category: american

Sustainable Work, Invisible Class, Unpaid Labor, and Forgotten Culture in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Owen Cantrell
contact email: 
owencantrell@gmail.com

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel will investigate the difficulties with sustainable representations of work, class, and labor in American lite

Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

Abstract Deadline: February 14th

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED BRANDEIS GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON PRIVACY

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University English Department Graduate Conference
contact email: 
mschratz@brandeis.edu

Privacy: Call for Papers

Plenary Speakers: Prof. Robert Chodat, Boston University, and Prof. Ulka Anjaria, Brandeis University

CFP: Wealth and the Commons

full name / name of organization: 
United States Association of Commonwealth Lit and Lang Studies
contact email: 
weihsin.gui@ucr.edu

“Wealth and the Commons”

A conference organized by the United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS)

October 12-13, 2014

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies May 30-31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory T. Erickson (gte1@nyu.edu)

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
May 30-31, 2014

Deadline for conference proposals extended to March 1st, 2014!

Edith Wharton

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Conference, 2014
contact email: 
april.anderson@cgu.edu

This panel welcomes papers written on the works of Edith Wharton.

Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences (4/11/14; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Melanie R. Anderson
contact email: 
mranders@olemiss.edu

Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences (4/11/14; collection)

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, “Deviance in Culture and Society.” We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect

“Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
r.m.oldman@iup.edu

This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women’s voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries” Deadline: 3 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries”

The Neglected Pillar: Comedy in Literature and Culture (November 28-29, 2014), abstract deadline: August 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
4th International Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies, The Department of English, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
contact email: 
ntuteng@gmail.com

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. -- Old Theater Adage (Edmund Kean)

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
contact email: 
csulbconf14@gmail.com

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas

full name / name of organization: 
Twelve Winters Press
contact email: 
xii.winters@gmail.com

An anthology of articles on the work of American author William H. Gass titled 'Critical Perspectives on William H.

[UPDATE] Making the Invisible Visible: Mime’s Contemporary Legacy: Mime and Movement Theatre Symposium - April 11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Ohio State University - Department of Theatre
contact email: 
thompson.105@osu.edu

As the founding fathers of contemporary mime, Étienne Decroux (1898-1991) and Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) have, through their apprentices, established a performative legacy with global resonances.

1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities “Identities, Cultures, Societies”

full name / name of organization: 
initiative for critical studies of masculinity
contact email: 
icsmsymposium[et]gmail.com

1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities
“Identities, Cultures, Societies”

11–13 September 2014, Izmir Turkey

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature (due 24 Feb.)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebeccah Bechtold
contact email: 
rebeccah.bechtold@wichita.edu

“My spirit is weary for rural rambles,” Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for “amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone.” Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent “freedom” of the natural world.

[UPDATE] Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Cusanuswerk
contact email: 
cfp_hu2014_1@cusanuswerk.org

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2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, deadline March 2, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation.

CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies, Vol.1 No.11, deadline March. 31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

ross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan

20 June 2014 “Fictions of American Capitalism and the Narratives of Economic Theory"

full name / name of organization: 
Vincent Dussol/ Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3, France
contact email: 
vincent.dussol@univ-montp3.fr

One-day conference : “Illustrating, Constructing, Challenging the Model: Fictions of American Capitalism and the Narratives of Economic Theory”

Superheroes, Science Fiction, and Southern Futurism: University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference (April 10-11, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference on Literature
contact email: 
ucaenglishgradconference@gmail.com

The notion that southern literature is defined by an emphasis on the continuity between past and present has long been found in southern literary studies.

Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development; June 13, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick UK
contact email: 
N.Degirmencioglu@warwick.ac.uk

Confirmed speakers: Professor Justin Rosenberg (The University of Sussex),Neil Davidson (The University of Glasgow),Professor Neil Lazarus (The University of Warwick)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 15-17 December 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Advanced Studies in English
contact email: 
iasepune@gmail.com

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture.

Virtual Women: Webcomics due March 8; Special Session for MLA 2015, January 8-11

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu

How has the web provided an alternative space for women in comics that is both similar to and different from the space provided by graphic narratives in print form?

[UPDATE] "Self(ie)-Representation," SMU Graduate Student Conference, March 22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Methodist University Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
smugradconference@gmail.com

The “selfie,” with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic.

37th Annual NJCEA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
dcasale@kean.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

AHA 2015 CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Craig Gallagher, Boston College
contact email: 
craig.gallagher@bc.edu

A colleague and I are trying to put together a panel for the AHA meeting in New York next year based around our mutual research interests.

Culture and the Economization of Everything- CAAS, March 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Canadian Review of American Studies
contact email: 
CAAS2013@uwaterloo.ca

Special Issue on the "Stored Energy" of a Poem | Deadline: April 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology
contact email: 
merwinstudies@gmail.com

http://merwinstudies.com/call-for-papers/

Merwin Studies seeks submissions for its second issue. Submissions are due by Spring of 2014.

Reading Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir: MLA 2015 Vancouver BC

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Lee Donohue/CCHA Allied Member of the MLA
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation.

Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Life, in Theory - The 8th Meeting of the European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts - June 3-6, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
contact email: 
Local Conference Chair: Cristina Iuli cristina.iuli@lett.unipmn.it

Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Lens [SAMLA: Nov. 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA: Graduate Students Forum in English
contact email: 
heatherfox@mail.usf.edu

Michael Clune begins his book, Writing Against Time (2013), with a question: “Is art different from life?” He observes that “according to an emerging consensus, our experience of a description o

MLA 2015: Place of South Asian Americans in Asian American Literary Studies (Jan. 8-11; Vancouver, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Binod Paudyal
contact email: 
binod.paudyal@utah.edu

The place of South Asian Americans within the canon of Asian American studies is still peripheral.

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