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'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:19am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015, will be held at the University of Liverpool and sponsored by the School of English. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

Theorizing in the Chick Lit Genre (Proposed Collection of Essays)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:42pm
Erin Hurt, West Chester University

Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women's experiences or perhaps to debate the genre's feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging. In novels such as Alisa Valdes Rodriguez's The Dirty Girls Social Club (2003) or Tara FT Sering's Amazing Grace (2008), Latina, African-American, South Asian-American, and Chinese-American protagonists redefine their relationship to the United States, their families, and their heritage while at the same time they attempt to achieve, in typical chick lit fashion, some measure of success.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Circulating Notions of TB"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:36pm
Amy Rubens

"Circulating Notions of TB"

Conference papers invited that examine the representation of patients' experiences with tuberculosis in imaginative, digital, and other texts.

How do these narratives, metaphors, or images intersect with or even actively shape public behavior, public health initiatives, public thought, or other things "public" (like public personas)?

Ideally, I'd like this panel to explore notions of TB and their public circulation, broadly construed, from within various historical and national contexts.

Send 300-word abstracts to Amy Rubens, PhD at by March 15.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:58am
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

DASH Literary Journal 2015 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2015)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:58am
DASH Literary Journal

DASH, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2015 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, art, and hybrid texts that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.

Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind peer-reviewed. (No favors for friend.)

CFP: Trans* Studies at NWSA 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 3:14pm
Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association

2015 Call for Papers for the Trans/Gender Variant Caucus
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
Nov. 12-15, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Trans/Gender­ Variant Caucus at NWSA welcomes papers, panels, and workshops for the 2015 annual conference on Precarity. We are looking for papers that address the themes of this year's conference: Debility/vulnerability; Affect/eros; Institutions/containments; and Distortion/dispossession with specific orientation toward the field of trans* and gender-variant research.

Submissions are due Friday, February 6!

[UPDATE] Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 2:23pm
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

CSULA's Significations graduate conference is looking for papers related to Christopher Isherwood's life, works, and/or his conceptions of Los Angeles. While the 2015 Significations theme is "Generation(s)" in all of its meanings, these papers need not deal directly with the concept of "generation" or "generations."

Please send an abstract, cover sheet that includes your contact information and school affiliation, and your paper (8-10 pages, double-spaced, MLA format) to

The deadline has been extended to Sunday, February 8th, 2015.

[UPDATE] Significations CSULA Deadline Extended 2/8

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 2:19pm
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

This year's theme is "Generation(s)." We invite submissions exploring "Generation(s)" in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: production/creation, lineage/ tradition, or history/ temporality.Areas of inquiry include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the social sciences.The conference will be held on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and we especially welcome papers discussing Armenian history, culture, or the impact of trauma and violence.

[UPDATE] Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 12:39pm
University of Bucharest, English Department




The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania

Invited speakers:
Adrian Grafe (University of Artois)
Hester Jones (University of Bristol)
Carl Lavery (University of Glasgow)
Tereza Sinigalia (George Oprescu Institute of Art History, Bucharest)

CFP: BMCS Special Volume on Hilda Morley (online peer-reviewed journal; deadline 8/15/2015)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:11am
Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor/Black Mountain College Studies Journal

Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that explore Hilda Morley's relationship to Black Mountain College. As much of Morley's work was published late in life or posthumously, contributors need not limit themselves to the years she was at BMC and should feel free to draw upon her entire life and oeuvre.