category: ethnicity and national identity

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Azzarello
contact email: 
robert.azzarello@gmail.com

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts
contact email: 
critical@specsjournal.org

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

[UPDATE] Mediascape Spring 2011 Issue: Space in Cinema, Media, and Digital Culture - Submission Deadline Extended

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

Space is constructed within the cinematic text, and the space of spectatorship is an ever-changing beast.

CFP: Jewish American Writers, PAMLA 2011 (March 25, 2011; Nov. 5-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Cleland
contact email: 
jaime.cleland@gmail.com

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
109th Annual Conference
November 5-6, 2011
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

full name / name of organization: 
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal
contact email: 
attendingtheparty@gmail.com

Throughout history, the notion of ‘party’ has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms (Proposals due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Reynolds & Bonnie Roos
contact email: 
areynolds@wtamu.edu, broos@wtamu.edu

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
Central Michigan University
contact email: 
Dr. Maureen Eke <eke1mn@cmich.edu>

[UPDATE] Challenging Traditions in English Studies - April 2, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Tony M. Vinci / Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
contact email: 
tvinci@siu.edu

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale English Graduate Conference
Challenging Traditions in English Studies
April 2, 2011

Comparative Border Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Comparative American Studies
contact email: 
claudia.sadowski-smith@asu.edu

This special issue is devoted to the comparative study of global border regions.

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed “Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
contact email: 
General Editor, Nancy Riecken nriecken@ivytech.edu

The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community.

Women and Lexicography (MLA 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Rose Russell
contact email: 
russellr@uw.edu

Call for papers: Lexicography Discussion Group session, MLA 2012, Seattle

SAMLA 2011 (Nov 4-6, Atlanta): The Scots and Their Verse: Poetry, Power, and Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Tricia A. McElroy, English, University of Alabama
contact email: 
tmcelroy@ua.edu

In keeping with SAMLA’s 2011 conference focus, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” this session will examine the impact of Scottish poetry on Scotland's literature and sense of identity.

Irish Literatures: Conflict and Resolution (IASIL conference 18-22 July, Leuven, Belgium)

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven
contact email: 
Hedwig.Schwall@arts.kuleuven.be

Proposals for papers are invited for the 35th annual conference of the International Association of Irish Literatures (IASIL) to be held at Leuven, 18 – 22 July 2011.

CFP: Print Libertinism (MLA 5-7 January 2012; Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley
contact email: 
maria.omalley@briarcliff.edu

Papers examining ties between sexuality and print culture in early US literatures on topics related to libertinism, repression, race, queer identity, republicanism welcome for a proposed special sessi

[UPDATE] Cooper and His Contemporaries: 18th Int'l James Fenimore Cooper Conference, July 10-15, 2011 (deadline March 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, SUNY College at Oneonta
contact email: 
hechtrw@oneonta.edu

We are seeking papers that consider Cooper and his relationships with those figures who inhabited his intellectual and cultural landscape.

"The Rest is Silence" Graduate Student Conference May 6th and 7th

full name / name of organization: 
York University, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
tanya81@yorku.ca

The Rest Is Silence

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Cicero

ACIS-West 2011 (San Jose, CA ) - Oct. 21-23: "Ireland and Globalization"

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
spanglermatthew@yahoo.com

Submissions due May 15, 2011 to aciswest2011@gmail.com

Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama (January 5-8, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Seattle, Washington)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Seattle , Washington
Special Session: Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama

RMMLA African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
keliayr@hotmail.com

I am seeking proposals that examine all areas of African American literature from the nineteenth century to the present.

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

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

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

Papers on New England Authors/Theme

full name / name of organization: 
Connecticut Review
contact email: 
linjz@easternct.edu

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University.

Displaced Women: Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe.

full name / name of organization: 
Glasgow Women’s Library
contact email: 
p.mariangela@googlemail.com

Call for Papers

Displaced Women:
Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe

Organised by Dr. Lucia Aiello, Dr. Joy Charnley, Dr. Mariangela Palladino

29 March 2012

An Invitation for Submitting Essays on the topic: “The New Image of the Balkans”

full name / name of organization: 
The DIVERSITY COLLECTION OF POETRY, FICTION & ESSAY & The FRIEDRICH EBERT FOUNDATION
contact email: 
new.balkan.image@gmail.com, diversity@diversity.org.mk

This Call for Papers, organized within the frame of the creative writing project “The New Image of the
Balkans”, has as its goal:

Satire's Double-Edged Irony MLA, Seattle, 5-8 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
American Humor Studies Association
contact email: 
sdmccoy@uga.edu

Seeking papers that explore the often ambiguous nature of satire's object, the lines that blur between satire and celebration, and the difficulty of predicting or controlling audience response.

Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue VIRAL

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
WSQViralIssue@gmail.com

Call for Papers

WSQ Special Issue: Viral
Special Editors: Patricia Clough and Jasbir Puar

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
ruptureCFP@ntu.edu.sg

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of “rupture” in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

UPDATE - RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 6-8, 2011

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

CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

CFP:Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners 3 (September 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
saf3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

Tuesday 27th September – Thursday 29th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

CFP: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mcb5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

Past Imperfect, Present Tense: Creative Writing in contemporary Ireland. 15th October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Open University in Ireland
contact email: 
L.McEwan@open.ac.uk

Keynote speaker: David Park

Contact email: H.Richardson@open.ac.uk

CFP: Beauty - Exploring Critical Issues (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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

1st Global Conference
Beauty: Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

[UPDATE] CFP reminder Feb 15 deadline – Masculinities Between the National and the Transnational

full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Floyd
contact email: 
kfloyd@kent.edu

Call for Papers -- deadline Feb 15, 2011

Between the National and the Transnational, 1980 to the Present: Masculinities in Britain and the U.S.

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