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[UPDATE] Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Special Journal Issue CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2016

CFP Issue Vol. 5, no. 1

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice

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.

[UPDATE] Contemporary Short Fiction of the Midwest

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
contact email: 
andy.oler@erau.edu

We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners.

“Non-Fictions of Race: Post-War Writing Genres” for ASA 2016: Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Ravela
contact email: 
cravela@gmail.com

CFP: ASA 2016: Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are

Beat Studies Association at ALA (May 26-29 '16), proposals due by 20 January '16

full name / name of organization: 
Beat Studies Association
contact email: 
ronna.johnson@tufts.edu

1) The Beat Studies Association invites proposals for papers on all aspects of Beat Literature and Beats Studies for the panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San

Charles Johnson Society: ALA in SF 26-29 May '16; Proposals due 20 Jan '16

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Johnson Society
contact email: 
ellwbj@nus.edu.sg

The Charles Johnson Society invites proposals for papers on TAMING THE OX and other aspects of Charles Johnson’s oeuvre for the panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conferenc

Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Salvador Jimenez Murguia, PhD Akita Internaitonal University
contact email: 
salvador.jimenez.murguia@gmail.com

Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema

[Update] Sarah Piatt Panel at ALA (San Francisco, CA May 2016) Deadline Proposal Extended to January 25, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Wearn / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
mary.wearn@mga.edu

This is a call for a proposed panel for the for the 27th annual American Literature Association conference.

Sarah Piatt at 180 and Palace - Burner at 15: the View from 2016

"Monster Studies and Pedagogy" Special Topics Session at RMMLA Conference [October 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Regional Conference
contact email: 
ashleyszanter1@weber.edu

This special topics session slated for the 2016 RMMLA Convention will explore monsters in culture, literature, and media.

Special Edition-Precarity Tales

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

Call for Papers
Precarity Tales

Seeking poetry and prose describing the precarious circumstances of the proletariat.

The Politics of Time in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature - ALA 2016 - May 26th-29th

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Ball
contact email: 
meball@ucdavis.edu

Recent years have seen a great deal of work on the temporality of the nation in nineteenth-century U.S. literatures.

Panel “East Coast/West Coast: Friends and Feuds” | ASA Nov. ‘16 | Abstract deadline 1/21/16

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
jg835@cornell.edu

LAST MINUTE CFP: PLEASE EMAIL EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ASAP AND SUBMIT ABSTRACT BY 1/21/16

Reframing Science Fiction: A One Day Conference on the Art of Science Fiction 21 March 2016 deadline 15 January 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
contact email: 
andrewmbutler42@gmail.com

Reframing Science Fiction:

A One Day Conference on the Art of Science Fiction

21 March 2016

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU

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

full name / name of organization: 
http://universitaspress.com/
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: Deadline Extended - The Secrets that Animals Keep: Terror, Cruelty, and Trauma in the Gothic Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Branam Armiento
contact email: 
abranam@frostburg.edu

NASSR Conference
August 11-14, 2016
University of California, Berkeley

The Secrets that Animals Keep: Terror, Cruelty, and Trauma in the Gothic Imagination

MLA 2017 Special Session: Modernism and Graphic Narrative (DEADLINE 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association
contact email: 
janine.utell@gmail.com

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia. The proposal for the special session is due on April 1, 2016.

[UPDATE] "Visions: Temporality, Spectacle, and Space": New Directions Graduate Conference, UofArizona, April 22-23, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
2016 New Directions Graduate Conference
contact email: 
arizonanewdirections@gmail.com

[UPDATE]: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31

http://2016newdirections.weebly.com/

"Vision is the art of seeing the invisible." -Jonathan Swift

Conference "The Environment and Human Migration: Rethinking the Politics of Poetry" Nov. 25 & 26, 2016; Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies, University of Bamberg
contact email: 
christine.gerhardt@uni-bamberg.de

The environmental crisis and intensifying migration movements are among the greatest challenges of our time, yet they are only beginning to be understood as interrelated.

