category: african-american

Literature and Politics (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central MLA (www.southcentralmla.org)
contact email: 
abender@twu.edu

This is an open topic session, but we especially seek papers that explore the intersections of literature and politics in the Medieval and early modern periods.

Intoxication, Desire, and Fiction, 1850-1950 [Monday 22 July 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
A one day conference co-hosted by the University of Leeds and City University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
k.e.mullin@leeds.ac.uk; ajohnson@cityu.edu.hk

Location: School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Date: Monday 22 July 2015

[UPDATE] Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th c. to the present. Abstracts due 3/1/15.

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
contact email: 
cmz274@wildcats.unh.edu & annazoeller@gmail.com

“Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th Century to the Present,” Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.

Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Discourse: Trans through Writing - 3/22; 5/8

full name / name of organization: 
Brooklyn College English Graduate Program
contact email: 
bcgradconference@gmail.com

‪Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Discourse: Trans Through Writing‬
Friday, May 8th 2015‪
Eighth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Beyond the Word: Textual Images and Imagination in American Literature of the Late 18th through 19th Centuries (SAMLA 87)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 87
contact email: 
bcrawford@crimson.ua.edu

American Literature (Pre-1900) Session A
Beyond the Word: Textual Images and Imagination in American Literature of the Late 18th through 19th Centuries.

UPDATE call for papers and creative writing the quint Deadline 25/2/15

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

Picturing Childhood in American Literature and Culture - SAMLA - Nov. 13-15, 2015 - Durham, NC

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Hakala / SAMLA: Graduate Students' Forum in English
contact email: 
Laura.hakala@eagles.usm.edu

In her recent book about the role of childhood studies in the humanities, Anna Mae Duane writes, “The study of children, often seen as peripheral to the important work of understanding social, polit

COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES

full name / name of organization: 
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
dasgupta.sayantan@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on
COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

Critical Afrocentric Re-Framing of Intellectual Portraits: Contemporary Updates to Traditions of Genius -- October 16-17, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
27th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference, Sponsosred by Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA) -- Location: The Wyndham-Historic District, Philadelphia, PA,
contact email: 
cnt15@pitt.edu

We seek cutting-edge papers from an international cadre of scholars to introduce intriguing and effective ideas about using the Afrocentric paradigm to update, re-frame, modernize, and re-engage Afric

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Brian K. Hudson / University of Oklahoma
contact email: 
briankhudson@ou.edu

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

The Politics of Art and Art Scenes in Latin America

full name / name of organization: 
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics
contact email: 
submissions@seismopolite.com

Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

CFP: Speculation and Fiction (Deadline April 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

We seek articles responding to the CFP below by April 30, 2015 for Vol. 2 Issue 1 of Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.

Theory and Practice, Society of Fellows, Univ. of Chicago May 8-9, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago
contact email: 
theoryand practice15@gmail.com

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice.

[UPDATE] Special Issue on Craft Rhetorics

full name / name of organization: 
Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion
contact email: 
editors@harlotofthearts.org

Deadline extended to April 15!

English Language Conference

full name / name of organization: 
California State Dominguez Hills, English Graduate Association
contact email: 
csudhega@gmail.com

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
“Bridging: Past & Present”

Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, TESL, Creative Writing and Education

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY conference, deadline for submissions extended to March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade
contact email: 
fsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.

[Deadline Extended]

full name / name of organization: 
Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University
contact email: 
anarchismandthebodyconference@gmail.com

[Deadline Extended to March 8th, 2015]

Call for Papers and Presentations

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; proposal deadline 6/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
GagnonD@wcsu:edu Kraig.Larkin@colby-sawyer.edu

Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30 and 31, 2015.

4S Annual Meeting, Open Panel on Affect, Technology, and Security (Nov. 11-14; Denver, Colorado)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
contact email: 
candersen@utexas.edu

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites submissions for its 2015 conference in Denver, Colorado, November 11-14 (http://www.4sonline.org/meeting), and I would like to draw your attentio

[UPDATE] Page 23 LitCon

full name / name of organization: 
Page 23 LitCon
contact email: 
page23@denvercomiccon.com

We are still accepting submissions for the Page 23 LitCon, part of the Denver Comic Con. The new deadline for proposals is February 27, 2015.

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

Humanities Unbound: Work and Play (April 10, 2015::Old Dominion University::Norfolk, VA)

full name / name of organization: 
Jamie Henthorn on behalf of Rhetoric Society of ODU, English Graduate Organization, Media Commons
contact email: 
jhent004@odu.edu

Humanities Unbound: Work & Play

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

full name / name of organization: 
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)
contact email: 
UCLAFoESouthland2015@gmail.com

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

2016 MLA Special Session CFP: The Seventies in Contemporary Historical Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

This special session explores the multitude of recent fictions set in or grappling with the political and cultural legacy of the Seventies.

November 19-22, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
charles.sumner@usm.edu

“The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience”

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution" - Proposed Panel, MLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Eir-Anne Edgar
contact email: 
eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

CALL FOR PAPERS - LIQUID BLACKNESS Issue No. 5

full name / name of organization: 
liquid blackness
contact email: 
liquidblackness@gsu.edu

liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark’s 1977 Passing Through.

Adoption & Discourses of Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas and the Pacific (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Tobias Hübinette, Multicultural Centre (Sweden); Indigo Willing, Griffith University (Australia); Jenny Wills, University of Winnipeg (Canada)
contact email: 
j.wills@uwinnipeg.ca

This edited collection will contain critical, interdisciplinary essays addressing the complexity of multicultural identity-making, politics and practices in relation to transnational and transrac

Black Doctoral Network Conference: Paying It Forward DUE MARCH 15th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Black Doctoral Network
contact email: 
kristina@blackphdnetwork.com

3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
Theme: Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice
Atlanta, GA
October 8 - 10, 2015

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: Implicated subjects in postcolonial writing

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Minna Niemi
contact email: 
minnie@utu.fi

Invitation for paper proposals for a possible special session panel at the 2016 MLA Conference in Austin, TX, Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

Literatures of the African Diaspora and the Other Arts

full name / name of organization: 
MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States) – at SAMLA Conference, November 12-15, 2015
contact email: 
maia@louisiana.edu

Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award.

Call for Papers, Spring/Summer 2015: “Excitable Speech? Radical Discourse and the Limits of Freedom”

full name / name of organization: 
The Postcolonialist
contact email: 
editorinchief@postcolonialist.com

It is assumed that in today’s mass media, “free speech” is everywhere. We have access to an endless stream of images, words, thoughts and ideas on a daily basis.

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (extended deadline2/25)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) &National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2015ealaconference@gmail.com.

Originating from old Latin se- (“apart”) and cernere (“sift”), “secret” means “hidden, concealed, and private,” thereby signifying the distinction between the true and the false, the l

The future in Comics - Stockholm 3-5 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Francesco-Alessio Ursini
contact email: 
francesco.ursini@english.su.se

This conference aims to investigate ways in which comics explore the idea of “future.” Its goal is to gather scholars from the field of comic studies and related fields, such as linguistics, philo

Through Opposition and Commonality: The Role and Depiction of the Arts and Sciences in Young Adult Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association /Columbus, OH/ 12-15 Nov. 2015
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Young Adult Literature
Permanent Section
Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich
Dept. of English, Concord University
amalkovich@concord.edu

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended to 2/20] (Re)presentaion: Problematizing Authenticity St. John's University Grad Conference 3/28/15

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Department
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2015@gmail.com

With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation.

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