category: ethnicity and national identity

[UPDATE] PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF POPULAR CULTURE: SPACES AND CONTEXTS. 4th International SELICUP Conference 20-22 Oct 2010

full name / name of organization: 
José I. Prieto-Arranz / University of the Balearic Islands
contact email: 
jose-igor.prieto@uib.eu

As previously announced, the IV SELICUP conference Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture: Spaces and Contexts will be hosted by the Department of Spanish, Modern and Classical Languages at the U

JNZL 2010 Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand Literary Studies.

African American Literature and the "Post-Racial," African American Literature Section at the M/MLA in Chicago, Nov. 4-7, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Laski
contact email: 
g-laski@northwestern.edu

Presumably heralding a new era of colorblindness or the end of racism more generally (if not both), the term “post-racial” has acquired a great deal of currency recently, not only in political dis

[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1
contact email: 
cnesmith[at]sc.edu

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are “real” or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. What kinds of “cultural work” do child characters do in literary works?

Forum on Literature, Terrorism and 9/11 - University of Chichester, UK - 29 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English and Creative Writing, University of Chichester, UK
contact email: 
R.Duggan@chi.ac.uk

Forum on Literature, Terrorism and 9/11

Literature of Africa and the Diaspora; SAMLA Nov. 2010; 5/15/2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
justin.estes@gpc.edu

LITERATURE OF AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
Re-Imagining Africa

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

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

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

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

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
kbroad@gc.cuny.edu or carrie.hintz@qc.cuny.edu

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning.

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Blossombones
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
contact email: 
diane.alff@sjc.ox.ac.uk

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts.

Beowulf & Related Topics, PAMLA 2010 (April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Noone, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
kristin.noone@email.ucr.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

Special issue on music of South Africa and the United States

full name / name of organization: 
Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies
contact email: 
jaji@english.upenn.edu

from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other.

Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Leeds, UK, 9-10 September 2010 (abstract deadline 28 May)

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

CFP Colporteurs 2010- New York City. It was their town, and it always would be…

full name / name of organization: 
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale- University of Bologna, Italy.
contact email: 
colporteurs2010@gmail.com

Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010

New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…

Organized by:
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale

Conference Announcement - Keynote Address by Chris Hedges

full name / name of organization: 
Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
r.c.executive@gmail.com

Events

Religion and Culture
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CONFERENCE 2010

“HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation”
Mar 27/10

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Date: Mar 27/10
Time: 8:00 - 15:00

American Humor, 2010 Annual RMMLA Conference, October 14 - 16, 2010, Albuquerque, NM, Accepting proposals until Mar 31, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jennifer.brady@colorado.edu

Seeking papers for the general topic of a session on "American Humor" at the RMMLA Conference which will be held in Albuquerque in October of 2010.

The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussin

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussing on science and technology innovations.

International Journal of Engineering (IJE)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences.

International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB)

full name / name of organization: 
CSC Journals
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

The mission of the Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) is to serve society through excellence in education, research, service and to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of every

Diasporas in Dialogue: Women Writers, Scholars, and Activists of the African Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
UTEP: African American Studies Program
contact email: 
mdailey@utep.edu; mcrohrleitner@utep.edu; seryan@utep.edu

DIASPORAS IN DIALOGUE

Second International Maroon Conference, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica, June 21-23, 2010 (deadline April 20, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Town Maroon Community
contact email: 
fbotkin@towson.edu

Second International Maroon Conference
June 21-23, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

Uncertain Arrivals: Forms of Thought, Life, and Emergence: September 25-26, 2010. Submission Deadline: June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Wake Forest University, Department of English
contact email: 
roshara@wfu.edu, burketah@wfu.edu

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the "creative" production the current economic crisis might provoke.

[UPDATE] All Topics: journal issue (The AnaChronisT, 3/31/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

Due to the difficulty and postal delay in sending and receiving hard copies, The AnaChronisT editors have decided to extend the deadline of submissions by two weeks.

NEMLA call for proposals (April 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
Northeast.MLA@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

CFP for PAMLA: Romance and Colonial Conflicts in Pacific Rim Literature by Women

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Thomas, UC San Diego
contact email: 
lmthomas@ucsd.edu

The 2010 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) conference is to be held at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 13-14, 2010 (that's a Saturday and Sunday).

"From Iberian Kingdoms to Atlantic Empires: Spain, Portugal, and the New World, 1250-1700" (September 17-18, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Nanovic Institute of European Studies, University of Notre Dame
contact email: 
iberia.conference@gmail.com

http://iberiaconference.eventbrite.com

Mysteries of Makavejev: Eros, Ideology, Montage -– Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Litteraria Pragensia Books
contact email: 
bonita.rhoads@aya.yale.edu; vad.erent@gmail.com

Mysteries of Makavejev: Eros, Ideology, Montage

CFP: Edges of Forms, Rhythms of Hesitation (3/29/10; 11/17-21/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai
contact email: 
sso212@nyu.edu

EDGES OF FORMS, RHYTHMS OF HESITATION
Proposed Session, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-21, 2010

Post-Colonial Women's Writing, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Ho / University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
chrisho@sas.upenn.edu

This panel at PAMLA 2010 in Honolulu invites papers that address post-colonial women's writing as well as work that broadly address post-colonial women.

CFP: Velvet Light Trap Issue #68: Comedy and Humor (Deadline: 15 September)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Comiskey / The Velvet Light Trap
contact email: 
acomiskey@wisc.edu

Comedy & Humor

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Melissa D. Sexton/ Transforming Community Project, Emory University
contact email: 
msexton@emory.edu

SLAVERY and the UNIVERSITY: HISTORIES and LEGACIES
An international conference at Emory University, February 3-5, 2011
Call for Proposals: Review begins April 26, 2010

Theatre and the Making of Subjects. 28.-31.October 2010, Germany, Mainz

full name / name of organization: 
Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft
contact email: 
subjekt2010@uni-mainz.de

Theatre and the Making of Subjects

10th Congress Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft

28.-31. October 2010, Mainz, Germany

Paper deadline: 30. April 2010

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