category: ethnicity and national identity

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 14-16, 2011 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

The Body in Motion: Special Session, MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Reckson
contact email: 
lreckson@princeton.edu

The Body in Motion: Special Session, MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II (1600-1850)

full name / name of organization: 
Cristian Bratu (Baylor University)
contact email: 
Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II 1600-1850 (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Edited Volume on the writings of William T. Vollmann

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Coffman & Daniel Lukes
contact email: 
ccoffman@bu.edu; daniel.lukes@nyu.edu

William T. Vollmann has been publishing fiction, non-fiction and journalism since the late 1980s, acquiring a cult audience and sensationalist reputation in the process.

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Global Literatures and Islam: Representations of Islam and Muslims

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

Call for Paper for a Special Session in 2012 MLA Convention,

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Western Discourse and the Turk: Perception of the Ottomans and Islam

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu , fbarin@ilstu.edu

Call for Paper for a Special session in 2012 MLA Convention:
Western Discourse and the Turk: Perception of the Ottomans and Islam

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
(bhakman@ilstu.edu) , (fbarin@ilstu.edu)

Call for Paper for a special session in MLA 2012 Convention:

Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era

Rainbows of Artistry: Dancers, Divas, Actors and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - Division of Humanities
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
“RAINBOWS OF ARTISTRY: DANCERS, DIVAS, ACTORS AND WRITERS”
PAINE COLLEGE
AUGUSTA, GA
NOVEMBER 9 – 11, 2011

Playing False: Representations of Betrayal (Oxford, September 16 - 17, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Betiel Wasihun and Kristina Mendicino, Lincoln College, Oxford University
contact email: 
betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, kristina.mendicino@yale.edu

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
Lincoln College, Oxford University, September 16 - 17, 2011

"Verrat und Argwohn lauschen in allen Ecken"
(Friedrich Schiller, "Wilhelm Tell" 1, 4)

LASA 2012 (San Francisco) "The Nature of Things: Material Culture in Latin America"

full name / name of organization: 
LASA
contact email: 
svnavar@emory.edu; gandolfi@princeton.edu

Material culture has played a central role in Latin American history and in the definition of national identities, especially when it has taken the form of objects and commodities.

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 11/5-11/6 , 2011

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural

Call for Chapters - “Re-Reading Appalachia: Literacies of Resistance” [May 26, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Kim Donehower, UND, and Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, IPFW
contact email: 
kim.donehower@und.edu; webbsusa@gmail.com

We invite previously unpublished essays that challenge earlier work and claim new paradigms for discussing the literacy beliefs and practices of Appalachians.

Constructing Spaces in Literature, Linguistics and Culture - May 6-7th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA
contact email: 
ucsbgradconference@yahoo.com

13th Annual Conference on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California Santa Barbara

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism

The Fictions of Peace (Abstracts due March 25, 2011 // Session date: November 5-6)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
seaston@gustavus.edu

This panel seeks papers on works of cinematic and ancient or modern literary fiction that explore the challenges and possibilities of peace, the achievement of it, the quest for it, the anxieties of

The Crossdisciplinary Consortium -- April 22 & 23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Fourth Annual Crossdisciplinary Consortium Conference at CU Boulder
contact email: 
consortium@colorado.edu

The CROSSDISCIPLINARY CONSORTIUM is a conference hosted by a collaboration of University of Colorado at Boulder departments, programs, resident scholars, and student organizations.

Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 1

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College
contact email: 
scott.st.pierre [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA.

[speakers update] Singapore - The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
NTU~Singapore
contact email: 
contemporary@ntu.edu.sg

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

CFP Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses

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

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

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

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Locating George Herbert: Family, Place, Traditions--Wales--Oct. 13-16, 2011 (New Deadline April 21, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
George Herbert Society
contact email: 
helen.wilcox@bangor.ac.uk, HERBCONF@UNCG.EDU

The George Herbert Society announces its next international, interdisciplinary conference, which will seek to locate Herbert’s Welsh origins and earliest influences.

cfp Scritture migranti n.5/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali - Dept. of Italian, University of Bologna
contact email: 
redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it

CALL FOR PAPERS N.5/2011

Law and Corporeality in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2012
contact email: 
april.miller@unco.edu

accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012).

The Olive Oil Culture in the Mediterranean, November 10-11, Toronto, ON, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
The Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies
contact email: 
domenico.pietropaolo@utoronto.ca

The purpose of this conference is to bring together a group of scholars interested in examining the role of the olive tree and olive oil in the history of the Mediterranean, from antiquity to the pres

Essay Collection: Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón
contact email: 
mexicanhorrorfilms@gmail.com

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film
Due: July 4, 2011
Edited by Dr. Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón

Contemporary Musicals on Film, Television and the Internet (due March 31, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Chan and Aviva Dove-Viebahn
contact email: 
kenneth.chan@unco.edu & aviva.dove-viebahn@unco.edu

In recent years, the musical genre has seen a revival on American screens, with television shows like GLEE (2009-present) and AMERICAN IDOL (2002-present) and a litany of cinematic adaptations from CH

CFP: 2nd Annual Gender and Sexuality Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
p.t.hershberger@iup.edu

We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality.

Exploring the Global Caribbean through Literary and Theoretical Texts Conference, 5-7 July 2012, Kingsville, Texas

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
contact email: 
Susan Roberson kfslr00@tamuk.edu

Keynote Speaker:
Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Columbia University

Call for papers:

Generations. Themed Issue.

full name / name of organization: 
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland
contact email: 
www.linq.org.au

Society is in the balance a significant generational flux.

[UPDATE] Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Nov. 5-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mstonis@csulb.edu

CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

(Dis)locating
 Queer: 
Race, 
Region, 
and
 Sexual
 Diasporas
 May
 5‐7, 
2011


full name / name of organization: 
A
 Graduate 
Conference 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Illinois, 
Urbana‐Champaign

contact email: 
dislocatingqueer@gmail.com



 
(Dis)locating
 Queer: 
Race, 
Region, 
and 
Sexual 
Diasporas


A 
Graduate 
Conference 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Illinois, 
Urbana‐Champaign


Transgressions

full name / name of organization: 
Steen Christiansen
contact email: 
steen@cgs.aau.dk

As the boundaries between cultures and cultural practices become increasingly more permeable, the need to study, explain and analyze such phenomena only becomes greater.

“Subversive Texts/ Radical Readings” graduate student conference May 6-7th, 2011, proposals due March 13th

full name / name of organization: 
Hunter College Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
HunterGEC@gmail.com

If every text is a product of an established tradition, written in a preexisting language, how does a text become subversive? Does subversion lie in the speaker's voice and his or her intent?

[UPDATE]: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Lyndsey Lefebvre
contact email: 
llefebvre@fullcoll.edu

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

[UPDATE] Posthumanism and Poetry, MLA 2012 (January 5-8, 2012; Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
tjp06@fsu.edu

Seeking papers that address thematic, critical or ideological intersections between posthumanism and poetry; including interspecies relationships, transhumanism, the making and unmaking of the humanis

UPDATE -- Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012] -- Proposals due March 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association, Jan 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA
contact email: 
Regina Yung Lee [ryung001@ucr.edu]

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

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