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MLA 2017: The Revolution(ary) South (March 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association LLC Southern United States Forum
contact email: 
gcaison@gsu.edu

The Revolution(ary) South
Panel for Modern Language Association Convention
Organized by LLC Southern United States Forum
January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

MLA 2017: Queer Southern Imaginaries (March 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association LLC Southern United States Forum
contact email: 
mbibler@lsu.edu

Queer Southern Imaginaries
Panel for Modern Language Association Convention
Organized by LLC Southern United States Forum
January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

full name / name of organization: 
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University
contact email: 
hopper@drew.edu

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

cfp: Journal of Media Watch : Mutualisation of News and Engaging Media (March 15, 2016 :Abstract; May 15, 2016 : Full Paper)

full name / name of organization: 
Media Watch, Centre for Communication Studies, India
contact email: 
mediawatchjournal@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch
Mutualisation of News and Engaging Media

Important Dates :
March 15, 2016 (Abstract Submission)
May 15, 2016 (Full Paper Submission)

[UPDATE] [Extended Deadline: February 15th] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
contact email: 
aelurus@weber.edu

[UPDATE] Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
endnotesconference@gmail.com

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2016!

SSSL at MLA 2017, "The Fantastic South"

full name / name of organization: 
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
contact email: 
kburnett@fisk.edu

More than a decade ago, science fiction author and physicist Gregory Benford pointed out in his essay, “The South and Science Fiction” (2000), that the U.S.

SSSL at MLA 2017, "Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War"

full name / name of organization: 
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
contact email: 
kburnett@fisk.edu

In Quentin Tarantino’s neo-Western, The Hateful Eight (2015), a British hangman [Tim Roth] settles a dispute between Union and Confederate veterans stranded together in a remote tavern during a Wyom

Fictional Religions (MLA 2017) Abstract 15 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nfredrickson@umail.ucsb.edu

This session invites both new close readings of texts and other media that contain fictional religions and more abstract conceptualizations of the phenomenon.

Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Quarterly Horse / Rocky Mountain American Studies Association
contact email: 
kabshire@jwu.edu

We are happy to announce the pending launch of Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies (quarterlyhorse.org).

Space, Place, and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
contact email: 
elitza.kotzeva@wsu.edu

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: “I am a border woman.” As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual’s agency in the social and cultural production of

Affect and its Boundaries - MLA 2017

full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Dowland
contact email: 
d-dowland@onu.edu

To theorize affect is to theorize boundaries: that is, to realize and negotiate between vocabularies and cultures with overlapping and competing taxonomies.

Call for Proposals (March 11, 2016): Collection of scholarly essays titled Critical Insights: Flash Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Grey House Publishing / Eds. Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)
contact email: 
mfcocchiarale@mail.widener.edu; scott.emmert@uwc.edu

Although the term is fairly recent, flash fiction—-extremely short narratives typically less than 1000 words—-is not especially new.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association
contact email: 
torontogradconference@gmail.com

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association
contact email: 
torontogradconference@gmail.com

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kent
contact email: 
kentconference2016@gmail.com

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Feb. 15 - Re/Inventions - Graduate Conference at California State Univ., Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.
contact email: 
egsa.csulb@gmail.com

California State University Long Beach
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Re/Inventions: Alterna[rra]tives

CALL FOR PAPERS
ABSTRACTS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (Lisbon, November 16-18 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
School of Arts and Humanities (Universidade de Lisboa)/ULICES
contact email: 
mensageirosdasestrelas@gmail.com

Call For Papers 2016
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
School of Arts and Humanities, Lisbon (Universidade de Lisboa)

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CFP: The Matter of Resistance Conference April 29, 2016 (U of Warwick, Deadline, February 20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
mattersofresistance@gmail.com

"The Matter of Resistance" conference seeks to provide an introduction to the appearances of "resistance" and "resistance studies" for a wide and diverse population, to question and develop basic unde

[UPDATE] Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders (Deadline Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
contact email: 
TechCompLit@gmail.com

Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of ‘carrying across’ or crossing boundaries.

William Gilmore Simms Society Conference September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
William Gilmore Simms Society
contact email: 
jrogers@gordonstate.edu

The William Gilmore Simms Society invites all interested scholars to a conference exploring the future of Simms studies and the literature and intellectual history of the Old South.

[UPDATE] Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory, Oct. 29, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2016eala@gmail.com

24th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

Theme: Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
postcolonialinterventions@gmail.com

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of th

The 3rd International Conference COMSYMBOL/Religion(s), secularity(ies), society(ies) and the digital humanities turn

full name / name of organization: 
ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France
contact email: 
essachess@gmail.com

ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS (EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France) is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers for its 3rd International Conference Comsymbol on "

CFP: The 51th International Conference on "The United States in Change," ASAK, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Korea
contact email: 
ASAKConference2016@gmail.com

"The United States in Change"

The 51st International Conference
Organized by The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
Yongin, South Korea
September 30–October 1, 2016

[UPDATE] Forms of Feeling - Extended Deadline: 12 Feb, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, UMass Amherst
contact email: 
umassegoconference@gmail.com

Forms of Feeling: Navigating the Affective Turn

April 2, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(Extended) Submission Deadline: February 12, 2016
Email: ​umassegoconference@gmail.com

St John's Humanities Review Spring 2016 Issue: Change and Interpretation or, a Marxist Approach to Art and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
St John's Humanities Review
contact email: 
daniel.heffernan11@stjohns.edu

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it.

Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
susanne.weil@yahoo.com

Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

Session Description:

[UPDATE] Extension - MELUS Special Issue CFP: Pedagogy in Anxious Times (April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US
contact email: 
anastasia.lin@ung.edu; cstanciu@vcu.edu

UPDATED DEADLINE! April 1, 2016

MELUS Special Issue: Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA
contact email: 
davisc@tamug.edu

This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November

Space, Place, and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: “I am a border woman.” As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual’s agency in the social and cultural production of

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Representations of Urban Violence in Contemporary US Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Center, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
mihaelaprecup@gmail.com

This is a Call for Papers for a panel that will be included in the annual conference of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, Romania (2-4 June, 2016).

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Project Narrative
contact email: 
projectnarrative@osu.edu

Project Narrative Summer Institute, “Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media”
July 4 - July 15, 2016

24th Annual Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Communication

full name / name of organization: 
MCLLM/Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM Conference
Date: April 1-2, 2016
Deadline for Proposals: February 19, 2016
Theme: “Keep the Change”

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