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"Genre-Art and Resistance: Mass Culture and Leftist Modernisms" (proposed panel or roundtable)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association (MSA 18: Nov. 17-20, 2016--Pasadena, CA)
contact email: 
ekeenaghan@albany.edu

Genre-Art and Resistance: Mass Culture and Leftist Modernisms
Organizer: Eric Keenaghan (University at Albany, SUNY)
MSA 18 Pasadena, CA

ASLE Panel at MMLA 11/10-11/13 (due 4/5/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest MLA / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
contact email: 
ottuml@xavier.edu

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in St. Louis, MO November 10th-13th. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

Capital in Contemporary British and American Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Arul Benito Gerard
contact email: 
la14resch01002@iith.ac.in

Inviting papers for a panel on capital in contemporary British and American poetry. Possible concerns might include: financial crisis, utopianism and form.

Science and Fiction Panel at MMLA 2016 (St. Louis, Nov. 10-13)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jerrica.ryan@siu.edu

In the spirit of this year’s conference theme of “Border States,” we welcome papers that explore borders—or the blurring of such borders--within Science and Fiction.

British Fantasy Society Journal 16

full name / name of organization: 
The British Fantasy Society
contact email: 
bfsjournal@britishfantasysociety.org

BFS Journal 16 is due out in June/July.

"Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents," 3-8 December 2016, deadline 15 June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
contact email: 
litsea2016@easychair.org

CFP: “Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents”
Mobile, AL, USA, 3-8 December 2016

The Street and the City - Awakenings: 14-15 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
contact email: 
thestreetandthecity@gmail.com

EXTENDED DEADLINE - 21st MARCH 2116

'Like a piece of architecture, the city is a construction in space, but
one of vast scale, a thing perceived only in the course of long spans of time.

Autofiction in English

full name / name of organization: 
Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
contact email: 
HDix@bournemouth.ac.uk

Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon.

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive (Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Johannes Schlegel / Ralf Haekel / Julia Kroll
contact email: 
johannes.schlegel@phil.uni-goettingen.de

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive
(Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

Transgressive Filmmakers and Their Films

full name / name of organization: 
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
mmartinez@shsu.edu

This is a CFP for Film & History Conference. 26-30 October 2016
The Hilton Milwaukee; Milwaukee, WI, USA

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2016

open Field: Gender, Sexuality, and the Black Athlete

full name / name of organization: 
Portland State Univ./Univ. of Louisville
contact email: 
gendersexsport@gmail.com

OPEN FIELD: GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND THE BLACK ATHLETE

Editors
Derrais A. Carter, Ph.D.
Portland State University
Assistant Professor
Department of Black Studies

(Update) Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
contact email: 
cvarlack@umbc.edu

From its flawed notion of “separate but equal” to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim C

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2 -

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies ISSN 2455 6564
contact email: 
postcolonialinterventions@gmail.com

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the

Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present A Reader

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel May and Anna Brecke
contact email: 
DomesticityReader@gmail.com

Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present
A Reader

SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida
contact email: 
bls39@miami.edu

SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization

(SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA 4-6 Nov 2016)
Contact email:
Bls39@miami.edu

Religion and Literature permanent section panel, MMLA, November 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.zirbel@marquette.edu; aschmi48@slu.edu

In keeping with the conference theme “Border States,” the Religion and Literature permanent section invites papers on writers and texts which challenge, question, or reimagine the borderlands betw

NANO: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity (10/1)

full name / name of organization: 
New American Notes Online
contact email: 
jcraig@alas.edu

NANO: New American Notes Online

Call for Papers: Issue 11

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity

Poetics/Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Athenot/IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil
contact email: 
athenot.eric@orange.fr

Poetics/Politics:
Writing, Ethics, and Aesthetics
October 14-15, 2016
IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil

Civic Arts and Humanities - Due April 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory
contact email: 
revfigueiredo@gmail.com

Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory

Topic: Civic Humanities

[UPDATE] MLA 2017 Special Session: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (deadline 3/15/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Elsky / Loyola University Chicago
contact email: 
jelsky@luc.edu

This is a call for a proposed panel, which will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century.

