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Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 7:14pm
Dr. Ed Chamberlain

Panel topic - Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

Conference – The 2015 Latin American Studies Association Congress

Location – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Deadline for abstracts – August 25, 2014

CFA: Popping the Question | The Question of Popular Culture

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 6:46pm
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Call for Articles
Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
Deadline for article submissions: November 30, 2014​
As a concept, the popular – or popular culture for that matter – has never ceased to be debatable and ambivalent. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding (John Storey, 2012; Angela McRobbie, 1994; Andrew Ross, 1989; John Fiske, 1989).

NEMLA 2015: It's All About the Personalization: The Challenges of the Online Professor

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 2:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable looks to examine the pains and joys of teaching in the online classroom. There has been a rise in the quantity of online degree programs, but has the quality gone with it? Let's look at what educators could and should be doing to reach out to students that choose this medium for their education. In return, what possible online classroom staples and lessons could be used and brought into the face-to-face classroom as well?


The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place April 30 - May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Submissions are due: September 30, 2014.

"Literary Landscapes as Imagined Places: Historical, Psychological, Ecological" (NeMLA) Toronto April 30 - May 3, 2015

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 2:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Please submit proposals to NeMLA website
CFP listed under "Interdisciplinary Humanities."
Deadline 9-30-2014. Conference held in Toronto Ontario April 30 to May 3, 2015

This panel examines how landscape theory provides insight into the literary process of transforming images of physical landscapes into conceptual networks of images that embody historical, psychological, and ecological perspectives. Representation of landscape may be constituted from observation (mimetic) but also from powerful emotions conveyed through reconstructions read as metaphor, symbol, and myth.

[UPDATE] Essay Collection Studying the Film "Mean Girls"

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 1:03pm
Rice University, English Department

[UPDATE] Also accepting first-drafts and detailed abstracts by September 1st.

Get in loser, we're calling for papers.

Mean Girls was released in 2004, and it launched its stars' careers and entertained people from every generation. Ever since, girls are all the rage in movies and television shows. From Mean Girls and Bridesmaids, to "New Girl," "Girls,"Two Broke Girls" and countless other films and shows about girls, one thing about girls is clear: they're fetch, they're grool, and they're in.

American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 4:14am
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

Literature and the Armenian Diaspora

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:49pm
NEMLA conference 2015 Toronto

Literature and the Armenian Diaspora

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, abstracts are sought on the Armenian diaspora in literature. Papers might address depictions of diasporic Armenians in other literatures, or the subject of diaspora or the Genocide in any literature that Armenians have participated or are represented in, including in (but not limited to) the Armenian language. The Many other diasporic languages: French, Turkish, Arabic, English, Farsi, Russian, Italian, and German, etc. are welcome.

Chair: James Najarian

Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

ACLA 2015- Biologism and Identity Seminar CFP

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:55am
Jenny Heijun Wills/University of Winnipeg; David Palumbo-Liu/Stanford University

The 2015 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting shall be held in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. We invite participants who are interested in a proposed seminar related to biologism, (genomic) identity, and (anti-)essentialism.


ASECS 2015: "'His Digressions are the Digressions of a Gentleman': Anecdote and Tangential Thinking as Rhetorical Devices"

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 2:42am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Like the legendary English garden, narratives in the long eighteenth-century have long been accused of being unwieldy, unmanageable, and ungoverned. In 1804, the actor J. Moody sent his compliments to the author of the heavily anecdotal Memoirs of Charles Macklin, William Cooke. Moody writes approvingly: "The book has, from the Beginning to the End, the glowing Finger of the Master. His Digressions (by far the best Part of the Work) are the Digressions of a Gentleman." Present-day readers, however, may become vexed by the constant detours from the immediate subject matter that characterizes many narratives of the period. What draws eighteenth century writers (and readers) towards the anecdotal and/or the digressive?

Special Issue on "Crime Writing"--CFP--due March 1, 2015

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:24pm
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page:

"Inventing Evangelicalism" for SEA 2015 (Chicago)

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:16pm
Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute

This is a panel on early evangelicalism as an innovative religious and cultural movement within the mid-eighteenth-century transatlantic world. Many evangelical doctrines and practices have come to assume the status of "orthodoxy" in the 250 years since their introduction, but the controversy they generated, starting in the 1730s and 1740s, suggests that many observers saw in evangelicalism a significant break from Christian tradition. In areas like historical consciousness, theory of interpretation, conversion, epistemology, political theology, and others, early evangelicals articulated new religious ideas they sought to pass off as recoveries of ancient doctrines and practices.

Word Hoard Issue 4: "Word of Mouth"

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 3:47pm
Word Hoard (Western University)

Viva voce—"with living voice," but also (and more commonly) the phenomenon of "word of mouth." When incidents of speech, song, or shouting take place, it is the mouth that transforms private impulse into audible sound. Articulatory phonetics tells us that this physiological transubstantiation is little more than the aerodynamic energy of breath rendered into sound waves, or acoustic energy. Yet when do words become more than translations, and mouths more than translating machines?