category: cultural studies and historical approaches

CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS AND CREATIVE WORKS

full name / name of organization: 
Label Me Latina/o
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu; shaulm@queens.edu

Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatin.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

CfP Kalamazoo Medieval ICMS 2012: Postcolonial England

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University English Department
contact email: 
m.r.glass@durham.ac.uk

The Department of English Studies at Durham University invites submission of proposals for its session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazo

Thing Theory and Object-Oriented Studies in Medieval Contexts [International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 10-13 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Adams
contact email: 
Anthony_Adams@brown.edu

A new and exciting move toward ‘object-oriented studies’ is underway among historians and literary scholars, including medievalists.

Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media

full name / name of organization: 
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue
contact email: 
mausdc@potsdam.edu

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker “The Assimilated Negro,” published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

[W]hy does it seem like black people are missing the boat -- treating the SS Satire like a slave ship? Sometimes it feels we only get the joke if it's the lowest common denominator, otherwise we have to put on our suits and let Oprah or Tyler Perry hold our hands and make sure there's a heavy Maya Angelou level of respect.[…] Where are the black branded satirists? Maybe we don't get it. Maybe we don't care to get it. Are there no satirists because of the lack of demand? It can't be for lack of opportunity. Every week we get a new race-event begging for lampooning: Watson, Jena 6, OJ, Imus, Michael Richards, Vick .... all present unique opportunities to make a joke that might mean a little more to someone with melanin.

Evans goes on to engage in some “speculative armchair psychology” and wonder openly if what he calls the “critical”, “literary”, and “detached” elements of satire are not barriers to African Americans’ participation in this mode of cultural commentary. Not surprisingly, Evans’s article garnered numerous online responses, both in its original form and in numerous repostings around the Internet. We seek to assemble a collection of scholarly essays about satire in contemporary African American culture in order to develop that response in both depth and breadth, examining both the premises that undergird Evans’s original claims and a range of African American satirists working in a variety of media over the past thirty years.

Ecstatic Performance at the Borders of Faith and Race, "Triumph in my Song" (University of Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Joy A. J. Howard / English Department, Saint Joseph's University
contact email: 
Joy.Howard@verizon.net

CFP for "Triumph in my Song": 18th & 19th Century African Atlantic Culture, History, & Performance to be held at: the University of Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2012

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstract due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world.

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstract due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

[UPDATE] Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920 - CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
c.e.mathieson@warwick.ac.uk

Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920

23rd September 2011, University of Warwick

*CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED– 15th August*

Regional manuscript transmission, 1500-1700 (SRS 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
SRS 2012 / University of Manchester, UK
contact email: 
j.swann@ihum.keele.ac.uk

My country Penne would alwaies shun the City: Regional manuscript transmission, 1500-1700 @ Society for Renaissance Studies 2012, 9-11th July, University of Manchester.

Transnational Negotiation in the Cross-Cultural Remake (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012. Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Gohar Siddiqui/ Syracuse University
contact email: 
gtsiddiq@syr.edu

This panel aims to bring into conversation different approaches and models for analyzing the cross-cultural film remake as an industrial, textual, and cultural category.

[UPDATE] Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat / Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

[UPDATE] ANZSA 2011: "Translations/Transitions," Christchurch, NZ, 7–8 Nov (abstracts now due 26 August; keynote announced)

full name / name of organization: 
Jacob Edmond / University of Otago
contact email: 
jacob.edmond@otago.ac.nz

Australia and New Zealand Slavists’ Association 2011 Conference “Translations/Transitions”

Christchurch, New Zealand, 7–8 November 2011

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies (September 30)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka
contact email: 
petar.penda@unibl.rs; tatjanabijelic@unibl.rs

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

CfP: Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Fuchs
contact email: 
christian.fuchs@im.uu.se

CfP: Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

Translating the Holocaust Panel: NEMLA, Rochester, NY. March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
aharris@mansfield.edu

Panel on transoation in Holocaust literature, film, graphic novel:

