category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Recovering Black Women’s Voices and Lives, Nov. 12, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
DoVeanna S. Fulton Minor/ University of Alabama
contact email: 
dfulton@as.ua.edu

The last twenty-five years has marked significant growth in historical and literary research on African American women’s lives. From the recovery of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig in 1983 to Julia C.

Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present, UT Austin 16-17 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program, UT Austin
contact email: 
postcolonial2009@gmail.com

The age of globalism that shapes the world today is both a cause and effect of postcolonial actualities: effect because of the cultural influences (imposed or transmitted) of colonial powers on coloni

Trades, Call for Articles, Due 1 September 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University
contact email: 
ecf@mcmaster.ca

How was skilled physical work practiced and represented in the eighteenth century? What are the pleasures and perils of labour for the body and the body politic?

Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009. Deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk.

Documenting Non-Western LGBTQ Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Pullen/Bournemouth University
contact email: 
cpullen@bournemouth.ac.uk

CFP: Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (08/31/09; collection)Edited by Christopher Pullen Proposals are invited for essays forming part of a new reader focusing on LGBT and queer identi

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process (edited volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Bouchard (publisher: Diversion Press)
contact email: 
jtwestmore@yahoo.com

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process
Edited by Jen Bouchard
Diversion Press (www.diversionpress.com)

Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival: Images, Imaginations and Beyond — Deadline June 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark B. Spencer / Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Papers are invited for the Eighth Native American Symposium to be held November 4-6, 2009 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.

MSA 11: Vernacular Modernisms: What Are They When They’re at Home?

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Bradley D. Clissold
contact email: 
bradleyc@mun.ca

Although some scholarly work has investigated the ways in which various types of modernist ideas and aesthetic tendencies have found articulation and received exposure in the quotidian sphere via adve

MSA 11: Modernist Affective Labor and Biopolitics Nov 5-Nov 7

full name / name of organization: 
Enda Duffy / UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
msa2009biopolitics@gmail.com

Modernist Affective Labor and Biopolitics

Panel for Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 5-8, 2009 (Montreal): Theories of Language as Modernist Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Ken Hirschkop
contact email: 
khirschk@uwaterloo.ca

The early twentieth century witnessed not only a variety of aesthetic experiments with language, but also a new wave of writing about language theoretically.

[UPDATE] CFP: 19th Century Genre Migration; MMLA Conference, Nov. 12-15 2009; (Deadline April 26)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Helwig
contact email: 
TW-Helwig@wiu.edu

Nineteenth-century American print culture was notoriously fluid, as texts migrated from one genre to another.

CFP: “Bodies, Objects, and Circulation” at GEMCS 2009 (October 22-25, in Dallas, TX); Abstract Deadline: May 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Huerta/University of Texas at San Antonio
contact email: 
marisa.huerta@utsa.edu

Inviting papers on bodies, objects, and circulation in seventeenth- and/or eighteenth-century literature for a panel at the meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS) 2009.

Oscholars Special Issue: The Soul of Man: Oscar Wilde and Socialism [abstracts 15 Jul 09; final articles 15 Dec 09]

full name / name of organization: 
Oscholars
contact email: 
av323@cam.ac.uk

[UPDATE] 5th 'Medievalism Transformed' postgraduate conference - Keynote: Catherine Batt, University of Leeds

full name / name of organization: 
Bangor University, Wales
contact email: 
medievalismtransformed@bangor.ac.uk, www.bangor.ac.uk/medievalismtransformed

Translating the Middle Ages.

Submission Deadline: 29 May

ManuScript interdisciplinary journal, 2009 issue: 'Urges' - deadline June 30th, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
ManuScript Journal - English and American Studies, University of Manchester
contact email: 
eas.manuscript@manchester.ac.uk

ManuScript is the peer-reviewed journal in English and American Studies from the University of Manchester.

