category: american

Feb. 22nd, Extended Deadline: Graphic Texts & Visual Rhetoric (Special Topics panel for SCMLA, Dallas, 3-5 Nov 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
contact email: 
rcostello@mcneese.edu

Graphic Texts & Visual Rhetoric: The Visual Spectacle (a Special Topics Panel)

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - New Materialisms and Economies of Excess: An International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Emory University
contact email: 
comparative.lit@emory.edu

New Materialisms and Economies of Excess: An International Conference

September 29 – October 1, 2016
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

MLA 2017 "Poetry and Ecology"

full name / name of organization: 
Isabel Campos / Montana Tech of U of Montana (Deadline March 10, 2016)
contact email: 
icampos@mtech.edu

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed session “Poetry and Ecology.” The deadline is March 10, 2016. The proposals are due on 1 April 2016.

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
mediaanddisability@gmail.com

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

MSA 18: Regional Modernism Beyond the Nation

full name / name of organization: 
Jace Gatzemeyer
contact email: 
jpg224@psu.edu

This panel seeks papers on the convergence of 20th-century American regionalism and modernism, especially in a transnational sense, for the MSA 18 conference, 17-20 November 2016, in Pasadena, Califor

"Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent" MLA Special Session (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Juan Meneses / University of North Carolina, Charlotte
contact email: 
juan.meneses@uncc.edu

This non-guaranteed, MLA special seeks papers that examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different national tempos, challenging the global synchronicity that do

3/15/16 Aging in Atwood and/or Lessing (for MLA 17)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

“Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 20

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable -- Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu



Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman

Essay collection: Migration and Modernity 5/15/16

full name / name of organization: 
Juliet Shields
contact email: 
js37@uw.edu

Call for Essays: Migration and Modernity: the state of being stateless, 1650-1850

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies.

Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA, St. Louis, November 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
triezech@gvsu.edu

“Breaking the Silence: Strategies for Teaching Racially Provocative Texts in an Anxious Era”

[UPDATE] Archi-Textuality (Apri 16-17, 2016) - Hosted by CSUN English Department

full name / name of organization: 
AGSE & Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi
contact email: 
agsestdicconference@gmail.com

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
April 16-17, 2016

Norm and Anomaly in Literature, Culture, and Language 19-20 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Franciszek Karpiński Institute for Regional Culture and Literary Research, Siedlce POLAND
contact email: 
normanomaly2016@gmail.com

Norm and anomaly have long constituted a binary opposition whose boundaries are becoming increasingly blurry and open to scrutiny. What precisely does the ‘norm’ mean?

15 March 2016 Age in Atwood and/or Lessing (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

“Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 20

3/17/2016 Atwood & Humor (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

"Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood's novels, short stories and poetry." 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016 to Eleonora Rao (erao@unisa.it).

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz
contact email: 
gcss.art.journal@gmail.com

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contempora

Mobile Communities, October 14, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2016)

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

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.

Due March 2016: Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University

full name / name of organization: 
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

“Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders” is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th feb 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
contact email: 
scholasticdav@gmail.com

"The Scholastic Forum"

Teaching Western American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Randi Tanglen and Brady Harrison
contact email: 
teachingwesternliterature@gmail.com

We invite submissions for a proposed collection of essays on teaching western American literature.

[update] John Steinbeck as an International Writer

full name / name of organization: 
Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose State University
contact email: 
nicholas.taylor@sjsu.edu

Update: Proposal deadline extended to March 15, 2016.

Conference Description:

American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas.

"Asking questions of education" Deadline 3.30.16

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

Call for Papers

{Deadline 3.30.16}

Asking Questions of Education

Call for Papers/Poems: "What we learned from our grandmothers"

full name / name of organization: 
Rag Queen Periodical
contact email: 
ragqueenperiodical@gmail.com

"What we learned from our grandmothers"

Deadline 4.17.16

Our grandmothers, ourselves.

Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I, MLA 2017 / Deadline Mar 15

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Hall/ MLA Philadelphia
contact email: 
molly_hall@uri.edu

This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.m

Faulkner and Money, July 23-27, 2017

full name / name of organization: 
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference (Jay Watson, director)
contact email: 
jwatson@olemiss.edu

To gain a fuller understanding of William Faulkner’s literary career and fictional oeuvre, a reader could do worse than to follow the proverbial money.

SPECTRUM

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dhaka
contact email: 
spectrum.ed.du@gmail.com

Spectrum, a refereed journal published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, seeks submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, translations and creative pieces for its forthcoming is

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities (a virtual conference: May 3-24)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Environmental Humanities Initiative
contact email: 
EHCfellow@gmail.com

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities
Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UC Santa Barbara
A virtual conference held online from May 3-24, 2016

PAMLA Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene [Abstracts Due May 6, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ron2154@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

[UPDATE] Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Common Ground Publishing
contact email: 
support@oncommunicationmedia.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Trans(form): New Insights and New Directions: April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
urigradconference2016@gmail.com

The prefix trans- implies movement and change: between states, among groups and disciplines, across divides, from one way of being or knowing to another.

Comparative Medievalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Medieval Forum of the MLA (Philadelphia, January 2017)
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

What cultural work does the medieval past perform in global media and cultural productions—textual, visual, musical, performative, cinematic?

MLA Special Session Proposal: Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2017 (in Philadelphia)
contact email: 
meruprecht@yahoo.com

MLA Special Session:

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