Open Field: Gender, Sexuality, and the Black Athlete

full name / name of organization: 
Portland State Univ./Univ. of Louisville
contact email: 
gendersexsport@gmail.com

Sport operates as a social and cultural institution that allows for hegemonic ideals about masculinity to be preserved and reproduced.

Call for Papers and Artistic Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
contact email: 
akilahw@msn.com or emily.allenwilliams@uvi.edu

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2017)

Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists Working From Canada

Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Deadline Extended to April 1 for Submission to Harriet Beecher Stowe Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
contact email: 
hmdalygaleano@lcsc.edu

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society is organizing its 20th Anniversary conference on "Everyday Stowe" at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington from June 24-26, 2016.

Form and The Public Intellectual (MLA 2017 Guaranteed Session; 3/15/16; 1/17)

full name / name of organization: 
David Bahr, BMCC-CUNY
contact email: 
dbahr@bmcc.cuny.edu

Almost thirty years ago, Russell Jacoby defined public intellectuals as "writers and thinkers who address a general and educated audience." Yet from Rousseau to Jacoby, the public intellectual has bee

MLA 2017 Unhomely Narratives: Migration and Displacement in Black Diaspora Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Debarati Biswas/English, The Graduate Center CUNY; Christopher Ian Foster/Department of English James Madison University
contact email: 
debarati.biswas@gmail.com; fosterci@jmu.edu

MLA 2017
Unhomely Narratives: Migration and Displacement in Black Diaspora Literature
Calls for Papers Submission
Panel Organizers: Debarati Biswas and Christopher Ian Foster

Book chapters for Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics by April 1

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Curtright/Georgia State University
contact email: 
lcurtright@gsu.edu

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: SUSTAINABILITY AND THE CITY: URBAN POETICS AND POLITICS

CFP: How Normal is White?: The Normalization of Whiteness in Young Adult Dystopian Lit

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Miranda Green-Barteet (SAMLA)
contact email: 
raceinyalit@gmail.com

In recent years, critics, teachers, editors, authors, and readers have all argued that children's and Young Adult literature must be more diverse.

Romantic Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
contact email: 
earn.nccu@gmail.com

Romantic Legacies, 18-19 November 2016
Conference Website: http://rl2016.com/

Keynote Speakers:

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel – at SAMLA Conference, Nov 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email: 
maia.butler@edwidgedanticatsociety.org

Haiti Needs New Narratives: Literary and Critical Responses to Persistent ‘Disaster Zone’ Discourse

Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"- DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia
contact email: 
girlspire@rol-liberia.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

[UPDATE] Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Betty Kaklamanidou - Margaret Tally
contact email: 
betty.kaklamanidou@gmail.com

We are currently inviting submissions for 2-3 chapters for an edited collection on Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television already contracted by Ashgate.

Editing the Amanuensis, due 15 March

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Documentary Editing
contact email: 
CDBL@Brown.edu

The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for its 2017 MLA session entitled “Editing the Amanuensis.” We seek presentations that address issues of editing material prepared with th

trauma and traumatic memory

full name / name of organization: 
A monographic volume
contact email: 
spiritualityvsscience@gmail.com

Traumatic Memory CFP
A monographic volume on trauma and traumatic memory

Returning the Gaze II – Stories of Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
European Race & Imagery Foundation (ERIF)
contact email: 
ulrich.pallua@uibk.ac.at

ERIF is proud to announce the Call for Contributions for its second conference Returning the Gaze II: Stories of Resistance.

Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Frances Harper, W.E.B.Dubois, Alain Locke, and Sonia Sanchez

full name / name of organization: 
Pearlie Peters, MLA Special Session Panel Organizer for "Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals" panel which is anticipated for presentation at the 2017 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention which will be held in Philadelphia from January 5-8
contact email: 
petersp@rider.edu

This panel entitled "Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Harper, DuBois, Locke and Sanchez" seeks papers for presentation at the 2017 MLA Convention which will be held in Philadelphia, Penn

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