category: cultural studies and historical approaches

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable -- Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu



Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman

Representing Ethnic Conflicts in Contemporary Literatures and Films - DEADLINE 2 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sreyoshi Sarkar - MLA Annual Convention 2017
contact email: 
sreyoshi@gwu.edu

This MLA special session panel invites papers that study the representations of ethnic conflicts in contemporary literatures, and films.

MLA Special Session: Modernism and the Boundaries of the Human

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
joncn@bu.ecu

MLA 2017
5-8 January
Philadelphia, PA

Literary modernism has long been characterized by its “inward turn.”

Essay collection: Migration and Modernity 5/15/16

full name / name of organization: 
Juliet Shields
contact email: 
js37@uw.edu

Call for Essays: Migration and Modernity: the state of being stateless, 1650-1850

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies.

Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA, St. Louis, November 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
triezech@gvsu.edu

“Breaking the Silence: Strategies for Teaching Racially Provocative Texts in an Anxious Era”

[UPDATE] Archi-Textuality (Apri 16-17, 2016) - Hosted by CSUN English Department

full name / name of organization: 
AGSE & Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi
contact email: 
agsestdicconference@gmail.com

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
April 16-17, 2016

Norm and Anomaly in Literature, Culture, and Language 19-20 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Franciszek Karpiński Institute for Regional Culture and Literary Research, Siedlce POLAND
contact email: 
normanomaly2016@gmail.com

Norm and anomaly have long constituted a binary opposition whose boundaries are becoming increasingly blurry and open to scrutiny. What precisely does the ‘norm’ mean?

(UPDATE) Final Call for Conference Papers: Uprising: The 6th International Conference of Dance Research Forum Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
Dance Research Forum Ireland
contact email: 
chairperson@danceresearchforumireland.org

Date: June 22, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Location: New York University, New York, United States
FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS: FEBRUARY 28th, 2016
URL: http://www.danceresearchforumireland.org

UpRising

15 March 2016 Age in Atwood and/or Lessing (MLA 2017)

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

“Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 20

3/17/2016 Atwood & Humor (MLA 2017)

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

"Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood's novels, short stories and poetry." 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016 to Eleonora Rao (erao@unisa.it).

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz
contact email: 
gcss.art.journal@gmail.com

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contempora

Mobile Communities, October 14, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.

Due March 2016: Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University

full name / name of organization: 
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

“Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders” is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies.

The Catherine de Vivonne Undergraduate Essay Prize

full name / name of organization: 
ABOPublic: Interactive Forum for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830
contact email: 
abopublic@aphrabehn.org

Seeking engaging literary conversation and more wit than the seventeenth-century French courts could yield, Catherine de Vivonne, the Marquise de Rambouillet, established the Hôtel de Rambouille’s

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - “Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare’s London” – seminar at World Shakespeare Congress

full name / name of organization: 
World Shakespeare Congress
contact email: 
e.semple@ucc.ie

“Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare’s London and London’s Shakespeare” – seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016.

In the Face of Destruction: Historical Memory and the Preservation of the Past in the Early Modern Period, Oct 28-29, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Penn State Committee for Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
FoDSymposium@gmail.com

The Pennsylvania State University
Committee for Early Modern Studies
2016 Symposium, Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th feb 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
contact email: 
scholasticdav@gmail.com

"The Scholastic Forum"

Gothic and Form - Dark Arts Journal - closes 28th Feb 2016

full name / name of organization: 
the Dark Arts Journal / Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
darkartsjournal@gmail.com

‘The Gothic and all its forms’

The theme is an intentionally broad one, and might include:

Gothic formalism
Meta-Gothic (including meta-fiction, reflexivity and others)

Teaching Western American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Randi Tanglen and Brady Harrison
contact email: 
teachingwesternliterature@gmail.com

We invite submissions for a proposed collection of essays on teaching western American literature.

American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas.

"Asking questions of education" Deadline 3.30.16

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

Call for Papers

{Deadline 3.30.16}

Asking Questions of Education

Call for Papers/Poems: "What we learned from our grandmothers"

full name / name of organization: 
Rag Queen Periodical
contact email: 
ragqueenperiodical@gmail.com

"What we learned from our grandmothers"

Deadline 4.17.16

Our grandmothers, ourselves.

Comedy and Critical Thought: Laughter as Resistance?

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kent
contact email: 
criticalcomedykent@gmail.com

The Centre for Critical Thought, the Centre for Comic and Popular Performance and the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent are glad to invite 250-word abstracts for

Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I, MLA 2017 / Deadline Mar 15

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Hall/ MLA Philadelphia
contact email: 
molly_hall@uri.edu

This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.m

Sound Bites for Multimedia Work on Gardening and the Earth Sought, 15 Feb 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick
contact email: 
kdorwick@gmail.com

Carl Granieri and Keith Dorwick (“us,” “our”) of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are seeking short audio narratives about gardening and the use of the earth, both positive and negative, for a large multimedia project ("Hidden Garden" premiering March 18, 2016 in Lafayette LA, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Faulkner and Money, July 23-27, 2017

full name / name of organization: 
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference (Jay Watson, director)
contact email: 
jwatson@olemiss.edu

To gain a fuller understanding of William Faulkner’s literary career and fictional oeuvre, a reader could do worse than to follow the proverbial money.

The Destruction of Art (Past and Present)

full name / name of organization: 
Rea Bethel Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
contact email: 
rbethel@umassd.edu

International Undergraduate Student Symposium
Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
April 14, 2016

UPDATE: Deadline Extended to March 1st. Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies-- special issue
contact email: 
lkarpenk@carrollu.edu; ldietz@depaul.edu

Submission Date:

SPECTRUM

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dhaka
contact email: 
spectrum.ed.du@gmail.com

Spectrum, a refereed journal published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, seeks submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, translations and creative pieces for its forthcoming is

Orphan Identities

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
orphan-identities@port.ac.uk

Orphan Identities Symposium: Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers: Laura Peters and David Floyd

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
contact email: 
ada_g@att.net

Central/Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and then in 2009 when Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller received the Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region?

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities (a virtual conference: May 3-24)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Environmental Humanities Initiative
contact email: 
EHCfellow@gmail.com

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities
Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UC Santa Barbara
A virtual conference held online from May 3-24, 2016

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