category: american

Representing play and games in English-speaking literature (19th—21st centuries) 06/14/2014 Paris, France

full name / name of organization: 
University Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
contact email: 
laboratoire.ovale@gmail.com

Representing play and games in English-speaking literature (19th—21st centuries)
A one-day conference organized by OVALE and VALE EA4085 – Paris IV Sorbonne

June 14th, 2014

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] Transatlantic Ecologies: Utopia to Zoonomia (May 16-17, 2014) [CFP due February 12]

full name / name of organization: 
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara
contact email: 
EMCconference@gmail.com

Transatlantic Ecologies seeks readings of the complex and developing connections between ecological and global thought in the early modern period.

Reading Environment(s) in the Works of Eudora Welty; SCMLA 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
jlundy@email.sc.edu

In her autobiography, One Writer’s Beginning, Eudora Welty recounts the disappointment she felt as a child when she first learned that “books had been written by people, that books were not natura

[UPDATE] Fifth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon College
contact email: 
LLUC@gordon.edu

The submission deadline for the Fifth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Colloquium has been extended to February 15, 2014.

Small-Screen Souths: Interrogating the Televisual Archive (MLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
gcaison@gsu.edu and srountree3@gsu.edu

From _The Beverly Hillbillies_ to _Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta_, much of the nation has long viewed the South through their televisions.

Imperialism in/and the South (MLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
gcaison@gsu.edu and srountree3@gsu.edu

How and where does an American and/or U.S. (neo)imperialist logic map onto southern spaces? Given that recent critical work has considered the U.S.

2nd Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
European Scientific Institute, ESI, University of the Azores and Center for Law and Economic Studies, CEJE
contact email: 
contact@aiiconference.net

After the successful 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, AIIC 2013, 24-26 April, which gathered over 400 scientific articles by researchers from more than 100 countries all around t

The Cultural Legacy of the Grapes of Wrath (Nov. 6-8, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Miriam Raub Vivian/Public History Institute at CSU Bakersfield
contact email: 
csubgrapesofwrath@csub.edu

Text for CFP online announcements:

Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming
contact email: 
tetzkorn@uwyo.edu

“It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape” (Meinig 33). D.W.

ROMOCOCO: June 2014, Denver, CO

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels
contact email: 
romococo@denvercomiccon.com

We are excited to announce that ROMOCOCO 2014 is now officially a part of Denver Comic Con!

Environmental Influences in Faulkner and Erdrich; SCMLA 2014 Proposed Special Session (Due Date: 2/20/2014)

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

Environmental Influences in Faulkner and Erdrich
(SCMLA Austin, TX; October 18-22, 2014)

Mediation and Conjunction: The Restless Middle [April 1, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Review-St John's University
contact email: 
phillip.grayson13@stjohns.edu

The Humanities Review seeks to analyze the ways in which disparate dialectical poles (such as Nature and Culture) are mediated, and in which disparate fields of knowledge conjoin.

The Life, Career and Legacies of Richard M. Nixon

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of American Studies of Turkey
contact email: 
ROGER_CHAPMAN@pba.edu

The Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) is preparing a special Richard M.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) Call for Abstracts (Research Papers), deadline 28th February,

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (Interntional Journal of Travel Writing) - www.coldnoon.com
contact email: 
submissions@coldnoon.com; coldnoonquarterly@gmail.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642
E-ISSN 2278-9650
www.coldnoon.com

**EXTENDED DEADLINE** Revolution and Evolution, BCLA Postgraduate Conference, 10-11 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Essex, UK
contact email: 
evolution.and.revolution2014@gmail.com

The University of Essex and the British Comparative Literature Association invite postgraduates to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference.

