category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
mail@travelcultures.com

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

‘Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance”

[UPDATE] New Horizons Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Aberystwyth University Department of English and Creative Writing
contact email: 
pgcstaff@aber.ac.uk

The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference in cooperation with the National Library of Wales has extended the deadline for abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the

CFP Journal Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Maeve Tynan, Centre for Studies in Otherness
contact email: 
otherness.research@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Contemporary Historical Fiction and Historiographic Theory

'A Self-Conscious Voice'- an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature. May 11th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol Department of English
contact email: 
expatlitconference@gmail.com

‘A Self-Conscious Voice’ - an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature
A post-graduate conference at the University of Bristol on May 11th, 2011

Cine-Excess V: revised dates and extended deadline for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess V
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Call for Papers

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

Obsession in Context: The Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (CLAROC) v.s. Department of English Language and Literature at Soochow University
contact email: 
complit@scu.edu.tw

We take great pleasure in announcing that the Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (CLAROC), will be hos

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
cedelson@chaminade.edu

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011

NeMLA 2012: Accepting Panel Proposals (Deadline April 22, 2011; Conference March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
Northeast.MLA@gmail.com

Form a session, submit an abstract: mark your calendar for NeMLA 2012!

CFP: Tartu Summer School of Semiotics - 22-26 August 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tartu
contact email: 
katre.parn@ut.ee

Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2011 is five-day event taking place from August 22 to 26 in a secluded Palmse manor in North Estonia.

MLA Special Session: Failure

full name / name of organization: 
Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
contact email: 
dxm388@psu.edu

Failure, although an important part of American cultural mythology, has not been recognized in American theory.

Comparative Media; PAMLA; November 5-6 2011; Scripps College, CA (Deadline March 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mpodo001@ucr.edu

Special topic: Reconsidering Artificial Intelligence

Secret Asian Man: Martin Wong's Influence in Art and Literature - March 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Roy Pérez
contact email: 
roy.perez@nyu.edu

We are seeking conference papers for an MLA panel concerning Chinese American painter Martin Wong's influence on graffiti artists, writers, and filmmakers of downtown arts movements.

[UPDATE] Constructions of the Future - Life Beyond Disciplines

full name / name of organization: 
Heidelberg University
contact email: 
stefan.herbrechter@as.uni-heidelberg.de

Constructions of the Future: Life Beyond Disciplines

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Heidelberg (Germany), 14-16 July 2011

New Deadline for paper proposals: 1 May 2011

Call for Reviews: Jadaliyya Ezine

full name / name of organization: 
Jadaliyya Ezine
contact email: 
reviews@jadaliyya.com

Jadaliyya Ezine is launching an expanded Reviews section.

[UPDATE] RMMLA - Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature - Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
thomasfair@comcast.net

250 - 500 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature (content selection and/or methodology) for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Scottsdale, AZ, O

Call for Womens & Gender Studies Session Proposals--NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Northeast Modern Language Association
2012 Annual Convention
Rochester, NY
March 15-18

CALL FOR WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

[UPDATE] Extended CFP Deadline for 'Empowerment and the Sacred: An Inter-disciplinary Conference' (Leeds, 24th-26th June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Shivani Rajkomar and Lori Shelbourn, University of Leeds
contact email: 
organisers@empowermentandthesacred.com

Keynote speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith’s University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)

Micro-Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Craig N. Owens, Drake University
contact email: 
craig.owens@drake.edu

WANTED: 500-word abstracts proposing essays critically examining the emergence of micro-identities in contemporary popular culture for inclusion in the about-to-be proposed collection of scholarly ess

Grad Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.

Ethno-Graphic Encounters: Jewish American & Italian American Graphic Narratives(127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, 5–8 Ja

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Jewish American Literature Discussion Group & Italian American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
JoAnne Ruvoli (joanneruvoli@sbcglobal.net ) & Monica Osborne (mrosborne@ucla.edu)

Seeking papers examining Italian American & Jewish American representations in comics & graphic narratives revealing inter/intra-ethnic engagements, current & historical collaborations, conflicts, rel

Scrittura e Cultura in Movimento: Italophone Literatures/Literatures of Italian Diaspora (MLA Seattle, 5–8 January 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Italian American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Michael A. Antonucci (mantonucci@keene.edu)

The MLA Italian American Literature Discussion Group
seeks submissions for the 127th MLA Annual Convention
(Seattle, 5–8 January 2012).

ANGLES 3: ANOTHER INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HISTORY 28/05/11

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck College, University of London
contact email: 
angles.postgrad@gmail.com

Following the success of the Angles conferences in 2009 and 2010, we are returning in 2011 with another one-day event.

Limina Conference 2011 15/July/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Limina
contact email: 
limina@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

The 6th Annual Limina Conference will be held on Friday 15th July 2011 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, to celebrate the launch of volume 17 of

"Villain" 5/6/11

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the

[UPDATE] SCMLA -- Rhetoric Session (Abstracts due March 28)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ryancrider79@gmail.com

Proposals are invited for the rhetoric session at the upcoming 2011 Convention of the South Central Modern Language Association, to be held October 27-29, in Hot Springs, AR.

[UPDATE] "Sovereignty and Aesthetics." Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Topic: Sovereignty and Aesthetics

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

31st Harvard Celtic Colloquium - CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard Celtic Colloquium
contact email: 
hcc@fas.harvard.edu

The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics
which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in

RMMLA session "Early Modern Spanish Writers" - Deadline extended

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

This is a CPF for the proposed session "Early Modern Spanish Writers" for the 2011 RMMLA Convention which will meet in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011.

Tantalising Alice: A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations (31. June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sissy Helff (Frankfurt University)
contact email: 
Helff@nelk.uni-frankfurt.de

Tantalising Alice
A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations
Edited by
Sissy Helff (University of Frankfurt)

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
p.mackay@cytanet.com.cy

SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012
THE ROOSEVELT STUDY CENTER, MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
2nd International BAKEA PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY Denizli, Turkey
contact email: 
bakea.pau@gmail.com, macelikel@pau.edu.tr

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

[UPDATE] 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.

South Central Modern Language Association Women of Color Panel - March 28 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Panel Chair - Dr. Juluette Bartlett-Pack/DeVry University
contact email: 
jfbpack@yahoo.com

Multiple Streams of Inspiration.
This topic is a discussion of literature that demonstrates various elements of inspirations for women of color.

MLA session ("Eighteenth-Century Literary Biography")

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Cook
contact email: 
daniel.cook@bristol.ac.uk

This is a CFP for a proposed session for the 2012 MLA convention, which will meet in Seattle and has the presidential theme 'Language, Literature, Learning'.

26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: TRANSFORMATION / ADAPTATION, Nov. 10-12, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
John Blair / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
jblair@westga.edu

We welcome submissions in all areas of the Humanities, understood in the broadest sense, including Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology,

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