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American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas.

"Asking questions of education" Deadline 3.30.16

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

Call for Papers

{Deadline 3.30.16}

Asking Questions of Education

Call for Proposals (March 15th, 2016): Collection of Essays on HOW TO ANALYZE AND REVIEW COMICS

full name / name of organization: 
Forrest C. Helvie, Ph.D.
contact email: 
forrest.helvie@att.net

Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report?

Call for Papers/Poems: "What we learned from our grandmothers"

full name / name of organization: 
Rag Queen Periodical
contact email: 
ragqueenperiodical@gmail.com

"What we learned from our grandmothers"

Deadline 4.17.16

Our grandmothers, ourselves.

Comedy and Critical Thought: Laughter as Resistance?

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kent
contact email: 
criticalcomedykent@gmail.com

The Centre for Critical Thought, the Centre for Comic and Popular Performance and the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent are glad to invite 250-word abstracts for

Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I, MLA 2017 / Deadline Mar 15

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Hall/ MLA Philadelphia
contact email: 
molly_hall@uri.edu

This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.m

Sound Bites for Multimedia Work on Gardening and the Earth Sought, 15 Feb 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick
contact email: 
kdorwick@gmail.com

Carl Granieri and Keith Dorwick (“us,” “our”) of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are seeking short audio narratives about gardening and the use of the earth, both positive and negative, for a large multimedia project ("Hidden Garden" premiering March 18, 2016 in Lafayette LA, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Faulkner and Money, July 23-27, 2017

full name / name of organization: 
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference (Jay Watson, director)
contact email: 
jwatson@olemiss.edu

To gain a fuller understanding of William Faulkner’s literary career and fictional oeuvre, a reader could do worse than to follow the proverbial money.

The Destruction of Art (Past and Present)

full name / name of organization: 
Rea Bethel Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
contact email: 
rbethel@umassd.edu

International Undergraduate Student Symposium
Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
April 14, 2016

Special Session of the 2016 PAMLA Conference November 11-13, 2016: Back from the Dead: Language Revival as Arc

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Katherine.Billotte@ccaurora.edu

Recent scholarship on the “archive” as well as that on “cultural memory” has focused on the role of language as both mechanism and metaphor.

UPDATE: Deadline Extended to March 1st. Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies-- special issue
contact email: 
lkarpenk@carrollu.edu; ldietz@depaul.edu

Submission Date:

SPECTRUM

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dhaka
contact email: 
spectrum.ed.du@gmail.com

Spectrum, a refereed journal published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, seeks submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, translations and creative pieces for its forthcoming is

Orphan Identities

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
orphan-identities@port.ac.uk

Orphan Identities Symposium: Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers: Laura Peters and David Floyd

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
contact email: 
ada_g@att.net

Central/Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and then in 2009 when Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller received the Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region?

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities (a virtual conference: May 3-24)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Environmental Humanities Initiative
contact email: 
EHCfellow@gmail.com

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities
Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UC Santa Barbara
A virtual conference held online from May 3-24, 2016

PAMLA Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene [Abstracts Due May 6, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ron2154@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Shun Yin Kiang/Bunker Hill Community College
contact email: 
shunkiang@gmail.com

Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth-century.

[UPDATE] Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Common Ground Publishing
contact email: 
support@oncommunicationmedia.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Trans(form): New Insights and New Directions: April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
urigradconference2016@gmail.com

The prefix trans- implies movement and change: between states, among groups and disciplines, across divides, from one way of being or knowing to another.

Comparative Medievalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Medieval Forum of the MLA (Philadelphia, January 2017)
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

What cultural work does the medieval past perform in global media and cultural productions—textual, visual, musical, performative, cinematic?

Journal of Creative Writing Studies -- Now Open for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Creative Writing Studies
contact email: 
james@creativewritingstudies.com

Journal of Creative Writing Studies is a peer reviewed, open access journal. We publish research that examines the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing.

MLA Special Session Proposal: Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2017 (in Philadelphia)
contact email: 
meruprecht@yahoo.com

MLA Special Session:

Twentieth-Century Women Writers and the Formalist Turn (MLA 2017); 3/14

full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Society
contact email: 
corneliuscollins@rocketmail.com

Special session for the 2017 MLA Convention.

Teaching Doris Lessing in the Twenty-First Century (MLA 2017); 3/14

full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Society
contact email: 
corneliuscollins@rocketmail.com

Guaranteed session for the 2017 MLA Convention.

Cripping Keywords [abstracts due March 15]

full name / name of organization: 
TC Forum on Disability Studies for the MLA
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

Influenced by factors as varied as Raymond Williams’ vocabulary of culture in Keywords (1976) and contemporary Ignite talks, keywords-based collaborations have proliferated in recent MLA Conventions

[UPDATE] Under Western Skies 2016 CFP (Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Mount Royal University, Calgary, CANADA
contact email: 
rboschman@mtroyal.ca

Call for Proposals (Extended, with Track 5)

Under Western Skies 2016

Water: Events, Trends, Analysis

September 27-30, 2016

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Speculative Fiction--SAMLA--November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ann Gareis Speculative Fiction Association
contact email: 
Mary.Gareis@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under this category is that there is some “unrealistic” element.

Skenè. JTDS - Call for contributions for the 3.1 2017 Spring issue

full name / name of organization: 
Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies
contact email: 
info@skenejournal.it

SKENÈ. JOURNAL OF THEATRE AND DRAMA STUDIES, a peer-reviewed academic journal, invites scholars and researchers to submit manuscripts for the forthcoming 3.1. 2017 Spring issue.

[Update] CFP: deadline is now 2/15 for Encountering the Unexpected

full name / name of organization: 
Syracuse University Religion Graduate Organization
contact email: 
surereligionconference@gmail.com

The Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: February 15, 2016 for Encountering the Unexpected: Glitches, (Dis)placements, and Marginalia, a

I Prefer Not To: Anti-Work Politics in American Literature and Culture (MLA 2017: Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Hagen Forsberg
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Revolution. Rebellion. Protest. Radicalism. Anarchism. The refusal to work in American literature and culture has been called by many names.

DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Metal in Strange Places: Aural, Emotional, Tactile, Visual

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dayton
contact email: 
bbardine1@udayton.edu

October 20-22, 2016
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH 45469-1520, USA

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Critical Essays on American Horror Story

full name / name of organization: 
Cameron Williams and Leverett Butts / University of North Georgia
contact email: 
cameron.williams@ung.edu; leverett.butts@ung.edu

American Horror Story is an anthology horror series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

MLA Special Session Proposal: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (5–8 January 2017, Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
jelsky@luc.edu

This panel will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century.

New Voices in Jewish-American Literature (Proposals Due 3/18)

full name / name of organization: 
Open Library of the Humanities
contact email: 
newvoicescollection@gmail.com

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary cultu

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