category: ethnicity and national identity

Racism 2.0: Race in the Digital Age

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
donavanramon@gmail.com

In an op-ed piece for the New York Times last year, cultural critic Touré argued for the end of the term “post-race” as a sanguine way to view race relations. It’s a word that began with President Obama’s election, which erroneously suggests that racism is a distant memory. Though the days of Jim Crow and legal segregation are long gone, race and racism are still very pertinent in myriad ways, most notably online. Any website that includes a “comments” section runs the risk of eliciting racist commentary from its viewers, with YouTube being the most notorious example. Certainly the coverage of the Trayvon Martin death has triggered a wave of racist remarks online. Social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have long been breeding grounds for racism. Coupled with digital racism is the growing issue of online passing—a phenomenon in which people of color represent themselves as white using lighter skinned avatars.

“Did anyone say Power?”: Rethinking Domination and Hegemony in Translation

full name / name of organization: 
Stefan Baumgarten; Bangor University Wales, UK
contact email: 
s.baumgarten@bangor.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Did anyone say Power?”: Rethinking Domination and Hegemony in Translation

Location: Bangor University, Wales, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September 2013

{UPDATE] Abstracts due July 31 - 'Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance' July 31 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews
contact email: 
earlymodern@st-andrews.ac.uk

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
21st – 23rd March, 2013

The Artistic and Journalistic Practices of Documentary Theater (NeMLA 2013, March 21 - 24, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cen@brandeis.edu

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Imagined Constructions of Community: Continuing Scholarship on Jonathan Edwards (SEA Savannah, Georgia, Feb. 28 - March 2, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Knutson - Oakland University
contact email: 
knutson@oakland.edu

Panel Organizer: Andrea Knutson, Oakland University
Chair: Joy A. J. Howard, Saint Joseph’s University

Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology - Feb. 8-10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Scholars Association, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
bgpcsa@gmail.com

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

UPDATE: The Literature of Hurricane Katrina

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ruth Marotte, Associate Professor of English, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas
contact email: 
mrmarotte@uca.edu

Seeking abstracts (250 words) and/or critical essays (20-30 pages in length) on works of fiction,poetry,film,television that feature the disaster of Hurricane Katrina within the narrative.

AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies. University of Nottingham, UK. November 24th 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians
contact email: 
artanditshierarchies@gmail.com

“Good order is the foundation of all good things” Edmund Burke, 1790

CFP: Reading James (March 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

Who reads James? When? Where? How? Why? What did James want from his readers? How did he read his own writings and those of others?

[UPDATE] Philip Roth Society Panel for the JAHLit Symposium, Miami, Florida, November 11-13

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
gooblarPRS@gmail.com

The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, held in South Beach, Florida on November 11-13, 2012.

Haiti: from Pre-Columbian to Independence [Update]

full name / name of organization: 
2012 PAMLA
contact email: 
maxadrien1@gmail.com

Pre-Columbian Haiti - PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University
October 19-21 - 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

International Journal of Welsh Writing in English

full name / name of organization: 
Alyce von Rothkirch / Swansea University
contact email: 
ijwwe.editor@gmail.com

The International Journal of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for its first issue, which is going to be published in September 2013 by University of Wales Press.

The Future State of Ireland, 17 - 18 November 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
stephanie@thefuturestate.org.uk

[UPDATE] Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust | Nov. 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
contact email: 
jpellegrino@georgiasouthern.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
22nd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
February 15-16 2013
Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah GA

[UPDATE] CFP: "Extreme(ly) Shakespeare(an)" (8/31) (10/18-20); 36th Annual OVSC

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
contact email: 
joe.sullivan@marietta.edu

Extreme(ly) Shakespeare(an)
The 36th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 18-20, 2012 Marietta College

March 21-24, 2013: Where are We Going? Reflections on the Future of Native American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Bardill, NEMLA 2013
contact email: 
jessi.bardill@gmail.com

This panel invites scholars to think through texts that have contributed to the past, present, and future of Native American Indian Literatures, particularly in how they help to understand the culture

Conference "Migrations. Sexualities and Genders on the Move" (Deadline: August 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Studies on the Languages of Identities - University of Bergamo
contact email: 
stefano.asperti@unibg.it

Interdisciplinary conference
“Migrations. Sexualities and genders on the move”
Bergamo, November 5-6, 2012

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Memories" by 31 Oct 2012

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

“Never forget.” Shortly after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, this phrase, along with pictures of the Twin Towers set against the backdrop of an American flag, appeared on T-shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads, and a whole host of other marketable goods. In many ways, these cultural artifacts and their treatment showcase the intricate interweaving of such concepts as nationalism, identity, trauma, narrative, and consumer culture within the complex of “American Memories.” In fact, fueled in part by innovations in such diverse fields as historiography, neuropsychology, museum studies, and political science, the number of panels, conferences, seminars, as well as articles and books published on different notions of memory has seen a rise in American studies and other fields in recent years: ‘Memory’ has become one of the buzzwords in the humanities and social sciences. aspeers 6 (2013) seeks to collect and present the best MA-level work on the topic of “American Memories.”

