category: ethnicity and national identity

UPDATE: Gertrude Stein at the ALA (New Deadline 1/29/10; Conference May 27th-30th San Francisco)

full name / name of organization: 
The Gertrude Stein Society
contact email: 
Amy. Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu

In anticipation of the founding of the Gertrude Stein Society at the next conference of the ALA, papers which consider Gertrude Stein’s work in various contexts are invited. In particular,

"Island Chains, Insularity, and the American Archipelago"--Deadline: 18 January 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Russell Roberts
contact email: 
brianrussellroberts@byu.edu

2010 American Studies Association Convention
Convention Theme--"Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century"
Convention Date: November 18–21, 2010

Call for Movie Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

[UPDATE] Disagreement: Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference at New York University (Spring 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
New York University Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
disagreement.NYU@gmail.com

Deadline Extended: 300 word abstracts due to disagreement.NYU@gmail.com by Monday, 01/18/2010!

Remapping the American West, MLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
ahunt@wtamu.edu

Remapping the American West

MLA 2011
Affiliate Organization Session of the Western Literature Association

Bloomsbury and Africa, MLA 2011 (Jan. 6 - 9, 2011, Los Angeles), hosted by International Virginia Woolf Society

full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
Danell Jones, danelljones@bresnan.net

Subjects include Woolf's imaginative uses of Africa, the Dreadnought Hoax, Bloomsbury and African art, Leonard Woolf and Africa, and Hogarth Press publications. 500 word abstracts due March 12, 2010.

[UPDATE: deadline now January 20th] Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on the Middle East, South Asia and Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
contact email: 
CUgradconf@gmail.com

Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17, 2010
Proposals due January 20, 2010

Hosted by the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) at Columbia University

NEW DEADLINE: Governing Gender: Bodies & Boundaries

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies at University of Rochester
contact email: 
e.goodfellow@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010

Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea, 14-16 October, 2010, St. John's NL (Abstract deadline: Jan. 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies / La Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (CSECS/SCEDHS)
contact email: 
csecs.2010@gmail.com

The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Sessions at MLA 2011 (Jan. 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
American Association of Australian Literary Studies
contact email: 
nathanael_oreilly@uttyler.edu

Proposals are invited for the American Association of Australian Literary Studies sessions at the 2011 MLA Convention, to be held January 6-9, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century - April 7 and 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Siamak Movahedi, Ph.D - Social Theory Forum
contact email: 
SocialTheoryAbstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com


The VII Annual SOCIAL THEORY FORUM
Call for Papers
Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century
April 7 and 8, 2010
University of Massachusetts Boston

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Washington, Seattle
contact email: 
adapt4u@u.washington.edu

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers

Theorising Wales: Gender, Culture and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Swansea University
contact email: 
k.bohata@swansea.ac.uk

International conference, 12-14 July 2010

http://www.swan.ac.uk/CREW/Conferences/TheorisingWales/

CREW (Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales)

New Online Magazine for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

full name / name of organization: 
Subarnarekha: Bhatter College Online Magazine for Students
contact email: 
sub@bhattercollege.org.in

Creative, critical and reflective writings and campus reports are being invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students from any part of the world for the inaugural issue.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
uriconference2010@gmail.com


“Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories”
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONTEMPORARY INDIAN WOMEN NOVELISTS IN ENGLISH (DEADLINE FOR PAPERS: APRIL 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bikaner
contact email: 
induswamionline@yahoo.com

Indian English Fiction constitutes an important part of the world literature today, and women novelists have made significant contributions to it.

Global Solidarities, proposed special session, MLA 2011 (Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam
contact email: 
rrisam@emory.edu

More than 50 years later, contemporary scholars, including Bill Mullen, Gary Okihiro, and Vijay Prashad, are responding to the 1955 Bandung Conference’s powerful vision of an Afro-Asian world of color poised to take back the reins of history and challenge the global hegemony of the world’s superpowers. These scholars’ work emerges not from theoretical models of hybridity within postcolonial and cultural studies but — like the Bandung Conference itself — from anti-imperialist and transnational political agendas. Significantly, as Colleen Lye suggests, this work comprises a third stage of ethnic studies, mediating between limited, nation-bound multiracial analysis and the perceived lack of historical specificity in diaspora models.

Informed by this neo-Bandung critical turn, this panel will examine representations of cross-racial solidarity in U.S. ethnic or postcolonial literatures, including, but not limited to, Afro-Asian encounters. How do cross-racial solidarities transform discussions of race? What are the bases for solidarity beyond race? What can literature contribute towards global solidarities, and what are its limitations?

[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
contact email: 
richang@siu.edu

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: Feb 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities
contact email: 
ahalouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conf

The Literary Organ, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
contact email: 
cecire@berkeley.edu and hillary.gravendyk@pomona.edu

“I have given no small attention to that not unvexed subject, the skin of the whale. I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore. My original opinion remains unchanged; but it is only an opinion. The question is, what and where is the skin of the whale?”

--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

An organ is, among other things, a part of a human or animal body; a site of sensation;

Archives of Irish Studies in the 21st Century MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
k.steele@tcu.edu

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010.

Irishness and Celebrity MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
k.steele@tcu.edu

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010.

Politics of Language - MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
k.steele@tcu.edu

2011 MLA Convention, Los Angeles
Modern Language Association (MLA) / ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)

Childhood and the Production of National Ideals (ASA, 11/18/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia C. Degnan
contact email: 
ccdegnan@ucdavis.edu

This panel seeks papers that examine the ways in which children are positioned during national moments of crisis.

"The Drawn Map" Graduate Student Conference--Jan 15th Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
neuegsa@gmail.com

"The Drawn Map":
Northeastern English Graduate Student Association's graduate student conference
March 13-14, 2010

Key note Speaker (see further speaker info below):

Special Forum - Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
contact email: 
JTAS2010@gmail.com

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
Special Forum on Asian American Studies
Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora
and Representation

UPDATE: Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production March 13-14 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

Mar 13-14 2010 Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of English, University of Calgary
Contact Email: freeex@ucalgary.ca

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
uriconference2010@gmail.com

“Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories”
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production

full name / name of organization: 
Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production.

CSA Panel: Writing the Rhythm - Musical and Sonic Aesthetics in Caribbean Fiction (01/17/10; Barbados, May 24-28 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Studies Association
contact email: 
njelleh@brandeis.edu

Panel title: WRITING THE RHYTHM: MUSICAL AND SONIC AESTHETICS IN CARIBBEAN FICTION (to take place at the Caribbean Studies Association annual conference in Barbados, May 24-28, 2010)

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
UWMadLit@gmail.com

University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference

March 4-6, 2010

Making Disappearing Women Appear: Representing the Maquiladoras Murders (ASA 1/18/2010;11/18-21,2010)

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
kkl9@duke.edu

Making Disappearing Women Appear: Representing the Maquiladoras Murders

UPDATE FiNAL CALL FOR PAPERS Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Universit of Hertfordshire
contact email: 
s.george@herts.ac.uk

The irony of creatures with no reflection becoming such a pervasive reflection of modern culture pleases in a dark way.

CAALS panels for American Literature Association conference, May 27-30, 2010, San Francisco

full name / name of organization: 
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (ALA sponsoring organization)
contact email: 
plai2@stthomas.edu

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