category: american

Mark Twain and the North American Review (June 11-13, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing and Literature Conference
contact email: 
jim.oloughlin@uni.edu

The North American Review was where Mark Twain published some of his most important and influential essays, including “To the Person Sitting in Darkness” (1901), “Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Of

LURe Journal Call for Papers!

full name / name of organization: 
LURe Journal
contact email: 
lurejournal@gmail.com

The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

CfP: Gender and the Erotic

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
gender-forum@.uni-koeln.de

In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender.

Fictions of Corporeal Diversity: A Symposium on Literary Disability Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Gregory, Lancaster University
contact email: 
a.gregory5@lancaster.ac.uk

Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University
Thursday 4th June 2015
Keynote Speaker: David Bolt (Liverpool Hope University)

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Twentieth Century Women’s Writing (Edited Volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com & mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:

Beasts of America: Perspectives on Animals and Animality in U.S. Culture, 1776-1920 (Abstracts due January 15th, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dominik Ohrem
contact email: 
ohremd@gmail.com

In American history, animals are everywhere. They are a ubiquitous presence in myriad historical, literary, biographical, scientific and other texts and narratives of the American past – a past that, both different from and just like the present, was characterized by a multiplicity of relations between humans and animals ranging from intimate co-existence to exploitation and outright violence.

"Transgressions," Illinois State University, April 17th [Proposals due Jan 1st]

full name / name of organization: 
Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Committee
contact email: 
krober2@ilstu.edu

Word’s Worth Call for Proposals

Memory in Action: Remembering the Past, Negotiating the Present & Imagining the Future (3/28/2015). Abstracts: 12/1/2014

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 (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its third international conference, to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Ethnic American Women and Illustrated Periodicals; deadline Dec 5, 2014; conference November 4-8, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
andrea.williams.osu@gmail.com

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for a conference session of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylva

David Simon's America: Special Edition of the European Journal of American Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Arin Keeble (Newcastle University, UK); Ivan Stacy (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan)
contact email: 
davidsimonsamerica@gmail.com

David Simon's America: Special Edition of the European Journal of American Culture

Technoculture Volume 5 (2015) Open Topic

full name / name of organization: 
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
contact email: 
inquiries@tcjournal.org

Update-CFP—The Sixties—November 1 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Deborah Carmichael, National Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
carmic28@msu.edu

CFP—The Sixties—November 1 Deadline

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4, 2015

"Intellectual Freedom:" Graduate Conference - University of South Carolina - Deadline Nov. 27, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Carolina Department of English
contact email: 
alcatusc@gmail.com

The ALC is pleased to announce The Second Annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

"Intellectual Freedom"

February 27-28, 2015

Lehigh Valley Vanguard Magazine Call for Papers

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

The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is a regional publication based in Easton, PA.

UPDATE: Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 20-22, 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Department
contact email: 
violationconference@gmail.com

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department. February 20-22, 2015.

*Update* Registration Open: The Wizard of Oz and the Cultural Imagination (Brighton, UK) - Nov 21-22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Brighton
contact email: 
ozat75@gmail.com

Brighton University’s College of Arts and Bath Spa University are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the international and interdisciplinary conference, The Wizard of Oz and the C

Landscape, Space, and Place conference

full name / name of organization: 
Landscape Studies and Geography Department at Indiana University
contact email: 
IUlandscapeconference@gmail.com

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9th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
February 26-28th 2015

Faculty Presentations will be February 26th in the Georgian Room (IMU)
Graduate Presentations will be February 27-28th in State Room East (IMU)

Images of Identity: International Symposium at the University of Zurich, 30-31 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
University of Zurich
contact email: 
johannes.riquet@es.uzh.ch

Words and images have always been used to fashion, refashion and challenge identities. In the age of discovery, written and visual texts combined to negotiate identities of self and other; the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw an explosion of visual technologies. In the early twenty-first century, our lives have become more permeated by multimedial texts and images than ever before.
This two-day symposium hosted by the English Department at the University of Zurich aims to explore the constitution of personal, national and cultural identities at the intersection of the verbal and the visual. It will focus on the multiple relations between identities, words and images, addressing issues such as visual culture, transmediality, iconicity, and the materialities of words and images.
The conference is primarily aimed at scholars working in the field of literary and cultural studies. However, as we believe issues of visuality can be fruitfully examined in an interdisciplinary framework, we invite contributions from different segments of the academic community.

