category: ethnicity and national identity

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 
decadent-poetics@exeter.ac.uk

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, 2011, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

This panel invites papers on “Life Writing at a Distance,” broadly defining both life writing and “distance” as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic me

Arkansas Philological Association 2010 Conference: “Visions and Revisions” October 7-9, 2010 Fayetteville AR

full name / name of organization: 
Arkansas Philological Association
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

Call for Papers
Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the
Arkansas Philological Association
2010 Conference:
“Visions and Revisions”

October 7-9, 2010
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Transatlantic Literature and the Production of National Identities, 1870-1910

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

This panel has already been accepted by the Midwest Conference for British Studies, October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland. We are seeking a fourth paper.

Arizona’s recent attack on ethnic studies brings to glaring light the relationship between the production of cultures, racial identities, and nations. How are national identities contingent on the constitution of, or at least the appearance of, a homogeneous racial identity, which in turn, is produced and maintained through the vigilant regularization of a distinct national culture?

Querying how literature galvanizes racial solidarities and exclusions towards the establishment of nationalities, this panel takes a transnational approach to American and British literatures at the turn of the twentieth century, a transitional period where the United States increasingly came into its own as a world power. The analogy of the United States as a “child” with limitless potential and “mother” Britain as an aging—perhaps dying—parent became more complicated in the tumultuous and highly self-conscious fin de siècle. Our papers explore how the establishment of discrete “Americanness”—as a cultural and a “racial” identity—happened contra British self-making and vice versa, and how literature provided a site to construct physical and affective “race” markers. Together, we investigate how fin de siècle writings negotiated to what extent the “child” could be a discrete—perhaps superior—“racial” and national identity than its “mother.”

UPDATE: Submissions to Digital Defoe

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Faith Nelson / Defoe Society
contact email: 
hnelson@sfu.ca

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries
http://english.illinoisstate.edu/digitaldefoe/

[UPDATE Deadline Extended to June 27, 2010. Previously on. TV Series in the Third Golden Age of Television. (Tentative Title)]

full name / name of organization: 
FRAME. Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación.
contact email: 
migpergom@alum.us.es

In the first decade of 21th century, television series landscape has changed drastically, a change characterized by a shift of the creative work from film industry to television, which has attracted a

"A Living Presence": Tagore Today

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Special Issue, October, 2010 (Vol 2 No 4)
"A Living Presence": Tagore Today
To be guest edited by Amrit Sen, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

THE THEME

Word / Image / Culture

full name / name of organization: 
University of West Georgia Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
contact email: 
landerso@westga.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
WORD / IMAGE / CULTURE
25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (Edited Collection - Deadline 25th June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews/University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
bd11@st-andrews.ac.uk; j.funke@sms.ed.ac.uk

We are looking for one article (preferably on the relationship between sex/gender, temporality and race/ethnicity) to complement a collection of articles forthcoming with a major academic publisher in

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference (9-10 Sept 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

[UPDATE] Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar/Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
Anne_Richards@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” (2011).

Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar---8/1--8/7 2010--Proposal due June 15th

full name / name of organization: 
The Dickens Project
contact email: 
jrottke@ucsc.edu

Invitation to Apply for the Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar

Word, Image, and Contemporary Lyric Voice(s) (NeMLA--April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Keefe, Rutgers University
contact email: 
akeefe@eden.rutgers.edu

Word, Image, and Contemporary Lyric Voice(s)

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
www.nemla.org
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

FESTSCHRIFT in Honour of Valtazar Bogisic

full name / name of organization: 
Luka Breneselovic
contact email: 
breneselovic@hotmail.com

Open Call for the
Collection of Papers
– F E S T S C H R I F T –
In Honor of
Valtazar Bogišić
(1834-1908)
A Cofounder of Legal Sociology and Legal Ethnology Research

Dear colleagues,

DEADLINE: June 20th -- Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amills8@student.gsu.edu

Special Issue: Contemporary Irish Writers, Submissions due by May 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews
contact email: 
Dan Ross, Executive Editor: ross_daniel@colstate.edu

ANQ: American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Contemporary Irish Writing for Fall, 2011. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2011.

Separation as Condition and as Solution (NeMLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Aryeh Amihay
contact email: 
aamihay@princeton.edu

SEPARATION AS CONDITION AND AS SOLUTION

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick

Call for Chapters: Baseball in Class (UPDATE: Abstracts due September 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
rkates@mtsu.edu

This scholarly multidisciplinary anthology examines the intersection of baseball and class in American and global cultures.

The Beautiful Prison

full name / name of organization: 
Doran Larson, Hamilton College & Attica CF
contact email: 
dlarson@hamilton.edu

The Beautiful Prison

[UPDATE] Film & History (All Areas) (9/15/10; 11/11-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Miller/Film & History
contact email: 
cymiller@tiac.net

Representations of Love in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

UPDATE: Deadline Extended: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass

full name / name of organization: 
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity
contact email: 
connect@bloomu.edu

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity solicits essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction essays, and original artwork (we print in black and wh

House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
mhamilto[at]brandeis.edu

From Blanche Dubois’ Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero’s house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature a

SLAVIC LITERATURES ACROSS SPACE & TIME

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta
contact email: 
pankovsk@ualberta.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

SLAVIC LITERATURES ACROSS SPACE & TIME

East European Literatures: Thinking Change, Conceiving Futures, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mharper@my.uri.edu

This roundtable seeks proposals with regard to East European literary texts, written after 1989, or contemporary theoretical works that implement or perform a certain vision for the future of the coun

Victorian Sensation Fiction at the <em>Fin de Siecle</em>

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

This panel will examine the ways in which Victorian Sensation Fiction interacted with Modernity. We will ask: How did the genre anticipate and respond to late 19th century Parliamentary activity?

2011 British Women Writers Conference: "Curiosities" (March 31- April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
18th and 19th Century Women Writers Association (BWWA)
contact email: 
bwwc2011@gmail.com

The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference The Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Curiosities" March 31- April 3, 2011 Call for Papers: The theme for this year’s c

Global Magical Realisms and Speculative Fiction / NeMLA Conference, April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
aduneer@ric.edu

This panel is interested in expanding the range of cultural interpretations across the spectrum of magical realism and speculative fiction. We are especially interested in broadening the scope of literatures previously considered as examples of magical realism.

The New William Golding (DEADLINE: Sept 30th, 2010) (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, April 7-10, 2011
contact email: 
nckprkr@gmail.com

This panel is a part of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Panel Chairs: Virginia Tiger and Nick Parker.

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’ with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes

full name / name of organization: 
University of Northampton (UK) and University of Zaragoza (Spain)
contact email: 
sonya.andermahr@northampton.ac.uk, spellice@unizar.es

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’
with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes
An International Conference co-organised by:

CFP-The Worlds of V.S. Naipaul Panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
djsmithsilva@yahoo.com

The Worlds of V.S. Naipaul Panel invites you to submit an abstract.

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

full name / name of organization: 
Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
contact email: 
ddonnelly@mail.usf.edu

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress.

"The record of bitter moments": Prison Writing as a Genre, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Lucenko, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
kristina.lucenko@stonybrook.edu

From John Milton to Aphra Behn to Oscar Wilde to Angela Y. Davis, a striking number of writers have experienced some sort of imprisonment.

[UPDATE] GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (REGISTRATION is open; conference 26 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Registration for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, is open. Admission is free.

"RAVENNA" 3 is ONLINE

full name / name of organization: 
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm
contact email: 
luca.caddia@katamail.com

I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy.

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