category: ethnicity and national identity

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Food Cultures"

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

A familiar proverb tells us that 'we are what we eat.' Indeed, food is not only a daily necessity to sustain the body. The need for food, its production, its preparation, and its consumption turn it into an important cultural site and a crucial analytical category. Studying 'food' accordingly brings together a number of academic fields ranging from biology and agriculture to sociology, political science, history, and literary and cultural studies, to name just a few. In their interdisciplinary openness and diverse cultural significance, food cultures are central to American studies.

Asian American Performance, Dance, and Theatre History: A Critical Reader (Abstracts due Oct 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Esther Kim Lee, Ron West, Yutian Wong
contact email: 
Asian.American.Performance@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Asian American Performance, Dance, and Theatre History: A Critical Reader

Edited by Esther Kim Lee, Ron West, and Yutian Wong

Theatre Survey - Special Issue - “Asia and Theatre Historiography” due Nov 30, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Esther Kim Lee, Associate Editor, Theatre Survey
contact email: 
leeastr@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Theatre Survey
Special Issue edited by Esther Kim Lee, Associate Editor

“Asia and Theatre Historiography”

Curating Performance: Re/activation Strategies

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Gomoll / Museum and Curatorial Studies, UC Santa Cruz
contact email: 
macs@ucsc.edu

A panel/workgroup/exhibition for the Hemispheric Institute’s upcoming Encuentro (conference) in Mexico City, March 17-25 2012

[UPDATE] Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Fiction (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention; Rochester, New York
contact email: 
Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging?

[Reminder] - Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls (University of Melbourne) - Abstracts due Sept. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Smith/University of Melbourne and Kristine Moruzi/University of Alberta
contact email: 
msmith@unimelb.edu.au or moruzi@ualberta.ca

Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls Conference
13-15 June 2012, The University of Melbourne, Australia

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

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

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

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.

CFP: So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (11/15/2011; 2/24 - 2/25/2012

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
aegs.conference@gmail.com

Call For Papers – “So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century”

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

Literature, Social Justice, and Change

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA)
contact email: 
mcoupal@uwo.ca, allison.hargreaves@ubc.ca

The Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA) in conjunction with the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences invites your participation in our annual conference:

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
chamilton@ntcc.edu

33rd Annual Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 1, 2011

Vonnegut and Humor: Book Reviews (due March 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
pkunze@fsu.edu and robert.tally@txstate.edu

For an upcoming special issue of *Studies in American Humor* devoted to "Vonnegut and Humor" (please see our call for proposals: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/42617), we would also like to

FRAMING LIVES 17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

full name / name of organization: 
The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
contact email: 
leena.messina@anu.edu.au

FRAMING LIVES

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011

Fat Studies 2012 PCA Call for Papers (Deadline December 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jmccross@gwmail.edu,goddess_les@yahoo.com

PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2012 Call for Papers

Passing, Past, Present

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
lbrundage@gmail.com

The racial passing narrative has long been a standard in American
literature and the themes of identity instability, discomfort,

Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA Feb 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SWTXPCA/ACA
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 8-11, 2012

Word Made Flesh, Flesh Made Word: Narratives of Pain, Pained Narratives (NEMLA 2012, 3/15-18)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
tzechory@fas.harvard.edu

3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

Madison. Egypt. Ohio’s labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London’s Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy.

[UPDATE] In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi - Conference - proposals for papers due by 15 Jan. 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Roehampton University
contact email: 
safischer@mac.com

The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

[UPDATE] New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Due to some last-minute obstacles, New Voices has been postponed until early 2012. We will re-issue a CFP once we have definitive dates. Proposals already submitted will still be reviewed.

Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Toronto
contact email: 
frye.2012@utoronto.ca

EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF NORTHROP FRYE ON THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH
October 4,5,6, 2012 | Victoria University in the University of Toronto

In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi

full name / name of organization: 
University of Roehampton, London (UK)
contact email: 
safischer@mac.com

The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

Speakers include:

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_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

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference - Toronto - Feb. 17-19, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)
contact email: 
birnsn@newschool.edu

The AAALS calls for papers for its 28th Annual conference to be held in conjunction with ANSZANA in Toronto, ON from February 17 to 19, 2012.

aspeers Calls for Papers by American Studies Students at European Universities by 30 October 2011

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

aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level. It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as well as its genuine European perspective on ‘America’ and its presences and effects around the world. The journal features a general section in addition to a topical one that brings academic and creative works into a dialogue on one common theme.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED- The 19th METU British Novelists Conference: Kazuo Ishiguro

full name / name of organization: 
Middle East Technical University 19th METU British Novelists Conference: Kazuo Ishiguro and His Work
contact email: 
wwwbnc@metu.edu.tr

The 19th METU British Novelists Conference

12-13 December 2011
Ankara, Turkey

Website: http://www.britishnovelists.metu.edu.tr/
Contact name: Assist. Prof. Dr. Hülya Yıldız

Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Middlesex University
contact email: 
alisonwinch@yahoo.co.uk; lawrencenormand@gmail.com

We are commissioning a book chapter on Robert Pirsig and Buddhism for an edited collection of essays to be published by Continuum in 2012.

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

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**

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture , Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.

Call for Papers for LGBTQ Focus Group (Deadline: October 15/November 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Conference 2012)
contact email: 
ngs9@cornell.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
LGBTQ Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 2-5, 2012, Hyatt Regency (Capitol Hill), Washington, DC

Submission Deadlines:

The Fourth International Maroon Conference in Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica, June 20-24, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Maroon Conference
contact email: 
fbotkin@towson.edu

1st Global Conference: Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
story1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative

Sunday 13th May – Tuesday 15th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

9th Global Conference: War and Peace (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
wvw9@inter-disciplinary.net

9th Global Conference
War and Peace

Saturday 19th May – Monday 21st May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

CFP: Popular Culture & The Classroom SW TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
ErikMWalker@aol.com

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today’s classrooms (which

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ec.ac.uk

June 15-16, 2012

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
George Washington University,
Washington, DC, USA

Dr. Peter Hutchings
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

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