category: general announcements

Rhetorics of New Media

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
gurleya@sbcglobal.net

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

Margaret Atwood Panel

full name / name of organization: 
The 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900
contact email: 
hoeness@usi.edu and atleswoolf@aol.com

The 38th annual Louisville Conference on
Literature and Culture since 1900
(University of Louisville, February 18-20)

UPDATE: Cultures of Recession (Nov. 20 & 21, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
contact email: 
culturesofrecession@gmail.com

UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

[UPDATE] Holocaust Representations Since 1975 (conference, 18th September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
The Department of English, The University of Chester
contact email: 
f.haig@chester.ac.uk

Registration is now open for this exciting one-day interdisciplinary conference, addressing recent developments in Holocaust representation across a range of disciplines.

Nature and the Long Nineteenth Century, Postgraduate Conference, 6 February 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
natureconference@ed.ac.uk

Call for papers: Nature and the long nineteenth century

2nd call for entries to the RES Essay Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford University Press
contact email: 
rebecca.wray@oxfordjournals.org

The deadline for submitting entries to the RES Essay Prize is fast approaching!

Peer English 5 - Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 
bptutor@yahoo.co.uk

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester.

Shakespeare Connects - Teachers, Scholars, and Performers of Shakespeare - October 2-3, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Grand Valley State University
contact email: 
anderach@gvsu.edu

Grand Valley State University is pleased to host Shakespeare Connects, October 2-3, 2009.

[UPDATE] CFP Call for Editors for Red Feather Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

UPDATE: Call for Editors: Red Feather Journal: an International Journal of Children’s Media Culture (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Shakespeare in Comics

full name / name of organization: 
Jason Tondro
contact email: 
jason.tondro@gmail.com

CFP – Shakespeare and Comics

[UPDATE]Talking Tongues, Speaking Gestures: International Conference on Orality & Performance (01/12-13-14/10; Deadline10/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Jadavpur University
contact email: 
debashreedattaray@gmail.com, epsita.halder@gmail.com

The oral, as a system of communication, while connecting the speaker and the listener in a network of communitic experiences, produces epistemological parameters status for the individual and the community.The three day-international conference will dwell on the questions of epistemology, identity and agency as emanating from the oral within the social—including indigenous and the cosmopolitan life worlds—without inviting/invoking an essential distinction between the two.

[Update] Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center
contact email: 
footnotesconference@gmail.com

REMINDER DEADLINE 8/15

“These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go...” –Infinite Jest

Folklore Section

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
pbridges@twu.edu

Papers on any aspect of FOLKLORE with a reading time of 15 minutes are invited for the SWPCA/ACA meeting, February 10-13 in Albuquerque, NM.

CFP-James Bond and Popular Culture-2010

full name / name of organization: 
Southwestern/Texas Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
rob.weiner@ttu.edu

CFP: James Bond and Popular Culture SWPCA 2010
James Bond and Popular Culture
Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

Arthurian Legend at the PCA/ACA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Arthurian Legend at the Popular and American Culture Associations Conference
contact email: 
arthurpop@me.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Arthurian Legend at the 40th Annual Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

March 31 - April 3, 2010

Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

The Corpse as a Contact Zone

full name / name of organization: 
Early American Borderlands Conference
contact email: 
kdonegan@berkeley.edu

Seeking papers for an open panel at the Early American Borderlands Conference, the third cross-disciplinary summit for Ibero/Anglo Americanists.

[UPDATE] Personal Narrative and Political Discourse. Spec. Issue of _Biography_ 9/15/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
contact email: 
biograph@hawaii.edu

Call for Papers. Special Issue of Biography 32.1 (Winter 2010).

Deadline Extended to September 15, 2009.

“Personal Narrative and Political Discourse.” Guest Editor: Sidonie Smith.

[UPDATED] The Ethical Turn to Literature -- NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

“The Ethical Turn to Literature”:

Responding to traumatic narrative in the context of the college writing classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanie Tietjen
contact email: 
jtietjen@massbay.edu

Despite significant instructional counsel against disclosure of personal trauma, students in writing classrooms regularly choose to represent traumatic experiences in composition.

[REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool 28-29 January 2010
contact email: 
organisers@crossing-the-line.org.uk

Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures.

NVSA cfp: FIGHTING VICTORIANS: DISUNION, POLEMIC, CONTROVERSY, April 16-18, 2010, Princeton University

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Victorian Studies Association
contact email: 
gmcweeny@williams.edu

/The peace, that I deem`d no peace, is over and done.
Alfred Tennyson, 1855/

CFP: NVSA 2010
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FIGHTING VICTORIANS: DISUNION, POLEMIC, CONTROVERSY_

Princeton University: April 16-18, 2010

Postdoctoral Fellowship Modernism and Avant-garde 2010-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ryerson University
contact email: 
gammel@ryerson.ca

The Modern Literature and Culture Research Center (MLCRC) at Ryerson University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join an energetic, diverse, and widely published research team at Ryerson University

[UPDATE] “Global Citizenship for the 21st Century” Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

full name / name of organization: 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
contact email: 
bkinder@csupomona.edu

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century”
http://www.csupomona.edu/~international/other_programs/callpaper.shtml

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

CFP: V. Nabokov’s "The Original of Laura"

full name / name of organization: 
Yuri Leving, Nabokov Online Journal
contact email: 
yleving@gmail.com

Nabokov Online Journal, Vol. IV, 2010
www.nabokovonline.com

Call for Papers: Ports of Call---Cultures of Exchange, UCLA

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Comparative Literture Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
portsofcall2010@gmail.com

As gateways to other worlds and world-systems, port cities, such as Tangier, Istanbul, London, Manila, and Kobe, one of Japan’s most important ports, are sites of economic and cultural exchange.

Fifth International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (14-16 April 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
ATILIM UNIVERSITY, ANKARA, TURKEY
contact email: 
ideaconference@atilim.edu.tr, evrimdogan@atilim.edu.tr

Fifth International IDEA Conference
Studies in English
14 - 16 April 2010
Atılım University, İncek Campus, Ankara

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2009

Positioning the New: Chinese American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary “Canon”

full name / name of organization: 
Tanfer Emin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino
contact email: 
chineseamerican09@gmail.com

The reception of Chinese American literature by American critics and readers has undergone numerous changes since the marginalization of the first Chinese American writers.

CFP (Kalamazoo): Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

full name / name of organization: 
National Endowment for the Humanities and Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies; Organizer: James M. Palmer
contact email: 
jmpalmer@pvamu.edu

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (JMIS) jointly sponsor a roundtable on "Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universit

Fantasty Ireland: Imaginings and Reimaginings

full name / name of organization: 
North East Irish Culture Network - University of Sunderland
contact email: 
alison.younger@sunderland.ac.uk

Call for Papers

Fantasy Ireland:
Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Shirley Jackson Collection (Sept 30 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew B. Prickett
contact email: 
Longwood University

Proposed Collection: Beyond “The Lottery”: Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson

Editor: Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

"Explosive Past, Radiant Future", International Colloquium (submission deadline, 30 September)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
colloquium2010@gmail.com

The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
presents

Explosive Past, Radiant Future

an international colloquium, March 19-20, 2010

Reading *Twilight*: Analytical Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Giselle Liza Anatol
contact email: 
ganatol@ku.edu

Stephenie Meyer’s vampire saga, *Twilight*, has sold more than 42 million copies.

CFP: ecloga

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strathclyde
contact email: 
levelsix@strath.ac.uk

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.

Conference on Exiled Writers October 22-23, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Karen Tatum/Norfolk State University
contact email: 
ketatum@nsu.edu

Conference Theme: “SINGING THEIR SONGS IN A STRANGE LAND: The Impact of Exile on Diasporan Writers”

CALL FOR PAPER FOR PARSOMEN'S RETURNING AND RENEWED ISSUE

full name / name of organization: 
PARSOMEN - THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE IN ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
bilgiparsomen@gmail.com

Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of

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