category: american

[UPDATE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
contact email: 
csudhega@gmail.com

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education.

The 27th FILLM International Congress, New Delhi, India, Language & Literature, 15-17 March 2017

full name / name of organization: 
FILLM - The International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
meenakshibharat@gmail.com

THEME: "THE FAMILIAR AND THE EXOTIC IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: THE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION AND REPRESENTATION"

CFP for NWSA 2016 Proposed Panel – Gender and Bodily Regulation -- November 10-13 -- Montréal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Byock, PhD / Edgewood College
contact email: 
abyock@edgewood.edu

We are looking to fill out our panel with engaging research on how bodies are regulated around gender through legislation, policy, and governance.

Nature/Culture/Commerce

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Connell/University of West Georgia
contact email: 
lconnell@westga.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 31TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

MLA 2017: Beyond the Gay-Male Archive in C19 American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Griffiths / The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
tgriffiths at gradcenter dot cuny dot edu

What underserved archives of our queer American genealogy lie beyond the C19 gay-male archive? How should we attend to them now?

[UPDATE] Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths University of London
contact email: 
D.Gkitsa@gold.ac.uk

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 11. The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally.

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop, Antalya, TURKEY (June 8-10, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature
contact email: 
info@englanglit.org

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop aims to bring together academics, teachers, and artists to exchange information and share their experiences, ideas, and research results about all asp

MLA Conference Panel--Wounding and Caring: Vulnerable Bodies in Narrative

full name / name of organization: 
Amit R. Baishya, Andreea Marculescu
contact email: 
arbaishya1@ou.edu; amarcule@uci.edu

This panel seeks papers on literary and visual representations of vulnerable bodies and of their inscription in various historical and socio-political frameworks of care.

[Reminder] Space and Spatiality (Abstracts due March 1, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Wander/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rtwander@ucdavis.edu

RMMLA Convention, October 6-8, 2016.

CFA: Black Matters - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
contact email: 
info.diffractions@gmail.com

Deadline for articles: May 30 2016

CFP: Edited Collection: Modernism and Food (Proposals Due 5/1/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Fajardo, Philip Keel Geheber, and Jessica Martell, co-editors
contact email: 
modernismandfood@gmail.com

Edited Collection: Modernism and Food

Editors: Adam Fajardo (Georgia Gwinnett College), Philip Keel Geheber (Louisiana State University), and Jessica Martell (Lincoln Memorial University)

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

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

Commitment and Critique:
Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

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

Commitment and Critique:
Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

Conference "American Literature and the Philosophical" – 23-25 March 2017 – Paris, France

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Constantinesco / Université Paris Diderot
contact email: 
thomas.constantinesco@gmail.com

American Literature and the Philosophical

23-25 March 2017
Paris, France

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D (Volume 1 Issue 2 March-April 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
JRSD
contact email: 
submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses. Lisbon - November 24-25, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
contact email: 
cecc@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

Although migratory movements have always existed throughout history, migration is nowadays usually associated with globalization and the resulting increase in the global mobility of people and informa

Music and Sexuality: November 10-12, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The International Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF)
contact email: 
wmaforum@gmail.com

The Forum for the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF) announces its Fourth Biennial International Conference to be held at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA f

CFP Ecopoetics: Global Poetries and Ecologies, Deadline April 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Isabel Campos / Montana Tech of U of Montana
contact email: 
icampos@mtech.edu

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed anthology broadly focused on the entangled relationship between poetries and ecologies.

'Studies in Horror and the Gothic': A Special Issue of Palgrave Communications. Proposals/Sept 2016, Final Articles/Nov 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Palgrave Communications
contact email: 
Palcomms@palgrave.com

STUDIES IN HORROR AND THE GOTHIC

Deadline for article proposals: September 1, 2016
Final deadline for full submissions: November 1, 2016

ReFocus: The Films of William Castle. Abstracts due May 15, 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
Murray Leeder
contact email: 
murray.leeder@nucleus.com

William Castle will likely forever be remembered first as “The Master of Gimmicks” and “The Abominable Showman”: the director of exciting gimmick films like Macabre (1958), House on Haunted Hi

MLA 2017: William Carlos Williams and Democracy (Deadline March 7, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
William Carlos Williams Society
contact email: 
neri.sandoval@icould.com

This panel considers the numerous ways in which the work of William Carlos Williams engages with socio-economic and political formations in the United States.

[UPDATE] British Comparative Literature Association XIV Triennial Conference 'Salvage'

full name / name of organization: 
British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
bcla2016@wlv.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

‘Salvage’

The Fourteenth Triennial Conference
of the
British Comparative Literature Association

To Boldly Go: Gender, Sexuality and Difference in the Star Trek Universe

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Bacon
contact email: 
baconetti@googlemail.com

To Boldly Go: Gender, Sexuality and Difference in the Star Trek Universe

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals (March 28, 2016): Collection of scholarly essays titled Critical Insights: Flash Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Grey House Publishing / Eds. Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)
contact email: 
mfcocchiarale@mail.widener.edu; scott.emmert@uwc.edu

Although the term is fairly recent, flash fiction—extremely short narratives typically less than 1000 words—is not especially new.

Pop Culture panel at MMLA 2016 Nov 10-13

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmlapopculture2016@gmail.com

In the spirit of this year’s conference theme of “Border States,” we welcome papers that explore borders in all their diverse forms in popular culture.

MSA 18: Modernism's Planets (November 17-20, Pasadena, CA, USA)

full name / name of organization: 
Cóilín Parsons
contact email: 
coilin.parsons@georgetown.edu

CFP for MSA 18 (Pasadena, CA): Modernism’s Planets

Remediating Boundaries between Children’s Print and Digital Media (MLA, 1/5/17-1/8/17, 3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

At the outset of their landmark work, Remediation: Understanding New Media, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin explain the “double logic” of remediation accordingly: “Our culture wants both to

[UPDATE] The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education and Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People

full name / name of organization: 
David Aitchison / Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
david.c.aitchison@gmail.com

(Proposed session for MLA 2017, sponsored by Children’s Literature Association)

MLA Special Session: American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions (1 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin J. Jacobson / Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
kristin.jacobson@stockton.edu

SSAWW CFP for MLA 2017 Special Session

American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions

Special Session

Speculative Latin@: Histories of the Future

full name / name of organization: 
Maia Gil'Adi, George Washington University
contact email: 
mgiladi@email.gwu.edu

The Latina and Latino Forum of the MLA welcomes papers for a non-guaranteed session for the 2017 convention in Philadelphia.

"Re-conceptualizing Cultures of Remote Warfare:" Special Issue of The Journal of War and Culture Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca A. Adelman (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and David Kieran (Washington and Jefferson College)
contact email: 
dkieran@washjeff.edu

We are now into the second century in which aerial warfare is commonplace in a range of forms, and the second decade in which drone warfare is routinized.

UPDATE: The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email: 
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry
full name / name of organization:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email:

Minding the Senses, Sensing the Mind, May 20-21, 2016

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

"I would I knew his mind." - (Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.2.33)
"My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (I.i)
“Where is my mind” – The Pixies

MLA 2017 Special Session: Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness (DEADLINE: 3/15/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Leah Misemer/ University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jessica Gross/ St. Louis College of Pharmacy
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu

Call for Papers for a proposed roundtable panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 5-8, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.

Writing Resistance (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature
contact email: 
helmers@uwosh.edu

The Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature is soliciting papers on the topic of historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”.

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