category: ethnicity and national identity

Trans-Formations: Theorizing Class and Race in the 21st Century - Postgraduate Panel (June 17, 2010-June 19, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Freiburg, Germany - Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies/Department of North American Studies
contact email: 
freiburg.transformations@googlemail.com

The Department of North American Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces a call for papers from postgraduate students working with issues of cla

“Women's Memory-Work:Gendered Dilemmas of Social Transformation” 24-26 August 2010 University of Limerick, IRELAND

full name / name of organization: 
University of Limerick, Ireland
contact email: 
womensmemory@ul.ie

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Women's Memory-Work: Gendered Dilemmas of Social Transformation” 24-26 August 2010 University of Limerick, IRELAND

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE - Twentieth Century and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
The Indian Review of World Literature in Einglish - www.worldlitonline.net
contact email: 
ganesanbalan@yahoo.com

THEMED ISSUE ON AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE – JULY 2010

Critical Whiteness Symposium September 23 & 24, 2010. Call for abstracts deadline March 12, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Iowa, Project on the Rhetorics of Inquiry (POROI)
contact email: 
poroi@uiowa.edu

CRITICAL WHITENESS STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
September 23 & 24, 2010
University of Iowa

Keynote Speakers:
David Roediger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Consensual Empires: Orientalism as the Economy of Sameness (3/15/2010; MLA, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Natasa Kovacevic, Eastern Michigan University and Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University
contact email: 
nkovacev@emich.edu; vukovich@hku.hk

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

Wiki-Planet? : Postcolonial Theory and Digitality (3/21/10; MLA 2011, Jan. 6-9, 2011, Los Angeles, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amit Ray, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
contact email: 
axrgsl@rit.edu

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

“(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance” CFP deadline: 3/31/10

full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Network
contact email: 
LReese@udc.edu

This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

[UPDATE] Hungarian Studies RMMLA Albuquerque, NM, October 14-16

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
susan.nyikos@usu.edu

Call for submissions to the Hungarian Studies Session at the Rocky Mountain MLA in Albuquerque, NM, October 14-16.

2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies. September 24-25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern State University (co-chair)
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 24-25, 2010 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

[UPDATE]Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 36.2 "M"

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

For subscription information please call or email to:
Phone: 886-2-7734-1795
Website: http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/

Guest Editor: Frank Stevenson

[UPDATE] Literature and Rights in the Age of Enlightenment (3/8/2010; MLA 1/6-1/9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz
contact email: 
melissa.ganz@stanford.edu

Special Session for MLA 2011, Los Angeles, CA

New Temporalities of Old Age (3/22/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Port / MLA
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu

This proposed MLA special session investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality.

New Temporalities of Old Age (3/22/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Port / MLA
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu

This proposed MLA special session investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality.

Animal Studies and American Indian Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Dustin Gray and Brian K. Hudson
contact email: 
briankhudson@ou.edu

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of essays to be potentially published in a special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures focusing on the intersections of Animal Studies and

South Asian Popular Culture - Special Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Priya Jha, University of Redlands
contact email: 
priya_jha@redlands.edu

Intensive Bollywood: Media and Nonlinear History in South Asia
Special Issue: South Asian Popular Culture, October 2011

IASA/YIISA Global Antisemitism International Conference -

full name / name of organization: 
Ulrike Becker/ International Association for the Study of Antisemitism
contact email: 
ulrike.becker@yale.edu

"Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity”

Monday, August 23rd – Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

History and Migration: "Beyond the Border, Behind the Men. The Invisibility of Female Migration"

full name / name of organization: 
University of the Basque Country - Department of Modern and American History
contact email: 
oscar.alvarez@ehu.es

The main subject of the meeting will be the study of female migration.

[UPDATE]"The Foreignness of Foreigners: Cultural Representations of Otherness in Britain", DEADLINE EXTENSION: 5 MARCH 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, (Lille, France)
contact email: 
vanessa.alayrac-fielding@univ-lille3.fr ; claire.dubois@univ-lille3.fr

Call for papers :

The foreignness of foreigners: cultural representations of Otherness in Britain (17th-20th centuries)

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling (5/15/10; 12/10/10 - 12/12/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University, UK
contact email: 
affect-conf@ncl.ac.uk

Newcastle University, U.K.
10-12 December 2010

Keynote Speakers: Ann Cvetkovich, Kate Chedgzoy,
Ranjana Khanna, Alison Light, Patricia Waugh

(dis)junctions 2010: 9/11 and the "War on Terror" as Sites of Crisis Submissions due 3/5; Conference 4/9-10

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 
santi001@ucr.edu

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010.

Narrative and Intellectual Disability 3/2/2010

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
rea15@columbia.edu

MLA panel on Narrative and Intellectual Disability

[UPDATE] Proposed Special Session MLA 2011: He’s the Silent Type: Modern Masculinity in Silent Film (March 15 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

He’s the Silent Type: Modern Masculinity in Silent Film
Special Session Proposal for MLA 2011: Los Angeles

[UPDATE] Proposed Special Session MLA Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels (March 15 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

Me, Myself, and Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

Me, Myself, and Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - Call for Film

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern”

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Native American Literature (RMMLA; proposals due 3/15/10, conference 10/14-16/10

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA 2010
contact email: 
LN22@calvin.edu

This special topic session of the Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (Oct. 14-16, 2010) will focus on oral traditions and the narrative, prose, and poetry of Native (North) Americans.

Call for publications Camino Real (2010/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamin Franklin- Universidad de Alcalá
contact email: 
cristina.crespo@uah.es

The academic journal ‘CAMINO REAL: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas’ welcomes new submissions for its next numbers in 2010/ 2011.

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