category: ethnicity and national identity

Watermark Journal -- Submission Deadline 12/6/11

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our sixth volume to be publishe

Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture 27-29 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
mcgillconference2012@gmail.com

McGill English Graduate Conference CFP
Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture
27-29 January 2012
McGill University, Montreal

Children of Men: Childhood in Narratives of Crisis and Catastrophe (March 29-April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Brown University
contact email: 
schihaya@berkeley.edu

This seminar will consider the figure of the child as a means to focalize and narrativize personal or collective catastrophe.

"Automation and Catastrophe" (March 29-April 1, 2012), deadline for proposals November 15

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jsr26@psu.edu

From Jacques de Vaucanson’s eighteenth-century defecating duck to robots to weaponized military drones, automation has long been a significant site of fascination and fear.

[UPDATE] Transpacific Encounters: Catastrophic Aftermath in the Asian Diaspora at Brown University 03/29-04/01

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
tong14@illinois.edu

"Forms of Exile" (ACLA Seminar, 11/15/11, 3/29/12-4/1/12)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association @ Brown University, Providence, RI
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu, luckenbillr@duq.edu

A number of eminent scholars and writers have underscored the perils of romanticising exile, Edward Said and George Steiner among them.

Jan 31, 2012 - 
The Child in Neo-Victorian Arts and Discourse:
Renegotiating 19th Century Concepts of Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies: Special Issue
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorianism has become a major trend in contemporary literature and culture.

[UPDATE] Popular Culture Association (Submissions by 15 December 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

UPDATE Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries

full name / name of organization: 
Journal "Textes et contextes"
contact email: 
lau.mellet@gmail.com

Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries
full name / name of organization:
Journal "Textes et contextes"

[UPDATE] Mother/Nature Conference - University of Southern Mississippi - Deadline for Proposals is November 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
https://www.usm.edu/english/mothernature-conference

Mother/Nature Conference

March 16-18, 2012
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Extended Deadline: November 15, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. BARBARA GATES

The Pedestal and its Mediations, Conference March 2-3 2012, University of Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal
contact email: 
lepiedestal1@gmail.com

The Pedestal and its Mediations

Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

CFP--Racism, Colonialism and Law

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Shortlidge/The Kirwan Institute
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

The focus of this issue revolves around the ideas of racism, colonialism and law, considered together.

Zombies vs. Professors: An Academic Symposium (April 13th-15th, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University/University of Louisville
contact email: 
zvp2012@gmail.com

Zombies seem to everywhere these days, and now they’re banging on the gates of the Academy . . .

The Future of Philology - 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Columbia

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University
contact email: 
germangradconference@columbia.edu

THE FUTURE OF PHILOLOGY

11th Annual Graduate Student Conference 2012

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University February 24-25, 2012

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Sex...or Something Like It

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
contact email: 
csunsigma@gmail.com

The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves.

ACLA Seminar (March 29 - April 1): The Modernist Self and its Discontents

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Tam, Cornell University / Nan Zhang, Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
yt344@cornell.edu

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at Brown University from March 29 to April 1.

Seminar Theme: The Modernist Self and its Discontents

Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, Environment

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
sara.spurgeon@ttu.edu

Western Crossroads:
Literature, Social Justice, Environment

Western Literature Association Conference November 7-10, 2012 Lubbock Texas

Radical Imagination and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, March 29-April 1, 2012
contact email: 
lindsey.andrews@duke.edu

What is the role of literature in creating new ways of being in the world?

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries, Issue 4.1 (Open Topic)

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Defoe / Daniel Defoe Society
contact email: 
holly.nelson@twu.ca

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is now accepting submissions for: Issue 4.1 Fall 2012: Open Topic

Feminist and Women's Issues in Contemporary Irish Society

full name / name of organization: 
Etudes Irlandaises/French Journal of Irish Studies
contact email: 
mccannfiona@gmail.com, nathalie.sebbane@gmail.com

The peer-reviewed journal Etudes Irlandaises is inviting contributions for its Autumn 2012 issue entitled 'Feminist and Women's Issues in Contemporary Irish Society', which will be guest edited by Fio

[Extended Deadline] New British Fiction Special Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
mfs@purdue.edu

Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue
New British Fiction

Guest Editor: Patrick O’Donnell
EXTENDED deadline for Submission: 15 November 2011

4th Global Conference: Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment (July 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
vg4#inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment

Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

CFP - Publication of Doctoral Dissertation

full name / name of organization: 
ROMAN Books
contact email: 
response@romanbooks.co.in

ROMAN Books, an independent publishing house of international repute, is now accepting proposals for doctoral and postgraduate dissertation for publication.

The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture [March 29-31 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
contact email: 
jtt9554@louisiana.edu

The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture presents:

Media, Technology and the Imagination

March 29-31, 2012
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Keynote Speaker:

"Crossing Borders as Creating Borders in Twentieth-Century Literature" (ALA, May 24-27, 2012; San Francisco, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
lee.bebout@asu.edu; jhubbs@bama.ua.edu

Frontiers, boundaries, margins, and borders occupy center stage in much recent scholarship.

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (11/15/11; 03/29/12-03/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Native American Literature Symposium (NALS)
contact email: 
hollrahp@unlv.nevada.edu

12th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 29-31, 2012
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque (owned by the Isleta Pueblo)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER

CFP-"Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of International Journal of Iberian Studies guest edited by Benjamin Fraser
contact email: 
fraserb2010@gmail.com

Call For Papers/CFP
International Journal of Iberian Studies
Eds. Georgina Blakeley & Fernando León Solís

Special Issue on

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University
contact email: 
formoflife2012@gmail.com

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
Binghamton University
March 2nd-3rd 2012

UPDATE Deadline Extended to 11/15/2012 for ACLA 2012 Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona
contact email: 
parziale@email.arizona.edu

ACLA 2012 Seminar: "Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future"

Reading Identity: Binaries and Boundaries (Proposals due November 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Grant MacEwan University- English Department
contact email: 
readingidentity@gmail.com

Reading Identity: Binaries and Boundaries
Friday February 3rd and Saturday February 4th, 2012

Proposal deadline: Tuesday November 15, 2011
Please submit proposals to readingidentity@gmail.com

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English/Texas Southern University
contact email: 
Saldivar_rx@tsu.edu

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

Canadian and Quebec Literatures in a Global Context, May 26-28 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québecoises
contact email: 
sara_jamieson@carleton.ca, lhotte@uottawa.ca

Canadian and Quebec Literatures in a Global Context
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures Annual Conference
May 26-28, 2012
Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo,

Adaptations

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Humanities Forum
contact email: 
sarahmd@sas.upenn.edu

The Graduate Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for its twelfth annual conference: “Adaptations.” This one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place on F

Affective Landscapes Conference, 25-26th May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth, Neil Campbell, University of Derby, Robert Hudson, University of Derby
contact email: 
christine.berberich@port.ac.uk

Call for Papers:

Affective Landscapes

May 25th / 26th 2012,
University of Derby, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

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