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[UPDATE] Extended CFP: "Picking Through the Trash"

full name / name of organization: 
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

***Extended CFP Deadline: August 31, 2014***

Performing Freedom, Troubling Race (NeMLA 2015, April 30-May 3, Toronto)

full name / name of organization: 
Maleda Belilgne/NeMLA
contact email: 
mbelilgn@umbc.edu

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
peter.c.kunze@gmail.com

“Laughter in the Digital Age”
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language - Call for Articles

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Birmingham
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

Reconceptualizing the Turn into the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays on American Literary History

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Goldsmith/Melanie Dawson
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu; mvdaws@wm.edu

Despite the substantial reconceptualization of the field of American literature in recent decades, century-based constructs typically remain in place throughout the field, particularly in relation to

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014.

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

Approaching Blackness: Beyond the Limits of Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for English and American Studies, American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
contact email: 
asgcongerence.berlin@gmail.com



Call for Papers: 13th Annual Students and Graduates Conference, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Approaching Blackness: Beyond the Limits of Representation

CFP: Myth and Fairy Tales Area, SWPCA Conference, Feb 11-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
weeksj@iupui.edu

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2014

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 11-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

full name / name of organization: 
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
BEDMONDS@PRINCETON.EDU

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University

SPECIAL ISSUE: "Art and the Commons: Tract, Circuit, Sphere"

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal: The Scholarly Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu



This special issue of the new ASAP/Journal investigates how the notion of a “commons” has formed or is forming theories and production of post-1960s literary, performing, visual, and media art. Critical theory has addressed the notion of a commons through concepts such as “the multitude,” the “affectsphere,” “the ecosphere,” and “open source”--all having implications for how a commons may potentially be constructed or annihilated in various arenas of contemporary social life. Yet what other forms of theoretical and/or enacted contact with the commons do the literary, visual, and performing arts present? For example, in the visual arts, “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” controversially align themselves with commons construction, while electronic literature often cites digital commons' relationality, queer aesthetics offers new conceptual commons, and hip hop remix challenges anti-commons aesthetics; likewise, various Occupy movements as well as international liberation movements find art performance central to enunciating commons politics. New definitions of contemporary art periodization—such as planetarity, cosmodernism, altermodernism, geoculture, info-aesthetics—often quote commons' logics. The question is, then, this: How do the post-1960s arts portray, or construct, or deconstruct, our notions about the commons and extend the commons beyond its earlier social territories and meanings?

This "Art and the Commons" issue, edited by Amy J. Elias, explores how the contemporary arts relate to, develop, contest, or modify conversations about "the commons." The issue title plays on various forms (prose tracts, sound tracks, media circuitry, sculpted spheres) and locations (plotted space, rhizomatic space, psychic space, planetary space) associated with art’s interplay with the commons.

Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power. November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Feuerstein and Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo
contact email: 
childhoodandpethood@gmail.com

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

"Intersectionality, Class, & (De)Colonial Praxis," Fall 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Postcolonialist
contact email: 
editorinchief@postcolonialist.com

The Postcolonialist, Fall 2014 CFP

Intersectionality, Class, and (De)Colonial Praxis

Panel: 20th-Century American Narratives of Redemption (DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
asma.alnaser@gmail.com

46th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Toronto, Ontario
30 April - 3 May 2015

Panel description:

Critical University Studies - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the s

Popular Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
StoryTelling Journal
contact email: 
barbara.szubinska@eku.edu

StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.

Romanticism and the Future, 24-25 October, Paphos, Cyprus

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cyprus
contact email: 
evyvarsa@ucy.ac.cy

Papers are invited for an international conference on the concept of the future and speculative representations of the future in Anglophone and European Romantic literature, philosophy and art, but al

THINKING ITS PRESENCE: THE RACIAL IMAGINARY: A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY STUDY

full name / name of organization: 
Prageeta Sharma & Joanna Klink, The University of Montana
contact email: 
2014thinkingitspresence@gmail.com

THE RACIAL IMAGINARY
A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY
STUDY
DATES: March 12-14, 2015
LOCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue - Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
amderosa@csupomona.edu OR stacey.peebles@centre.edu

Guest Editors: Aaron DeRosa and Stacey Peebles
Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016

[UPDATE] Geographies of Home in Ethnic American Women's Literature. NEMLA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio
contact email: 
Jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Geographies of Home in Ethnic American Women's Literature
NEMLA conference, Apr 30- May 3, 2015

Journal de la Langue et de la Littérature

full name / name of organization: 
Progress IPS
contact email: 
subijar@gmail.com

Dear colleagues

The Artist-Critic: Aesthetics and Ideology in Criticism by 20th-Century Writers (Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
patrick.thomas.henry@gmail.com

46th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Toronto, Ontario
30 April - 3 May 2015

Wreck Park Journal is now accepting submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park
contact email: 
wreckpark@gmail.com

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Kennesaw State University's Third Annual World Literature and Film Conference- [UPDATE] September 25-26, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Kennesaw State University
contact email: 
kelayan@kennesaw.edu

The figure of the hero underwent a renascence in meaning, visibility, and cultural cachet in the twenty-first century, with the success of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and World War Z franchis

ASECS 2015 - Manuscript Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
mnicosia@sas.upenn.edu

Manuscript Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Roundtable

Book Collection--An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes (Dec 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Leyda, Sophia University & Theresa L. Geller, Grinnell College, co-editors
contact email: 
j-leyda@sophia.ac.jp gellertl@grinnell.edu

An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

(Im)Migration and Postcolonial Women’s Novels

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2015 Toronto
contact email: 
kim_evelyn@my.uri.edu

(Im)Migration and Postcolonial Women’s Novels

Ten Point Program for Reparations for African Americans in the United States

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Pan African Studies
contact email: 
atjpas@gmail.com

The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) is joining The Black Scholar, The Journal of African American History, Souls: A Critical Review of Black Culture, the Journal of Black Psychology, African Ame

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th

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

The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mvk26@outlook.com

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology.

INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC ASSOCIATION BIENNIAL CONFERENCE, 2015 GOTHIC MIGRATIONS July 28th to August 1st 2015 Vancouver, BC

full name / name of organization: 
INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC ASSOCIATION
contact email: 
whatley@sfu.ca

GOTHIC MIGRATIONS

“Gothic Migrations” will concern the origins, transits, and transformations of global gothic in its various modes and cultural manifestations.

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at the University of Chicago
contact email: 
aestheticdisorders.uchicago@gmail.com

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014

Television, Historicity, Theory--SCMS Panel, Montreal 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference March, 2015 Montreal
contact email: 
gellertl@grinnell.edu

Recent publications, such as Amy Villarejo’s _Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire_ (Duke, 2014) and Jason Mittell’s _Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytel

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