category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] African Studies - MPCA/ACA - Deadline Extended to 20 May

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Brown-Velez
contact email: 
brownvelez@wisc.edu

New deadline for African Studies at MPCA/ACA 30 October - 1 November.

Now accepting proposals until 20 May.

Submit abstracts to Jessica Brown-Velez, area chair.

[UPDATE]Sex and the City 1860-1930. Women and the urban experience

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Northampton
contact email: 
LAURENCE.MARRIOTT@NORTHAMPTON.AC.UK

Call for papers
Sex and the City 1860-1930: Women and the Urban Experience

An International Interdisciplinary Conference
School of the Arts, The University of Northampton, 10-11 July 2009

[UPDATE] TULSA (NEW YORK) SCHOOL CONFERENCE (5/15/09, U of Tulsa 11/5-11/7/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Grant Matthew Jenkins, University of Tulsa
contact email: 
grant-jenkins@utulsa.edu

Conference Call for Papers
the Tulsa School
at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 5-7, 2009

Confirmed Participants: RON PADGETT, DICK GALLUP,

Wizard World University-Chicago and Philidephia (Comic Book Convention Conference Series )

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

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comic

Irish Studies at MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference.

Harry Potter MPCA/ACA Oct 30-Nov 1

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference.

Gender (06/20/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
e-Pisteme postgraduate journal, Newcastle University
contact email: 
meffron623@gmail.com

Call for Papers: GENDER

Exile & Migration: One-Day Postgraduate Conference (June 11, 2009) - Call for Papers (deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester - School of Languages, Linguistics, & Cultures
contact email: 
lucy.stone@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

EXILE AND MIGRATION

A One-Day Postgraduate Conference

Thursday, 11th June 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP : DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD

full name / name of organization: 
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique, FWI
contact email: 
frederic-lefrancois@wanadoo.fr

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held October 15-16, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

[Update] Queering Harry Potter

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Buzny
contact email: 
buznya@mcmaster.ca

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens.

MSA 11: The Voicing of Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Alessandro Porco
contact email: 
asporco@buffalo.edu

In her study of voice, Adrianna Cavarero writes that “there is a realm of speech in which the sovereignty of language yields to that of the voice.

CFP: Transnational American Studies (6/15/2009; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric L. Martinsen / Journal of Transnational American Studies
contact email: 
eric_martinsen@umail.ucsb.edu

Deadline for full consideration: June 15, 2009
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity (11/15/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric L. Martinsen / Journal of Transnational American Studies
contact email: 
eric_martinsen@umail.ucsb.edu

Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity

Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2009
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

Textual Ancestry (5/17/09; GEMCS, 10/22/09-10/25/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Misty Krueger / University of Tennessee
contact email: 
mkrueger@utk.edu

The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; October 22-25, 2009; Dallas, Texas

Textual Ancestry

In keeping with the GEMCS conference's theme of "tracing footprints," this panel explores how a text's literary ancestors affected the conception, production, and/or dissemination of that text.

Bridging Imaginations: South Asian Diaspora in Australia - History, Culture, Literature [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Amit Sarwal, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Rajdhani College, University of Delhi, India
contact email: 
sarwal.amit@gmail.com

Bridging Imaginations: South Asian Diaspora in Australia - History, Culture, Literature

Edited by Amit Sarwal

The Story of the Story: Ethics, Therapy, and Life Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Flinders University
contact email: 
Kylie.Cardell@flinders.edu.au, Kate.Douglas@flinders.edu.au

The Story of the Story: Ethics, Therapy, and Life Writing

28th-­30th September 2009.

Flinders University, Adelaide. South Australia.

Convenors: Dr Kylie Cardell and Dr Kate Douglas

Modernism and Scientific Knowledge (MSA 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association 2009
contact email: 
jsgang@gmail.com

Modernist Studies Association 2009 (Nov 5-9, Montreal): CFP, Modernism and Scientific Knowledge Panel

CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Legend NEPCA (6/1/09; Queens, NY 10/23-24/09)

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
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
2009 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

[UPDATE] Rhetorics of Place: Public, Private, Secular and/or Sacred

full name / name of organization: 
Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power
contact email: 
erika.olbricht@gmail.com

UPDATED
New submission deadline for abstracts: 20 May 2009

The Rhetorics of Place: Public, Private, Secular and/or Sacred.

