category: ethnicity and national identity

Call for Abstracts (April 23, 2012) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: LITERATURE OF PROTEST AND LIBERATION, a collection of scholarly essay

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Drake/Scripps College
contact email: 
kdrake@scrippscollege.edu

The editor of the book Critical Insights: Literature of Protest and Liberation, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Salem Press/EBSCO) seeks contributions on any aspect of protest li

Creative Non-Fiction Writing by Women--PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Jenny Sadre-Orafai/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jsadreor at kennesaw dot edu

This session seeks writing--personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, and hybrid essays--from women creative nonfiction writers.

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012. Deadline 1 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SAAS - Swedish Association for American Studies
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012

Call for Papers

4th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging. 6th-8th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
oab-4@alternative-academia.net

4th International Symposium:
Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

6th International Symposium: Identity & Multicultural Politics. 29th-31st, October, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
imp-6@alternative-academia.net

6th International Symposium:
Identity and Multicultural Politics

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

REMINDER: Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

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

The 6th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

24th-26th May 2012,

[MLA Boston 2013 Panel] Across the Global Pacific: Transcultural Exchange and New Narrative Forms

full name / name of organization: 
Koonyong Kim
contact email: 
koonyong.kim@gmail.com

The past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in globalization and the resulting formation of transnational culture as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek to reconfigure national literature an

Harlem Spectacle (MSA 14)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
contact email: 
mhannah@uoregon.edu

In the chapter “Spectacles in Color” in his autobiography The Big Sea, Langston Hughes describes the famous Hamilton Club Lodge Ball as the “Strangest and gaudiest of all Harlem spectacles.” F

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
melanieh@u.washington.edu

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PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

COMPARATIVE AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURES

“WRITING THE BODY (POLITIC)”

2012 Annual SAMLA Conference-Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ljsmith@gsu.edu

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Novem

"Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities" - abstracts by April 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pia Mukherji & Binita Mehta
contact email: 
pia.mukherji@gmail.com, or inkamehta@gmail.com

This edited volume will examine drawn comic strips (bandes dessinées) as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone diasporic cultures.

PAMLA 2012 / Science Fiction Division / Deadline April 22nd, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mark.young@email.ucr.edu

The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites paper proposals for the 110th annual PAMLA conference, held this year at Seattle University, in Seattle, Was

CFP: The Poetics of Literary Recovery (MLA 2013 Special Session) - Deadline March 30

full name / name of organization: 
Corinna K. Lee and Jacob Brogan
contact email: 
corinna.lee@marquette.edu and jbb48@cornell.edu

Trash Told Tales: Trash Talkin’ from Whitetrashistan

full name / name of organization: 
Vicki Sapp and WIlliam Matthew McCarter / Fat Daddy's Farm
contact email: 
profmccarter@yahoo.com

Fat Daddy’s Farm Press has partnered with Vicki Sapp and William Matthew McCarter (Editors) to bring you Trash Told Tales: Trash Talkin’ from Whitetrashistan.

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)

[UPDATE] Dark Matter: Science Fiction of Black America, October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

full name / name of organization: 
Lysa Rivera
contact email: 
softmachine@gmail.com

Following Sheree Thomas's collection Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American science

CFP: Womanhood, Masculinity, and the Family (SCMLA: San Antonio, TX; Nov. 8-10, 2012Deadline 3/30/12)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jxt0090@louisiana.edu

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 3/30/12

BEHIND THE SCREEN DOOR: SPACES OF THE CINEMATIC HOUSE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Fran Pheasant-Kelly, Dr. Stella Hockenhull and Dr. Eleanor Andrews/ University of Wolverhampton
contact email: 
f.e.pheasant-kelly@wlv.ac.uk, s.hockenhull@wlv.ac.uk and e.andrews@wlv.ac.uk

Abstract due 30 April 2012, first draft essay due 30 July 2012, final essay due December 2012

CFP: Engaging with Difference, Gender and Sexuality in Education

full name / name of organization: 
Shenila Khoja-Moolji
contact email: 
ssk2143@tc.columbia.edu

Society for International Education Journal
Teachers College, Columbia University

Call for Papers: Engaging with Difference, Gender and Sexuality in Education

[UPDATE] Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies - EXTENDED DEADLINE TUESDAY 10th of APRIL 2012

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
contact email: 
kathryn.maude@kcl.ac.uk

King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference

33rd APEAA Meeting: Authority versus Alterity: The Return of Hegemony?

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Portugal
contact email: 
sonia.pereira@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

Authority versus Alterity: The Return of Hegemony?

MLA Special Session: Madness and Mayhem in Women’s Novels of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
caroline.brown@umontreal.ca

MLA Special Session: Madness and Mayhem in Women’s Novels of the Black Diaspora
Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2012
300 word abstract
January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA

Multidisciplinary Special Issue on "Remembering the Civil War"

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Cultures, the multidisciplinary quarterly from UNC's Center for the Study of the American South
contact email: 
SouthernCultures@unc.edu

Southern Cultures has just expanded our online archive of material on the Civil War and numerous other subject areas, which now includes twenty years of content.

South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jamiekorsmo@hotmail.com

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome.

RE-VISION: Interpretation, Translation, and the Process of Writing (Saturday, April 28, 2012 )

full name / name of organization: 
Cal State San Marcos Literature and Writing Department
contact email: 
stric010@csusm.edu

Cal State San Marcos Literature and Writing Department

American Literature After 1900 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 31 - RMMLA 2012 (October 11-13, Boulder, Colorado)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tjackson1@csustan.edu

Panel seeking papers on any aspect of American Literature after 1900 for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Boulder, Colorado (October 11-13).

CFP: "Phantom Asian America" (journal special topic)

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 2 (September 2013)
Special Topic "Phantom Asian America"
Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2013

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
un.safe.2012@gmail.com

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women’s studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; June 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's University College
contact email: 
Helena Gurfinkel at hgurfin@siue.edu; Michelle Paull at michelle.paull@smuc.ac.uk

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue.

Reading Scenes and Systems

full name / name of organization: 
Sören C. Hammerschmidt
contact email: 
soren.hammerschmidt@ugent.be

CFP: "Reading Scenes and Systems" special session, MLA 2013

I am still looking for a contributor or two for a special session I intend to propose for inclusion in the MLA 2013 program:

CFP: MLA Boston 2013: Israeli and Palestinian Relations and Culture **Deadline 3/19/12**

full name / name of organization: 
Morani Kornberg-Weiss, SUNY Buffalo
contact email: 
moraniko@buffalo.edu

This Special Session focuses on Israeli and Palestinian relations and seeks to provide a forum for examining notions of “conflict,” identity, war, peace, and protest

MLA Special Session: Elements of Genre Creation - Deadline: March 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Anna Faktorovich/ Anaphora Literary Press
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

MLA Special Session: Elements of Genre Creation

Deadline: March 20, 2012

Migration, Human Rights and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized World [April 21-22, 2012] Rabat, Morocco.

full name / name of organization: 
University Mohammed V - Agdal- Rabat, Morocco
contact email: 
Said.Graiouid@sit.edu and Taieb.Belghazi@sit.edu

This international conference on “Migration, Human Rights and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized World” will engage with the ways migrancy is re-shaping the world not simply in movement but,

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