category: general announcements

Decades of the American Century (April 1-2)

full name / name of organization: 
U.S. Literatures and Cultures Consortium
contact email: 
usists1@umich.edu

In discussions of the 20th century, we often use decades as a means of organizing history, but decades come to signify more than simple ten-year blocks of time.

Figuring the Past: The Literary and Historical Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi
contact email: 
grs.du.in@ gmail.com, mazumdars@gmail.com

The difference between historian and poet is, according to Aristotle, that the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be.

[update] Deadline Extended--Myth & Fairy Tale Popular Culture CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association
contact email: 
eng_smm@shsu.edu

Deadline Extended--Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 31 December 2010

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

ECO-TRAVEL WRITING BEFORE THERE WAS ECOTRAVEL [correction]

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing, American Literature Association
contact email: 
Volkmer, Jon [jvolkmer@ursinus.edu] or Vogel, Andrew [vogel@kutztown.edu]

The Society for American Travel Writing invites proposals for papers on the topic of “Eco-Travel Writing” for the 2011 American Literature Association Conference, May 26-9, 2011 in Boston.

‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies at the University of East Anglia
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia
18th-19th June 2011

Representing Animals in Britain (Deadline for proposals 2/1/2011, Conference 10/20/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Rennes 2
contact email: 
emiliedardenne@yahoo.fr

Britain is traditionally seen as a nation of animal lovers and evidence for this has cropped up with mounting regularity over the past two centuries.

The Global South Asian Diaspora in the 21st Century: Antecedents and Prospects.

full name / name of organization: 
The University of the West Indies (St. Augustine)
contact email: 
Amar.Wahab@sta.uwi.edu, Jerome.Teelucksingh@sta.uwi.edu

2011 DIASPORA CONFERENCE: The Global South Asian Diaspora in the 21st Century: Antecedents and Prospects.

Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Stony Brook University English Department
contact email: 
SBcomplicity2011@gmail.com

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Edited Collection. Call For Submissions.

full name / name of organization: 
Libidinal Lives: Economies of Desire in the Long Nineteenth Century
contact email: 
Jane.Ford@port.ac.uk, Kim.Edwards@liverpool.ac.uk

In his controversial work Libidinal Economy (1974) Jean-Franҫois Lyotard famously remarked ‘every political economy is libidinal’.

Nefarious Nostalgia? Recent Immigrant Fiction by Jewish American Authors of Russian Descent (01/14/2011; ALA Boston 05/26-29/11)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
Philippe.Codde@ugent.be

Nefarious Nostalgia? Recent Immigrant Fiction by Jewish American Authors of Russian Descent

Whose Right to Know? The Worldwide Web and the Free Market of Ideas, Vol. 1, No. 4 Spring & Summer 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
contact email: 
dbroudy@ocjc.ac.jp

Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2011 issue.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE to JAN 15th! Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here

full name / name of organization: 
EGAD!/Federation Rhetoric Symposium
contact email: 
writingdemocracy@gmail.com

GOOD NEWS: Deadline has been extended to January 15, 2011.

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here

CFP - Women's Studies Quarterly special issue "Viral"

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
WSQViralIssue@gmail.com

Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Viral
Special Editors: Patricia Clough and Jasbir Puar

Special Issue: "Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet"

full name / name of organization: 
Jason Farman / Future Internet Journal
contact email: 
jfarman at umd.edu

In the first lines of Howard Rheingold’s seminal book on pervasive computing, Smart Mobs, he notes an observation he had in Japan that changed the way he thought about mobile technologies: “The fi

Research and Criticism (ISSN 2229 – 3639) Journal of the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Arts, Va

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Arts, Varanasi, 221005, (UP), India
contact email: 
researchandcriticism@gmail.com; anitasinghh@gmail.com

Research and Criticism
(ISSN 2229 – 3639)
Journal of the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Arts, Varanasi, 221005, (UP), India
Call for Papers

Reminder: Berkeley German Studies Conference deadline for submissions 1.3

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley, Department of German
contact email: 
neighbor@berkeley.edu

Call for Papers

THE NEIGHBOR

Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
University of California, Berkeley
March 11-13, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Reinhard

UPDATE-The Sixties-New Deadline December 31

full name / name of organization: 
Deborah Carmichael
contact email: 
carmic28@msu.edu

The Sixties: The Culture, The Movements, and The Summer of Love
PCA/ACA National Conference
San Antonio, TX
April 20-23, 2011
Final Extended Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010

[Inter]sections Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
[Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed American Studies journal at the University of Bucharest
contact email: 
intersections@americanstudies.ro

[Inter]sections is the trimestrial peer-reviewed American Studies journal at the University of Bucharest.

