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[UPDATE] Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
University of Le Mans, University of Angers, University of Farmington
contact email: 
Benaouda.Lebdai@univ-lemans.fr ; Delphine.Letort@univ-lemans.fr ; Erich.Fisbach@univ-angers.fr

Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts

March 25-26 (Le Mans), March 27 (Angers), 2015

CFP: Forms of Life, Forms of Death (journal special issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
“Forms of Life, Forms of Death”
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy

Eudora Welty Society: Eudora Welty and Multimedia | June 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2014 | Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
jkagner@go.olemiss.edu

Eudora Welty Society: Eudora Welty and Multimedia

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Explore the Significance/Identity of Place

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference

Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); 5/31 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California.

[UPDATE] [Deadline extended] “The Affects of Cities” Special Session of the MMLA 2014

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA 2014 || E. Dieterich
contact email: 
emdieterich@gmail.com

The theme of the 2014 MMLA is "The Lives of Cities." http://www.luc.edu/mmla/callforpapers.html
The conference will take place in Detroit, November 13-16, 2014.

New England and the World (Deadline Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program Graduate Association
contact email: 
amgsa@bu.edu

The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2014 graduate student conference: “New England and the World.” We invite submissions that consider New

Survey and Essay Proposals MLA Volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler JULY 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series: Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler edited by Tarshia L. Stanley
contact email: 
TeachingOctaviaButler@gmail.com

Survey and Essay Proposal for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler

Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley

Disability and Young Adult Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jacob Stratman
contact email: 
jstratman@jbu.edu

Although there is a growing interest in disability studies in art, literature, film, politics, and religion, there is still a dearth of scholarship that explores the intersection between young adult l

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

full name / name of organization: 
Ivy Tech Community College
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Across the Disciplines and Around the World

ANSWER THE CFP for HBCUstory Symposium 2014 | October 24+25 in Washington, D.C.

full name / name of organization: 
HBCUstory, Inc.
contact email: 
cadegregory@hbcustory.com

HBCUSTORY SYMPOSIUM 2014
Theme | Where Do HBCUs Go From Here? Strategic Partnerships + Sustainable Futures

August 11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Florida College English Association
contact email: 
mhobson@irsc.edu

Florida College English Association 2014 Conference
October 8th - 10th
Marriott Hutchinson Island
555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] CFA: Scrrening War | diffractions - graduate journal for the study of culture

full name / name of organization: 
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
contact email: 
submissions@diffractions.net

Issue 3 - September 2014

SCREENING WAR

Deadline for submissions: June 30 2014

Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue - Genre and Black Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Children’s Literature Association Quarterly
contact email: 
sara.austin@uconn.edu, karen.chandler@louisville.edu

Although critical attention to black American literature has until recently focused on social realism and vernacular expression, writers such as Victor LaValle and Charles Johnson have called for crea

Globalizing the American Revolution (Abstracts Due 1-Aug-2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen/ University of Nebraska, Kearney
contact email: 
omalleym2@unk.edu, vanrenendw@unk.edu

Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:

CFP: Critical Survey- [The?]Archive- due 20th September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen England/King's College London
contact email: 
maureen.england@kcl.ac.uk

Call For Papers: Critical Survey
Guest Edited edition of the academic journal published by Berghahn.

TOPIC: [THE?] ARCHIVE

[UPDATE] Last Call and Deadline Extension: Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Semiotic Society of America
contact email: 
linurra@gmail.com

In response to numerous requests from colleagues and institutions, the Semiotic Society of America is pleased to extend our deadline for abstract submissions to ***June 20, 2014***.

[UPDATE] David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth Century Studies XV

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au

10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Keynotes are now confirmed and a reminder of the June 15 abstract deadline.

Keynote Speakers

Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VII, October 22-24, 2014, Fort Worth, TX -- Call for Papers (deadline: June 20, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
REP VII
contact email: 
rep.conference@gmail.com

The 2014 Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference VII will be held October 22-24, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference's sponsors are pleased to announce a call for papers.

Sustainability and Working Class Studies around the Globe

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 2014 Conference
contact email: 
rbrooks@ufl.edu

On January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

SAMLA Women's Rhetoric Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Leigh Smith/South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
rlsmith5@memphis.edu

Women’s writing has a long history of articulating under-expressed experiences and responding to the dominant paradigms of the day.

Edited collection: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (7/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Cella
contact email: 
mjcella@ship.edu

I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture.

Representations of Black Women in the City: Nov. 13-16, Detroit, MI

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sjemery@ius.edu

This panel seeks papers about the role of African American women in the lives of cities.

In With the New But Not Out With the Old: Balancing Tradition and Innovation in Children’s Literature - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Rickard
contact email: 
rickard.24@osu.edu

Because the study of children’s literature is not rooted in one time period, culture or medium, it is a continuously evolving field.

[UPDATE] MWASECS 2014, deadline extended to July 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
MWASECS
contact email: 
mwasecs2014@gmail.com

MIDWEST AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
October 17–19, 2014 • Kansas City, MO

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. George Justice,

MMLA 2014 Special Session: "The City and the Open Road"

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jmontg17@emich.edu

Call for papers for a special Session of the Midwest Modern Language Association conference, Nov. 13-16, 2014 in Detroit, MI.
Submission deadline: May 30.

"The City and the Open Road"

Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century

full name / name of organization: 
University of Ulster/Sibeal Postgraduate Network
contact email: 
genderstudiesulster@gmail.com

Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century

Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)
contact email: 
paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome.

[UPDATE:Deadline Extended to June 1] "Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
contact email: 
sclaconference@eckerd.edu

Paper and panel proposal deadline extended to June 1. Graduate student travel grants available. Please submit abstracts at www.eckerd.edu/scla

Call for Chapters: Evil Women and Mean Girls

full name / name of organization: 
Keira Williams
contact email: 
evilwomenmeangirls@gmail.com

Call for Chapters
Evil Women and Mean Girls: Critical Examinations of the Fairer Sex’s Nasty Side in History, Literature, and Popular Culture

Special Session of the MMLA 2014: “The Affects of Cities”

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Dieterich
contact email: 
emdieterich@gmail.com

Recent turns in psychoanalytic criticism cast individuals as more porous—more permeable to the feelings or psychoses of others—than traditional humanism usually allows.

Analyzing the 1950s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference (November 15, 2014; Proposals due August 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film, Television and Digital Media, TCU
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

We invite presentation proposals for the daylong Analyzing the 1950s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

PAMLA 2014 Film Studies (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
matthew.snyder@ucr.edu

Call for Papers: Film Studies

PAMLA is looking for a wide-array of papers dealing with Film and Visual Culture. ***ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE DONE ON PAMLA's Website***

[Update] 2014 Futures of American Studies Institute

full name / name of organization: 
Dartmouth College
contact email: 
James.E.Dobson@Dartmouth.EDU

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE:
STATES OF AMERICAN STUDIES

MONDAY, JUNE 16 — SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)

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