category: american

Melodrama Graduate Conference -- EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan. 19 -- Conference Feb. 13

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University English Department
contact email: 
Odonnell@brandeis.edu, gpuglies@brandeis.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE CALL FOR PAPERS: Melodrama

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Robinson Jeffers: Religious and Literary Perspectives

full name / name of organization: 
Robinson Jeffers Association
contact email: 
brettc@uchicago.edu

Many of the most important studies of Jeffers published over the years have treated the poet, in one way or another, as a religious figure: Robert Brophy (1973) investigated myth-ritual structures in

WALK WITH US: a tribute anthology to The West Wing - deadline: 1 March

full name / name of organization: 
WALK WITH US: how "The West Wing" changed us
contact email: 
westwingchangedme@gmail.com

"Walk with Us", a tribute anthology to the TV show "The West Wing", is seeking submissions on the theme of how the show has changed the lives of some of its fans.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: After Extinction (Milwaukee, April 30-May 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee
contact email: 
c21@uwm.edu

A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015

Unsettling endings in English-language fiction - June 20th 2015

full name / name of organization: 
OVALE research seminar - Paris-IV Sorbonne
contact email: 
laboratoire.ovale@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

UNSETTLING ENDINGS IN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FICTION

Annual one-day conference organized by OVALE in partnership with VALE EA4085
Paris-IV Sorbonne University

June 20th 2015

[UPDATE]"Freaks & Geeks” March 6-8, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline - 23/01/15. Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (19th June 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
editors@49thparalleljournal.org

http://49thparalleljournal.org/2015conference/

Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

-Wallace Stevens

Networked Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kentucky
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities
A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

registration at: http://network.as.uky.edu

The University of Kentucky

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Digital Material conference, deadline 31 January

full name / name of organization: 
Justin Tonra / National University of Ireland, Galway
contact email: 
justin.tonra@nuigalway.ie

Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
http://digitalmaterial.ie
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2015

Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities.

[UPDATE] - EXTENDED DEADLINE : BODIES THAT SELL

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst
contact email: 
umassegoconference@gmail.com

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces

April 4, 2015
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Submissions deadline (extended) : February 10, 2015

Call for Applications: Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute (Topic: "Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies)

full name / name of organization: 
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
contact email: 
verge@psu.edu

Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute:
“Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies”

SAMLA 2015: Print Culture and the Arts (abstracts: 1 June 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
contact email: 
me.makala@gmail.com

Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2015 SAMLA Convention.

Transmedia Storytelling and Its Reception: Economies and Politics of Participation

full name / name of organization: 
PD Dr. Monika Pietrzak-Franger (University of Hamburg) PD Dr. Lucia Krämer (Leibniz University Hanover)
contact email: 
transmedia@tu-braunschweig.de

Transmedia Storytelling and Its Reception:
Economies and Politics of Participation
Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover
25-27 February 2015

Transformers of the Silver Screen: Quo Vadis, Hollywood? The 2015 First International Conference on the American Motion Picture

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Centre Warsaw University
contact email: 
Film.conference2015@uw.edu.pl

American Studies Center
University of Warsaw, Poland
23 and 24 May 2015

The 2015 First International Conference on the American Motion Picture Industry (iFILM) is

Special Issue of NCGS: "Illustration and Gender" Articles due March 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lobdell
contact email: 
nicole.lobdell@lmc.gatech.edu

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please consider submitting an article to the summer 2015 special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies on the topic of “Illustration and Gender.”

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 2/1/15 (6/20 - 6/21)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing 2015

The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015

Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction (peer-reviewed edited volume) - abstracts due 15 March 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Grzegorz Maziarczyk / The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
contact email: 
grzegorz.maziarczyk@kul.pl

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume
Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction
edited by
Grzegorz Maziarczyk and Joanna Klara Teske

Marginal Perceptions: Queer Voices In and Beyond Conventional Disciplines (Submissions Due

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Fairfield and Billy Burton, University of Exeter
contact email: 
queerstudiesconference@gmail.com

Location: Penryn Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall (The University of Exeter and Falmouth University).
Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday January 23rd, 2015

Update Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at SSAWW

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu

Reminder: CFP Davis session at SSAWW 2015

Update Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association’s 26th Annual Conference.

African Diaspora Visual Art in Washington, DC, and Maryland

full name / name of organization: 
CALLALOO ART (an annual publication of art in the African Diaspora)
contact email: 
callaloo@tamu.edu

Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press as part of CALLALOO, a literary and cultural quarterly.

[UPDATE] ASA 2015 -- "Blackness and the Miseries of Law" (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
jag525@cornell.edu

In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown, Aiyana Jones, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Price, Ezell Ford, and too many others, and the ostensible inability of the law or the legal system to provi

CFP: Hart Crane Society at the ALA conference, Boston, 21-24 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Hart Crane Society
contact email: 
niall.munro@brookes.ac.uk

The Hart Crane Society seeks proposals for a panel at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston from May 21-24, 2015.

[Abstract Deadline: 30 March 2015] Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nick Davis, University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk - davisn@liverpool.ac.uk

Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

Speakers:

Natasha Alden (English & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University)

Call For Papers – Auto/Fiction- Open Issue

full name / name of organization: 
IAFA
contact email: 
autofiction@hotmail.com

The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on autofiction. Contributions should be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words.

(Re)presentation: Problematizing Authenticity-- St. John’s University Graduate English Conference March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Department
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2015@gmail.com

With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation.

The Rented Room, SSAWW 2015 Conference (Nov. 4-8)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
algreen@msu.edu

A good deal of scholarship has taken up the gendered dynamics of public and private space, and more recently, work in twentieth century literature has begun problematizing the idea of a “divide” i

The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine: 18 April 2015; Deadline for Submissions: 14 March 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
Dr Vara Neverow neverowv1@southernct.edu

Dr Vara Neverow neverowv1@southernct.edu
The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine
Saturday, 18 April 2015
9:00am-4:30pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)

MadLit 2015 - "Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure" EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan. 15

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Duquesne University's English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
accessMarch2015@gmail.com.

CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015)

Deadline Extended for CFPs: January 19, 2015

United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Submission Deadline: 2/1/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dcolson@emporia.edu

This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic.

Community Boundaries and Border Crossings by Ethnic Women Writers--abstracts due 15 Feb 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Kristen Lillvis
contact email: 
lillvis@marshall.edu

Community Boundaries and Border Crossings by Ethnic Women Writers: Critical Essays, to be edited by Kristen Lillvis, Molly Fuller, and Robert Miltner, is seeking contributors.

UPDATE: Deadline now 1/20: Autism & Literature/ASA Toronto/

full name / name of organization: 
Tova Cooper/American Studies Organization
contact email: 
tovacooper@usf.edu

Autistics Speak: Narrative Challenges to Neurotypical Dominance

[REMINDER] CFP: Performing Gender in the Middle East

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
gender-forum@uni-koeln.de

Performing Gender in the Middle East

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