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Special Journal Section: The New Black and The New Negro: Generational Tensions between Blackness, Colorlessness, and Post-Black

full name / name of organization: 
Kinitra Brooks, guest editor / Transnational Literature
contact email: 
tnlthenewblack2015@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Feature: Volume 8, no. 1, November 2015
Guest Editor: Kinitra D. Brooks, University of Texas, San Antonio

"Hawthorne and Influence": CFP for Special Issue of the Hawthorne Review

full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
contact email: 
dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu

Hawthorne and Influence: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Romantics

MLA 2016 Special Session: The Counterpublics of Underground Comix

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu


When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as “formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment.” Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

4th Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN) 28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles Brussels-Belgiu

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
fbellars@ulb.ac.be

Call for Papers

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)
28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels-Belgium

Comparing Literary Historiography

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Special Session
contact email: 
tob@psu.edu or bhavyatiwari@utexas.edu

[update] Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World (deadline December 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Professor Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
contact email: 
shakes@ufl.edu

Call for Papers (deadline, December 15, 2015)
Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or a Factor in the Real World

Snapshot culture. The persistence of the photographic experience in post-media aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
adriano.daloia@unicatt.it, francesco.parisi@unime.it

The contemporary mediascape is characterized by continuous and endless remediation flows that re-shape and hybridize the contents, the forms and the vehicles of visual-based media experience.

Call for papers : Indian Journal of Sports Law

full name / name of organization: 
Indian Journal of Sports Law
contact email: 
isportslawjournal@gmail.com

Indian Journal of Sports law(IJSL)

Fantasy/Animation: A Conference on Media, Medium and Genre - September 4th 2015

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
contact email: 
fantasyanimation2015@gmail.com

Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Paul Wells (Loughborough University)
Dr James Walters (University of Birmingham)

LIQUID BLACKNESS - Call for Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
liquid blackness
contact email: 
liquidblackness@gsu.edu

liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark’s 1977 Passing Through.

Multicultural Futurism: Decolonizing the Future (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu and lingyan@iup.edu

In collaboration, The Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States invite proposals that bring together texts, broadly conceived, of

The Transnational West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu

This panel seeks to go beyond the territory opened by the spaghetti-westerns to explore the ways in which the themes and tropes of the West have been appropriated (or re-appropriated)/redeployed/repur

The Profane West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu

Looking beyond the common meaning of “profane” this roundtable takes for its focus the theme of The 51st Annual Conference of the Western Literature Association, to be held in Big Sky, Montana.

[UPDATED] (Re)presentation: Problematizing Authenticity-- St. John's University Graduate English Conference March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Department
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2015@gmail.com

Submission deadline extended!

Kaleidoscope Journal: Call for Peer Reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
contact email: 
laura.mckenzie@durham.ac.uk

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University.

Out of the Past: An Examination of Jewish Characters in Contemporary Romanian Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Filimon/Romanian Studies Discussion Group
contact email: 
mefilimon@yahoo.com

Romania stands apart from other Eastern European countries with respect to its Jewish ethnic minority.

"Literary Production in the Late Age of Print" MMLA Conference: Columbus, Ohio, November, 12-14, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest MLA Conference: Permanent Panel on Literary Criticism
contact email: 
vincent.haddad@

How do material histories of the book and print culture inform how we think about the novel (and its surprising stability) in the present?

Literary Portugal

full name / name of organization: 
Centro de Estudos Comparatistas FLUL, ESGHT/ Universidade do Algarve, Escola Superior de Turismo e Hotelaria do Estoril
contact email: 
pl2016@letras.ulisboa.pt

1st Call for Papers
Call deadline: July, 1 2015

CFP - Portals: A Journal in Comparative Literature at SFSU - Theme: Displacement - Submissions Due: March 16th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Portals: A Journal in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
submissions@portalsjournal.com

Whether we speak of historical exodus or contemporary trends of gentrification and economic inequality, acts of displacement influence and shape our engagement with human rights and the world itself.

KEEP IT DIRTY

full name / name of organization: 
Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity. Published by punctum books.
contact email: 
samuelrayjacobson@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University
contact email: 
ravaseala@gmail.com or fflorescu@pace.edu

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, “Provincializing English,” that (in part) constitutes the foundation

CFP--Edited Collection on Mothers and Daughters

full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
contact email: 
MothersAndDaughters2015@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press

is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled

Mothers and Daughters

Editors: Dannabang Kuwabong,

Janet MacLennan, and Dorsía Smith Silva

“Threshold Concepts” in FYC at Community College

full name / name of organization: 
Howard Tinberg/MLA Committee on Community Colleges
contact email: 
howard.tinberg@bristolcc.edu

Seeking contributions that articulate essential concepts acquired in first-year composition and how those concepts are shaped by the community college context.

Collaborative/Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at Community Colleges

full name / name of organization: 
Annemarie Hamlin/MLA Committee on Community Colleges
contact email: 
ahamlin@cocc.edu

For MLA 2016 (Austin, Tx.) Seeking submissions on how collaborative/interdisciplinary learning and teaching at community colleges can be improved, including innovations in collaborative/interdisciplin

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
amajumder@uh.edu / sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on “Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature” – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Donahue
contact email: 
jenniferdonahue@email.arizona.edu

How do religion, resistance and gender intersect in Anglophone Caribbean cultural production? In what ways does creative expression reflect these forces?

World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
susan.gorman@mcphs.edu

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

I Am Graphic Novel! Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
gn4@inter-disciplinary.net

I Am Graphic Novel!
Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project

Wednesday 6th May – Friday 8th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
contact email: 
fansconference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do write

[UPDATE-Deadline extended to 2/20] Performance, Praxis, Activism, and The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Riverside, CA-May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Association--Performance Working Group
contact email: 
Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gc.cuny.edu) & Eero Laine (eero.email@gmail.com)

The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2015 RMMLA Convention)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
mnoussi@linfield.edu

The 69th Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention will be held from October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA)

Literatures of the African Diaspora and the Other Arts (SAMLA in Athens, GA, Nov 12-15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MELUS
contact email: 
maia@louisiana.edu

Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award.

[UPDATE] 3rd Annual Conference on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking (New York, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
contact email: 
ccrwt@berkeleycollege.edu

Friday, October 23, 2015

New York, NY

Dialogue and Collaboration Between and Across the Disciplines

Suspicious Subjects

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
clrice@smu.edu

Papers investigating how the Protestant Reformation affected conceptions and/or representations of the self. Topics might include religious doubt, communal vs.

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