category: american

[UPDATE]Black and Immigrant from McKay to Adiche Panel for MELUS Conference 2015 (abstracts due 12/11/14

full name / name of organization: 
Samira Abdur-Rahman
contact email: 
sabdurrah@gmail.com

Black and Immigrant: Movement, Contact, and Difference from McKay to Adiche
Proposed Panel for the Annual MELUS Conference 2015 Athens, GA, April 9 – 12, 2015

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century, 20th-21st May 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hull
contact email: 
anna_maria_barry@hotmail.com and erbutcher@gmail.com

Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.

(Update) Critical Insights: Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack
contact email: 
cvarlack@umbc.edu

Critical Insights: Harlem Renaissance
under contract with Salem Press

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
acah@iafor.org

Abstract submission deadline extended to February 1, 2015

Melodrama - Graduate Conference - Deadline January 10 - Conference February 13

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University English Department
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com, gpuglies@brandeis.edu

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Everything is Not Going to Be Okay: Optimism in the Age of Catastrophe April 10th 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Conference at the Comparative Literature Department at University at Buffalo
contact email: 
not.okay2015@gmail.com

Everyone – politicians, Disney films, pop songs, our therapists, friends and professors – keep telling us things will turn out alright, while almost every scientific report and every other news ar

The Discourse of Power in Anglo-American Literature, September 11-13, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro
contact email: 
marija13a@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Discourse of Power in Anglo-American Literature
XI International Conference on Anglo-American Studies

Cetinje, September 11-13, 2015

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

full name / name of organization: 
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2015ealaconference@gmail.com

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association
Theme: Secrets
Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of

Practicing Resourcefulness: Collaborating With Circumstance

full name / name of organization: 
Performance & Interactive Media Arts - Brooklyn College
contact email: 
pimasymposium@gmail.com

Practicing Resourcefulness:
A Collaboration With Circumstance

[UPDATE] Natures 2015 abstract deadline extended to Dec. 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2015: Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference
contact email: 
lgerigui@lasierra.edu

Natures 2015: Reading the Books of Nature
Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities.

Pataphysics Then & Now - Edited Volume (Abstract Jan. 15, 2015; Papers April 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael R. Taylor & Katie L. Price
contact email: 
price.katiel@gmail.com

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Contributions are sought for PATAPHYSICS THEN & NOW, a collection of essays edited by Michael R. Taylor (Dartmouth) and Katie L. Price (U Toronto).

[UPDATE] Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers, Indiana, PA, March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
iupegoconference2015@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Indiana University of Pennsylvania -- Indiana, PA

Georgia Philological Association: May 29, 2015 Meeting and Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
contact email: 
dbuehrer@valdosta.edu

The tenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State College Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia

Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on “Social Healing” Submissions due December 14 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio
contact email: 
UTSAGEOSymposium14@gmail.com

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppressions that pervade our communities?

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal--Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

TEXT IN CONTEXT is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University.

Call for Submissions, American, British and Canadian Studies Journal, special issue, Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologi

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro, asbjorn.gronstad@infomedia.uib.no

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologies, Ecologies, To

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
uncg.egsa.2015.conference@gmail.com

“The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future.” David Harvey

[UPDATE] Mid-20th-Century American Poetry and the Question of Beauty, ALA Boston, 12/12/14; 5/20-24/15

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, Boston, May 20-24, 2015
contact email: 
grieveca@lvc.edu

"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" For the 2015 ALA conference in Bosto

"Paradigms of Power: Uses and Abuses" 3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference, March 25-26 2015

full name / name of organization: 
3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference/Community College of Qatar
contact email: 
Bernadette.Russo@ccq.edu.qa

Call for Papers (CFP):

Authenticity and Imitation in Translation and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
contact email: 
authenticity@swps.edu.pl

For Plato, as it is only too well known, imitation was an unwelcome way of bringing falsity to the world.

CFP- Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music

full name / name of organization: 
French Association of American Studies
contact email: 
david.diallo@u-bordeaux.fr

AFEA Conference - University of La Rochelle, FRANCE, May 27-30, 2015
Popular Music Workshop
Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music

Missed Connections - Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Conference 10-11 April 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Indiana University
contact email: 
iu.complit@gmail.com

Missed Connections

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: “Partitions and/of Empire”

V Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - Cultural Citizenship

full name / name of organization: 
The Lisbon Consortium
contact email: 
lxconsortium@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

call for papers

The Lisbon Consortium invites applications for:

V LISBON SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE

CULTURAL CITIZENSHIP

June 22nd through 28th 2015

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
contact email: 
scollin4@pratt.edu

Article/Interview Submissions Open: ASAP/Journal

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu


ASAP/Journal, the new scholarly journal of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, is accepting articles and artist interviews as well as alternative format criticism for its 2016 and 2017 volumes. Journal issues are published triannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

We seek well informed scholarly writing that excites new ideas and analyzes groundbreaking movements, moments, and works of literary, media, visual, musical, or performing art after 1960. We also consider articles that re-vision relationships between the contemporary arts and the art of previous periods. Articles exploring world arts, new aesthetic theories and new techniques and forms, interrelations between the contemporary arts fields, and international perspectives are particularly welcomed.

Interviews and dialogues are invited that feature emerging or established literary, media, visual arts, performing, and musical artists who are creating art that is changing the vital and shifting landscapes of the contemporary arts. We feature one artist interview per issue.

“Sports Studies: The State of the Art” 4th Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium Date: April 24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rockford Univeristy, 5050 East State Street. Rockford, IL 61108
contact email: 
mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu

Along with its general popularity, sport as an object of academic study has been steadily growing for decades across disciplinary boundaries.

Thoreau and Genre panel at ALA - deadline 1/15

full name / name of organization: 
The Thoreau Society
contact email: 
kristen.case@maine.edu

American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, organizers

Thoreau and Genre

Sight Unseen: Seeing, Surveillance, and the Visual Sphere in American Culture, Trinity College Dublin, 24-25 April 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association for American Studies
contact email: 
IAASConference@gmail.com

Standing on the bare ground [...] all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all [...].
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, 1836)

Richard Brautigan Society (ALA 2015, Boston; deadline for proposals January 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Brautigan Society
contact email: 
matthew.stefon@gmail.com

The Richard Brautigan Society welcomes proposals for a session at the American Literature Association’s 26th Annual Conference, held May 21-24, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA.

[UPDATE] Elizabeth Bishop’s Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After, Sheffield, 25-27 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Sheffield University
contact email: 
EB50@sheffield.ac.uk

An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop’s writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

Problems and Their Publics: 7th Annual S-USIH Conference (submissions due 4/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for U.S. Intellectual History
contact email: 
s.usihconference@gmail.com

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Authority and Its Discourses Edited Volume

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

Articles in English are sought to complete an edited volume on the theme of authority and its discourses.

Suggested topics:
Authority and gender:
The discourse(s) of patriarchy

The Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper

full name / name of organization: 
The Carson McCullers Society
contact email: 
ckayser@uark.edu

The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a confe

[UPDATE] CFP - Edited Collection on Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase 1

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

As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel’s approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being

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