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MLA 2016: Sounds of the South

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:02pm
Southern United States Forum

When we listen to the South, what do we hear?

Taking advantage of the MLA Convention's 2016 visit to Austin, the live music capital of the world, the Southern United States Forum (formerly the Southern Literature Discussion Group) is organizing a panel that aims to bring together sound studies and southern studies. We invite papers examining auditory depictions of the South in music, literature, film, or other media.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief bio to Jolene Hubbs ( by March 15, 2015.

Approaches drawing from emerging fields like sound studies and those employing more traditional methods are equally welcome.

March 15 Deadline - EBSN Network Brussels Oct 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:56am
European Beat Studies Network

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Call for Papers: submission deadline extended till 15 March 2015

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles



Anne WALDMAN (poet and performer, author of over forty books of poetry, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University)


Daniel KANE (professor at U of Sussex and author, amongst others, of All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s)

NEW - Journal of Student Research Deadline: March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:45pm
Journal of Student Research

The Journal of Student Research is a digital multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing quality, original, scholarly research articles on a variety of topics related to business, communication, education, law, science and technology, and other current research topics.

Manuscripts should be no more than 26, double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins all around, half-inch indent, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables, figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendixes.

Representations of Giftedness in Black Youth (MLA 2016)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:45pm
MLA 2016

Young, Gifted, and Black

Special Session
Seeking submissions that engage representations of Black youth related to genius, giftedness, and creative/intellectual risk-taking. 300-word abstracts and CV by 15 March 2015; Jennifer Griffiths (

American Literature After 1900 SCMLA Nashville 2015 October 31-November 3, 2015 3/31

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:33am
SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900

The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to

The Sixth Biannual Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY 9/24/2015-9/27/2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:31am
Reception Studies Society

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to by May 8, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be:

Traveling Domestic—Proposed Panel for MSA 17 (November 19- 22, 2015)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:30pm
Modernist Studies Association

Guiliana Bruno's Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film (2002), introduces the idea of "traveling domestic" in art and film. For Bruno, "traveling domestic" involves seeing and representing the home not as the static antithesis of travel but as a space that itself engenders voyage and invites exploration; to "travel domestic" is to approach the home as curious and risky rather than banal and safe. This type of travel holds special significance for considerations of gender both because it is staged within a stereotypically feminine sphere and because it unsettles the home's ability to function as a bulwark against turbulent public space.

[UPDATE] ARTICLE DEADLINE EXTENDED - Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:53am
Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies have extended the deadline for submission of articles for Issue #14 until 1st April 2015.

The journal publishes scholarly articles and reviews on all aspects of the gothic and horror across literature, film, new media, television and beyond.

Please see for further details.