category: african-american

After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu

http://www.acla.org/after-nature-feminist-futures

Society for American Travel Writing at ALA 2015 (May 21-24 in Boston, MA) 15 December 2014 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing
contact email: 
mscript@udel.edu

The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, 21-24 May 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
contact email: 
jgaeta@css.edu

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the “adult” world to which they do not, presumably, belong. However, what happens when we acknowledge children in contexts contrary to such an absolute narrative? For instance, consider the complexities surrounding cultural identification in French overseas departments – where colonial policies of assimilation led inhabitants to vote in favor of remaining “French” in the mid 20th century – and how continued political and economic ties have problematized these departments' ability to carve out independent identities. An analysis of this phenomenon might be expected to include the role of children, as these individuals will internalize and carry with them into adulthood the cultural attitudes and social norms to which they are exposed during their formative years, thus providing a potential means of social change (or perpetuation) through the process of socialization. The child, or more specifically the education, media, and relationships the child experiences, cannot be entirely separated from the larger issue – a collective sense of cultural identity. Yet the view of children as innocent or irrelevant continues to pervade the larger body of scholarship addressing “adult” issues around the world. This forum seeks to problematize that view by inviting submissions providing a critical examination of the relevancy of children and/or childhood from a variety of perspectives. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children as subjects and audience in cultural production, representations in the media, postcolonial educational systems, childhood and culture. Please study the submission guidelines before submitting, see http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=4&art=15 Submissions should be sent to the forum’s Coordinating Editor Dr. Gaeta, jgaeta@css.edu , and the Chief Editor, Dr. Liang, hliang@css.edu

[UPDATE] Capitalist Realist Fiction - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writin

Critical University Studies in the Age of the Adjunct - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the s

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

Call for Papers: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre
contact email: 
L. Kinyon, Ph.D.; Ed. coreopsisjournalofmyththeatre@gmail.com

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

FSAC Grad Colloque 2015: PROPAGANDA - CENSORSHIP - SURVEILLANCE

full name / name of organization: 
FSAC Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
Philippe.Mather@uregina.ca

FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
17th ANNUAL GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Spaces
contact email: 
feministspacesjournal@gmail.com

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Department
contact email: 
violationconference@gmail.com

The McGill English Department’s Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation.

"Protect and Serve": Crime Fiction and Community

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
crimeandcommunity2015@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers

Professor Gill Plain (St Andrews)
Professor Mary Evans (LSE)

Call for Abstracts

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP Authorship and Translation (edited book)

full name / name of organization: 
Macquarie University
contact email: 
siobhan.lyons@mq.edu.au, joel.gilberthorpe@mq.edu.au

A reminder that the due date for abstracts for the edited collection on 'Authorship and Translation' is October 31, 2014.

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

"Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ucla.complit.conf@gmail.com

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

"Constraints" - 28th GAFIS Symposium, March 20-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GAFIS - Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (UW Madison)
contact email: 
gafis.symposium.2015@gmail.com

The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Producing War: The Militarization of Culture, DUE 10/15/14, [3/26-3/29/15]

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2015, Seattle, 3/26-3/29/15
contact email: 
aopitz@stonehill.edu

Our seminar seeks to understand the multivalent ways in which militarism, war and state violence have informed cultural and social processes.

[UPDATE] Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, April 1-4, 2015. NEW ORLEANS.

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference
contact email: 
lpodniek@ryerson.ca

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

Autobiography in Context, International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 21 and 22 November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia
contact email: 
Irena Grubica: irena.grubica@gmail.com

Autobiography in Context

An International Interdisciplinary Conference

21st & 22nd November 2014
Rijeka, Croatia

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject after Sedgwick -- CFP for Panel (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jenny James/ Pacific Lutheran University
contact email: 
jamesja@plu.edu

Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject After Sedgwick

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
jmcdaniel@pittstate.edu

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Critical Insights: American Writers in Exile (Abstracts by 11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
contact email: 
jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu

Critical Insights: American Writers in Exile

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities)--Call for Papers

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

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
http://theapollonian.in
Vol. 1, Issue 2 | December 2014
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Institute for Critical Animal Studies North American Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
icasnorthamerica@gmail.com

CONFERENCE DATES: April 17 – 19, 2015 @ Binghamton University
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 10th, 2015

Call for Papers: African American Literature at CEA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
scolli25@csu.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

[UPDATE] TEXT IN CONTEXT: A GRADUATE STUDENT JOURNAL--POP CULTURE IN CONTEXT--DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
TEXT IN CONTEXT: A GRADUATE STUDENT JOURNAL--SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15, 2014

Literatures of the Post-Socialist European Diaspora in the United States (ACLA, Seattle 3/26-29/2015; deadline 10/10/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA seminar 2015 Seattle
contact email: 
Claudia.Sadowski-Smith@asu.edu, ioana.luca@ntnu.edu.tw,

Literatures of the Post-Socialist European Diaspora in the United States (ACLA, Seattle 3/26-29/2015; deadline 10/10/2014)

Urban Pests, Ecology, and Social Justice (NeMLA 2015, April 30-May 3, Toronto)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert/NeMLA
contact email: 
mmlamber@andrew.cmu.edu

From the major urban parks of the 19th Century—like Central Park in New York and City Park in New Orleans—to today’s plethora of urban gardens, American city planners and residents have attempte

“Has Theatre ever been Secular?” (10/17/14; ATHE, Montréal, Québec, 30 July- 2 August 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Stevenson
contact email: 
jillstevenson@gmail.com

“Has Theatre Ever Been Secular?”
Session for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s 2015 Conference
30 July-2 August, 2015; Montréal, Québec, Canada

ACLA 2015 - Compromised Radicals and Failed Revolutions: The Unfinished Politics of the '70s

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, American writers have begun to return to the political and aesthetic moment of the late 1960s and 1970s.

HERA conference April 8-11, 2015 San Francisco

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
mgreen@sfsu.edu

Beyond the Binary
(See HERA’s website for an expanded description.)
www.h-e-r-a.org/

ACLA 2015: "The Subject Beside Itself: Ecstasies of Juxtaposition" (March 26-29, SEATTLE)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
ndicecco@sfu.ca, lychee@yorku.ca

The Subject Beside Itself: Ecstasies of Juxtaposition

Rebecca Harding Davis Panels (SSAWW 2015 Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and her World
contact email: 
mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu

SSAWW 2015

CFP: Democracy, Resistance, and the Practice of Literature (Deadline October 10, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Sourit Bhattacharya and Arka Chattopadhyay/Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

Democracy, Resistance, and the Practice of Literature
Sanglap Vol I No. II

Aesthetics and Catastrophe: Women's Transnational Narratives in the 21st Century--ACLA 2015 (26-29 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephenie Young & Adele Parker/Salem State University & College of the Holy Cross
contact email: 
Stephenie young syoung2@salemstate.edu OR Adele Parker aparker@holycross.edu

ACLA Seminar: Aesthetics and Catastrophe: Women's Transnational Narratives in the 21st Century

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://acla.org/seminars

Reminder: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Waste Matters (deadline 9/30/14; conference 4/30-5/3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jill.gatlin at necmusic.edu

Waste Matters: Environmental Pollution and Materiality (ASLE Session)

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

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