category: ethnicity and national identity

7th Global Conference: Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship (March 2012; Prague; czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pic7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference
Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: Urban Popcultures

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Discipinary.Net
contact email: 
up2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Urban Popcultures

Friday 9th March- Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

Tagore: The Global Impact of a Writer in the Community

full name / name of organization: 
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
contact email: 
scots@napier.ac.uk

The conference is held under the aegis of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) being established as part of the Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW).

The 22nd Annual English Graduate Student Conference at Louisiana State University Feb. 16th & 17th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference--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

Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity 5 (March 2012; Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net
contact email: 
ic5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Friday 9th March - Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call For Papers:

Volume on 20th-century exile literature, deadline Sept 1

full name / name of organization: 
Axel Englund, Anders Olsson
contact email: 
axel.englund@littvet.su.se

Call for papers

LANGUAGES OF EXILE: MIGRATION AND MULTILINGUALISM IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE (working title)

UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad, SALA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
nbhatia2@uwo.ca, rgairola@uw.edu

Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Date: Wed., January 4, 2012 at 9:00am – Thurs., January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm

CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS AND CREATIVE WORKS

full name / name of organization: 
Label Me Latina/o
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu; shaulm@queens.edu

Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatin.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

CfP Kalamazoo Medieval ICMS 2012: Postcolonial England

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University English Department
contact email: 
m.r.glass@durham.ac.uk

The Department of English Studies at Durham University invites submission of proposals for its session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazo

Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media

full name / name of organization: 
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue
contact email: 
mausdc@potsdam.edu

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker “The Assimilated Negro,” published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

[W]hy does it seem like black people are missing the boat -- treating the SS Satire like a slave ship? Sometimes it feels we only get the joke if it's the lowest common denominator, otherwise we have to put on our suits and let Oprah or Tyler Perry hold our hands and make sure there's a heavy Maya Angelou level of respect.[…] Where are the black branded satirists? Maybe we don't get it. Maybe we don't care to get it. Are there no satirists because of the lack of demand? It can't be for lack of opportunity. Every week we get a new race-event begging for lampooning: Watson, Jena 6, OJ, Imus, Michael Richards, Vick .... all present unique opportunities to make a joke that might mean a little more to someone with melanin.

Evans goes on to engage in some “speculative armchair psychology” and wonder openly if what he calls the “critical”, “literary”, and “detached” elements of satire are not barriers to African Americans’ participation in this mode of cultural commentary. Not surprisingly, Evans’s article garnered numerous online responses, both in its original form and in numerous repostings around the Internet. We seek to assemble a collection of scholarly essays about satire in contemporary African American culture in order to develop that response in both depth and breadth, examining both the premises that undergird Evans’s original claims and a range of African American satirists working in a variety of media over the past thirty years.

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstract 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.

Transnational Negotiation in the Cross-Cultural Remake (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012. Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Gohar Siddiqui/ Syracuse University
contact email: 
gtsiddiq@syr.edu

This panel aims to bring into conversation different approaches and models for analyzing the cross-cultural film remake as an industrial, textual, and cultural category.

[UPDATE] Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat / Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

Philip Roth Society Graduate Essay Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
d.brauner@reading.ac.uk

The Philip Roth Society invites submissions from graduates working on any aspect of the work of Philip Roth for consideration for the Siegel/McDaniel Award.

[UPDATE] ANZSA 2011: "Translations/Transitions," Christchurch, NZ, 7–8 Nov (abstracts now due 26 August; keynote announced)

full name / name of organization: 
Jacob Edmond / University of Otago
contact email: 
jacob.edmond@otago.ac.nz

Australia and New Zealand Slavists’ Association 2011 Conference “Translations/Transitions”

Christchurch, New Zealand, 7–8 November 2011

Translating the Holocaust Panel: NEMLA, Rochester, NY. March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
aharris@mansfield.edu

Panel on transoation in Holocaust literature, film, graphic novel:

Women Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

After the success of our book Women on Women; we are looking for quality papers on women writers across boundaries of nation/state/age/class. Suggested Topics:

