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Proquest/RSAP Essay Prize, essays due December 13

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society of American Periodicals
contact email: 
whardwig@utk.edu

Proquest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce the 5th annual $1000 article prize.

[ACLA] Uncertain Understanding: Capital in Science and Medicine Before the 20th Century (March 20-23, 2014 at NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Yao / Cornell University
contact email: 
cy295@cornell.edu

In his influential work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn explains “the reception of a new paradigm often necessitates a redefinition of the corresponding science.

Call for Contributors: Volume on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Ariane Mildenberg, School of English, University of Kent
contact email: 
A.Mildenberg@kent.ac.uk

The goal of this collection of essays is to address critical questions regarding the relationship between modernism and the phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who remains today one of the m

Graphic Humor in American Periodicals - American Literature Association (5/22/14); proposals due 12/15

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
wustert@gmail.com

Graphic Humor in American Periodicals

War and American Periodicals after 1914 - American Literature Assn (5/22/14), proposals due 12/15

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
gailey@unl.edu

War and/in American Periodicals after 1914

Writing Spaces in the University - 11/1/13

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2014 Meeting
contact email: 
justin.hayes@quinnipiac.edu

In Pascalian Meditations Pierre Bourdieu implies that the acquisition of cultural capital through the exercise of academic discourse simultaneously devalues alternative discourses.

CFP American Circuits, American Secrets. Banff, Alberta: Sept 18-21, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta / Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
organizers@circuitsandsecrets.com

According to a top-secret 2009 National Security Agency report leaked by now infamous former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden, approximately one third of all international telephone calls, and more

Poetry and Precarity in the 21st Century (ACLA 2014, 20-23 March, NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Legere, Walt Hunter / American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cdlegere@pitt.edu, hunter1@clemson.edu

Our seminar stakes out a set of texts, terms, and questions for engaging how poems materialize experiences of precarity within the shifting, ubiquitous demands of capital.

[UPDATE] The Future of Black Studies NeMLA 2014 Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 2014 Conference Harrisburg, PA
contact email: 
diego.millan@tufts.edu

Black Studies, as a phrase, have more prominently reentered the lexicon of academics in the recent years more prominently.

Writing Back: Language, Identity, Culture, and Difference April 2-3, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Qatar University
contact email: 
eholliday.karre@qu.edu.qa

Writing Back:
Language, Identity, Culture, and Difference
An international two-day conference (2-3 April 2014) at Qatar University

[UPDATE] Australian and American Cinemas: Transnational Perspectives

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (University at Albany, SUNY) and Stephen Gaunson (RMIT University)
contact email: 
pkunze@albany.edu

Australian and American Cinemas: Transnational Perspectives

Editors: Pete Kunze (University at Albany, SUNY) and Stephen Gaunson (RMIT University)

"Cold War After China," Shanghai, China 27-29 June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/6 Shanghai: Modern and Postmodern Arts: China and the Present
contact email: 
belletts@lafayette.edu

I am soliciting proposals for a roundtable discussion on the broad topic of "Cold War After China."

Epistemes and Economies of Expertise

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, 2013 (NYU)
contact email: 
jsrhee@vcu.edu

http://acla.org/acla2014/epistemes-and-economies-of-expertise/

Crossing the Space Between, 1914-1945; July 17-19, 2014, Institute of English Studies, London; abstract due December 2 2013

full name / name of organization: 
The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
contact email: 
Robert Hemmings <roberthe@nipissingu.ca>

The 16th annual conference of the multidisciplinary society,
The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

July 17-19, 2014, Institute of English Studies, London

Aging and the Humanities, ACLA New York 2014, Deadline Nov 1, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, March 20-23, 2014
contact email: 
limbu@pdx.edu, elanacommisso@gmail.com

Dominant representations of old age depict it as a period of debilitation and decline, frailty and dependence, isolation and loss of selfhood.

