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

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 11:24am
Roy Pérez

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. Particular interest: Wong's place in Asian/Latino/African-American/Hip-Hop/Queer Studies. 300 word abstract; 1-page CV by 10 March 2011; Shante Smalls ( and Roy Pérez (

[UPDATE] Constructions of the Future - Life Beyond Disciplines

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 6:01am
Heidelberg University

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

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Douglas Kellner, Jean-Michel Rabaté, R.L.Rutsky, Timothy Lenoir

'It's life, but not as we know it.'

Call for Reviews: Jadaliyya Ezine

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 3:38pm
Jadaliyya Ezine

Jadaliyya Ezine is launching an expanded Reviews section. We want this to be a place for commentary, debates, and exchanges on books, films, videos, art, theater, music, new media, conferences, protests, and events. Keep watching for updates in the weeks ahead. Please send reviews, queries, proposals, and suggestions to the Reviews Editor at

As part of this expansion, we're looking for submissions for the Reviews section:

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

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 2:40pm
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Discussion Group

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.
Submission requirements: 300-word abstract
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2011
Contact person information: Isabel Jaén Portillo


Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 9:54am
Craig N. Owens, Drake University

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 essays Micro-Identities.

Grad Student Forum

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 5:34pm
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers

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)

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 2:38pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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 in the Study of Narrative." The session could include a broad range of topics, from life-writing to digital storytelling to narrative identity.

Proposals should be e-mailed to by March 20, 2011.

For more information:

SAMLA 2011- Cracking Up the Well Wrought Urn: Humor and the Ethics of American Poetry (5/1/11 abstracts, 11/4-6/2011 conference)

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 10:15am
Walt Hunter and Cara Lewis/American Humor Studies Association

"How funny you are today New York!" writes Frank O'Hara in an exemplary moment of what John Ashbery might call "probably thinking not to grow up." Although the last ten years have seen a flourishing of claims about what poetry teaches us, recent work by Stephen Burt, Rita Felski, and others suggests that we should pay closer attention to how modern and contemporary poets make us laugh. We invite proposals that consider how American poets in the 20th century have posed as comedians, using humor to test the capacities of received form and to engage, rather than avoid, serious issues, including globalization, gender and sexuality, memory and trauma, race, and the environment.