category: cultural studies and historical approaches

International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 31, March 17-21, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Graham J. Murphy (Trent University)
contact email: 
grahammurphy@trentu.ca

ICFA 31:Call for Papers. The 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts will be held March 17-21, 2010, at the Orlando Airport Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Chicana/o Literature, Culture, Film

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanette Sanchez/SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jeannie8@u.washington.edu

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

Comics and Comic Book Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture
contact email: 
bsvitavsky@rollins.edu

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture.

[UPDATE] Present Difference: The Cultural Construction of Disability UK (7/1/2009; 1/6/10-1/8/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Lucy Burke/ Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
l.burke@mmu.ac.uk

Present Difference: The Cultural Production of Disability

Manchester Metropolitan University In conjunction with BBC Northwest and the Cultural Disability Studies Research Network

5th Global Conference: Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pic5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

full name / name of organization: 
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

[UPDATE] THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE GOOD: EXPLORING THE BEAUTY CONTROVERSY IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION--extended deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret E. Mitchell / SAMLA Nov. 6-9
contact email: 
mmitchel@westga.edu

THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE GOOD: EXPLORING THE BEAUTY CONTROVERSY IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION

The Ethical Turn to Literature -- NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

“The Ethical Turn to Literature”:

Machines and Machinations, Sept. 18-19, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference
contact email: 
anp23@cornell.edu

In light of the current centrality of digital culture, we propose the necessity of a critical examination of the machine, understood in the broadest terms, from the machinations of

ETUDES IRLANDAISES French Journal of Irish Studies (peer review) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 30 SEPT . 2009

full name / name of organization: 
ETUDES IRLANDAISES French Journal of Irish Studies (peer review)
contact email: 
cauvetp@hotmail.com

APPEL A CONTRIBUTIONS / CALL FOR PAPERS

ETUDES IRLANDAISES
French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2010 issue/Numéro de Printemps 2010

Creative Prose - Collections

full name / name of organization: 
Editions Bibliotekos, Inc.
contact email: 
EBibliotekos@gmail.com

Editions Bibliotekos, Inc. plans to publish contemporary, original creative prose works in collection format.

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association
contact email: 
housereb@rochester.rr.com

Risk!

New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

3rd Global Conference: Persons, Intimacy and Love (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pil3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Persons, Intimacy and Love

Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

2nd Call for Articles, Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
URV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona. Spain)
contact email: 
catalan@journal@urv.cat

The Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies is launching a CALL FOR ARTICLES for its SECOND ISSUE, which will be published in SPRING 2010

Ecocriticism and Canada, NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11 2010

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure.
contact email: 
maryanne.p.r.h.laurico@queenus.ca

Ecocriticism and Canada

"Science and Religion: An Evolving Dialogue" - Lyceum 2009 - Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Unity Institute
contact email: 
shepherdtw@unityonline.org

This call for papers is seeking submissions for Unity Institute’s Lyceum 2009 - “Science and Religion: An Evolving Dialogue”, September 30-October 3, 2009.

Women Writing Spanish American Revolution(s)- NeMLA- Montreal, Canada-April 7-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Sophie M. Lavoie
contact email: 
lavoie@unb.ca

Women Writing Spanish American Revolution(s)

Double Agencies: Parsing Dissent between LGBITQ Studies and Queer Theory--NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Raji Singh Soni, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 41st Annual Convention
contact email: 
raji.soni@queensu.ca

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
41st Annual Convention
Gay/Lesbian Area Panel
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
http://www.nemla.org/convention/montreal.html

National Central University Journal of Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
National Central University Journal of Humanities
contact email: 
JH@ncu.edu.tw

National Central University Journal of Humanities

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk

Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

Human Rights and Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Virginia Bonner/SAMLA 2009 Conference in Atlanta
contact email: 
vbonner@clayton.edu

Human Rights and Cinema

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 1 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk.

