category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Miranda Green-Barteet and Meghan Gilbert-Hickey
contact email: 
raceinyalit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction

UPDATE- UGC Sponsored National Conference on Film, Film Studies & Ideology, 12-14 November 2014: Deadline for Abstracts 25.10.14

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Sree Kerala Varma College in collaboration with Centre for Media Studies, Thrissur, Kerala, India
contact email: 
filmideology.conference@yahoo.com

Papers are invited for a national conference on film and film studies, focusing on the cinemas of the world, and the manifest and not-so-manifest mythos that go into their making.

[UPDATE] The Poetics/Politics of Post-Postmodernism

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
contact email: 
myra.bloom@utoronto.ca

In the epilogue to the second edition of The Politics of Postmodernism, Linda Hutcheon heralds the closure of the very period she helped to define: “Let’s just say it,” she admits, “it’s ove

[UPDATE] IMPACT: The Journal for the Center of Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning

full name / name of organization: 
BU, CGS, Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning
contact email: 
Megan Sullivan

IMPACT, the bi-annual, peer-reviewed, online journal for the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, accepts submissions of scholarly and creative non-fiction essays about the theory, practi

RAW 2015 - Research-Art-Writing - March 6 & 7 2015 - Submit by December 6th

full name / name of organization: 
Research, Art, Writing (RAW) - University of Texas, Dallas
contact email: 
utd.gsa@gmail.com

RAW - Research, Art, Writing 2015
University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
utd.gsa@gmail.com
March 6th and 7th, 2015

So-called waste': Forms of Excess in Post-1960 Art, Film, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
sjl519@york.ac.uk

So-called waste': Forms of Excess in Post-1960 Art, Film, and Literature

Friday 13 February, 2015

University of York

Deadline for abstracts: 12 December, 2014

Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
Trinity College Dublin / University College Dublin
contact email: 
ensfrdublin@gmail.com

Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

A Conference of the European Network for Short Fiction Research

April 17-18, 2015, TCD and UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Impression(s): 1880-1920 (December 31, 2014/October 16, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
contact email: 
sophie.aymes@u-bourgogne.fr; benedicte.coste@u-bourgogne.fr

Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France - 16 October 2015

Deadline for proposals: 31 December 2014

Court and Spark: An international conference on the work of Joni Mitchell.

full name / name of organization: 
School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln.
contact email: 
rcharnock@lincoln.ac.uk

Court and Spark: An international symposium on the work of Joni Mitchell.

School of English and Journalism,
University of Lincoln, U.K.
July 3rd, 2015.

*Call for papers*

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (19 January 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism/ Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
Call for Papers: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 19 January 2015

Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department
contact email: 
emcfellow@gmail.com

University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference Date: February 27-28, 2015
Abstracts Due: December 5, 2014

[UPDATE] MELUS 2015 PANEL: Writing Across the Color Line

full name / name of organization: 
Brittany Miller
contact email: 
bmiller@laspositascollege.edu

Please send 250 word abstracts to bmiller@laspositascollege.edu and vanengen@usc.edu.

Deadline: November 1, 2014

Writing Across the Color Line: Ethics, Problems and Productive Possibilities

Special Issue titled Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate within the Global (April 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique - An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

With the Jury Prize acceptance speech given at Cannes 2014 and the major buzz generated by his latest feature Mommy, 25-year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan brought his cinema to the attention o

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to November 1st:: 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

Diasporic Others: Italian Canadian Literature in Context (Edited Collection); Abstract and CV due Jan. 5, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Jim Cocola (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Jessica Maucione (Gonzaga University)
contact email: 
jcocola@wpi.edu; maucionej@gonzaga.edu

This edited collection examines literary expressions of ethnic identity vis-à-vis cultural institutions, national affiliations, and comparative racializations.

Craft Critique Culture: Changes & Exchanges (April 10-11, 2015: Iowa City, Iowa)

full name / name of organization: 
Angela Toscano/Annemarie Pearson (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

“My soul would sing of metamorphoses./ But since, o gods, you were the source of these/ bodies becoming other bodies, breathe/ your breath into my book of changes”
—Ovid, The Metamorphoses (trans. Allen Mandelbaum)

As an interdisciplinary conference, Craft Critique Culture encompasses the intersection of critical and creative approaches. In light of this objective, this year’s conference renews this focus through the examination of changes and exchanges. We invite the submission of critical, theoretical, and original creative work from across the humanities, sciences, and legal disciplines that speak to this topic. We are seeking submissions that cover a gamut of methods and forms, from traditional scholarly papers to non-traditional formats and presentations, including film, video, music, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, visual art and artists’ books, as well as theater and performance.