[UPDATE] Stephen Crane Panels at ALA 2016 (Extended Deadline: 1.17.16)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Crane Society
contact email: 
campbelld@wsu.edu

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.17.16)

Bridging Divides (journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars,

The Queer South on Screen

full name / name of organization: 
Tison Pugh / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
tison.pugh@ucf.edu

The Queer South on Screen tackles the longstanding invisibility of GLBT individuals both in the American South and in cinematic and television portrayals of the South.

Call for Papers and Creative Writing Deadline: 02/15/16

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

the quint’s thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and revi

Seminar "Life-Writing and Celebrity: Exploring Intersections", ESSE Conference Galway, 22-26 August 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sandra Mayer (University of Vienna) and Julia Lajta-Novak (King's College London)
contact email: 
sandra.mayer@univie.ac.at

Proposals are invited for the “Life-Writing and Celebrity” panel at the Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

22-26 Aug 2016, Galway, Ireland

Co-convenors:

(Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives on the Fractured Self (8th-9th September 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
(Dis)Connected Forms, University of Hull UK
contact email: 
disconnectedforms@gmail.com

Discourses concerning the concept of (dis)connection are especially prevalent in contemporary society.

Fantastic Materials: Things and the Workings of the Non-Real. 7-8 July 2016, Sosnowiec, Poland

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia
contact email: 
fantastic.materials@gmail.com

The conference aims to address the use of materiality by the fantastic in its aesthetic, narrative and world building strategies.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE!! "YOU ARE HERE" CONFERENCE 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Creighton University Department of English
contact email: 
youarehereconference@gmail.com

“YOU ARE HERE”: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT

March 11-13, 2016 at Creighton University

Overview

Daily Life through Literature: Culture and Society as Illustrated by Great Authors

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Southern University
contact email: 
zeitlerma@tsu.edu

Daily Life through Literature: Culture and Society as Illustrated by Great Authors

Greenwood Publishing Group

Design in Humanistic Inquiry - Trans-Scripts Interdisciplinary Journal - Jan 15, 2016 Abstract Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Thomas/ University of California, Irvine
contact email: 
thomash@uci.edu

Trans-Scripts—the interdisciplinary journal based at the University of California, Irvine—invites graduate students to submit their work for publication.

The Apollonian--Guest Editor Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com

Guest Editors Invited—The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian--Submissions and Proposals for Vol. III

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com

The Apollonian—Call for Papers for Vol. III, Issue 1 and Issue 2
For our Vol. III, Issue 1, to be published in March, 2016 we seek essays on the following issues:
The Syrian refugee crisis

UPDATE Symposium “Gender marketing: transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives”, 18 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Helene Charlery / University of Toulouse 2, France
contact email: 
helene.charlery@free.fr

In 1974, at a time when gender studies were investing several disciplines and departments of American colleges and universities, Sandra L.

Constructions of Home: Racial Violence and Historical Counter-Narratives in American Literature - ASA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Maia Gil'Adi, The George Washington University
contact email: 
mgiladi@email.gwu.edu

ASA Convention
November 17-20, 2016
Denver, Colorado

[ image here ] Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition

full name / name of organization: 
Film and Visual Studies PhD Program and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
contact email: 
fvsconference@gmail.com

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Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition
Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
April 7-9, 2016

10th International IDEA Conference “Studies in English” April 14th – 16th 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Bogazici University
contact email: 
idea10@boun.edu.tr

Founded in 2005, IDEA is the Turkish national association for English studies.

Sensing the Midwest: The Work of Michael Martone / SSML 2016 Presidential Panel (June 2-4, 2016. DUE Feb 8, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Comer / Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
contact email: 
dawncomer@gmail.com

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature seeks papers exploring the work of SSML's 2016 Mark Twain Award recipient Michael Martone for a Presidential Panel at SSML's 46th Annual Symposium, h

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