category: american

The Function of Modernist Criticism (in Its Time and Ours) - MSA 2014, Pittsburgh, PA Nov 6-9, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Nutters / Temple University
contact email: 
dan.nutters@gmail.com

In Criticism in the Wilderness (1980), Geoffrey Hartman argued that criticism exists within literature.

Culrun 2014: “The Humanities, Conflict and Development in Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Redeemer's University, Ogun State, Nigeria
contact email: 
culrun2014@run.edu.ng

The College of Humanities of Redeemer’s University, a private university, in Redemption City, Ogun State, Nigeria, invites you to its first international conference which will hold from May 27th to

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA
contact email: 
msimental@gmail.com

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature.

Challenge Media Landscapes

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salford
contact email: 
s.simpson@salford.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS
CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE 2014
Date: Monday 17-Tuesday 18 November 2014
Venue: University of Salford, MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.

Call for Submissions - April 15, 2014 - Short Articles

full name / name of organization: 
US Editors / The New Union
contact email: 
editorsustnu@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Issue 2

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY, 13-15 November, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Exploring Liminality in Anglophone Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Universidade de Vigo & Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies
contact email: 
asyras2015@uvigo.es

In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the Univers

'Discussing Disney', 3-4 September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hull
contact email: 
a.davis@hull.ac.uk

Film Studies at the University of Hull is proud to announce that it is hosting a conference exploring the world of Disney studies.

Journal: Southern Quarterly special issue on "Freedom Summer" (May 15, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Norman
contact email: 
bjnorman@loyola.edu

Southern Quarterly special issue on "Freedom Summer"

call for papers for section on “Literature of the Movement”

CFP; James Hogg and His World 2015 Conference, University of Toronto

full name / name of organization: 
James Hogg Society
contact email: 
holly.nelson@twu.ca; hollyfaithnelson@gmail.com

Call for Papers
James Hogg and His World
Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood in Literature Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Oct 22-24, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement
contact email: 
aoreilly@yorku.ca; lpodniek@ryerson.ca

In 1976, Adrienne Rich broke new ground with her text Of Woman Born, in which she challenged scholars to confront their tendency to avoid discussions of motherhood, observing: “We know more about th

Utopia and Nonviolence: 15th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society. Prague, 2–5 July 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
contact email: 
USS2014@ff.cuni.cz

The special focus of the 2014 conference of The Utopian Studies Society is nonviolence and its relationship to utopianism. Our politics and culture are built around violence and war.

India and America Panel Talk- Oct. 3 - 5

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
mredlich21@gmail.com

India and America in Popular Culture

Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 10/31/14-11/1/14

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
clgrewell@phc.edu

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: “The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation”
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA

David Foster Wallace Conference UPDATE Deadline Extension

full name / name of organization: 
Illinois State University, Department of English, Publications Unit
contact email: 
DFWconference@gmail.com

Website: https://faculty.sharepoint.illinoisstate.edu/dfw/Pages/default.aspx

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, March 23 at noon.

CFP [Deadline Reminder] Grief. Language. Art. (Liverpool, 8-10 July 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk

Keynotes:

- Dr David Bolt(Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University)

- Professor Clara Mucci (Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara)

DEADLINE EXTENDED Shapeshifters: Recycling and Literature (April 25-26, 2014) Yale University

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University
contact email: 
shapeshiftersconference@gmail.com

SHAPESHIFTERS: Recycling and Literature
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock (Yale) and Maite Zubiaurre (UCLA)

Theories of Realism and Naturalism-Abstracts due by May 30, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 86: Sustainability and the Humanities, Nov 7-9 2014
contact email: 
mdrizou@valdosta.edu

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of late 19th- and 20th-century realism and naturalism.

Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Meeting (October 2-5, 2014) - Proposal Deadline May 16, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Semiotic Society of America
contact email: 
fseif@antioch.edu



The Semiotic Society of America
39th Annual Meeting
October 2–5, 2014
Seattle, Washington

www.semioticsocietyofamerica.org

Lamar Journal of the Humanities -- open topic

full name / name of organization: 
Amy C. Smith/Lamar University
contact email: 
amy.smith@lamar.edu

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Rhetoric of War
12th Annual International Conference, 23-24 May 2014

"Extra! Extra!" Film, Civics, and Supernumerary Modernism MSA Pittsburgh 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Fusco / Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
kfusco@unr.edu

This CFP, for the upcoming MSA conference in Pittsburgh, invites abstracts for a panel focused on film as a civic industry that traffics in images of solidarity, civic involvement, mass citizenship, o

“CASCA” – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline July 1st 2014.)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade
contact email: 
journal@casca.org.rs.

Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, humanities, culture and art.

[REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities
contact email: 
icsmsymposium[et]gmail.com

“Identities, Cultures, Societies”

11–13 September 2014, Izmir Turkey

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended 30th APRIL. Philament Issue 20- Humour CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Philament, the University of Sydney Journal of the Arts
contact email: 
philament.usyd@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 30
Philament Issue 20 CFP: Humour

UPDATE: Deadline Extended: 49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
contact email: 
csulbconf14@gmail.com

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

CFP for Edited Volume: Passing While “Post-Racial”: Performance and Identity Production in Neo-Passing Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Young
contact email: 
godfrema@jmu.edu

On July 17, 1952, the African American weekly Jet Magazine featured an article titled: “Why Passing is Passing Out.” This article suggested that the growing Civil Rights Movement would put an end

CFP The Second Biennial Conference, Gothic Spaces: Boundaries, Mergence, Liminalities

full name / name of organization: 
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
contact email: 
conference@ganza.co.nz

Gothic Spaces: Boundaries, Mergence, Liminalities

Faulkner and Print Culture, July 19-23, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference, University of Mississippi
contact email: 
jwatson@olemiss.edu

William Faulkner’s first published works were drawings that appeared in his high school and college yearbooks and poems and stories that appeared in newspapers.

Classical Hollywood Musical [DEADLINE: 1 June 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Film & History Conference 2014 / Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
contact email: 
kellirmarshall@gmail.com

CFP: The Classical Hollywood Musical
An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History Conference:
Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
October 29-November 2, 2014

Teaching Hemingway and Race

full name / name of organization: 
Gary Holcomb
contact email: 
holcomb@ohio.edu

CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is Oct. 15, 2014; accepted essays due Dec. 31, 2014)

Call for Submissions: Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
contact email: 
springsteenstudies@gmail.com

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen.

[UPDATE] The Poetry of D.A. Powell (MLA 2015, Vancouver) [DEADLINE extended]

full name / name of organization: 
Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University
contact email: 
tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

Seeking papers on any aspect relating to the poet D.A. Powell for a Special Session at MLA 2015 in Vancouver.

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: Travel in Africa/MLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
contact email: 
anfoster@tamu.edu

Deadline Extended to March 20!

[UPDATE] Teaching American Gun Cultures | MLA Special Session, Vancouver 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rasmus R. Simonsen
contact email: 
rsimonse@uwo.ca

Today, Americans collectively own well over 200 million guns. And so it seems impossible to imagine the United States without the presence of guns. To own or not to own a firearm is a question that surely defines other crucial aspects of what it means to be American. This Special Session invites innovative approaches to teaching the representation of American gun cultures based on, but not limited to, geography, socio-economic status, race, gender, and sexuality.

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