category: american

Cultural Palimpsests: Ethnic Watermarks, Surfacing Histories

full name / name of organization: 
MESEA
contact email: 
elefarapoglou@yahoo.com

The 2016 MESEA conference in Warsaw will focus on ethnic and minority discourses that have undergone erasure, yet keep resurfacing, on cultural traces left by groups long gone that have been forgotten

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers 21-23 March 2016, Lisbon (Portugal)

full name / name of organization: 
Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
contact email: 
apeaaconference@gmail.com

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers

21-23 March 2016

https://apeaaconference2016.wordpress.com/

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 24-26, 2016 - Spelman College

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

What is Sexual Modernity - 6/30

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Kahan / Modernism/Modernity
contact email: 
bkahan@lsu.edu

I am seeking submissions for a prospective special peer-reviewed cluster on the Modernism/Modernity print-plus platform exploring the question: “What is Sexual Modernity?” Does modernity have a se

[UPDATE] Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian Literature (SAMLA 87) (6/25)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
dabitz1@gsu.edu

From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at lar

Names to Conjure with: Rushdie's Influence, Translation, Reception

full name / name of organization: 
Rushdie International Society
contact email: 
rushdieinternationalsociety@gmail.com

Date: 21–23 January 2016 (Thursday–Saturday)
Location: Université de Paris, Sorbonne

We welcome suggestions for papers, posters or pre-organized panels and roundtables.

How to do things with art

full name / name of organization: 
Steen Christiansen and Jens Lohfert Jørgensen
contact email: 
steen@cgs.aau.dk

We must account for the intensity of art, otherwise we can only explain part of our aesthetic experience.

CFP: Rock and Romanticism

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. James Rovira, Tiffin University
contact email: 
jamesrovira@gmail.com

The editor of Rock and Romanticism is soliciting essays about the ways in which rock music, broadly defined, expands, interprets, restates, and conflicts with Romanticism, broadly defined.

Eighth Language and Linguistics Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Language Society at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

Audiovisualtopia: A Conference on the Contemporary Screen Scene

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Goss / Department of Communication, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
screen_studies@yahoo.com

CALL for PAPERS: One hundred twenty years after the Lumiere Brothers’ Arrival of a Train at Ciotat Station / L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat and about 60 years after the insinuation of television...

[Update] Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 26th Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA – Nov. 5-7

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
mapaca@mapaca.net

UPDATE: MAPACA is pleased to announce that this year’s special guest and Divine Impact Award winner will be Terry Gross, award-winning host of NPR’s Fresh Air.

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

[CfP] On the Footsteps of Dwarves: Different Readings of a Mythical Figure in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Feryal Cubukcu / Dr. Sabine Planka
contact email: 
cubukcu.feryal@gmail.com / planka@phil.uni-siegen.de

Today more than ever fairy tales permeate pop culture, literature, music, fine arts, opera, ballet and cinema.

CFP: Southwest English Symposium February 20th, 2016 (Abstracts due October 15th, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Arizona State University
contact email: 
swes.asu@gmail.com

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost

[UPDATE] FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

full name / name of organization: 
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
contact email: 
jwebb@huntington.edu

FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (June 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.edu

Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the indexed "teaching tools" section of its affiliate website.

American Literature Association Symposium: Frontiers and Borders in American Literature, February 25-27, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Frye/American Literature Association
contact email: 
sfrye@csub.edu

Proposals are welcome on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society at SAMLA - Deadline June 25

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
spetersh@iue.edu

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme, “In Concert: Literature and other Arts,” this panel welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Hawthorne and the arts or Hawthorne as a litera

extended deadline (June 25) for soundscapes conference (Nov 6-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association for American Studies
contact email: 
soundscapes@uni-graz.at

Call for Papers:

Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America, 6-8 Nov. 2015, Graz, Austria
Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies

CFP: African American Literature and the Rise of the Antebellum City (Roundtable) Deadline: 6/28

full name / name of organization: 
ALA Symposium on The City and American Literature, New Orleans, LA September 10-12, 2015
contact email: 
jvanwormer@gradcenter.cuny.edu

There is growing interest amongst 19th-century Americanists around how African Americans shaped 19th-century cultures of print.