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
asac2010@mit.edu

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption?

After Writing Back. Present and future perspecives in Postcolonial Studies (13-15 October 2009 -University of Bergamo Italy)

full name / name of organization: 
Flaminia Nicora/ Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures -PhD in Euro-American Literatures/Doctoral School of Humanities (Partner of the European PhDNet "Literary and Cultural Studies")
contact email: 
flaminia.nicora@unibg.it

International conference

After Writing Back. Present and future perspectives in Postcolonial Studies.

University of Bergamo, Italy 13-15 October 2009

Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha
contact email: 
info@rupkatha.com

"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, C

Contemporary Essays on the Postcolonial Short Story (edited collection) - Abstract dealine 1 June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Paul March-Russell and Maggie Awadalla
contact email: 
postcolonialshortstory@hotmail.co.uk

The editors of Contemporary Essays on the Postcolonial Short Story invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection on the postcolonial short story.

CFP: “Spenser’s Duplicity: Copies, Facsimiles, and Simulacra in the Work of Edmund Spenser” GEMCS 10/22-25/09; 5/17/09

full name / name of organization: 
Kris McAbee / UCSB; Jessica C. Murphy / UT-Dallas
contact email: 
kris@english.ucsb.edu

Archimago’s creation of Una’s double at the end of the first canto of The Faerie Queene exposes a critical tension at work throughout his poetry: namely, the formation of facsimiles.

Popular Romance Studies: an International Conference (August 13-14, 2009, Brisbane)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Murphy Selinger / International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
contact email: 
eselinge@depaul.edu

For decades, scholars have studied popular romance, whether in romance novels, films, comics, or other media.

[UPDATE] 14 NOV 2009 CFP Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Holeywell
contact email: 
biography@uea.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS REOPENED

2009 Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth

Saturday 14th November 2009 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

MSA 11: Speaking of New York

full name / name of organization: 
Sunny Stalter
contact email: 
sls0009@auburn.edu

Speaking of New York

[UPDATE} 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

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Hemingway's Public Voice - SAMLA Convention November 6-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Hemingway Society Panel, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mwrightc@fsu.edu

Hemingway’s Public Voice: Hemingway Society Affiliated Session

The Hemingway session at the 2009 meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association seeks to expand the current evaluations of Hemingway’s non-fiction to include its role in the Hemingway canon, its importance to 21st century American Letters, its ability to convey a public voice in addition to or instead of fame, and its effectiveness in establishing Hemingway as a Man of Letters.

[UPDATE] Southerners in Contemporary Film (06/01/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Southerners in Contemporary Film
contact email: 
cranka@nsula.edu

This SAMLA special session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film.

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011) Submission deadline: 10-01-10

full name / name of organization: 
Transformative Works and Cultures
contact email: 
Robin_Reid@tamu-commerce.edu, gatson@tamu.edu

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)

Transformative Works and Cultures
http://journal.transformativeworks.org/
editor AT transformativeworks.org

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS

[UPDATE] "Narratives of Community" -- Pre-1900 American Literature (SAMLA, 11/6/09-11/8/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Lelekis
contact email: 
drlgz5@missouri.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

"Narratives of Community"

Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship September 24-26, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities and Technology Association
contact email: 
"Michel, Andreas" <michel@rose-hulman.edu>

CALL FOR PAPERS

Humanities and Technology Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2009

University of Virginia

Special Topic:

Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship

Studying the representation of dialect in literature: how and why? (25th September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 
j.hodson@sheffield.ac.uk

The study of the representation of dialects of English in literature is a well-established field, but one that is approached with a range of different goals and methodologies by scholars depending upon their disciplinary background.

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema. [UPDATE] Extended deadline May 15

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature
contact email: 
je@arts.kuleuven.be

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)

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