category: interdisciplinary

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.

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
cedelson@chaminade.edu

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011

NeMLA 2012: Accepting Panel Proposals (Deadline April 22, 2011; Conference March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
Northeast.MLA@gmail.com

Form a session, submit an abstract: mark your calendar for NeMLA 2012!

CFP: Tartu Summer School of Semiotics - 22-26 August 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tartu
contact email: 
katre.parn@ut.ee

Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2011 is five-day event taking place from August 22 to 26 in a secluded Palmse manor in North Estonia.

MLA Special Session: Failure

full name / name of organization: 
Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
contact email: 
dxm388@psu.edu

Failure, although an important part of American cultural mythology, has not been recognized in American theory.

Comparative Media; PAMLA; November 5-6 2011; Scripps College, CA (Deadline March 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mpodo001@ucr.edu

Special topic: Reconsidering Artificial Intelligence

Secret Asian Man: Martin Wong's Influence in Art and Literature - March 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Roy Pérez
contact email: 
roy.perez@nyu.edu

We are seeking conference papers for an MLA panel concerning Chinese American painter Martin Wong's influence on graffiti artists, writers, and filmmakers of downtown arts movements.

[UPDATE] Constructions of the Future - Life Beyond Disciplines

full name / name of organization: 
Heidelberg University
contact email: 
stefan.herbrechter@as.uni-heidelberg.de

Constructions of the Future: Life Beyond Disciplines

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Heidelberg (Germany), 14-16 July 2011

New Deadline for paper proposals: 1 May 2011

Martian Modernity (Modernist Studies Association, October 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
ebachman@slugmail.ucsc.edu

As an object for interdisciplinary study and speculation, Mars has long exerted a fascinating hold on the imaginations of astronomers, writers, and cultural critics of all political stripes and ideolo

Call for Reviews: Jadaliyya Ezine

full name / name of organization: 
Jadaliyya Ezine
contact email: 
reviews@jadaliyya.com

Jadaliyya Ezine is launching an expanded Reviews section.

[UPDATE] RMMLA - Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature - Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
thomasfair@comcast.net

250 - 500 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature (content selection and/or methodology) for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Scottsdale, AZ, O

CFP MLA 2012 "States of Consciousness in Literature" -- Deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Isabel Jaén Portillo, jaen@pdx.edu

Description: Papers exploring dreaming, altered, dissociative, and other states of consciousness in literature from perspectives including (but not limited to) psychological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, and philosophy of mind.

[UPDATE] Extended CFP Deadline for 'Empowerment and the Sacred: An Inter-disciplinary Conference' (Leeds, 24th-26th June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Shivani Rajkomar and Lori Shelbourn, University of Leeds
contact email: 
organisers@empowermentandthesacred.com

Keynote speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith’s University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)

Micro-Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Craig N. Owens, Drake University
contact email: 
craig.owens@drake.edu

WANTED: 500-word abstracts proposing essays critically examining the emergence of micro-identities in contemporary popular culture for inclusion in the about-to-be proposed collection of scholarly ess

Grad Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.

[UPDATE]--CFP "Narrative Horizons" at RMMLA Scottsdale AZ Oct 6-8, 2011 (deadline extended to March 20)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Heidi_Bostic@baylor.edu

Paper proposals are invited for a special session at the October 6-8, 2011 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association in Scottsdale, AZ on the topic "Narrative Horizons: Emerging Trends

Ethno-Graphic Encounters: Jewish American & Italian American Graphic Narratives(127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, 5–8 Ja

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Jewish American Literature Discussion Group & Italian American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
JoAnne Ruvoli (joanneruvoli@sbcglobal.net ) & Monica Osborne (mrosborne@ucla.edu)

Seeking papers examining Italian American & Jewish American representations in comics & graphic narratives revealing inter/intra-ethnic engagements, current & historical collaborations, conflicts, rel

Scrittura e Cultura in Movimento: Italophone Literatures/Literatures of Italian Diaspora (MLA Seattle, 5–8 January 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Italian American Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
Michael A. Antonucci (mantonucci@keene.edu)

The MLA Italian American Literature Discussion Group
seeks submissions for the 127th MLA Annual Convention
(Seattle, 5–8 January 2012).

ANGLES 3: ANOTHER INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HISTORY 28/05/11

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck College, University of London
contact email: 
angles.postgrad@gmail.com

Following the success of the Angles conferences in 2009 and 2010, we are returning in 2011 with another one-day event.

Limina Conference 2011 15/July/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Limina
contact email: 
limina@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

The 6th Annual Limina Conference will be held on Friday 15th July 2011 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, to celebrate the launch of volume 17 of

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