category: cultural studies and historical approaches

North Korean Comics & Animation

full name / name of organization: 
ImageText
contact email: 
fenkli@newpaltz.edu & sboluk@ufl.edu

CFP: A special issue of ImageTexT
North Korean Comics & Animation

Editors: Heinz Insu Fenkl & Stephanie Boluk

[UPDATE] The Fictional Lives of American Presidents

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Long / University of Canterbury, Jeff Menne / University of Richmond
contact email: 
christian.long@canterbury.ac.nz or jmenne@richmond.edu

While cinema, television, and literature have regularly imagined fictional presidents, the act of fictionalizing the lives of American presidents—that is, giving fictional account of nonfictional pr

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium
contact email: 
hiphopshakespeare@gmail.com

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

Peer English 6

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 
bp62@le.ac.uk

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester.

[UPDATE] Burney and the Gothic; Proposal Deadline May 1; Conference, October 28-29, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Burney Society of North America
contact email: 
Marilyn.Francus@mail.wvu.edu

The Burney Society is seeking papers to illuminate Burney in the Gothic context for its biennial conference at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon in October 2010.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Packingtown Review
contact email: 
editors@packingtownreview.com

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

The Fictional Lives of American Presidents - collection

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Long / University of Canterbury, Jeff Menne / University of Richmond
contact email: 
christian.long@canterbury.ac.nz or jmenne@richmond.edu

While cinema, television, and literature have regularly imagined fictional presidents, the act of fictionalizing the lives of American presidents—that is, giving fictional account of nonfictional pr

Travel and Literature, PAMLA Conference, November 13-14, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii
contact email: 
cfloyd@sandiego.edu

How does travel, in literal or figurative terms, impact the racial identification of the traveler, or their sense of the racial identification of those among whom they travel?

Ranciere: Politics, Art, Sense 1st. May, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Transformations Journal
contact email: 
w.mules@bigpond.com

Transformations Journal Call For Papers:

Call for Papers -- The Ethics of Racial Identity, PAMLA 2010 Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

3rd Global Conference: Can I Play with Madness? Metal, Dissonance, Madness and Alienation (November 2010: Prague)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mmp3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms:
Can I Play with Madness? Metal, Dissonance, Madness and Alienation

Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

[UPDATE] -- PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
Regina Yung Lee, UC Riverside <ryung001@ucr.edu>

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation?

Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium
contact email: 
hiphopshakespeare@gmail.com

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

M/MLA - Chicago, Nov 4-7, 2010 - Canada's Ghosts: The Spectors that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature (May 14th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Languages Annual Conference - Permanent Panel - Canadian Literature
contact email: 
lee.bessette@gmail.com

Over 30 years ago, the essay, "Haunted by Lack of Ghosts: Some Patterns in the Imagery of Canadian Poetry," by Northrope Frye appeared.

Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain: Ireland and Scotland 12-14 November, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sunderland, UK / North East Irish Cultural Network
contact email: 
alison.younger@sunderland.ac.uk

Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference,

American Literature After 1865, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarita Cannon, San Francisco State University
contact email: 
sncannon@sfsu.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

3rd Annual New Narrative Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto
contact email: 
andrew.lesk@utoronto.ca

3rd Annual New Narrative Conference: Narrative Arts and Visual Media
An Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Toronto May 6-7 2010

Disability and the American South --- SAMLA 2010, Atlanta (11/5/10-11/7/10); Deadline May 1

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre
contact email: 
Scott.St.Pierre@montgomerycollege.edu

Proposals are invited for a panel on disability and the American South at the 2010 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta.

[UPDATE] Writings of Intimacy in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries - Deadline Approaching

full name / name of organization: 
Loughborough University, UK
contact email: 
writingsofintimacy@lboro.ac.uk

10th – 12th September 2010
Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK

Keynote speakers: Adam Phillips (UK), Leo Bersani (USA), Lauren Berlant (tbc) (USA).

Literature and Politics

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

Literature and Politics:
A study day on the politics of teaching literature and
the teaching of political literature

University of Brighton
24 September 2010

{UPDATE} Nationalism and Legitimacy (September 10-11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Nancy 2 (France), CRESAB Research Group, co-organized with the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism
contact email: 
colloque-cresab@univ-nancy2.fr

Call for Papers

Nationalism and Legitimacy, 10-11 September 2010
Nancy-Université, France

Terror and the Cinematic Sublime

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the

[FINAL CALL] ESSAY PRIZE: K MANSFIELD AND DH LAWRENCE: 1 MAY 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Reid / Katherine Mansfield Society
contact email: 
kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org

CLOSING DATE: 1 MAY 2010

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of Suicide (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sui@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

Paroles gelées Call for Articles: "The Branded City / La Ville marquée" April 30, 2010 (UCLA French Graduate Student Journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Paroles gelées Journal of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA Graduate Student Journal
contact email: 
frenconf@ucla.edu

PAROLES GELÉES
Journal of French and Francophone Studies

UCLA
CALL FOR ARTICLES
The Branded City / La Ville marquée

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due APRIL 2, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, Myth (_American Literature_) (31 May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
_American Literature_ (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

East West Literary Relations, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
mike.sugimoto@pepperdine.edu

This panel accepts a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical concerns related to the study of Asian and Euro-American literatures.

Fat Sudies Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, October 1-3, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Elena Levy-Navarro, Fat Studies Area Chair, MPCA
contact email: 
levye@uww.edu

Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2010

Early Modern Local Identity, SAMLA , Nov. 5-7, 2010 (abstracts by 05/01/10)

full name / name of organization: 
John Adrian, University of Virginia's College at Wise
contact email: 
jma6x@uvawise.edu

Even in an age of burgeoning nationhood, English men and women were profoundly influenced by—and even drew their primary identity from—the parish, the town, and the county.

Modernist Historiography (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Seamus O'Malley, Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
contact email: 
seamus_omalley@hotmail.com

Modernist Historiography

[UPDATE] Literature and Psychoanalysis Symposium: "Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis"

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Department of English, University of Toronto
contact email: 
2010splrg@gmail.com

*Deadline for proposals this Friday, March 26!*

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.

Early Modern Exclusions, 14 Sept. 2010 (Deadline CFP: 14 May)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature & Centre European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
eme@port.ac.uk

The Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL) and the Centre European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth are pleased to announce a one-day, multi-disciplinary conference on "Early Modern Exclusions" to be held on September 14, 2010.

[UPDATE] PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF POPULAR CULTURE: SPACES AND CONTEXTS. 4th International SELICUP Conference 20-22 Oct 2010

full name / name of organization: 
José I. Prieto-Arranz / University of the Balearic Islands
contact email: 
jose-igor.prieto@uib.eu

As previously announced, the IV SELICUP conference Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture: Spaces and Contexts will be hosted by the Department of Spanish, Modern and Classical Languages at the U

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