category: ethnicity and national identity

Literature of Africa and the Diaspora - The Sequel in African Literature; deadline: 6/1/11; conf. dates: 11/4-6/11

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
collinsw@sc.edu

How does the literary sequel function in African literature? This panel will explore the connection between first and subsequent literary works.

'A Self-Conscious Voice'- an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature. May 11th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol Department of English
contact email: 
expatlitconference@gmail.com

‘A Self-Conscious Voice’ - an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature
A post-graduate conference at the University of Bristol on May 11th, 2011

Cine-Excess V: revised dates and extended deadline for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess V
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Call for Papers

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
cedelson@chaminade.edu

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011

NeMLA 2012: Accepting Panel Proposals (Deadline April 22, 2011; Conference March 15-18, 2012)

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

Form a session, submit an abstract: mark your calendar for NeMLA 2012!

MLA Special Session: Failure

full name / name of organization: 
Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
contact email: 
dxm388@psu.edu

Failure, although an important part of American cultural mythology, has not been recognized in American theory.

Secret Asian Man: Martin Wong's Influence in Art and Literature - March 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Roy Pérez
contact email: 
roy.perez@nyu.edu

We are seeking conference papers for an MLA panel concerning Chinese American painter Martin Wong's influence on graffiti artists, writers, and filmmakers of downtown arts movements.

Call for Reviews: Jadaliyya Ezine

full name / name of organization: 
Jadaliyya Ezine
contact email: 
reviews@jadaliyya.com

Jadaliyya Ezine is launching an expanded Reviews section.

[UPDATE] RMMLA - Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature - Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
thomasfair@comcast.net

250 - 500 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature (content selection and/or methodology) for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Scottsdale, AZ, O

Call for Womens & Gender Studies Session Proposals--NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Northeast Modern Language Association
2012 Annual Convention
Rochester, NY
March 15-18

CALL FOR WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

[UPDATE] Extended CFP Deadline for 'Empowerment and the Sacred: An Inter-disciplinary Conference' (Leeds, 24th-26th June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Shivani Rajkomar and Lori Shelbourn, University of Leeds
contact email: 
organisers@empowermentandthesacred.com

Keynote speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith’s University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)

Micro-Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Craig N. Owens, Drake University
contact email: 
craig.owens@drake.edu

WANTED: 500-word abstracts proposing essays critically examining the emergence of micro-identities in contemporary popular culture for inclusion in the about-to-be proposed collection of scholarly ess

Grad Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.

English Literature 1700 to Present (standing panel) PAMLA, Claremont, CA, Feb. 5&6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
annette.hulbert@gmail.com

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

Ethno-Graphic Encounters: Jewish American & Italian American Graphic Narratives(127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, 5–8 Ja

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Jewish American Literature Discussion Group & Italian American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
JoAnne Ruvoli (joanneruvoli@sbcglobal.net ) & Monica Osborne (mrosborne@ucla.edu)

Seeking papers examining Italian American & Jewish American representations in comics & graphic narratives revealing inter/intra-ethnic engagements, current & historical collaborations, conflicts, rel

Scrittura e Cultura in Movimento: Italophone Literatures/Literatures of Italian Diaspora (MLA Seattle, 5–8 January 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Italian American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Michael A. Antonucci (mantonucci@keene.edu)

The MLA Italian American Literature Discussion Group
seeks submissions for the 127th MLA Annual Convention
(Seattle, 5–8 January 2012).

Limina Conference 2011 15/July/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Limina
contact email: 
limina@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

The 6th Annual Limina Conference will be held on Friday 15th July 2011 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, to celebrate the launch of volume 17 of

"Villain" 5/6/11

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the

31st Harvard Celtic Colloquium - CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard Celtic Colloquium
contact email: 
hcc@fas.harvard.edu

The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics
which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in

Poetry and the Material World

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth - English
contact email: 
meredith.miller@falmouth.ac.uk

Essays are solicited for a growing anthology entitled Poetry and the Real.

Tantalising Alice: A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations (31. June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sissy Helff (Frankfurt University)
contact email: 
Helff@nelk.uni-frankfurt.de

Tantalising Alice
A Children’s Classic And Its Adaptations
Edited by
Sissy Helff (University of Frankfurt)

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
2nd International BAKEA PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY Denizli, Turkey
contact email: 
bakea.pau@gmail.com, macelikel@pau.edu.tr

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

[UPDATE] 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.

American Self-Making

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Davis
contact email: 
Matthew.Davis@uwsp.edu

For a proposed special session at the 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle.

More Recent Morrison: Paradise, Love and A Mercy

full name / name of organization: 
Rachael Barnett
contact email: 
rbarnett@uwsp.edu

For a proposed special session at the 2012 MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, this panel explores the more recent work of Toni Morrison and seeks new thematic, historical, and critical approaches.

South Central Modern Language Association Women of Color Panel - March 28 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Panel Chair - Dr. Juluette Bartlett-Pack/DeVry University
contact email: 
jfbpack@yahoo.com

Multiple Streams of Inspiration.
This topic is a discussion of literature that demonstrates various elements of inspirations for women of color.

26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: TRANSFORMATION / ADAPTATION, Nov. 10-12, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
John Blair / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
jblair@westga.edu

We welcome submissions in all areas of the Humanities, understood in the broadest sense, including Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology,

[UPDATE] Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships -- New Deadline - 3-16-11

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

Call for essays: The Centennial Reader (31 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Mount Royal University
contact email: 
inquiries@thecentennial.ca

We invite submissions for the second issue of The Centennial Reader. Essays can be on any topic of interest to an informed, Canadian audience.

(In)Visibility: Octopus Journal of Visual Studies CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Octopus Journal, Visual Studies Dept. at University of California-Irvine
contact email: 
octopusjournal@gmail.com

Octopus Journal volume 5: Invisibility

Spring 2011

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism-SAMLA-Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA- South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sobia.khan@utdallas.edu

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism

Public Intellectuals and Media (MLA; 3/20/11)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA guaranteed session/Division on Nonfiction Prose
contact email: 
lurie@rice.edu & bjnorman@loyola.edu

How do media shape possibilities for public intellectualism in the age of the digital, the social network, the newspaper of record, the pamphlet, the broadside?

Cultures of Postnationalism.

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2012
contact email: 
pgcaro@uoregon.edu

Special Session.

Cultures of Postnationalism

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
pgcaro@uoregon.edu

While national foundational romances and nationalist rhetoric are not over, a lasting legacy of postmodernity might be a widespread defiance of the grand-narratives of nation.

Cosmopolitans at home and abroad: Cosmopolitanism in nineteenth-century British and American literature.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. James Hewitson; Dr. Yvonne Elizabeth Pelletier
contact email: 
jhewitso@utk.edu; ypelleti@utk.edu

This proposed collection seeks essays addressing cosmopolitanism and the figure of the cosmopolitan in British and American literature from 1789 to 1914.

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