category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Conference on Existentialism and Postcolonialism (October 10-11, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
expoco2014@gmail.com

"Existentialism and Postcolonialism”
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 10-11, 2014

CFP: The Mind, the Medium, the Message: Neuroatypicals in Popular Culture (NeMLA 30 April-3 May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Julie M Johannes/Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jmwgla@rit.edu

The preconceptions and social constructions that society has about neuroatypicals are brought to light when one considers the recent increase of such portrayals in popular media.

NINETEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE - The 19th-Century Latin American Text as a Lens for Contemporary Issues

full name / name of organization: 
William Michael Lake / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
wlake1@gsu.edu

This session invites submissions related to Nineteenth-Century Latin American texts that examine social issues which remain largely unresolved around the world.

COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE - The Colonial Text as a Lens for Contemporary Issues (Deadline: 6/15/14)

full name / name of organization: 
William Michael Lake / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
wlake1@gsu.edu

Referring perhaps in part to the crisis of the humanities, a recent SAMLA newsletter states that “shifting employment and institutional structures pose potential threats to long‐standing models of

NEMLA 2015 Toronto "Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House" (9/30/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Chamutal Noimann, BMCC-City University of New York
contact email: 
cnoimann@bmcc.cuny.edu

Session ID: 15117
Session Format: Panel

Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2014 Conference

Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center

1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA, 16801

1-866-460-7456

Call for articles in Cross-cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwa

[UPDATE] “Black & White / Red & Blue: A Graduate Visual Culture Conference” Oct. 10-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of American Studies, Saint Louis University
contact email: 
slu.visual@gmail.com

“Black & White / Red & Blue: A Graduate Visual Culture Conference”
Saint Louis University
Department of American Studies
October 10-11, 2014.
Email: slu.visual@gmail.com

Special issue: Neocolonial Politics of Sustainability

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Opitz / darkmatter (journal)
contact email: 
aopitz@hpu.edu

The journal darkmatter is currently accepting articles that explore how racial politics born of colonial and neocolonial relations of production influence current debates about sustainability, food se

NeMLA 2015: Rethinking the Anglo-Indian Gothic (30 September 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
me.makala@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
46th Annual Convention
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Host: Ryerson University
Hotel: The Fairmont Royal York

Session Title:

Women in Trouble in Contemporary Cinema: 46th Annual Convention of NeMLA, Toronto, 30 April - 3 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dvarner@purdue.edu, smit1822@purdue.edu

Women lost, isolated, backed into corners – the troubled woman pervades contemporary culture. This panel invites papers that address representations of breakdown, loss of identity, obsession, violence, victimization, criminality, and other kinds of trouble. What is this trouble? Is trouble necessarily a bad thing? Does trying to get out of trouble always lead to more trouble?

New Visualities: Hybrid Media in Post-National Digital Spaces (Toronto, Canada, April 30-3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Please submit abstracts here: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15367

This panel seeks papers that examine how hybrid, multimodal, and new media forms influence visual culture in a time when the popular mode of creation, distribution, and consumption is gradually shifti

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

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