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CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 2:53pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

JNT publishes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative from a host of critical perspectives. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.

Submission Guidelines:

"The Historical Novel as a Generic Hybrid" Modern Language Association (MLA) Special Session Annual Convention 5-8 January 2017,

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:22pm
Benjamin D. O'Dell

Is the historical novel a literary genre in the formal sense or is the term merely a placeholder for fictions about the past? This proposed Special Session seeks papers exploring how we identify and evaluate the historical novel in light of recent work by scholars such as Perry Anderson, Ian Baucom, Fredric Jameson, Rachel Teukolsky and others. 300-word abstract due by 1 March 2016.

CSA Performance Working Group: Policing Crises Now

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:01pm
Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference Villanova University (June 2-5, 2016)

Policing Crises Now: The Cultural Studies Association's Performance Working Group invites submissions for the 14th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA, June 2-5, 2016.

Bodies and Politics

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:36am
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

Call for papers: "Bodies and Politics"

An international conference organized by CIMMA ("Identity Constructions and Mobilizations in the English-Speaking World"):

Dates: September 8-9, 2016, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

300-word abstracts and short CVs should be submitted by March 30, 2016
Selected speakers will be notified by May 2016

Scientific coordinators: Sonia Birocheau, Karine Chambefort, Mélanie Grué

The City and the Anthropocene (abstracts due 2/25/16, final papers 6/30/2016)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:49am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 1 | March 2017

The City and the Anthropocene

Guest editors
Serena Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) & Simon Estok (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)

MELUS sponsored panels at the 27th Annual American Literature Association Conference

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:40am

MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) invites paper abstracts for the two following sessions at the 27th Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

Session I: Race and Ethnicity in Graphic Narratives
How are the motifs, tropes, and themes of race and ethnicity narrated in one or more American multiethnic (African American, Asian American, Latino/a American, Jewish American, Italian American, Arab American, American Indian, etc.) graphic novels, comics, or sequential storytelling in general? Intersectional engagements with gender, class, sexuality and culture in graphic narratives are also welcome.

[UPDATE- DEADLINE EXTENDED] Roald Dahl Centenary Conference 16th-18th June 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 9:55am
Cardiff University

This interdisciplinary international conference, held in Cardiff, the city of Roald Dahl's birth and childhood, in his centenary year (16th-18th June 2016), will give further impetus to the substantial critical attention devoted to the author's work by seeking new ways of understanding his achievement and place in twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture, broadly considered. The emphasis will be on defamiliarizing Dahl in the very act of bringing him 'home'.

Digital America Issue no. 7 | Now Accepting Submissions

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 8:33pm
Digital America: an online journal on digital culture and American life

Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 7. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, reviews, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and new, global networks of power and influence are shaping American life. All submissions should engage American life and digital culture and/or digitization in some way. We encourage creative responses to these parameters as we understand the complexities of engaging "America" in a global, networked world.