category: cultural studies and historical approaches

World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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

Call for Papers

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

NEMLA 2012: Between the Beats: Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
John Hyland, University at Buffalo
contact email: 
jhyland@buffalo.edu

While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man discovers a “new” way to hear the “unheard sounds” between the beats

CFP “Circulations between Art Forms: Questioning Intersemioticity” Toulouse, France, March 31, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Marie C. Bouchet, University of Toulouse
contact email: 
marie.bouchet@univ-tlse2.fr

“Circulations between Art Forms: Questioning Intersemioticity”

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

full name / name of organization: 
British Columbia Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jdnolin@live.ca

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

full name / name of organization: 
City University of Seattle
contact email: 
bobbejo@gmail.com

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

full name / name of organization: 
David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu; shelley.bradfield@colostate.edu

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

As the first edited volume of its kind, Transnational Laughter seeks to expand the field of media studies and shed light on overlooked areas of academic interest, taking comedy and its various subgenres (including black comedy, improv, modern slapstick, the romcom, satire, scatological humor, sketch comedy, spoofs, stand-up, and so forth) as vehicles through which to assess the international transit of these specific cultural forms over the past 25-30 years.

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2012 (9/15/2011; Kalamazoo, 5/10-13, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
jbdavis@stetson.edu

The International Sidney Society sponsors three open sessions on Philip Sidney and related topics at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michiga

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder: Playing False: Representations of Betrayal, Oxford (27.05.2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Betiel Wasihun, Lincoln College, Oxford University
contact email: 
Betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Reminder: May 27, 2011 deadline for abstracts.

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 16 - 17, 2011

Essay Collection - American Multitudes: Collective Life in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Mahoney, Temple University
contact email: 
pmahoney@temple.edu

"The future belongs to crowds."
DeLillo, Mao II

Not Just The American Way: Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts (Proposals by 31 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Johnston
contact email: 
superheroesonscreen@gmail.com

Not Just The American Way:

Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts

From Scroll to Screen: Translation and Reading from Ancient to Modern (Deadline July 15th, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia
contact email: 
siobhan.mcelduff@ubc.ca

What does Rome have to do with Cupertino? Or the bulky and unwieldy technology of the book scroll with the sleekness of the iPad?

Dreams In legend & Tradition

full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Harte, Folklore Society
contact email: 
JHarte@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

A two-day conference on Dreams in Legend and Tradition will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2011 as the sixth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society in the Assembly Rooms in Swaffh

Special issue, MFS: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies and Feminism/3-1-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Fernald
contact email: 
fernald@fordham.edu

Call for Papers: Upcoming Special issue
Women’s Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

Editor: Anne Fernald
Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2012

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation"

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students
contact email: 
alonetogetherucla@gmail.com

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 5/15-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century

This panel explores how literature represents human subjectivity through interspecies relationships, to investigate how we produce ourselves by producing the animal producing us. To examine human-animal relations is to unearth the roots of what we understand today as the human. In the imperial/colonial context of the nineteenth-century, the representation of interspecies relationships (intimate or antagonistic) may establish the human/e as the rightful subject of dominion. At the same time, representations of animals may contest this material-semiotic imperialization. Using the works of authors like Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, among others, we ask questions like: what are the connections between our concept of human empires—and relatedly, human rights—and evolving attitudes towards non-human animals? How does the century’s “civilized,” “humane” subject embody those rights by the management—social, cultural, legal and otherwise—of his relationships to “lower creation”? Approaches using affect theory and/or cultural, legal, or science studies are particularly welcome.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Maria K. Bachman / Victorians Institute
contact email: 
mbachman@coastal.edu

Call for Papers: VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future
October 21-22, 2011, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

[FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it and glennis.byron@stir.ac.uk

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Women's Studies Session. June 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
LDavis1@kennesaw.edu

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Women's Studies session invites papers that explore the 2011 conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and its connection to W