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Miranda Green-Barteet and Meghan Gilbert-Hickey
contact email: 
raceinyalit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction

[UPDATE] The Poetics/Politics of Post-Postmodernism

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
contact email: 
myra.bloom@utoronto.ca

In the epilogue to the second edition of The Politics of Postmodernism, Linda Hutcheon heralds the closure of the very period she helped to define: “Let’s just say it,” she admits, “it’s ove

RAW 2015 - Research-Art-Writing - March 6 & 7 2015 - Submit by December 6th

full name / name of organization: 
Research, Art, Writing (RAW) - University of Texas, Dallas
contact email: 
utd.gsa@gmail.com

RAW - Research, Art, Writing 2015
University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
utd.gsa@gmail.com
March 6th and 7th, 2015

So-called waste': Forms of Excess in Post-1960 Art, Film, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
sjl519@york.ac.uk

So-called waste': Forms of Excess in Post-1960 Art, Film, and Literature

Friday 13 February, 2015

University of York

Deadline for abstracts: 12 December, 2014

Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
Trinity College Dublin / University College Dublin
contact email: 
ensfrdublin@gmail.com

Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

A Conference of the European Network for Short Fiction Research

April 17-18, 2015, TCD and UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Impression(s): 1880-1920 (December 31, 2014/October 16, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
contact email: 
sophie.aymes@u-bourgogne.fr; benedicte.coste@u-bourgogne.fr

Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France - 16 October 2015

Deadline for proposals: 31 December 2014

Court and Spark: An international conference on the work of Joni Mitchell.

full name / name of organization: 
School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln.
contact email: 
rcharnock@lincoln.ac.uk

Court and Spark: An international symposium on the work of Joni Mitchell.

School of English and Journalism,
University of Lincoln, U.K.
July 3rd, 2015.

*Call for papers*

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (19 January 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism/ Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
Call for Papers: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 19 January 2015

[UPDATE] MELUS 2015 PANEL: Writing Across the Color Line

full name / name of organization: 
Brittany Miller
contact email: 
bmiller@laspositascollege.edu

Please send 250 word abstracts to bmiller@laspositascollege.edu and vanengen@usc.edu.

Deadline: November 1, 2014

Writing Across the Color Line: Ethics, Problems and Productive Possibilities

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to November 1st:: Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

Diasporic Others: Italian Canadian Literature in Context (Edited Collection); Abstract and CV due Jan. 5, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Jim Cocola (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Jessica Maucione (Gonzaga University)
contact email: 
jcocola@wpi.edu; maucionej@gonzaga.edu

This edited collection examines literary expressions of ethnic identity vis-à-vis cultural institutions, national affiliations, and comparative racializations.

Craft Critique Culture: Changes & Exchanges (April 10-11, 2015: Iowa City, Iowa)

full name / name of organization: 
Angela Toscano/Annemarie Pearson (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

“My soul would sing of metamorphoses./ But since, o gods, you were the source of these/ bodies becoming other bodies, breathe/ your breath into my book of changes”
—Ovid, The Metamorphoses (trans. Allen Mandelbaum)

As an interdisciplinary conference, Craft Critique Culture encompasses the intersection of critical and creative approaches. In light of this objective, this year’s conference renews this focus through the examination of changes and exchanges. We invite the submission of critical, theoretical, and original creative work from across the humanities, sciences, and legal disciplines that speak to this topic. We are seeking submissions that cover a gamut of methods and forms, from traditional scholarly papers to non-traditional formats and presentations, including film, video, music, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, visual art and artists’ books, as well as theater and performance.

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Craft & DIY Rhetorics

full name / name of organization: 
Harlot
contact email: 
editors@harlotofthearts.org

Deadline extended: April 15, 2015

Bodies of Bondage: Environments in Women’s Neo-Captivity Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
contact email: 
andersonwires@gmail.com

With the conference theme in mind, this panel will consider the liminal spaces and hybrid lives of women in neo-captivity narratives, a term that addresses the broad implications of the captivities ab

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 After Nature: Feminist Futures DEADLINE 15 Oct, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, 26-29 Mar 2015, Seattle, WA
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu

Organizer: Regina Lee, University of Washington

[UPDATE] Beyond the Binary

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

Beyond the Binary
(See HERA’s website for an expanded description.)
www.h-e-r-a.org/

The Minetta Review fall 2014 issue -- close date November 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Minetta Review
contact email: 
das737@nyu.edu

The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University.

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