category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network Sept. 5-7 2012

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
Chad Weidner -- c.weidner@roac.nl

CALL FOR PAPERS

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN BEAT STUDIES NETWORK (EBSN)
THE ROOSEVELT STUDY CENTER, MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012

CFP Race and Metaphor, MLA Special Session (January 5-8, 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
morgantz@notes.udayton.edu

As Toni Morrison observes in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1993), "Race has become metaphorical—a way of referring to and disguising forces, events, classes, and expre

Call For Papers—Native American Literature (RMMLA Convention October 6-8, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ.

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Stratton, University of Denver
contact email: 
bstratt4@du.edu

In the first decade of the 21st century, readers of Native American literature have witnessed the emergence of a dynamic new generation of writers.

CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ira Walker/Rocky Mountain Modern Langague Association
contact email: 
iawalker@miners.utep.edu

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of

Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

Studies in American Culture - submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in American Culture
contact email: 
mcdonaldrl@vmi.edu

Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

CFP: International Steampunk City - Waltham, Mass. -- May 7-8

full name / name of organization: 
Charles River Museum of Technology/ International Steampunk City
contact email: 
csiemann@gmail.com

I’m in the process of pulling together an Academic Track for the International Steampunk City, to be held on May 6-8 in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Child Actors/Child Stars: Juvenile Performance on Screen

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sunderland/University of Sussex
contact email: 
Susan Smith (drsusan.smith@sunderland.ac.uk) and Michael Lawrence (michael.lawrence@sussex.ac.uk).

[UPDATE] ‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:

[UPDATE] 35th Anniversay IAPL conference - May 23-29, 2011 - NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Philosophy and Literature
contact email: 
labyrinth.blanc@gmail.com

Call for Papers (Organized Sessions)

35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,

Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society, 6-8 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
EdithWhartoninFlorence2012@gmail.com

Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society, 6-8 June 2012

Comparing: a doctoral summer school

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick O'Donovan/University College Cork
contact email: 
comparing@ucc.ie

Comparing is a international summer school prompted by the intellectual urgency of comparison in the humanities today.

The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America (Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

'Myths, Legends and Folklore': A Two-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, 17-18 May 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University
contact email: 
cardiff.folklore@gmail.com

‘Myths, Legends and Folklore’

Date: 17-18 May 2011
Venue: Cardiff University

Food in Context: Scholarly Approaches to Thinking about the Ways We Eat (SAMLA Special Session: November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Kader/Emory University
contact email: 
ekader@emory.edu

Now more than ever, food is at the forefront of the American consciousness. As humans we have always thought about food—indeed, thinking about it has been key to our survival.

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
contact email: 
formalmeasures@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Women on trial. Pleadings, testimony, verdicts

full name / name of organization: 
Eftihia Mihelakis
contact email: 
eftihia.mihelakis@umontreal.ca

Cette session qui aura lieu au prochain congrès du MLA à Seattle (3 au 6 janvier 2012) sera consacrée aux représentations contemporaines des femmes face à la loi au cinéma, en littérature et à

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
contact email: 
egeius2011@gmail.com

Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

CFP: Digital Humanities and Hispanism - An Electronic Roundtable (Abstracts 15 Mar 2011; Convention: 5-8 Jan 2012, MLA, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA, Special Session
contact email: 
kykietrys@davidson.edu

This electronic round-table will showcase different ways digital media and tools inform teaching, scholarship, publication, and collaboration within Hispanism.

Women and Work: Special Session, MLA, Seattle, WA, Jan 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

How do writers represent women's work, where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity?

Call for Papers: Re-Imagining Genre - PNRS Annual Meeting 2011 - 10/20-22, 2011 - Spokane, WA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
contact email: 
easterling@gonzaga.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference: Reimagining Genre
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
October 20-22, 2011

Kenneth Rexroth: Poet and Translator (MLA Convention January 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Brent Newsom
contact email: 
brent.newsom@ttu.edu

Marking the 30th anniversary of Rexroth’s death, proposals on any aspect of his poetry and translations are invited.

Beckett Session at SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
weisk01@etsu.edu; danderson@georgiasouthern.edu

Nonhuman Narratives - Weds 27 April 2011 - UK

full name / name of organization: 
Bournemouth University, UK
contact email: 
jround@bournemouth.ac.uk

The Narrative Research Group, based in the Media School at Bournemouth University, will be hosting their second symposium at the Executive Business Centre on Wednesday 27 April 2011.

Update: Deadline March 30th: The Politics of the Visual and the Vocal in Caribbean Space

full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Intransit: A Caribbean Arts Journal
contact email: 
caribintransit@gmail.com

From carnival costumes to music, from paintings to folktales, from sculptures to spoken words, artists and storytellers have used the cultures of the Caribbean Basin to create unique expressions that

Qualities of Heroism, 5 November 2011 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Literary Studies Group Dr Roger Kojecky
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

CfP deadline 31 May 2011

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen
contact email: 
kai.sicks@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

The contemporary debate surrounding “communities of security” inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated.

[DEADLINE REMINDER] Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances, 1750-Present Day

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

Annual Postgraduate Symposium
Keynote speaker: Professor James Walvin (University of York)
Friday June 17 2011

Harold Bloom, in his critical introduction to Enslavement and

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

The Boundaries of Autism (MLA 2012/abstracts due 3/21)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Julia.rodas@bcc.cuny.edu and Diana.Paulin@trincoll.edu.

The Boundaries of Autism. An opportunity to explore autism’s contested identities: Defining autism; autism “spectrum”; changing diagnostic criteria; “high functioning” vs.

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender: Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers sho

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we

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