category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Women and Work: Special Session, MLA, Seattle, WA, Jan 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

How do writers represent women's work, where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity?

Call for Papers: Re-Imagining Genre - PNRS Annual Meeting 2011 - 10/20-22, 2011 - Spokane, WA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
contact email: 
easterling@gonzaga.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference: Reimagining Genre
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
October 20-22, 2011

Kenneth Rexroth: Poet and Translator (MLA Convention January 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Brent Newsom
contact email: 
brent.newsom@ttu.edu

Marking the 30th anniversary of Rexroth’s death, proposals on any aspect of his poetry and translations are invited.

Beckett Session at SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
weisk01@etsu.edu; danderson@georgiasouthern.edu

Nonhuman Narratives - Weds 27 April 2011 - UK

full name / name of organization: 
Bournemouth University, UK
contact email: 
jround@bournemouth.ac.uk

The Narrative Research Group, based in the Media School at Bournemouth University, will be hosting their second symposium at the Executive Business Centre on Wednesday 27 April 2011.

Update: Deadline March 30th: The Politics of the Visual and the Vocal in Caribbean Space

full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Intransit: A Caribbean Arts Journal
contact email: 
caribintransit@gmail.com

From carnival costumes to music, from paintings to folktales, from sculptures to spoken words, artists and storytellers have used the cultures of the Caribbean Basin to create unique expressions that

Qualities of Heroism, 5 November 2011 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Literary Studies Group Dr Roger Kojecky
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

CfP deadline 31 May 2011

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen
contact email: 
kai.sicks@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

The contemporary debate surrounding “communities of security” inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated.

[DEADLINE REMINDER] Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances, 1750-Present Day

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

Annual Postgraduate Symposium
Keynote speaker: Professor James Walvin (University of York)
Friday June 17 2011

Harold Bloom, in his critical introduction to Enslavement and

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

The Boundaries of Autism (MLA 2012/abstracts due 3/21)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Julia.rodas@bcc.cuny.edu and Diana.Paulin@trincoll.edu.

The Boundaries of Autism. An opportunity to explore autism’s contested identities: Defining autism; autism “spectrum”; changing diagnostic criteria; “high functioning” vs.

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender: Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers sho

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we

Can Christianity be postsecular? Professions of faith and doubt in contemporary American fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Rorabaugh/SAMLA 2011/SCCL Panel (Deadline: May 1, 2011)
contact email: 
prorabaugh@gmail.com

SAMLA 2011/Southern Conference on Christianity and Literature Panel

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montenegro
contact email: 
foliaredakcija@gmail.com.

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.

Late C19/Early C20 U.S. Economies of Waste (MLA 5-7 January 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Foote
contact email: 
s-foote@illinois.edu

What counts as waste, materially and metaphorically, at the turn into the twentieth century?

Seeking submissions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 issue of The Projector

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: Film and Media Journal
contact email: 
cbaron@bgsu.edu

The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between film, media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Fall 2011and Spring 2012 issues.

"More Than Words Can Say: A Conference on MultiModal Composition" With Guest Speaker Dr. Cynthia Selfe April 2, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by Wright State University's English Conference Organization
contact email: 
ECOWSU@gmail.com

In a recent CCC article, Steven Fraiberg argues for an approach to composition studies Crossing disciplinary, geographic, and linguistic boundaries.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu

Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual “knowledge,” lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New

1st Global Conference on Music and Mental Health

full name / name of organization: 
Global Research Studies
contact email: 
admin@globalresearchstudies.com

1st Global Conference on Music and Mental Health

The Embassy Suites - St. Charles/St. Louis, MO
August 5-7, 2011, St. Louis, MO

Post/Autonomia. CFP. Amsterdam, 19-22 May, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Amsterdam
contact email: 
postautonomia@gmail.com

Post/autonomia - CFP

Amsterdam, 19-22 May 2011
University of Amsterdam/SMART Project Space

Keynote speakers include:
Franco Berardi (‘Bifo’)
Vittorio Morfino

William Faulkner’s Poetic Beginnings

full name / name of organization: 
William Faulkner Special Session - SAMLA 2011
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

As a fiction writer, William Faulkner saw himself as a failed poet. Many themes that crop up in his poetry, however, make appearances in his fiction writing, as well.

Food in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature post-1900 Regular Session - SAMLA 2011
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

The production, consumption, composition, and bodily effects of food and eating have been studied from many vantage points recently.

Challenging Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Approaches

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lesa Scholl/Emmanuel College, University of Queensland
contact email: 
cpe.conference@emmanuel.uq.edu.au

Challenging Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Emmanuel College within the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, 8-9 December 2011
Keynote Speakers

“Mediamorphosis: Print Culture and Transatlantic Public Sphere(s), 1880-1940"

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Collier
contact email: 
printculture@bsu.edu

September 9-10, 2011
University of Delaware

Psychopathology and Modernism (MLA 2012; Abstract Deadline 03/15/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Meehan / University of Arizona
contact email: 
ameehan@email.arizona.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.

Duration (Before and) After Media

full name / name of organization: 
OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
contact email: 
dcecchetto@faculty.ocad.ca

In the context of ubiquitous technology, the question of duration has emerged as a powerful interdisciplinary tool for investigating the interstices that both separate and sustain medial, technologica

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together

New Directions in Earlier Tudor Drama

full name / name of organization: 
MLA meeting, Seattle, 6-9 January 2012
contact email: 
mauragiles@post.harvard.edu

We welcome proposals for innovative papers on all aspects of and approaches to Tudor drama before Shakespeare. Please send 300-word abstracts by 18 March 2011.

Proposed Special Session for MLA 2012 Seattle: War and the Language of Comedy. Paper proposals due March 13 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Joanna Scutts and Susan Harlan/Modern Language Association
contact email: 
warcomedyMLA@gmail.com

Soliciting papers exploring connections between war and comedy; how war, soldiers and violence have been represented through comic language or form. Medieval to Modern.

[UPDATE] Trauma, Memory and Narrative in Ethnic American Literature at RMMLA, 2011. DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring connections and fissures between trauma, memory, and narrative in Ethnic American Literature are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Lan

[UPDATE] "Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011. ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention.

Haunted Men: Masculinity in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras (One Day Symposium 5th September 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth, Uk, www.falmouth.ac.uk
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University

Thackeray in Time, 1811-2011

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Alice Crossley & Dr Richard Salmon, University of Leeds
contact email: 
a.c.crossley@leeds.ac.uk and r.salmon@leeds.ac.uk

THACKERAY IN TIME, 1811-2011 Call for Papers

School of English, University of Leeds
Saturday 1st October 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

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