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[UPDATE] (Re-) Writing Caribbean History Through Literature. NeMLA 2010 abstracts due 9/30

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:22pm
Charlotte Rogers, Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel examines the intersections of history and literature in 20th century Caribbean fiction. How do Caribbean authors conceptualize, narrate, and (re-)inscribe their place in history and literature? How have the legacies of colonialism, slavery, and tourism shaped the modern Caribbean and the authors' re-writing of the region's history through literature? Possible topics: the Caribbean historical novel, the bildungsroman as microcosm of the region's history, and the problematic concept of "the return." Papers spanning national and linguistic boundaries encouraged. 300 word abstracts to charlottewrogers@gmail.com by 9/30.

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 1:07pm
Popular Culture Association / America Culture Association

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference

Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals of 150-250 words dealing with any aspects of rhetoric, composition and popular culture are welcome for the March 31 - April 3, 2010 PCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We welcome fresh approaches to subjects, and also appreciate serious commitment to scholarship and to presenting at the conference. Conference details are available at www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Comics and Comics Culture in the United States

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 11:08am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.

African-Americans in the South

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:46am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South. Key to our concerns are scholars investigating community, family, and organizations that sought to further African-American inclusion in U.S. society. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions on or concerning African-American history, culture, literature, theory, and media to the FCH annual meeting. The Media Arts and Culture SIS encourages graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who wish to participate.

Issue 3 of the Journal of Postcolonial Culture and Societies

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:31am
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Postcolonial Gothic –Cultural Hauntings in Contested Space
The Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies invites submission for its third issue to appear in August 2010. Papers for this issue should address some aspect of the topic:  The Postcolonial Gothic–Cultural Hauntings in contested space.  

[UPDATE] Journal of Contemporary Literature Issue

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:22am
Journal of Contemporary Literature

This is an update to the previously advertised issue of the Journal of Contemporary Literature on Indian/Indian-American and Chinese/Chinese-American novelists.

Although we are willing to consider further essays on both groups of novelists, we need several essays on Chinese or Chinese-American novelists to balance the issue.

We are also interested in receiving short fiction or poetry from Indian, Chinese, or Asian-American writers or on topics related to those cultures. There are no special restrictions on length, form, or style.

The announced deadline for the issue was September 30, 2009, but extensions can be negotiated.