category: postcolonial

[UPDATE]Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance: NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011; submissions due Sept 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 2011 conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions.

CFP: Plantation Modernity (11/1/2010; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Clukey and Jeremy Wells
contact email: 
amy.clukey@gmail.com; jwells@allegheny.edu

Once regarded as a marginal space within European and American cultural imaginaries, the plantation has lately attracted much greater notice.

[UPDATE] In/animate: The Thing (Babel Conference, Austin, TX Nov 4-6) CFP extended to July 1

full name / name of organization: 
MEARCSTAPA / Babel Working Group
contact email: 
medieval.thing.cfp@gmail.com

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application) invites paper proposals for a panel inspired by the by the arti

Hispanet Journal: Hispanic Monsters, Ghosts, & Devils - June 1st 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Florida Memorial University & Florida International University
contact email: 
zclark@FMUNIV.EDU

Hispanet Journal: Hispanic Monsters, Ghosts, & Devils - June 1st 2011

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores
Call for Papers / Projects:

Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.

We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

Bloodwork: the politics of the body 1500-1900

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Maryland
contact email: 
bloodwork@umd.edu

Conference: “Bloodwork: the politics of the body 1500-1900”
May 6 and 7, 2011 at the University of Maryland, College Park

Popular Culture and Activism (MAPACA Conference, Alexandria, VA 10/28/10-10/30/10) Abstract Deadline June 30th

full name / name of organization: 
Mid Atlantic Popular and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Popular Culture and Activism welcomes papers or presentations that

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context: New perspectives for Young Researchers (17-18 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
contact email: 
bridging-the-gaps@uvigo.es

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students.

Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters, July 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University
contact email: 
mquintanales@earthlink.net, YLouis@njcu.edu

Essays, fiction, poetry, photographs and other works of art are welcome for “Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters,”

“Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home And The Latin American/Latino/a Experience” 7/30/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University
contact email: 
YLouis@njcu.edu, mquintanales@earthlink.net

Critical essays are sought for a collection titled, “Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home and The Latin American/Latino/a Experience.”

Caryl Phillips: Voicing the Diaspora [Update]

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ SAMLA
contact email: 
schatteman@gsu.edu

Accepting any topic related to Phillips' writings--fictional and/or non-fictional--for a panel at the 2010 SAMLA conference in Atlanta from Nov. 5-7. Submissions accepted until June 25th.

[UPDATE] Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
submissions@mtsuegso.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES, Oct. 22-23, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio University Department of English / Quarter After Eight Literary Journal
contact email: 
klnuernberger@yahoo.com

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES
A Conference sponsored by the Ohio University English Department and Quarter After Eight

UPDATE: TRAFFIC (Proposal Deadline June 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
ESC: English Studies in Canada
contact email: 
cecily.devereux@ualberta.ca, dms7@ualberta.ca

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.

Intersections, Tensions and New Dimensions: Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies October 8-9, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
UNHContactZones@gmail.com

Intersections, Tensions, and New Dimensions:
Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies

October 8-9, 2010
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Reviews: "Inventions of Activism"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 11.3, “Inventions of Activism,” Call for Reviews

Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest: THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES 35th Annual Meeting (07/15/2010, 10/28-10/31/2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
brian_greenspan@carleton.ca

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28-31, 2010

CFP: Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary (9/30/10; NeMLA April 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Moriah / Laurie Lambert
contact email: 
kmoriah@gc.cuny.edu

Call For Papers

Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Paul March-Russell
contact email: 
P.A.March-Russell@kent.ac.uk

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi.

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 
decadent-poetics@exeter.ac.uk

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, 2011, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

This panel invites papers on “Life Writing at a Distance,” broadly defining both life writing and “distance” as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic me

Arkansas Philological Association 2010 Conference: “Visions and Revisions” October 7-9, 2010 Fayetteville AR

full name / name of organization: 
Arkansas Philological Association
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

Call for Papers
Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the
Arkansas Philological Association
2010 Conference:
“Visions and Revisions”

October 7-9, 2010
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Transatlantic Literature and the Production of National Identities, 1870-1910

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

This panel has already been accepted by the Midwest Conference for British Studies, October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland. We are seeking a fourth paper.

Arizona’s recent attack on ethnic studies brings to glaring light the relationship between the production of cultures, racial identities, and nations. How are national identities contingent on the constitution of, or at least the appearance of, a homogeneous racial identity, which in turn, is produced and maintained through the vigilant regularization of a distinct national culture?

Querying how literature galvanizes racial solidarities and exclusions towards the establishment of nationalities, this panel takes a transnational approach to American and British literatures at the turn of the twentieth century, a transitional period where the United States increasingly came into its own as a world power. The analogy of the United States as a “child” with limitless potential and “mother” Britain as an aging—perhaps dying—parent became more complicated in the tumultuous and highly self-conscious fin de siècle. Our papers explore how the establishment of discrete “Americanness”—as a cultural and a “racial” identity—happened contra British self-making and vice versa, and how literature provided a site to construct physical and affective “race” markers. Together, we investigate how fin de siècle writings negotiated to what extent the “child” could be a discrete—perhaps superior—“racial” and national identity than its “mother.”

"A Living Presence": Tagore Today

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Special Issue, October, 2010 (Vol 2 No 4)
"A Living Presence": Tagore Today
To be guest edited by Amrit Sen, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

THE THEME

CFP: Cinema across Media: the 1920s (deadline Oct 15 / conference Feb 24-26)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
theconference@berkeley.edu

The First International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema

CINEMA ACROSS MEDIA: THE 1920s

February 24–26, 2011

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (Edited Collection - Deadline 25th June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews/University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
bd11@st-andrews.ac.uk; j.funke@sms.ed.ac.uk

We are looking for one article (preferably on the relationship between sex/gender, temporality and race/ethnicity) to complement a collection of articles forthcoming with a major academic publisher in

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference (9-10 Sept 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

South African Drama abstracts by Sept 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
suzanne.kaebnick@ncc.edu

We invite papers on plays exploring South African drama today (20th century and up to the present).

[UPDATE] Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar/Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
Anne_Richards@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” (2011).

Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar---8/1--8/7 2010--Proposal due June 15th

full name / name of organization: 
The Dickens Project
contact email: 
jrottke@ucsc.edu

Invitation to Apply for the Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar

Word, Image, and Contemporary Lyric Voice(s) (NeMLA--April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Keefe, Rutgers University
contact email: 
akeefe@eden.rutgers.edu

Word, Image, and Contemporary Lyric Voice(s)

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
www.nemla.org
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries - University of Cambridge, UK - 25-26th March 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Alice Kelly and Dr Kate Kennedy / University of Cambridge
contact email: 
ark40@cam.ac.uk

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries

A two-day Conference in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society

25-26th March 2011

ASETEL 2011: 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY

full name / name of organization: 
Azucena G. Blanco
contact email: 
azucena@ugr.es

CALL FOR PAPERS
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY (ASETEL)
Granada, January 26-28, 2011

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