category: ethnicity and national identity

Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media

full name / name of organization: 
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue
contact email: 
mausdc@potsdam.edu

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker “The Assimilated Negro,” published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

[W]hy does it seem like black people are missing the boat -- treating the SS Satire like a slave ship? Sometimes it feels we only get the joke if it's the lowest common denominator, otherwise we have to put on our suits and let Oprah or Tyler Perry hold our hands and make sure there's a heavy Maya Angelou level of respect.[…] Where are the black branded satirists? Maybe we don't get it. Maybe we don't care to get it. Are there no satirists because of the lack of demand? It can't be for lack of opportunity. Every week we get a new race-event begging for lampooning: Watson, Jena 6, OJ, Imus, Michael Richards, Vick .... all present unique opportunities to make a joke that might mean a little more to someone with melanin.

Evans goes on to engage in some “speculative armchair psychology” and wonder openly if what he calls the “critical”, “literary”, and “detached” elements of satire are not barriers to African Americans’ participation in this mode of cultural commentary. Not surprisingly, Evans’s article garnered numerous online responses, both in its original form and in numerous repostings around the Internet. We seek to assemble a collection of scholarly essays about satire in contemporary African American culture in order to develop that response in both depth and breadth, examining both the premises that undergird Evans’s original claims and a range of African American satirists working in a variety of media over the past thirty years.

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstract 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.

Transnational Negotiation in the Cross-Cultural Remake (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012. Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Gohar Siddiqui/ Syracuse University
contact email: 
gtsiddiq@syr.edu

This panel aims to bring into conversation different approaches and models for analyzing the cross-cultural film remake as an industrial, textual, and cultural category.

[UPDATE] Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat / Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

Philip Roth Society Graduate Essay Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
d.brauner@reading.ac.uk

The Philip Roth Society invites submissions from graduates working on any aspect of the work of Philip Roth for consideration for the Siegel/McDaniel Award.

[UPDATE] ANZSA 2011: "Translations/Transitions," Christchurch, NZ, 7–8 Nov (abstracts now due 26 August; keynote announced)

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

Translating the Holocaust Panel: NEMLA, Rochester, NY. March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
aharris@mansfield.edu

Panel on transoation in Holocaust literature, film, graphic novel:

Women Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

After the success of our book Women on Women; we are looking for quality papers on women writers across boundaries of nation/state/age/class. Suggested Topics:

Women and sexuality

"Prospects: A New Century" - Deadline: 10/1/2011 - Conference: 4/12/2012-4/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
C19-2012@ucsc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS:
C19: THE SOCIETY OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICANISTS
“Prospects: A New Century”
Berkeley, California
April 12-15, 2012
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley

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

full name / name of organization: 
_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

Reconstruction 12.3 Special Issue: "(In)Securities"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue “(In)Securities”
Edited by
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

[UPDATE] L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory (15/8/11)

full name / name of organization: 
L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island
contact email: 
ben@roomofbensown.net

A reminder that 15 August 2011 is the deadline for submissions for this conference, which will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 21–24 June 2012.

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

NALS: "Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place" (May 13-15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
North American Levinas Society
contact email: 
sjneely@uas.alaska.edu

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NORTH AMERICAN LEVINAS SOCIETY
Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting
“Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place”
May 13-15, 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska

CALL FOR PAPERS

Middle Eastern Poetry and Poetics - SAMLA conference (Nov. 4-6) in Atlanta

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
contact email: 
schatteman@gsu.edu

This panel seeks abstracts for 20-minute papers on contemporary and new Middle Eastern poetry, especially papers that present these new voices in their cultural contexts.

