category: ethnicity and national identity

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Festivals and Faires

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

Fashionable Queens : Body – Power – Gender [Proceedings] - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English / Department of Sociology (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at

The present call for papers is a follow-up to the two-day symposium on Fashionable Queens: Body, Power Gender held at the University of Vienna in December 2010.

Minor Moderns in American Literature (Mardi Gras Conf. at LSU)

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
contact email: 
mitchfrye@gmail.com

Even though critics have worked hard to expand and democratize the canon of modernist American literature, it is the major authors, major texts, and major characters who, predictably, continue to hog

[REMINDER] Intellectual Disability in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Deadline: Sept. 25. Conference date: May 10-13, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Special Session)
contact email: 
amariem@umich.edu

This special session will take place at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 10-13, 2012).

Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World

full name / name of organization: 
PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT / KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
agooden@kent.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESENTS

“Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World”

Friday, APRIL 27, 2012

MOB/RIOT CULTURE & PUBLIC PROTEST IN THE 21st CENT.

full name / name of organization: 
K. A. Wisniewski
contact email: 
kevin_wisniewski@hotmail.com

CFP: MOB/RIOT CULTURE & PUBLIC PROTEST IN THE 21st CENT.

Troika: An Undergraduate Journal in East European, Eurasian and Slavic Studies, up till October 21

full name / name of organization: 
The Troika Journal
contact email: 
thetroikajournal@gmail.com

Troika is an undergraduate journal in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies at UC Berkeley.The journal publishes outstanding undergraduate student work which may include, but is not limited to, a

U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture at CEA (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
cea.english@gmail.com


Call for Papers: U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture at CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia

Creating the Chalice: Imagination and Integrity; Biennial National Conference 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
pmonagha@depaul.edu

Advancing scholarship about women and mythology involves the evolution and refinement of scholarly methods. Suggested topics for this symposium might include, but are not limited to, the following:

The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture--call for submissions for Spring 2012 issue

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media and Culture
contact email: 
cbaron@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 2012 issue.

UPDATE: NeMLA 2012 Roundtable - American Indian Literary Nationalism

full name / name of organization: 
Justine Dymond, Springfield College
contact email: 
jdymond@spfldcol.edu

NEW Proposal Deadline: October 7, 2011.

“O mangi questa minestra: Food as a Site of Coercion”

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University
contact email: 
deg97@cornell.edu

From familial insistence to political intimidation, third parties often attempt to control what we eat.

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950: 13-14 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University
contact email: 
moving@ncl.ac.uk

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950
13-14 April 2012
Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:
Alexandra Peat (University of Toronto)

GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY (Deadline: January 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies / Pierre du Bois Foundation
contact email: 
debt.crises@graduateinstitute.ch

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Pierre du Bois Foundation

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate Institute is glad to announce a
trans-disciplinary conference:

Topics in American Literature, SAMLA Convention 2011, Atlanta, GA, FR Nov. 4

full name / name of organization: 
Damien Schlarb
contact email: 
dschlarb@gsu.edu

***Late Open Call***
SOUTH ATLANTIC MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION 2011
Special Focus: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World

[UPDATE] The Third Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities in 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
acah@iafor.org

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2012 30 March to 1 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
acerp@iafor.org

Postcolonial and Contemporary Irish Literature and Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Western Illinois University's English Graduate Student Organization (EGO) conference
contact email: 
jcm657 (at) msstate (dot) edu

This panel seeks to explore the various modes of navigating the often complicated relationship between the individual and the community, between private and public, in postcolonial and contemporary Ir

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world.

[UPDATE] 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

World Literature/Global Empathy

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

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

full name / name of organization: 
Andy Dorsey
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

This panel will explore “experience” as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers.

Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
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 , so that he is listening in ti

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
barkerc@bgsu.edu

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies

full name / name of organization: 
Loughborough University
contact email: 
M.G.Meskimmon@lboro.ac.uk; M.Arnold@lboro.ac.uk

Conference Call for Papers

HOME/LAND: WOMEN, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTOGRAPHIES
5-7 July 2012
The School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

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

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

[REMINDER] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
contact email: 
kunsaa@duq.edu


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

Waterscapes: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Environment and Place in Crisis (11/01/2011; 03/29 - 04/01/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference Providence, Rhode Island
contact email: 
stampfl@uiwtx.edu

Recently, it has become clear that environmental degradation is the biggest hazard facing life on planet earth and has a long colonial and imperial history.

Video Games as Text; Text as Play

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming Department of English
contact email: 
uwplayology@gmail.com

Video Games as Text; Texts as Play

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA, Co-chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State
University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

-ality call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
-ality fiction journal
contact email: 
ality.fiction@gmail.com

-ality is a new electronic fiction publication.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011 DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)
contact email: 
desireconference2011@gmail.com

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

Update: NeMLA March 15-18, 2012: The Literary response to war – What is it worth?

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jcblanch@drew.edu

Deadline fast approaching! September 30, 2011.

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