category: african-american

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies May 30-31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory T. Erickson (gte1@nyu.edu)

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
May 30-31, 2014

Deadline for conference proposals extended to March 1st, 2014!

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, “Deviance in Culture and Society.” We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect

“Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
r.m.oldman@iup.edu

This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women’s voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries” Deadline: 3 March 2014

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

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries”

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature (due 24 Feb.)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebeccah Bechtold
contact email: 
rebeccah.bechtold@wichita.edu

“My spirit is weary for rural rambles,” Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for “amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone.” Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent “freedom” of the natural world.

[UPDATE] Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Cusanuswerk
contact email: 
cfp_hu2014_1@cusanuswerk.org

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2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, deadline March 2, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation.

CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies, Vol.1 No.11, deadline March. 31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

ross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan

Superheroes, Science Fiction, and Southern Futurism: University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference (April 10-11, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference on Literature
contact email: 
ucaenglishgradconference@gmail.com

The notion that southern literature is defined by an emphasis on the continuity between past and present has long been found in southern literary studies.

Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development; June 13, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick UK
contact email: 
N.Degirmencioglu@warwick.ac.uk

Confirmed speakers: Professor Justin Rosenberg (The University of Sussex),Neil Davidson (The University of Glasgow),Professor Neil Lazarus (The University of Warwick)

Feb 10, 2014: 'From the Hoodie to the Hijab': Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi and the Racialization of Murder

full name / name of organization: 
Stanley Doyle-Wood: The Transitional Year Program/Dept of Equity Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
stan.doyle.wood@utoronto.ca

From the Hoodie to the Hijab: Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi and the Racialization of Murder**
**CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS**

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 15-17 December 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Advanced Studies in English
contact email: 
iasepune@gmail.com

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture.

Virtual Women: Webcomics due March 8; Special Session for MLA 2015, January 8-11

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu

How has the web provided an alternative space for women in comics that is both similar to and different from the space provided by graphic narratives in print form?

[UPDATE] "Self(ie)-Representation," SMU Graduate Student Conference, March 22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Methodist University Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
smugradconference@gmail.com

The “selfie,” with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic.

37th Annual NJCEA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
dcasale@kean.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Reading Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir: MLA 2015 Vancouver BC

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Lee Donohue/CCHA Allied Member of the MLA
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation.

Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Lens [SAMLA: Nov. 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA: Graduate Students Forum in English
contact email: 
heatherfox@mail.usf.edu

Michael Clune begins his book, Writing Against Time (2013), with a question: “Is art different from life?” He observes that “according to an emerging consensus, our experience of a description o

Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming
contact email: 
tetzkorn@uwyo.edu

"It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape” (Meinig 33). D.W. Meinig’s explanation of landscape perceptions demonstrates that a single interpretation of a landscape or environment fails to accommodate the subjective experiences of any group,

Risk Modernism [MSA 16, Pittsburgh, PA; Nov. 6-9, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Jason Puskar
contact email: 
puskar@uwm.edu

Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, "Confluence and Division"
Nov. 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 14! Review, Reflect, Reimagine!: The 20th Annual Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conferenc

full name / name of organization: 
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed
contact email: 
conference@ptoweb.org; caitlinray@unomaha.edu

The 20th Annual PTO Conference asks us to review, reflect and reimagine.

]Update] Collection on Poe

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Del Guercio
contact email: 
gerry9301@bell.net

Editor seeks one 20-25 page essay on Edgar Allan Poe and slavery to complete a collection of essays that will be a part of new series at Lehigh University Press (Roman & Littlefield).

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of “Bodies”.

Forever: University of Toronto Graduate Conference, May 15-16 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto
contact email: 
uoftgradcolloquium2014@gmail.com

Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. ‘Forever’ is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination.

"Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature” (January 8-11, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Folklore and LIterature Discussion Group
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

MLA Folklore and Literature Discussion Group
2015 MLA Convention (Vancouver, British Columbia)

“Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature”

New Critics V: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference--abstract due March 3

full name / name of organization: 
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta
contact email: 
Bianca.Tredennick@oneonta.edu

We are now accepting 150-word abstracts for the firth annual New Critics: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference.

[UPDATE] English Studies as Archive and as Prospecting - Zagreb, 18-21 September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
contact email: 
scvek@ffzg.hr

[UPDATE] CFP: ENGLISH STUDIES AS ARCHIVE AND AS PROSPECTING
(80 Years of English Studies in Zagreb)
International Conference
Zagreb, Croatia, 18-21 September 2014

4th ICHSS 2014 - International Conference on humanities and social sciences

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montenegro, Faculty of Philosophy and MCSER
contact email: 
conference@mcser.org

Dear Colleagues!

[UPDATE] Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference (12 April 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu

Reading, Writing, and Interpreting the (Dys)Functional South

[UPDATE] Georgia Philological Association: May 16, 2014 Meeting and Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
contact email: 
Elaine.Stephens@sgsc.edu

The ninth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Waycross Campus of South Georgia State College on the South Georgia Parkway (U.S.

CFP: MLA 2015, deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Division of American Literature to 1800
contact email: 
kdonegan@berkeley.edu

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Executive Committee for Division of American Literature to 1800 invites submissions to the following calls for papers for the 2015 MLA Convention in Vancouver.

[UPDATE] Haunted Landscapes Symposium, Registration Now Open

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University and the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
contact email: 
hauntedlandscapes@falmouth.ac.uk

Registration is now open for the one day symposium 'Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Super-Nature and the Environment', 8th March 2014. www.hauntedlandscapes.co.uk.

Philamet Issue 20 - Humour CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Philament, Thue University of Sydney Journal of the Arts
contact email: 
philament.usyd@gmail.com

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture that is affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers

Transformations - 30 May 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University College London
contact email: 
transformations.ucl@gmail.com
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