category: cultural studies and historical approaches

UPDATE: Reminder, NVSA 2010 "Fighting Victorians: Disunion, Polemic, Controversy" Abstract Deadline October 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Victorian Studies Association
contact email: 
gmcweeny@williams.edu

REMINDER: October 15th deadline for abstracts for the Northeast Victorian Studies Association conference, "FIGHTING VICTORIANS: DISUNION, POLEMIC, CONTROVERSY," Princeton Univ., April 16-18, 2010.

Native American Literature at CEA Conference (March 25-7, 2010 – San Antonio, Texas)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State College
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Native American Literature
The 41st Annual College English Association Conference
March 25-7, 2010 – San Antonio, Texas

Conference Theme: Voices

Identity in the face of alterity :the image of the Other in literature and the visual arts in 17th and 18th-century England

full name / name of organization: 
LISA e-journal, Université de Caen
contact email: 
valayrac@hotmail.com; mickael.popelard@wanadoo.fr

Call for Papers for thematic issue in Lisa e-journal:

Identity in the face of alterity : the image of the Other in literature and the visual arts in 17th and 18th-century England.

Parties, Organizations, Factions

full name / name of organization: 
Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics
contact email: 
partiescfp@gmail.com

Recently, there has been a great deal of work by those discussing political agency and organization on the decline of the nation-state and its displacement by non-state and sub-state actors.

Call for Submissions, Florida English 8th Issue: Italian Americana


full name / name of organization: 
Florida English
contact email: 
ruffnec@scf.edu

Florida English 
Call for Submissions


Charles Olson and Influence (abstracts by 12/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Gary Grieve-Carlson/ALA San Francisco May 27-30, 2010
contact email: 
grieveca@lvc.edu

Charles Olson's work gathers a vast range of sources that influenced his thought and poetry.

Re-Approaching the ‘Patriarch’: The “Father” in Asian North American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
2010 NeMLA Convention in Montreal, QC
contact email: 
gchen@georgianc.on.ca

Since the 1960s, Asian American Literature has received recognition from works by women writers, such as Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan.

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions to "Writing Our Hope"

full name / name of organization: 
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
contact email: 
foster.dickson@mps.k12.al.us

"Writing Our Hope" is a bi-annual literary journal of creative nonfiction and poetry that publishes student work on themes of tolerance and equality.

The 41st Annual College English Association Conference, March 25-7, 2010-San Antonio

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
kmadison@uark.edu

Conference Theme:
Voices

“And in my voice most welcome shall you be.” As You Like It 2:4.87

"Music and the Written Word" January 16-17, 2010, Deadline Oct. 9

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM)
contact email: 
cjh@umail.ucsb.edu

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) is seeking submissions for the 2010 Music and the Written Word Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Ba

Shakespeare: Puzzles, Mysteries, Investigations

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Duncan Salkeld, The University of Chichester
contact email: 
d.salkeld@chi.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS
Short Papers (20 mins) are invited for a Day Conference at the University of Chichester, England, to be held on Thursday 18 February 2010.

“RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS”, a special issue of ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL

full name / name of organization: 
Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”
contact email: 
anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings” edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it).

CALL FOR PAPERS for “VIOLENCE IN PARADISE: THE CARIBBEAN”, a special issue of ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL

full name / name of organization: 
Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”
contact email: 
anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Violence in Paradise: the Caribbean” edited by Irline François (ifrancoi@goucher.edu) and Marie-Hélène Laforest (m.laforest@alice.it).

Call for Papers for Making Connections Spring 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Fredrick Douglas Institue Collabrative/Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
contact email: 
connect@bloomu.edu

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collabora

AlterNative: Volume 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
contact email: 
editors@alternative.ac.nz

AlterNative is announcing a general call for papers to be published in Volume 6, 2010.

Urban Places: The Literary Ecology of American Cities (Abstracts by 9/30)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen E. Waldron / Northeast Modern Language Association Conf. April 7-11, 2010
contact email: 
waldron@coa.edu

This proposed panel follows on a very successful seminar discussion conducted at NeMLA 2009 entitled: "The Literary Ecology of American Literature: Constructions of Place." It proposes to continue w

Politics of Gay Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Intertexts
contact email: 
rjfrontain@uca.edu

For the Spring 2011 special issue,INTERTEXTS invites interdisciplinary submissions on the topic of The Politics of Gay Identity.

