category: postcolonial

Representing Animals in Irish Literature and Culture Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Kirkpatrick & Borbala Farago
contact email: 
kirkpatrick@appstate.edu & borbala.farago@gmail.com

From the shape-shifters of the sagas and the simian Paddies of the nineteenth century to the Celtic Tiger of recent years, non-human animals have figured powerfully in portrayals of Irishness.

Human Rights in U.S. Literature and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session Proposal for MLA Convention Boston 2013
contact email: 
kloneill@quinnipiac.edu

Panel studies U.S. writers, activists, filmmakers who deploy human rights discourses to undermine the authoritarianism and imperial ambition of nation-states.

Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012 (one day conference 28/6/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University College, Birmingham
contact email: 
K.Myler@staff.newman.ac.uk

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Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012

A one day conference at Newman University College, Birmingham
Thurs 28th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton

Ecocriticism panel at RMMLA Oct 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ali_brox@yahoo.com

Inspired by the growing membership in international chapters of ASLE and the global effects of climate change and social injustice, this panel seeks papers with an international and cross-cultural eco

RMMLA Boulder Conference-- Canadian Literature and Film in English

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
christian.riegel@uregina.ca

200 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of English Canadian literature and film for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Boulder, Colorado, October 11-13, 2012.

[UPDATE] Politics of Form in the Transpacific - MLA Boston (01/03 - 01/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association - Special Session
contact email: 
syao@hamilton.edu and tong14@illinois.edu

The Aesthetics of Debt

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session / MLA 2013 (Boston)
contact email: 
mschiebe@gc.cuny.edu

Seeking papers for a panel exploring the interconnections of aesthetic and economic debt. What exactly does the trope of "literary debt" owe to the economic mind?

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st,

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Call for Chapter Proposals: THE PHALLIC EYE: SENSATIONAL VISUAL PLEASURES IN CINEMA AND LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com

Chapter proposals for an international collection on Scopophilia, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Phallus, Sexualities and the Politics of the Gaze. Topics under consideration include:

Special Session at MLA 2013, Boston: Muslim Everyday Life - 15 March, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mosarrap Hossain Khan/ Dept. of English, New York University
contact email: 
mhkhan@nyu.edu

Seeking abstracts on fictional depiction of Muslim everyday life as an indeterminate space of negotiation between the sacral and the secular; theories of novel and indeterminacy of everyday life.

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk: The Clashing of Ideals and Realities in American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
michelle.stonis [at] csulb.edu

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of “proper” parenting have been disseminated through popular culture.

UPDATE - 2012 PAMLA Conference - Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights

full name / name of organization: 
Barry Hall / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bhalltw@gmail.com

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.

REMINDER - CFP 21st Century British Fiction Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
21stcentury.symposium@gmail.com

Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium
Saturday 12th May 2012, Birkbeck, University of London
Keynote address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

[UPDATE] "Gaming the System" - (10/25/12 conference; 5/1/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA 38
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

http://complit-scla.org/

"Gaming the System: The Global Stakes of Comparative Study"

[UPDATE] Roots and Radicalisms (DEADLINE 29/2/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes.2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

[UPDATE]Transitions in Comparative Literature, Cork, Ireland, 28-30 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Association of Ireland/University College Cork
contact email: 
transitionsucc2012@gmail.com

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND

CLAI

First International Conference
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
IRELAND
28-30 June 2012

Call for Papers

Transitions
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General issue: 2012-13

full name / name of organization: 
Neo-Victorian Studies
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2012/13 general issue.

Neo-Victorianism and Marginal Voices (MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6)

full name / name of organization: 
(MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6)
contact email: 
Cameron Bushnell (cbushne@clemson.edu) and Elizabeth McClure (emcclure@umd.edu)

This panel seeks papers that explore the parameters of neo-Victorian literature from a variety of historical, formal, or theoretical approaches.

Digital Shakespeares - The Shakespearean International Yearbook, 10 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Shakespearean International Yearbook
contact email: 
brett.hirsch@uwa.edu.au

Digital Shakespeares: Innovations, Interventions, Mediations

A Special Issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook

Edited by Hugh Craig and Brett D. Hirsch

Hospitality & Society

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Lynch, Co-Editor of Hospitality & Society, an Intellect Journal
contact email: 
hospitalityandsociety@googlemail.com

Hospitality & Society is an international multidisciplinary social sciences journal focusing upon academic perspectives on hospitality, and addresses all aspects of hospitality and its connections wit

1st Global Conference: Sport (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sport1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Sport

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:

CALL FOR PAPERS: InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS)

full name / name of organization: 
Anderson University
contact email: 
dmscott@anderson.edu, iblayer@brocku.cacarlos.teixeira@ubc.ca

The InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) is an online, as well as printed, peer-reviewed academic journal, to be published annually, and in affiliation with Anderson Univer

Reminder: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

Marxian Cartographies: Mapping/Re-drawing the Trace

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony C. Cooke/The Marxist Literary Group
contact email: 
acooke2@emory.edu

This panel will consider Marxism in all of its various manifestations over time, as well as attempts to imagine how it might travel and take on new shapes in the future.

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suicide (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sui3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:

CFP: 9th Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Dying and Death (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dd9@inter-disciplinary.net

9th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Dying and Death

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:

4th Global Conference: Bullying and the Abuse of Power (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
bully4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers

2nd Global Conference: Conflict and Communication

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
cc2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Conflict and Communication

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:

Crossing Linguistic Borders in Post-colonial Anglophone Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Valentine N. Ubanako
contact email: 
valentineubanako@yahoo.com or ubaval@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Theme: CROSSING LINGUISTIC BORDERS IN POST-COLONIAL ANGLOPHONE AFRICA
Editor: Valentine Njende UBANAKO, PhD

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel CFP

full name / name of organization: 
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education Theatre History Focus Group
contact email: 
cmcivor@scu.edu

ATHE
Theatre History Focus Group
Debut Panel 2012

[UPDATE] Anxieties and Innovations

full name / name of organization: 
University of Rhode Island Graduate English Department
contact email: 
urigradconference@etal.uri.edu

Innovations and Anxieties
Saturday, March 31, 2012

A graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

[UPDATE] Composting Culture ASLE-UKI 2012 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
contact email: 
j.parham@worc.ac.uk

Composting Culture: Literature, Nature, Popular Culture, Science – ASLE – UKI Biennial Conference, Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th September 2012

[UPDATE] AWP 2013 - The End of Postmodernism in the Digital Age

full name / name of organization: 
Ruben Quesada
contact email: 
rubenquesada@gmail.com

Seeking proposals for a panel (& book project) on “The End of Postmodernism in the Digital Age.” I am interested in a broad spectrum of approaches focusing on creative writing, including: poetry,

Queer (In)Security @ UC Davis May 3-4 | DEADLINE March 15

full name / name of organization: 
UC Davis Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster
contact email: 
queermilitarizationsymposium@gmail.com

The Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and the Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster of UC Davis are pleased to announce a joint conference, “Queer (In)Security,” to be held May

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard

full name / name of organization: 
Word Hoard: A new interdisciplinary journal from the University of Western Ontario English Graduate Society
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

The editors at Word Hoard, a new interdisciplinary journal at the University of Western Ontario, are pleased to announce our inaugural issue.

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