[UPDATE] Extended deadline [Feb 28] Supernatural Creatures: from Elf-Shot to Shrek

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lodz, Poland
contact email: 
lodz.fantastic.lit@gmail.com

The conference aims to bring together experts in folklore, medieval and early modern literature and culture as well as contemporary fantasy and science-fiction to explore the fascinating relationship

"Archiving Activism and Activist Archiving"

full name / name of organization: 
Archival Science
contact email: 
benjamin.alexander@qc.cuny.edu and a.flinn@ucl.ac.uk

Archival Science

Call for Papers

Special Issue on ‘Archiving Activism and Activist Archiving’

Guest Editors:
Ben Alexander, Queens College, City University of New York

"Negotiating Sites of Memory in Langston Hughes’s Writings” ( MLA Convention, January 8-11, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

2015 MLA Convention (Vancouver, British Columbia)

"Negotiating Sites of Memory in Langston Hughes’s Writings”

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw
contact email: 
a.weselinski@uw.edu.pl

The editors of Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies, a peer-reviewed annual print journal published by the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for Vo

Call for papers for special issue of CR on (Stand-up) Comedy and Theory, due May 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
CR: The New Centennial Review
contact email: 
scshershow@ucdavis.edu

Essays are invited for a special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, that consider the relation of comedy and theory, especially in relation to the contemporary phenomenon of stand-up comedy.

CFP for Scholarly Articles - Mediation and Conjunction: The Restless Middle [April 1, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Review-St John's University
contact email: 
phillip.grayson13@stjohns.edu

The Humanities Review seeks to analyze the ways in which disparate dialectical poles (such as Nature and Culture) are mediated, and in which disparate fields of knowledge conjoin.

Contemporary Fiction and the Wild, Wild Future (MLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Aaron DeRosa
contact email: 
amderosa@csupomona.edu

Since the Cold War, the West has undergone significant changes in its perception of the future, from Fukuyama’s “End of History” to DeLillo’s “In the Ruins of the Future.” For instance, af

SWSW 2014 - 17-19 July, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers/SouthernWriting Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

Southern Writers/Southern Writing
Graduate Conference
2014 Call for Papers

Time, Narrative and Imagination: essays on Paul Auster (one volume collection of essays in English)

full name / name of organization: 
dr Arkadiusz Misztal, English Institute, Gdansk University, Poland
contact email: 
amisztal(at)ug.edu.pl

In his introduction to Conversations with Paul Auster James M.

10th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers Conference - April 11 & 12, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Native Graduate Association and American Studies Graduate Student Association at the University at Buffalo
contact email: 
jcloft@buffalo.edu

Kahwatsire: Empowering New Narratives and Restoring Realities

Call for Papers

10th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers of the Americas Conference

CFP: Forms of Life, Forms of Death (journal special issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
“Forms of Life, Forms of Death”
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy

MANIFEST, Issue No. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

full name / name of organization: 
MANIFEST: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism
contact email: 
editors@manifestproject.org

MANIFEST, an annual independent print journal on American architecture and urbanism, is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, “Kingdoms of God.” Edite

Authority and Its Discourses [UPDATE] Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Lynda Chouiten/University of Boumerdès
contact email: 
chouiten_lynda@yahoo.fr

Call for Papers
Authority and Its Discourses
International Conference
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Boumerdès
October 19-21, 2014

"Elsewheres," JMMLA (Spring 2015): 3/15/14 (queries); 9/15/14 (essays)

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.arthur@rockhurst.edu

The editors of JMMLA seek essays about the literat

update--contracted Essay Collection: Movies in the Age of Obama

full name / name of organization: 
David Garrett Izzo
contact email: 
Davidizzo@hotmail.com

Contracted essay collection:

UPDATE Extended Deadline (MARCH 15)—Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Troy University
contact email: 
troyreadingmatters@troy.edu, pmenon@troy.edu

Reading Matters.
Call for Presentations:

CFP for edited collection on Arrested Development [EXPANDED CALL]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kristin M. Barton
contact email: 
kmbarton@daltonstate.edu

Over the course of its original three-year run on Fox, the television series Arrested Development quickly became a cult favorite and earned twenty-two Emmy nominations and six wins, including Outstand

PRESENTER NEEDED: African American and Russian Literature

full name / name of organization: 
2014 Annual MELUS Conference/Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

Call for presenters to join panel, "Black and White and Red All Over: Literary Lineages and Allegiances between African America and Russia," at the 2014 Annual M.E.L.U.S.

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual UIowa Graduate Student Conference, April 5th 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
wlgoiaconf@gmail.com

The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate edg

Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (MLA 2015 Special Session, Vancouver, BC)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P.

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