category: ethnicity and national identity

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

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.

[UPDATE] 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?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

[UPDATE] Document/Anti-Document in Asian/American Photography (Special Session, 2011 MLA; 3/22/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, U of San Diego; Warren Liu, Scripps College
contact email: 
jjeon@sandiego.edu; warren.liu@scrippscollege.edu

We seek papers about Asian/American art photography that explore the documentary function, which has all but defined photography from its inception, and interrogate the photograph’s long-established

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

Serialization and Transatlantic Print Culture - MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 2011. Deadline for abstract: March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Seth Lowenstein, UCLA Dept. of English (Panel organizer)
contact email: 
alowenst@ucla.edu

Papers on any aspect of Anglo-American serialization are welcome: illustrations, revisions, the aesthetics of the serial, postcolonial and diasporic print culture, regional serials, periodical studies

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (NEW Proposal deadline: March 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
2011 MLA Panel organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

“Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing,” organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson. Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

[UPDATE] Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University)/ David Houston Wood (Northern Michigan University), eds.
contact email: 
ahobgood@willamette.edu, dwood@nmu.edu

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

[UPDATE] SCMLA Old and Middle English Session Oct. 28-30; deadline for submission March 26

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

The SCMLA Old and Middle English Session welcomes submissions on any topic related to Old or Middle English studies including gender, ethnicity/national idenity, environment, history, culture, and (of

Empire, Time, Aesthetics (2011 MLA; 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mike Frangos and Susan Cook
contact email: 
susan.elizabeth.cook@gmail.com

What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present?

MLA 2011: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature (3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Brown
contact email: 
MLBrown10@gmail.com

Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature

[UPDATE]Submission Deadline Extended to March 15! 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

Call for Papers:(Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism - A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University, Researcher & Graduate School in the Humanities
contact email: 
ReconMulti@cf.ac.uk

The (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism conference, organised and led by postgraduate students, aims to attract doctoral researchers from across a diverse range of disciplines including Anthropology, A

The Life & Writing of Fabiola Cabeza de Baca: New Mexican Woman and Pioneering Writer

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Roybal/University of New Mexico
contact email: 
kroybal1@unm.edu

Call for Essays/Articles for an Edited Collection On:

THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF FABIOLA CABEZA DE BACA:
“New Mexican Woman and Pioneering Writer.”

"[UPDATE]“RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS” special issue ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL 15 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Naples L'Orientale
contact email: 
sgikandi@Princeton.edu, fjwilkinson@alice.it, anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings” edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it).

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
contact email: 
info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

Teaching Feminist Perspectives RMMLA 14-16 October 2010 Albequerque, NM, proposals due by March 15 (extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Cobb / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
barbara.cobb@murraystate.edu

All topics of interest in bringing feminist persectives to the classroom are welcome. Reconsiderations of feminist perspectives through the lens of post-revisionist feminist particularly encouraged.

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (2011 MLA, Jan. 6-9 in Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

“RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS”, a special issue of ANGLISTICA AION An Interdisciplary Journal deadline: 15 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Naples L'Orientale
contact email: 
sgikandi@Princeton.edu, fjwilkinson@alice.it, anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings” edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it).

Deadline Extended: Autopsia CFP: Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

full name / name of organization: 
Autopsia Online Journal
contact email: 
rhizomatic@myway.com

New call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies
contact email: 
hgmelton@gw.ncsu.edu

The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E.

THE EVERYDAY

full name / name of organization: 
Hellenic Semiotic Society and Department of French Studies and Modern Languages of the University of Cyprus
contact email: 
bettyk@freemail.gr; aplampro@ucy.ac.cy

THE EVERYDAY
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
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Global Aging: Arts and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tanton@depaul.edu

Imago Dei in Contemporary World Literature (15 May; SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Pearson/U of Tennessee
contact email: 
aristophanes68@hotmail.com

Special Session on Religion & World Literature: Imago Dei: humanity contains the image of God.

African Studies at Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference 1-3 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
brownvelez@wisc.edu

Call for Proposals
African Studies
at
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010
Minneapolis, MN!
Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EDITED BOOK ON AFRICAN STUDIES (04/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Salome Nnoromele and Ogechi Anyanwu/ Eastern Kentucky University
contact email: 
salome.nnoromele@eku.edu and ogechi.anyanwu@eku.edu

We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter in an edited textbook focusing on the African experience.

[UPDATE] CFP: Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference at UC Irvine

full name / name of organization: 
UCI Visual Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
vs2010@post.com

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 12, 2010

EXTENDED DEADLINE -- Abstracts due: Wednesday, March 3rd at 5pm

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

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