category: african-american

CFP: "Teaching Trauma" at MLA 2016: Submit by March 13, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eden Wales Freedman
contact email: 
eden.w.freedman@gmail.com

This panel considers the pedagogical challenges of teaching trauma literature and trauma theory to undergraduates and theorizes ways of teaching that can combat—versus exacerbate—depicted catastro

SPACES/SPATIALITIES: PRACTICES, ENCOUNTERS, AND ARTICULATIONS, December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

full name / name of organization: 
ELLAK (The English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
contact email: 
2015ellakconference@gmail.com

THE 2015 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“Spaces/Spatialities: Practices, Encounters, and Articulations”

December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

MLA 2016 Special Session - Intersections: African Literature and Electronic Liteature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016 (Austin, TX)
contact email: 
kwabena.oa@gmail.com

This Special Session navigates the intersections between African literature and electronic literature, examining the influence that both fields have over each other.

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Transnationalizing the Public Sphere

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
najung@uwalumni.com

Nancy Fraser has written that, from the perspective of critical theory, "it is by no means clear what it means today to speak of 'transnational public spheres." This special session responds to the 20

MLA 2016 (Austin 1/7-1/10) Special Session: Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
loretta.clayton@gmail.com

Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style, 1850-1950

Re-Approaching the Survey Course

full name / name of organization: 
Gwynn A. Dujardin
contact email: 
dujardin@queensu.ca

Proposals invited for MLA roundtable session (Austin, TX; January 2016) on innovative approaches to teaching literature surveys.

Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization- University of North Florida
contact email: 
unfego@gmail.com

The theme "Literature and Its Publics" invites us to consider the face of all of our objects of attention—not only literature and other kinds of texts but film, digital media, and rhetoric—and to

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 18 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the new deadline for submissions is 18th March 2015.

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session "Aggressive Fictions": Metatextual Critiques of the Reader (Please Submit by March 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
kkwg@uw.edu

Seeking papers exploring fiction that critiques and/or challenges the reader and his/her interpretations and/or rationalizations of the text.

Radicalisms: Movements and Moments

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University: French and Italian Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
thenuradicals@gmail.com

The organizers of the annual Department of French and Italian graduate student conference at Northwestern University are pleased to announce this year’s conference, Radicalisms: Movements and Moment

Call for papers for albeit issue on Youth; Deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
albeit
contact email: 
submissions@albeitjournal.com

Issue 2.1: Youth

Call for papers for albeit issue on War Narratives; Deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
albeit
contact email: 
submissions@albeitjournal.com

Issue 2.1: War

MLA Special Session, Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature; deadline March 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Keetley
contact email: 
dek7@lehigh.edu

Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American literature: This panel explores themes of ecophobia (i.e., fear and dread of nature), extinction, ecological crisis, unsettling (un)natural anomalies, and envi

CFP: American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace / Deadline: August 1st 2015 / OLH

full name / name of organization: 
Open Library of the Humanities
contact email: 
m.j.collins@kent.ac.uk

The last fifteen years have seen substantial changes in the way scholars have engaged with US literature and culture.

MLA Convention 2016 (due: 3/15) -- Counternarratives, History, Contemporary U.S. Ethnic fiction

full name / name of organization: 
S. Moon Cassinelli
contact email: 
cassine1@illinois.edu

This panel seeks papers to discuss counternarratives, their limits and possibilities, and their relationship to histories of national belonging in contemporary U.S. ethnic fiction.

Children’s and Youth Culture on the Screen – SAMLA (Durham, NC, 11/13-11/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze | University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

Nine of the ten highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2014 were based on creative properties from children’s and youth culture, including comic books, novels, and toys.

