category: american

(M)othering the Transatlantic: Representations of Motherhood in a Transatlantic Context, 2015 ACLA, March 26-29 2014

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
alicelp@uw.edu

In a 2006 Slate Magazine column, Stephen Metcalf asks, "Why is Beloved Beloved?" Why, almost twenty years after publication, does Beloved keep reappearing on the foreground of literary consciousness?

CFP 4th Global Conference on Monstrous Geographies, Lisbon, March 22-24

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
l.muntean@let.ru.nl, mg4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference: Monstrous Geographies

Sunday 22nd March – Tuesday 24th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:

After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu

http://www.acla.org/after-nature-feminist-futures

Society for American Travel Writing at ALA 2015 (May 21-24 in Boston, MA) 15 December 2014 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing
contact email: 
mscript@udel.edu

The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, 21-24 May 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book (April 10, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Charlotte Werbe, Princeton University
contact email: 
princetoncomics@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Princeton University Conference
April 10, 2015

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
contact email: 
jgaeta@css.edu

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the “adult” world to which they do not, presumably, belong. However, what happens when we acknowledge children in contexts contrary to such an absolute narrative? For instance, consider the complexities surrounding cultural identification in French overseas departments – where colonial policies of assimilation led inhabitants to vote in favor of remaining “French” in the mid 20th century – and how continued political and economic ties have problematized these departments' ability to carve out independent identities. An analysis of this phenomenon might be expected to include the role of children, as these individuals will internalize and carry with them into adulthood the cultural attitudes and social norms to which they are exposed during their formative years, thus providing a potential means of social change (or perpetuation) through the process of socialization. The child, or more specifically the education, media, and relationships the child experiences, cannot be entirely separated from the larger issue – a collective sense of cultural identity. Yet the view of children as innocent or irrelevant continues to pervade the larger body of scholarship addressing “adult” issues around the world. This forum seeks to problematize that view by inviting submissions providing a critical examination of the relevancy of children and/or childhood from a variety of perspectives. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children as subjects and audience in cultural production, representations in the media, postcolonial educational systems, childhood and culture. Please study the submission guidelines before submitting, see http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=4&art=15 Submissions should be sent to the forum’s Coordinating Editor Dr. Gaeta, jgaeta@css.edu , and the Chief Editor, Dr. Liang, hliang@css.edu

[UPDATE] Capitalist Realist Fiction - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writin

Critical University Studies in the Age of the Adjunct - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the s

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

Call for Papers: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre
contact email: 
L. Kinyon, Ph.D.; Ed. coreopsisjournalofmyththeatre@gmail.com

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

FSAC Grad Colloque 2015: PROPAGANDA - CENSORSHIP - SURVEILLANCE

full name / name of organization: 
FSAC Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
Philippe.Mather@uregina.ca

FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
17th ANNUAL GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Spaces
contact email: 
feministspacesjournal@gmail.com

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Department
contact email: 
violationconference@gmail.com

The McGill English Department’s Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation.

"Protect and Serve": Crime Fiction and Community

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
crimeandcommunity2015@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers

Professor Gill Plain (St Andrews)
Professor Mary Evans (LSE)

Call for Abstracts

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP Authorship and Translation (edited book)

full name / name of organization: 
Macquarie University
contact email: 
siobhan.lyons@mq.edu.au, joel.gilberthorpe@mq.edu.au

A reminder that the due date for abstracts for the edited collection on 'Authorship and Translation' is October 31, 2014.

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
peter.c.kunze@gmail.com

“Laughter in the Digital Age”
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

"Come Away, O Human Child": Children in Secondary Worlds

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
contact email: 
tanyacarinae@hotmail.com

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection tentatively titled "'Come Away, O Human Child'": Children in Secondary Worlds." The collection will focus on literature that features children moving

"Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ucla.complit.conf@gmail.com

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

"Constraints" - 28th GAFIS Symposium, March 20-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GAFIS - Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (UW Madison)
contact email: 
gafis.symposium.2015@gmail.com

The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin - Madison

More Things Theory: On Hoarding, Hoarders, and Hoards

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle 2015
contact email: 
rrf210@nyu.edu

“More Things Theory” continues the dialogue that began at the 2014 ACLA “Things Theory: Accumulation and Amassment” seminar to reflect on recent emergence of a marked cultural interest in hoar

William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
William Dean Howells Society
contact email: 
Daniel.mrozowski@trincoll.edu

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2015 American Literature Association conference in Boston in May 2015.

Panel 1: A Radical Howells

Producing War: The Militarization of Culture, DUE 10/15/14, [3/26-3/29/15]

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2015, Seattle, 3/26-3/29/15
contact email: 
aopitz@stonehill.edu

Our seminar seeks to understand the multivalent ways in which militarism, war and state violence have informed cultural and social processes.

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA (6/1/15; NEPCA 10/30/31/15 New London, NH)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area, NEPCA
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

[UPDATE] Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, April 1-4, 2015. NEW ORLEANS.

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference
contact email: 
lpodniek@ryerson.ca

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

EXPLAINING THE AMERICAN SOUTH WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EUDORA WELTY’S THE OPTIMIST’S DAUGHTER

full name / name of organization: 
MOYURI DUTTA. M.A in English, Tezpur University
contact email: 
moyuri.dutta@gmail.com

The article is based on South American literature. It shows the conditions of the people leaving in the South.

Postcolonial, Diaspora, and American Studies: The Terms of Engagement--ACLA 2015 (26-29 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Surbhi Malik & Smita Das/ Creighton University & University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
Surbhi Malik SurbhiMalik@creighton.edu OR Smita Das sdas4@uic.edu

ACLA Seminar: Postcolonial, Diaspora, and American Studies: The Terms of Engagement

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://www.acla.org/node/788

Eudora Welty Society at ALA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Eichelberger
contact email: 
eichelbergerj@cofc.edu

The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for two sessions (Welty and War; Welty and Social Class) at the 2015 American Literature Association, May 21-24, Boston, MA.

Welty and War

Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject after Sedgwick -- CFP for Panel (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jenny James/ Pacific Lutheran University
contact email: 
jamesja@plu.edu

Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject After Sedgwick

Seeing Animals, ACLA, Seattle 3/26-3/29 2015

full name / name of organization: 
David Coughlan and Elizabeth Wijaya/ University of Limerick and Cornell University
contact email: 
ew388@cornell.edu

Jacques Derrida’s influential The Animal That Therefore I Am begins with a scene of seeing, as he stands exposed before “a cat that looks at [him] without moving, just to see.” For Donna Haraway

Literatures of Church and State -- ACLA 2015 (Deadline 14 Oct)

full name / name of organization: 
David Weimer and Grant Shreve / Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
dweimer@fas.harvard.edu AND gshreve1@jhu.edu

Please submit abstracts at http://www.acla.org/literatures-church-and-state by 14 October

Bildung and Late Modern Development (10/14) - ACLA 2015 Seattle, 26-29 March

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Townsend (U of Notre Dame / U of South Dakota); Meltem Gurle (Bogazici U)
contact email: 
Sarah.Townsend@usd.edu / MeltemGurle@gmail.com

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://acla.org/seminars

Lifewriting & Islam

full name / name of organization: 
Lifewriting Annual
contact email: 
Carol_DeBoer-Langworthy@Brown.edu

Special Section on Lifewriting & Islam

Call for Papers: Film Studies at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
jmcdaniel@pittstate.edu

Call for Papers: Film Studies at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Call for Papers: Disability Studies at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
jmcdaniel@pittstate.edu

Call for Papers: Disability Studies at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
jmcdaniel@pittstate.edu

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

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