category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Re-visioning Concord: a 21st century look at the New England Transcendentalists (MLA Jan 2013 Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (CCHA Affiliate Organization Panel)
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

For this roundtable, we are interested in 10-15 minute focused presentations on new approaches (readings, interpretations, pedagogies)to the New England Transcendentalists (Emerson, Thoreau, the Alcot

Dance Under Construction 2012: Re-imagining Archives in Motion

full name / name of organization: 
Dance Under Construction/University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
Dance_under_construction@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Dance Under Construction Conference
April 13 – 14, 2012
University of California, Riverside

Deadline for submitting proposals: February 17, 2012

CFP: (Re)Articulations of Queer Citizenship at The New School on Feb 28

full name / name of organization: 
Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW)
contact email: 
fiscb101@newschool.edu

For 2 years now, the Global Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement has coordinated the Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW) lecture and discussion series, which highlights the 'c

"Extending Families" Special Issue: Victorian Review, Fall 2013; deadline for submissions: April 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kelly Hager and Talia Schaffer
contact email: 
kelly.hager@simmons.edu, talia.schaffer@qc.cuny.edu

We invite submissions for a special issue of Victorian Review mapping out new ideas of the family in the 19th century.

Moving Children. PAMLA 10/19-21/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kate C. Watt, UC Riverside
contact email: 
kate.watt@ucr.edu

Whether “transported,” imprisoned, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in “service,” apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, or otherwise disposed of, poor children have bee

Comics Arts Conference San Diego, July 12-15

full name / name of organization: 
Comics Arts Conference
contact email: 
comicsartsconference@gmail.com

100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting o

'Comics, Religion & Politics' Lancaster University 4-5th September 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Laycock, Lancaster University
contact email: 
e.laycock@lancaster.ac.uk

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
un.safe.2012@gmail.com

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women’s studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Laure

Provisions Research Residencies

full name / name of organization: 
Provisions Library
contact email: 
provisionlibrary@gmail.com

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Short Fiction in Short: abstracts due 15 March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA), Boston 2013
contact email: 
lfash@brandeis.edu


Short Fiction in Short
MLA
Boston, MA
3 - 6 January 2013

Because of meager critical attention given to the short story before 1976, Charles E. May organized a volume entitled Short Story Theories as a plea for more meaningful and substantive work on the form. As May noted with the publication of New Short Story Theories in 1994, many literary theorists and critics heeded the call, and, in fact, much work has been done on short fiction in the last twenty-five years. Nonetheless, critics still reflexively associate the novel with the United States because of form’s theorization and history.

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

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

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

BAVS 2012 - Victorian Value: Ethics, Economics, Aesthetics (August 30th-September 1st, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 
bavs2012@gmail.com

The 2012 conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies will be held in Sheffield, the thriving heart of the Victorian Steel Industry.

[UPDATE] "SHATTERING" Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English
contact email: 
agse201011@gmail.com

Shattering
“A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Special Session: "Structures of Feeling and Discourses of Globalism." PAMLA 2012, Oct 19-21.

full name / name of organization: 
Weihsin Gui
contact email: 
weihsin.gui@ucr.edu

This special session that has been approved for the 2012 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21.

[UPDATE] Vonnegut and Humor

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally, Jr.
contact email: 
pkunze@fsu.edu and robert.tally@txstate.edu

2011 may well have been called "The Year of Kurt Vonnegut." In April the Library of America issued a volume including his novels from 1963 to 1973, effectively canonizing Vonnegut.

Culture and Humanitarian Crisis, August 24, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Australian National University
contact email: 
shameem.black@anu.edu.au

Culture and Humanitarian Crisis: An Interdisciplinary Workshop
24 August 2012
College of Arts and Social Sciences
The Australian National University

Entity and Identity in Bioethics, Paris International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ars Identitatis
contact email: 
registration@identitatis.org

Ars Identitatis encourages interdisciplinary debates, that is why we are inviting anyone who could contribute to this debate (Professors, Researchers, Journalists, NGO activists, Lawyers, Clerics, etc

Call For Webtexts: Open Topic

full name / name of organization: 
Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
contact email: 
kcommunications@gmail.com

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in English Studies, publishes scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices an

UPDATE: University of Louisville's Re: Conference March 23, 2012 The Phoenix Effect: Regeneration, Rebirth, Reformation

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

Extended Deadline for proposals for Critical Themes in Media Studies conference

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Themes in Media Studies at the New School
contact email: 
criticalthemes@gmail.com

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 12th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conferenc

CFP: Edited Collected on the Recently-Concluded WB/CW Series Smallville [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
barkerc65@gmail.com, Smallville.Book@gmail.com

The deadline for our edited collection on Smallville has been extended to January 31, 2012. Please take this additional time to submit an abstract!

[UPDATE] With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends (Durham, 4-5 July 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
annabel.haynes@durham.ac.uk

With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends

A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012

Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
contact email: 
kathryn.maude@kcl.ac.uk

King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference

Book Cultures, Book Events Conference, 23-24 March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Stirling
contact email: 
book.cultures@stir.ac.uk

Book Cultures, Book Events Conference
23-24 March 2012
University of Stirling, UK

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE]: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: NOTES FROM THE GREAT RECESSION

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)
contact email: 
bustculture@gmail.com

We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature.

Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012, April 13-14

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside, graduate English department
contact email: 
disjunctions2012@gmail.com

Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012
19th annual graduate student conference
University of California, Riverside
April 13-14th, 2012

Abstracts due: February 17th, 2012

CFP: 2012 M/MLA: Permanent Section: English Literature 1800-1900 (11/8-11/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nreeves@purdue.edu

The English Literature 1800-1900 panel seeks papers for the 2012 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. November 8-11, 2012. Cincinnati, Ohio.

"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

CFP:“Culture Within/Against Empire: Racialization and State Violence in Moments" ASA 2012, November 15-18, San Juan, Puerto Rico

full name / name of organization: 
christian ravela
contact email: 
cravela@uw.edu

This panel seeks papers that examine the relation between state, culture, and empire in excess of nationalist framings.

CFP: Shakespeare across Media: National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, 06/7-9/2012; abstracts due 02/15/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum
contact email: 
blei@ntu.edu.tw

Shakespeare across Media: 6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 7-9, 2012)

Call for Papers

Eugene O'Neill and Music

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society
contact email: 
DrJSDailey@aol.com

For the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention--to be held in Boston on January 3rd through 6th, 2013, the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society will be offering

Underground in Legend and Tradition: 1-2 September 2012 at Matlock Bath Pavilion, Derbyshire, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Folklore Society
contact email: 
JHarte@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Underground in Legend and Tradition: the seventh Folklore Society Legendary Weekend

CALL FOR PAPERS 1 June 2010 for conference on 1-2 September 2012 at Matlock Bath Pavilion, Derbyshire, UK

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
transformingobjects@gmail.com

Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway

full name / name of organization: 
Alex Vernon / Hendrix College
contact email: 
vernon@hendrix.edu

CFP

"Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway"

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity Through Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature

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