category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014.

2nd International Thornton Wilder Conference June 11-13, 2015 in Newport, RI; CFP deadline November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Thornton Wilder Society, Salve Regina University
contact email: 
jbryer@umd.edu

We are interested in proposals on all aspects of Wilder’s work––and on its relation to the work of other writers and to the several eras of his productive life, from the 1920s through the 1970s

[UPDATE] Football and Culture 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
footballfictionandculture@gmail.com

The aim of this event is to examine the culture that develops around football, with particular focus upon the influence of the sport on other cultural media.

A Wind Freshened and an Anchor Weighed: Reflections on the Career of Seamus Heaney, NEMLA 2015, 9/30/14; 4/30-5/3/15

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

When Seamus Heaney died last August, he seemed to be a kind of figure the literary world had not known for some time: a poet who had academic cachet and a common touch, and perhaps more to the point,

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

CFP: Myth and Fairy Tales Area, SWPCA Conference, Feb 11-15, 2015

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

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2014

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 11-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras

{UPDATE] Dramatizing Old Age: Ability, Impairment, and Old Age in Early Modern England--April 30-May3

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
way2@case.edu

Tobin Siebers in Disability Theory offers what is a central tenet of Disability Studies.

New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950’s and 1960’s at the Louisville Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society
contact email: 
jsh115@case.edu

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015.

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

University of Waterloo MetaFandom Unconference - September 18th and 19th

full name / name of organization: 
University of Waterloo's Games Institute
contact email: 
uwmetafans@gmail.com

The University of Waterloo’s Games Institute as well as the IMMERSe Research Network is proud to host a MetaFandom Unconference on Thursday, September 18th and Friday the 19th.

The Speculative Community: Or, Community and Contingency (University of Bern, October 18-19, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department and Center for Cultural Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland
contact email: 
viola.marchi@ens.unibe.ch / ryan.kopaitich@ens.unibe.ch

The conference aims at investigating the theoretical and practical dimensions of community, in connection with contingency and in light of Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology.

CFP: Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai: 20th and 21st Century Representations (abstracts due 9/30/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Bernstein
contact email: 
lbernstein3@gmail.com

Editors are seeking submissions for a proposed book-length collection of essays on representations of Shanghai in film and literature of the last hundred years.

CFP Museum Visitor Photography - Deadline: September 15th 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Museum Visitor Photography/ MuseumsEtc
contact email: 
theopisti.stylianou@cut.ac.cy

CALL FOR PAPERS

MUSEUMS AND VISITOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
(Cyprus University of Technology and 2014 Smithsonian Institution Fellow 

in Museum Studies)

Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
University of Geneva, University of Bern, CUSO
contact email: 
kimberly.frohreich@unige.ch

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
June 4-6, 2015 – St. Maurice, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers:
Cary Wolfe, Rice University

War after War: Reflections on the legacy of WWI

full name / name of organization: 
Politics. Rivista di Studi Politici
contact email: 
direzione@rivistapolitics.it

On 28 July 1914, an armed conflict began that would forever change the world, and the concept of war itself. The war rapidly extended, involving 28 countries and spreading to the entire world.

Medieval Game Cultures - Kalamazoo 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Game Cultures Society
contact email: 
serinap@alumni.ubc.ca

50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI
May 15-17, 2015

Mind and American Literature book series

full name / name of organization: 
Camden House Publishers
contact email: 
lsimon@skidmore.edu

 

Edith Wharton Review

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

The _Edith Wharton Review_, a peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed journal is currently seeking submissions.

Literature and Celebrity after World War II Panel (9/30/2014; 4/30-5/3 2015) NeMLA Toronto, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Harrison / SUNY-Geneseo
contact email: 
harrison@geneseo.edu

Literature and Celebrity after World War II

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Health" by 12 Oct 2014

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

From the health checks on Ellis Island to long-standing and recently increasing debates about the (un-)Americanness of different models of health care to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at improving the health of Americans, public discourse in the US has continually connected notions of health to notions of Americanness and has negotiated one via the other. Moreover, a culturally relevant, broad, metaphorical usage of health is evidenced in the omnipresence of such phrases as "the health of the nation," "crime epidemic," and even "Bieber fever." Not surprisingly, the topic of "American Health," broadly conceived, has garnered significant attention among scholars in a variety of disciplines.

aspeers will, therefore, dedicate the topical section of its eighth annual issue to "American Health."

Alice Munro and visibility of Canadian Literature in Europe (abstract before September 30, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Revue Etudes Canadiennes / Canadian Studies
contact email: 
francoise.le-jeune@univ-nantes.fr

The Revue Etudes Canadiennes/ Canadian Studies, (n°77 February 2015), seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro’s short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).

Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power. November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Feuerstein and Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo
contact email: 
childhoodandpethood@gmail.com

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

[UPDATE] Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
contact email: 
springsteenstudies@gmail.com

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen.

Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
Helen.Lewis@witcc.edu

PCA/ACA 2015 National Convention
April 1 to 4, 2015
New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord: Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Elizabeth I Society
contact email: 
ariehl@auburn.edu

This panel will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the issues embedded in the domestic structures in early modern England.

"Intersectionality, Class, & (De)Colonial Praxis," Fall 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Postcolonialist
contact email: 
editorinchief@postcolonialist.com

The Postcolonialist, Fall 2014 CFP

Intersectionality, Class, and (De)Colonial Praxis

Early American Animal Studies, SEA-OIEAHC, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists - Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
laurenlafauci@icloud.com

Call for Proposals:
SEA-ASLE Roundtable in Early American Animal Studies
SEA-OIEAHC Conference, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

Deadline Extended: Sustaining Women's Studies: Women’s Studies Regular Session (SAMLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association: Women's Studies Regular Session
contact email: 
anna.esquivel@gmail.com

Sustaining Women’s Studies

Medieval Romance Kalamazoo 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Romance Society
contact email: 
jb652@york.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Medieval Romance Society, Kalamazoo ICMS 2015

Information Overload - REMINDER - CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline 1st August 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Information Overload : Hosted at University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
infoload2014@gmail.com

Critical University Studies - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the s

[UPDATE] FINAL REMINDER - Transitions 5 CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
a.venezia@english.bbk.ac.uk

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London
Call for Papers

Dracula in Popular Culture Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa
contact email: 
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

I'm trying to organize a panel on Dracula in popular culture for the 2014 New England Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Movement Control and the Modern Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Jesper Gulddal, University of Newcastle, Australia; Charlton Payne, Universität Erfurt
contact email: 
jesper.gulddal@newcastle.edu.au

[For a seminar on "Mobilty and Movement Control" at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 26-29 2015, Seattle, we invite 300-word presentation abstracts by August 22 20

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