category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Making Sense: Thinking & Feeling Texts. April 15-17, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Virginia Department of English
contact email: 
gesaconference2010@gmail.com

Why do we feel when we read? From catharsis in tragedy to laughter in comedy, many types of art can be categorized by the sensual reaction we have while we experience them.

MLA 2011: Names in Children's and Young Adult Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick
contact email: 
kdorwick@louisiana.edu

For much of its history, literature written for young people has been concerned with the idea of names.

The Voynich Manuscript & Other "Cryptotexts"

full name / name of organization: 
SCRIPT - scriptjournal.studiohyperset.com
contact email: 
script@studiohyperset.com

SCRIPT 1.2 will feature a special section concerned with the Voynich manuscript and other "cryptotexts."

Pennsylvania Literary Journal - March 25 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
"New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature"/ Pennsylvania Literary Journal
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal, http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal, is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2010 Special Issue, “New and Old Historical Perspective

[UPDATE: extended deadline to January 15th] Performance and Performativity

full name / name of organization: 
Université de Montréal: English Graduate Student Society (EGSS)
contact email: 
conference.egss@gmail.com

“Somebody or Something Else”: EGSS’s 7th Graduate Conference on Performance and Performativity

“I love acting. It is so much more than real life.”

The 7th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference: Tolkien in the Classroom [Reminder]

full name / name of organization: 
Tolkien at The University of Vermont
contact email: 
cvaccaro@uvm.edu

This April 9-11, 2010, the English department will host the three-day J.R.R. Tolkien conference. Leslie Donovan will be our guest speaker.

[UPDATE] Kurt Vonnegut at the ALA, San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 (proposals due Jan 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The Kurt Vonnegut Society
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

The Kurt Vonnegut Society

Call for Papers

Student Journal for Everyday Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
SJEC
contact email: 
sjec.ec@gmail.com

The Student Journal for Everyday Criticism (SJEC) is a new collaborative, peer-reviewed and freely-distributed quarterly academic journal dedicated to the publication of work in Critical Theory and Cu

[UPDATE] Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s) (ALA May 27-30, 2010 San Francisco)

full name / name of organization: 
The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS) / American Literature Association (ALA)
contact email: 
tjlee101@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENSION: “Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s)”

CFP for Panel on Independent Media (ASA 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
klehman@alb.edu

I am seeking participants for a panel for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting: “Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century,” November 18-21, 2010, San Antonio, T

2010 MLG Institute on Culture and Society, June 14-20, 2010, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada (02/15/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Marxist Literary Group
contact email: 
nilgesm@gmail.com

Call for Papers
2010 Marxist Literary Group, Institute on Culture and Society
Special Topic: “The Dialectic”
Deadline for Proposals: February 15, 2010.

Food, Drink, and Willa Cather's Writing: June 3-5, 1910

full name / name of organization: 
Willa Cather Foundation
contact email: 
annrom3@verizon.net

A Scholars' Symposium, on June 3, will kick off the annual Cather Spring Conference, this year an exploration of the importance of food and drink in Cather's writing.

Sacred and Profane Consumption in Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci
contact email: 
rebecca.flynn@usd.edu and salvatore.musumeci@usiouxfalls.edu

Title: Sacred and Profane Consumption in Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

[UPDATE] IALJS session at ESSE-10: "History and Literary Journalism" (Turin, Italy, 24-28 August 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
contact email: 
d-abrahamson@northwestern.edu

The ESSE (http://www.essenglish.org/) has accepted the IALJS proposal for a seminar at their Tenth International Conference of the European Society for the Study of English at the University of Turin,

[UPDATE] IALJS-5 London : "Literary Jounalism: Perspectives and Prospects" (Roehampton University, 20-22 May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
contact email: 
d-abrahamson@northwestern.edu

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for th

The "Object" of Early Modern Science

full name / name of organization: 
NACBS panel proposal
contact email: 
erika.olbricht@case.edu

Call for Papers
North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS)
Baltimore, MD
November 12-14, 2010

Roundtable: The “Object” of Early Modern Science

The Nature of Culinary Choices: Foodways and the Environment (ASA Nov. 2010) Due 12/31

full name / name of organization: 
Session Proposal for American Studies Association 2010 Conference
contact email: 
jeander1@olemiss.edu

CFP: Session Proposal for 2010 Meeting of ASA

The Nature of Culinary Choices: Foodways and the Environment

Genres and Historicity : Text, Cotext, Context

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Bucharest, Romania
contact email: 
litcultstbucharest@gmail.com

In the last few decades, the culturalist approach to literature has been an unavoidable and incontestable fact.