The Velvet Light Trap #77: Performance and the Body - Deadline January 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Velvet Light Trap
contact email: 
velvetlighttrap.austin@gmail.com

Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces.

Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department
contact email: 
EMCconference@gmail.com

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, “Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800,” to

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Craft & DIY Rhetorics

full name / name of organization: 
Harlot
contact email: 
editors@harlotofthearts.org

Deadline extended: April 15, 2015

Bodies of Bondage: Environments in Women’s Neo-Captivity Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
contact email: 
andersonwires@gmail.com

With the conference theme in mind, this panel will consider the liminal spaces and hybrid lives of women in neo-captivity narratives, a term that addresses the broad implications of the captivities ab

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 After Nature: Feminist Futures DEADLINE 15 Oct, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, 26-29 Mar 2015, Seattle, WA
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu

Organizer: Regina Lee, University of Washington

[UPDATE] Beyond the Binary

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
mgreen@sfsu.edu

Beyond the Binary
(See HERA’s website for an expanded description.)
www.h-e-r-a.org/

CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: Vol 2, No 4 (2014) Issue - December

full name / name of organization: 
SOCRATES: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL
contact email: 
socratesjournal@outlook.com

Research Papers/Manuscripts/Articles/Findings of Sponsored Research Projects/Conference Proceedings are Invited for consideration of Publication In the Up-coming Issue of Socrates!!

Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism – 29 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference, held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, UNSW Sydney
contact email: 
mansfield.unsw@gmail.com

When Wyndham Lewis described Katherine Mansfield as ‘the famous New Zealand Mag.-story writer’ in September 1922, it was not meant as a compliment.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Albuquerque, NM, USA

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Jenkins/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
contact email: 
jenkinsj@u.arizona.edu

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

ATHE Religion and Theatre Call for Panels: 2015 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Theatre in Higher Education: Religion and Theatre Focus Group
contact email: 
andavis8@umd.edu

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

ATHE 2015: Religion and Theatre CFP
CALL FOR PAPERS:

Religion and Theatre Focus Group

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

The Treachery of Monstrosity

full name / name of organization: 
MEARCSTAPA
contact email: 
tmtomaini@gmail.com; asmittman@mail.csuchico.edu

Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA

Edited Collection: “I am not what I once was”: Unbecoming Queer Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Paul Walker, Dr. Josh Adair
contact email: 
pwalker1@murraystate.edu , jadair1@murraystate.edu

This essay collection will focus upon the intersection of personal narrative and conceptions of self constructed through the lens of queer theory.

Panel CFP: An Itty Bitty on the Titty: Breasts in Popular, Textual, Visual, and Medical Cultures - 30 May-2 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
contact email: 
lms3@ualberta.ca

From the monomastic Amazon women of medieval and early modern culture to Dolly Parton’s hope that people “look underneath the breasts at the heart,” from the Madonna Lactans of Catholic iconogra

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
cea.english@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

[UPDATE] UGA English Graduate Conference 2015

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, UGA
contact email: 
egoconference2015@gmail.com

contact email:
egoconference2015@gmail.com

Writing for Liberty

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, Lancaster University
contact email: 
writingforliberty@lancaster.ac.uk

Writing for Liberty is a two-day conference hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University to be held on 17-18 April 2015.

Global Asias Conference by Verge: Studies in Global Asias (April 9-11, 2015 at Penn State)

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

GLOBAL ASIAS CONFERENCE
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
APRIL 9-11, 2015

CFP: Africa Conference at the University of Texas- Development, Urban Space, and Human Rights

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas
contact email: 
africaconference2015@gmail.com

Please distribute this to any and all interested parties.
Seeking abstracts and panels on African literature and themes of development, urban space, and human rights

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Mystery/Detective Fiction, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/14; 2/11-14, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
labartlett@fhsu.edu

As popular genres, mystery and detective fiction reflect a wide range of changes in society, including representations of detectives and other characters from an increasingly wide range of racial, eth

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