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IGA 2015 Special Session: The Vampire and the Posthuman

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:36pm
International Gothic Association Conference 2015 (Vancouver)

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:53am
Modern Language Association, Professor Roberta Rosenberg

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

In its call for greater visibility for the humanities in public life, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences published The Heart of the Matter: the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2013. The AAAS report encourages humanities scholars to work towards achieving three specific goals: (1) greater access to literacy, teaching materials and literary texts for all Americans; (2) a more flexible, innovative "quality of mind" that every person regardless of age or circumstance requires in a quickly changing world and (3) partnerships across diverse geographical and cultural boundaries in order to promote cross-cultural exchange and understanding.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:24am
Columbia University

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. Dubbed "the colored Wagner" by a contemporary journalist, Freeman's work – blending western classical music with American and African-American subjects and musical styles – offers a fresh perspective on the performing arts of the Harlem Renaissance.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:05am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the forthcoming [April-June, 2015] issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Film (Open Topic)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:25pm

This session at the RMMLA, 2015 is open to papers on contemporary global film in/through which social identities are mediated. Interdisciplinary readings are preferred, and, 'film' is defined broadly to include documentaries, feature film, and short film. Films may be transnationally circulating, or, regionally bound, but raise theoretically interesting questions about identities.

E-mail 200-300 word proposals by **April 1, 2015** to Proposals will not be acknowledged, but all submissions will be notified of decision by mid-April upon due review.

The annual meeting will be held October 8-10, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

WisCon: Feminist Science Fiction Convention Deadline MARCH 2, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:30pm
WisCon Academic Programming

WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention, invites scholars of all descriptions to propose programming for its academic track. We invite proposals from anyone with a scholarly interest in the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability with science fiction – broadly defined – in literature, media, and culture. We would especially welcome scholarship on the work of 2015's guests of honor, Alaya Dawn Johnson and Kim Stanley Robinson, and on the histories and cultures of feminist and social-justice-oriented fan communities.

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:47am
MLA 2016

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. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder ( and Sourit Bhattacharya ( by March 10, 2015.