Urban Planning in the Romantic Era

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session on Urban Planning in the Romantic Era/ ICR 2009 Conference, NYC
contact email: 
sean.barry@rutgers.edu

Proposed Special Session for the International Conference on Romanticism, Annual Conference, New York, NY, Nov. 5-9, 2009

Urban Planning in the Romantic Era

Anti/Slavery, Colonialism and Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Sargasso journal, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
contact email: 
sargasso@uprrp.edu

SARGASSO
– CALL FOR PAPERS –
ANTI/SLAVERY, COLONIALISM, AND AESTHETICS
submission deadline June 20, 2009

Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
contact email: 
literaryjournalismstudies@gmail.com

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalis

[UPDATE] Deadline extended 5/15/09: Women's Resistance in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
RSA 2010 Venice / Renaissance Society of America (April 8-10, 2009)
contact email: 
greenber@canisius.edu or mmathur@umw.edu

Early Modern England was a benchmark for literary and political activity by women, from Anne Askew’s Examinations in the first half of the sixteenth century to Anna Trapnel’s political prophecies

CFP: Pixelated Brains and the New Media (Pitch: 30 April 2009 / Final: 30 May 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Zarker / PopMatters.com
contact email: 
zarker@popmatters.com

PopMatters Call for Papers: Pixelated Brains and the New Media
Pitch Deadline: 30 April 2009.

Shakespeare Performance in Asia video archive

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Huang / Penn State University
contact email: 
ach13@psu.edu

We are pleased the announce the launch of an open-access online video archive and research project on Asian performances of Shakespeare.

http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia/

PopMatters Call for Papers: Pixelated Brains and the New Media (30 April 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters.com
contact email: 
zarker@popmatters.com

PopMatters Call for Papers: Pixelated Brains and the New Media
Pitch Deadline: 30 April 2009.
Contact: Karen Zarker

The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

In keeping with SAMLA’s theme for this year (Human Rights and the Humanities) this panel aims to examine the ways in which the scrutinizing view of the public eye impacts the construction of a chara

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies: Call for Submissions (Deadline Sep 30, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pakistaniaat: A journal of Pakistan studies
contact email: 
mraja@kent.edu

We seek submissions for our second issue to be published in December 2009.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender, Sexuality and Power

full name / name of organization: 
Jaye Cee Whitehead/Pacific University
contact email: 
whitehej@pacificu.edu

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender, Sexuality and Power
October 16 – 17, 2009

[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 -- 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: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics” Graduate Conference and Event

full name / name of organization: 
James B. Carter/ University of Texas at El Paso
contact email: 
jbcarter2@utep.edu

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics”

(Book) Bridging Imaginations: Literature of the South Asian-Australian Diaspora (Last date 5 August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Amit Sarwal
contact email: 
sarwal.amit@gmail.com

Bridging Imaginations:
Literature of the South Asian-Australian Diaspora

Edited by Amit Sarwal

Charlie in the Heartland: An International Charlie Chaplin Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Stein/Ohio University Zanesville
contact email: 
stein@ohio.edu

Call for Papers

Charlie in the Heartland
An International Charlie Chaplin Conference
October 28, 29, and 30, 2010
Ohio University Zanesville, Zanesville, OH USA

[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:

MSA 11: Modernist Languages of Feeling

full name / name of organization: 
Brandon Gordon
contact email: 
bgordon@uci.edu

Modernist Languages of Feeling

[UPDATE] CFP - Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - (Deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

MSA 11: Aesthetic Depictions of Violence in Modernist Literature, 1890-1940

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jennifer Gilchrist
contact email: 
jengilchrist@gmail.com

Abstracts sought for a proposed panel at the 11th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference in Montreal, Canada, November 5-9, 2009.

Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue - Market

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) Special Issue on Market
Guest Editors: Mara Einstein and Joe Rollins

Matters of Taste (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Elizabeth Curtin (University of Toronto)
contact email: 
marybeth.curtin@utoronto.ca

The modernists’ innovations in art, literature, and design were not only aesthetic reactions to traditional forms—they were also critical responses to the idea of taste.

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