category: ethnicity and national identity

Toni Morrison: New Directions - a special issue of MELUS (Jan 20)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Nicol (University College Dublin) and Jennifer Terry (University of Durham)
contact email: 
kate_edin@hotmail.com

Call for Papers
Special Issue of MELUS
Guest Editors: Kathryn Nicol and Jennifer Terry

Toni Morrison: New Directions

SW/TX PCA ACA American Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Stein/SW/TX PCA ACA
contact email: 
stein@ohio.edu

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

full name / name of organization: 
Philosophical Society of Nepal
contact email: 
philosophical_journal@yahoo.com

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives,

[UPDATE] CFP Sargasso journal deadline extension to 30 September 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Sargasso journal, University of Puerto Rico
contact email: 
sargasso@uprrp.edu

“Anti/Slavery, Colonialism, and Aesthetics.” Essays on Caribbean early-colonial period (15th -19th centuries) or postcolonial revistations of it, in literature, linguistics, or cultural studies.

Eighth Native American Symposium Deadline Extended to August 10, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Native American Symposium Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Call For Papers: Deadline Extended to August 10, 2009

Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival:
Images, Imaginations, and Beyond

CFP: Race and science fiction SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest texas PCA/ACA
contact email: 
ximena_gallardo_c@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Race and science fiction, SW/TX PCA/ACA

CFP: British sci-fi television SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA
contact email: 
ximena_gallardo_c@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: British sci-fi television, SW/TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Battlestar Galactica SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA
contact email: 
ximena_gallardo_c@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Battlestar Galactica, SW/TX PCA/ACA

"Queering the Classics: Desiring the Past in Medieval Latin Literature" Kalamazoo 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Blakelock/Centre for Medieval Studies (Toronto) Latin Working Group
contact email: 
emily.blakelock@utoronto.ca

Kalamazoo 2010 CFP
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-16, 2010.

Queering the Classics: Desiring the Past in Medieval Latin Literature

[UPDATE]Toni Morrison's Trilogy

full name / name of organization: 
Sheldon Brivic
contact email: 
sbrivic@temple.edu

Toni Morrison has indicated in interviews that the three novels she wrote between 1982 and 1997--Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise--formed a trilogy, and that this 15-year labor focused on the theme of exce

UPDATE: Extended call for papers on postcolonial and transnational studies for Manusya Special Issue 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Manusya, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
contact email: 
manusyajournal@gmail.com

Submission is invited for papers that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.

[UPDATE} Cultures of Recession

full name / name of organization: 
Duke University Program in Literature
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

2010 Mid-America Theatre Conference March 4-7, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-America Theatre Conference
contact email: 
scottmagelssen@hotmail.com

Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio
March 4-7, 2010

Going Public

CFP: antiTHESIS journal Volume 20: "FEAR"

full name / name of organization: 
School of Culture & Communications, University of Melbourne
contact email: 
editor.antithesis@gmail.com

Submissions are now open for antiTHESIS Volume 20: FEAR. Fear is one of the most potent forces affecting humankind.

CFP for “The Middle English Gawain Romances" for Kalamazoo 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Bovaird-Abbo / Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)
contact email: 
kristin.abbo@unco.edu

CFP for “The Middle English Gawain Romances (Excluding Sir Gawain and the Green Knight)” for Kalamazoo 2010

Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form: Buddhism and American Poetry (9/15/09; NEMLA 4/7-11/2010, Montreal, Quebec)

full name / name of organization: 
Clare Emily Clifford / NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ccliffor@bsc.edu

Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form: Buddhism and American Poetry
41st Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec

Politically Incorrect Humor Panel for Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

full name / name of organization: 
Kellie Dawson/DePauw University
contact email: 
kelliedawson@depauw.edu

Proposals of no more than 250 words invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Politically Incorrect Humor to be presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900: Univer

edited collection - Critical Approaches to Teaching Graphic Narratives in the Literature Classroom (9/15/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Lan Dong
contact email: 
baerchendong@yahoo.com

Deadlines: proposal by September 15, 2009; essay by December 15, 2009

[UPDATE] Dostoevsky in the 21st Century - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
contact email: 
alsc@bu.edu

Convener: Susan McReynolds (Northwestern University)

Modernism, Poetry, and Faith (Montreal, April 7-11, 2010; Proposals by September 30, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kelly.macphail@umontreal.ca

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Call for Papers: Modernism, Poetry, and Faith
41st Anniversary Convention
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-11, 2010

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English: October 16-17 University of Illinois @ Springfield

full name / name of organization: 
University of Illinois @ Springfield
contact email: 
scord1@uis.edu; wcarp2@uis.edu

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:

Hollywood History / Jewish History: The Past and Future of a Popular Jewish Identity (SCMS Panel) - Due August 12. Los Angeles

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Balcerzak / Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
sbalcerzak@niu.edu

A Jewish presence in Hollywood history is undeniably defined through a substantial yet complex influence upon American popular culture.

“(En)Gendering the Black Atlantic: Diasporic Bodies and Identities in Contemporary Women’s Performance Art". Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Liamar Durán Almarza. University of Oviedo
contact email: 
black.atlantic.collection@gmail.com

We invite proposals for a book-length project related to issues in women’s performance art and texts in the African Diaspora, broadly conceived.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham
contact email: 
modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk

NEW: Conference website: www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Fiorindi and Rita Gagliano
contact email: 
lisa_fiorindi@yahoo.ca

Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Submissions – extended deadline

In his recent article “The Last Professor” (NY Times, Jan 09), Stanley Fish

Call for Editorial Board Members

full name / name of organization: 
www.redfeatherjournal.org
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Red Feather Journal is a new online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate representations of ch

Many Manifestations: Iranians and Iranian Culture in the Global Diaspora, October 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Persis Karim and Babak Elahi
contact email: 
pkarim@email.sjsu.edu, babak.elahi@rit.edu

This collection of scholarly essays explores the Iranian diaspora that resulted from the mass migration from Iran after the 1979 Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Islamic Republic, as

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop
contact email: 
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Rhetoric, Rights, and Transatlantic Modernist Fiction, April 7-11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
charlotte.nunes@gmail.com

What are the rhetorical parameters of human rights? How are rights defined, and who is entitled to them?

Gerald Vizenor and Transnationalism (Collection) - deadline for abstracts 31st August 2009

full name / name of organization: 
James Mackay
contact email: 
transnationalvizenor@gmail.com

Contributions are sought for a collection of essays analysing international relations, cosmopolitanism and the transnational in Vizenor’s fiction.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom SWTX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
SW TX PCA/ACA
contact email: 
ErikMWalker@aol.com

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010

Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
lewestman@utep.edu

The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13,

[UPDATE]

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

We are 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 are

Philip Roth Society panel for Louisville Conference and Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20.

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
d.brauner@reading.ac.uk

The Philip Roth Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20.

The 19th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference Health, Peace, Security, and Development in Africa/Diaspora April 29 – May 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Sacramento The Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution & The Pan African Studies Program
contact email: 
uwazieee@csus.edu

This conference examines emergent issues of health and its interconnections with peace, security and development in Africa and her Diaspora, with major emphasis upon critical analysis and the

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