category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended THE CITY (6/15/09; 9/24-26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
tiffany.e.kriner@wheaton.edu

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city.

Ecological Literature and Environmental Education (14-20 August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
contact email: 
bszhao@pku.edu.cn;ultrachen@hotmail.com

Ecological Literature and Environmental Education
Venue: Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
Dates: 14-20 August 2009

Call for Papers

Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Helane Adams Androne, PhD/Miami University of Ohio, Middletown campus
contact email: 
adamshd@muohio.edu

American ethnic authors are literary conjurers of memory and imagination, creating each character full of spirit and consequence, joy and irreversible pains.

George Bowering: Bridges to Elsewhere

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Rae, McGill University
contact email: 
ian.rae@mcgill.ca

GEORGE BOWERING: BRIDGES TO ELSEWHERE
OPEN LETTER SPECIAL ISSUE

CFP: The Changing Face of the Suburb in Recent American Fiction and Film (NeMLA 4/7-4/11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
kathy.knapp@uconn.edu

This panel seeks to investigate the way that suburban novels and films represent, critique, and construct notions of community in the context of a suburban landscape in flux: more immigrants now live

Gender, Nature and Culture (May 20-22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The 4th Christina Conference on Gender Studies (University of Helsinki, Finland)
contact email: 
christina-conference@helsinki.fi

The 4th Christina conference explores the complex connections among gender, nature and culture.

The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works; CLA, spring 2010, New York; Deadline: 9/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Prothro Wright, Clark Atlanta University/Charles W. Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
smcfatt@cau.edu

Session: "The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works"

La ville marquée : Branded City

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA French & Francophone Studies
contact email: 
frenconf@ucla.edu

UCLA 14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
French & Francophone Studies
University of California Los Angeles
15-16 October 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Neo-Victorian Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Neo-Victorian Studies e-journal, published by Swansea University, Wales, UK
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorian Studies (www.neovictorianstudies.com), an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the

African-American Experience in the South

full name / name of organization: 
Florida Conference of Historian, Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture
contact email: 
erussell@rollins.edu

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South.

Queer Ecocriticism and Literature, 41st Anniversary Convention, NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010

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

Call for Papers: Queer Ecocriticism and Literature

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

NCSA Call For Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
ncsa2010@earthlink.net

CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

"Communal Modernisms" Panel at 2010 NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Emily M. Hinnov, Assistant Professor of English, BGSU Firelands
contact email: 
ehinnov@bgsu.edu

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

"Communal Modernisms"

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

full name / name of organization: 
ROMAN Books
contact email: 
response@romanbooks.co.in

Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums
contact email: 
JTAS.special.forum@gmail.com

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) invites proposals for Special Forums in upcoming issues.

Sidney at Kalamazoo (9/15/2009; Kalamazoo, 5/13-16/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Joel Davis, The Sidney Society
contact email: 
jbdavis@stetson.edu

The Sidney Society will sponsor three open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan).

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)
contact email: 
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

In Derrida's Wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Abblitt, La Trobe University, Australia
contact email: 
Derrida2009@latrobe.edu.au

In Derrida's Wake
9 October 2009
La Trobe University

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)
contact email: 
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

CFP: Turning Their Backs on the Land: American Literature at the Waterline, NeMLA, 4/7-4/11/2010, Montreal; Deadline: 9/30/09

full name / name of organization: 
Colin Clarke/ Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
clarkeco@sunysuffolk.edu

Turning Their Backs on the Land: American Literature at the Waterline

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

Tracing Footprints (GEMCS, October 22-25, 2009, Dallas, Texas)

full name / name of organization: 
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
contact email: 
rsudan@smu.edu

Drawing from the language of ecology, environmental studies, and urban planning, the theme of this year’s GEMCS conference focuses on the different valences and metaphorical possibilities of the foo

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended-TULSA (NEW YORK) SCHOOL CONFERENCE (7/1/09, 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

Making Meaning: Language and Rhetoric in Real World Spaces, University of Mighigan, September 25-26, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Language and Rhetorical Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop, University of Michigan
contact email: 
langrhetconference@umich.edu

Call for Proposals

[UPDATE] Present Difference: The Cultural Construction of Disability UK (7/1/2009; 1/6/10-1/8/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Lucy Burke/ Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
l.burke@mmu.ac.uk

Present Difference: The Cultural Production of Disability

Manchester Metropolitan University In conjunction with BBC Northwest and the Cultural Disability Studies Research Network

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

full name / name of organization: 
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association
contact email: 
housereb@rochester.rr.com

Risk!

New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

Ecocriticism and Canada, NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11 2010

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure.
contact email: 
maryanne.p.r.h.laurico@queenus.ca

Ecocriticism and Canada

National Central University Journal of Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
National Central University Journal of Humanities
contact email: 
JH@ncu.edu.tw

National Central University Journal of Humanities

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk

Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 1 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 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.

[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

full name / name of organization: 
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009

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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.

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,

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

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