Women and sexuality

"Prospects: A New Century" - Deadline: 10/1/2011 - Conference: 4/12/2012-4/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
C19-2012@ucsc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS:
C19: THE SOCIETY OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICANISTS
“Prospects: A New Century”
Berkeley, California
April 12-15, 2012
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley

[UPDATE] CFP: 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

Reconstruction 12.3 Special Issue: "(In)Securities"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue “(In)Securities”
Edited by
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

[UPDATE] L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory (15/8/11)

full name / name of organization: 
L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island
contact email: 
ben@roomofbensown.net

A reminder that 15 August 2011 is the deadline for submissions for this conference, which will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 21–24 June 2012.

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

NALS: "Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place" (May 13-15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
North American Levinas Society
contact email: 
sjneely@uas.alaska.edu

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NORTH AMERICAN LEVINAS SOCIETY
Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting
“Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place”
May 13-15, 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska

CALL FOR PAPERS

Middle Eastern Poetry and Poetics - SAMLA conference (Nov. 4-6) in Atlanta

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
contact email: 
schatteman@gsu.edu

This panel seeks abstracts for 20-minute papers on contemporary and new Middle Eastern poetry, especially papers that present these new voices in their cultural contexts.

“Henry Fielding: New Approaches”

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Benjamin Bricker, Stanford University
contact email: 
abricker@stanford.edu

“Henry Fielding: New Approaches”

Andrew Benjamin Bricker
Dept. of English, Stanford University
Margaret Jacks Hall, Stanford U., 94305
E-mail: abricker@stanford.edu
Tel: (415) 832-9133

CFP: Gender, Bodies & Technology, "(Dis)Integrating Frames"

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Bodies & Technology, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech
contact email: 
selber@vt.edu

Proposals are invited for our second, biannual interdisciplinary conference:
“Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames”
April 26-28, 2012 Roanoke, Virginia

CFP: Essay Collection on Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Elodie Rousselot, Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
elodie.rousselot@port.ac.uk

The current phenomenon of the neo-Victorian, neo-Edwardian, neo-Forties, and more recently, neo-Tudor novel, seems to confirm contemporary culture’s persisting fascination with re-visiting and re-fo

Freedom's Issue: The Enlightenment, Scientific Racism, and Chattel Slavery

full name / name of organization: 
LaRose T. Parris/ LaGuardia Community College-CUNY
contact email: 
laroseparris@gmail.com

The 43rd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will be held March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York.

Religious Imagery in Irish Poetry (Accepting until August 20)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
james-corkern@mocs.utc.edu

Please submit a 200-word abstract (NO ATTACHMENTS) to James Corkern by August 20, 2011, for the opportunity to present at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference as a presenter

[UPDATE] Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature (8/10/11; 11/10/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
contact email: 
wrountree@nccu.edu

Call for Papers

Sixth African American Literature Symposium

"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"

Call for papers: Radical Criminology journal

full name / name of organization: 
Radical Criminology
contact email: 
radicalcrim@riseup.net

Now Seeking Submissions
for a new journal:
Radical Criminology

revolutionary / indigenous / feminist / anti-racist
anarchist / libertarian socialist / autonomist marxist

Queer Desire & India - November 23-26 2011 - Canary Islands, Spain

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Association of Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII)
contact email: 
antonia.navarro@uco.es

As you may already know, the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII) holds its II International Conference with the title “Other Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity

Save the date:"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"--June 6-9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

Save the date
June 6-9, 2012
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY (New York, NY)will be hosting an International Conference:
"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"

CFP: Bodies that Matter: Representations of Motherhood in U.S. Media

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Rossie / Ohio State University
contact email: 
amanda.rossie@gmail.com

CFP: Bodies that Matter: Representations of Motherhood in U.S. Media

2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
March 21-25, 2012
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Rethinking Space: Theory and Practice (SCMS 2012 Panel - Deadline 10 Aug. 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Monteiro / The American University of Paris
contact email: 
smonteiro@aup.edu

SCMS Conference Panel, Boston, 21-25 March 2012

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