category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Studies in the Fantastic

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tampa Press
contact email: 
fantastic@ut.edu

The University of Tampa Press is pleased announce the relaunch of its journal Studies in the Fantastic. In the spirit of new beginnings, the journal invites submissions on the subject of reboots.

CFP: The Politics of Big Data

full name / name of organization: 
Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
ned.weidner@cgu.edu

Call for Papers: The Politics of Big Data

The Indian Vernacular: Languages, Literatures and Histories 7-9 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, DELHI-110007 India
contact email: 
confenglish.du@gmail.com

The Indian Vernacular: Languages, Literatures and Histories

7-9 September 2015

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] "Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/10/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

ACS Summer Institute, 7-12 Dec. 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Cultural Studies
contact email: 
acsinstitute2015@gmail.com

Please note that the third Association for Cultural Studies Institute will be held from 7-12 December 2015 at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Narratives of Place in Literature, Film, and Folklore 3-4 March, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA
contact email: 
engconf@hawaii.edu

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

Irony and Hipster Culture in Literature (proposals due 15 May)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
contact email: 
bondmatthewjames@gmail.com

Irony and its mascot, the hipster, demonstrate the complexities of living in a material culture that demands near constant public performance, but this self-styling also provides a shield against the

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Cogent Arts & Humanities OA
contact email: 
mauro@psu.edu

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: Wharton and Early Twentieth-Century Feminism (November 13-15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
CFP SAMLA 87--Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu

In keeping with the SAMLA theme, “In Concert: Literature and other Arts,” this panel seeks papers which consider Edith Wharton’s work in the context of the growing voice of feminism of her time.

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities (November 13-15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Women’s Studies Panel, Session II, SAMLA Conference
contact email: 
monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu

What is the political significance of embodiment? In this panel, we are looking for a broad array of papers which consider the stakes of embodiment in contemporary culture.

BJLL Vol. VII (2015) - Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

[UPDATE] Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
TRACE Journal - TRACE@UF
contact email: 
mbianchi@ufl.edu

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

[UPDATE] Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY, 9/24-9/27, (extended deadline 5/25/15)

full name / name of organization: 
The Sixth Biannual Conference of the Reception Study Society, Sept. 24-27, 2015
contact email: 
rss2015@ipfw.edu

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the boo

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 18th for SWSW

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, a

Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
journal.on.arts@gmail.com

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
journal.on.arts@gmail.com

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

[UPDATE] International Conference Relations and Networks in Indian Ocean Writing November 26th-27th 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
contact email: 
relations.networks@gmail.com

The Indian Ocean needs to be regarded as a unifying element, connecting peoples and events across the ocean and at the same time a divisive element that fragments and distances communities through spa

Carson McCullers panel at SAMLA 2015, abstracts due 6/10/15

full name / name of organization: 
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians & The Carson McCullers Society
contact email: 
ckayser@uark.edu

In light of the SAMLA 2015 conference theme of “In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts,” the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Carson McCullers Society invites papers th

CFP: Articles for New Open-Access Journal Indigenous Knowledge: Other Ways of Knowing

full name / name of organization: 
Judy M. Bertonazzi
contact email: 
bertonazzij@gmail.com

Dear Colleagues,

[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

full name / name of organization: 
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
contact email: 
jwebb@huntington.edu

ABC-CLIO is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016.

SAMLA English I (Medieval) Session: Durham NC, November 13-15 2015

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
vscoggins2@student.gsu.edu

In keeping with this year's conference theme ("In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts") the Medieval session this year is open for papers that deal with any of the arts of the period, from the illu

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba,

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

UPDATE: Language, Literature and Community: An International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
contact email: 
conference.english@ulab.edu.bd

Call for Papers Deadline Extended to: May 15, 2015

JULY 10-11, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS

Waiting for Utopia: Ireland and the Utopian Impulse, Nov. 20-21, 2015 (Submission deadline: Jun 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Caen Lower Normandy, France
contact email: 
carys.lewis@unicaen.fr; bertrand.cardin@unicaen.fr

However one chooses to look at it, Utopia has a natural inclination towards unrealizable representations. If therefore “Utopia is meta-Utopia” (Robert Nozick), Ireland and Irish culture might still seem to many to occupy the unrepresentable, to be that primary u-topos, a blank spot that successive conjurors of nations have struggled to sell to their own followers, let alone to the rest of the world...

Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference (Proposals due August 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

We invite presentation proposals for the Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 6-7, 2015.

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture - Update

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
lance.eaton@gmail.com

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday Oct

Conference of the Burney Society St Chad's College, Durham University, 4-6 July 2016 Burney and Popular Entertainments: the bu

full name / name of organization: 
Burney Society
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it ; burneysocietyuk@gmail.com

Conference of the Burney Society
St Chad's College, Durham University, 4-6 July 2016
Burney and Popular Entertainments: the business of pleasure in Late-Georgian Britain

[REMINDER] PAMLA 2015: Children's Literature Panel, "Literature and Time" (deadline: 5/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matlock.42@osu.edu

The children's literature session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to children's literature and culture.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Scandinavia
contact email: 
shakespeareandscandinavia2015@gmail.com

Panel: Shakespeare in the Second Language Classroom

CFP "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication - an international journal"

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
cristina_moraru@rocketmail.com

CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

Claudia Emerson: In Memoriam [SAMLA Nov 13-15/Abstract by June 5]

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

MRGSA Graduate Conference at The Ohio State University

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) at The Ohio State University
contact email: 
mrgsaosu@gmail.com

Conference Dates: October 23-24th, 2015
Abstract Deadline: September 4th, 2015
$100 Prize for best conference paper
http://mrgsa.org.ohio-state.edu/conference.html

[UPDATE]: June - International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2015

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

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