We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption," to be held at Indiana University—Bloomington, March 4-5, 2016. Join us for our 14th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. Our 2016 keynote speaker is Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College.
"New Italians" or "Criminal Aliens": The Contradictions of Latinos/as, Rights, and Race in the United States.
"The United States and the Question of Rights", Osnabrück, Germany, May 19-22, 2016.
Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (Leipzig) / Jesse Ramirez (Frankfurt am Main)
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.
Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)
The Cinema Television Literature Society welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2016 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.
The first panel, "Philip K. Dick: Cinema and Television Adaptations," seeks four presentations based on thirteen works of Phillip K. Dick that have been adapted for film or television, beginning with Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) to The Man in the High Castle (2015) a television series produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd Productions.
CALL FOR PAPERS ON INDIGENOUS AUTONOMY PROJECTS
Indigenous peoples from around the world have adopted the idea of autonomy in an attempt to engage with modernity on their own terms. What is remarkable is the range and diversity of the notion of autonomy, from treaty-based territorial autonomy to non-territorial, cultural rights based autonomy projects.
Eudora Welty Society at the American Literature Association
San Francisco, CA May 26-29, 2016
This session will investigate Welty's work (defined as her fiction, as her photography, or as her modernism) and its interactions with multi-media influences such as advertising, film, journalism, magazine culture, music, photography, pulp fiction, radio, theater, television, that is to say, with all forms of media influence.
Please send 500-word abstracts by Dec 15, 2015 to email@example.com.
THE 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 18th Annual Conference:
Cultural Representations of the City
Dates: 2–4 June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania
Call for Papers: Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, VI (2016)
UNT's Postwar Faculty Colloquium is a day-long event for postwar specialists across the humanities from the North Texas / South Oklahoma region. This year's keynote speakers are Andrew N. Rubin, Professor of Critical and Media Studies at Georgetown U, and Ned O'Gorman, Associate Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the Communications Dept. at U Illinois. Any area professors, lecturers, and adjuncts interested to present from his/her current research, pls. send abstracts to UNTPostwarStudies@unt.edu by March 1. This is a local "work session" open to work in progress, no registration fee, no hotels, etc. Pls. join us if you're in this area and interested to share your work.
In response to the question, "What do composition instructors do to engage disinterested students?" academia has one response gaining rapid popularity: "Monster Studies." Intellectual interest in monsters is not new. With high profile academics like Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Kyle Bishop addressing "Monster Studies," educators exploring monsters find success in engaging students with (pop)culturally relevant examinations of literature and media. Taking its origin from the Latin monstrare, which means "to reveal," monsters are physical embodiments of cultural anxieties.