category: postcolonial

Mothers and Fathers in Margaret Atwood's Work

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA/Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
danette.dimarco@sru.edu

Co-Sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society.

CFP: Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices [Oct 31, 2011; March 1-3, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Nhora Serrano, California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
nserrano@csulb.edu

47th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
March 1st-3rd, 2012
Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices

Plenary Speaker: Ilan Stavans

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (NEMLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily King / NEMLA 2012
contact email: 
Emily.King@tufts.edu

From Diane DiMassa’s caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman’s sinthomosexual who “chooses not to choose the Child,” revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates que

Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
contact email: 
kunsaa@duq.edu


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

CFP - Edited Collection - Dancing with Shadows: Explorations in Invisibility

full name / name of organization: 
Ravindra N. Mohabeer Vancouver Island University
contact email: 
shadows.invisibility@gmail.com

The word invisibility represents a little understood categorical figure in the shadows that surround all research and practice.

MLA Preconvention Workshop: Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons

full name / name of organization: 
DHCommons, NITLE, and the Texas A&M Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
contact email: 
rccordell@gmail.com


Digital methodologies and new media are changing the landscape of research and teaching in modern languages and literatures. Scholars can now computationally analyze entire corpora of texts or preserve and share materials through digital archives. Students can engage in authentic applied research linking text to place, or study Shakespeare in a virtual Globe Theater. In the face of all the digital humanities buzz--from the MLA to the New York Times to Twitter--where can scholars interested in the field turn to get started?

Cultural Studies Association 2012--SAN DIEGO: Trauma and the Material Body

full name / name of organization: 
Terra Caputo
contact email: 
tcaputo@allegheny.edu

Seeking paper proposals for a panel to be proposed at the Cultural Studies Association Conference to be held March 28-April 1 at the University of California in San Diego.

Language, Literature and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Military Technical Academy, Department of Foreign Languages, Bucharest
contact email: 
adibulz@yahoo.com

Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867

Call for papers
Deadline: 1 November 2011 for LLCS no.8 and no.9

http://www.mta.ro

Call for submissions! Deadline November 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Kudzu Review
contact email: 
editor@kudzureview.com

Kudzu Review is looking for all kinds of Nature writing. We want poetry, essays, short fiction, music, artwork, recipes. Please visit us at kudzureview.com for more details.

Landscape, Space, and Culture in Medieval Britain: 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10- 13

full name / name of organization: 
Justin T. Noetzel, Saint Louis University
contact email: 
noetzelj@su.edu

This session seeks papers that utilize landscape studies, space and place theory, and ecocritical approaches on medieval texts and places in an effort to illuminate new understandings on the literatur

Second Call: Jean Rhys at Louisville

full name / name of organization: 
Bob Volpicelli / Penn State University
contact email: 
rav140@psu.edu

I would like to form a panel on Jean Rhys for the 2012 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900.

Products of Imperialism? Commodities in Literature after 1945

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer P. Nesbitt
contact email: 
jpn12@psu.edu

NeMLA 2012 Conference, March 15-18, Rochester, NY
Transnational Literatures Area

The Kudzu Review is now accepting submissions! Deadline November 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Kudzu Review
contact email: 
editor@kudzureview.com

Kudzu Review, literature for an invasive species, the bi-annual Southern journal for the study of literature and the environment, is looking for submissions for its premier.

Issues of Mobility and Confinement in Women’s Literature (NeMLA 2012 Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
aja205@lehigh.edu

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Non-Combatant Wartime Trauma

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwu.edu

American literature has historically ascribed the traumas of war almost entirely to the domain of the male combatant’s experience; in the process, valuable contributions on the subject by female aut

Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia (Autumn 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 6, Number 1 (Autumn 2012)
Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia

UPDATE--Deadline Extended, October 7, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rhizomes
contact email: 
dmk209@lehigh.edu

Rhizomes Special Issue: Deleuze and Photography

ROLE OF SOCIAL IMAGINATION IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr.D.R.Pratima Roy
contact email: 
pretty@telenet-systems.com

This paper aims to present the role and function of social imagination within a comparative framework in literature.Prior to delving into the depths of the topic, it is rudimentary to state the conten

Special Journal Issue: Surrealism and Egypt

full name / name of organization: 
Dada/Surrealism (http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/)
contact email: 
p.allmer@mmu.ac.uk and dmrobe@googlemail.com

“Wonderful Things” - Surrealism and Egypt

Call for Book Reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro

Call for Book Reviewers

Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro

Call for Papers

Deadline Extended. NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Tamayo Alves
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu; kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

This panel will examine eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between violence, obscenity and humor.

NeMLA(2012) Maternal Hauntings: Feminine Spectral Identities and Ghosts in Asian American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jina Lee
contact email: 
JinaLeeCFP@gmail.com

Call for papers:
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, NY

First Call for Abstracts: International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2012, deadline 1st December 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
contact email: 
enquiries@indigenousdevelopment2012.ac.nz

The 6th Biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga conference will highlight indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development.

[UPDATE] Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?

full name / name of organization: 
Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, Australia
contact email: 
georgina.loveridge@sydney.edu.au

Friday 25-Saturday 26 May 2012

[UPDATE] Queer Places, Practices, and Lives conference (May 18-19, 2012; proposals due Aug. 12, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio State University
contact email: 
ponce.8@osu.edu

QUEER PLACES, PRACTICES, AND LIVES: A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF SAMUEL STEWARD

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

MAY 18-19, 2012

Deadline for proposals: Aug. 12, 2011

[UPDATED] Deadline extended LAND OWNERSHIP AND TENURE

full name / name of organization: 
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 5, Number 3 (Spring 2012)
“Land Ownership and Tenure”

2nd Global Conference,Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy (March 2012:Prague; Czec

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
s21-2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy

21st March - 24th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: Trauma: Theory and Practice (March 2012: Prague; Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ttp2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Trauma: Theory and Practice

21st March - 24th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

1st Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues (March 2012: Prague; Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sin@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Sins, Vices and Virtues

18th March - 20th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association (Deadline AUGUST 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

3rd Global Conference: Urban Fantasies: Magic and the Supernatural (March 2012; Prague; Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
uf3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Urban Fantasies: Magic and the Supernatural

15th March - 17th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

ACLA 2012 :: The Corpse and Catastrophe

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers) & David Sherman (Brandeis)
contact email: 
kebishop@rci.rutgers.edu / davidsherman@brandeis.edu

Call for Papers: The Corpse and Catastrophe
ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

Seminar Organizers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers University) and David Sherman (Brandeis University)

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