category: general announcements

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference April 15-16, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
CriticalVoicesConference@gmail.com

The deadline for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference has been extended to March 26th 2010!

Indian Popular Culture (4/30/10; October 1-3, 2010)

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

The Indian Popular Culture panel is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association Conference in October.

Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Psychoanalysis Graduate Student Symposium, Department of English, University of Toronto
contact email: 
2010splrg@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.
"The University in Crisis: Teaching, Transference and Tenure in David Mamet's Oleanna."

Call for Papers

Final CFP: Edited Volume on Chinese American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Editors
contact email: 
chineseamerican09@gmail.com

Edited Volume on Chinese American Literature

Special Forum on Asian American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
contact email: 
JTAS2010@gmail.com

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

Special Forum on Asian American Studies

Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Representation

34th International American Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
asat2007@gmail.com

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

CFP: New German Reiview (v. 25)

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Germanic Studies Journal
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic community worldwide.

UPDATE: PAMLA 2010 Conference: Women's Writing Today: Distinct or Equivalent?

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U, Honolulu HI). Presiding Officer: Terri Baker
contact email: 
terribaker7@gmail.com

In her essay, “I am not a woman writer”, Toril Moi argues that the subject of the woman writer has disappeared from feminist theory.

Call For Papers, Book and Exhibition Reviews, Issue No. 3, Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
contact email: 
sh.ift@queensu.ca

Call for Papers - Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Southern Appalachian Culture Series (deadline: Aug 1, 2010; conference: October 1 & 2, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Appalachian Culture Series / Ron Rash Festival
contact email: 
mtheado@gardner-webb.edu

Southern Appalachian Culture Series
Call for Papers

UPDATE-Globalization, Transnationalism and Narration- Deadline Extended: May 3, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dogus University, Department of English Language and Literature
contact email: 
hguler@dogus.edu.tr

The English Language and Literature Department of Dogus University is pleased to announce an international conference, Globalization, Transnationalism and Narration, to be held on 24-26 November, 2010

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

SOUTHERN WRITERS/SOUTHERN WRITING GRADUATE CONFERENCE (Deadline extended to April 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

New Journal - Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
dsimms@siue.edu

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers.

writing about literature, justice, law, social change

full name / name of organization: 
Beth Ayer / Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

Masculine Identifications 9-11 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huddersfield, UK
contact email: 
conference.presentations05@hud.ac.uk

Plenary speakers:
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, Future

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia College Chicago
contact email: 
awilliams@colum.edu, jgreen@colum.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs
An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Deadline Extension to 3/19/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Dates: April 23-24, 2010

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

[UPDATE] Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
m.maftei.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys is a two-day conference being held at Glasgow University (June 11-12) which will provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of creative non-fict

[UPDATE] Second Annual International Humanities and Sustainability Conference - 10/7/10-10/9/10

full name / name of organization: 
Florida Gulf Coast University
contact email: 
HandSCon@fgcu.edu

The 2nd International Humanities and Sustainability Conference. Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, October 7-9, 2010.

SAMLA Fiction Writers

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Ray/UNC-Greensboro/SAMLA
contact email: 
bcray2@uncg.edu

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference, April 9-10

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2010@gmail.com

The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11.

PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation?

UNDERSTANDING MACHINIMA: essays on filmmaking in virtual worlds

full name / name of organization: 
HUMlab, Umea University
contact email: 
understandingmachinima@gmail.com

UNDERSTANDING MACHINIMA:
essays on filmmaking in virtual worlds

Call for Papers

Sirens - 10/7 - 10/10; deadline May 7

full name / name of organization: 
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
contact email: 
programming at sirensconference.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

PUPIL Journal Seeks Submissions for Spring 2010 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
PUPIL Journal
contact email: 
teachingwritingcsuf@gmail.com

PUPIL, CSUF’s Teaching Writing Club’s annual pedagogy journal, seeks
submissions for its 2010 issue. We are of the mind that the best

[UPDATE] Katherine Mansfield, the 'Underground' and the 'Blooms Berries'

full name / name of organization: 
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
contact email: 
melinda.j.harvey@rmit.edu.au

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS
EXTENDED DEADLINE

KATHERINE MANSFIELD, THE ‘UNDERWORLD’ AND THE ‘BLOOMS BERRIES’

CFP: Song & Social Change in Latin America. Edited Collection. Deadline May 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Shaw/ Elmira College
contact email: 
lshaw@elmira.edu

Song and Social Change in Latin America

[UPDATE] CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman
contact email: 
lily_anselm@yahoo.com

Deadline for abstracts: 31 JULY 2010

Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or

Extended Deadline: Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

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

Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com
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