Women Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

After the success of our book Women on Women; we are looking for quality papers on women writers across boundaries of nation/state/age/class. Suggested Topics:

Women and sexuality

Revisiting Music in 1991, A Cultural Turning Point (8/1/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters
contact email: 
arnoldpan@popmatters.com

Revisiting Music in 1991, A Cultural Turning Point
Pitch Deadline: August 1, 2011
Writing Deadline: August 21, 2011

[UPDATE] ‘Mortality and Imagination: The Life of the Dead in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’, 30 August-2 September 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
dscott-macnab@uj.ac.za

In an effort to facilitate a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation, we encourage scholars working in any discipline to submit abstracts addressing this theme.

Postcoloniality in the Wake of the "Arab Spring"

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Convention, 2012
contact email: 
jjmaer@aol.com

This panel intends to investigate the relationship between the recent strike wave that swept across North Africa and the Middle East, among other areas of the world, and the "genre" of postcoloniality

[UPDATE] CFP: The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

On the Job Training: Media Industries and the Cultivation of Labor by Aug 10th (SCMS March 21-25, 2012))

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Cohn/ UCLA
contact email: 
jacohn@gmail.com

Special Issue on Boys' Love Manga

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
contact email: 
editors@yaoiresearch.com

Please consider submitting an abstract for a special themed issue on boys' love manga to be published by the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. The CFP is below.

"Sifting the April sunlight for clues": The Poetry of John Ashbery (Sept 30, 2011; NeMLA, Mar. 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Fischer / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bkfischer@yahoo.com

This panel aspires to a multi-faceted exploration, in his native Rochester, of the work of this uniquely talented and elusive poet.

One Hundred Years of Attitude: A Centennial Roundtable for Poetry Magazine (Sept 30, 2011; NeMLA, Mar. 15-18, 2012, Rochester NY

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

It's a very long way indeed from Harriet Monroe's vision in Chicago in 1912, to a $200 million endowment from Ruth Lilly a few years ago, but Poetry magazine has seldom been far at all from the centra

Framing the Black Arts Movement (Sept. 30, 2011; NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

This session is intended to entertain (at least) two senses of the term “framing,” and perhaps some tension between them.

Film and the Second World War in Scandinavia. 1 February 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
contact email: 
anders.marklund@litt.lu.se

Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (JSCA) is a peer-refereed scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of film culture in Scandinavia.

Reconstruction 12.3 Special Issue: "(In)Securities"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue “(In)Securities”
Edited by
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

[UPDATE] L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory (15/8/11)

full name / name of organization: 
L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island
contact email: 
ben@roomofbensown.net

A reminder that 15 August 2011 is the deadline for submissions for this conference, which will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 21–24 June 2012.

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

NALS: "Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place" (May 13-15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
North American Levinas Society
contact email: 
sjneely@uas.alaska.edu

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NORTH AMERICAN LEVINAS SOCIETY
Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting
“Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place”
May 13-15, 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska

CALL FOR PAPERS

CfP Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Fuchs, Uppsala University
contact email: 
christian.fuchs@im.uu.se

Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW5) (July 12-15, 2012; accepting until December 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Whedon Studies Association
contact email: 
rhonda_w@gdn.edu

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (slayageonline.com) and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fifth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whed

UPDATE: Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
catwomankatniss@gmail.com

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Cultural Studies Book on Brad Pitt

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans
contact email: 
schaberg@loyno.edu

Proposals are being solicited for an edited volume organized around the subject of Brad Pitt.  The editors envision a book on Brad Pitt that ranges broadly across the humanities, with chapters focusi

“Henry Fielding: New Approaches”

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Benjamin Bricker, Stanford University
contact email: 
abricker@stanford.edu

“Henry Fielding: New Approaches”

Andrew Benjamin Bricker
Dept. of English, Stanford University
Margaret Jacks Hall, Stanford U., 94305
E-mail: abricker@stanford.edu
Tel: (415) 832-9133

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