category: ethnicity and national identity

Representing Eire: Ideology in Irish Cinema from John Ford to John Carney, NeMLA March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
Daniel.Shea@msmc.edu

While the Abbey Theatre is perhaps the most familiar public context through which the nationalistic and aesthetic struggle to shape an identity for a (post)colonial Ireland was formed, expatriate Iris

Final Call for Submissions - Update

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies
contact email: 
l.aiello@sheffield.ac.uk

Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies
www.jlts.stir.ac.uk

‘Horror is beyond the reach of psychology’ Adorno, Minima Moralia, p. 164

CFP: Queer Places, Practices, and Lives conference (May 18-19, 2012; abstracts due Aug. 12, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio State University
contact email: 
ponce.8@osu.edu

QUEER PLACES, PRACTICES, AND LIVES: A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF SAMUEL STEWARD

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

May 18-19, 2012

Deadline for proposals: Aug. 12, 2011

Conference CFP-Paranoia and Pain: Embodied in Psychology, Literature, and Bioscience, University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Neville Cobbe-Dr Maryam Farahani-Dr Ian Schermbrucker (University of Liverpool)
contact email: 
paranoia.pain@gmail.com

Paranoia and Pain (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science.

ANZSA 2011: "Translations/Transitions," Christchurch, New Zealand, 7–8 November (abstracts due 31 July)

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

CFP - Gender in a Postnational Context (NeMLA 2012 panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Langauge Association 2012 Convention
contact email: 
jrwagnerpsu@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Gender in a Postnational Context (WGSC Sponsored Panel)

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

[UPDATE] - William Faulkner's Poetic Beginnings

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2011 - Victoria M. Bryan
contact email: 
vmbryan@olemiss.edu

As a fiction writer, William Faulkner saw himself as a failed poet. Many themes that crop up in his poetry, however, make appearances in his fiction writing, as well.

Postcolonial Text new issue published (vol 6 No 1 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Text
contact email: 
ranjini.mendis@kwantlen.ca

This is to let you know that the fully online refereed journal Postcolonial Text has just published Vo.l6 No.1 (2011) at http://postcolonial.org

Race and Romance in Gone With the Wind, a panel for the Popular Romance in the New Millenium conference, Nov. 10-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Sondra Guttman
contact email: 
sfguttman@loyola.edu

Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 blockbuster bestseller Gone with the Wind is a book literary critics think they know.

Symposium by Caucasian Research, Culture and Solidarity Foundation - ANKARA/TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
Circassians in the 21st Century: problems and opportunities
contact email: 
info@21yuzyildacerkesler.org

The symposium on “Circassians in the 21st Century: Problems and Opportunities”, organized by Caucasian Research, Culture and Solidarity Foundation (KAF-DAV) will be held on 22-25 September 2011.

Counterfactual History in German Literature: Deadline Sept. 30, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Kathleen.Singles@anglistik.uni-muenchen.de

Call for Papers

Das Neuschreiben der Vergangenheit: Counterfactual History in German Literature

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

Special Issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies on African-centered Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy in Africana Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Karanja Keita Carroll
contact email: 
carrollk@newpaltz.edu

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) invites papers for a March 2012 edition on African-centered theory, methodology and pedagogy in Africana Studies.

Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
john.havard@rochester.edu; russell.sbriglia@rochester.edu

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not

UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, Oct. 28th: Abstracts due August 1st

full name / name of organization: 
David Showalter
contact email: 
davidshowalter@uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago is proud to announce The UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, the first conference to interrogate the landmark MTV reality television show “Jersey Shore.” The conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday, October 28th, 2011. Confirmed speakers include Candace Moore (University of Michigan), Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario), and Brian Moylan (Gawker Media).

