category: cultural studies and historical approaches

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

CFP: Shifting Foundations of Knowledge - Deadline August 7th

full name / name of organization: 
Culture Frame: A Third-Culture Journal
contact email: 
tdphilbeck@gmail.com

Call For Papers: Shifting Foundations (Summer 2009)

“Ah Got De Law in My Mouth”: Black Women Writing Justice

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
cdj@ucla.edu

Call for Papers
“Ah Got De Law in My Mouth”: Black Women Writing Justice

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

Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University; Iraj Omidvar/Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
aricha31@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” in 2010/2011.

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

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
karen.whd@gmail.com

Margaret Atwood and Canada/ Canadians: Interventions, Influences, Interconnections

Resilience Narratives Panel, NeMLA Convention, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
obriensu@mcmaster.ca

This panel invites papers that examine the significance of resilience in contemporary culture.

Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex' -- NEMLA Quebec Apr 7-11 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

“Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex”

Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex'

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

Like Godot, a proper translation of Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' is never here, it is always 'still on the way.' Since it now appears that we may finally get the long-awaited new

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago
contact email: 
ucgradconf@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009

Journal Issue on the Postcolonial Cultures and Socieities of Australia and New Zealand (30 Sep. 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies
contact email: 
om_2003@yahoo.com or dropdwivedi@gmail.com

The peer-reviewed quarterly Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies will be published online from Wright State University’s Lake Campus and will be published in limited print runs from the Un

[UPDATE] Journal Issue on Contemporary Indian and Chinese Fiction (30 Sep. 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Contemporary Literature
contact email: 
martin.kich@wright.edu

This is an amendment to the CFP posted about three months ago.

Call for Papers for ELN 48.1 "Genre and Affect" (10/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
English Language Notes
contact email: 
eln2@colorado.edu

ELN 48.1
Spring/Summer 2010
“Genre and Affect”

T. S. Eliot Society Peer Seminar, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
jayme.stayer@gmail.com

Peer Seminar: Mid-Century Eliot

T. S. Eliot Society Annual Conference, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
wharmon03@mindspring.com

The 30th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 25–27, 2009

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] CFP: Last Call: Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel, 5/15/09 (book collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Tamy Burnett
contact email: 
tamy.burnett@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Literature and Joss Whedon’s Angel (book collection)

Editors: AmiJo Comeford and Tamy Burnett

Description:

MSA 11: The Talkies (5-8 NOV 2009) (submit by 5/9)

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Bryant /University of Virginia
contact email: 
slb4ca@virginia.edu

This CFP IS for a MSA Conference

1st Global Conference: Bullying and the Abuse of Power. From the Playground to International Relations (November 2009, Salzburg)

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

1st Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power:
From the Playground to International Relations

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

Call for Papers

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus

Shakespeare and the Art of Lying, Oct. 3-7, 2009, IIAS Simla, India

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare Society of India and Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla
contact email: 
panjashormishtha@gmail.com

SHAKESPEARE & THE ART OF LYING

IIAS, SIMLA & THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY OF INDIA

Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales (June 23rd)

full name / name of organization: 
Rory Loughnane (Trinity College Dublin)
contact email: 
loughnrv@tcd.ie

Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

"CULTURE AND CRISIS" A call for Papers for a Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph G. Ramsey, Ph.D. co-editor CULTURAL LOGIC
contact email: 
jgramsey@gmail.com

“Culture and Crisis”
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010

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Searching for Knowledge as Expertise

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.managing@gmail.com

CFP: Searching for Knowledge as Expertise

Call for Submissions
Searching for Knowledge as Expertise
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

MSA 11: Boxing and Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Evan Rhodes
contact email: 
erhodes@virginia.edu

This panel seeks to explore the historical and aesthetic connections between boxing and modernism, or early 20th century arts more broadly conceived.

Energy and Appalachia: Narratives of Sustainability and Environmental Justice, due 6/15/2009.

full name / name of organization: 
Terre Ryan/South Atlantic MLA Conference, Oct. 2009
contact email: 
teryan@fordham.edu

Energy and Appalachia: Narratives of Sustainability and Environmental Justice. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2009.

Transatlantic routes of American roots music [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Worcester
contact email: 
j.terry@worc.ac.uk

EXTENDED DEADLINE
Call for Papers [EXTENDED DEADLINE May 31st 2009]:
Transatlantic routes of American roots music: Folk/ Blues/Jazz University of Worcester, UK
September 12-13, 2009

EAPSU Conference, October 22-24, 2009. Proposals due July 1, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact email: 
Laurie Cella, ljcella@ship.edu

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009.

[UPDATE] Rethinking Realism in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ahwood@salisbury.edu

Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session

Popular Culture and Activism, MAPACA Conference Nov 5-7, 2009 (Abstract Deadline June 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Chloe Avril / Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Popular Culture and Activism at MAPACA (Boston, Nov 5-7 2009)

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