category: cultural studies and historical approaches

World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
susan.gorman@mcphs.edu

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

I Am Graphic Novel! Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
gn4@inter-disciplinary.net

I Am Graphic Novel!
Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project

Wednesday 6th May – Friday 8th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
contact email: 
fansconference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do write

[UPDATE-Deadline extended to 2/20] Performance, Praxis, Activism, and The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Riverside, CA-May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Association--Performance Working Group
contact email: 
Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gc.cuny.edu) & Eero Laine (eero.email@gmail.com)

The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2015 RMMLA Convention)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
mnoussi@linfield.edu

The 69th Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention will be held from October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA)

The Cultural Life of Suburbs: Global Perspectives (proposed collection of essays)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network (http://suburbs.exeter.ac.uk/)
contact email: 
j.r.gill@exeter.ac.uk or m.dines@kingston.ac.uk

This edited collection of original scholarly essays directs attention to the relationship between cultural practice and suburban life across diverse global, disciplinary, and historical contexts.

Seminar "Arts and Literature. Copyrighted", Krakow, Poland, 5-6 June, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
contact email: 
maciej@jakubowiak.eu

Arts and Literature. Copyrighted

REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 12, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
contact email: 
sorinamaria21@gmail.com

Dear all,
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter 1-4 Dec 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Auto/Biography Association - Asia- Pacific
contact email: 
Kate.Douglas@flinders.edu.au

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter.

1st-4th December 2015
Flinders University – City Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

Conference organisers:

Reminder: Special issue of Deleuze Studies "Deleuze and Guattari in the Anthropocene." Abstracts due March 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Hannah Stark, University of Tasmania
contact email: 
hannah.stark@utas.edu.au

Twenty years after his death, Deleuze’s thought continues to be mobilised in relation to the most timely and critical problems society faces.

Nabokov on Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, “the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, o

MLA Special Session: Gothic Performances and the Literary Audience Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
gdenton@ega.edu and aggal@memphis.edu

We are inviting paper proposals for a possible special sessions panel at the 2016 MLA Conference in Austin, TX, Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

Enhancing performance: Analysing representations of sports coaches in film - Special Issue of "Sports Coaching Review"

full name / name of organization: 
Nicholas Chare, University of Montreal / Katharina Bonzel, Australian National University
contact email: 
nicholas.chare@umontreal.ca, katharina.bonzel@anu.edu.au

Enhancing performance: Analysing representations of sports coaches in film

***Special Issue of Sports Coaching Review***

Guest Editors: Katharina Bonzel & Nicholas Chare

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: “Partitions and/of Empire”

[FINAL CALL] Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, October 1-3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email: 
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu

Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, lemoyne.edu/slsr
Co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and Syracuse University

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
jpc0018@uah.edu

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

[UPDATE] More than Writing Graduate Conference [now with keynote speaker]

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Minnesota State University Mankato
contact email: 
morethanwritingconference@gmail.com

The Third Annual English Department Graduate Student Conference is a collaborative symposium focused on the written word across all English-focused academic disciplines.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylyvania English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
iupegoconference2015@gmail.com

The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to ta

Haki R. Madhubuti

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Pan African Studies
contact email: 
rjennings@csustan.edu

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) seeks papers and multi-media content for a special edition on author, educator, poet, publisher, and institution builder Haki R. Madhubuti.

The Postcolonial Studies Generation: MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 1 March, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
moloughlinliam@gmail.com

This panel proposes to investigate the formation of a “Postcolonial Studies Generation”: namely, a generation of artists who attended university after the consolidation of postcolonial studies in

Religion and Early Literature (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
contact email: 
aboyarin@uvic.ca

Given the difficulty of distinguishing between literary and religious texts in early periods, how do literary scholars differ in their approaches to early texts from scholars of religious studies?

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Elwood Watson
contact email: 
watsone@etsu.edu

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

Call for Papers

Thematic Issue: Masculinity in the 21st Century

Guest Editor: Elwood D. Watson, East Tennessee State University

Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
contact email: 
wccorley@cpp.edu

Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies--science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars.

