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The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (9/30/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

updated: 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:47am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA

This panel calls for papers on maritime literature that represents the experience of Black and Asian sailors and their contribution to nineteenth-century Atlantic maritime culture. Known variously as "Black Jacks," "Prize Negroes," "Seedy Boys" and "Kru Men," a growing number of blacks –- slaves liberated from slave ships, indentured servants and freed men –- joined the ranks of the British naval and merchant marine service as sailors, stokers, cabin boys, translators and navigators. Historical census records estimate that, by the late-nineteenth century, a third of Britain's maritime force was Black or Asian.

[UPDATE] 2010 MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

updated: 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 

UPDATED MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University has extended the submissions request for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference in an effort to complete two discussion panels.

The two panels with openings remaining are British Literature and American Literature. Any time period, topic, or genre within these two fields is welcome.

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.
The extended deadline for submission of abstracts is August 15, 2010.

Participants will be notified of their acceptance via email by September 1, 2010.

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

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 2011 conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
contact email: 

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 memoirs; missionary and spiritual autobiography; letters and epistolary life narratives; life narrative of/in place; biography, memoir and autobiography in exile; expatriate memoirs; life narratives in travel and tourism; ethnoautobiography; migrant memoir and testimony. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief cv by September 30, 2010, to Mary Goodwin, National Taiwan Normal University, profgood@hotmail.com.

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster

UPDATE:

We are glad to announce that the Science Fiction Foundation (http://www.sf-foundation.org) has kindly agreed to support our conference by offering four £50 bursaries for postgraduates who have their paper presented in this conference.

We still welcome submissions by 1 September and are looking forward to receiving abstracts from those interested in our event.

Original CFP follows below:

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[FINAL UPDATE] Literature and the Sacred (EXTENDED deadline for abstracts: July 26th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Presentations should run approximately 15 minutes. Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a 2011 conference-specific issue of Literature and Belief.

Poetry and Melancholia International Conference, 8-10 July 2011

updated: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 6:13am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Stirling

CALL FOR PAPERS

Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)

The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture, November 12-13, 2010

updated: 
Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 1:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
New England Region of the American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 

New England ACIS Regional Conference, November 12-13, 2010, Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts

www.framingham.edu/2010-neacis

The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture

NVSA Conference 2011

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2010 - 4:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Victorian Studies Association
contact email: 

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year
is SYSTEMS AND ARCHIVES.

Festivals and Faires Area

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Chapters for Book on American Festivals and Faires

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor
contact email: 

Festivals and Faires:
American Culture, Sub-Culture, and Counter-Culture

This book under contract with Mellen Press, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United States or the reaction in America to foreign events. The specific focus of the book is to examine how particular festivals and fairs reflect culture, counter-culture, or sub-culture in America. This project includes not only contemporary American festivals, but historical ones as well.

Please submit by 1 September 2010 any questions and a 250-word abstract of your proposed chapter to:

Trans-Scripts Journal -- "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society." -- 9/19/2010

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 10:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Trans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work. The theme of the inaugural issue will be "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society."

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