Call for Book Reviews on Radicalism- OPEN

full name / name of organization: 
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
contact email: 
jsrbookreview@gmail.com

The Journal for the Study of Radicalism is currently looking for potential book reviewers. Currently we have a backlog of works on the following subject matters:
* Leftism in Puerto Rico

Motherhood and Labor in Transnational Women’s Writing (March 20-23 2014, NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
shadighazimoradi@gmail.com

The American West in Literature and Film - 19-22 Feb. 2014 - Proposal Deadline 1 Nov. 2013

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

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:
• Popular Westerns or novels of the West
• Film Westerns or films set in the West at any time

Call for Participants - Cannibal Modernisms Conference

full name / name of organization: 
King’s College London Programme in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
cannibalmodernisms@gmail.com

Cannibal Modernisms

King’s College London Programme in Comparative Literature Annual Graduate Conference, 7th-8th November, 2013.

[UPDATE]: Reminder: Lynn Nottage Anthology Deadline 10/15/13

full name / name of organization: 
Jocelyn L. Buckner (Chapman University) and Aimee Zygmonski (University of California, Santa Cruz)
contact email: 
nottageanthology@gmail.com

Playwright Lynn Nottage has expanded the theatrical parameters of storytelling through her bold depictions of African diasporic experiences across time, geography, and circumstance.

Exeter Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference - 24th-25th July 2014 - deadline for proposals 28th March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter
contact email: 
pgmedhums@exeter.ac.uk

Call for papers: Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference

59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Birmingham / British Association of American Studies
contact email: 
baas2014@contacts.bham.ac.uk

The 59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) will be hosted by the School of English, Drama, and American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham 10-13

“Non-Traditional Slaveholding in the Atlantic World” July 11-12 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Senate House, London
contact email: 
C.M.Armstrong@mmu.ac.uk

Non-Traditional
Slaveholding in the
Atlantic World

July 11-12 2014
Senate House, London
Call for Papers

Fractured Ecologies: Call for contributions to an edited collection on environmental criticism and radical experimental writing

full name / name of organization: 
Chad Weidner
contact email: 
c.weidner@ucr.nl

Since the 1990s, ecocriticism has influenced the ways we study literature, but fractures remain.

Death Sentence (ACLA 2014, March 20-23, NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Wijaya/ David Coughlan/ American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
ew388@cornell.edu/ david.coughlan@ul.ie

With the 2013 publication in English of Volume 1 of Jacques Derrida’s The Death Penalty, this is an opportune time to discuss the death sentence, which demands thinking about the limits of punishment and pardon, of death and life, of human and non-human, of the self and State, of the body, and, it can be argued, the ends of philosophy itself.

CFP ‘Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Super-Nature and the Environment’ One Day Symposium.

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University and the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland.
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor Ronald Hutton (Bristol University)
Venue: Falmouth University, Cornwall, Date: 8th March 2014

* DEADLINE EXTENDED* Oct. 14 NEMLA 2014 "The Future of Black Studies: Past and Present"

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2014 Harrisburg, PA
contact email: 
diego.millan@tufts.edu

Black Studies, as a phrase, have more prominently reentered the lexicon of academics in the recent years more prominently.

Call for Papers Deadline 15/12/13

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association - 35th Annual Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
35th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 19-22, 2014

The Pierian Call for Submissions--Deadline March 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Pierian Literary Journal/Albany State University
contact email: 
thepierian@asurams.edu

Currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2014 issue. Accepting unpublished poems (3 max), short stories (1500 word max), one-act plays, and essays (1000 word max).

Fifth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 29, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon College
contact email: 
LLUC@gordon.edu

The Department of English Language and Literature and the De

BREVITY - Graduate Student Conference at Western University (Canada), March 6 - 8, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University, Canada
contact email: 
brevitywestern@gmail.com

Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

Craft Critique Culture: (Mis)Leading (April 4-5, 2014: Iowa City, Iowa)

full name / name of organization: 
Annmarie Steffes/Miriam Janechek (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

14th Annual Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conferen

ACLA CFP: Queered by Capital: Rethinking Globalization and Temporality (March 20-23, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam
contact email: 
rrisam@salemstate.edu

Questions of temporality have preoccupied postcolonial studies, from how we periodize the “postcolonial” as Kwame Anthony Appiah raises, to how we perceive time in relationship to persistent colon

“BORDERLANDS: SCHOLARSHIP AS PILGRIMAGE AND MYSTERY,”

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM)
contact email: 
gdevi@lhup.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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