category: ethnicity and national identity

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montenegro
contact email: 
foliaredakcija@gmail.com.

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.

Late C19/Early C20 U.S. Economies of Waste (MLA 5-7 January 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Foote
contact email: 
s-foote@illinois.edu

What counts as waste, materially and metaphorically, at the turn into the twentieth century?

Seeking submissions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 issue of The Projector

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: Film and Media Journal
contact email: 
cbaron@bgsu.edu

The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between film, media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Fall 2011and Spring 2012 issues.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu

Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual “knowledge,” lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New

Sensation, Reason, ImaginationGothic Evolutions, 28th-30th October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew McInnes, University of Exeter
contact email: 
am361@exeter.ac.uk

This conference pursues two linked aims: first, to explore the Gothic’s relationship with science – fact, fiction and fantasy – especially its fascination with the cognitive, psychological and b

William Faulkner’s Poetic Beginnings

full name / name of organization: 
William Faulkner Special Session - SAMLA 2011
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.

Food in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature post-1900 Regular Session - SAMLA 2011
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

The production, consumption, composition, and bodily effects of food and eating have been studied from many vantage points recently.

Challenging Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Approaches

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lesa Scholl/Emmanuel College, University of Queensland
contact email: 
cpe.conference@emmanuel.uq.edu.au

Challenging Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Emmanuel College within the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, 8-9 December 2011
Keynote Speakers

CFP: "Voices of Women in the Americas" (PAMLA Conference 11/5-6/2011; Paper proposal deadline 3/25/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Robin Quizar
contact email: 
quizarr@mscd.edu

Voices of Women in the Americas, an approved session for the 2011 PAMLA conference, focuses on underrepresented women from the Latin, Caribbean, and indigenous peoples of the Americas.

“Mediamorphosis: Print Culture and Transatlantic Public Sphere(s), 1880-1940"

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Collier
contact email: 
printculture@bsu.edu

September 9-10, 2011
University of Delaware

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together

[UPDATE] Trauma, Memory and Narrative in Ethnic American Literature at RMMLA, 2011. DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring connections and fissures between trauma, memory, and narrative in Ethnic American Literature are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Lan

[UPDATE] "Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011. ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention.

Haunted Men: Masculinity in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras (One Day Symposium 5th September 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth, Uk, www.falmouth.ac.uk
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University

[Update] Essays on Pearl Cleage

full name / name of organization: 
Tikenya Foster-Singletary, Ph.D. and Aisha Francis-Samuels, Ph.D.
contact email: 
Tfosters@spelman.edu

Call for Papers
Book Title: In Search of Free Womanhood: The Critical Response to Pearl Cleage
Article Deadline: April 30, 2011
Publisher: McFarland Press, North Carolina

Association of Art Historians Summer Symposium: 'Subversive Beauty' 30 June -1 July 2011 University of Loughborough

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians
contact email: 
subversivebeauty11@gmail.com

‘Beauty can be a double-edged sword – as capable of destabilizing
rigid conventions and restrictive behavioural models as it is of
reinforcing them.’ --Eleanor Heartney (2000)

Essay Collection: Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Due: July 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore
contact email: 
jenniferailles@yahoo.com, mooredonaldg@gmail.com

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Due: July 1, 2011

Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on Children and Periodicals

full name / name of organization: 
Courtney Weikle-Mills, Guest Editor
contact email: 
cweikle@yahoo.com

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on children and periodicals.

Transcultural/Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare

full name / name of organization: 
Outerspeares
contact email: 
gems@uoguelph.ca

Outerspeares: Transcultural / Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare
The 1st Annual Conference of the Guelph Early Modern Studies Group
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario - November 1, 2011

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Azzarello
contact email: 
robert.azzarello@gmail.com

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts
contact email: 
critical@specsjournal.org

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

[UPDATE] Mediascape Spring 2011 Issue: Space in Cinema, Media, and Digital Culture - Submission Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Mediascape, UCLA's Online Journal for Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

Space is constructed within the cinematic text, and the space of spectatorship is an ever-changing beast.

CFP: Jewish American Writers, PAMLA 2011 (March 25, 2011; Nov. 5-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Cleland
contact email: 
jaime.cleland@gmail.com

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
109th Annual Conference
November 5-6, 2011
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

full name / name of organization: 
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal
contact email: 
attendingtheparty@gmail.com

Throughout history, the notion of ‘party’ has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as

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.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
Central Michigan University
contact email: 
Dr. Maureen Eke <eke1mn@cmich.edu>

[UPDATE] Challenging Traditions in English Studies - April 2, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Tony M. Vinci / Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
contact email: 
tvinci@siu.edu

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale English Graduate Conference
Challenging Traditions in English Studies
April 2, 2011

Comparative Border Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Comparative American Studies
contact email: 
claudia.sadowski-smith@asu.edu

This special issue is devoted to the comparative study of global border regions.

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed “Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
contact email: 
General Editor, Nancy Riecken nriecken@ivytech.edu

The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community.

Women and Lexicography (MLA 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Rose Russell
contact email: 
russellr@uw.edu

Call for papers: Lexicography Discussion Group session, MLA 2012, Seattle

SAMLA 2011 (Nov 4-6, Atlanta): The Scots and Their Verse: Poetry, Power, and Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Tricia A. McElroy, English, University of Alabama
contact email: 
tmcelroy@ua.edu

In keeping with SAMLA’s 2011 conference focus, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” this session will examine the impact of Scottish poetry on Scotland's literature and sense of identity.

Irish Literatures: Conflict and Resolution (IASIL conference 18-22 July, Leuven, Belgium)

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven
contact email: 
Hedwig.Schwall@arts.kuleuven.be

Proposals for papers are invited for the 35th annual conference of the International Association of Irish Literatures (IASIL) to be held at Leuven, 18 – 22 July 2011.

CFP: Print Libertinism (MLA 5-7 January 2012; Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley
contact email: 
maria.omalley@briarcliff.edu

Papers examining ties between sexuality and print culture in early US literatures on topics related to libertinism, repression, race, queer identity, republicanism welcome for a proposed special sessi

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