category: cultural studies and historical approaches

1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 26, 2009 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

SCMLA 2009, October 29-31, Baton Rouge: Gay/Lesbian Studies Caucus

full name / name of organization: 
Jacqueline Foertsch, chair, South Central MLA
contact email: 
foertsch@unt.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Open Topic or subject related to conference theme, "Continuity and Displacement." Abstracts by April 1.

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
sm8729@bristol.ac.uk

This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods.

[UPDATE] Atlantic Exchanges

full name / name of organization: 
Mark West / University of Glasgow
contact email: 
mark@mindmechanics.net

The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.

Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.

UPDATE 31 MARCH 2009

full name / name of organization: 
BAKEA HERO (EXTENSION)
contact email: 
bakea.pau@gmail.com, macelikel@pau.edu.tr, bde@pau.edu.tr

PAMUKKALE ÜNİVERSİTESİ

BAKEA
Uluslararası
Batı Kültürü ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları
Sempozyumu

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
BAKEA
International

Solitude and the Modern Metropolis

full name / name of organization: 
Ulrich E. Bach, Texas State University
contact email: 
ub10@txstate.edu

Call for Papers: "Solitude & the Modern Metropolis" @ PAMLA in San Francisco 11-6/7-2009

New Journal: International Journal of Jungian Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Frances Gray
contact email: 
fgray@une.edu.au

Call for Papers

The International Journal of Jungian Studies (IJJS) is a new Journal to be published by Taylor and Francis for the first time in 2009. The first edition is currently in press.

CFP: Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presenter Competition 5/1/09

full name / name of organization: 
Bowlus Center of Iola KS
contact email: 
frank.scheide@gmail.com

Call for Entries

Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presentation Competition

ICR 2009 - Cities and Citizens

full name / name of organization: 
Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud
contact email: 
gerard@uchicago.edu

We invite submissions for a special panel titled, "Cities and Citizens: Romanticism in the Liberal Metropolis," part of this year's International Conference on Romanticism, to be held November 5-8 in

Responses to the War on Terror

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK
contact email: 
Robert.Spencer@manchester.ac.uk and A.Valassopoulos@manchester.ac.uk

Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)

Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror

EDITED VOLUME ON POSTCOLONIAL FILMS

full name / name of organization: 
Swaralipi Nandi and Esha Sanyan
contact email: 
pocofilm09@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
We seek abstracts for our forthcoming anthology to be tentatively published in Spring 2010. "The Bloody screen: a study of violence and masculinity in postcolonial films."

WOMEN WRITERS/ARTISTS AND TRAVELLING MODERNISMS CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
Carole Ferrier
contact email: 
c.ferrier@uq.edu.au

Papers are invited on women writers/artists and any aspect of Modernism in various parts of the world. The conference is being held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Poetics of Presence [ASAP 1: Arts of the Present (10/22-25/2009)]

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Arts of the Present
contact email: 
kenningeditions@gmail.com

Call for proposals for a panel submission to the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, first annual conference.

Poetics of Presence

Mapping Exception in Early Modern England 20-21/11/09

full name / name of organization: 
CREA / University of Paris 10 at Nanterre
contact email: 
timee@u-paris10.fr

Deadline for CFP: 30 June 2009

“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:

Post-American City (New England ASA), Lowell, MA, Oct. 16-18 2009

full name / name of organization: 
New England American Studies Association
contact email: 
mbattenfeld@wheelock.edu

Call for Papers
New England American Studies Association
Lowell, Massachusetts, Oct. 16-18, 2009

The Post-American City

Native American Literature and Human Rights (Nov 6-8, 2009) Atlanta, GA

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
amullis@moc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 6-8, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

UPDATE: Reception Study Conference (5/1/09; 9/11-9/13/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Reception Study Society
contact email: 
pgold@udel.edu

UPDATE: CALL FOR PAPERS CALL FOR PAPERS
RSS CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION STUDY
Sept 11-13, 2009 -- note change of date
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Keynote Speakers:

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference
contact email: 
ugconference@racc.edu

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

[UPDATE] Essays on the Caribbean

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Dorsía Smith, Tatiana Tagirova, and Suzanna Engman
contact email: 
cwbpublication@yahoo.com

We are looking for a few additional papers to complete an edited book about the Caribbean.

Literature and Pathology, May 22-24 2009

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Davis
contact email: 
jhowell@ucdavis.edu

CFP: "Literature and Pathology," UC Davis
University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA)
May 22-24, 2009
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/
Deadline: April 5th, 2009

Visions of the World: Forms, Functions, and Histories of Universalism (2009 MLA panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Koonyong Kim
contact email: 
koonyongkim@duke.edu

Visions of the World: Forms, Functions and Histories of Universalism

Call for Papers for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention,
Philadelphia, 27-30 December

Arts of the Present - October 22-25, 2009 (Deadline April 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
info@artsofthepresent.org

A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Launch Conference: "ASAP 1: Arts of the Present"

October 22-25, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

Plenaries: Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Sianne Ngai, Anton Vidokle

[UPDATE]:MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Ho
contact email: 
eho@ursinus.edu

Deadline for abstracts extended until March 20th, 2009.

Abstracts are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

"Postcolonial and..." at SAMLA, November 6-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam, Emory University
contact email: 
rrisam@emory.edu

Session Title: “Postcolonial and…”

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Otago
contact email: 
vijay.devadas@otago ac.nz

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

24-26 June, 2009

Organised by the Postcolonial Studies Research Network, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

UPDATE - 30 June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
artciencia.com
contact email: 
artscience.editor@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS AND ARTWORKS / PORTFOLIO
Deadline: 30 June 2009
The purpose of the electronic journal, artciencia.com, Revista de Arte,

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Otago
contact email: 
chris.prentice@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

Keynote Speakers: Professor Robert J.C. Young, New York University; Professor Graham Huggan, University of Leeds; Associate Professor Susie O’Brien, McMaster University

Science and Fiction: “Posthumanism Today" (4/15/09; MMLA; 11/12-15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity SAMLA Atlanta GA Nov. 6-8 2009

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

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West.

"The Arts of Democracy" (Deadline June 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
SOUNDINGS: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
sounding@utk.edu

It is often assumed that the arts, and particularly the fine arts, create and sustain the kinds of social distinctions that are antithetical to true democracy.

Obama in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barack Obama in Popular Culture
contact email: 
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Title: Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barack Obama in Popular Culture

Contact:
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Editors: Derrais Carter & Nicholas Yanes

Human-Animal Relation (Journal Issue; August 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Worsham/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Poltiics
contact email: 
worsham@ilstu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of JAC

Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics (3/19/09; MLA '09)

full name / name of organization: 
Swati Rana, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
swati@berkeley.edu

CFP: “Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2009

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