category: ethnicity and national identity

Captivity Writing Unbound

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Alabama / Department of English
contact email: 
pcesarini@usouthal.edu and bmclaugh@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Call for Papers: "Captivity Writing Unbound"
University of South Alabama (Mobile/Fairhope, AL)
October 11-13, 2012

ninepatch: Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
ninepatch: A Creative Journal for Women & Gender Studies
contact email: 
michelle.benningfield@eku.edu

ninepatch

[UPDATE] Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University
contact email: 
gradconf@sfu.ca

21-23 June 2012, in Vancouver, British Columbia

Recent Work on Women's Captivity and Slave Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Danelski / SCSSAWW for the American Literature Assoc.
contact email: 
Christine.Danelski4@calstatela.edu

CFP: Recent Work on Women's Captivity and Slave Narratives (ALA: San Francisco, CA; May 24-27, 2012 Deadline: January 30, 2012).

Bright Lines: Culture On the Autistic Spectrum

full name / name of organization: 
Jes Battis, Assistant Professor, Department of English
contact email: 
jbattis@gmail.com

"Am I on the spectrum?" asks Abed Nadir, a character on the show Community.

CFP: Death and Dying in Literature (4/1/02; collection of essays)

full name / name of organization: 
John J. Han & C. Clark Triplett
contact email: 
hanjn@mobap.edu; triplett@mobap.edu

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled The Final Crossing: Death and Dying in Literature. Since the publication of Dr.

[UPDATE] “Rough Music”: Representing Violence (March 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Methodist University English Graduate Students
contact email: 
smugradconference@gmail.com

In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneu

2012 James Hogg Conference: "James Hog and the Romantics"

full name / name of organization: 
James Hogg Society
contact email: 
Kirsteen.McCue@glasgow.ac.uk

James Hogg and the Romantics
full name / name of organization:
James Hogg Society / University of Glasgow School of Critical Studies
contact email:
Kirsteen.McCue@glasgow.ac.uk

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to February 10th "Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought"

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
tamugradconference@gmail.com

“Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”
April 7-8, 2012

Speaker: Jay Dolmage

Atlantic Studies (Routledge)--Call for Editors/Appointment of New Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic Studies Journal
contact email: 
atlanticstudies.lsu@gmail.com

Atlantic Studies (Routledge)--Appointment of New Editors

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is accepting submissions for its third edition

full name / name of organization: 
Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies
contact email: 
EdgeGraduateJournal@gmail.com

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is
accepting submissions for its third edition. We are seeking
original scholarly research as well as book and film reviews.

UNC Wilmington Graduate English Conference April 21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
UNCW Graduate English Association
contact email: 
uncwgea@gmail.com

University of North Carolina Wilmington Graduate English Association
Call for Papers: "Great Textations: Celebrating English Scholarship”
Date: April 21, 2012 from 10 AM – 6 PM

Between History and Personal Narrative: East-European Women’s Stories of Migration in the New Millennium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bucharest
contact email: 
sabina.draga@americanstudies.ro

CFP: Between History and Personal Narrative: East-European Women’s Stories of Migration in the New Millennium (International Conference)

University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATTROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

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

Call for Papers

The 6th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

[Update] The Institution of Literature: 250 Years of English Studies and Cultural Transfer (30 August - 1 September 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of British Literature and Culture / Department of English Didactics, Goettingen University
contact email: 
johannes.schlegel@phil.uni-goettingen.de

Keynote speakers: Susan Bassnett, Terry Eagleton, and Konrad Schröder.

[Extended Deadline 16 February] Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment

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

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality.

