category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Centennial Study of My Ántonia, 2-page proposals due 1 February 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Blackford, Rutgers University-Camden
contact email: 
hvbhome@comcast.net

Proposals are sought for a collection that will offer readers an in-depth study of the 100-year life and legacy of My Ántonia, in the context of up-to-date research.

The 2015 International Conference on Narrative - March 5-8, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The International Society for the Study of Narrative
contact email: 
narrative2015@purduecal.edu

We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium.

Journal special issue: The Banalization of War (submissions due September 15, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
contact email: 
collit@wcupa.edu

CFP: THE BANALIZATION OF WAR
Issue editors: Graham MacPhee and Angela Naimou

War both establishes and destabilizes the fundamental distinctions between civilian and combatant, compatriot and alien, and the lawful and the illegitimate. Yet arguably there is another set of distinctions whose fragility has been exposed by the new modes of military violence emerging post–9/11, namely that between emergency and routine, crisis and continuity, the spectacular and the prosaic, the extraordinary and the banal.

[UPDATE] The Fantastic (Open-Topic) for NEPCA (6/13/14; Providence, RI 10/24-25/14)

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

UPDATE 6/4/14:
PROPOSALS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED UP TO 5 PM EST ON 13 JUNE 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS
SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF
THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA

Request for Abstracts for Canadian Literature Roundtable at NEMLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Rosner Feig
contact email: 
efeig@bergen.edu

I will be running at panel on Canadian Literary Identity at the NEMLA Conference in late April 2015 in Toronto and would like to put out the request for abstracts to all of your members.

The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability, Dec 1-3, Hiroshima, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
PRESDA
contact email: 
secretariat@presdafoundation.org

This is a fully international, peer-reviewed conference held in Japan's City of Peace: Hiroshima.

“Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism”

full name / name of organization: 
Brock University, St. Catharines
contact email: 
deleuze.canada@gmail.com

Call for Papers
“Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism”
Brock University, Canada
February 6th to 8th, 2015.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Human Rights for “Whores,” “Thieves,” “Foreigners,” etc.: Why We Need to Protect the “Underserving”

full name / name of organization: 
Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Coheson (RISC) Working Group on Development Equity and Social Cohesion
contact email: 
harlan.koff@uni.lu

Human Rights for “Whores,” “Thieves,” “Foreigners,” etc.: Why We Need to Protect the “Underserving”

[UPDATE] Challenging Media Landscapes

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salford
contact email: 
s.simpson@salford.ac.uk

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE NOW 20 JUNE 2014
CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE

Date: Monday 17-Tuesday 18 November 2014

"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time" LANGSA V Conference (Nov. 7, 2014; CFP deadlines, Sept. 16)

full name / name of organization: 
Languages Graduate Student Association (LANGSA) - University of Connecticut (UCONN)
contact email: 
langsa.uconn@gmail.com

V Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time"

Urban Ecologies: Historical Perspectives; DEADLINE 30 September 2014; NeMLA 30 April-3 May 2015, Toronto

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
contact email: 
boone@pitt.edu

Ecocriticism focuses increasingly on urban environments, often in contemporary contexts. But the city has affected ecologies for centuries.

Pynchon Week - June 8-12 2015, Athens, Greece

full name / name of organization: 
International Pynchon Week 2015 - Pynchon on the Edge
contact email: 
ipw2015athens@gmail.com

"The Picaresque Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century": abstracts due June 29, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Rotterdam, July 26-31, 2015
contact email: 
andrew.bricker@gmail.com

CFP: “The Picaresque Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century”
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
July 26-31, 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Andrew Bricker

[UPDATE] The Victorian Period in 21st-Century Children’s Literature: Representations & Revisions, Adaptations & Appropriations

full name / name of organization: 
Sara K. Day and Sonya Sawyer Fritz
contact email: 
Vic21Collection@gmail.com

This proposed volume seeks essays that analyze how twenty-first century texts for young audiences across a variety of media--including print, film, television, and digital formats--interact with Victo

Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86 [Update-Deadline Approaching]

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)
contact email: 
paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

[UPDATE] Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com


UPDATE: New submission deadline- Monday, June 30, 2014

UPDATE: Keynote by Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

SCMS 2015 Proposed Panel: "Toward a Critical Transnational Cinema," deadline June 30

full name / name of organization: 
Joy Schaefer & Beth Tsai, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
joy.schaefer@stonybrook.edu; peijen.tsai@stonybrook.edu

CFP for SCMS 2015 Proposed Panel: "Toward a Critical Transnational Cinema"

Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, March 2015, Montreal, Canada

