category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Virgin Envy: Contemporary Approaches to Virginity in Literature and Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Comparative Literature Association/Canadian Association of Hispanists, New Brunswick, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences
contact email: 
jonathan.allan@utoronto.ca , csantos@brocku.ca

Virginity has long been a trope found in literary and cultural texts, however, how do we understand virginity and why does it matter become two questions worthy of consideration.

[UPDATE] Video Games as Films/ TV and Vice Versa (essay abstracts due 15 January 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Michael Sommers and Gretchen Papazian/CMU
contact email: 
sommerspapazian@gmail.com

CFP: Video Games as Films and TV and Vice Versa: Media Translation, Narrative Adaptation, and Multiple Instantiations

[UPDATE] Bridging Imaginations: South Asian Diaspora in Australia

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Amit Sarwal
contact email: 
sarwal.amit!@gmail.com

Bridging Imaginations: South Asian Diaspora in Australia
Edited by Amit Sarwal

[UPDATE / near deadline] "animal.machine.sovereign." Graduate conference

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo
contact email: 
animal.machine.sovereign@gmail.com

Event: April 15-16, 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 3, 2011

KEYNOTES:
Timothy Campbell (Cornell University)
Catherine Malabou (University of Paris X-Nanterre)
David E. Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference
contact email: 
glcc@uidaho.edu

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kpobrien@olemiss.edu

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.

The Transnational Maghreb: Literature and Society between Local and Global- Tunis March 10-11, 2011; Submissions 31 Jan. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Lilia Labidi, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, Samia Kassab-Charfi; Univ. of Tunis/Yale Univ.
contact email: 
maghrebtrans@yahoo.com

FACULTE DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES DE TUNIS – YALE UNIVERSITY

TUNIS – FACULTE DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES DE TUNIS
10-11 March 2011

"Soldiering: The Afterlife of a Modern Experience", April 23-24, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard Interdisciplinary Huamnities Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
soldieringconference@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Soldiering:
The Afterlife of a Modern Experience

The Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

[UPDATE] Time of Protest PANEL

full name / name of organization: 
The Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Student Alliance at Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)
contact email: 
mappleg1@binghamton.edu

The Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Student Alliance at
Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.) Presents:
The Revolution of Time and the Time of Revolution
A conference

oulipo@50 October 5-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University at Buffalo - SUNY
contact email: 
jt96@buffalo.edu

OULIPO@50 [ L’Oulipo à 50 ans ]
North American International Colloquium on Oulipo, the last continental avant-garde.

The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts (Singapore ~June 24th-26th, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU, Singapore.
contact email: 
contemporary@ntu.edu.sg

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Collapsing Cultures & Darkened Dreamscapes: Societies and Imaginations in a State of Disorder

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

***EXTENDED DEADLINE: JANUARY 7, 2011*** BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES: SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

Decades of the American Century (April 1-2)

full name / name of organization: 
U.S. Literatures and Cultures Consortium
contact email: 
usists1@umich.edu

In discussions of the 20th century, we often use decades as a means of organizing history, but decades come to signify more than simple ten-year blocks of time.

Text and Beyond Text in Irish Studies: New Visual, Material, & Spatial Perspectives

full name / name of organization: 
2011 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Irish Studies
contact email: 
irishstu@alcor.concordia.ca

Text and Beyond Text in Irish Studies: New Visual, Material, & Spatial Perspectives. 2011 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies.

[UPDATE] FIRST FICTIONS: CHANGE OF DATE/CFP EXTENSION

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.

Figuring the Past: The Literary and Historical Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi
contact email: 
grs.du.in@ gmail.com, mazumdars@gmail.com

The difference between historian and poet is, according to Aristotle, that the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be.

[update] Deadline Extended--Myth & Fairy Tale Popular Culture CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association
contact email: 
eng_smm@shsu.edu

Deadline Extended--Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 31 December 2010

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

Words and Pictures: Writers, Filmmakers, and Visual Art

full name / name of organization: 
New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
jstahl@bmcc.cuny.edu

Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," W.H. Auden's "Musee des Beaux Arts," Tracy Chevalier's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," even Dan Brown's "The Davinci Code" . . .

