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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.

MLA Special Session—A Radical New Vision: Popular Visual Culture and African-American Self-Fashioning—Abstracts due by March 9th

full name / name of organization: 
Stacie McCormick and Kya Mangrum
contact email: 
s.mccormick@tcu.edu; knm53@cornell.edu

We are inviting proposals for a possible special session that asks how African-American writers and artists—from the end of the U.S.

2/21/2015 NWSA CFP: The Precarity of Televised Trauma

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Mooney and Sarah McLain/Simmons College
contact email: 
heather.mooney@simmons.edu

NWSA CFP: The Precarity of Televised Trauma

Silence and Documentation - July 10-11

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver BC
contact email: 
silencedocumentationconference@gmail.com

“In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence.”
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978

New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

full name / name of organization: 
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University
contact email: 
lillie.brown@famu.edu

Studies in the Literary Imagination (SLI), a publication of the Department of English, Georgia State University, is accepting "Special Topic" proposals for future issues of the journal.

The American Hobo, MLA 2016, 1/7-1/10

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Kerouac proclaims in his 1960 essay "The Vanishing Hobo" that cultural practices have made the American landscape inhospitable to the long-cherished tramp in literature and life.

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA [UPDATE].

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email: 
mfeife1@lsu.edu

[EXTENDED DEADLINE- 2/28/15]

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX
contact email: 
kproehl4@hotmail.com

MLA Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

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

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

Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sixth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon College
contact email: 
lluc@gordon.edu

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergra

Second-Generation Cognitive Narratology (MLA 2016 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Irving (Stony Brook University)
contact email: 
danieljirving1@gmail.com

Seeking abstracts for a proposed special session at MLA 2016, next January 7-10 in Austin, Texas.

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com & mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

VOL. 2, ISSUE 1 | MARCH-APRIL 2015

http://theapollonian.in/

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality
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The Seventies in Contemporary Historical Fiction

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

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

[UPDATE] "Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting": 19-21 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University / European Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
gegan@dmu.ac.uk

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of
Reading, Studying and Consulting"

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for

CFP: MLA 2015, deadline March 15, Division of American Literature to 1800

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Donegan/University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
kdonegan@berkeley.edu

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