category: interdisciplinary

CFP The Ruins of Modernism (Oct 6-9 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
MSA 13
contact email: 
graham.fraser@msvu.ca

Given a conference theme of "Structures of Innovation", papers are invited for a panel which will explore ruins and ruination as counter-structures or complementary structures within modernism, with s

Democracy and Difference: The US in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives. Trento, Italy, October 26-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Italian Association of North American Studies (AISNA)
contact email: 
aisna@lett.unitn.it

The focus is on two keywords of contemporary societies—democracy and difference—to consider topics that are central to American Studies, including race/ethnicity, sex/gender, nationality, religion

Mourning, Roland Barthes (MLA 2012 Proposed Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Alina Opreanu / Harvard University / (MLA 2012 in Seattle)
contact email: 
opreanu@fas.harvard.edu

With the recent publication of Roland Barthes' Mourning Diary, we rediscover his greatest loss. How does Barthes rewrite mourning? How do we read his grief?

250-word abstracts by 15 March 2011.

African Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
brownvelez@wisc.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2011 Milwaukee, WI!

Update: Redefining Latina/o Gender and Sexuality (Abstracts due: 3/19/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2012
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

Conference: 127th Annual Modern Language Association Convention
Dates: January 5th to 8th 2012
Location: Seattle, Washington U.S.A.

[UPDATE] Faulkner in the Media Ecology (11/24-26, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University of New South Wales
contact email: 
j.murphet@unsw.edu.au

Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the ‘Faulkner in the Media

Travel and Literature (Proposal Due 3/25)

full name / name of organization: 
Racquel Goodison/ Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
profgoodison@gmail.com

Looking for any proposal on travel and literature, particularly papers dealing with the element of desire in the drive to travel.

Significations

full name / name of organization: 
Cal State University of Los Angeles English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
significations11@gmail.com

[Note: This CFP is only aimed towards graduate students in the California State University system]

Contemporary US/Canadian/Mexican Dystopian Fiction Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Grubisic, Baxter, and Lee
contact email: 
dystopian.anthology@ubc.ca

Call for Submissions

At century’s end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting
calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in

CFP: First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference, San Diego, March 16-17, 2012 (abstract due Nov. 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Gothic Fiction
contact email: 
cmarlaire@nu.edu

First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
National University
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012

"Creative Nonfiction in a Global Frame" (MLA Seattle, 5-8 Jan 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Amardeep Singh
contact email: 
amardeep@gmail.com

The MLA Committee for "Nonfiction Prose Studies, Excluding Biography and Autobiography" is soliciting proposals for a panel on the topic of "Creative Nonfiction in a Global Frame."

Twentieth Century Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
contact email: 
smith.riel@gmail.

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum - American Antiquarian Society, Worcester MA, USA - 23-25 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Globalism & Lecture Culture In Nineteenth-Century America
contact email: 
thomas.wright:@ell.ox.ac.uk

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum:
Globalism and Lecture Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
www.cosmopolitanlyceum.com

The American Antiquarian Society 23-25 September 2011

Confirmed Speakers:

CfP June 23-24 Medieval Postgraduate Conference Durham University

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval & Renaissance Discussion Group at Durham University; part of the Institute of Medieval & Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
j.a.mckinstry@durham.ac.uk

The Medieval and Renaissance Postgraduate Discussion Group at Durham University invites abstracts for its fifth annual conference on the 23rd and 24th of June 2011 addressing the theme of “Beauty”

[UPDATE, REMINDER] Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 5/13/11

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cincinnati, Department of English & Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ComposingSpaces@gmail.com

Friday, May 13, 2011

CFP Aphra Behn Society/CSECS/NEASECS "Adaptation and Eighteenth-Century Literature" -- March 15 deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Aphra Behn Society / Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
karen.gevirtz@shu.edu

Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation.