Alternate Histories of Free Indirect Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Panel for the International Conference on Narrative (Cleveland, April 8-11)
contact email: 
Rachel Sagner Buurma rbuurma1 at swarthmore dot edu or James Harker jharker1 at berkeley dot edu

Alternate Histories of Free Indirect Discourse
Proposed Panel for the International Conference on Narrative (Cleveland, April 8-11)

Fan Culture and Theory PCA/ACA National Conference March 31-April 3, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
klarsen@gwu.edu

Fan Culture & Theory

Call For Papers

PCA/ACA
2010 National Conference
March 31 – April 3
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2009

ROMANIAN CULTURE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Center, University of Bucharest, Romania
contact email: 
romanianculture1@yahoo.com

ROMANIAN CULTURE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

Workshop organized within the Annual Conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest

[DEADLINE] Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture: Sep. 30, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2010
contact email: 
mcartt@sage.edu

This panel will examine redefinitions of masculinity that challenge and intersect with global and national relations.

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7-11 April 2010, Montreal, QC [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
4dwm5@queensu.ca

One line from Wilfred Owen’s unfinished preface to his posthumous Poems (1920) can be read as a synecdoche for much elegiac writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

CFP: "The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation"

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York
contact email: 
painconference@gmail.com

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:

Teaching Matters: And Just Wgat Do You Teach? March 26-27, 2010, proposals by February 14, 2010,, registration fee: $45.00

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jason Horn/Teaching Matters: And Just What Do You Teach?
contact email: 
J_horn@gdn.edu

Presentation for this interdisciplinary conference on teaching should address the "how" of delivering knowledge and may discuss the use of high or low technology or tradtional and experimental method

[Last minute CFP] Dante meets MTV: Studying Medieval Literature in a Post-Medieval Context/NeMLA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Strowe
contact email: 
astrowe@complit.umass.edu

This roundtable aims to create a discussion about the role and methods of the study of medieval literature in the contemporary world.

[UPDATE] The Politics of the Western

full name / name of organization: 
Darren Millar, John Abbott College
contact email: 
millardarren@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The Politics of the Western (Expanded Topic)

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

CFP: Sargasso 25th Anniversary Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, & Culture 2/1/2010
contact email: 
walicek@gmail.com

S A R G A S S O
25th Anniversary Issue: 25 Interviews
Call for Interviews
suggested abstract deadline November 15, 2009
submission deadline February 1, 2010

CFP: PCA/ACA Literature and Politics Sessions, 3/31/-4/3/2010; deadline 12/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
George Moore/ Popular Cultural Assoc. and American Culture Assoc.
contact email: 
mooreg@colorado.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2010 NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS’ JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA)

Irish Studies

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
tt3@psu.edu

The 2010 national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 5 – 8 May 2010 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA.

American memory of WWII: adding the European "Second Generation" to the historical narrative

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Krystyna T. Zamorska
contact email: 
krystyna.zamorska@gmail.com

I am compiling a collection of "second generation" academic memoir essays by those who were born and raised in post-Second World War Eastern Europe, particularly Poland, and are now academics or schol

Rhetorics of Happiness

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Rhetorics & Hermeneutics/Queen: a journal of rhetoric and power
contact email: 
thevoidboy@mac.com,erika.olbricht@gmail.com

CFP: RHETORICS OF HAPPINESS

Call for Proposals: Death and Representation, a One-Day Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Rochester
contact email: 
jmiddle2@mail.rochester.edu, vive@mail.rochester.edu

Death and Representation
Keynote Speaker: Dana Luciano, Georgetown University

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University
contact email: 
Anne_Richards@kennesaw.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” (2010/2011).

RE: Nebula Latest Issue & Call For Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship
contact email: 
nebula@nobleworld.biz

Nebula 6.3 is now online with unrestricted access at http://www.nobleworld.biz . The editors now invite submissions for Nebula 6.4 (December, 2009) with a manuscript deadine of November 5, 2009.

[CFP] Battleground States Conference 2010: War(s) and Peace - February 26 - 27, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
jphilpo@bgsu.edu

Battleground States 2010: War(s) and Peace will be held February 26th and 27th, 2010 on the Bowling Green State University campus.

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