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.
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.
Call for Papers: "Post/Colonial Nostalgia in South Asian Literature."
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
http://conference2011.aulla.com.au. The 36th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) will be a wide-ranging exploration of 'Storytelling in Literature, Language, and Culture.
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)
New England ACIS Regional Conference, November 12-13, 2010, Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts
The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture
NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year
is SYSTEMS AND ARCHIVES.
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:
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:
The Child and Crime in British Fiction
(Collection of Critical Essays)
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."