category: ethnicity and national identity

Those That Came Before: Black Literary Indebtedness

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In “The Site of Memory,” Toni Morrison claims that as an African American writer her literary heritage is the autobiography, the slave narrative.

Being More than Ambivalent Towards Race: Class in Contemporary African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In keeping with the theme of “Debt” for the 2012 Midwestern MLA conference, this panel is interested in the class implications that contemporary African American literature offers its readership.

MLA 2013 Revolutionary Exhanges: Women's Networks (Boston, Jan 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Tonya Moutray
contact email: 
moutrt@sage.edu

Seeking papers that explore national and transnational exchanges between women during the French Revolutionary wars.

SAMLA 2012 Charles W. Chesnutt Panel Discussion - "Centuries of Chesnutt" (due June 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth G. Allen / Charles W. Chesnutt Associatioin
contact email: 
egallen@memphis.edu

This discussion will focus on the perspective of Chesnutt's work as it moved through the post-Reconstruction era into the Harlem Renaissance or from the late Nineteenth into the early Twentieth Centur

The Erotics of Post Project (from MLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Carmen Derkson
contact email: 
caderkso@ucalgary.ca

“But between the past which no longer is and the future which is not yet, this moment when [we] exist is nothing” –from de Beauvoir’s _The Ethics of Ambiguity_

M/MLA (Nov. 8-11, 2012): A Model American?: Contemporary Literary Exemplars and their Debt to the Past (due March 7)

full name / name of organization: 
W Brett Wiley
contact email: 
bwiley1@mvnu.edu

CFP for Proposed Special Session of the 2012 M/MLA (Cincinnati, Nov. 8-11, 2012)

[UPDATE] MEDIASCAPE - “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture” - Spring 2012 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu


Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2012 – “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture”

The British Empire in Literature and Film RMMLA Oct. 2012 (due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Drake / Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
cynthia.drake@colorado.edu

Special Topics panel for the Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boulder, Colorado. Ocotober 4-6, 2012.

Call for Submissions: Monsters and the Monstrous,Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

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

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of

1st Global Conference: Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
tm1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

* The Novel
* The Film

Archaeology and Cultural Mixing: Creolization, Hybridity and Mestizaje (Archaeological Review from Cambridge)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cambridge
contact email: 
wpv20@cam.ac.uk

Call for Papers for the Archaeological Review from Cambridge
Archaeology and Cultural Mixing: Creolization, Hybridity, and Mestizaje
Volume 28.1, April 2013

Call for critical/research articles and Interviews

full name / name of organization: 
Indo Mithila Literaria
contact email: 
jha.vivekanand7@gmail.com

Call for critical/research articles and Interviews
(Dead line 31 May 12/Acknowledge if you are interested on booker_sahitya@rediffmail.com)

Synæsthesia and ‘Communicative Power’ (v.1 n.4) (submissions due by 10/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Synæsthesia and ‘The Culture of Fear’ (submissions due by 7/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Bridging the Gap: Israeli and Palestinian Relations and Culture (MLA, Boston, Jan. 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Morani Kornberg-Weiss
contact email: 
moraniko@buffalo.edu

This Special Session focuses on Israeli and Palestinian relations and seeks to provide a forum for examining notions of “conflict,” identity, war, peace, and protest

MLA 2013: McSweeney's and Contemporary Reading (3/15 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Jackie O'Dell
contact email: 
jackie.o_dell@tufts.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore the literary output, authors, genres, publication practices, or publics associated with Dave Eggers's McSweeney's books and magazines.

[UPDATE] Short Fiction in Short

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA), Boston 2013
contact email: 
lfash@brandeis.edu

UPDATE: Non-American Short Fiction will also be considered. Please see the original CFP below.

Short Fiction in Short
A Panel at MLA (Boston) 2013

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suffering (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
suffer3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suffering

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
write2#inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Call for Papers, International Conference on Children’s Literature: The Child in the Book

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University
contact email: 
tclra101@gmail.com

Children’s literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Call for Papers, International Conference on Children’s Literature: The Child in the Book

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University
contact email: 
tclra101@gmail.com

Children’s literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years.

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

PAMLA '12 Special Session: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy.

[UPDATE] The Atrium

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a publication of the English and Communications Department of Ivy Tech Community College's Northwest Region, and is the only academic journal of

Visual Culture and Race

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
ssmith8@saic.edu

Submissions are invited for a special issue of MELUS on visual culture and race.

[REMINDER] "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology" Special Session MLA Boston 2013 (March 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:

CFP: American Humor (Due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu

This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu by March 1st.

CFP: Teaching With Games - MLA13, 3-6 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Croxall
contact email: 
brian.croxall@emory.edu

Call for Papers for a Committee-Sponsored Electronic Roundtable on “Teaching and Games” at MLA 2013<

Shakespeare, RMMLA, October 11-13, 2012 (Boulder, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
respinosa2@utep.edu

This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine any theme pertaining to Shakespeare. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, gender, race, and religious studies in Shakespeare.

Representing Animals in Irish Literature and Culture Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Kirkpatrick & Borbala Farago
contact email: 
kirkpatrick@appstate.edu & borbala.farago@gmail.com

From the shape-shifters of the sagas and the simian Paddies of the nineteenth century to the Celtic Tiger of recent years, non-human animals have figured powerfully in portrayals of Irishness.

Human Rights in U.S. Literature and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session Proposal for MLA Convention Boston 2013
contact email: 
kloneill@quinnipiac.edu

Panel studies U.S. writers, activists, filmmakers who deploy human rights discourses to undermine the authoritarianism and imperial ambition of nation-states.

Call for Papers: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
mfs@purdue.edu

The Editors of MFS solicit new feminist scholarship on neglected women writers from the first half of the twentieth century.

[Update] The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadline May 14th)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadlline May 14th)
full name / name of organization:
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012
contact email:
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

Feminist Perspectives on Renaissance Drama - RMMLA 2012 - October 11-13th in Boulder, CO

full name / name of organization: 
Emily King / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Emily.King@tufts.edu

This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine early modern drama through the lens of gender, queer, sexuality, or feminist studies.

[UPDATE] Politics of Form in the Transpacific - MLA Boston (01/03 - 01/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association - Special Session
contact email: 
syao@hamilton.edu and tong14@illinois.edu

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