category: general announcements

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Columbus, OH, Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2012

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Benue State University
contact email: 
bsunollywomen@gmail.com

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

May 8th – 11th 2012 at the Benue State University Theatre Arts Complex, Makurdi, Nigeria

LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, GLITS Interdiscipinary Research Conference, 22 June 2012 [30 April 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
ludus2012@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Grethe Mitchell (University of Lincoln)

Disability and African American Literature (MLA 2013) Due March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Green
contact email: 
keigreen@camden.rutgers.edu

Session explores the language, representation, and meaning of disability in African American literature. All periods, genres, and critical approaches are welcome.

Atlantic-Canadian Literature in a Shifting World conference, Acadia University, July 4-7, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Herb Wyile, Acadia University
contact email: 
herb.wyile@acadiau.ca

The early twenty-first century is a complicated time for regional literatures, particularly the literature of a relatively small region like Atlantic Canada.

CFP: 32nd Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 5-7 Oct., 2012. Deadline for submissions: 1 May, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard University, Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
hcc@fas.harvard.edu

The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; cultural, historical or social sc

[UPDATE]RMMLA: Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction" in Boulder, CO (October 11-13, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader (convener)/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
pamela_rader@hotmail.com

Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction"

MLA Boston 2013: Nabokov and American Literature (Vladimir Nabokov Society CFP)

full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
linkc@newpaltz.edu

Papers on Nabokov as an American writer; his interest in specific American literary figures (Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, etc.), in American landscapes and settings, or in American culture, broadly conce

Expressions of Interest: Fully-funded Special Issue of the Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is calling for expressions of interest in a fully-funded Special Issue for 2013.

JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

Reminder: CFP: “Apocalyptic Imagination” Nov. 16 2012, Detroit MI

full name / name of organization: 
Sarika Chandra / Wayne State University
contact email: 
schandra@wayne.edu

The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, “Apocalyptic Imagination” for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.

UPDATE Registration and bursaries information: The London Irish in the Long Eighteenth-Century (1680-1830)

full name / name of organization: 
David O'Shaughnessy / University of Warwick
contact email: 
londonirish@warwick.ac.uk

Registration for the conference on 'The London Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century 1680-1830' is now open (closes 31 March).

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/events/londonirish

MLA 2013: Language Change and Changing Work: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Divisions on Language Change and Language Theory
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As the academy changes, why does linguistics remain important for MLA disciplines? Papers in any disciplinary context (linguistics, rhetoric, literature and cultural studies) welcome.

MLA 2013: At What Cost Change? Language Preservation, Identity, and Public Policy

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Division on Language Change
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As language changes, what else happens? How should we respond? All languages and methodological approaches welcome (theory, field work, policy, etc.). 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2012; Chris P.

"Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law", Manchester, 5-7 September 2012 (abstract deadline: May 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Mancept
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law

In the frame of the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, 5-7 September 2012.

Exchange Conference (28/29 June 12), Call for Papers (deadline 4 May 12)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Green, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
contact email: 
ExchangeConference@cf.ac.uk

June 28/29// 2012
POSTGRADUATE
INTERDISCIPLINARY
CONFERENCE

Call for papers

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary & Sacred Space (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012Deadline 3/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers that address the topic of sanctuary and sacred space. How do literary texts represent sanctuary and sacred space?

Age, Obsolescence, and New Media (MLA 2013, Boston, 3-6 January; 15 March deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Sponsored by MLA Age Studies Discussion Group
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu

Age, Obsolescence, and New Media

Those That Came Before: Black Literary Indebtedness

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In “The Site of Memory,” Toni Morrison claims that as an African American writer her literary heritage is the autobiography, the slave narrative.

Being More than Ambivalent Towards Race: Class in Contemporary African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In keeping with the theme of “Debt” for the 2012 Midwestern MLA conference, this panel is interested in the class implications that contemporary African American literature offers its readership.

[UPDATE] Call for Creative Nonfiction Submissions for a Book about John Lennon's Death - Deadline March 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
LennonBook80
contact email: 
lennonbook80@yahoo.com

For those interested in possible publication in a book about John Lennon’s death, please email your personal experiences to lennonbook80@yahoo.com.

Call for Articles: Composition Sections

full name / name of organization: 
Writing Commons
contact email: 
jennifer@writingcommons.org

Writing Commons, a community for writers, is currently seeking article submissions. Articles will be peer reviewed for publication on the website.

UPDATE -JOURNAL ISSUE - "Acting Out - Trauma and the Ethics of Remembrance" (full submission March 15th 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance (Intellect Publishers)
contact email: 
alf@aber.ac.uk

[UPDATE]JOURNAL ISSUE - Acting Out - Trauma and the Ethics of Remembrance (full submission March 15th 2012)
full name / name of organization:

SAMLA 2012 Charles W. Chesnutt Panel Discussion - "Centuries of Chesnutt" (due June 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth G. Allen / Charles W. Chesnutt Associatioin
contact email: 
egallen@memphis.edu

This discussion will focus on the perspective of Chesnutt's work as it moved through the post-Reconstruction era into the Harlem Renaissance or from the late Nineteenth into the early Twentieth Centur

Freaks and Geeks: M/MLA 2012 Convention. Proposals due 5/25/12

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu

Seeking Blog Writers

full name / name of organization: 
MP: An Online Feminist Journal
contact email: 
iam@hmcintosh.org

MP: An Online Feminist Journal seeks contributions for our blog.

MLA 2013: At What Price Paradise? The Utility of Eden in a New American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Zach Hutchins
contact email: 
hutchinz@byu.edu

As the MLA returns to Boston, that “Citty upon a Hill” which John Winthrop hoped would become “like a watered Garden” in the wilderness as his people imitated the primitive charity of Adam and

Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies 3/15/12; 25-28/10/12

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for American Studies - CAAS
contact email: 
aredding@yorku.ca

What makes a house a home? What makes a home a good investment? What makes a real estate “bubble” burst? Who “owns” the streets? The water? The land?

The British Empire in Literature and Film RMMLA Oct. 2012 (due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Drake / Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
cynthia.drake@colorado.edu

Special Topics panel for the Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boulder, Colorado. Ocotober 4-6, 2012.

Call for Submissions: Monsters and the Monstrous,Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
monstersjournal@inter-disciplinary.net

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of

Last Call Tau Creative Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Lourdes University
contact email: 
hbaumgartner@lourdes.edu

Calling All CREATIVE WRITERS For
The TAU 2012
The Tau is the Lourdes University journal of art, poetry, and other creative work.

Submissions accepted NOW
through Friday, March 16

1st Global Conference: Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
tm1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

* The Novel
* The Film

Archaeology and Cultural Mixing: Creolization, Hybridity and Mestizaje (Archaeological Review from Cambridge)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cambridge
contact email: 
wpv20@cam.ac.uk

Call for Papers for the Archaeological Review from Cambridge
Archaeology and Cultural Mixing: Creolization, Hybridity, and Mestizaje
Volume 28.1, April 2013

Call for critical/research articles and Interviews

full name / name of organization: 
Indo Mithila Literaria
contact email: 
jha.vivekanand7@gmail.com

Call for critical/research articles and Interviews
(Dead line 31 May 12/Acknowledge if you are interested on booker_sahitya@rediffmail.com)

CFP - Advances in Multimedia - An International Journal (AMIJ)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
cfp@cscjournals.org

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in Advances in Multimedia - An International Journal (AMIJ) Vol

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