category: ethnicity and national identity

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics” Graduate Conference and Event

full name / name of organization: 
James B. Carter/ University of Texas at El Paso
contact email: 
jbcarter2@utep.edu

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics”

"Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 5/15/09; Papers 7/15/09

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

My colleague Dr.

(Book) Bridging Imaginations: Literature of the South Asian-Australian Diaspora (Last date 5 August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Amit Sarwal
contact email: 
sarwal.amit@gmail.com

Bridging Imaginations:
Literature of the South Asian-Australian Diaspora

Edited by Amit Sarwal

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 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. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

The 2009 Creative Writing Issue of the South Asian Review:Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction/Writing from the Margins,July 30

full name / name of organization: 
Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
contact email: 
kaurr@wpunj.edu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 2009 Creative Writing Issue of the South Asian Review
Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction—Writing from the Margins

MSA 11: Aesthetic Depictions of Violence in Modernist Literature, 1890-1940

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jennifer Gilchrist
contact email: 
jengilchrist@gmail.com

Abstracts sought for a proposed panel at the 11th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference in Montreal, Canada, November 5-9, 2009.

[UPDATE] Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
adam.hansen@unn.ac.uk

Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference,
Northumbria University, 15-16 January 2010

CFP- MSA XI- Panel: Modernist In/Hospitality (5/3/09; 11/5/09-11/8/09; Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, University of California, San Diego
contact email: 
etamalet@ucsd.edu

Abstracts are sought for a proposed panel for the 11th Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Montreal, Canada, November 5-8, 2009.

CFP: Migration, Diaspora and Identity: M/MLA Religion and Literature, Deadline Apr. 30

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association Religion and Literature section
contact email: 
rdykema@ses.gtu.edu

Religion and Literature: "Migration, Diaspora, and Identity." In the self-identity of many religious groups, the historical experience of diaspora is an important theme.

[UPDATE] CFP: Modern Magazines panel; Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 5-8, 2009, Montréal, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Reed / Pennsylvania State University
contact email: 
creed@psu.edu

MODERN MAGAZINES:

Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference [Nov. 20& 21, 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
Program in Literature, Duke University
contact email: 
culturesofrecession@gmail.com


Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FILM THEORY AND ANALYSIS (IN MEXICO)

full name / name of organization: 
Sepancine/Mexican Society of Film Theory and Analysis
contact email: 
mara.fortes@gmail.com

An international conference on film theory and analysis held in Morelia, Mexico from October 1-3 in tandem with the Morelia International Film Festival.

Keynote: Robert Stam, New York University

This is Nowhere: Local, Regional and Provincial Spaces in World Literature - 24 October 2009 (Deadline: June 1st 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley, Graduate Program in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
smalltown09@gmail.com

For all their complexity, recent discussions of cosmopolitanism, comparativism, and world literature have tended to privilege the global over the local, the macro over the micro, and the city over the

European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 15 Matter and Material Culture 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Università degli studi della Calabria; Università degli studi di Salerno; Routledge
contact email: 
mcalbi@unisa.it; m.parlati@unical.it

European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 15
Matter and Material Culture
Deadline for proposals: 13 November 2009

Guest Editors: Maurizio Calbi & Marilena Parlati.

CFP - Jewish Comics (deadline October 2, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Parker Royal / Shofar
contact email: 
Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

JEWISH COMICS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL SHOFAR

[UPDATE] The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology - contributors sought

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters
contact email: 
Anna_Lee@frontiernet.net -- cathernr@stedwards.edu -- cristine.soliz@colostate-pueblo.edu

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled “Stories the Land Holds.” The editors

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture
contact email: 
info@thirdspace.ca

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture Panel - Proposals May 1 2009 - Conference October 30-November 1 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

Diaspora and Memory in Contemporary Spain - M/MLA Conference Nov. 12-15, 2009 (Deadline 4/20/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathy Korcheck, Dept. of Modern Languages, Central College
contact email: 
korcheckk@central.edu

This panel examines, with regard to descendants of Spanish exile (1936-1955), Andreas Huyssen’s question of whether “it is possible or even desirable for a diasporic community to migrate into the history of the host nation.”

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 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. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Re(Viewing) the Landscape of Visual Rhetoric: Topics in Visual Rhetoric; SAMLA Conf. Nov 6-8, 2009; Abstracts Due May 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Hocks, English Dept, Georgia State University
contact email: 
mhocks@gsu.edu

RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC

DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS: DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE), Department of English, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
contact email: 
9bc.eacs@phil.muni.cz

CALL FOR PAPERS
DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS:
DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE
9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies
Organized and hosted by:

PERMANENCE AND CHANGE - PROPOSALS 15th MAY / CONFERENCE 13th and 14th AUGUST 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Permanence and Change: The Roles of Culture and Language / 3rd Annual International ACSA (Asian Cultural Studies Association) Conference
contact email: 
kancuta@gmail.com

3rd Annual International ACSA Conference

PERMANENCE AND CHANGE: THE ROLES OF CULTURE AND LANGUAGE

Bangkok, Thailand, 13-14 August 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Saunders/ Department of English, University of Oregon
contact email: 
ben@uoregon.edu

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

Location: The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: October 23-24, 2009

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Herrera/ University of Akron
contact email: 
njb9@uakron.edu

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk

“The Future ain't what it used to be” is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee.

Violent Migrations: M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009 (deadline 4/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Trisha Brady, Dept. of English, SUNY at Buffalo
contact email: 
tmbrady@buffalo.edu

M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009
Title: Violent Migrations
Chair/Organizer: Trisha Brady
Affiliation: S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Dept. of English
Email: tmbrady@buffalo.edu

Description:

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; Call for papers is now closed)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat
contact email: 
animeno13@gmail.com

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children’s literature.

The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories & Ideology [publication]

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters
contact email: 
cathernr@stedwards.edu -- cristine.soliz@colostate-pueblo.edu -- anna_lee@frontiernet.net

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled “Stories the Land Holds.” The editors

Indian Popular Culture October 30-November 1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
sarahnerickson@gmail.com

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

ACE 2009 - The Asian Conference on Education, October 24-25 2009, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
ACE 2009/IAFOR
contact email: 
tduke@iafor.org

ACE 2009

The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

European Shakespeares and Asia - 31 May 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Huang / Penn State University
contact email: 
acyhuang@psu.edu

Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference

King’s College London & Shakespeare’s Globe
11 – 13 September 2009

Seminar: Asian Shakespeares in Europe

“Dark Migrations: Territorializing the Savage Body” MMLA November 12-15 2009, abstract due April 20.

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Aziz, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
jeffaziz@pitt.edu

This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the “savage” West.

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