category: ethnicity and national identity

[Update] Spatialities: Dynamic Places and Spaces. ABSTRACTS DUE JULY !

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

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

Negotiating History, Memory, and Trauma in New South African Literature, NeMLA Montreal 4/7/10-4/11/10; Deadline 9/30/09

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Carr/University of Massachusetts, Amherst
contact email: 
ajcar0@english.umass.edu

Call for Papers

Negotiating History, Memory, and Trauma in New South African Literature

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010

Critical Theory: The Text and the World. Submission Deadline: 10 July, 2009/ Conference Date: Sept. 17, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 
gjm201@exeter.ac.uk

Call for Papers:
Critical Theory: The Text and the World
September 17th 2009, University of Exeter
Keynote Speaker: Professor Colin MacCabe

Transpacific Visions of Native America: Collection (Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
National Ilan University (Taiwan)
contact email: 
transpacificindigenous@gmail.com

Western scholarship has historically adopted a vision of contemporary aboriginal literature and art as categorizable along racial, cultural, regional and historical characteristics.

D.H. Lawrence and Questions of Race and Empire, Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Feb. 18-20

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
contact email: 
robert.volpicelli@gmail.com or rvolpic1@ithaca.edu

This panel aims to engage the ways in which D.H. Lawrence and his texts relate to issues of empire, colonialism, and, perhaps more largely, those of race and alterity.

Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (8/15/09; 10/29/09-10/31/09)

full name / name of organization: 
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota
contact email: 
Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Call for Book Reviews

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

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
nichols.rachael@gmail.com

MISSED CONNECTIONS

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Inaugural Conference, 5/20/10-5/23/10

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
Hester.Blum@psu.edu

Call for Papers

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

The Modern American Exodus Narrative, ALA Panel, October 8-10, Savannah, GA

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, American Literature Symposium
contact email: 
clr07d@fsu.edu

Seeking papers for a panel examining the modern American Exodus narrative at the ALA American Literature Symposium, October 8-10 2009, Savannah, GA.

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

Myth and Reality: Language, Literature, and Culture in Modern Ireland (Oct. 29-30; due 08/31/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, DUCIS, at Dalarna University
contact email: 
cza@du.se

According to mythographer Lewis Spence a myth explains “our relation to the universe, the environment or a social programme”.

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present - 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, 16 and 17 October 2009, Austin TX

full name / name of organization: 
Program in Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
sessolo@mail.utexas.edu

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the conference "Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present" to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on October 16 and 17, 2009, has been postponed t

[UPDATE] Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed: Contemporary Reassessments (12/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Kareem Tayyar (Golden West, California) and Sämi Ludwig (UHA Mulhouse, France)
contact email: 
paultayyar@earthlink.net; samuel.ludwig@uha.fr

CFP:
On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed:
Contemporary Reassessments

CFP Third International and Interdisciplinary Emotional Geographies Conference, due date 07/17/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Gilbert Caluya, University of South Australia
contact email: 
gilbert.caluya@unisa.edu.au

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Call for papers

Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, April 6-8, 2010

CHARLES CHESNUTT AND HUMAN RIGHTS and CHESNUTT OPEN CALL (SAMLA Nov. 6-8, 2009; due 6/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
sashton@clemson.edu and whardwig@utk.edu

«Intrangers»: les écrivains beurs des origines à nos jours (session du 41e Congrès de NeMLA - 7-11 avril 2010 - Montréal)

full name / name of organization: 
Ilaria Vitali
contact email: 
ilaria.vitali@unibo.it

L’immigration maghrébine en France a conduit, dès les années 80, à la naissance d’une nouvelle littérature, faite par les enfants des immigrés.

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright Cardiff University
contact email: 
wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] EXTENSION "Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"
18 September 2009
University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 15 July 2009.

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

For further information, accommodation possibilities and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

GEMCS [UPDATE] deadline 7/14 for conference 10/22/09-10/25/09

full name / name of organization: 
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
contact email: 
rsudan@SMU.EDU

Deadline extended to July 14.

Call for Papers
Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850

The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS)

"Tracing Footprints"

Exploring Childhood Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies
contact email: 
mmodica@vfcc.edu; ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu; anandini@camden.rutgers.edu

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

Jack London Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

full name / name of organization: 
Jack London Society
contact email: 
kbrandt@scad.edu

The Jack London Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10, 2009.

NeMLA 2010 Convention: April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Javier Venturi / University of Massachusetts
contact email: 
jventuri@spanport.umass.edu

Amnesia and Memory in Contemporary Spanish Cinema:

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Indigenous Literatures of Native North America (NeMLA, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State College
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Annual Convention
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University
contact email: 
Wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] "Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 7/17/09; Papers 9/4/09

full name / name of organization: 
Ama Wattley, PhD
contact email: 
awattley@pace.edu

My colleague Dr.

Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
contact email: 
passions_conference@googlegroups.com

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009

NeMLA "Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire"

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Bessy
contact email: 
marianne.bessy@furman.edu

Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

7 – 11 avril 2010

Montréal, Québec - Hilton Bonaventure

CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

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

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org) seeks submissions for a publication entitled “We Want Roses Too”.

GOING CARIBBEAN! EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 15th

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon
contact email: 
caribbean@fl.ul.pt
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