category: cultural studies and historical approaches

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

full name / name of organization: 
Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
contact email: 
ddonnelly@mail.usf.edu

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress.

"The record of bitter moments": Prison Writing as a Genre, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

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Kristina Lucenko, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
kristina.lucenko@stonybrook.edu

From John Milton to Aphra Behn to Oscar Wilde to Angela Y. Davis, a striking number of writers have experienced some sort of imprisonment.

Donors and Helpers: Masculinity in Contemporary Fairy Tales (April 7-10, 2011 New Brunswick, NJ)

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NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2011 Convention
contact email: 
bobbysu@wesley.edu

A hallmark of contemporary fairy tales is their subversion of stereotypical gender roles: once passive princesses have been transformed into tenacious, independent heroines who seek their own identiti

[UPDATE] GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (REGISTRATION is open; conference 26 June 2010

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Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Registration for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, is open. Admission is free.

"RAVENNA" 3 is ONLINE

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http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm
contact email: 
luca.caddia@katamail.com

I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy.

Reading Jacqueline Wilson

full name / name of organization: 
Helen Day, University of Central Lancashire
contact email: 
HFDay@uclan.ac.uk

Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there’s hardly a young person in the UK that hasn’t heard of Jacqueline Wilson.

Cinema and Demos/ NEMLA 2011 convention, New Brunswick, April 7-10 2011

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

From its very inception the relation between cinema and masses is somewhat a concern among any scholar who takes cinema seriously.

NeMLA conference (April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ): The Other French Cinema(s) of the 1930s

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat and Bénédicte Lebéhot, Rutgers University
contact email: 
kennedyc@eden.rutgers.edu or blebehot@rci.rutgers.edu

Title The Other French Cinema(s) of the 1930s

Co-Chairs Colleen Kennedy-Karpat and Bénédicte Lebéhot

LUICD Graduate Conference 2011: Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations

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Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

‘Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique’. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent.

CFP - Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

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Department of Cultural Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
spacesofalterity@gmail.com

Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

2010 LCMND Conference, WINNIPEG, MB, October 14-16: hosted by the University of Winnipeg -- THEME: "Marshall McLuhan..."

full name / name of organization: 
LCMND: LANGUAGES & CULTURES Circle of Manitoba & North Dakota (from 1959-2009: Linguistic Circle of Manitoba & North Dakota)
contact email: 
j.mcleod-rogers@uwinnipeg.ca <j.mcleod-rogers@uwinnipeg.ca>

The THEME of the 2010 LCMND Conference is:
"Marshall McLuhan in a POMO World"
See:
http://rhetoric.uwinnipeg.ca/McLuhan_in_a_POMO_World/CALL_FOR_PROPOSALS....

NeMLA 2011 New Brunswick. Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas.

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
ezaramel@princeton.edu

If we talk about literature and music are we thinking also about the social and the political arena?

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
gandolfi@princeton.edu

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th.

[UPDATE] CFP: J. D. Salinger’s Literary Legacy (July 1, 2010)

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LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers
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MESA 2010 Emerging female frontiers and entrenched socio-political boundaries in the Gulf States”.(Submissions due by July 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Cate University of Alabama Huntsville and Annemarie Profanter Free University of Bolzano
contact email: 
annemarie.profanter@unibz.it, stephanie.cate@uah.edu

We are presenting a special session at MESA 2010 in San Diego “ Emerging female frontiers and entrenched socio-political boundaries in the Gulf States”.

CFP: Images of Women

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

Women in film and media:

Islam in Contemporary Italy, NeMLA April 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jrwagner@rutgers.edu

Increased immigration to Italy in the last decades has brought with it both demographic and cultural change.

CFP: FRAME- Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación

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Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Sevilla
contact email: 
migpergom@alum.us.es

FRAME (http://fama2.us.es/fco/frame/) a lively peer-reviewd journal seeks submissions on all aspects of cinema cultural and creative activity.

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films.

REMINDER - Deadline 28 May 2010 - Call for Papers: Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art

full name / name of organization: 
Simone Sharpe & Sarah Tayton/Monash University
contact email: 
collaborations@arts.monash.edu.au

Submission deadline: Friday May 28, 2010.

Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age

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New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
contact email: 
kjohns03@nyit.edu

New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Spring Conference 2011
“Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age”

Affects and Spaces in Latin American Cinema, Performance and Literature, Nemla, New Brunswick 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University
contact email: 
vgarrote@eden.rutgers.edu

This panel at NEMLA conference in Rutgers University in New Brunswick, aims to discuss the relation between affect and spaces in contemporary Latin American cinema, performance and literature.

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity [UPDATE}

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Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

Central European Authors--April 7-10, 2011--New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
emhall47@gmail.com

In “The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts,” Milan Kundera observes that Central Europe is rarely perceived as an important region in Europe.

CFP: Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline July 19]

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Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Summer 2010 Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.

Article Submission Deadline: July 19th

Open Call for Articles

"Contingent Communities" (U of M, Fall '10)

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Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
umcsclconference@gmail.com

“Contingent Communities” (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Dates: 10/15/10-10/17/10

Label Me Latina or Latino

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez, NeMLA
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu

As a nation, we tend to homogenize Hispanics; even the term itself is problematic, due to the fact that it removes the specificity belonging to each Spanish-speaking nation and the cultures within it.

[UPDATE] Intention and Intentionality: NEMLA, April 7-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Josh Gang / Department of English, Rutgers University
contact email: 
jsgang@gmail.com

Intention and Intentionality (NEMLA, April 7-11, 2011)

Sixty years after the publication of Wimsatt and Beardsley’s ‘The
Intentional Fallacy,’ the problem of intention continues to

First CFP: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY (A Special Issue of “The European Legacy” )‏

full name / name of organization: 
Costica Bradatan
contact email: 
Costica.Bradatan@ttu.edu

(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)

First Call for Papers: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY

A Special Issue of “The European Legacy”

"Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts Sept 30

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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
ecocrit.nemla2011@gmail.com

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about?

[UPDATE] short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change June- August

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

BAD TASTE -- Thursday, October 21, 2010

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22nd Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
contact email: 
erin.kappeler@tufts.edu

Keynote Address: Professor Martin Puchner, Harvard University

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

Crowd Forms in American Literature: Masses, Classes and Publics

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
pmahoney@temple.edu

Speaking of literature in general, Larzer Ziff notes that the crowd is "at best…but a backdrop" against which the drama of the individual unfolds ("Whitman and the Crowd" 585).

Intention and Intentionality (NEMLA April 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Josh Gang, Department of English, Rutgers Univ.
contact email: 
jsgang@rutgers.edu

Sixty years after the publication of Wimsatt and Beardsley’s ‘The Intentional Fallacy,’ the problem of intention continues to haunt literary criticism.

Collection of essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Cherie Ann Turpin and Anika Cazenave
contact email: 
cturpin@udc.edu or cherieannturpin@mac.com; anikacazenave@yahoo.com

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays and autobiographical essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems.

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