O'Neill & Irishness, March 28-30, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference
contact email: 
jcwestgate@fullerton.edu

37th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
Stevenson University, Maryland
March 28-30, 2013
Sponsored by
The Eugene O’Neill Society

UPDATE: Renaissance Translation and Transmission (October 18-21, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
contact email: 
Melissa.Walter@ufv.ca

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites papers examining all aspects of translation and transmission in and of the Renaissance for its conference to be held from October 18th to 21st, 2012 i

Archives and Activism -- Friday, October 12, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Archivist Round Table of Metropolitan New York
contact email: 
admin@nycarchivists.org

Archives and Activism

CFP Temporalities in Latin American Film. Deadline Aug. 15 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies
contact email: 
romeroe@email.arizona.edu

Call for Papers for Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies Special Section: “Temporalities in Latin American Film” and for a related LASA 2013 Panel

[UPDATE] [Call for Responses]: Flow Conference 2012 (7/13/12; 11/1/12-11/3/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Flow Conference 2012
contact email: 
flowconference2012@gmail.com

Call for Responses
FLOW Conference 2012
November 1-3, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin
http://www.flowtv.org/

Deadline for 150-word abstracts: August 1, 2012

CFP: _Feminist Studies in English Literature_ (Deadline: September 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Korean Association of Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL)
contact email: 
fselsubmissions@gmail.com

At this time, _Feminist Studies in English Literature_ is actively accepting submissions for the December edition.

[UPDATE] Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino
contact email: 
rpigeon@csusb.edu

Contributions solicited for a new web resource on teaching English literature at the college/university level.

Confinement, Resistance, Freedom [8-10 May 2013; Izmir, Turkey]

full name / name of organization: 
Ege University 14th Internatiınal Cultural Studies Symposium
contact email: 
css2013ege@gmail.com

Seemingly, the history of humanity has fashioned itself on the tri-partite relationship between confinement, resistance and freedom.

The F Word in Contemporary Women's Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network
contact email: 
thefword@pgcwwn.org

Keynote Speaker: Angela McRobbie

Feminism has always found significant expression in creative
and critical literature, from poetry and pamphlets to modes of

The F Word in Contemporary Women's Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network
contact email: 
thefword@pgcwwn.org

Keynote Speaker: Angela McRobbie

Feminism has always found significant expression in creative
and critical literature, from poetry and pamphlets to modes of

Health and illness in culture: 21 Dec 2012 (update)

full name / name of organization: 
Health and illness in culture / center for the study of languages and cultures, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cameralove@tmu.edu.tw

Call for Papers:
Health and Illness in Culture
full name / name of organization:
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan
Contact email:

Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conference--November 9 & 10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Griot Institute for Africana Studies--Bucknell University
contact email: 
griot@bucknell.edu

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University announces and invites paper submissions for a conference entitled Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, to be held November 9th and 10th, 2012 in Lewisburg, PA. Keynote speaker: Farah Jasmine Griffin. Conference website: http://www.bucknell.edu/x78200.xml Abstracts due midnight Sept. 1, 2012 to griot@bucknell.edu

UPDATE Deadline for MWASECS extended to August 15

full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
sspencer@uco.edu

Call for Papers: Midwestern American Society for 18th-Century Studies (MWASECS) annual meeting in Madison WI on October 11-13. Deadline: August 15.

George Washington Encyclopedia

full name / name of organization: 
Adam D. Shprintzen, Ph.D. Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens
contact email: 
ashprintzen@mountvernon.org

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens is seeking submissions for entries on a variety of topics to be included in a new online encyclopedia.

Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory (March 2013, New York)

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham University Graduate English Association
contact email: 
practicesofmemory@gmail.com


CFP: Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory
1-2 March, 2013

Keynote speaker: Professor Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University

6th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ic6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Tuesday 19th March – Friday 22nd March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:

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