category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Negative Cosmopolitanisms: Abjection, Power, and Biopolitics, 11-13 October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Terri Tomsky, Eddy Kent, Imre Szeman (Organzers). The Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
contact email: 
tomsky@ualberta.ca

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the array of negative cosmopolitanisms operating today—all those ways in which cosmopolitan subjects are still stigmatized, disempowered, excluded,

7th Global Conference: Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship (March 2012; Prague; czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pic7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference
Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: Urban Popcultures

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Discipinary.Net
contact email: 
up2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Urban Popcultures

Friday 9th March- Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

Sport and the Nation, International Conference, 19-20 January 2012 (Edited)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and School of Media, Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University
contact email: 
supriya.chaudhuri@gmail.com

The 22nd Annual English Graduate Student Conference at Louisiana State University Feb. 16th & 17th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference--Co-Chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

"Reassessing John Neal:" C19: Berkeley, April 12-15, 2012: Deadline, Sept 15, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
C19: THE SOCIETY OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICANISTS
contact email: 
dajcarls@csusb.edu

Long appreciated primarily as a powerful advocate of literary nationalism in the United States, recent scholarship has begun to reveal John Neal (1793-1896) as an innovative literary stylist, a penetr

Image and Language: Godard and the problem of expression NEMLA 2012 Rochester deadline: September 30

full name / name of organization: 
Elif Sendur/Binghamton University
contact email: 
esendur1@binghamton.edu

This panel asks to question the relation between expression and language, between the image and the word using Godard's work.

NEMLA 2012: Fictional Readers of French Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Ana Oancea
contact email: 
aio2101@columbia.edu

This panel welcomes papers analyzing the representation of characters in any fictional work [eg. Huysmans, O’Neill, Pasolini] who read French literature of any period.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and the Natural World, March 29-31, 2012 (Abstracts due October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Park and Katie Walker / The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
jmpark@email.unc.edu and walkerkn@email.unc.edu

Recently Shakespeare studies have taken a “natural” turn. With the advent of ecocriticism and posthumanist thinking, a “green Shakespeare” has begun to emerge.

Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity 5 (March 2012; Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net
contact email: 
ic5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Friday 9th March - Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call For Papers:

Call for Papers on Marguerite Porete, International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10–13 May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Congress on Medieval Studies
contact email: 
info@margueriteporete.net

We invite conference papers on Marguerite Porete, her inquisition trial, and/or the Mirror of Simple Souls, for the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA,

Southern Studies Conference (February 10-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University Montgomery
contact email: 
aumlac@aum.edu

Southern Studies: The AUM Liberal Arts Conference at Auburn University Montgomery, February 10 and 11, 2012.

Call for papers and panels on the topic of Southern culture.

Hawthorne's Humor, journal (special issue), 11-15-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
contact email: 
elbertm@mail.montclair.edu

Call for Papers, Hawthorne’s Humor

UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad, SALA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
nbhatia2@uwo.ca, rgairola@uw.edu

Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Date: Wed., January 4, 2012 at 9:00am – Thurs., January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm

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
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