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"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

Landscaping Change: Exploring the transformation, reconstitution & disruption of environments. 29th-31st March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Bath Spa University
contact email: 
landscapingchange@gmail.com

Landscaping Change:
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to 15 JULY for RICE ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM

full name / name of organization: 
"Modalities: Politics and Poetics," Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

***Extended Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015***

Please visit Modalities2015.com for more information!

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

We choose to consider not “environment,” say, but “environmentality” in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, –ality. By animality, do we mean the conditions of possibility for animals or being-animal? By materiality, are we shifting our focus from material characteristics and attributes to describe instead what modulates or grounds existence? Moreover, are theorizations of animality and materiality as politically motivated and implicative as socially-conscious work on sexuality or postcoloniality?

Humanism and Its Prefixes

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

Illustrated Poetry After 1900/ NeMLA 2016, Hartford: 17-20 March

full name / name of organization: 
Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta / Massachusetts College of Art & Design
contact email: 
jfalcetta@massart.edu

You & Me & Ut Pictura Poesis Make Three: Illustrated Poetry after 1900

4th International Conference on Comics as Visual Literature -(2-4th September, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Literary Seminary
contact email: 
literaryseminary@drmgrdu.ac.in

The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body - members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society.

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
realismbitesgermangrads@gmail.com

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites

Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West) - Proposals due JULY 1

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 16-18, 2015

25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

full name / name of organization: 
BCPCS Conference
contact email: 
bcpcs2016@bcpcsconference.com

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
ehughes@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, “the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, o

(In)visible Lines: Feminist & Gender Studies. Uni of Limerick, 20-21st November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Sibéal Network
contact email: 
info@sibeal.ie

The feminist movement has been categorised as a series of different waves, first, second and third, with some contemporary critics suggesting we are now on the precipice of a fourth wave.

[UPDATE] Unity and Division in the History of Art - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

full name / name of organization: 
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
clevelandsymposium@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

[REMINDER] Shakespeare & Education International Conference, 29-30 April 2016 - deadline: 10 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK
contact email: 
C21Writings@brighton.ac.uk

Speakers include:

Prof. Catherine Belsey (Swansea)
Prof. Michael Dobson(Shakespeare Institute/Birmingham)tbc
Prof. Alexa Huang (George Washington)tbc
Prof. Coppelia Kahn (Brown)

Indian Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Aju Aravind & M. Abou Raihan Rinku/ Indian School of Mines
contact email: 
aaravind13@gmail.com

Call for paper

Topic:
Indian Popular Culture

Concept note:

Edited Collection: Examining the Power of Children's Play (abstracts due Sept. 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Joyce Kelley
contact email: 
jkelley8@aum.edu

This is a call for essay abstracts for an edited collection on depictions of children’s play in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature.

[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; deadline extended to July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that refl

Open, non-thematic issue of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; submission deadline June 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar, Croatia)
contact email: 
sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words

Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 8th issue, deadline for submissions: 30 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that manuscripts for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture should be sent by June 30, 2015 to reci@alfa.edu.rs.

Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability conference (submission 10/1/15; conference 4/9/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University Department of Fine Arts and Department of English
contact email: 
rweber@misericordia.edu and acaleb@misericordia.edu

April 9, 2016 – Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Specialists: Passions and Careers (October 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
submissions@universitaspress.com

CFP: Specialists: Passions and Careers (collection Professional Development for Academics)

[EXTENDED] CFP: Gothic Tourism Book

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

In recent years, it has become clear that ‘Gothic’ as a critical term has the potential to bring together varied perspectives, from numerous areas of enquiry.

Teaching fantasy literature through critical literacy

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Fabrizi
contact email: 
fabrizim@easternct.edu

Seeking chapters for a scholarly book that explores the teaching of fantasy literature through a critical literacy framework, challenging the norms and assumptions associated with fantasy as a genre a

[UPDATE] Minor Voices? When Major Literary Authors Write for Children

full name / name of organization: 
Stéphanie Durrans
contact email: 
minor-voices@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr

Minor Voices? When Major Literary Authors Write for Children

International Conference
University Bordeaux Montaigne, France
18-19 March 2016

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers 21-23 March 2016, Lisbon (Portugal)

full name / name of organization: 
Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
contact email: 
apeaaconference@gmail.com

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers

21-23 March 2016

https://apeaaconference2016.wordpress.com/

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

[UPDATE] Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian Literature (SAMLA 87) (6/25)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
dabitz1@gsu.edu

From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at lar

Eighth Language and Linguistics Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Language Society at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

[Update] Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 26th Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA – Nov. 5-7

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
mapaca@mapaca.net

UPDATE: MAPACA is pleased to announce that this year’s special guest and Divine Impact Award winner will be Terry Gross, award-winning host of NPR’s Fresh Air.

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

[CfP] On the Footsteps of Dwarves: Different Readings of a Mythical Figure in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Feryal Cubukcu / Dr. Sabine Planka
contact email: 
cubukcu.feryal@gmail.com / planka@phil.uni-siegen.de

Today more than ever fairy tales permeate pop culture, literature, music, fine arts, opera, ballet and cinema.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare in the Second Language Classroom (Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK 8-11 October 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Scandinavia
contact email: 
delilah.brataas@hist.no

**DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1 July 2015**

CFP: Southwest English Symposium February 20th, 2016 (Abstracts due October 15th, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Arizona State University
contact email: 
swes.asu@gmail.com

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (June 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.edu

Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the indexed "teaching tools" section of its affiliate website.

[UPDATE/CORRECTED] Final Call for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Legend Area (6/15/15; New London, NH 10/30-31/15)

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

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
SCIENCE FICTION, Fantasy, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

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