[UPDATE: EXTENSION & KEYNOTE] “Interconnections: Patterns, Pathways & PossibilitieThe 9th Annual URI Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
URIGradConference2015@gmail.com

The 9th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
Kingston, RI Campus

[UPDATE] CFP Narratives in rhetoric, composition, and literature

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Online Graduate Journal from Washington State University
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Textual Overtures Volume 3
Narratives exploring use and mediums in composition, literature, and rhetoric

CFP--Crime/Criminal/Criminality (Special Journal Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
http://theapollonian.in/

Vol. 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015

Deadline of Submission: 15 March 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies--Call for Papers (Updated)

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Online | Open-Access | Peer-Reviewed | ISSN 2393-9001
http://theapollonian.in/

Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015

[UPDATE] CfP: "Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing & ‘Pictures From An Institution’

full name / name of organization: 
University of Gdansk, Poland
contact email: 
gdanskconference2015@gmail.com

Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing
Literaturoznawca literatem: Artystyczne kreacje profesorów humanistyki

2 - 4 October 2015

IGA 2015 Special Session: The Vampire and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
International Gothic Association Conference 2015 (Vancouver)
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

The Vampire and the Posthuman:
Following a Migrating Literary Form
Special Session

International Gothic Association 2015 Conference
"Gothic Migrations"
Vancouver, BC (28 July-1 August)

MLA special session, "Service Learning: A Public Face for Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association, Professor Roberta Rosenberg
contact email: 
rrosenb@cnu.edu

“Service Learning Teaching and Research: A Public Face for Literary Studies”

Restaging the Harlem Renaissance: New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan (June 27, 2015, deadline: Mar. 27)

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia University
contact email: 
arh2123@columbia.edu

In June 2015, Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players will collaborate on a concert performance of the 1914 opera, Voodoo, by composer-librettist H. Lawrence Freeman.

[update] International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies[April-June, 2015 Issue]

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
contact email: 
editor@eltsjournal.org

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the forthcoming [April-June, 2015]

[UPDATE] Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place, 04/03/15 (Deadline: 03/01/15)

full name / name of organization: 
UT Arlington English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
uta.egsa.conference@gmail.com

The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the 3rd Annual UTA English Graduate Conference on April 3, 2015

Title: “Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place”

Film (Open Topic)

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
nair@pdx.edu

This session at the RMMLA, 2015 is open to papers on contemporary global film in/through which social identities are mediated.

WisCon: Feminist Science Fiction Convention Deadline MARCH 2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
WisCon Academic Programming
contact email: 
academic@wiscon.info

WisCon, the world’s leading feminist science fiction convention, invites scholars of all descriptions to propose programming for its academic track.

(UPDATE) CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature (Deadline March 10, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
amajumder@uh.edu / sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on “Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature” – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.

MMLA 2015: Animals in Literature and Film, "Arts and Sciences" -- due April 1

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Dauer, MIdwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jdauer@wisc.edu

This year’s MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year’s conference theme “Arts and Sciences,” and especially the connection between the history of science and

SAMLA 87, 13-15 Nov. 2015--Shared Politics: Political Adaptations, Appropriations, and Influences

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Zapkin
contact email: 
pzapkin@mix.wvu.edu

This panel seeks interesting and innovative papers in the field of adaptation studies.

Literature Language and Translation Congress liLETRAd 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Carmen Castro
contact email: 
ccastro1@us.es

The University of Seville (Spain) will host a Conference on Literature, Language, and Translation “liLETRAd” on 7 and 8 July 2015.

50th Comparative Literature Conference: Tradition and Inovation: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century 4/15-17 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
vlatka.velcic@csulb.edu

Comparative Literature is a dynamic, interdisciplinary field with a global reach.

SCMLA Comparative Literature Session 10/31-11/03

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Smith, Lamar University
contact email: 
amy.smith@lamar.edu

Abstracts are being accepted for the regular Comparative Literature session at the South Central MLA meeting in Nashville, TN, October 31-November 3, 2015.

“The Songs They Sang on Seventh Street”: Tracing the Inter-Arts Collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance Era

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

From Langston Hughes’ 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman’s 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negr

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