category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Nov. 13, 2010 18th Annual English and American Literature: Everyday Life and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republicof China in Taiwan (EALA Taiwan) &Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
contact email: 
foreign@dragon.nchu.edu.tw

Literature is related to everyday life in a subtle way.

UPDATE: New World Francophonie: ACLA Panel, April 1-4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Monika Giacoppe, Ramapo College/ American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
giacoppe@ramapo.edu

The ACLA’s annual meeting in New Orleans seems an ideal time to address the francophone literatures and cultures of the “New World,” too often considered only as an afterthought in comparative A

Go Green: Die Germanistik und grünes Gedankengut, The 1st Montreal German Studies Graduate Student Conference 23-25 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University & Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
contact email: 
janet.janzen@mail.mcgill.ca

The 4th graduate conference at McGill and the 1st in collaboration with Université de Montréal, this year’s theme sees its justification in the steady rise of awareness toward environmental issues

SC4:The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (fourth biennial)

full name / name of organization: 
Rhonda V. Wilcox / Gordon College; Whedon Studies Association; Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association
contact email: 
slayage.conference@gmail.com

SC4: The Fourth Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses
June 3-6, 2010, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

UPDATE Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sam George, University of Hertfordshire
contact email: 
s.george@herts.ac.uk

Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

University of Hertfordshire, UK 16-18th April 2010

Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
contact email: 
abanec1@tigers.lsu.edu

2010 EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
Panel Topic
Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge
Andrew Banecker (LSU), Chair

[UPDATE] Toni Morrison: New Directions - a special issue of MELUS (20 Jan)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Nicol (University College Dublin) and Jennifer Terry (University of Durham)
contact email: 
kate_edin@hotmail.com

Call for Papers
Special Issue of MELUS
Guest Editors: Kathryn Nicol and Jennifer Terry

Toni Morrison: New Directions

[UPDATE] Romanian Culture in the Global Age

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

ROMANIAN CULTURE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

Edited by Rodica Mihaila, Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru and Dana Mihailescu
Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press

CFP Volume Romanian Culture in the Global Age

full name / name of organization: 
Eds Rodica Mihaila, Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru and Dana Mihailescu
contact email: 
romanianculture1@yahoo.com

Call for Papers ROMANIAN CULTURE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

Call for Conference abstracts: Session: (Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies

full name / name of organization: 
John Edgar Browning/Louisiana State University
contact email: 
jbrow11@lsu.edu

EGSA Conference: The 20th Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

Regarding Iteration: Narratives of Imitation and Innovation

February 11-12, 2010

CFP: PNRC; 21 to 23 Oct. 2010; Victoria, BC

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Studies annual conference
contact email: 
ekelly@uvic.ca

The 53rd annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from 21 to 23 October 2009.

[UPDATE] Call for Exemplary Undergraduate Humanities Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
contact-vhr@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2010 Issue.

Collecting and Collections: Objects, Practices, and the Fate of Things

full name / name of organization: 
David Banash and Kevin Moist
contact email: 
d-banash@wiu.edu; kmm104@psu.edu

Call For Papers
For the edited collection

Collecting and Collections: Objects, Practices, and the Fate of Things

ACLA: Breaking Languages, Broken Subjects (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/21)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
4mk46@queensu.ca

The “breakage” of language, and the breakdown of communication that may ensue from this breakage, marks the borderlines between personal, social and cultural difference, but the defamiliarization

Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s), ALA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies / American Literature Association
contact email: 
qclee101@gmail.com

CFP: Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s), ALA 2010

American Literature Association 2010 – San Francisco, CA – May 27-30, 2010

T. S. Eliot Society at American Literature Association Conference, May 27-30 2010

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
leeoser@holycross.edu

The T. S. Eliot Society will
sponsor two sessions at the 2010 Annual Conference of the American
Literature Association, May 27–30, at the Hyatt Regency in San

ACLA: Fictions of Haiti (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; Abstract by 11/23/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Manganelli & Angela Naimou, Clemson University
contact email: 
kmangan@clemson.edu, anaimou@clemson.edu

“Commemorations,” observes Michel-Rolph Trouillot, “sanitize further the messy history lived by the actors.

still taking essay considerations James Bond book

full name / name of organization: 
Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy
contact email: 
rob.weiner@ttu.edu

Call for Essays Consideration-James Bond and Popular Culture: the Films are Not Enough!
We are still taking considerations for essays for our forthcoming volume

[UPDATE] Recent Jewish American Literature and Trauma (11/27/09; ALA 05/27-30/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
Philippe.Codde@ugent.be

Recent Jewish American Literature and Trauma

Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2010 ALA Conference in San Francisco (May 27-30, 2010).

