category: african-american

[UPDATE] Performance and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association
contact email: 
sjones@gc.cuny.edu; eero.email@gmail.com

The Performance Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association calls for proposals for politically engaged articles and innovative digital publishing projects at the intersections of cultural studi

ENGLISH FORUM: JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY. CALL FOR PAPERS.

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Gauhati University
contact email: 
guenglishjournal@gmail.com

ENGLISH FORUM: JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY.
CALL FOR PAPERS.

World Literature/Immigrant Literature (NeMLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

When asked about the influences of immigrant fiction on her own writing, Jhumpa Lahiri told the New York Times, ‘I don’t know what to make of the term ‘immigrant fiction.’ […] If certain boo

PROTEST: RESISTANCE AND DISSENT IN AMERICA

full name / name of organization: 
British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
protestinamerica@gmail.com

SATURDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2014

Keynote speakers:
Professor Will Kaufman (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr Joe Street (University of Northumbria)

Interactions Vol. 24.1-2 (2015) - Deadline October, 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ege Journal of British and American Studies
contact email: 
sebnemtoplu@hotmail.com

Annual deadline : October 15

Collection: Girl Talk: The Influence of Girls’ Series Fiction on American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
LuElla D'Amico
contact email: 
ldamico@whitworth.edu

Since the mid nineteenth century, American girls have had books written especially for them, often featuring the same characters who begin to feel like their friends, enemies, and overall substitute s

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] American Studies Association of Texas Conference Date: November 13-15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

14-15 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
contact email: 
languageliteratureandculture@gmail.com , suleozun@sdu.edu.tr

SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY
(TURKEY)
in collaboration with
CANKAYA UNIVERSITY (TURKEY)

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture

Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk

Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance
University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
ec10@uw.edu

Panel topic - Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

Conference – The 2015 Latin American Studies Association Congress

Location – San Juan, Puerto Rico

CFA: Popping the Question | The Question of Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
contact email: 
info@diffractions.net

Call for Articles
Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
POPPING THE QUESTION: THE QUESTION OF POPULAR CULTURE
Deadline for article submissions: November 30, 2014​

American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual s

"Making Something Happen: Poetry & Citizenship" NeMLA 2015; due Sept 30, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega / NeMLA
contact email: 
kortega@uccs.edu

"Making Something Happen: Poetry & Citizenship"

ACLA 2015- Biologism and Identity Seminar CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Jenny Heijun Wills/University of Winnipeg; David Palumbo-Liu/Stanford University
contact email: 
j.wills@uwinnipeg.ca

Special Issue on "Crime Writing"--CFP--due March 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
contact email: 
rmartin@pace.edu

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), c

[UPDATE] Conference on Existentialism and Postcolonialism (October 10-11, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
expoco2014@gmail.com

EXTENDED DEADLINE:

"Existentialism and Postcolonialism”
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 10-11, 2014

[UPDATE] International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), DATES CHANGED 4-5 DECEMBER 2014, Lisbo

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon
contact email: 
architlit2014@outlook.com

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

DAtes changed (please disregard previous version of this CFP)

Call for Contributions: A Virtual Underground Railroad

full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Education Project
contact email: 
virtual.education.project@gmail.com

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Education Project
contact email: 
virtual.education.project@gmail.com

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography

Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Formations
contact email: 
feministformations@email.arizona.edu

A Special Issue of Feminist Formations Co-edited by Jennifer Nash and Emily Owens

Call for Papers - Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Studies Ulster/University of Ulster
contact email: 
genderstudiesulster@gmail.com

7th-8th November 2014, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, in association with Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network , and the UU Research Graduate School

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

[UPDATE] Extended CFP: "Picking Through the Trash"

full name / name of organization: 
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

***Extended CFP Deadline: August 31, 2014***

Performing Freedom, Troubling Race (NeMLA 2015, April 30-May 3, Toronto)

full name / name of organization: 
Maleda Belilgne/NeMLA
contact email: 
mbelilgn@umbc.edu

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
peter.c.kunze@gmail.com

“Laughter in the Digital Age”
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language - Call for Articles

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Birmingham
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

Reconceptualizing the Turn into the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays on American Literary History

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Goldsmith/Melanie Dawson
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu; mvdaws@wm.edu

Despite the substantial reconceptualization of the field of American literature in recent decades, century-based constructs typically remain in place throughout the field, particularly in relation to

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014.

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

Approaching Blackness: Beyond the Limits of Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for English and American Studies, American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
contact email: 
asgcongerence.berlin@gmail.com



Call for Papers: 13th Annual Students and Graduates Conference, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Approaching Blackness: Beyond the Limits of Representation

CFP: Myth and Fairy Tales Area, SWPCA Conference, Feb 11-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
weeksj@iupui.edu

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2014

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 11-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

full name / name of organization: 
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
BEDMONDS@PRINCETON.EDU

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University

SPECIAL ISSUE: "Art and the Commons: Tract, Circuit, Sphere"

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal: The Scholarly Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu



This special issue of the new ASAP/Journal investigates how the notion of a “commons” has formed or is forming theories and production of post-1960s literary, performing, visual, and media art. Critical theory has addressed the notion of a commons through concepts such as “the multitude,” the “affectsphere,” “the ecosphere,” and “open source”--all having implications for how a commons may potentially be constructed or annihilated in various arenas of contemporary social life. Yet what other forms of theoretical and/or enacted contact with the commons do the literary, visual, and performing arts present? For example, in the visual arts, “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” controversially align themselves with commons construction, while electronic literature often cites digital commons' relationality, queer aesthetics offers new conceptual commons, and hip hop remix challenges anti-commons aesthetics; likewise, various Occupy movements as well as international liberation movements find art performance central to enunciating commons politics. New definitions of contemporary art periodization—such as planetarity, cosmodernism, altermodernism, geoculture, info-aesthetics—often quote commons' logics. The question is, then, this: How do the post-1960s arts portray, or construct, or deconstruct, our notions about the commons and extend the commons beyond its earlier social territories and meanings?

This "Art and the Commons" issue, edited by Amy J. Elias, explores how the contemporary arts relate to, develop, contest, or modify conversations about "the commons." The issue title plays on various forms (prose tracts, sound tracks, media circuitry, sculpted spheres) and locations (plotted space, rhizomatic space, psychic space, planetary space) associated with art’s interplay with the commons.

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