category: postcolonial

Modernism and the Weather: MSA 14, Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21

full name / name of organization: 
Louise Hornby/UCLA
contact email: 
lhornby@humnet.ucla.edu

This panel invites papers that address the significance of the weather in modernist works (literature, film, visual art). How does the weather become a particularly modernist concern?

[UPDATE] "Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Topic: Antagonisms

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

After Queer, After Humanism: Rice University English Symposium September 14-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Department of English
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Rice University English Symposium

Sept. 14-15, 2012

After Queer, After Humanism

http://afterqueerhumanism.blogs.rice.edu/

GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
contact email: 
boklund@enl.auth.gr

Journal of Theory and Criticism
Semiotics as a Theory of Culture: Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

Issue number 20, 2012

[Inter]sections - peer-reviewed American Studies journal CFP (March 15)

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest, Romania
contact email: 
intersections@americanstudies.ro

[Inter]sections is the online peer-reviewed quarterly journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest. You can access all previous issues here: http://www.americanstudies.ro/?category=13

CFP MLA 2013: Denise Levertov's Converging Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
Cristina Gamez-Fernandez
contact email: 
cristina.gamez@uco.es; Deadline 15 March 2012

This session invites submissions which explore Denise Levertov's poetics as a converging space of transcendental lyricism, religious meditation and ecological and sociopolitical protest.

Conference "Räume der Herkunft", Wuerzburg, Germany, June 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Katrin Dennerlein, Institut fuer Deutsche Philologie, Universitaet Wuerzburg
contact email: 
katrin.dennerlein@uni-wuerzburg.de, maximilian.benz@topoi.org

Call for Papers

Katrin Dennerlein/Maximilian Benz

Räume der Herkunft.
Fallstudien zu einer historischen Narratologie

Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno
contact email: 
motleyjournalcsuf@gmail.com

“Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.”

–Margaret Atwood

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

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

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Columbus, OH, Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2012

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
melanieh@u.washington.edu

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COMPARATIVE AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURES

“WRITING THE BODY (POLITIC)”

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Benue State University
contact email: 
bsunollywomen@gmail.com

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

May 8th – 11th 2012 at the Benue State University Theatre Arts Complex, Makurdi, Nigeria

LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, GLITS Interdiscipinary Research Conference, 22 June 2012 [30 April 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
ludus2012@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Grethe Mitchell (University of Lincoln)

UPDATE: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled “Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage” that the “growth of variety theat

Atlantic-Canadian Literature in a Shifting World conference, Acadia University, July 4-7, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Herb Wyile, Acadia University
contact email: 
herb.wyile@acadiau.ca

The early twenty-first century is a complicated time for regional literatures, particularly the literature of a relatively small region like Atlantic Canada.

Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism: DEADLINE March 1

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
mfs@purdue.edu

The Editors of MFS solicit new feminist scholarship on neglected women writers from the first half of the twentieth century.

CFP - Spaces of (DIS)location

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
arts-pgconference@glasgow.ac.uk

Spaces of (Dis)location: Call for Papers

CFP: 32nd Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 5-7 Oct., 2012. Deadline for submissions: 1 May, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard University, Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
hcc@fas.harvard.edu

The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; cultural, historical or social sc

Expressions of Interest: Fully-funded Special Issue of the Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is calling for expressions of interest in a fully-funded Special Issue for 2013.

JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

Reminder: CFP: “Apocalyptic Imagination” Nov. 16 2012, Detroit MI

full name / name of organization: 
Sarika Chandra / Wayne State University
contact email: 
schandra@wayne.edu

The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, “Apocalyptic Imagination” for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.

Deadline Extended to 3/31/12 for Tragedy in Asian American Fiction panel at MLA, January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Gardam
contact email: 
sgardam@gmail.com

This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:

UPDATE Registration and bursaries information: The London Irish in the Long Eighteenth-Century (1680-1830)

full name / name of organization: 
David O'Shaughnessy / University of Warwick
contact email: 
londonirish@warwick.ac.uk

Registration for the conference on 'The London Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century 1680-1830' is now open (closes 31 March).

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/events/londonirish

[UPDATE] Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
David Roh (Old Dominion University)
contact email: 
droh@odu.edu

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature
Editors: David Roh, Greta Niu, and Betsy Huang

Deadline: March 15, 2012

MLA 2013: Language Change and Changing Work: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Divisions on Language Change and Language Theory
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As the academy changes, why does linguistics remain important for MLA disciplines? Papers in any disciplinary context (linguistics, rhetoric, literature and cultural studies) welcome.

MLA 2013: At What Cost Change? Language Preservation, Identity, and Public Policy

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Division on Language Change
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As language changes, what else happens? How should we respond? All languages and methodological approaches welcome (theory, field work, policy, etc.). 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2012; Chris P.

Exchange Conference (28/29 June 12), Call for Papers (deadline 4 May 12)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Green, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
contact email: 
ExchangeConference@cf.ac.uk

June 28/29// 2012
POSTGRADUATE
INTERDISCIPLINARY
CONFERENCE

Call for papers

Gender in English Studies International Symposium 2012 (19-21.10.2012)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Szczecin University, Poland
contact email: 
info@ges-symposium.pl

GES 2012: 'The fluidity and contestability of gender and sexuality'

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary & Sacred Space (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012Deadline 3/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers that address the topic of sanctuary and sacred space. How do literary texts represent sanctuary and sacred space?

Being More than Ambivalent Towards Race: Class in Contemporary African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In keeping with the theme of “Debt” for the 2012 Midwestern MLA conference, this panel is interested in the class implications that contemporary African American literature offers its readership.

CFP: Anger in Women’s Fiction -- 2013 MLA (due March 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Godart / Rutgers University
contact email: 
caroline.godart@gmail.com

This panel invites papers that address the significance of anger, pettiness, and/or ressentiment in contemporary women’s literature both within and beyond the English-speaking world.

The Erotics of Post Project (from MLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Carmen Derkson
contact email: 
caderkso@ucalgary.ca

“But between the past which no longer is and the future which is not yet, this moment when [we] exist is nothing” –from de Beauvoir’s _The Ethics of Ambiguity_

[UPDATE] MEDIASCAPE - “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture” - Spring 2012 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu


Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2012 – “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture”

The British Empire in Literature and Film RMMLA Oct. 2012 (due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Drake / Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
cynthia.drake@colorado.edu

Special Topics panel for the Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boulder, Colorado. Ocotober 4-6, 2012.

[Update] Extended deadline--Mapping the Atlantic: Digital Humanities and Atlantic Studies. April 13-14.

full name / name of organization: 
The Atlantic Studies Workshop, University of Michigan
contact email: 
tonks@umich.edu

This graduate student conference seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussion among scholars studying the American, European, and African continents as well as those engaged in global and transnational projects. Research incorporating new methods for researching the Atlantic with the aid of digital materials and methodologies is particularly welcome.

Call for Submissions: Monsters and the Monstrous,Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

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

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of

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