category: american

Lydia Millet: A Roundtable (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Cohen/University of Missouri
contact email: 
cohenss@missouri.edu

A consideration of Lydia Millet, important and under-considered US writer. Assessments of individual works and of her relation to literary history, politics, and environmentalism welcome.

Writing Rock (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Cohen//University of Missouri
contact email: 
cohenss@missouri.edu

A panel on writing (critical and creative) about rock music. Interested in the history, cultural significance, and aesthetics of rock and writing about it.

Gender, Identity and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; deadline May 26, 2014; conference 10/24-25

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
GagnonD@wcsu.edu

Currently soliciting proposals for the upcoming NEPCA conference at Providence College in Providence, RI, October 24/25, 1014.

Margaret Atwood Studies [rolling submissions]

full name / name of organization: 
The Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers.

13th International Connotations Symposium - Poetic Justice: Legal, Ethical, and Aesthetic Judgments in Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
contact email: 
symposium2015@connotations.de

The first textbook definition of the concept of poetic justice goes back to Thomas Rymer’s The Tragedies of the Last Age Consider’d (1678).

Forever: University of Toronto Graduate Conference, May 15-16 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto
contact email: 
uoftgradcolloquium2014@gmail.com

Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. ‘Forever’ is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination.

[UPDATE] Disability and Lyric (Vancouver MLA Jan 8-11, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Raphael Allison
contact email: 
rcallison114@gmail.com

Disability and Lyric

Raphael Allison, Assistant Professor of Literature (MAT Program), Bard College
allison@bard.edu

130th MLA Annual Convention
Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015

CFPs: MLA proposed panels that deal with Arab/Arabic literature & culture (Vancouver, 8-11 Jan. 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA (Modern Language Association) Division for Arabic Lit. and Culture
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

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[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT journal (4/25/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 18 invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in 2014.

Literary History and Ideas of Mind (MLA Vancouver, 8-11 Jan 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joshua.gang@utoronto.ca

Special session proposal for MLA2015: What is the place of "mind" in literary history? How might intellectual histories of cognition illuminate questions of period, genre, and textuality?

Submission Date Extended: Oceans Uniting Regions, Nations, and Literatures, June 26 - July 1 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Region Nation and Literature Association
contact email: 
kszatek@gmail.com; lmuray@curry.edu

EXTENDED Submission Date

The Region, Nation, and Literature Association (RNLA)

Child and Childhood in Fiction, April 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Suman/Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
contact email: 
suman.sigroha@gmail.com

A child is thought to be an innocent figure, an inactive persona in fiction.

Gender, Sexuality and Power

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at Cal State Los Angeles
contact email: 
rbatema@calstatela.edu

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES

10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014

“After the Eruption”: Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War (MLA, Vancouver, BC, 8-11 January 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Coleman Hutchison, UT-Austin/Melville Society
contact email: 
coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu

In response to the 2015 MLA Presidential Theme, “Negotiating Sites of Memory,” the Melville Society invites proposals for a special session, “‘After the Eruption’: Melville and the Cultural

Travel in Africa

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

What is "cultural work" is performed by Africa in the transatlantic/transnational literary imagination?

Voice and Empowerment -- October 24-25, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Michigan College English Association
contact email: 
edemerly@aol.com

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014

Theme: Voice and Empowerment

Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell

Search for Peer Reviewers & Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Personal
contact email: 
editorstudies@gmail.com

This is a call for early career Assistant Professors in India and abroad for a novel venture in publishing.

The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
contact email: 
houserh@mail.utexas.edu

Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene.

Poems Invited for June 2014 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 25th Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
info@tajmahalreview.com

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Networks of Modernism MSA 16 Pittsburgh Nov 6-9

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

Networks of Modernism

Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film, November 7-9, 2014 (Abstract by June 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Watson / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Heather.oneal55@gmail.com

"Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film"

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature


full name / name of organization: 
The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
contact email: 
latlitconfnyc@gmail.com

CFP: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and
the Will of Literature

John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Intertextual Memory

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2015 Special Session
contact email: 
Adele Kudish (akudish@bmcc.cuny.edu) and Charlotte Latham (clatham@gc.cuny.edu)

Explicit reference to actual literary texts, songs, films, or art that become sites of memory within fictional works from any period. 300 word abstracts by 14 March 2014

Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas Graduate Students of English Association
contact email: 
UNTcriticalvoices@gmail.com

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution

Resisting Empire Through Humor - MLA 2015 (Vancouver) 8-11 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Bishop and Adele Holoch
contact email: 
katherine-bishop@uiowa.edu or aholoch@champlain.edu

“A joke is a very serious thing.” – Winston Churchill

Shapeshifters: Recycling and Literature (April 25-26, 2014)

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

SHAPESHIFTERS: Recycling and Literature
April 25-26, 2014

Sponsor: Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock (Yale) and Maite Zubiaurre (UCLA)

“If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.” Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

From Ovid to Ammons, writers have been fascinated by the physical transformation of material and the recycling of form. The very first line of The Metamorphoses reads, “I want to speak about bodies changed into new forms,” while A. R. Ammons in Sphere writes, “Things go away to return, brightened for the passage.” What is it about atoms and restless change that has attracted writers as diverse as Lucretius and Whitman? What does it mean to think of recycling as a form of desire? Or is the very idea of converting waste inimical to desire?

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.

[UPDATE] UBCO Graduate Conference - Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons - May 2 – 3, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia Okanagan IGSA
contact email: 
igsconference2014@gmail.com

University of British Columbia Okanagan IGS Graduate Studies Conference 2014 May 2 – 3, 2014

Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons

The End of Remediation?

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Committee for the Community College
contact email: 
chewning@ucc.edu

The Committee for the Community College is sponsoring two sessions at the MLA Convention in Vancouver in January of 2015. Visit www.mla.org for more information about the convention.

New McFarland Essay Anthology: The Punk Aesthetic in Comics

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Field, Keegan Lannon, Michael MacBride, and Christopher Douglas
contact email: 
punkcomicscollection@gmail.com

CFP

[UPDATE] Women Writing World War I: Centenary Reflections [Collection]

full name / name of organization: 
Christa Zeller Thomas / University of Ottawa
contact email: 
czellert@uottawa.ca

The collection is cancelled.

Call for Submissions: The Woody Guthrie Annual

full name / name of organization: 
Professor Will Kaufman / University of Central Lancashire
contact email: 
wkaufman@uclan.ac.uk

The Woody Guthrie Annual

http://pops.uclan.ac.uk/index.php/WGA

Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
clanglo2@uwo.ca

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the “critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and di

The Literature of America's Colonies (MLA 2015; 3/15/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Karma Waltonen
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

We invite papers exploring the literature of America's present (and former) colonies. 300 word abstract and cv. by 15 March 2014 to Karma Waltonen (kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu).

Cosmopolitanism, Aestheticism and Decadence, 1860-1920

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford University and University of Kent
contact email: 
cosmopolitanism.conference@gmail.com

Over the past twenty years, the term "cosmopolitanism" has been the focus of intense critical reflection and debate across the humanities.

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