category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Diaspora and Memory in Contemporary Spain - M/MLA Conference Nov. 12-15, 2009 (Deadline 4/20/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathy Korcheck, Dept. of Modern Languages, Central College
contact email: 
korcheckk@central.edu

This panel examines, with regard to descendants of Spanish exile (1936-1955), Andreas Huyssen’s question of whether “it is possible or even desirable for a diasporic community to migrate into the history of the host nation.”

Contemporary Canadian Identity and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Shannon Howard/University of South Alabama
contact email: 
ksh804@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

M/MLA session seeks papers addressing the idea of marketing the "Canadian Experience," either in conversation with United States mass culture or in opposition to that culture.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 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. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Re(Viewing) the Landscape of Visual Rhetoric: Topics in Visual Rhetoric; SAMLA Conf. Nov 6-8, 2009; Abstracts Due May 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Hocks, English Dept, Georgia State University
contact email: 
mhocks@gsu.edu

RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC

DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS: DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE), Department of English, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
contact email: 
9bc.eacs@phil.muni.cz

CALL FOR PAPERS
DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS:
DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE
9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies
Organized and hosted by:

PERMANENCE AND CHANGE - PROPOSALS 15th MAY / CONFERENCE 13th and 14th AUGUST 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Permanence and Change: The Roles of Culture and Language / 3rd Annual International ACSA (Asian Cultural Studies Association) Conference
contact email: 
kancuta@gmail.com

3rd Annual International ACSA Conference

PERMANENCE AND CHANGE: THE ROLES OF CULTURE AND LANGUAGE

Bangkok, Thailand, 13-14 August 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Saunders/ Department of English, University of Oregon
contact email: 
ben@uoregon.edu

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

Location: The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: October 23-24, 2009

TIMEFRAMES - DUNDEE COMICS CONFERENCE - PROPOSALS 15th May 2009 / CONFERENCE 28th June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Timeframes: Narrative and Sequence in Comics
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time.

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk

“The Future ain't what it used to be” is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee.

THE REALM OF THE SENSES - PROPOSALS: 15th MAY / CONFERENCE: 18th and 19th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
THE REALM OF THE SENSES: PERCEPTUAL ANALOGY IN WORDS AND IMAGES / SCOTTISH WORD AND IMAGE GROUP
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

The 2009 SWIG conference, "The Realm of the Senses:

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture (no deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
contact email: 
tstrecker@bsu.edu

Deadline extended: Early Twentieth-Century Communications: Literatures, Philosophies, Technologies

full name / name of organization: 
Emile Bojesen / University of Winchester
contact email: 
emile.bojesen@winchester.ac.uk

Deadline extended: Early Twentieth-Century Communications: Literatures, Philosophies, Technologies

11 and 12 September 2009 at The University of Winchester

Medieval Chronicle Society at IMC Leeds 2010, 12-15 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Chronicle Society
contact email: 
s.levelt@seh.oxon.org


The Medieval Chronicle Society is sponsoring two sessions at the seventeenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, 12-15 July 2010.

Violent Migrations: M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009 (deadline 4/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Trisha Brady, Dept. of English, SUNY at Buffalo
contact email: 
tmbrady@buffalo.edu

M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009
Title: Violent Migrations
Chair/Organizer: Trisha Brady
Affiliation: S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Dept. of English
Email: tmbrady@buffalo.edu

Description:

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; Call for papers is now closed)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat
contact email: 
animeno13@gmail.com

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children’s literature.

The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories & Ideology [publication]

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

We are now 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

CFP: Translation, Performance and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900-1950: International Dialogues. Comparative Drama Special Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Wrigley
contact email: 
amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk


Indian Popular Culture October 30-November 1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
sarahnerickson@gmail.com

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

ACE 2009 - The Asian Conference on Education, October 24-25 2009, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
ACE 2009/IAFOR
contact email: 
tduke@iafor.org

ACE 2009

The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

European Shakespeares and Asia - 31 May 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Huang / Penn State University
contact email: 
acyhuang@psu.edu

Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference

King’s College London & Shakespeare’s Globe
11 – 13 September 2009

Seminar: Asian Shakespeares in Europe

Victorian Network - Recruiting Postgraduate Peer-Reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
Katharina Boehm / Victorian Network
contact email: 
victoriannetwork@gmail.com

Victorian Network - Recruiting Postgraduate Peer-Reviewers

“Dark Migrations: Territorializing the Savage Body” MMLA November 12-15 2009, abstract due April 20.

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Aziz, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
jeffaziz@pitt.edu

This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the “savage” West.

Update: Girls Interrupted (Collection, 5/1/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Rich, Hofstra University
contact email: 
Jennifer.A.Rich@hofstra.edu

Girls Interrupted: Disruptions of/by the Sex/Gender System

Semiotics of Revelation

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Semiotic Studies
contact email: 
massimo.leone@unito.it

The roundtable will focus on the semiotic implications of the idea of revelation. What are the characteristics of meaning that is produced, communicated, and received as “revealed”?

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Dis/solutions: the Future of the Past in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
University of the Balearic Islands
contact email: 
paloma.fresno@uib.es

10th Biennial EASA Conference: Extended deadline (29th April)

Dis/solutions: the Future of the Past in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Transnational/Global Beats

full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Grace & Jennie Skerl
contact email: 
NGrace@wooster.edu, jskerl@wcupa.edu

Call For Papers
Transnational/Global Beats: A Collection of Essays
Editors: Jennie Skerl and Nancy Grace
Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2009

New Voices 2009: The Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse (October 22-24, 2009) [GRADUATE]

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Conference: Georgia State University Graduate English Assoc.
contact email: 
NewVoices@langate.gsu.edu

The 10th Annual New Voices Graduate Student Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language.

MPCA/ACA: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction, 30 Oct - 1 Nov, 2009, Detroit, MI -- Deadline 30 April

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
briley@colum.edu

Call for Papers: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction

2009 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 30 - November 01, 2009

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Bibliography and Textual Studies at SCMLA 2009

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lasquires@mail.utexas.edu

SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009

Deadline: April 8, 2009

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (July 10, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Mark Robinson /Bates College
contact email: 
trobinso@bates.edu

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (July 10, 2009)



Speaking of Grief: Death and Language in Modernism (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Moore (Queen's University, Canada)
contact email: 
4dwm5@queensu.ca

If the Holocaust motivated aesthetic theorists and writers to rethink the premise of the literary mode altogether, stated in one form by Theodore Adorno in his 1951 claim that to write “poetry after

Joyce Hemlow Prize in Frances Burney Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Audrey Bilger/Burney Society
contact email: 
abilger@cmc.edu

Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress (October 13-16, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Izmir, TURKEY
contact email: 
info@imwc2009.org

Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.

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