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C PRACSIS International Conference on History, Theory and Writing 11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia In Association with The Institute of Social Justice, Australian Catholic University and The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.
contact email: 
cpracsis@gmail.com

C PRACSIS announces its 2016 edition of International Conference on 'History, Theory and Writing'.

Octavia Butler essay collection

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Japtok and Rafiki Jenkins
contact email: 
mjaptok@palomar.edu; jjenkins@palomar.edu

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler’s multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to

[UPDATE] Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production

full name / name of organization: 
UTA English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
bodiesatwork2016@gmail.com

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production
April 7-8, 2016, The University of Texas at Arlington
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015

[UPDATE] Acacia Group’s Philip K. Dick Conference April 29-30 [JANUARY 15 Deadline]

full name / name of organization: 
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
contact email: 
dsandner@fullerton.edu

Call for Papers for the Acacia Group’s Philip K. Dick Conference to be held at Cal State Fullerton, April 29-30, 2016. Confirmed Special Guests: Dr.

[UPDATE] Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies: A Graduate Conference in Reno, 26-27 February 2016

full name / name of organization: 
College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
contact email: 
clags2016@gmail.com

Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies
The 6th annual College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
Conference Date: February 26-27, 2016

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies Issue 15 - articles and reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies
contact email: 
irishjournalgothichorror@gmail.com

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies is currently seeking submissions for Issue #15, to be published in late Summer 2016.

[UPDATE] Symposium Reading the Present through the Past

full name / name of organization: 
The Netherlands School for Literary Studies
contact email: 
vandamhd@cardiff.ac.uk

Reading the Present through the Past

Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

Watermark: Graduate Student Journal - Deadline to Submit: Feb. 8, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Watermark: California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
csulbwatermark@gmail.com

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth vol

[UPDATE] Emotional Geographies: Gender, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Translocality and the City Research Group, University of Debrecen, Hungary
contact email: 
gyorke.agnes@arts.unideb.hu and imola.bulgozdi@arts.unideb.hu

Call for Papers

Emotional Geographies: Gender, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Texts

Edited volume
Editors:

ENGLISH FORUM: JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY

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

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

UPDATE

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

HERA
Call for Papers
Humanities Education and Research Association
Annual Conference, 23-26 March
New Orleans, LA

The Nature of Our Humanity

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Issue 5 "Scum and Villainy"

full name / name of organization: 
Word Hoard interdisciplinary graduate journal
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and other publishable works on the theme of “Scum and Villainy” for our fifth issue.

CFP: Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy. Abstracts due: 12/23/15

full name / name of organization: 
Santosh Khadka, California State University Northridge
contact email: 
santosh.khadka@csun.edu

Call For Papers
Tentative Title: Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy

Call For Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Watchung Review supported by the New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
watchungreview@gmail.com

The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving on their advisory board as and as editors for their open-source academic and creative journal the Watchung Review.

Disquiet: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of St. Thomas Graduate English and Art History Departments
contact email: 
ustdisquietconference@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Disquiet: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
University of St. Thomas, April 29, 2016

Displacement 2016 NYU Conference CFP

full name / name of organization: 
NYU Graduate Student Cinema Studies Conference
contact email: 
displacednyu@gmail.com

March 4-5, 2016

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Ray Browne Conference for Cultural and Critical Studies
contact email: 
raybrowneconf@bgsu.edu

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016

[UPDATE] The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa.northeastern@gmail.com

“The imaginary” invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.

Cityscapes: Media Textualities and Urban Visions

full name / name of organization: 
York St John University, York, UK
contact email: 
cityscapesconference2016@gmail.com

Saturday 23rd April 2016, York St John University
Organised by Dr Anne-Marie Evans and Dr Kaley Kramer

[UPDATE] Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear (4/2/2016). Abstracts: 1/15/2016

full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
contact email: 
maazaoui@lincoln.edu

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fourth international conference on Fear, Suspicion, Surveillance, to

European Beat Studies Network Annual Conference, Manchester 27-29 June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
rsee11@elmira.edu

We invite proposals for the Fifth Annual Conference of the EBSN, which will take place in Manchester, UK, from 27‐29 June, at The Wonder Inn (http://www.thewonderinn.co.uk), in the heart of the city

[UPDATE] deadline extended to January 11, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Space Between Society: Literature and Culture 1914-1945
contact email: 
ariel.buckley@mcgill.ca

The 18th annual conference of the Space Between Society focuses on the concept of surveillance—watching, listening, recording—as it relates to literature, art, history, music, theatre, media, and

CFP: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders Transnational Studies Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Dec 15 - Appetites: Discourses of Consumption, ft. Rey Chow

full name / name of organization: 
20th Annual CLIFF Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
cliffumich2016@gmail.com

Keynote: “A Tale of Deliveries”
Rey Chow, Duke University
Thursday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2015.

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogy Contributors

full name / name of organization: 
"Why Social Theory?"
contact email: 
whysocialtheory@hotmail.com

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website “Why Social Theory?”

Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
endnotesconference@gmail.com

Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 January 2016

Scenes of Interracial Intimacies: Proposed Panel for BWWC 2016 (deadline: December 20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Deanna Koretsky / Spelman College
contact email: 
dkoretsk@spelman.edu

Vladimir Nabokov famously expressed that the theme of “a Negro-white intermarriage which is a complete and glorious success resulting in lots of children and grandchildren” has been “utterly tab

TAU Journal of Literary and Visual Arts: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

full name / name of organization: 
Shawna Rushford-Spence/Lourdes University
contact email: 
tau@lourdes.edu

We are accepting submissions through January 30:

POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Rules for submission:

>Use 12 point Times New Roman font.
>Name each entry with the Title Only.

Mapping Fields of Study: Renegotiations of Disciplinary Spaces in the English-Speaking World

full name / name of organization: 
Marilyne Brun / University of Lorraine, Nancy, France
contact email: 
marilyne.brun@univ-lorraine.fr

Mapping Fields of Study: Renegotiations of Disciplinary Spaces in the English-Speaking World
International Conference
Nancy, France
9-11 June 2016

[Update] Reconstruction 17.2: Fantasy Sports

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew J. Ploeg / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
aploeg@bilkent.edu.tr

Fantasy sports are one of the most popular and rapidly expanding areas of contemporary culture.

"Narrative, Description, and Spatiality"-Call for Panelists-Narrative 2016 conference

full name / name of organization: 
David Rodriguez-Stony Brook University / Marlene Marcussen-University of Southern Denmark
contact email: 
david.m.rodriguez@stonybrook.edu marlene@sdu.dk

We seek to organize a panel at the Narrative 2016 conference in Amsterdam 16-18 June around innovative papers that engage with the different ways space, environment, and nature are both represented and perceived in literature through the experience of reading.

Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize, 25 January 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Contemporary Women's Writing, Oxford University Press
contact email: 
r.carroll@tees.ac.uk

Contemporary Women's Writing (Oxford University Press) is pleased to announce the launch of a new annual Essay Prize.

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

full name / name of organization: 
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary.

"Black or "All": An Atlanta University Center Multidisciplinary Discussion on the Black Lives Matter Movement

full name / name of organization: 
Morehouse College
contact email: 
Francine.allen@morehouse.edu

Abstract Submission Deadline for Students, Faculty, and Staff: March 16, 2016

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment.

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