Transgender Studies, Ecology, and the Environmental Humanities Panel at MLA 2016, January 7-10

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
contact email: 
cechterling@ku.edu

For this panel, organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, we invite proposals for papers that place transgender studies and the environmental humanities into critical c

CFP: Narnia at 60; Modern Language Association, Austin TX, 7-10 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick
contact email: 
kdorwick@louisiana.edu

I am seeking speakers for a panel at the next meeting of the Modern Language Association in Austin TX, 7-10 January 2015.

EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL: LEOPARDI CROSSOVER

full name / name of organization: 
Suor Orsola Benincasa University Chair in Leopardian Hermeneutics And Ente Ville Vesuviane Foundation in cooperation with National Centre for Leopardi Studies Nazional Library of Naples
contact email: 
altaformazione@unisob.na.it

Advanced Specialisation Course
in Leopardian Hermeneutics
“European Leopardi, history and geography of reception and translations”

Naples-Italy
13-24 July 2015

Objectives:

Film, Media, and Music Conference (September 2-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
contact email: 
conference@longbeachindie.com

The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (www.longbeachindie.com) is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intel

CFP: Black Mountain College Studies special volume on Hilda Morley (online peer-reviewed journal; deadline 8/15/2015).

full name / name of organization: 
Black Mountain College Studies Journal (Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that explore Hilda Morley’s relationship to Black Mountain College. As much of Morley’s work was published late in life or posthumously, contributors need not limit themselves to the years she was at BMC and should feel free to draw upon her entire life and oeuvre. Hilda Morley lived and taught at Black Mountain College, befriended Robert Creeley and Denise Levertov, worked and socialized with Charles Olson, and published in the Black Mountain Review. She came to Black Mountain as a working poet and remained a prize-winning writer until her death in 1998. Yet, critics and historians rarely include Morley in their critical conversations; little Morley scholarship exists. Although all Hilda Morley-related submissions will be considered, the editors especially welcome scholarship that examines her life and works in light of Black Mountain College. Other possible topics include: Morley and H.D.; critical regionalism and/or transnational context; twentieth-century publishing culture and poetic community; the influence of Dewey’s aesthetics; intersectional feminist criticism; comparative analyses with contemporaneous writers, especially women poets. These topics are not intended to be proscriptive but suggestive of possibilities worthy of investigation. Deadline: Completed, polished papers should be submitted by 8/15/2015. Length limit: 10,000 words in MLA format. Citing: Use MLA parenthetical citations, avoid footnotes, and include a list of works cited. If absolutely necessary, include endnotes but remember that BMCS is an online, peer-reviewed journal; scrolling between endnotes and text makes for difficult web reading. Send Word files, other digital art forms, and any questions or concerns via as email to: Blake Hobby (blake.hobby@gmail.com) Executive Editor, Black Mountain College Studies (http://blackmountaincollegestudies.org/wp/) )
contact email: 
blake.hobby@gmail.com

Special Volume of Black Mountain College Studies Journal
Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor

"Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" London Conference in Critical Thought (deadline: March 16, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
London Critical Organization
contact email: 
bmclaugh@southalabama.edu and edaffron@ramapo.edu

Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom

Stream Organizers: Eric Daffron and Becky McLaughlin

London Conference in Critical Thought June 26-27, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
London Critical Organization
contact email: 
londoncritical.org // inquiries@londoncritical.org // @londoncritical

London Conference in Critical Thought 2015: Call for Papers

LCCT 2015: UCL 26-27 June 2015.

CFP DEADLINE: 16 MARCH 2015.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jkuskey@ucsc.edu

Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction

[UPDATE] United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Deadline Extended to 2/16/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dcolson@emporia.edu

This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic.

E. M. Forster’s legacy: “Only connect” over a century of British arts (Toulouse, France, December 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pr Laurent MELLET (University Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
contact email: 
lau.mellet@gmail.com

University Toulouse Jean Jaurès (France)
Research team CAS (EA 801)
Convened by Laurent MELLET and Elsa CAVALIÉ
10 and 11 December 2015

The Eleventh International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference (18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
contact email: 
Lisa Walters: Elizabeth.walters@ugent.be

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings

The theme may include topics such as:

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