category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
enunciating.the.end@gmail.com

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of

"Crossing Borders as Creating Borders in Twentieth-Century Literature" (ALA, May 24-27, 2012; San Francisco, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
lee.bebout@asu.edu

Frontiers, boundaries, margins, and borders occupy center stage in much recent scholarship.

CFP: Consumer Culture and Advertising at SW/TX PCA/ACA 33rd Annual Conference, Feb 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
mkaiserl@austincc.edu

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

[UPDATE] Comparative Literature Papers for Spring Publication 2012

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its spring 2012 issue!

[UPDATE] CSUF Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fullerton Acacia Group
contact email: 
theacaciagroup@csu.fullerton.edu

California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or

Body of Evidence: A Conference on Crime Fiction, 24-26th February 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, St.Stephen's College, University of Delhi
contact email: 
crimeconference@gmail.com, gitichandra@yahoo.com

Concept Note:

The classic detective story (more widely, crime fiction), a popular and populist sub genre of the novel proper, is, quite wrongly, considered one of its youngest branches. In point of fact it is one of its earliest and, historically, one of its most resilient partners. If the novel is roughly 250 years old, the detective story is not very much younger, predating by several decades the modern romance and the spy story, never mind the novel for children or the fantasy novel or modern science fiction. And it has remained relatively – compared to these others – unchanged in its skeletal structure, a structure that is transparently evident: a heinous and unexpected crime, an unknown perpetrator, a group of suspects, ambiguous clues, a detective, a thrilling (often mental) pursuit, and the successful unconcealment of the CRIMINAL(s) and the motive.

Reshaping Change: The Language and Literature of Opportunity (ACLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, March 29 - April 1 2012
contact email: 
akudish@gmail.com AND clatham@gc.cuny.edu

Aristotle's Poetics defines complex action in tragedy as a change accompanied by reversal or recognition, or both. Given this definition, is change then not a requirement of literature?

CFP: “The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings” (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012; Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

Call for Papers: “The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings”

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

Criterion Forum: (Meta) Critiques of "Transnational American Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
enunciating.the.end@gmail.com

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of

Call for Papers: Essay Collection on Modernity and Sustainability, deadline for abstracts 31 March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Zayed University Press, Dubai
contact email: 
Sandra.Wynands@zu.ac.ae

Call for Papers: Book on Modernity and Sustainability

11th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ejgc11@inter-disciplinary.net

11th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 – Thursday 5th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

5th Global Conference: Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dias5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 29th June 2012 – Sunday 1st July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

8th Global Conference: Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ce8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference
Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children

Friday 29th June 2012 – Sunday 1st July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

Sports and Nationalism in Latin America

full name / name of organization: 
Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste
contact email: 
fernandez@gsu.edu

Call for Contributions

Sports and Nationalism in Latin America

Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste, Robert McKee Irwin, and Juan Poblete (Editors)

Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945, 14-16 June 2012, proposals due 28 Nov 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
contact email: 
cbuck@wheatonma.edu

Call for Papers
Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945

Proposals requested for the 14th Annual Conference of
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

Call for Articles for Frame a journal of Visual and Material Culture 15 Nov 2011

full name / name of organization: 
FRAME: a journal of visual and material culture
contact email: 
editor@framejournal.org

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 November, 2011.

Send all submissions electronically in .doc or .docx format to editor@framejournal.org.

New Voices: Bodies of Influence

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

2012 Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference: "Futures and Illusions"

full name / name of organization: 
Religion, Literature and the Arts
contact email: 
UIowaRLA@yahoo.com

8th Annual Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference at the University of Iowa
Futures and Illusions: Hope and the Longing for Utopia
24-26 August 2012

Confirmed Keynote: Marilynne Robinson

Deadline for submission is December 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association Deadline December 1, 2011
contact email: 
katrina.hazzard@gmail.com

AFRICAN AMERICAN/AFRICAN CULTURE AREA: Popular Culture Association invites both papers and panels of four papers on any area of Africana including African, Caribbean, Latin American and African Americ

Reminder: CFP Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
info@movingmodernisms.org

On 21-24 March 2012 Oxford University English Faculty will host a four-day conference entitled Moving Modernisms.

“From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen 4: Opening pages, opening shots” - Université du Maine (Le Mans, France) - 21-22 June

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Letort/Shannon Wells-Lassagne
contact email: 
Delphine.Letort@univ-lemans.fr

Conference “From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen 4: Opening pages, opening shots” - Université du Maine (Le Mans, France) - 21-22 June 2012

Call for papers

Modernity and Sustainability, abstract submission deadline 31 March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Zayed University Press, Dubai
contact email: 
Sandra.Wynands@zu.ac.ae

Call for Papers: Book on Modernity and Sustainability

Violent Women in 19th Century England

full name / name of organization: 
Vicky Nagy
contact email: 
vicnagy AT gmail.com

The number of women who are victims of crime has always been higher than the number of women partaking as offenders. However, women were very often involved with crime- not always petty in nature.

[UPDATE] RAPCAP 2011: Rethinking African Popular Culture and Performance (10/23/2011; 12/08/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Arts Collective
contact email: 
lorunyomiat50@yahoo.com

Deadline Extension: The deadline for submission of abstracts for RAPCAP 2011 is now October 23, 2011.

European Journal of English Studies, 'Myths of Europe: East of Venice' (deadline for proposals: 31 October 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Aidan O'Malley
contact email: 
aidan.omalley@eui.eu

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES Vol. 17

Sensing Senses: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sensory Perception (Feb. 17-19, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
A Graduate Conference Hosted by German and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
contact email: 
senses2012@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Florence Feiereisen (Middlebury College)

Stowe Panel at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA; proposal deadline Jan 9, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Stowe Society
contact email: 
mary.wearn@maconstate.edu

“Family Life & the Fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe.”

War After 1945: Literature, History, Culture, and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
rprescot@kent.edu

We invite papers about all wars after 1945: Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan; and peacekeeping missions and involvement in Europe, Central America, Africa, and the Middle-East.

The Future of Arts Research

full name / name of organization: 
Royal Holloway, University of London
contact email: 
FutureofArtsResearch@rhul.ac.uk

A one-day Postgraduate conference to be held at the British Library, Friday 18th November 2011, 9.30-5.00 sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, in

"More Please: Explorations of Excess" University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference March 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Calgary Free-Exchange Committee
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

University of Calgary’s Free-Exchange Committee will be hosting its annual, interdisciplinary graduate student conference March 9-11, 2012 at the University of Calgary and is looking for contributor

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University
contact email: 
formoflife2012@gmail.com

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
Binghamton University
March 2nd-3rd 2012

Valley Humanities Review-- Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
contact-vhr@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2012 Issue.

CFP interdisciplinary conf. Trauma & Learning in Post-Secondary Education April 27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Massachusetts Bay Community College
contact email: 
jtietjen@massbay.edu

Massachusetts Bay Community College is hosting a Spring 2012 interdisciplinary and inter-professional conference on trauma and learning in post-secondary education.

I. Audience

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University and BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students
contact email: 
ATLASconference@gmail.com

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU’s Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Current Keynote Speakers:

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