[UPDATE: Deadline Extension] "The Undead" Abstracts due 6/13 (for SAMLA 11/7-9))

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

The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource

Fairy Tale Sensibilities and their Sustainability

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 86 Nov 7-9 2014 Atlanta GA
contact email: 
gdenton@ega.edu

Feminism’s theorists more and more have turned their focus on fairy tales’ socializing power, as fairy tales serve as repositories for cultural attitudes regarding gender, class, the environment,

Call for Book, Art, Film Reviews on "the Gendered Politics of Art" (Aug. 15 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd A. Comer, Studies in the Humanities
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for film, art, or book reviews focused on gender issues (the theme for the upcoming issue is “Representations of, by, and fo

9th Annual Limina Conference - Friday June 20, UWA

full name / name of organization: 
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
liminajournal@gmail.com

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies will hold its 9th Annual Conference at the University of Western Australia (Crawley) on Friday June 20, 2014.

CFP: "Places and Myths" - New Harmony anniversary conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kirin Makker/Hobart William Smith Colleges
contact email: 
makker@hws.edu

Places and Myths – looking for panelists!

Desde Hong Kong: poets in conversation with Octavio Paz

full name / name of organization: 
Chameleon Press; Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
contact email: 
octaviopazhk@gmail.com

You are invited to submit poems to Desde Hong Kong: poets in conversation with Octavio Paz, a collection in celebration of the centenary of the great Mexican poet, Octavio Paz, who built bridges among

It’s Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult Speculative Fiction/MMLA/DEADLINE: June 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Young Adult Literature Session

It’s Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult
Speculative Fiction

Waves of change : women and American education in the South in the 1960s

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
hgoarzin@gsu.edu

Much has been studied about the major role played by women during the Civil Rights Movement but few have developed the place of education in the struggle for women’s equality in the South after 1965

Travelling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
University of Limerick
contact email: 
christina.morin@ul.ie

The Victorian Period in 21st-Century Children’s Literature: Representations and Revisions, Adaptations and Appropriations

full name / name of organization: 
Sara K. Day and Sonya Sawyer Fritz
contact email: 
Vic21Collection@gmail.com

A significant aim of contemporary literature for young people is to provide a window into a variety of historical periods and cultural milieus.

Sustainability and Service Learning (SAMLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
leigh.dillard@ung.edu

Blending theory with practice, service learning encourages students and faculty alike to consider action beyond the classroom; likewise, it ties success to measurables other than grades.

[Update] In With the New But Not Out With the Old: Balancing Tradition and Innovation in Children’s Literature - SAMLA 2014 - No

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Rickard
contact email: 
rickard.24@osu.edu

The theme of this year’s SAMLA conference, which will take place in Atlanta November 7-9, is Sustainability and the Humanities (https://samla.memberclicks.net/conference).

The Transformation of Poverty, Philanthropy, and Health Care in Late Antiquity: Mar. 26-29, 2015, University of Iowa

full name / name of organization: 
Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity XI; Society for Late Antiquity, University of Iowa
contact email: 
shiftingfrontiers2015@gmail.com

The Society for Late Antiquity announces that the eleventh biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity conference will take place at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, March 26-29, 2015.

The Literature of Loss

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Deirdre Flynn / Limerick Literary Weekend / Mary Immaculate College
contact email: 
theliteratureofloss@yahoo.com

The Literature of Loss

Tuning Speculation II: Auralneirics and imaginary networked futures (7-9 Nov. Toronto 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The Occulture / York University
contact email: 
unsound@yorku.ca

7-9 Nov Toronto 2014

Organized by The Occulture (David Cecchetto, Marc Couroux, and eldritch Priest)

Plenary Speakers: Frances Dyson, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, and Dan Mellamphy

The 36th Annual Southwest Popular American Culture Association Annual Meeting, February 11-14, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular American Culture Association
contact email: 
krdvorak@southwestpca.org

The Southwest Popular American Culture Association is now accepting individual paper, round table, and special topic submissions for our 36th annual conference.

MEMORY FRICTIONS: CONFLICT-NEGOTIATION-POLITICS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES IN ENGLISH

full name / name of organization: 
UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA (SPAIN)
contact email: 
memoryfrictions2015@gmail.com

MEMORY FRICTIONS: CONFLICT-NEGOTIATION-POLITICS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES IN ENGLISH

Conference venue: University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Dates: 6-8 May 2015

Othello's Island 2015: The Third Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on the Medieval and Renaissance Periods

full name / name of organization: 
Severis Foundation
contact email: 
michael@artcyprus.org

Othello's Island 2015
The 3rd Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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