrichsen / MLA Southern Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

The South and Sexuality (MLA 2013)
January 3-6, 2013 / Boston, MA
Panel sponsored by the Southern Literature Discussion Group

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions.

[UPDATE] MLA 2013 Boston “Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in 19th Century America” (Abstracts Due 15 March 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Williams
contact email: 
rebelwill7@gmail.com

This panel examines bawdy-house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization.

[REMINDER] Post-Graduate Student Conference on English Literature and Translation Studies 17-18 May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey
contact email: 
eltsconferences@gmail.com / elts@cankaya.edu.tr

English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
17th-18th May 2012 Cankaya University Ankara

[UPDATE - NEW DATE] Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, June 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
uccompconf@gmail.com

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on June 1, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas.

[UPDATE] Crowd control in the Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
contact email: 
yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr

This seminar will discuss the notion of "crowd control" from various viewpoints, distinguishing "crowd controllers" and the "crowds controlled" in different loci : on the stage, in the Church, the roy

MLA Special Session: "British Literature and the State, 1870-1930" (deadline 3/10/12; Boston 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Kohlmann
contact email: 
bk1010@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de

How do literary works in Britain explore the economic, philosophical, social, and political dimensions of “statist” theory and practice?

THE AMERICAN WEST IN FILM AND LITERATURE: A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Varner, Editor
contact email: 
psv07a@acu.edu

For a Casebook of Critical Essays I am looking for scholarly essays from qualified scholars on aspects of the West in film or literature in various genres or critical approaches such as the 21st Centu

2012 PAMLA Conference: The Beatles as Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jocelyn Heaney/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jheaney@glendale.edu

Have you long pondered Ringo’s existential torpor in “A Hard Day’s Night”? Hotly debated the gender politics of “Girl”? Are The Beatles your “myth to live by”?

Call for Proposals: Collection on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom (Deadline April 6, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Letizia Guglielmo (Assistant Professor of English, Kennesaw State University)
contact email: 
lgugliel@kennesaw.edu

I invite proposals for a collection of critical essays on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, particularly those with interdisciplinary approaches to the programs and (where applicable) their compan

LGBTQI Graduate Students and Academia

full name / name of organization: 
Ervin Malakaj, Graduate Student Caucus of the Modern Language Association
contact email: 
emalakaj@wustl.edu

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 MLA annual meeting (Boston, Jan. 3-6, 2013). Please send abstracts (ca.

Tropes of Passing Time in the 19th-Century European Novel (MLA, Boston, Jan 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Ervin Malakaj, Graduate Student Caucus of the Modern Language Association
contact email: 
emalakaj@wustl.edu

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 MLA annual meeting (Boston, Jan. 3-6, 2013). Please send abstracts (ca.

English Renaissance Literature, RMMLA, Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kainglis@ucalgary.ca

This session seeks papers on any aspect of English Renaissance literature.

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