[UPDATE/CORRECTED] Final Call for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Legend Area (6/15/15; New London, NH 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair
contact email: 
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
SCIENCE FICTION, Fantasy, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Russ and Gregor Thuswaldner
contact email: 
dkruss47@gmail.com, gregor.thuswaldner@gordon.edu

Call for Submissions: The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature

UPDATE - "Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture" - Submission deadline Nov. 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
dore.ripley@gmail.com

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir.

BLACK WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE: POETRY

full name / name of organization: 
Ellesia A. Blaque, PhD / Banned Books LLC
contact email: 
bannedbooks@live.com

THE BLACK WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE is a series of five monographs, each having a specific literary form. The first in this series is POETRY.

Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses, 8-9 January 2016, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Lanone, Wesley Hutchinson and Line Cottegnies
contact email: 
catherine.lanone@univ-paris3.fr

COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses

8-9 January 2016

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3
Institut du Monde anglophone

AMSN3: Modernist Work

full name / name of organization: 
Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)
contact email: 
j.attridge@unsw.edu.au

AMSN3: Modernist Work

The Third Biennial Conference of the Australasian Modernist Studies Network

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

full name / name of organization: 
EDITED COLLECTION
contact email: 
eric.sandberg[at]oulu.fi kenkar[at]bilkent.edu.tr

Adaptation studies has recently grown into a vibrant, wide-ranging field of study.

WLA Proposal: Critical and Creative Approaches to Voyaging “Sans Trace” (Submission Deadline June 13, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Raul B. Moreno, University of South Dakota, for Western Literature Association, Reno, NV, Oct. 14-17, 2015
contact email: 
Raul.Moreno [at] usd.edu

Ahead of this fall’s 50th anniversary conference of the Western Literature Association, which coincides with the release of a feature-length documentary, Oregon filmmaker Ian McCluskey’s Les Voyageurs Sans Trace (Mountainfilm, 2015), this panel’s organizer seeks proposals for both critical and creative works that engage the story of the so-called French Trio of 1938.

Fictional Economies: Inequality and the Novel, Essay collection with forward by Rami Shamir, author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Donica/Bronx Community College
contact email: 
fictionaleconomies@gmail.com

Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.

Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)

{UPDATE] [DEADLINE EXTENDED: July 1] Radical Kinship

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

Keynote: Omise’eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

African American Literature and the Rise of the Antebellum City, ALA Symposium NOLA 9/10-12 (Deadline 6/28)

full name / name of organization: 
ALA Symposium on The City and American Literature New Orleans, LA September 10-12, 2015
contact email: 
jvanwormer@gradcenter.cuny.edu

There is a growing interest within scholarship on antebellum African American textual production that focuses on how this material shaped 19th-century cultures of print.

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov. 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

[UPDATE] John Dos Passos and the Other Arts (SAMLA 2015: 13-15 Nov, Durham NC): Deadline extended

full name / name of organization: 
John Dos Passos Society
contact email: 
jdpsociety@gmail.com

John Dos Passos was undoubtedly one of the most eclectic American writers of his generation.

CfP: Texts in times of conflict [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 5 JUNE]

full name / name of organization: 
The Centre for Textual Studies and The Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University
contact email: 
gradcats@outlook.com

Reflecting on the seismic cultural and political shifts of his own time, Francis Bacon pinpointed 'printing, gunpowder, and the compass' as the technological drivers which had 'changed the appearan

NYU Forum on Educational Theatre April 21-24 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NYU Program in Educational Theatre
contact email: 
nyu.forum.on.ed.theatre.2016@gmail.com

For our 2016 annual forum, the Program in Educational Theatre builds on the work of previous annual events in curriculum, assessment, teaching artistry, playwriting, ethnodrama, Shakespeare, citizensh

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