[UPDATE] EXTENSION: “American History and Culture” area at 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
Shapiro@alumni.brown.edu

“American History and Culture” area
National PCA/ACA and SW/TX PCA/ACA
Joint Conference, April 20-23, 2011
Extended proposal submission deadline: December 31, 2010
Http://www.swtxpca.org

THE GENRES OF AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING [correction]

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing, American Literature Association
contact email: 
Volkmer, Jon [jvolkmer@ursinus.edu] or Vogel, Andrew [ vogel@kutztown.edu]

The Society for American Travel Writing invites proposals for papers that examine the overlap between Travel Writing and other Genres for the 2011 American Literature Association Conference, May 26-9,

ECO-TRAVEL WRITING BEFORE THERE WAS ECOTRAVEL [correction]

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing, American Literature Association
contact email: 
Volkmer, Jon [jvolkmer@ursinus.edu] or Vogel, Andrew [vogel@kutztown.edu]

The Society for American Travel Writing invites proposals for papers on the topic of “Eco-Travel Writing” for the 2011 American Literature Association Conference, May 26-9, 2011 in Boston.

JFK Institute’s 2011 Graduate Conference: American Bodies (May 27- 28)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
contact email: 
gsnas.conference2011@gsnas.fu-berlin.de

Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

4th International Conference

American Bodies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modes of Power

May 27– 28, 2011

‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies at the University of East Anglia
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia
18th-19th June 2011

[UPDATE] CFP DEADLINE REMINDER: The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection (JANUARY 10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Cameron McFarlane, Nipissing University, and Barbara Bruce, Carleton University
contact email: 
Titanicat100@gmail.com

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster in 2012, we seek abstracts (300-500 words) for an edited, interdisciplinary collection of scholarly essays.

Representing Animals in Britain (Deadline for proposals 2/1/2011, Conference 10/20/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Rennes 2
contact email: 
emiliedardenne@yahoo.fr

Britain is traditionally seen as a nation of animal lovers and evidence for this has cropped up with mounting regularity over the past two centuries.

The Global South Asian Diaspora in the 21st Century: Antecedents and Prospects.

full name / name of organization: 
The University of the West Indies (St. Augustine)
contact email: 
Amar.Wahab@sta.uwi.edu, Jerome.Teelucksingh@sta.uwi.edu

2011 DIASPORA CONFERENCE: The Global South Asian Diaspora in the 21st Century: Antecedents and Prospects.

Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Stony Brook University English Department
contact email: 
SBcomplicity2011@gmail.com

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

"Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions" Louisville--March 25, 2011 (proposal deadline Jan 14, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Humanities Academics at University of Louisville (AHA)
contact email: 
ahalouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville G

[UPDATE] Revolution! A Regional Graduate Student Literature Conference. April 2, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Hauck, Department of English, Kansas State University
contact email: 
gs_litcon@ksu.edu

At our inaugural Kansas State University Regional Graduate Student Conference in Literature, we will explore the ways in which revolutions of all kinds have affected (and continue to affect) our disci

[UPDATE] Deadline Approaching (1/3/11) "ANIMAL.MACHINE.SOVEREIGN."

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo
contact email: 
animal.machine.sovereign@gmail.com

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PLEASE VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://animalmachinesovereign.wordpress.com

KEYNOTES:
Timothy Campbell (Cornell)

Edited Collection. Call For Submissions.

full name / name of organization: 
Libidinal Lives: Economies of Desire in the Long Nineteenth Century
contact email: 
Jane.Ford@port.ac.uk, Kim.Edwards@liverpool.ac.uk

In his controversial work Libidinal Economy (1974) Jean-Franҫois Lyotard famously remarked ‘every political economy is libidinal’.

Nefarious Nostalgia? Recent Immigrant Fiction by Jewish American Authors of Russian Descent (01/14/2011; ALA Boston 05/26-29/11)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
Philippe.Codde@ugent.be

Nefarious Nostalgia? Recent Immigrant Fiction by Jewish American Authors of Russian Descent

Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances. 1750 - Present Day (17 June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature.
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Professor James Walvin

17th June 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

Whose Right to Know? The Worldwide Web and the Free Market of Ideas, Vol. 1, No. 4 Spring & Summer 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
contact email: 
dbroudy@ocjc.ac.jp

Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2011 issue.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE to JAN 15th! Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here

full name / name of organization: 
EGAD!/Federation Rhetoric Symposium
contact email: 
writingdemocracy@gmail.com

GOOD NEWS: Deadline has been extended to January 15, 2011.

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here

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