Tomorrow's Ideas, Now - August 17 to 20, 2011 - Undergraduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
contact email: 
kiasconference@gmail.com

Tomorrow's Ideas, Now is an international interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate students working in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts.

'WHODUNIT' AND HOW HAVE THEY 'DUNIT'? INVESTIGATING AGATHA CHRISTIE’S WORKS AND THEIR ADAPTATIONS

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Film and Media Studies, The University of Derby, UK
contact email: 
s.formica@derby.ac.uk

Whodunit’, and how have they ‘dunit’? Investigating Agatha Christie’s works and their adaptations

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

Yearbook of Immersive Media "Immersion: Classifications, Definitions and Explorations"

full name / name of organization: 
University of applied sciences
contact email: 
immersive-medien@fh-kiel.de

We are happy to accept articles for the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary yearbook Jahrbuch immersiver Medien/Yearbook of Immersive Media.

Hospitality and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session Proposal Seattle 2012 meeting
contact email: 
mlam@cuhk.edu.hk

There is no custom of hospitality here, we do not need guests.’
--Kafka The Castle

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ira Walker / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
iawalker@miners.utep.edu

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of

Literary Multilingualism

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2012
contact email: 
salpappalas@yahoo.de, mariakager@yahoo.com

This panel addresses the aesthetic and political implications of twentieth century multilingual literature, literary code-switching, polyglot punning.

MLA Special Session: Marilyn Monroe's Fragments

full name / name of organization: 
Zachary Lamm
contact email: 
zlamm@uic.edu

Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity cultu

Poetry in Motion (SAMLA 11/4-6; Deadline 6/1)

full name / name of organization: 
Myrna Santos
contact email: 
ESLCARE@aol.com

Paper proposals sought for a special session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference to be held in Atlanta, 11/4-11/6/11.

[DEADLINE REMINDER - 11 March 2011] Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances 1750 -Present Day

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Friday June 17 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

The City: 2nd International Conference, May 5 & 6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Themes
contact email: 
cityconf@interdisciplinarythemes.org

Our conference program is filling up, but we do have a few spots open and thus continue to consider proposals.

New Research in Celtic Studies, MLA panel Jan. 5-8, 2011. Deadline for abstracts 15 March 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Discussion Group in Celtic Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
rmurphy@uscupstate.edu

New approaches, texts, and takes relating to work in any of the six Celtic languages/literatures.

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012: Globalization and Literature: Feelings and Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Sean Scanlan/ New York City College of Technology
contact email: 
sscanlan@citytech.cuny.edu

Globalization and Literature: Feelings and Representations.

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
mail@travelcultures.com

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

‘Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance”

Literature of Africa and the Diaspora - The Sequel in African Literature; deadline: 6/1/11; conf. dates: 11/4-6/11

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
collinsw@sc.edu

How does the literary sequel function in African literature? This panel will explore the connection between first and subsequent literary works.

[UPDATE] New Horizons Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Aberystwyth University Department of English and Creative Writing
contact email: 
pgcstaff@aber.ac.uk

The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference in cooperation with the National Library of Wales has extended the deadline for abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the

CFP Journal Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Maeve Tynan, Centre for Studies in Otherness
contact email: 
otherness.research@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Contemporary Historical Fiction and Historiographic Theory

'A Self-Conscious Voice'- an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature. May 11th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol Department of English
contact email: 
expatlitconference@gmail.com

‘A Self-Conscious Voice’ - an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature
A post-graduate conference at the University of Bristol on May 11th, 2011

Cine-Excess V: revised dates and extended deadline for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess V
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Call for Papers

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

Intersections of Modernist Cinema and Literature. October 6-9, 2011, Modernist Studies Association Conference, SUNY Buffalo

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Robinson
contact email: 
Gregory.Robinson@nsc.nevada.edu

This panel will explore how moving images and the written word became interwoven as the cinema of attractions transformed into a medium capable of challenging the novel’s dominance of narrative.

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