The Politics of Critique

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG), School of Humanities, University of Brighton
contact email: 
i.sinclair1@uni.brighton.ac.uk

Call for Papers: The Politics of Critique
2nd Critical Studies Research Group Postgraduate Conference
Organised by the Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG)

[UPDATE] Hortulus Journal: March 1 Submission Deadline, Special Issue on Medieval Space and Place

full name / name of organization: 
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
contact email: 
submit@hortulus.net

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Special Call For Papers for Issue on Medieval Space and Place

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR VOLUME 7, Issue 1: 1 March 2012

Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
contact email: 
editors@shiftjournal.org

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Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
Women in German and Children's Literature Divisions, MLA
contact email: 
malasa@camden.rutgers.edu

Call for Papers: Women in German (WiG) and Children's Literature Division of the MLA co-sponsored panel for the Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Boston, January 3-6, 2013)

[UPDATE] Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive Deadline Extended to Feb. 6th

full name / name of organization: 
Velvet Light Trap
contact email: 
landaamanda@gmail.com

CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University
contact email: 
gradconf@sfu.ca

If there is ‘no friend’, then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously?

Reflections / Refractions Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kansas Department of French and Italian
contact email: 
rdecker@ku.edu

"Les miroirs feraient bien de réfléchir avant de renvoyer les images"
Jean Cocteau

The French and Italian department of the University of Kansas invites researchers at all levels to submit proposals for its spring conference, to be held on April 28th in conjunction with Chimères, a peer-reviewed Journal of French & Francophone Literatures and Cultures listed by the MLA Bibliography and now in its forty-fifth year.

Call for Submissions: Edited Collection on Celebrity in Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Lorraine York & Katja Lee
contact email: 
yorkl@cogeco.ca or leek66@mcmaster.ca

Proposals due July 1st 2012 (1000-1500 words)
Final Submission due March 1st, 2013 (5,000-8,500 words)

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The Body Electric, March 3rd, 2012; Graduate Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maryland, Graduate English Organization
contact email: 
Conference.geo@gmail.com

The Body Electric
March 3, 2012

Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls: Narratives of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Trauma.

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth.
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

Postgraduate Conference, University of Portsmouth, 14th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke, University of Swansea

“Freedom, Come All Ye…” Conference for Scottish Studies

full name / name of organization: 
SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE D’ETUDES ECOSSAISES and the ASSOCIATION FOR SCOTTISH LITERARY STUDIES and THE UNIVERSITY OF A CORUÑA (SPAIN)
contact email: 
rjarazo@udc.es

“Fredome all solace to man giffis, He levys at es that frely levys!”*:

CWWA-FWSA conference: Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

full name / name of organization: 
The Feminist and Women's Studies Association/The Contemporary Women's Writing Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012, The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

Pacific Triangles: Australia, China, and the Reorientation of American Studies (10th-11th August 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Giles (English); Jane Park (Cultural Studies), in association with the U. S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
contact email: 
pacifictriangles@gmail.com

Pacific Triangles: Australia, China, and the Reorientation of American Studies

A symposium at the University of Sydney, Australia,
10th-11th August 2012.

Plenary speakers:

Undercover America at MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Fisher
contact email: 
lrf243@nyu.edu

This panel examines the methodology and genre of the undercover narrative in U.S. literature.

Service Learning in Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
lewestman@utep.edu

The Fall 2012 issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities will be a special issue on service-learning in the humanities.

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis - University of British Columbia Graduate Conference in English

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

Working the Frame: Comparative Approaches to Asian Canadian Literature & Culture, October 25-26, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Donald Goellnicht, Lisa Kabesh, Farah Moosa, Vinh Nguyen, Malissa Phung, and Y-Dang Troeung (Organizers).
contact email: 
asiancan@mcmaster.ca

John Douglas Taylor Conference 2012
Department of English and Cultural Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada

CFP Deadline: February 15, 2012

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

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

Final Call for Papers (due January 31, 2012):

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

Twenty years after his death, Northrop Frye, the author of Fearful Symmetry and Anatomy of Criticism, continues to be one of the most read and the most quoted of literary critics. His attention to form, specifically to genre and mode, and his understanding of literature as a totality have directly influenced two later generations of critics, including Hayden White, Fredric Jameson, and Franco Moretti. In order to celebrate this ongoing legacy, the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Frye's home throughout his career, have organized a three-day symposium in his honour.

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, UK
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu, paullm@smuc.ac.uk

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue.

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