category: american

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
contact email: 
mhannah@uoregon.edu

The modernist period, as the theme of this year’s conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political.

SLSA Panel: "A Cyborg Manifesto" at 30 March 23rd

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
contact email: 
elyons@email.arizona.edu

2015 marks the thirty-year anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto.” This groundbreaking essay has influenced a generation of scholars in diverse fields.

[UPDATE] MSA 17 - Modernism's Reiterations

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
mohara4@uwo.ca; tstuart9@uwo.ca

In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new.

The Art of the Archive/Art in the Archives; SAMLA; Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lnhoward@gsu.edu

This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world.

Special Issue: Social Inclusion and Indigenous Peoples - Deadline for Abstracts: 31 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Cogitatio
contact email: 
antonio.vieira@cogitatiopress.com

The journal Social Inclusion (2183-2803) is preparing a special issue on Indigenous Peoples.

Unmasking the Persona: In Theory and Practice, DL: 14 April 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Kunstlicht, Journal for Visual Art, Visual Culture, and Architecture
contact email: 
redactie@tijdschriftkunstlicht.nl

Unmasking the Persona: In Theory and Practice (working title)

Kunstlicht, Journal for Visual Art, Visual Culture, and Architecture
Vol. 36 (2015) no. 2
Deadline proposals: 14 April 2015

“The Songs They Sang on Seventh Street”: Tracing the Inter-Arts Collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance Era

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

From Langston Hughes’ 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman’s 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negr

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
contact email: 
jhines7@knights.ucf.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH

ADAPTATION 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
aroberts3@niu.edu

Call for Papers:
ADAPTATION
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society - Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter
contact email: 
sigmataudelta@flagler.edu

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word
St. Augustine, FL @ Flagler College
October 2-3, 2015

Literary and Legal Persons - 2016 MLA Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Leman
contact email: 
peterdleman@gmail.com

Personhood, personality, impersonation, personification in literature and law: Can literary persons provide insight into corporate personhood and other forms of artificial legal personality?

CIRCULATIONS OF THE NEO-SLAVE NARRATIVE

full name / name of organization: 
University of Western Ontario – Department of English
contact email: 
abowes5@uwo.ca

**Short Notice* Conference takes place on the 10th of April 2015*

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND COMMUNITY; JULY 10-11, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
contact email: 
conference.english@ulab.edu.bd

ULAB’S Department of English, in partnership with the US Embassy, Dhaka, is organizing a two-day interdisciplinary

Identity Across the Curriculum

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
contact email: 
mtfernan@go.olemiss.edu

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and re-imagines the concept of identity.

PAMLA 2015: “Narrative and Time: Visuality in Modern and Contemporary American Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2015 - November 6-8, 2015 - Portland, Oregon
contact email: 
nikolopoulou.as@husky.neu.edu

The intersection of the literary and the visual is fraught with questions pertaining to time.

MLA 2016: Black Women's Poetry and the Color Line (due 3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Heidi Morse
contact email: 
hemorse@umich.edu

Special Session CFP: Reevaluating relationships between racial politics, aesthetics, and (non)canonicity in African American women’s poetry from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance.

MSA 17: The Modernism of Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
contact email: 
mhannah@uoregon.edu

MSA 17: The Modernism of Politics

[UPDATE] The Counterpublics of Underground Comix: MLA 2016 Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
MLA/Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu and mgalvan@gradcenter.cuny.edu



When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as “formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment.” Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session Contractual Publics: Between Precedents and Future Risk (please submit by March 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
taylorsuzanne@uchicago.edu

We will examine literary texts as political events that can rewrite the past, reevaluate the present, and posit new futures.

[update] B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities 7-8 May 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture organized jointly by Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey
contact email: 
languageliteratureandculture@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah from University of Kent

Call for Papers (Volume 2, Issue 1)

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)
contact email: 
ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business

Reading and Writing Uncle Remus: Call for Essays (May 15 proposal deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Lee Anna Maynard
contact email: 
lamaynard@gru.edu

Reading and Writing Uncle Remus:
Soliciting proposals for an essay collection on the legacy and future of the Uncle Remus stories.

Studies in the Novel: Seeking Affiliate Website Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel
contact email: 
studiesinthenovel@unt.edu

The editorial team of Studies in the Novel is seeking affiliate editors to solicit and oversee content development for the journal’s online archive of indexed teaching tools.

40 Years of The Woman Warrior, Abstracts due March 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Asian American Literature Division
contact email: 
Julia Lee, juliahl1@uci.edu

Guaranteed panel: On the 40th anniversary of its publication, the continuing influence of The Woman Warrior on twenty-first century Asian American literature and culture.

SAMLA 2015: Poet-Artist Collaborations (Durham, NC, November 13-15)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
anne.keefe@unt.edu

This panel explores SAMLA 87's theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration.

MSA 17, 19-22 Nov.: Modernism's Revolutionary Geographies

full name / name of organization: 
Candis Bond
contact email: 
cbond2@slu.edu

Modernism's Revolutionary Geographies*
*Please send 300-word abstract and brief CV (one page) to Candis Bond at cbond2@slu.edu by April 01, 2015.

[UPDATE} CFP: Media Fields Journal 11: Surveillance Zones Extended Deadline - Apr. 5

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Extended Deadline: April 5, 2015
www.mediafieldsjournal.org

Fabricating the Body: Post-modern and Post-human Bodies (MMLA: Columbus, OH Nov. 12-15 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
efron.2@osu.edu

This year’s Fabricating the Body panel is soliciting proposals for papers that explore the notion of bodies in our post-human or post-modern culture.

Dark Nature in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Schneider
contact email: 
richard.schneider@wartburg.edu

Call for Chapter Proposals, Deadline Extended:

A major publishing company has expressed interest to me in a collection of ecocritical essays on the subject of The Dark Side of Nature.

Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development

[UPDATE] 2015 SWCCL - Conference Dates October 1-3, 2015 (submission dealine 03/16/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
2015 Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature - Christianity and Culture: The Interaction of Faith and Literature through the Ages
contact email: 
tcoley@umhb.edu

To to directly to the conference's home page, click here: http://undergrad.umhb.edu/english/swccl

MLA Special Session 2016 - Patricia Highsmith via Žižek and Texas

full name / name of organization: 
Bruce Krajewski / U of Texas at Arlington
contact email: 
bkrajewski@uta.edu

Fort Worth native Patricia Highsmith's works call for reconsideration in light of Žižek's philosophical readings and cinematic interpretations.

CFP soundscapes conference; Graz, Austria; Nov 6-8, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association for American Studies
contact email: 
soundscapes@uni-graz.at

Call for Papers:
Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America, 6‐8 Nov. 2015, Graz, Austria
Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies
Organizers: Nassim W. Balestrini and Klaus Rieser, University of Graz

Hawthorne and Influence: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Romantics

full name / name of organization: 
David Greven/The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
contact email: 
dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu

Hawthorne and Influence: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Romantics

Mexican Revolution and U.S. Modernism (Boston, Nov 19-22, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
ggano@antiochcollege.org

The Mexican Revolution and U.S. Modernism

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