Both at Once: Dual Enrollment and Other Forms of Dual Identity in Louisiana

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Association of College Composition
contact email: 
lacc2011@louisiana.edu


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
March 17-19, 2011

[UPDATE] Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association, May 26-29 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
blake-bronson-bartlett@uiowa.edu

Call for Papers: Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association annual conference, May 26-29, 2011

Journal of Feminist Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
UMass Dartmouth
contact email: 
jfs@umassd.edu

Call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Feminist Scholarship.

Ethnic and African American Writers, Readers, and the Literary Marketplace (ALA panel; abstract due 1/14/11)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, panel organized by Reception Studies Society
contact email: 
kimberly.davis@bridgew.edu

The Reception Study Society (RSS) is organizing a panel at the ALA in Boston focused on the reception of literature by ethnic American or African American writers.

Disability and Native American/Indigenous Studies, Journal of Cultural and Literary Disability Studies, 3/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Penelope Kelsey, University of Colorado
contact email: 
penelope.kelsey@colorado.edu

In Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia 1900-1950, a Nisga’a elder implores the historian Mary Ellen Kelm: “When we talk about the poor health of our people, rememb

[UPDATE] Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry (Extended Deadline: 12/31)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
malleman@lsue.edu

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2011 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23
NEW DEADLINE: 31 December 2009

[UPDATE] Why Allegory Now?

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
whyallegorynow@gmail.com

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the University of Manchester

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Friday April 1st 2011

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Prof. Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester
Dr. Roger Pooley, English, Keele University

Memory and Representation Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Art History Association at the University of Oregon
contact email: 
cole4@uoregon.edu; koehler@uoregon.edu

The Art History Association of the University of Oregon is hosting its 7th annual student symposium, Memory & Representation, on Thursday and Friday April 21st and 22nd, 2011, at the Jordan Schnitzer

Traversing Boundaries in the New Brunswick Literatures (La version française suit)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québecoises
contact email: 
sara_jamieson@carleton.ca, lhotte@uottawa.ca, tremblay@stu.ca

Traversing Boundaries in the New Brunswick Literatures
(La version française suit)

La modernité dans les littératures canadiennes anglophone et francophone (English version follows)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québecoises
contact email: 
sara_jamieson@carleton.ca, lhotte@uottawa.ca, sophimar@alcor.concordia.ca, vlent@dal.ca

La modernité dans les littératures canadiennes anglophone et francophone
(English version follows)

Canadian Literature and Collective Memory (La version française suit)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québecoises
contact email: 
sara_jamieson@carleton.ca, lhotte@uottawa.ca, csugars@uottawa.ca

Association of Canadian and Québécois Literatures
Association des littératures canadienne et québécoises

100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference, Vienna, July 24-26 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Dr. Werner Huber, Paul Fagan M.A., Dr. Ruben Borg / Department of English Studies, Vienna, Austria
contact email: 
wern.huber@univie.ac.at, paul.eamonn.fagan@gmail.com, rubenborg@mscc.huji.ac.il

Full CFP available at http://www.univie.ac.at/flannobrien2011/CFP.html

100 Myles:
The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference

University of Vienna, Austria, 24-26 July 2011

[UPDATE]Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200: Home, Nation, & Place in the 21st Century (Proposals due 1/15/11; Conference 6/22-25/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
contact email: 
inquiries: tchakkal@bowdoin.edu; proposals:marywearn@gmail.com

NEW PROPOSAL DEADLINE: January 15, 2011

A conference at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Call for Papers

Documentary and Space, Media Fields Journal Issue 3, February 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Bowles and Rahul Mukherjee, issue co-editors, Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Call for Submissions:

MEDIA FIELDS JOURNAL ISSUE 3
DOCUMENTARY AND SPACE

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011.

Colloquium on the 'Legacy of the Will'

full name / name of organization: 
Organised by The Early Modern Seminar in Scotland (EMSIS) in conjunction with the School of Humanities at Strathclyde University.
contact email: 
a.thorne@strath.ac.uk

Will's semantic slipperiness fascinated the Renaissance: in all manner of English and Scots texts of the period we find 'Will too boote, and Will in over-plus'. The structural conceit of the opening line of John Donne's poem, 'The Will' exemplifies a key thematic construct to be found in much early modern literature and a prevalent intellectual thread in the culture from which this

International Conference The Future of Education

full name / name of organization: 
Pixel
contact email: 
edu_future@pixel-online.net

International Conference The Future of Education
International Event on Future Education Trends

CFP: "Romance." Deadline extended to May 10, 2011 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
contact email: 
Mosaic_submissions@umanitoba.ca

The OED has to give some three pages to defining the word ROMANCE that, with all of its rich history, is at the centre of this Mosaic call for papers.

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