Special Topic of Issue 30: Nineteenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
National Sun Yat-Sen University
contact email: 
sflai@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

Special Topic of Issue 30: Nineteenth-Century Literature

[UPDATE] Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology CFPs deadline January 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric @ University of Alaska Anchorage
contact email: 
pacrim2010@gmail.com

Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 15th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition/rhetoric, linguistics

Beyond the Cold War: New Directions in Soviet, Central and Eastern European Cinema Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr John Haynes/University of Essex
contact email: 
jhaynes@essex.ac.uk

The Centre for Film Studies at the University of Essex, UK, is pleased to announce the international conference ‘‘Beyond the Cold War: New Directions in Soviet, Central and Eastern European Cinema

[UPDATE] “Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s)” - January 10th

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association (ALA) / Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS)
contact email: 
qclee101@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENSION: “Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s)”

Asian African Literatures -- Special Issue of Research in African Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Research in African Literatures
contact email: 
gaurav@tulane.edu

Research in African Literatures.
Call for Papers, Special Issue on "Asian African Literatures in Africa and its Diaspora"
Guest Editor: Gaurav Desai, Tulane University

Deconstructing the Gods: Towards a Post-Religious Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
Brooklyn College English Department
contact email: 
bcgradconference@gmail.com

Call for Proposals:
"Deconstructing the Gods: Towards a Post-Religious Criticism"
Third Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 10, 2009, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

UPDATE: Shakespeare: _Hamlet_ Due March 31, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism
contact email: 
<inbetween@rediffmail.com>

_In-between_ invites full length articles on _Hamlet_ (four to eight thousand words) which focus on current critical preoccupations with the play in the academy as well as outside of it.

War and Postwar Literatures in Canada, ALCQ-ACQL, Montreal, May 28-30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures/ L'Association des littératures canadiennes et québécoises
contact email: 
pwebb@alcor.concordia.ca

Panel title: WAR AND POSTWAR LITERATURES (to take place at the ALCQ-ACQL conference during Congress for Social Sciences and Humanities at Concordia University, Montreal, May 28-30, 2010

Call for Papers: Theatre Arts Journal - Studies in Scenography and Performance (Deadline March 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Tel-Aviv University
contact email: 
eynconf@post.tau.ac.il

We are proud to announce the inaugural issue of THEATRE ARTS JOURNAL: STUDIES IN SCENOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE (TAJ), a peer-reviewed, open access electronic journal dedicated to investigation of curren

Theatrical Ghosting - Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Johanna Frank
contact email: 
jfrank@uwindsor.ca

Theatrical Ghosting is an edited collection that brings together a diverse group of scholars who work with different time periods and disciplines, and examine dramatic, theatrical, operatic, and ot

Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology

full name / name of organization: 
The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in cooperation with The Committee on Literature Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
contact email: 
civilizationandfear@gmail.com

Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology

Conference Call for Papers

22-25 September 2OlO
Ustron, Poland

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And I will show you something different from either

[UPDATE] "Thicker than Water?: The Family in Literature and Culture" (West Region CCL, March 25-27, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 West Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, California Baptist University
contact email: 
cclwestregion@gmail.com

Conference Dates: March 25-27, 2010

California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Jamesian Afterlives: Henry James sessions at American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
David McWhirter/Henry James Society
contact email: 
d-mcwhirter@tamu.edu

The Henry James Society will conduct two sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference, May 27-30, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco.

Utopia and Dystopia - special issue of Meridian critic, Spring 2010; Deadline for submission: 15 March 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Cornelia Macsiniuc, University of Suceava, Department of English; Otilia Ignatescu, University of Suceava, Department of Education Sciences
contact email: 
corneliamacsiniuc@yahoo.com, otiliai@usv.ro

The academic journal Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series) invites submissions for its first issue in 2010, dedicated to Utopia and Dystopia.

COMPOSING OURSELVES: A Graduate Conference in Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cincinnati, Department of English, English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
egoenglish@gmail.com

Composing Ourselves:
A Graduate Conference in Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric
Friday, April 16th, 2010
English Graduate Organization
Department of English and Comparative Literature

[UPDATE] Final Call--Visual Arts in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the produ

[UPDATE] UPSTAGE: A New Journal of Fin-de-Siecle Dramatic Literature, Theatre, and Theatrical Culture (February 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel/Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull/ St. Mary's University College
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu, paullm@smuc.ac.uk

UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled f

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