category: ethnicity and national identity

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.

Cinema and Demos/ NEMLA 2011 convention, New Brunswick, April 7-10 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Elif Sendur / SUNY Binghamton
contact email: 
esendur1@binghamton.edu

From its very inception the relation between cinema and masses is somewhat a concern among any scholar who takes cinema seriously.

Chicas! Nǚhái! Batang babae!: Girlhood in Contemporary Ethnic American Literature, NEMLA 4/7-10/2010

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA Conference 2010, Rutgers University, NJ
contact email: 
cbaiada@bmcc.cuny.edu

Chicas! Nǚhái! Batang babae!: Girlhood in Contemporary Ethnic American Literature

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011

LUICD Graduate Conference 2011: Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

‘Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique’. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent.

CFP - Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cultural Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
spacesofalterity@gmail.com

Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

NeMLA 2011 New Brunswick. Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas.

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
ezaramel@princeton.edu

If we talk about literature and music are we thinking also about the social and the political arena?

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
gandolfi@princeton.edu

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th.

[UPDATE] CFP: J. D. Salinger’s Literary Legacy (July 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers
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Teaching Southern Writers Outside the South

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO TEACHING SOUTHERN WRITERS OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Meeting
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 14-16, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS

Southerners in Contemporary Film [deadline June 14; SAMLA 2010]

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

SOUTHERNERS IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Meeting
November 5-7, 2010
Atlanta

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: June 14, 2010

CFP: Images of Women

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

Women in film and media:

Islam in Contemporary Italy, NeMLA April 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jrwagner@rutgers.edu

Increased immigration to Italy in the last decades has brought with it both demographic and cultural change.

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

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

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films.

Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
contact email: 
kjohns03@nyit.edu

New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Spring Conference 2011
“Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age”

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity [UPDATE}

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

Central European Authors--April 7-10, 2011--New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
emhall47@gmail.com

In “The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts,” Milan Kundera observes that Central Europe is rarely perceived as an important region in Europe.

CFP: Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline July 19]

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Summer 2010 Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.

Article Submission Deadline: July 19th

Open Call for Articles

Label Me Latina or Latino

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez, NeMLA
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu

As a nation, we tend to homogenize Hispanics; even the term itself is problematic, due to the fact that it removes the specificity belonging to each Spanish-speaking nation and the cultures within it.

First CFP: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY (A Special Issue of “The European Legacy” )‏

full name / name of organization: 
Costica Bradatan
contact email: 
Costica.Bradatan@ttu.edu

(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)

First Call for Papers: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY

A Special Issue of “The European Legacy”

[UPDATE] short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change June- August

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

Collection of essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Cherie Ann Turpin and Anika Cazenave
contact email: 
cturpin@udc.edu or cherieannturpin@mac.com; anikacazenave@yahoo.com

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays and autobiographical essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems.

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

“Carnival is the place for working out, in a concretely sensuous, half-real and half-play-acted form, a new mode of interrelationship between individuals, counterposed to the all-powerful social-hie

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