category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE: deadline now January 20th] Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on the Middle East, South Asia and Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
contact email: 
CUgradconf@gmail.com

Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17, 2010
Proposals due January 20, 2010

Hosted by the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) at Columbia University

NEW DEADLINE: Governing Gender: Bodies & Boundaries

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies at University of Rochester
contact email: 
e.goodfellow@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010

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

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

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30.

Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea, 14-16 October, 2010, St. John's NL (Abstract deadline: Jan. 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies / La Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (CSECS/SCEDHS)
contact email: 
csecs.2010@gmail.com

The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference

[UPDATE-REMINDER] Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK
contact email: 
carolyn.oulton@canterbury.ac.uk; adrienne.gavin@canterbury.ac.uk.

A two day conference to be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK
Monday-Tuesday 28-29 June 2010

Keynote Speakers
Professor Linda Peterson (Yale University)

"Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 - Submissions due by January 22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta
contact email: 
ewarren@csun.edu

UPDATE: The Afterlife of Raleigh (MLA 2011) [3/1/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Gina Caison & John Garrison, University of California, Davis
contact email: 
AfterlifeOfRaleigh@gmail.com

We request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA.

NAVSA 2010: Scale and Perspective: Individual Agency vs. Invisible Hand, 11/11-11/13

full name / name of organization: 
Ilana Blumberg/NAVSA (proposed session, subject to approval)
contact email: 
imb@msu.edu

How do Victorian texts (novels, in particular) stage a confrontation between the sense of moral urgency and individual agency on the part of characters (or narrator) and the more distant, less persona

Music and Media, Berlin, 26-27 June, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Musicology and Media Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin
contact email: 
tobias.plebuch@culture.hu-berlin.de

The IMS study group "Music and Media" (MaM) invites abstracts for papers in the fields of musicology and media studies.

James Agee at ALA, San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 (proposals due Jan. 18, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
James Agee Society
contact email: 
hdavis@piedmont.edu

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2010 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee’s work,

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Sessions at MLA 2011 (Jan. 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
American Association of Australian Literary Studies
contact email: 
nathanael_oreilly@uttyler.edu

Proposals are invited for the American Association of Australian Literary Studies sessions at the 2011 MLA Convention, to be held January 6-9, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century - April 7 and 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Siamak Movahedi, Ph.D - Social Theory Forum
contact email: 
SocialTheoryAbstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com


The VII Annual SOCIAL THEORY FORUM
Call for Papers
Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century
April 7 and 8, 2010
University of Massachusetts Boston

Addiction Recovery and Spiritual Auto/biography (1-21-10; ASA 11-18-10)

full name / name of organization: 
Eoin Cannon
contact email: 
efcannon@fas.harvard.edu

Seeking papers on alcohol or drug recovery narratives from any era, insofar as they inhabit, create, alter, or resist traditions of religious and spiritual life-writing in America.

[UPDATE] Performatives after Deconstruction - Deadline for abstracts: 1st March 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kingston University/London Graduate School
contact email: 
fass-conferences@kingston.ac.uk

"Performatives after Deconstruction"
29 - 30 June 2010
Kingston University, London
The London Graduate School

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Washington, Seattle
contact email: 
adapt4u@u.washington.edu

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers

Theorising Wales: Gender, Culture and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Swansea University
contact email: 
k.bohata@swansea.ac.uk

International conference, 12-14 July 2010

http://www.swan.ac.uk/CREW/Conferences/TheorisingWales/

CREW (Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales)

New Online Magazine for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

full name / name of organization: 
Subarnarekha: Bhatter College Online Magazine for Students
contact email: 
sub@bhattercollege.org.in

Creative, critical and reflective writings and campus reports are being invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students from any part of the world for the inaugural issue.

COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON 18TH-CENTURY LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
BOOK TITLE: New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture.
contact email: 
NewStudiesin18@gmail.com

New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture is a collection of essays featuring the work of established and emerging scholars in the areas of eighteenth-century commerce, race, law, genre

Edith Wharton Panel at MLA 2011 (Deadline: 3/15/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
murraym@wcsu.edu

Edith Wharton on Rodeo Drive: This panel will examine the intersection of Wharton studies with popular culture and material culture.

Emotion at the Renaissance Court, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA special session
contact email: 
birish@mail.utexas.edu

Proposed special session seeks papers considering emotion and affect in the early modern courtly sphere.

Global Solidarities, proposed special session, MLA 2011 (Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam
contact email: 
rrisam@emory.edu

More than 50 years later, contemporary scholars, including Bill Mullen, Gary Okihiro, and Vijay Prashad, are responding to the 1955 Bandung Conference’s powerful vision of an Afro-Asian world of color poised to take back the reins of history and challenge the global hegemony of the world’s superpowers. These scholars’ work emerges not from theoretical models of hybridity within postcolonial and cultural studies but — like the Bandung Conference itself — from anti-imperialist and transnational political agendas. Significantly, as Colleen Lye suggests, this work comprises a third stage of ethnic studies, mediating between limited, nation-bound multiracial analysis and the perceived lack of historical specificity in diaspora models.

Informed by this neo-Bandung critical turn, this panel will examine representations of cross-racial solidarity in U.S. ethnic or postcolonial literatures, including, but not limited to, Afro-Asian encounters. How do cross-racial solidarities transform discussions of race? What are the bases for solidarity beyond race? What can literature contribute towards global solidarities, and what are its limitations?

[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
contact email: 
richang@siu.edu

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

The Dictionary in Print and in the Cloud

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mh@umn.edu

Benedict Anderson's "philological-lexicographic revolution" and after.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: Feb 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities
contact email: 
ahalouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conf

The Literary Organ, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
cecire@berkeley.edu and hillary.gravendyk@pomona.edu

“I have given no small attention to that not unvexed subject, the skin of the whale. I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore. My original opinion remains unchanged; but it is only an opinion. The question is, what and where is the skin of the whale?”

--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

An organ is, among other things, a part of a human or animal body; a site of sensation;

Literature and the Mass-Produced Image, NYU, April 2, 2010 (deadline for abstracts: February 1)

full name / name of organization: 
New York University Graduate English Organization
contact email: 
nyugeo.conference@gmail.com

The New York University Graduate English Organization's Conference on Literature and the Mass-Produced Image

April 2, 2010
Deadline for Abstracts: February 1, 2010

Archives of Irish Studies in the 21st Century MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
k.steele@tcu.edu

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010.

Irishness and Celebrity MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
k.steele@tcu.edu

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010.

Politics of Language - MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
k.steele@tcu.edu

2011 MLA Convention, Los Angeles
Modern Language Association (MLA) / ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)

Childhood and the Production of National Ideals (ASA, 11/18/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia C. Degnan
contact email: 
ccdegnan@ucdavis.edu

This panel seeks papers that examine the ways in which children are positioned during national moments of crisis.

"The Drawn Map" Graduate Student Conference--Jan 15th Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
neuegsa@gmail.com

"The Drawn Map":
Northeastern English Graduate Student Association's graduate student conference
March 13-14, 2010

Key note Speaker (see further speaker info below):

TEACHING POE in The Digital Age, The Poe Studies Association at the ALA Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Poe Studies Association
contact email: 
susanamper@yahoo.com, susan.amper@bcc.cuny.edu

The Poe Studies Association at the American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 is sponsoring two panels.

Panel 2:

TEACHING POE in The Digital Age

Poe and Reputation, American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Poe Studies Association
contact email: 
jgruesse@kean.edu

The Poe Studies Association at the American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 is sponsoring two panels.

Panel 1: Poe and Reputation

Special Forum - Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
contact email: 
JTAS2010@gmail.com

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
Special Forum on Asian American Studies
Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora
and Representation

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