category: american

Fantasies of Contemporary Culture symposium, 23 May 2016 (deadline 22 March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University
contact email: 
debruinmj@cardiff.ac.uk, harmantl@cardiff.ac.uk

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Mark Bould (UWE Bristol)
Dr. Catherine Butler (Cardiff University)

A Change of (s)cene: Reviewing Our Place in a New Geological Epoch, Wednesday 31st August – Friday 2nd September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Poland / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland
contact email: 
changeofscene2016@gmail.com

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland - www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September

Mood – Aesthetic, Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
contact email: 
mood.warwick2016@gmail.com

An Interdisciplinary Two-day Conference at the University of Warwick
6th and 7th May 2016

Keynote speakers:

Prof Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Comparative Literature, Stanford University)

UC Berkeley 5th Annual Comparative Literature Undergraduate Research Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
calcomplit@gmail.com

The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 planning committee is currently accepting proposals for its 5th annual conference. Deadline to submit: March 4.

Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
contact email: 
cvarlack@umbc.edu

From its flawed notion of “separate but equal” to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim C

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE October 20-22, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
contact email: 
2016ovsc@gmail.com

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
contact email: 
aelurus@weber.edu

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (guaranteed 2017 session)
contact email: 
mfedosik@princeton.edu

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its guaranteed session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017.

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email: 
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu

While it seems as though the Euro-American culture is everywhere globally—from television shows to fast food restaurants, international trade treaties to sanctions and strikes—this conference expl

Queer at Camp

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Kidd & Derritt Mason
contact email: 
kbkidd@ufl.edu; derritt.mason@ucalgary.ca

The American Camp Association reports some 12,000 summer camps in the United States alone, and there are nearly a thousand more in Canada.

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Emerson Society panel

full name / name of organization: 
Emerson Society
contact email: 
roger.thompson@stonybrook.edu

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, July 2016

[UPDATE - EXTENDED DEADLINE] 14th Annual UAlbany EGSO Conference: Crisis and Recovery

full name / name of organization: 
UAlbany English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@gmail.com

University at Albany 14th Annual EGSO Conference: Crisis and Recovery
April 1-2, 2016

Critical Keynote Address: Patrick Deer (NYU)
Creative Keynote Address: Elisa Albert (Columbia)

Speculative Temporalities of Home | for ASA 2016: Home/Not Home | Abstracts by 1-25-16

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
horka@gwu.edu

“Home” might sound like a place, but time is also one of home’s critical axes.

Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

full name / name of organization: 
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
jnt@emich.edu

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michi

EcoMaterialisms: Scales of Matter(ing) - The Second Annual EcoMaterialisms Collective Conference

full name / name of organization: 
EcoMaterialisms Collective
contact email: 
EcoMaterialismsCollective@gmail.com

EcoMaterialisms: Scales of Matter(ing)
The Second Annual EcoMaterialisms Collective Conference

Keynote: Zakiyyah Iman Jackson George Mason University, English

[UPDATE] Fugitive Environmentalisms-- Deadline Extended to March 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities.

Submissions for The Robert Frost Review - June 2016 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
The Robert Frost Review (The University of Southern Mississippi)
contact email: 
jonathan.barron@usm.edu

The Robert Frost Review welcomes submissions on any aspect of Robert Frost’s poetry.

Call for Submissions Journal of Veterans Studies April 30, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Veterans Studies
contact email: 
mgrohow@gmail.com

The Journal of Veterans Studies invites submissions for its inaugural issue Summer 2016

Journal Focus and Scope

Regarding Nicolas Calas

full name / name of organization: 
Athens School of Fine Arts, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
contact email: 
regardingcalas@gmail.com

Regarding Nicolas Calas: An International Symposium
Athens School of Fine Arts, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
21-22 October 2016

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien
contact email: 
lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz and d.brien@cqu.edu.au

This Companion will cover the relationship between food and literature in the broadest sense.

[UPDATE] Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, [DEADLINE February 2 ,2016] [2nd Call]

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies
contact email: 
jheck@ur.rochester.edu

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies International Graduate Conference

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals: Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis (Feb. 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Wallace / Queen's University
contact email: 
wallacem@queensu.ca

We are seeking proposals for an interdisciplinary anthology, tentatively titled “Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis,” that will treat cultural production and practices relat

Violent Feelings: Affective Intensities in Literature, Film and Criticism (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Dowland, Ohio Northern University
contact email: 
d-dowland@onu.edu

“Violent Feelings” institutes a new conversation about the relationship between violence and affect.

Faulkner and Hemingway (10/20-16-10/22/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Faulkner Studies
contact email: 
cfs@semo.edu

Faulkner and Hemingway
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 20-22, 2016

Spooks, Spies and Intelligence Communities: Narrative, Film and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing , University of Brunel
contact email: 
martyncolebrook@gmail.com

In the post-1945 Cold War, in the post-millennial 9/11 period with Daesh-influenced ideological cultural clashes, the concept of undercover espionage and the spy has returned center-stage if in a diff

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Worlds of John Thelwall (NYC: 12/15/16; 6/25/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham Romanticism Group
contact email: 
bugg@fordham.edu

THE WORLDS OF JOHN THELWALL

Peer Reviewers: Literature Criticism Series

full name / name of organization: 
Layman Poupard Publishing
contact email: 
info@lpppub.com

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE for THE FANTASTIC NOW: RESEARCH IN THE FANTASTIC IN THE 21st CENTURY

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research in the Fantastic
contact email: 
gff2016@wwu.de

Deadline extension until February 15, 2016.

The Deadline for the 7th annual conference of the GFF (Gesellschaft für

Special Session: "Neo-Colonialism and the Futures of Afro-Asian Solidarity" (MLA 17)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
rinehart@g.harvard.edu

This special session considers the development and/or disintegration of post-Bandung Afro-Asian solidarities during the "second scramble" for Africa, debates over Affirmative Action, and #blacklivesma

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema Television Literature Association
contact email: 
Christine.Danelski@calstatela.edu

[UPDATE] TOPIC CHANGE & DEADLINE EXTENSION Cinema Television Literature Society Panels for American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016 San Francisco, CA

ALA May 26-29, 2016: Art and the Artist in the Works of Don DeLillo

full name / name of organization: 
Don DeLillo Society
contact email: 
aaron.f.schneeberger@gmail.com

In 1994 Don DeLillo authored the “Salman Rushdie Defense Pamphlet” with fellow novelist Paul Aster, in which they claim that, in the relationship between readers and writers, “there is an intima

MLA 2017 Special Session: Mental Health in Contemporary Literature (DEADLINE 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Isabel Meusen / Modern Language Association
contact email: 
imeusen@memphis.edu

This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the MLA conference 2017 in Philadelphia.

Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)
contact email: 
lveltman@calbaptist.edu

The Modern Languages and Literature Department of California Baptist University is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, to be held in Riverside

Precarity Tales

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Precarity Tales

Seeking poetry and prose describing the precarious circumstances of the working class.

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