category: ethnicity and national identity

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world.

[UPDATE] World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

full name / name of organization: 
Andy Dorsey
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

This panel will explore “experience” as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers.

Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
contact email: 
jhyland@buffalo.edu

While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man discovers a “new” way to hear the “unheard sounds” between the beats , so that he is listening in ti

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
barkerc@bgsu.edu

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies

full name / name of organization: 
Loughborough University
contact email: 
M.G.Meskimmon@lboro.ac.uk; M.Arnold@lboro.ac.uk

Conference Call for Papers

HOME/LAND: WOMEN, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTOGRAPHIES
5-7 July 2012
The School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation" [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

[REMINDER] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
contact email: 
kunsaa@duq.edu


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

Waterscapes: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Environment and Place in Crisis (11/01/2011; 03/29 - 04/01/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference Providence, Rhode Island
contact email: 
stampfl@uiwtx.edu

Recently, it has become clear that environmental degradation is the biggest hazard facing life on planet earth and has a long colonial and imperial history.

Video Games as Text; Text as Play

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming Department of English
contact email: 
uwplayology@gmail.com

Video Games as Text; Texts as Play

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA, Co-chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State
University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

-ality call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
-ality fiction journal
contact email: 
ality.fiction@gmail.com

-ality is a new electronic fiction publication.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011 DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)
contact email: 
desireconference2011@gmail.com

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

Update: NeMLA March 15-18, 2012: The Literary response to war – What is it worth?

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jcblanch@drew.edu

Deadline fast approaching! September 30, 2011.

[UPDATE] - Sacralizing Markets and Marketing the Sacral: Religion in Antebellum America - NeMLA 2012 (deadline *Sept. 30*)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball / Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 15 - 18, 2012

Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

RUST BELT (Great Lakes/ Great Books)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mantonucci@keene.edu

!!NEW DEADLINE!! !!NEW DEADLINE!! !!NEW DEADLINE!!

[UPDATE] Representing Eire: Ideology in Irish Cinema from John Ford to John Carney, NeMLA March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
Daniel.Shea@msmc.edu

While the Abbey Theatre is perhaps the most familiar public context through which the nationalistic and aesthetic struggle to shape an identity for a (post)colonial Ireland was formed, expatriate Iris

UPDATE: Modernist Manhattan

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

Call for Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
Academic Quarter
contact email: 
ra@hist.sdu.dk OR kk@ihis.aau.dk

Documenting human patterns of mobility is a key element in the travelers' social anatomy.

Collapse and Catastrophe: Spain’s Cultural Panorama in the XXI Century

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA: http://www.acla.org/acla2012
contact email: 
amedin40@mscd.edu

In the last ten years Spain has experienced pivotal changes that have occurred through collapses, catastrophes and re-vindications in the political, social and environmental realms.

Disciplined Verse: Academia and Nineteenth-Century American Poetry and Poetics (April 12-15, 2012; Berkeley, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
caroline.gelmi@tufts.edu and erin.kappeler@tufts.edu

Disciplined Verse: Academia and Nineteenth-Century American Poetry and Poetics

CFP: SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture, June 3-4, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department
contact email: 
supra.tau.conference@gmail.com

Space has been subject to aesthetic, art-historical, philosophical, anthropological, geographical and political investigations, each with its idiosyncratic definitions.

Annual Spring Conference 2012 - "Boundaries" - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
contact email: 
dkaloustian@bowiestate.edu

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2012

Call for Papers

“Boundaries”
3 March 2012

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

UPDATE] NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Nove

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu; katalves83@gmail.com

**Abstracts sent to the tamayok@stjohns.edu has been lost. Please resend immediately to the alternative emails above**
**Deadline extended**

Call for Panelists: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying" Narrative Matters: May29-June 1 Paris

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Paris
contact email: 
landerst@mmm.edu

Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative
The American University of Paris
May 29 to June 1, 2012

Call for Papers:
Panel Name: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying"

Contacts:

[UPDATE] Abstracts due 9/30/11; Maternal Hauntings: Feminine Spectral Identities & Ghosts in Asian American Literature (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Jina Lee
contact email: 
jinaleecfp@gmail.com

Call for papers:
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, NY

"Postcolonial Narratives," Cultural Studies Association Convention, 3/28-4/1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Natasa Kovacevic and The Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
nkovacev@emich.edu

“Postcolonial Narratives” (sponsored by The Journal of Narrative Theory) is soliciting presentations for a panel on recent discourses on postcolonial issues, including but not limited to the natio

Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge. Deadline Dec. 17, 2011. Conference Date: Feb. 25, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
contact email: 
SUNYSB.GradConf@gmail.com

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis

The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts, cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year’s conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details and registration visit www.stonybrook.edu/gradconf.

GENDER, RACE AND EDUCATION: 2ND ANNUAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
SC State University
contact email: 
sstein@scsu.edu

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DARLENE CLARK HINE (MSU, NORTHWESTERN)

Updated CfP: Crime and its Fictions in Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University
contact email: 
crimeinafrica@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Richard Wilson, Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, Professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Connecticut

SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture, June 3-4, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department
contact email: 
supra.tau.conference@gmail.com

SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture
International Conference
June 3-4, 2012
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department

Research Grant 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
bco20@msstate.edu

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces its *Research Grant*

Media Fields Journal Issue 5 "Memory, Space and Media"

full name / name of organization: 
David Gray and Jade Petermon/UCSB
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Call for Submissions
Media Fields Journal Issue 5: Memory, Space, and Media

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2011

CFP Leon Edel Prize (11/1/11) [UPDATE]

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

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar.

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