category: ethnicity and national identity

Call for Panelists: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying" Narrative Matters: May29-June 1 Paris

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Paris
contact email: 
landerst@mmm.edu

Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative
The American University of Paris
May 29 to June 1, 2012

Call for Papers:
Panel Name: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying"

Contacts:

[UPDATE] Abstracts due 9/30/11; Maternal Hauntings: Feminine Spectral Identities & Ghosts in Asian American Literature (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Jina Lee
contact email: 
jinaleecfp@gmail.com

Call for papers:
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, NY

"Postcolonial Narratives," Cultural Studies Association Convention, 3/28-4/1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Natasa Kovacevic and The Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
nkovacev@emich.edu

“Postcolonial Narratives” (sponsored by The Journal of Narrative Theory) is soliciting presentations for a panel on recent discourses on postcolonial issues, including but not limited to the natio

Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge. Deadline Dec. 17, 2011. Conference Date: Feb. 25, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
contact email: 
SUNYSB.GradConf@gmail.com

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis

The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts, cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year’s conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details and registration visit www.stonybrook.edu/gradconf.

GENDER, RACE AND EDUCATION: 2ND ANNUAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
SC State University
contact email: 
sstein@scsu.edu

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DARLENE CLARK HINE (MSU, NORTHWESTERN)

Updated CfP: Crime and its Fictions in Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University
contact email: 
crimeinafrica@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Richard Wilson, Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, Professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Connecticut

SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture, June 3-4, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department
contact email: 
supra.tau.conference@gmail.com

SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture
International Conference
June 3-4, 2012
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department

Research Grant 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
bco20@msstate.edu

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces its *Research Grant*

Media Fields Journal Issue 5 "Memory, Space and Media"

full name / name of organization: 
David Gray and Jade Petermon/UCSB
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Call for Submissions
Media Fields Journal Issue 5: Memory, Space, and Media

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2011

CFP Leon Edel Prize (11/1/11) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar.

Re-reading Rider Haggard [update]

full name / name of organization: 
John Miller, University of Northern British Columbia
contact email: 
jmiller1@unbc.ca

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

Call for Papers: (Re)-translating Theory in Asian Context. the ACLA 2012, Brown University, 03/29- to 04/1 (Deadline Nov 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Meera Lee (Syracuse University) & Alex Taek-Gwang Lee (Kyung-hee University, Korea)
contact email: 
mlee46@syr.edu

(Re)translating Theory in Asian Context

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Food Cultures"

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

A familiar proverb tells us that 'we are what we eat.' Indeed, food is not only a daily necessity to sustain the body. The need for food, its production, its preparation, and its consumption turn it into an important cultural site and a crucial analytical category. Studying 'food' accordingly brings together a number of academic fields ranging from biology and agriculture to sociology, political science, history, and literary and cultural studies, to name just a few. In their interdisciplinary openness and diverse cultural significance, food cultures are central to American studies.

Asian American Performance, Dance, and Theatre History: A Critical Reader (Abstracts due Oct 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Esther Kim Lee, Ron West, Yutian Wong
contact email: 
Asian.American.Performance@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Asian American Performance, Dance, and Theatre History: A Critical Reader

Edited by Esther Kim Lee, Ron West, and Yutian Wong

Theatre Survey - Special Issue - “Asia and Theatre Historiography” due Nov 30, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Esther Kim Lee, Associate Editor, Theatre Survey
contact email: 
leeastr@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Theatre Survey
Special Issue edited by Esther Kim Lee, Associate Editor

“Asia and Theatre Historiography”

Curating Performance: Re/activation Strategies

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Gomoll / Museum and Curatorial Studies, UC Santa Cruz
contact email: 
macs@ucsc.edu

A panel/workgroup/exhibition for the Hemispheric Institute’s upcoming Encuentro (conference) in Mexico City, March 17-25 2012

[UPDATE] Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Fiction (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention; Rochester, New York
contact email: 
Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging?

[Reminder] - Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls (University of Melbourne) - Abstracts due Sept. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Smith/University of Melbourne and Kristine Moruzi/University of Alberta
contact email: 
msmith@unimelb.edu.au or moruzi@ualberta.ca

Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls Conference
13-15 June 2012, The University of Melbourne, Australia

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world.

CFP: So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (11/15/2011; 2/24 - 2/25/2012

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
aegs.conference@gmail.com

Call For Papers – “So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century”

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

Literature, Social Justice, and Change

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA)
contact email: 
mcoupal@uwo.ca, allison.hargreaves@ubc.ca

The Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA) in conjunction with the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences invites your participation in our annual conference:

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
chamilton@ntcc.edu

33rd Annual Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 1, 2011

Vonnegut and Humor: Book Reviews (due March 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
pkunze@fsu.edu and robert.tally@txstate.edu

For an upcoming special issue of *Studies in American Humor* devoted to "Vonnegut and Humor" (please see our call for proposals: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/42617), we would also like to

FRAMING LIVES 17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

full name / name of organization: 
The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
contact email: 
leena.messina@anu.edu.au

FRAMING LIVES

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011

Fat Studies 2012 PCA Call for Papers (Deadline December 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jmccross@gwmail.edu,goddess_les@yahoo.com

PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2012 Call for Papers

Passing, Past, Present

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

The racial passing narrative has long been a standard in American
literature and the themes of identity instability, discomfort,

Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA Feb 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SWTXPCA/ACA
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 8-11, 2012

Word Made Flesh, Flesh Made Word: Narratives of Pain, Pained Narratives (NEMLA 2012, 3/15-18)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
tzechory@fas.harvard.edu

3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

Madison. Egypt. Ohio’s labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London’s Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy.

[UPDATE] In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi - Conference - proposals for papers due by 15 Jan. 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Roehampton University
contact email: 
safischer@mac.com

The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

[UPDATE] New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Due to some last-minute obstacles, New Voices has been postponed until early 2012. We will re-issue a CFP once we have definitive dates. Proposals already submitted will still be reviewed.

Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Toronto
contact email: 
frye.2012@utoronto.ca

EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF NORTHROP FRYE ON THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH
October 4,5,6, 2012 | Victoria University in the University of Toronto

In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi

full name / name of organization: 
University of Roehampton, London (UK)
contact email: 
safischer@mac.com

The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

Speakers include:

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

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