category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era

full name / name of organization: 
Vershawn Young and Claire Garcia / Book Project, Edited Volume
contact email: 
cgarcia@ColoradoCollege.edu, vershawn.young@uky.edu

CFP: Book Project, Edited Volume
Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era"

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Finding Common Ground (January 2, 2012) special journal issue

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Canadian Studies; Guest Editors: Linda Hutcheon and Ian MacRae
contact email: 
imacrae@wlu.ca

“Where is home?” J. Edward Chamberlin asks us, in If this

Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
Ron.Kates@mtsu.edu

Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Women Poets of WW1 Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Marcy Tanter
contact email: 
tanter@tarleton.edu

Abstracts sought for a collection of essays about women poets of the 1914-1918 era. Subjects may be from any of the nations involved in World War 1.

Rewriting Southern Literature for the Silver Screen (AUMLAC Feb 10-11 2012) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Klevay / Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
rklevay@aum.edu

This panel will celebrate the past and continuing inspiration of Southern literature on Hollywood film.

Cyborg in Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
andreatorrano@yahoo.com.ar

The online journal 'Jura Gentium Cinema' (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking articles (3,000-4,000 words) for a special issue on the 'Cyborg in Cinema.'

UPDATE - Extended deadline for proposals

full name / name of organization: 
The Suburban Cultures Interdisciplinary Research Network
contact email: 
j.a.sullivan@exeter.ac.uk

The Sensory Suburb: 9 December 2011

Watermark Journal -- Submission Deadline 12/6/11

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our sixth volume to be publishe

LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research (A New Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship)

full name / name of organization: 
LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research
contact email: 
jblack6@my.westga.edu

LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research is a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original critical works by undergraduate English students in a professional medium, something for

Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture 27-29 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
mcgillconference2012@gmail.com

McGill English Graduate Conference CFP
Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture
27-29 January 2012
McGill University, Montreal

Children of Men: Childhood in Narratives of Crisis and Catastrophe (March 29-April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Brown University
contact email: 
schihaya@berkeley.edu

This seminar will consider the figure of the child as a means to focalize and narrativize personal or collective catastrophe.

"Automation and Catastrophe" (March 29-April 1, 2012), deadline for proposals November 15

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jsr26@psu.edu

From Jacques de Vaucanson’s eighteenth-century defecating duck to robots to weaponized military drones, automation has long been a significant site of fascination and fear.

[UPDATE] Transpacific Encounters: Catastrophic Aftermath in the Asian Diaspora at Brown University 03/29-04/01

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
tong14@illinois.edu

"Forms of Exile" (ACLA Seminar, 11/15/11, 3/29/12-4/1/12)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association @ Brown University, Providence, RI
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu, luckenbillr@duq.edu

A number of eminent scholars and writers have underscored the perils of romanticising exile, Edward Said and George Steiner among them.

Decadence in Post-Mao China: A Survey of Perversions in Literature, Film, Music and Art

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, annual meeting at Brown University, March 29-April 1,2012
contact email: 
hwang014@ucr.edu

Post-Mao China has witnessed drastic transformation in the political, economic and cultural realms.

The Evolving Hero: Representations of the Heroic in Pulp Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Coference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 8 – 11, 2012
contact email: 
j.everet@usciences.edu

Over time, representations of the heroic have evolved from the white hatted cowboy and the unflinchingly honest Superman to the modern, often amoral anti-hero.

Call for Proposals: The Legacy of Pulp Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, Apr 11-14 2012
contact email: 
j.everet@usciences.edu

Although often viewed as a site for literary works with little value and short shelf lives, pulp fiction continues to be instrumental in shaping the literary landscape of Anglophone cultures.

1st Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium: An interdisciplinary conference on the study of Sport. April 28th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Michael Perry & Dr. Shawn Klein, Rockford College
contact email: 
mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu

Whether one is a participant, a casual spectator, a die-hard fan, or a critic, sport, in all its varieties and forms, plays a significant role in the lives of most people throughout the world.

Jan 31, 2012 - 
The Child in Neo-Victorian Arts and Discourse:
Renegotiating 19th Century Concepts of Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies: Special Issue
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorianism has become a major trend in contemporary literature and culture.

[UPDATE] Conference on the Sowell Collection, April 24-26, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World
contact email: 
andrew.husband@ttu.edu

Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World houses the personal papers of the

[UPDATE] Popular Culture Association (Submissions by 15 December 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

[UPDATE] [DEADLINE EXTENSION NOVEMBER 1] Southern Studies Conference (February 10-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University Montgomery
contact email: 
aumlac@aum.edu Southern Studies: The AUM Liberal Arts Conference at Auburn University Montgomery, February 10 and 11, 2012.

Call for Papers: New Orleans Foodie Lit

“Comparative Approaches to Early Modern Sexualities in Literature and Culture” [UPDATE] November 15th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference
contact email: 
arvas@msu.edu

This seminar, a session to be held at ACLA 2012 Conference at Brown University, March 29h -April 1st, invites papers that present new interdisciplinary perspectives to explore “traveling” sexualit

Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award. Deadline for submission: Dec 20, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA
contact email: 
dennis_cutchins@byu.edu

CALL for DOCUMENTARY FILM/VIDEO ENTRIES
Popular Culture/American Culture Associations’
Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award

Adaptation, Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2011. Confrence April 11-14, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Adaptation Section, Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
contact email: 
dennis_cutchins@byu.edu

The “Adaptation” Section of the 2012 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference

Wednesday, April 11, through Saturday, April 14

UPDATE Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries

full name / name of organization: 
Journal "Textes et contextes"
contact email: 
lau.mellet@gmail.com

Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries
full name / name of organization:
Journal "Textes et contextes"

Erotic Fiction & Literature Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Xenoppa
contact email: 
xenoppa@gmail.com

Erotic Fiction and Literature– Collection of Essays

[UPDATE] Mother/Nature Conference - University of Southern Mississippi - Deadline for Proposals is November 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
https://www.usm.edu/english/mothernature-conference

Mother/Nature Conference

March 16-18, 2012
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Extended Deadline: November 15, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. BARBARA GATES

Mobile Learning in the Humanities (M-Learning for Tertiary Education) - 15th November

full name / name of organization: 
David Robison / Innovation and Leadership in the Teaching of Humanities
contact email: 
d.robison@bradford.ac.uk

If you would like to discuss your submission please e-mail d.robison@bradford.ac.uk

The Pedestal and its Mediations, Conference March 2-3 2012, University of Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal
contact email: 
lepiedestal1@gmail.com

The Pedestal and its Mediations

Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

Shakespeare and Bakhtin Book

full name / name of organization: 
Xenoppa
contact email: 
xenoppa@gmail.com

Shakespeare and Bakhtin Book – Collection Chapters sought for collection of essays exploring Bakhtinian understandings of Shakespeare.

Lacan & Horror

full name / name of organization: 
Xenoppa
contact email: 
xenoppa@gmail.com

Lacan and Horror Book – Collection

XIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference: April 21-23, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
contact email: 
jesmackenzie@hotmail.com

Call for Papers
The XIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference
April 21-23, 2012 Harrodsburg and Springfield (Roberts' hometown), KY

KNJIZNICA / LIBRARY: 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS (extended submission date 1.11.2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Slovene Library Association
contact email: 
branka.badovinac@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce the first international issue of KNJIŽNICA (LIBRARY), journal of library and information science.

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