category: ethnicity and national identity

Appalachian Visions of China; SAMLA Convention; November 9-11, 2012; Durham, NC

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rmerrit@bluefield.edu

Appalachian literature is known for its strong sense of place, emphasizing the local.

Midwest MLA What is Our Debt to Death and the Dead?: The Gift of Death and The Work of Mourning in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jack Taylor Michigan State University
contact email: 
taylo710@msu.edu

Jacques Derrida argues that the dead other can speak and remain “in us.” Additionally, he argues that to keep one alive is the ultimate sign of fidelity that is accomplished through acts of mourni

CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/1-11/3/2012, Pittsburgh, PA (June 15th, 2012, deadline for proposals)

full name / name of organization: 
Blagovesta Momchedjikova/Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
bmm202@nyu.edu

CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/1-11/3/2012, Pittsburgh, PA (June 15th, 2012, deadline for proposals)

“Challenging the rhetoric of non-State actors, political violence and ‘terrorism’"

full name / name of organization: 
Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
contact email: 
michael.loadenthal@gmail.com

Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
[www.affinitiesjournal.org]

Call for papers for Issue #6: “Challenging the rhetoric of non-State

SAMLA Durham NC Nov.9-11/2012: Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Songs of Conscience on His Three Albums The Rising, Magi

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
davidizzo@hotmail.com

As a voice for his baby boom generation Bruce Springsteen has been the conscience of Rock n’ Roll for Forty Years, especially in three of his last four albums: The Rising (2002 is an expiatory refle

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - July 15, 2012. Family Line-ups. Trans-generational Encounters in Family Photography

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
family_lineups@americanstudies.ro

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past? July 2/ Nov. 8-11, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio
contact email: 
fbarin@ilstu.edu

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

[Extended Deadline] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - June 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons’ second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU’s Har

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Why Comparative Literature - ICLA, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu; pschweit@su.edu

The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field.

The Politics of Violence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Filimon and Henry Tarco-Carrera/NEMLA 2013
contact email: 
henrytar@buffalo.edu/mefilimon@yahoo.com

This NEMLA 2013 session will examine the social, moral, and aesthetic implications of violence as it has been conceptualized in post-2000 Latin American cinema.

CFP: George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons (Essay Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Stevens Institute of Technology
contact email: 
talismaned@aol.com

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology invites submissions for a collection of essays addressing the life and legacy of George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) -- environmentalist

Call for Papers- MMLA -DUE JUNE 15 - Technology and Trauma in Modern War Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Travis Martin - Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
travis.martin@uky.edu

Technology and Trauma in Modern War Writing

Call for editorial board members and call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Reena Dube, Editor, Studies in the Humanities, Department of English,Indiana University of Pennsylvaniaversit
contact email: 
reena.dube@iup.edu

Call for Editorial Board Members

Appropriating the Bible in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures, Deadline 9/30/12

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
brandon.hawk@uconn.edu; pamela.longo@uconn.edu

Appropriating the Bible in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

Media Studies Interest Group - Papers and Programs - WSCA (Reno, NV, February 15-19, 2013) DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. David Scott Diffrient / Western States Communication Association (WSCA)
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu

CFP: Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

full name / name of organization: 
HEnry Schwarz/ Blackwell Publishers
contact email: 
Pocoencyc@gmail.com

Call For Papers

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

CFP - "States of Suspension": UChicago Graduate Conference, Nov 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
contact email: 
statesofsuspension@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE

"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"

November 15 – 16, 2012

“FOR TO TRAVEL HOPEFULLY IS BETTER THAN TO ARRIVE” – TALES OF IMMIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT (SAMLA; 11/9-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Myrna Santos/Nova Southeastern University
contact email: 
smyrna@nova.edu

“FOR TO TRAVEL HOPEFULLY IS BETTER THAN TO ARRIVE” – TALES OF IMMIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT--South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Durham, NC--November 9-11, 2012

Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Dakota
contact email: 
miglena.sternadori@usd.edu

Please note the new deadline: May 31!

Chicana/o Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
contact email: 
mcmahonmr@utpa.edu

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas

February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
contact email: 
mas@utpa.edu

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas
February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

Writing Exile and Engendering Subjectivity in Modern French and Francophone Literature - SAMLA - November 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Graduate Students' Forum in French
contact email: 
rharri2@tigers.lsu.edu

In her 2004 novel Biographie de la faim, Amélie Nothomb describes her experience of exile as the child of a Belgian diplomat: “Jamais était le pays que j’habitais.

Session on Canadian Literature -- MMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cwalla3@luc.edu

This permanent section invites papers on any topic regarding Canadian Literature, but especially welcomes proposals addressing the conference theme of "debt," broadly understood.

[UPDATE] The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature (Deadline extended: June 22, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of New Haven
contact email: 
thenewsound@newhaven.edu

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.

Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheree Mack, Open University
contact email: 
sheree.mack@gmail.com

The Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry Panel at NeMLA 2013 in Boston seeks papers examining the poetry of black British women.

Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheree Mack, Open University
contact email: 
sheree.mack@gmail.com

The Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry Panel at NeMLA 2013 in Boston seeks papers examining the poetry of black British women.

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: 
cameralove@tmu.edu.tw

TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012

Call for chapters: A book on King of the Hill (6/18/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Katie Salzmann / Texas State University-San Marcos
contact email: 
KOTH.proposal@gmail.com

McFarland & Company has expressed sincere interest in publishing this edited collection of essays on the animated sitcom, King of the Hill.

CFP - Tell and Show - A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation

full name / name of organization: 
Dror Abend-David
contact email: 
d.abend.1@alumni.nyu.edu

Call for Papers

Tell and Show:
A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation

[UPDATE] OWING A DEBT TO ILLUSTRATION

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA 2012 convention, Cincinnati, Nov. 8 - 11; section on Illustrated Texts
contact email: 
a.sonstegard@csuohio.edu

Deadline extended through June 4th:

Paper proposals are sought for a panel presentation on Illustrated Texts, in keeping with the MMLA 2012 conference theme of “Debt.”

CFP New Wave Iranian Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Persian Film Festival and Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics
contact email: 
contribute@persianfilmfestival.com

Iranian New Wave Cinema – Call for papers

"Food and Film" at bienniel Film and History Conference, 26-30 Sept. 2012, Milwaukee, WI

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Hertweck, University of Nevada, Reno
contact email: 
thertweck@unr.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Food of the Gods: The Mythic Poetics of Food, Drink, and Eating in Film and Television

“CASCA” – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline September 1st 2012.)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade
contact email: 
cascajournal@gmail.com

The interdisciplinary journal CASCA, which encourages the publication of articles in the fields of humanities, social sciences and arts, invites all interested authors to participate in the publicatio

Interrogating the Romance of Community Theater and Performance - 2012 ASTR Working Group

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Baron and Kate Duffly / American Society for Theatre Research
contact email: 
michellebaron@gmail.com, cduffly@gmail.com

Interrogating the Romance of Community Theater and Performance
A Working Group for the 2012 ASTR Annual Meeting

What Does Infamy Matter--EC/ASECS Conference, Baltimore, Nov.1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Frances B. Singh, Professor, English, Hostos Community College/CUNY
contact email: 
fbsingh1947@aol.com; fsingh@hostos.cuny.edu

For the EC/ASECS conference, I am looking for 15 minute papers that would fit the descriptions of the two sessions listed below. The deadline for abstracts is June 15.

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