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The 3rd International Conference COMSYMBOL/Religion(s), secularity(ies), society(ies) and the digital humanities turn

full name / name of organization: 
ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France
contact email: 
essachess@gmail.com

ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS (EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France) is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers for its 3rd International Conference Comsymbol on "

CFP: The 51th International Conference on "The United States in Change," ASAK, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Korea
contact email: 
ASAKConference2016@gmail.com

"The United States in Change"

The 51st International Conference
Organized by The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
Yongin, South Korea
September 30–October 1, 2016

[UPDATE] SAGES Conference: Hysteria Abstracts DUE 2/29/2016

full name / name of organization: 
SAGES: Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
contact email: 
kah92@zips.uakron.edu

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016.

[UPDATE] Forms of Feeling - Extended Deadline: 12 Feb, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, UMass Amherst
contact email: 
umassegoconference@gmail.com

Forms of Feeling: Navigating the Affective Turn

April 2, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(Extended) Submission Deadline: February 12, 2016
Email: ​umassegoconference@gmail.com

St John's Humanities Review Spring 2016 Issue: Change and Interpretation or, a Marxist Approach to Art and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
St John's Humanities Review
contact email: 
daniel.heffernan11@stjohns.edu

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it.

[UPDATE] Extension - MELUS Special Issue CFP: Pedagogy in Anxious Times (April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US
contact email: 
anastasia.lin@ung.edu; cstanciu@vcu.edu

UPDATED DEADLINE! April 1, 2016

MELUS Special Issue: Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA
contact email: 
davisc@tamug.edu

This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November

Space, Place, and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: “I am a border woman.” As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual’s agency in the social and cultural production of

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Update: Deadline Feb 15th for CFP for MLA Teaching Options in Jewish American literature volume

full name / name of organization: 
Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rrosenb@cnu.edu

Essay proposals are invited for a proposed MLA in the Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Jewish American Literature, to be edited by Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein.

Representations of Urban Violence in Contemporary US Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Center, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
mihaelaprecup@gmail.com

This is a Call for Papers for a panel that will be included in the annual conference of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, Romania (2-4 June, 2016).

Mediascape: UCLA's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies- March 1st, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of California- Los Angeles Film and Television Department
contact email: 
kmk22010@mymail.pomona.edu

Mediascape: The Question of Authorship in Cinema and Media
Columns Section: Call for Papers

This Issue’s Theme: Authorship

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Project Narrative
contact email: 
projectnarrative@osu.edu

Project Narrative Summer Institute, “Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media”
July 4 - July 15, 2016

[UPDATE] Postponed indefinitely : 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
contact email: 
hbraden@loyno.edu

We regretfully announce that the 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century, which had been originally scheduled for October 2015, is postponed indefinitely.

24th Annual Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Communication

full name / name of organization: 
MCLLM/Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM Conference
Date: April 1-2, 2016
Deadline for Proposals: February 19, 2016
Theme: “Keep the Change”

Transatlanticism and The Blithedale Romance

full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
contact email: 
demson@shsu.edu

A special issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, Spring 2017
Guest editors: Derek Pacheco and Michael Demson

HARTS & Minds Issue 8 (2016): Science, Society, and Civilisation (Deadline 31st March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS &

The Great Depression in Children's Literature: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge/Homerton Research & Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, Cambridge University (UK)
contact email: 
sflh2@cam.ac.uk

Call for papers for a symposium at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University

Dates: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016

[UPDATE] Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics and Graphic Novels

full name / name of organization: 
Aidan Diamond and Lauranne Poharec / Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
contact email: 
lp0828@mun.ca

EXTENDED DEADLINE
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics

CFP, Native Testimony, Princeton, May 5-6, 2016—Extended deadline, Feb. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group
contact email: 
paiswg@gmail.com

We are seeking papers for “Native Testimony,” the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group.

CFP: “Health’s Borders”, Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (May 15th, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
contact email: 
htii@yorku.ca

CFP: “Health’s Borders”, Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (2016)
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
York University, Toronto, Canada
http://ht.journals.yorku.ca

Extended Deadline -- Call for Book Chapters. The Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
shabliy@fas.harvard.edu

In today’s complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe.

[UPDATE] Edited collection on American Cinema after 9/11. (Deadline February 10 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University
contact email: 
terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk

Submissions are sought for ONE FINAL COMPLETED CHAPTER in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press called American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11.

Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal
contact email: 
sorinamaria21@gmail.com

Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of “Letters and Foreign Languages”; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

Pennsylvania and Romanticism

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Robinson
contact email: 
darobinson@mail.widener.edu

Since MLA is in Philly next year, I thought I might put together and propose a session on Pennsylvania and Romanticism.

CFP: Diversity in Midwestern Studies

full name / name of organization: 
H-Midwest
contact email: 
editorial-midwest@mail.h-net.msu.edu

“The times they are a-changing,” but we are still quoting an old white male to describe the situation.

IASA: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, & Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media" Nov. 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Italian American Studies Association
contact email: 
Alan.Gravano@outlook.com

Conference Theme: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, and Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media"

Date: November 3rd to November 5th, 2016

ENGLISHES AND CHANGING IDENTITIES IN THE NORTH, May 4-7

full name / name of organization: 
Nordic Association of English Studies
contact email: 
Charles.Armstrong@uia.no

Second and final call for papers
Nordic Association of English Studies Conference, 2016
University of Agder, Norway
May 4-7, 2016
“Englishes and Changing Identities in the North”

MLA 2017 January 5-8 Philadelphia

full name / name of organization: 
Melville Society
contact email: 
ccfreeburg@gmail.com

Melville and Black Lives Matter

Submissions for This Bridge Called Language Anthology [Deadline March 31, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
This Bridge Called Language Anthology
contact email: 
bridgecalledlanguage@gmail.com

This Bridge Called Language is currently seeking submissions.

MLA 2017: The Forms of American Religion

full name / name of organization: 
Wilson Brissett, Air Force Academy
contact email: 
wilson.brissett@usafa.edu

What forms does religion take in the United States? I am assembling for MLA 2017 a panel of papers that take a formal approach to the study of American religions.

Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"

full name / name of organization: 
Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia
contact email: 
girlspire@rol-liberia.org

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words.

[UPDATE] “Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of ‘Posts’” Special Issue March 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)
contact email: 
mendible@fgcu.edu

This Special Issue comes at a time when the defining boundaries of both “race” and “human” have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found

Final Reminder: 2016 First Book Institute Applications Due 2/16

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
cals@psu.edu

Announcing

The 2016 First Book Institute

June 5-11, 2016

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

[UPDATE] Bodies Graduate Symposium - EXTENDED Deadline Feb. 25 - Conference April 28-29, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
contact email: 
BodiesSymposium2015@gmail.com

Call for Papers
2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Presented by the History and English Departments
April 28-29, 2016

Bodies

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