Imagining and Representing Identities in Canada: Words and Images of The Cultural Mosaic- 19 March 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Funda Basak Baskan/ University of Alberta
contact email: 
multiculticanada2010@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Multiculticanada 2010
Imagining and Representing Identities in Canada: Words and Images of The Cultural Mosaic
University of Alberta

UPDATE: ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/23)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu

Allegory has long been situated in a metaphorical-metaphysical scheme that presumes a hierarchical relationship between word and meaning.

ACLA:Traveling to Louisiana: Cinematic representation of the Southern other(s) /deadline for submissions:November,23 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Elif Sendur / SUNY Binghamton
contact email: 
cinemaandviolence@gmail.com

Panel for 2010 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
April 1 through 4 2010, New Orleans
Deadline for papers: November 23, 2009

Digital Archives & the Field of Production (12/31/09)

full name / name of organization: 
APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture
contact email: 
showard@du.edu

Digital Archives & the Field of Production

APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture
http://appositions.blogspot.com/

The New York School, (ALA 2010, May 27-30, 2010; Deadline 1/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
mmacarthur@csub.edu

Papers are invited on The New York School poets, first, second, third generation, for presentation at the 21st Annual American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010.

CFP: Afffectivity and Aesthetics of the Postnational across Literature, Cinema, and Theory (deadline: Nov. 23)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010
contact email: 
jchlpark@yahoo.com; mayumoin@gmail.com

The Health of the Economy: Fitzgerald, Health Care, and Financial Crisis

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Gordon Froehlich / F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
contact email: 
mgf10@psu.edu

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30.

[UPDATE] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (deadline extended to Nov. 23)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2010 Conference (April 1-4), New Orleans, LA
contact email: 
soumitree.gupta@gmail.com

ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora: Interrogating Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Diasporic Cultural Productions

[UPDATE] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (deadline extended to Nov. 23)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2010 Conference (April 1-4), New Orleans, LA
contact email: 
soumitree.gupta@gmail.com

ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora: Interrogating Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Diasporic Cultural Productions

ACLA Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2010

[UPDATE] Re-Conceiving the Urban: Public Space and Public Health (ACLA, 1-4 April 2010, New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser / Stanford University
contact email: 
houserh@stanford.edu

Seminar Organizers: Allison Carruth, University of Oregon; Heather Houser, Stanford University

We invite paper proposals for ACLA's 2010 Annual Conference, "Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms," to be held 1-4 April, 2010 in New Orleans, LA.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Proposals are due Monday, November 23, 2009.

How should we understand the “culture of cities,” to cite historian Lewis Mumford, in the context of recent environmental and public health challenges?

CFP Problems of Literary Genres

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Audio-Visual Arts
contact email: 
jarrek@uni.lodz.pl

Journal THE PROBLEMS OF LITERARY GENRES (Zagadnienia Rodzajow Literackich)

Volume 53 (2010), 105-106

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Bodies in Motion: Corporeality & the Representation of Immigrants, Refugees & Diasporic Subjects (ACLA 11/23/09; 4/1-4)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
kepitt@uwm.edu

This seminar seeks to explore connections and tensions between discourses of the body and discourses of diaspora, migration, exile, and transnationality.

CFP: International Association for Philosophy and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Philosophy and Literature
contact email: 
iaplassistant1@gmail.com

Call for Papers and Proposed Sessions
34th Annual Conference
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
to be held at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
24-30 May 2010
Topic: CULTURES OF DIFFERENCES: national / indigenous / historical

CFP - Fractured Images / Broken Words. Lancaster, 12 June 2010. Abstract deadline: 15 Feb 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University
contact email: 
conference@lancasterluminary.com

Conference 2010: Fractured Images / Broken Words

Robert Frost (ALA, May 27-30, 2010; Deadline 1/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
mmacarthur@csub.edu

Papers are invited on any aspect of Frost's work and/or role as a public figure, particularly in relation to other poets and movements, for presentation at the 21st Annual American Literature Associat

[REMINDER] Arthurian Legend at the 2010 PCA/ACA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Arthurian Legend at the PCA/ACA Conference
contact email: 
arthurpop@me.com

Arthurian Legend at the 40th Annual Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

March 31 - April 3, 2010

Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

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