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CFP: Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust

Friday, April 16, 2010 - 8:48am
Dickinson College

Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust
Colloquium at Dickinson College, 25–27 February 2011
Sponsored by Dickinson College
Keynote address by Philip V. Bohlman

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World (no closing date)

Friday, April 16, 2010 - 5:19am
IDEA: Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World

This series, entitled "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World," examines the theoretical and practical crossover between fields and disciplines, as well as their methods, concepts and analytical tools, concerning the evolution of English studies in France, where interdisciplinarity has grown increasingly visible on the university level but has rarely itself been the object of inquiry.

The Role of French Radio and Television in High and Low Culture, PAMLA, deadline May 9

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:35pm
Dalton Krauss, Scripps College, Claremont, California

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of the MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing various types of programs that appear or have appeared in the past on French radio and television in order to determine their role in popular culture, as well as the role of those media in transmitting high culture to a popular audience. Topics to be discussed include political analysis and news programs, comedy and satirical programs, culturally oriented talk shows, films on TV, sports, fictional series ("Sagas" and other soap operas, télé-réalité.

The Modernist Left

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:34pm
Chris Robe'/Florida Atlantic University

An increasing body of archival-based, theoretically-inflected scholarship from literary, cultural, and film historians like Michael Denning, Paula Rabinowitz, Saverio Giovacchini, Alan Wald, and Cary Nelson problematizes previous a-historical and depoliticized canonical definitions of U.S. modernism. In place of a select "high modernist" tradition, which was defined retrospectively in the conservative political climate of the Cold War and epitomized by the works of T.S. Elliot, James Joyce, and William Faulkner, recent scholars argue for the need to identify and theorize modernism's multivalent strains that stretch across artistic mediums, political ideologies, and geographical locales.

Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 6:13pm
Colleen S. Harris and Carol Smallwood

Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets

Contributors needed for articles about: markets for women, why women write, time management, using life experience, women's magazines, critique groups, networking, blogs, unique issues women must overcome, lesbian and bisexual writing, formal education, queries and proposals, conference participation, family scheduling, feminist writing, self-publishing, teaching tips--just a few areas women poets are interested.

Women Writing on Today's American Family (Topics by April 30, 2010)

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 6:11pm
Colleen S. Harris

Women Writing on Today's American Family

Submissions are being sought for an anthology about writing and publishing by women with family publication experience. Possible subjects: markets; using life experience; networking; unique issues women must overcome; formal education; queries and proposals; conference participation; self-publishing; teaching tips. Family in creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories, novels.

Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven the most helpful to readers. Please avoid writing too much about "me" and concentrate on what will help the reader. No previously published, co-written, or simultaneously submitted material.

UPDATE: Diasporic Dialogies

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 1:51pm
University of Texas at El Paso



The Program in African American Studies at the University in Texas at El Paso invites articles on the intersection between Scholarship, Creative Writing, and Activism in literary works by women in the African Diaspora, as well as on the relationship between the work of African diasporic women and women from other diasporas, such as Mexican, Filipina, Haitian, and Chinese migrant communities in the United States and beyond.

The editors of this collection are interested in the ways diasporic women writers, scholars, and activists conceptualize diasporic identities and negotiate multiple diasporic alliances in their creative work, research, teaching, and daily lives.

CFP UPDATE Interceptions: Theory's Modernism and Modernism's Theory

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 12:50pm
University of Glasgow

Sponsored by the AHRC and run in association with the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and British Association of Modernist Studies, this one-day postgraduate-led symposium aims to provide a forum for debate and exchange on topics relating to the interceptions between modernism and theory. Following Stephen Ross' edited collection Modernism and Theory: A Critical Debate (2009) which seeks 'to recapture the continuities among modernism and theory', this event will address specific concerns about the relationship between historical and theoretical approaches to modernism (in its various definitions), local and transnational locations, canonical and marginalised thinkers, political and philosophical readings.

Frederick Douglass After Emancipation, Special Session at the M/MLA in Chicago, Nov. 4-7, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 8:19pm
Gregory Laski

Though he is best known as the fugitive-turned-abolitionist, Frederick Douglass had a long career after the legal abolition of slavery. And yet our conception of Douglass, within and beyond the academy, tends to privilege his first two narratives at the expense of his postbellum publications, a rich set of texts that include the voluminous Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881; rev. 1882, 1892), as well as pamphlets and lectures on issues such as education, lynching, and civil rights. Seeking to open a conversation about how we might characterize Frederick Douglass after emancipation, this panel welcomes papers on any aspect of his postbellum career or his image in popular memory. Please send 250-word abstracts by June 1 to Gregory Laski, Dept.