Fashioning the Neo-Victorian. Iterations of the 19th Century in Contemp. Lit. & Culture (abstract due 11/01/09, conf. 4/8-10/10)

full name / name of organization: 
English Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
contact email: 
Susanne.Gruss@angl.phil.uni-erlangen.de, Nadine.Boehm@angl.phil.uni-erlangen.de

Call for Papers
Fashioning the Neo-Victorian. Iterations of the Nineteenth Century in Contemporary Literature and Culture

[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

full name / name of organization: 
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009

and

CFP: Localizing Shakespeare in Asia (BSA 9/11-13/2009; 5/31/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
British Shakespeare Association
contact email: 
blei@ntu.edu.tw

Localizing Shakespeare in Asia

Seminar for the 2009 BSA at King's College London (9/11-13/2009)

Youth and Sport

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
contact email: 
jhcy@history.umass.edu

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (JHCY) announces a call for papers for a special issue on youth and sport to be published in the summer of 2010.

New Histories of Eighteenth-Century Satire (5/31/09 -- 10/8-11/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Vilmar / ECASECS
contact email: 
csvilmar@salisbury.edu

Eighteenth-century satire was, as contemporary observers knew, thoroughly implicated in the circumstances of secular history.

Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (conference 4/2010; abstract due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
lfash[at]brandeis.edu

Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (panel name)

Indisputably, the categories of space and time shift massively in the nineteenth-century; technology speeds experience just as urban growth and land acquisition distort space. In 1750 it took 3 days to travel from Manchester to London; by 1850, it took 6 hours. In 1866 one could even send a message almost instantly from Ireland to Canada across Cyrus Field’s transatlantic cable. The quickening of experiential time was also tied to the spatial developments which required travel technology and created new proximities: between 1810 and 1860, while the country acquired huge tracks of western land, the urban population in the United States increased from 6% to 20%, and by 1861 London, the largest city in the world, reached almost 3 million people. This panel will consider these spatial and temporal developments and their effect on nineteenth-century English language literature on both sides of the Atlantic. How are changing experiences of time and space represented in literary descriptions or emplotment? How do spatio-temporal concerns relate to literary markets and publishing trends such as serialization—that stretching of a story across time in a certain allotted space? Can we graft these notions of changing space and time onto actual events represented in literature? Those who fought or witnessed the Civil War knew they were experiencing a historical moment, one out of time, as they were within it. How do these spatio-temporal concerns relate to imperialism? How do they play out for immigrants, displaced persons, or colonized subjects? Papers focusing on any result of the manner in which time and space experientially alter within the nineteenth-century are welcome.

Cinematic Representation of Immigration, Spaces and Identities -NEMLA- April 7-11 2010, Montreal, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Carole_Salmon@uml.edu; Maria_Matz@uml.edu

Cinematic Representation of Immigration, Spaces and Identities: The representation of immigration and immigrants through films is very often linked to the space in which they choose to live.

New World Histories: Contemporary Literature and the Early Americas (5/28/09; 5/13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer James/Early American Borderlands Conference
contact email: 
jcj@gwu.edu

New World Histories: Contemporary Literature and the Early Americas

Division Street, U.S.A.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee
contact email: 
utamst09@gmail.com

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25,

{Update} Deadline Extended SAMLA GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES

full name / name of organization: 
Jamie Libby Boyle, University of South Carolina
contact email: 
boylej@mailbox.sc.edu

Deadline extended to June 15, 2009.

GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES
“Curved Like a Road through Mountains”: Protest and Possibilities, or Sites and Spaces for the Work of Human Rights

NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
elia.eliev@etu.hesge.ch

“Re-Defining / Re-Mapping Queer Identities”
Chair: Elia Eliev (Geneva University of Art & Design)
Co-Chair: Daniel Barney (Geneva University of Art & Design)

[UPDATE] The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters
contact email: 
Anna_Lee@frontiernet.net -- cathernr@stedwards.edu -- csoliz@csoliz.com

We are accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled “Stories the Land Holds.” The editors are

[UPDATE] Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference: Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg

full name / name of organization: 
Purdue University
contact email: 
bspangen@purdue.edu

Papers are invited exploring any aspect of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, including commentary or reminiscences about the work of Professors Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg, biblical

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