category: ethnicity and national identity

Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

As Donna Haraway puts it, “when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?” How, then, does fan culture work in the plurality of linguistic, cultural, and geopolitical conditions facilitated by

CFPs: German Literature & Culture, PCA/ACA San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
claude.desmarais@ubc.ca

CFPs: German Lit and Culture, PCA/ACA, San Antonio, TX , April 20-23, 2011 Panels: Teaching GER Culture, Sarrazin Debate; Media Studies; Mixing Lit: GPS/E-Book; GER Creative Writing; Gaming Violence;

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

Gender and States of Emergency, April 22, 2011; January 7, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University
contact email: 
genderstates@gmail.com

Symposium: Gender and States of Emergency
Department of Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University
April 22, 2011

CFP: Cross-Ethnic Literary Consumption: Asian American and Native American Connections (AAAS New Orleans/May 18-21, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Asian American Studies
contact email: 
jsokolow@indiana.edu

Call for Third Paper for Panel on "Asian American and Native American Literary Connections" for the 2011 Association for Asian American Studies Conference

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

full name / name of organization: 
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa@uncc.edu

UNC Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers.

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group: Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group
contact email: 
staylorellis@ucla.edu

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the “Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music T

CFP: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Appropriation in World Drama/Theatre (Deadline Nov 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3
contact email: 
kwon.103@osu.edu

Call for Paper Proposals:
Seminar: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Appropriation in World Drama/Theatre

Two Languages in One (ACLA; Vancouver 31 Mar-3 Apr 2011; Nov 10 abstract

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu

Send proposals by November 10 to: machosky@hawaii.edu

Two Languages in One

Collective Identities: Policies and Poetics Feb. 18 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in French
contact email: 
gcfrench2010@gmail.com

“[A] mode of writing is an act of historical solidarity…it is the relationship between creation and society, the literary language transformed by its social finality, form considered as human inte

American Literature as World Literature: Making/Mapping New Worlds, ACLA 2011 Seminar, Vancouver, March 31-April 3

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsey Andrews, Duke University; Michelle Koerner, Duke University
contact email: 
lindsey.andrews@duke.edu

How has American literature understood itself as “world literature”?

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and s

[UPDATE] Francophonies: The Living and The Dead, March 18th-19th 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and The Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

German Romanticism and its Fates in World Literature (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Hiroki Yoshikuni, University of Tokyo; Matthew H. Anderson, SUNY Buffalo
contact email: 
luckland@mac.com

Globalization, Utopia, Film (ACLA March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

This seminar considers the production of narrative in post 1950 cinema as it relates to aesthetically and politically charged questions of globalization and the desires for Utopia.

2011 CLIFF: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum
contact email: 
CLIFF.umich@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

*
Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio

UPDATE-Francophonies: The Living and the Dead, March 18-19 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

he Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Francophonies: The Living and the Dead

March 18-19th 2011

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The Projector: Film & Media Journal

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

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

Shaping Narratives - February 25th-26th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Johnny McFadyen, University of Bristol, UK
contact email: 
jonathan.mcfadyen@bristol.ac.uk

The University of Bristol hosts the longest-running international medieval postgraduate conference in the UK.

CFP: Queer Studies Easter Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Cultural History and Cultural
contact email: 
queerstudies@enkidumagazine.com

Queer Studies Easter Symposium
11 April - 17 April, 2011 Mexico City

Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl

Conference Homepage:

Extended Deadline! BWe Special Issue: Multimodal Composing

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Gleason
contact email: 
bgleason@ccny.cuny.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15th!

Multimodal Composing: Council on Basic Writing
Opportunities and Challenges
in Basic Writing Contexts

BWe Guest Editor:

CFP: Afterlives: Narratives of Rebirth, Renewal and Survival. (ACLA 2011. Vancouver, B.C., March 31-April 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Asma Al-Naser, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
asma2@sas.upenn.edu

Afterlives: Narratives of Rebirth, Renewal and Survival

Deadline for submission: November 12, 2010

Translation, Transmission, and Transgression: Global Circulation of Performance Traditions (Submission deadline Nov 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
feishi.compalit@gmail.com

ACLA Annual Convention. Vancouver, Canada, March 31-April 3, 2011

Seminar:
Translation, Transmission, and Transgression: Global Circulation of Performance Traditions

American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies
contact email: 
f.costa@uea.ac.uk

University of East Anglia
School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

The Middle Eastern City: Conflict and Modernity (ACLA 2011 Vancouver Mar 31 - Apr 3; Deadline Nov 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
karim.mattar@ell.ox.ac.uk

The cities of the modern Middle East are marked, even defined, by conflict.

[UPDATE]: First Seminar on the Narco-Imaginary (deadline for paper proposals Nov. 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3
contact email: 
rascott@letterboxes.org

Narcotics repeatedly emerge as central elements in the history of colonization and global capitalism.

Women of Color and Trauma in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Voices are central to the treatment of trauma, and it is this centrality that makes the connection between trauma and literature so rich.

Philippine Literature as World Literature (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, BC, 3/31/11 - 4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Will Arighi and Marites Mendoza
contact email: 
warighi@uw.edu

"Be an international writer, who happens to be Filipino, and learn to live with the criticisms of being a Twinkie.

Boundaries (Un)Defined

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta
contact email: 
aug1988@gmail.com

The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to take part in submitting abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the confines, limitations, or openness of space i

Trauma and the Woman of Color in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Women’s roles are historically remembered as primarily passive on both sides of “the color line”: while White women’s bodies have historically been protected and defended, women of color have

CFP-"Decolonial Thinking in Latin American and Latina/o Literary Studies (ACLA March 31-April 3, 2011 Vancouver)

full name / name of organization: 
Juan G. Ramos
contact email: 
jgramos@complit.umass.edu

In his introduction to <> (2010), Walter Mignolo invites us to consider decolonial thinking “as a particular kind of critical theory and the de-colonial opti

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheetal Majithia
contact email: 
sm188@nyu.edu

Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral

Comparative Anatomies: Atlantic Science & the Literature of Slavery [deadline: 11/1/10], ACLA 2011, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Britt Rusert, Temple University
contact email: 
brusert@temple.edu

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University
contact email: 
mcgillconference2011@gmail.com

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

Black Studies in the Age of Obama: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Black Identity: Undergraduate Student Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dept. of Black American Studies--University of Delaware
contact email: 
ceh@udel.edu

The Department of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware, in collaboration with Delaware State University, Morgan State University, and Bowie State University, extend a call for papers f

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