“Henry Fielding: New Approaches”

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Benjamin Bricker, Stanford University
contact email: 
abricker@stanford.edu

“Henry Fielding: New Approaches”

Andrew Benjamin Bricker
Dept. of English, Stanford University
Margaret Jacks Hall, Stanford U., 94305
E-mail: abricker@stanford.edu
Tel: (415) 832-9133

CFP: Gender, Bodies & Technology, "(Dis)Integrating Frames"

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Bodies & Technology, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech
contact email: 
selber@vt.edu

Proposals are invited for our second, biannual interdisciplinary conference:
“Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames”
April 26-28, 2012 Roanoke, Virginia

CFP: Essay Collection on Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Elodie Rousselot, Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
elodie.rousselot@port.ac.uk

The current phenomenon of the neo-Victorian, neo-Edwardian, neo-Forties, and more recently, neo-Tudor novel, seems to confirm contemporary culture’s persisting fascination with re-visiting and re-fo

Freedom's Issue: The Enlightenment, Scientific Racism, and Chattel Slavery

full name / name of organization: 
LaRose T. Parris/ LaGuardia Community College-CUNY
contact email: 
laroseparris@gmail.com

The 43rd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will be held March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York.

Religious Imagery in Irish Poetry (Accepting until August 20)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
james-corkern@mocs.utc.edu

Please submit a 200-word abstract (NO ATTACHMENTS) to James Corkern by August 20, 2011, for the opportunity to present at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference as a presenter

[UPDATE] Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature (8/10/11; 11/10/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
contact email: 
wrountree@nccu.edu

Call for Papers

Sixth African American Literature Symposium

"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"

Call for papers: Radical Criminology journal

full name / name of organization: 
Radical Criminology
contact email: 
radicalcrim@riseup.net

Now Seeking Submissions
for a new journal:
Radical Criminology

revolutionary / indigenous / feminist / anti-racist
anarchist / libertarian socialist / autonomist marxist

Queer Desire & India - November 23-26 2011 - Canary Islands, Spain

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Association of Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII)
contact email: 
antonia.navarro@uco.es

As you may already know, the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII) holds its II International Conference with the title “Other Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity

Save the date:"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"--June 6-9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

Save the date
June 6-9, 2012
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY (New York, NY)will be hosting an International Conference:
"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"

CFP: Bodies that Matter: Representations of Motherhood in U.S. Media

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Rossie / Ohio State University
contact email: 
amanda.rossie@gmail.com

CFP: Bodies that Matter: Representations of Motherhood in U.S. Media

2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
March 21-25, 2012
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Rethinking Space: Theory and Practice (SCMS 2012 Panel - Deadline 10 Aug. 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Monteiro / The American University of Paris
contact email: 
smonteiro@aup.edu

SCMS Conference Panel, Boston, 21-25 March 2012

Converse College Conference on Southern Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Converse College
contact email: 
anita.rose@converse.edu

THE CONVERSE COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON SOUTHERN CULTURE:
HIGH CULTURE/LOW CULTURE, SOUTHERN CULTURE
April 12 – 14, 2012

Contemporary Realism (Vol. 7, No. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Cinephile
contact email: 
submissions@cinephile.ca

Deadline for Draft Submissions: September 30, 2011

UC Berkeley graduate student conference in east Asian studies - call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Haas Junior Scholars Program for Doctoral Candidates
contact email: 
proposals@parametersofidentity.org


"Parameters of Identity: practice, place, and tradition in East Asia" -- a graduate student conference at the University of California at Berkeley, January 20-21, 2012

11th to 13th November 2011 IRELAND AND SCOTLAND - BARRIERS AND BORDERLANDS at Sunderland, UK

full name / name of organization: 
North East Irish Culture Network, with the Scottish Irish Network (SIN) and the Leverhulme Trust
contact email: 
colin.younger@sunderland.ac.uk​

Following the success of the previous eight international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, invites papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_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

Indigenous 'Deep' Space: Indigenous Absence and Presence in Sci-Fi and Comics. SW/TX ACA/PCA February 8-11, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nativestudiespca@gmail.com

Call for Papers: "Indigenous 'Deep' Space:
Indigenous Absence and Presence in Sci-Fi and Comics"

2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline July 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Jean Wall Bennet Professor of English and American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Native/Indigenous Studies Area: 2012 SW/TX PCA/ACA February 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nativestudiespca@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Native/Indigenous Studies Area

2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's

[UPDATE] Making Meaning: Language, Rhetoric, and the Power of Access - Deadline for Submissions: 7/18/2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and Rhetorical Studies Group
contact email: 
langrhetconference@umich.edu

Date: September 23-24 2011

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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