category: general announcements

Reconsidering John Dos Passos

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)
contact email: 
VMBryan@olemiss.edu

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this

Open Words Special Issue on Contingent Labor and Educational Access - June 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Open Words
contact email: 
skahn@wcupa.edu

This special issue of Open Words invites contributors to consider relationships among three issues--contingent labor, educational access, and non-mainstream student populations

Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature [March 30, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Brett Josef Grubisic, Tara Lee, Gisèle M. Baxter
contact email: 
dystopian.anthology@ubc.ca

Call for Submissions
Please feel free to forward this to any organizations, individuals, or mailing lists that might be interested.

Travel and Truth

full name / name of organization: 
Travel Cultures Seminar, University of Oxford
contact email: 
mail@travelcultures.com

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline Fast Approaching: Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here

full name / name of organization: 
Federation Rhetoric Symposium, EGAD, Texas A&M - Commerce
contact email: 
writingdemocracy@gmail.com

Writing Dem65ocracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here March 9-11, 2011, TAMU-Commerce
full name / name of organization:

NJCEA Spring Conference at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, on Saturday, March 26th

full name / name of organization: 
David McClure/ New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
McCLURE@ucc.edu

Paper deadline extended to January 16th.

Special Topics Session: "Productive" Silences (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA
contact email: 
raderp@georgian.edu

"Productive" Silences

Cfp: Commitment Conference April 29, 2011 at UC Irvine Deadline extended

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine
contact email: 
commitmentconference@gmail.com

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
COMMITMENT

Law and Order : 37th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth-Century French Studies
contact email: 
ncfs2011@gmail.com

The 37th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium hopes to foster a discussion of laws and order as represented in French literature and culture of the long century: how they were establish

The poetics and politics of magic realism today and in the past

full name / name of organization: 
School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University
contact email: 
kmart@ifa.amu.edu.pl

On the contemporary literary map, the reign of magic realism is indisputable.

[Update] [Deadline Extended] Video Games as Films/ TV and Vice Versa (essay abstracts due 31 January 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Michael Sommers and Gretchen Papazian/CMU
contact email: 
sommerspapazian@gmail.com

CFP: Video Games as Films and TV and Vice Versa: Media Translation, Narrative Adaptation, and Multiple Instantiations

Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher:

With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing - PAMLA 11/5&11/6 - Deadline to submit 3/20

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
llefebvre@fullcoll.edu

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011

With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

“Where Do You Want Me to Start?” Producing History through Mad Men (March 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Invisible Culture
contact email: 
Amanda Graham (agraham9[at]mail[dot]rochester[dot]edu) and Erin Leary (eleary2[at]mail[dot]rochester[dot]edu)

The television network AMC’s historical drama Mad Men, set in 1960-64, premiered in 2007.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

ESSAY PRIZE 2011 Katherine Mansfield Society

full name / name of organization: 
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
contact email: 
kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its second annual prize essay competition, open to all,
and which for 2011 will be on the subject of:

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
AND THE ARTS

Narratives of Travel and Navigation: English by Water, Air, Land, and Imagination, March 24-26, 2011 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA)
contact email: 
pcea2011erie@gmail.com

Date: March 24-26, 2011
Conference Site: Sheraton Bayfront, Erie, PA

Extended Deadline: January 30, 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE}

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Tolkien at the University of Vermont

full name / name of organization: 
Tolkien at UVM
contact email: 
cvaccaro@uvm.edu

Call for Papers

Creatures of the Night October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
M.A. Nadine Farghaly, Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria
contact email: 
creatures_of_the_night@gmx.net

CEU Summer University announcement - June 6 - July 29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CEntral European University - Summer University
contact email: 
summeru@ceu.hu

Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities.

Spring 2011 McCleary Symposium INTERSECTIONS: Literature, History & Art/Science & Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Texas Southern University
contact email: 
Saldivar_rx@tsu.edu

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Thirteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 24-25, 2011, Houston, Texas.

Watermark Journal Call for Papers (Submission Deadline 1/28/11)

full name / name of organization: 
CSULB Graduate English Department
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be publishe

CFP: Expositions (Villanova University)

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Hoskins/Villanova University
contact email: 
gregory.hoskins@villanova.edu

Call for Papers: Expositions - Expositions is an on-line journal where scholars from various disciplines gather as colleagues to converse about common texts and questions in the humanities.

[UPDATE--DEADLINE EXTENDED] RAW MATERIAL. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 19-20, 2011

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

Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association Call for Papers

R A W M A T E R I A L

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School

Kinds and Styles of Criticism - update

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lodz, Prpblems of Literary Genres
contact email: 
jarrek@uni.lodz.pl

International Interdisciplinary Conference

Kinds and Styles of Criticism

UPDATE: The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers--Proposal deadline 31 December 2010

full name / name of organization: 
ShaunAnne Tangney--Associate Professor of English--Minot State University
contact email: 
sa.tangney@minotstateu.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature 4/8 - 4/9 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
contact email: 
jkerr@smumn.edu

On April 8-9 of 2011, the Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will hold its nineteenth annual conference, hosted by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, nestled in the b

[UPDATE] interdisciplinary conference deadline extended to Jan 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Federation Rhetoric Symposium and Texas A&M University-Commerce
contact email: 
writingdemocracy@gmail.com

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here March 9-11, 2011, TAMU-Commerce
full name / name of organization:

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1-15-11 AND NEW CONTACT E-MAIL] Francophonies: The Living and the Dead

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
lsufrenchconference@gmail.com (new contact e-mail)

Francophonies: The Living and the Dead

March 18-19th 2011

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

[UPDATE] Francophonies: The Living and The Dead, March 18th-19th 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
lsufrenchconference@gmail.com

Francophonies: The Living and The Dead

March 18-19th 2011

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

RMMRA Conference 2011: Faith and Doubt in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, April 7-9, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
contact email: 
kim_johnson@byu.edu

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association

Faith and Doubt in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
April 7-9, 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah

[LAST CALL, UPDATE} Oklahoma State University English Conference, "Transforming Words," March 4-5, 2011

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

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and s

[Update] Deadline Extended to 07/01/2011 for Interdisciplinary Relationship between Science and Art

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies n Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Vol 3, No 1, January 2011

THE THEME

Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8, 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Modernism and 21st Century Literature Panel at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking papers exploring the influence of such writers as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf on the contemporary literary landscape for a panel on Modernism and 21st Century Literature.

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