Digital Dreaming: Reading YouTube

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rlaist@goodwin.edu

Panel for the 2012 NeMLA Conference in Rochester, NY (March 15-18, 2012):

5/15/12 Nuclear Criticism and the 'Exploding Word'

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
blouinmi@msu.edu

TITLE: Nuclear Criticism and the “Exploding Word”

Chairperson: Michael Blouin, Michigan State University

Conference on the Literary Essay - July 2-3, 2011 - Queen Mary, University of London

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London
contact email: 
essay.conference@gmail.com

Conference on the Literary Essay at Queen Mary and the London Review Bookshop, London, July 2-3

This July 2-3, there will be a conference on the literary essay from

[UPDATE] Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Birmingham (English Department)
contact email: 
unexpectedagents@gmail.com

Online Registration is now open for:

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)'

Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature (NEMLA March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy & Christopher Madson
contact email: 
kennedy.623@buckeyemail.osu.edu; cjmadson@buffalo.edu

Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature

gnovis Summer 2011 Call For Projects

full name / name of organization: 
gnovis online journal and blog
contact email: 
gnovis.submit@gmail.com

gnovis is the online, peer-reviewed, scholarly graduate journal of Georgetown's Communication, Culture and Technology program, and is devoted to presenting interdisciplinary scholarship that reflects

CFP "Storytelling and Identity" 2012 NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
caccavai@msu.edu

2012 Northeastern Modern Language Association Annual Conference

March 15-18: Rochester, York.
http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/

Humanitarianism and Responsibility--special issue of Journal of Human Rights--submissions due Sept 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Kerry Bystrom and Glenn Mitoma, University of Connecticut
contact email: 
kerry.bystrom@uconn.edu

As part of a wider analysis of discourses of responsibility in contemporary humanitarian activity, this special issue will examine how advocacy campaigns and relief projects that fall outside of the m

Present Tense CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society
contact email: 
editors@presenttensejournal.org

Present Tense is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming issue.

Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays [9/18/2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University
contact email: 
ahubler@ksu.edu

Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

The Senses in Early Modern England, 1485-1668 (21st-22nd October 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The London Renaissance Seminar, Shakespeare’s Globe and Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
jwatso05@mail.bbk.ac.uk

Prof. Erica Fudge, University of Strathclyde (Keynote Speaker)
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare’s Globe (Keynote Speaker)

1st Annual International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco
contact email: 
abdelkaders@gmail.com

1st Annual International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact, 23-24 November, 2011
The Moroccan Culture Research Group
(MCRG)
Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences
El Jadida, Morocco

Economies of Belonging: Migration and Performance- ASTR Working Group

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research
contact email: 
cmcivor@berkeley.edu and efisek1@jhu.edu

American Society for Theatre Research
Montreal, CA
November 17-20, 2011

Conveners: Charlotte McIvor (University of California-Berkeley) and Emine Fisek (Johns Hopkins University)

RSA 2012 panel (deadline June 1): Cosmopolitan Kings: Foreign Marriages and Domestic Disputes in Stewart Britain

full name / name of organization: 
Kat Rutkowski Lecky and Maura Giles Watson
contact email: 
rutkowkm@ucla.edu; mauragiles@post.harvard.edu

This RSA panel focuses on the drama, music, poetry, and prose surrounding the numerous international matches forged by the kings of the Stewart dynasty who ruled Britain for most of the seventeenth ce

Playing with Risk in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Science MMLA Panel Nov 3-6, 2011 St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language
contact email: 
hutt0040@umn.edu

This panel seeks papers that examine the theoretical and material practices of experiment and the production of scientific knowledge.

Blackfriars Conference (25-30 October 2011) Abstracts due 31 May 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Shakespeare Center
contact email: 
sarahe@americanshakespearecenter.com

On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world have gathered in Staunton, during the height of the Shenandoah Valley’s famed Fall colo

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