category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Packingtown Review: 2d Issue Deadline -- Sept.1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
editors@packingtownreview.com

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite creative and critical submissions through Sept.1, for its second issue to be released in 2010.

[UPDATE] Contemporary Issues: Literature and Culture since 1980

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELOW and MELUS-India)
contact email: 
mjaidka@gmail.com

Contemporary Issues: Literature and Culture since 1980
full name / name of organization:

CFP: "Victorian Maenads" - Issue 2, The Michaelian

full name / name of organization: 
The Michaelian
contact email: 
michellestoddardlee@gmail.com

The editors announce a call for papers for the second issue (June, 2010) of “The Michaelian,” an academic, non-profit, peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated to the study of Michael Field (Kathar

Ireland and Ecocriticism: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 18-19 June 2010 (Deadline: 15 February 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen O'Connor, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
contact email: 
maureen.oconnor@mic.ul.ie

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Ireland is a land of pastoral greenery, but its landscape is an arguably ‘unnatural’ construct, a topography shaped by a history of conflict and suffering. Gerry Smyth asserted in 2000 that ‘Irish Studies and ecocriticism ... have a lot to say to each other’, yet despite the centrality of the land to Irish identity at home and abroad, ecocriticism remains largely absent from Irish Studies in Ireland.

Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable (September 30 2009; NEMLA April 7-11 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Greenwald Smith/NEMLA
contact email: 
rgs@bu.edu

Call for Papers

Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable

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

To Kill a Mockingbird

full name / name of organization: 
Jon Mitchell
contact email: 
jon.mitchell@nuim.ie

Articles solicited to add to a collection of essays on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

Star Performance (Deadline Dec. 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Journal of Film Studies
contact email: 
cjfsedit@filmstudies.ca


The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: Star Performance.

Film Publics Reconsidered (Deadline: Sept. 1st, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Journal of Film Studies
contact email: 
cjfsedit@filmstudies

The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED.

SSSL 2010 Conference (New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
sssl2010@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation - Symposium, 2nd October 09

full name / name of organization: 
Nottingham Trent University
contact email: 
anna.ball@ntu.ac.uk

Call for Papers

'Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation'

An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Friday 2nd October 2009
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Comic Arts Conference-- @ Wizard World University-Chicago

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

CFP-

Call for Papers - Whitman and The Beats

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Weiss/St. Francis College
contact email: 
sweiss@stfranciscollege.edu

Whitman & The Beats

April 9-11 2010

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

CFP - Review of the movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis - Jura Gentium Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org)
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the American-Kuwaiti movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at

Rethinking the Human Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor / Humanities Centre, Wayne State University
contact email: 
spender@uwindsor.ca

Rethinking the Human Sciences

Women's Studies in Popular Culture (11/1/09; 2/10/10-2/13/10

full name / name of organization: 
SW Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association
contact email: 
ptyrer@wtamu.edu

Women's Studies Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2009

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference • February 10-13, 2010

CFP - Review of the movie "La teta asustada" by Claudia Llosa - Jura Gentium Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org)
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the Peruvian movie "La teta asustada" by Claudia Llosa (AKA "The Milk of Sorrow" (en), "Fausta" (Fr), "Il ca

CFP: Why Arthur? (round table) (9/1/09; Kalamazoo 5/13-16/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

ROUND TABLE on
WHY ARTHUR?
REFLECTIONS ON THE INTERNATIONAL APPEAL OF THE
MATTER OF BRITAIN IN THE POST-MEDIEVAL WORLD

45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES

Arkansas Literary Review: New Online Graduate Journal Seeking Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Joe Meyer
contact email: 
jmm010@uark.edu

The Arkansas Literary Review is a new online journal that seeks to provide an active voice for graduate students who wish to explore the relationship between literature and the humanities: philosophy,

SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference Feb 10-13 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Sw/TX PCA/ACA
contact email: 
lgtucker@saumag.edu

Call for Papers: Africana Area
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 31st Annual Meeting
February 10-13 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico

E. E. Cummings: Nation, Race, and Popular Modernism (9/20/09; Louisville, 2/18/10-2/20/10)

full name / name of organization: 
E. E. Cummings Society
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

The E. E.

A MICHAEL JACKSON READER Essays on Popular Music, Sexuality, And Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.
contact email: 
csmit@calvin.edu

Throughout his 40 year career, Michael Jackson intrigued and captivated public imagination through music ingenuity, sexual and racial spectacle, savvy publicity stunts, odd private (yet always public)

Race and Narrative in 20th Century Literature (09/30/2009; NeMLA 04/07/2010-04/11/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
donahujj@potsdam.edu

This panel seeks to explore the intersections between narrative studies and race in twentieth century literature.

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: First Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies
contact email: 
managing.editor@jprstudies.org

For its inaugural issue (Winter 2010), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the w

CFP: AS SEEN ON TV: A SPECIAL SECTION IN JDTC's SPRING 2010 ISSUE

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
contact email: 
jdtc@ku.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
AS SEEN ON TV: A SPECIAL SECTION IN JDTC’s SPRING 2010 ISSUE
Brian Herrera and Henry Bial, Guest Editors

[UPDATE] Comics & Popular Arts Conference (due: July 1 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew J. Brown
contact email: 
mattbrown@ucsd.edu

REMINDER: Deadline is approaching soon---July 1.

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

Neo-Victorian Families: Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics (proposal deadline: 31 Oct. 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke, Swansea University, Wales, UK & Prof Christian Gutleben, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
contact email: 
m.l.kohlke@swansea.ac.uk & Christian.GUTLEBEN@unice.fr

Neo-Victorian Families: Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics

REMINDER: Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
organisers@crossing-the-line.org.uk

Crossing the Line: Affinities Before and After 1900

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool and the Victoria Gallery & Museum

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

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”

Mystical Bridges to Postmodernity: Toward a Critical Theology? (9-15-09; Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy M. Asay, University of Oregon
contact email: 
tasay@uoregon.edu

There’s nothing new under the sun—-including this aphorism—-though each generation seems to rediscover old thought-ways, contributing to them a rhetoric of novelty.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel: University of Louisville 2/18-20/2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
contact email: 
Kristin_Czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its ninth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held February 18-20, 2010

Interlanguage Communication: Mishaps of Misunderstood Language (9/30/09; 5/7-5/11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
smyrna@nova.edu; justin.hayes@quinnipiac.edu

Call for Papers

Interlanguage Communication: Mishaps of Misunderstood Language

41st Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010

CFP: "Form in Space and Time" (ASECS 18-21 March 2010 in Albuquerque; deadline for submissions 15 September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Brewer
contact email: 
brewer.126@osu.edu

“Form in Space and Time”

Form has made a big comeback in recent scholarship, often in ways that are
supposedly compatible with the imperative to historicize which has dominated the

Harlem Renaissance as a Usable Past NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
schristi@wheatonma.edu

As one of the most celebrated, defining moments of African American life and literature, the Harlem Renaissance persists in our contemporary moment as a signal, useable past.

Call for Submissions to "Writing Our Hope"

full name / name of organization: 
BTWMHS Creative Writing
contact email: 
foster.dickson@mps.k12.al.us

"Writing Our Hope" is a bi-annual literary journal of creative nonfiction and poetry that publishes student work on themes of tolerance and equality.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

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