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MLA 2017 Special Session: The Historical Novel as a Generic Hybrid (Deadline 3/15/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ben O'Dell/ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
bdodell2@illinois.edu

This panel welcomes reassessment of the historical novel from literary scholars working on a wide range of historical periods and geographic regions.

MLA 2017: Narratives of Contingency

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Quynn/Colorado State University
contact email: 
quynn@colostate.edu

Paper proposals sought for a special session proposal for MLA 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) that considers narratives of “contingency” in academic fiction.

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on US Ethnic Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
arobinso@goucher.edu

MELUS Call for Papers

Special Issue: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on US Ethnic Literatures
(A commemorative special issue in honor of MELUS Emeritus Editor Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr.)

Travellin’ Mama: Mothers, Mothering and Travel

full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
contact email: 
TravellinMama2016@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled Travellin’ Mama: Mothers, Mothering and Travel

MMLA 2016 Permanent Panel: Travel Writing / Writing Travel

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (November 10-13 2016)
contact email: 
erika.behrisch.elce@rmcc-cmrc.ca

Travel Writing / Writing Travel: Permanent MMLA Panel

[UPDATE] Georgia Philological Association: May 20, 2016 Conference and Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia

(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Proposal Deadline March 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Merced Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group
contact email: 
IHGradConference@UCMerced.edu

(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Third Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

UPDATE: Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/25

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language
contact email: 
anne.keefe@unt.edu

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

[REMINDER] INQUIS JOURNAL

full name / name of organization: 
https://inquisjournal.wordpress.com/
contact email: 
inquisjournal@gmail.com

INQUIS is an online, biannual, blind peer-reviewed journal which offers graduate students in the field of literatures in English a chance to make their research known internationally.

[UPDATE] Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Intersection of Species and Power in the World of Fictional Saviors

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
debate@binghamton.edu

We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by March 15th, 2016 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the world of animal rights and liberation against the backdrop of superher

Where is Adaptation? Article contributions needed.

full name / name of organization: 
Edited collection for F.I.L.L.M and John Benjamins
contact email: 
casiehermansson@gmail.com

Call for contributors: Where is Adaptation? A few (3-4) more articles needed, particularly those focusing in some way on marginalized countries, artists, cultures, works, or material.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] Special Journal Issue: 'Proto-Posthumanisms'

full name / name of organization: 
Word and Text
contact email: 
wordandtext2011@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, VI (2016)

Proto-Posthumanisms

[UPDATE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
contact email: 
csudhega@gmail.com

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education.

The 27th FILLM International Congress, New Delhi, India, Language & Literature, 15-17 March 2017

full name / name of organization: 
FILLM - The International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
meenakshibharat@gmail.com

THEME: "THE FAMILIAR AND THE EXOTIC IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: THE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION AND REPRESENTATION"

CFP for NWSA 2016 Proposed Panel – Gender and Bodily Regulation -- November 10-13 -- Montréal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Byock, PhD / Edgewood College
contact email: 
abyock@edgewood.edu

We are looking to fill out our panel with engaging research on how bodies are regulated around gender through legislation, policy, and governance.

MLA 2017: Beyond the Gay-Male Archive in C19 American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Griffiths / The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
tgriffiths at gradcenter dot cuny dot edu

What underserved archives of our queer American genealogy lie beyond the C19 gay-male archive? How should we attend to them now?

[UPDATE] Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths University of London
contact email: 
D.Gkitsa@gold.ac.uk

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 11. The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally.

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop, Antalya, TURKEY (June 8-10, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature
contact email: 
info@englanglit.org

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop aims to bring together academics, teachers, and artists to exchange information and share their experiences, ideas, and research results about all asp

MLA Conference Panel--Wounding and Caring: Vulnerable Bodies in Narrative

full name / name of organization: 
Amit R. Baishya, Andreea Marculescu
contact email: 
arbaishya1@ou.edu; amarcule@uci.edu

This panel seeks papers on literary and visual representations of vulnerable bodies and of their inscription in various historical and socio-political frameworks of care.

CFA: Black Matters - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

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

Deadline for articles: May 30 2016

CFP: Edited Collection: Modernism and Food (Proposals Due 5/1/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Fajardo, Philip Keel Geheber, and Jessica Martell, co-editors
contact email: 
modernismandfood@gmail.com

Edited Collection: Modernism and Food

Editors: Adam Fajardo (Georgia Gwinnett College), Philip Keel Geheber (Louisiana State University), and Jessica Martell (Lincoln Memorial University)

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Blossom N. Fondo and Dr Adamu Pangmeshi
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com, pangmeshi@gmail.com

Commitment and Critique:
Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Blossom N. Fondo and Dr Adamu Pangmeshi
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com, pangmeshi@gmail.com

Commitment and Critique:
Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D (Volume 1 Issue 2 March-April 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
JRSD
contact email: 
submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses. Lisbon - November 24-25, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
contact email: 
cecc@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

Although migratory movements have always existed throughout history, migration is nowadays usually associated with globalization and the resulting increase in the global mobility of people and informa

Music and Sexuality: November 10-12, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The International Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF)
contact email: 
wmaforum@gmail.com

The Forum for the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF) announces its Fourth Biennial International Conference to be held at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA f

CFP Ecopoetics: Global Poetries and Ecologies, Deadline April 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Isabel Campos / Montana Tech of U of Montana
contact email: 
icampos@mtech.edu

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed anthology broadly focused on the entangled relationship between poetries and ecologies.

'Studies in Horror and the Gothic': A Special Issue of Palgrave Communications. Proposals/Sept 2016, Final Articles/Nov 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Palgrave Communications
contact email: 
Palcomms@palgrave.com

STUDIES IN HORROR AND THE GOTHIC

Deadline for article proposals: September 1, 2016
Final deadline for full submissions: November 1, 2016

[UPDATE] British Comparative Literature Association XIV Triennial Conference 'Salvage'

full name / name of organization: 
British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
bcla2016@wlv.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

‘Salvage’

The Fourteenth Triennial Conference
of the
British Comparative Literature Association

Panelists Sought for NWSA Roundtable - "Queer(ed) Black Bodies and the Contested Space of the Black Church"

full name / name of organization: 
Gabrie'l J. Atchison, Ph.D.
contact email: 
atchison71@gmail.com

Panelists sought for NWSA
Queer(ed) Black Bodies and the Contested Space of the Black Church

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals (March 28, 2016): Collection of scholarly essays titled Critical Insights: Flash Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Grey House Publishing / Eds. Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)
contact email: 
mfcocchiarale@mail.widener.edu; scott.emmert@uwc.edu

Although the term is fairly recent, flash fiction—extremely short narratives typically less than 1000 words—is not especially new.

Pop Culture panel at MMLA 2016 Nov 10-13

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmlapopculture2016@gmail.com

In the spirit of this year’s conference theme of “Border States,” we welcome papers that explore borders in all their diverse forms in popular culture.

Remediating Boundaries between Children’s Print and Digital Media (MLA, 1/5/17-1/8/17, 3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

At the outset of their landmark work, Remediation: Understanding New Media, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin explain the “double logic” of remediation accordingly: “Our culture wants both to

[UPDATE] The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education and Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People

full name / name of organization: 
David Aitchison / Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
david.c.aitchison@gmail.com

(Proposed session for MLA 2017, sponsored by Children’s Literature Association)

MLA Special Session: American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions (1 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin J. Jacobson / Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
kristin.jacobson@stockton.edu

SSAWW CFP for MLA 2017 Special Session

American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions

Special Session

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