category: twentieth century and beyond

CFP: The Monstrous City (abstract September 30)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2012 (March 15-18, Rochester, NY)
contact email: 
josephlamperez@gmail.com, alimcghee@gmail.com

Call for Papers: The Monstrous City

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Site: www.nemla.org

A Brand of Fictional Magic: Imaginative Empathy in Harry Potter, 17-18 May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
School of English, University of St Andrews
contact email: 
jpp6@st-andrews.ac.uk

Call for Papers (Deadline: 15 November 2011):
A Brand of Fictional Magic: Imaginative Empathy in Harry Potter

A two day conference hosted by
the School of English, University of St Andrews
17-18 May 2012, Kennedy Hall, St Andrews, Scotland

The relentless success of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series (1997-2007) evokes words like 'phenomenon' and 'catastrophe'. With the conclusion of the film franchise and the launch of Pottermore.com, the series is receiving increased academic consideration in conferences, articles, and monographs. However, relatively little work has been done directly engaging with the series as a literary text. This conference attempts to begin redressing that lack.

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
martin@martineve.com

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for pu

Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 33rd Annual Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012

UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association (SALA)
contact email: 
nbhatia2@uwo.ca, rgairola@uw.edu

PERFORMING SOUTH ASIA AT HOME AND ABROAD

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Keynote Guests: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Charles Johnson

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference, 27 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter
contact email: 
j.funke@exeter.ac.uk

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference

University of Exeter, 27th April 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Stefano-Maria Evangelista (University of Oxford)

"Mise-en-Scene: Crime" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies special topic)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 38 No. 1, March 2012
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2011

Addiction and Its Others (Cultural Studies Association Conference, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
sjsp47@gmail.com

This call is for a panel to be proposed for the 2012 Cultural Studies Association Conference at the University of California, San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2012.

2012 PLJ Calls for Papers - Varied Deadlines

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal: Anaphora Literary Press
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry.

Teaching John Dos Passos

full name / name of organization: 
The John Dos Passos Society/American Literature Association
contact email: 
JDPSociety@gmail.com

The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom.

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