The Sound of Silence [UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED]

full name / name of organization: 
Babilónia - Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução
contact email: 
tradutores_interpretes@ulusofona.pt

Call for Papers (no. 10/11 – 2011)

Dossier for the upcoming issue (no. 10/11) – The Sound of Silence

Organized by – ZlatkaTimenova-Valtcheva

Co-organized by – Luís Cláudio Ribeiro

Seminar: Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community--NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
43rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Rochester NY, March 15-18, 2012
contact email: 
Raji Singh Soni, raji.soni_at_queensu.ca

World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Call for Papers

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

NEMLA 2012: Between the Beats: Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
John Hyland, University at Buffalo
contact email: 
jhyland@buffalo.edu

While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man discovers a “new” way to hear the “unheard sounds” between the beats

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

full name / name of organization: 
British Columbia Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jdnolin@live.ca

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

full name / name of organization: 
City University of Seattle
contact email: 
bobbejo@gmail.com

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

full name / name of organization: 
David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu; shelley.bradfield@colostate.edu

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

As the first edited volume of its kind, Transnational Laughter seeks to expand the field of media studies and shed light on overlooked areas of academic interest, taking comedy and its various subgenres (including black comedy, improv, modern slapstick, the romcom, satire, scatological humor, sketch comedy, spoofs, stand-up, and so forth) as vehicles through which to assess the international transit of these specific cultural forms over the past 25-30 years.

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2012 (9/15/2011; Kalamazoo, 5/10-13, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
jbdavis@stetson.edu

The International Sidney Society sponsors three open sessions on Philip Sidney and related topics at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michiga

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder: Playing False: Representations of Betrayal, Oxford (27.05.2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Betiel Wasihun, Lincoln College, Oxford University
contact email: 
Betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Reminder: May 27, 2011 deadline for abstracts.

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 16 - 17, 2011

Not Just The American Way: Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts (Proposals by 31 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Johnston
contact email: 
superheroesonscreen@gmail.com

Not Just The American Way:

Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation"

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students
contact email: 
alonetogetherucla@gmail.com

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 5/15-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century

This panel explores how literature represents human subjectivity through interspecies relationships, to investigate how we produce ourselves by producing the animal producing us. To examine human-animal relations is to unearth the roots of what we understand today as the human. In the imperial/colonial context of the nineteenth-century, the representation of interspecies relationships (intimate or antagonistic) may establish the human/e as the rightful subject of dominion. At the same time, representations of animals may contest this material-semiotic imperialization. Using the works of authors like Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, among others, we ask questions like: what are the connections between our concept of human empires—and relatedly, human rights—and evolving attitudes towards non-human animals? How does the century’s “civilized,” “humane” subject embody those rights by the management—social, cultural, legal and otherwise—of his relationships to “lower creation”? Approaches using affect theory and/or cultural, legal, or science studies are particularly welcome.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Women's Studies Session. June 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
LDavis1@kennesaw.edu

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Women's Studies session invites papers that explore the 2011 conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and its connection to W

New England Conference for Irish Studies (NEACIS), 10/14/11-10/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Scheible
contact email: 
escheible@bridgew.edu

Call for Papers: New England ACIS
Bridgewater State University
October 14-15, 2011

Who's Afraid of the Celtic Tiger?
Economics, Trade and the Undead in Irish Culture

CFP "Storytelling and Identity" 2012 NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
caccavai@msu.edu

2012 Northeastern Modern Language Association Annual Conference

March 15-18: Rochester, York.
http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/

Present Tense CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society
contact email: 
editors@presenttensejournal.org

Present Tense is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming issue.

Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays [9/18/2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University
contact email: 
ahubler@ksu.edu

Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

1st Annual International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco
contact email: 
abdelkaders@gmail.com

1st Annual International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact, 23-24 November, 2011
The Moroccan Culture Research Group
(MCRG)
Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences
El Jadida, Morocco

Economies of Belonging: Migration and Performance- ASTR Working Group

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research
contact email: 
cmcivor@berkeley.edu and efisek1@jhu.edu

American Society for Theatre Research
Montreal, CA
November 17-20, 2011

Conveners: Charlotte McIvor (University of California-Berkeley) and Emine Fisek (Johns Hopkins University)

RSA 2012 panel (deadline June 1): Cosmopolitan Kings: Foreign Marriages and Domestic Disputes in Stewart Britain

full name / name of organization: 
Kat Rutkowski Lecky and Maura Giles Watson
contact email: 
rutkowkm@ucla.edu; mauragiles@post.harvard.edu

This RSA panel focuses on the drama, music, poetry, and prose surrounding the numerous international matches forged by the kings of the Stewart dynasty who ruled Britain for most of the seventeenth ce

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