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NeMLA Diversity Panels CFP -- Due April 15th 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 11:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

The Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) is now accepting session proposals (not individual papers just yet) for next year's NeMLA convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from April 3-6 2014.

We are particularly interested in sessions on literatures by and about people of color. These under-represented fields include, but are not limited to, African American Literature, Caribbean Literature, African Literature, Native American Literature and Latino Literatures. Single-authored panels that are relevant, such as those on writers from Pennsylvania (such as David Bradley, Major Jackson, and John Edgar Wideman) are especially encouraged.

CFP: Postcolonial Literature (April 15, 2013 deadline; PAMLA Conference 11/1 - 11/3/2013)

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 9:21pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Looking for any paper proposals on Postcolonial Literature, but particularly interested in proposals on the subject of how childhood is filtered in texts to children through colonizing/postcolonial/neocolonial ideology.

The PAMLA 2013 Conference is being held on November 1-3, 2013, at the Bahia Resort Hotel, on Mission Bay, in San Diego, California. The PAMLA Conference will have over 180 sessions, plus a Creative Artist Spotlight, a Plenary Address, and many other terrific events.

Please submit your paper proposal to the PAMLA website: http://www.pamla.org/2013/session-topics

CFP Adoption and Disability volume Deadline extended June 30, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 5:05pm
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Co-editors Emily Hipchen and Marina Fedosik are seeking submissions for a collection of critical essays exploring cultural meanings of adoption through a combined lens of adoption and disability studies.

Please send MLA-formatted full essays with 250-word abstracts to adoptiondisabilitycollection@gmail.com by June 30, 2013. 7500-11000 words with Works Cited included. For more information about the project email Marina Fedosik at mf107@nyu.edu.

[UPDATE]- Southern Lit and Culture, MPCA Oct 2013- Deadline APR 30!

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:38pm
Anne M Canavan/ Emporia State University

Call for Papers

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

[UPDATE] "Poetry & Poetics" panel: 2013 PAMLA Conference. Deadline April 15th

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:36pm
111th PAMLA Conference. Poetry & Poetics Session. San Diego, CA. Nov. 1-3.

Inviting paper proposals for panel on "Poetry & Poetics." This is a general call to present poetry scholarship in a standing session of the PAMLA annual conference.

To propose a paper, please use the online submission process: http://www.pamla.org/2013/
The PAMLA submission requires: a paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract.

This call is open to all papers with a focus on poetry and poetics.

Proposals due by April 15.

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on The Female Hero in Modern Fantasy

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 2:41pm
Lori M. Campbell, University of Pittsburgh

I warmly invite proposals for a collection of essays exploring the female hero as a distinct character type in modern fantasy, covering works published from the 1950s through the present. Although this study will focus on literature and film adaptations, interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged.

This collection is under contract with McFarland and Company with publication scheduled for summer 2014.