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Autofiction in English

full name / name of organization: 
Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
contact email: 
HDix@bournemouth.ac.uk

Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon.

Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television (1 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Cristina Artenie and Ashley Szanter
contact email: 
ashleyszanter1@weber.edu

Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

Editors
Cristina Artenie (Universitas Press) and Ashley Szanter (Weber State University)

Crossings & Intersections - Interdisciplinarity, hybridity, intersectionality, intertextuality [UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED]

full name / name of organization: 
CSSA at Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
Faucssaconference@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Annual Conference of the CSSA at Florida Atlantic University
Crossings & Intersections
April 08 – 09, 2016
(submission deadline extended: February 29, 2016)
 

Contagion: 2016 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts October 13th-15th 2016 Columbia SC

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
contact email: 
sclaconf@mailbox.sc.edu

“It is as reasonable to represent one kind of imprisonment by another, as it is to represent anything that really exists by that which exists not.” (Daniel Defoe, epigraph to Camus, La Peste)

“Feeling Real": Affect, Literature, and Reimagined Realities - May 5-6, 2016 (Deadline Feb. 29)

full name / name of organization: 
British Modernities Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
modernities@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jonathan Flatley, Wayne State University
Professor Steven LaValle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

[UPDATE] Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline February 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
contact email: 
bmclaugh@southalabama.edu

Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline: February 15, 2016
full name / name of organization:

[Update]: Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education 3/9-3/11

full name / name of organization: 
National Society for Minorities in Honors
contact email: 
gharper@oakland.edu

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Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education

March 9-11, 2016 | Oakland University | Rochester, Michigan

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Éthique du détournement Matériaux, techniques, genres (invité TANGUY VIEL) / Ethics of diversion: Materials, techniques, genres

full name / name of organization: 
La Société des études supérieures du Département d’Études françaises de l’Université de Toronto
contact email: 
colloque.sesdef@utoronto.ca

La Société des études supérieures du Département d’Études françaises de l’Université de Toronto (SESDEF) lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés les

21st Century Black Intellectuals: Coates and Rankine

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session: MLA 2017 Panel
contact email: 
stephli@indiana.edu

Claudia Rankine and Ta-Nehisi Coates have emerged as the most important black intellectual voices of the 21st century. This panel aims to explore their works from a variety of perspectives.

2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Rhetorics / Michigan State University
contact email: 
cultrhetcon@gmail.com

Call for Proposals
2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
September 30 – October 2, 2016

What is Cultural Rhetorics?

Significations CSULA Deadline Extended 2/8/16

full name / name of organization: 
CSULA English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations.csula@gmail.com

Call For Papers

Fantasies of Contemporary Culture symposium, 23 May 2016 (deadline 22 March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University
contact email: 
debruinmj@cardiff.ac.uk, harmantl@cardiff.ac.uk

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Mark Bould (UWE Bristol)
Dr. Catherine Butler (Cardiff University)

UC Berkeley 5th Annual Comparative Literature Undergraduate Research Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
calcomplit@gmail.com

The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 planning committee is currently accepting proposals for its 5th annual conference. Deadline to submit: March 4.

Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
contact email: 
cvarlack@umbc.edu

From its flawed notion of “separate but equal” to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim C

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE October 20-22, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
contact email: 
2016ovsc@gmail.com

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2016]

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

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (guaranteed 2017 session)
contact email: 
mfedosik@princeton.edu

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its guaranteed session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017.

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email: 
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu

While it seems as though the Euro-American culture is everywhere globally—from television shows to fast food restaurants, international trade treaties to sanctions and strikes—this conference expl

Queer at Camp

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Kidd & Derritt Mason
contact email: 
kbkidd@ufl.edu; derritt.mason@ucalgary.ca

The American Camp Association reports some 12,000 summer camps in the United States alone, and there are nearly a thousand more in Canada.

[UPDATE - EXTENDED DEADLINE] 14th Annual UAlbany EGSO Conference: Crisis and Recovery

full name / name of organization: 
UAlbany English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@gmail.com

University at Albany 14th Annual EGSO Conference: Crisis and Recovery
April 1-2, 2016

Critical Keynote Address: Patrick Deer (NYU)
Creative Keynote Address: Elisa Albert (Columbia)

Speculative Temporalities of Home | for ASA 2016: Home/Not Home | Abstracts by 1-25-16

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
horka@gwu.edu

“Home” might sound like a place, but time is also one of home’s critical axes.

Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

full name / name of organization: 
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
jnt@emich.edu

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michi

EcoMaterialisms: Scales of Matter(ing) - The Second Annual EcoMaterialisms Collective Conference

full name / name of organization: 
EcoMaterialisms Collective
contact email: 
EcoMaterialismsCollective@gmail.com

EcoMaterialisms: Scales of Matter(ing)
The Second Annual EcoMaterialisms Collective Conference

Keynote: Zakiyyah Iman Jackson George Mason University, English

[UPDATE] Fugitive Environmentalisms-- Deadline Extended to March 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities.

Call for Submissions Journal of Veterans Studies April 30, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Veterans Studies
contact email: 
mgrohow@gmail.com

The Journal of Veterans Studies invites submissions for its inaugural issue Summer 2016

Journal Focus and Scope

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien
contact email: 
lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz and d.brien@cqu.edu.au

This Companion will cover the relationship between food and literature in the broadest sense.

[UPDATE] Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, [DEADLINE February 2 ,2016] [2nd Call]

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies
contact email: 
jheck@ur.rochester.edu

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies International Graduate Conference

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals: Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis (Feb. 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Wallace / Queen's University
contact email: 
wallacem@queensu.ca

We are seeking proposals for an interdisciplinary anthology, tentatively titled “Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis,” that will treat cultural production and practices relat

Violent Feelings: Affective Intensities in Literature, Film and Criticism (Edited Collection)

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

“Violent Feelings” institutes a new conversation about the relationship between violence and affect.

Special Session: "Neo-Colonialism and the Futures of Afro-Asian Solidarity" (MLA 17)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
rinehart@g.harvard.edu

This special session considers the development and/or disintegration of post-Bandung Afro-Asian solidarities during the "second scramble" for Africa, debates over Affirmative Action, and #blacklivesma

MLA 2017 Special Session: Mental Health in Contemporary Literature (DEADLINE 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Isabel Meusen / Modern Language Association
contact email: 
imeusen@memphis.edu

This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the MLA conference 2017 in Philadelphia.

Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)
contact email: 
lveltman@calbaptist.edu

The Modern Languages and Literature Department of California Baptist University is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, to be held in Riverside

NARRATOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART (Deadline for submission: 31st March 2016).

full name / name of organization: 
«Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature»
contact email: 
francesco.laurenti@iulm.it ; stefano.ballerio@unimi.it

NARRATOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART
First Issue of «Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature».

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
contact email: 
florian.klaeger@wwu.de
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