category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE - date change] Objects of Modernity

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity, University of Birmingham, UK
contact email: 
r.ferguson@bham.ac.uk

Objects of Modernity (23-24 June 2014)

[UPDATE] Extended: The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 28–31 August 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
dscott-macnab@uj.ac.za

Call for Papers (Extended)
The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Keynote Address: Professor Henry Woudhuysen,
Lincoln College, University of Oxford

WSQ Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose: CHILD Issue

full name / name of organization: 
WSQ at the Feminist Press
contact email: 
wsqchildissue@gmail.com

Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose

WSQ Special Issue, Spring 2015: CHILD

Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Anna Mae Duane

Xenophile calls for undergraduate/graduate comparative literature papers - deadline: March 15th, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Xenophile
contact email: 
xeno@uga.edu

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia is currently seeking submissions for its second issue of Xenophile, an up-and-coming comparative literature journal.

Poetics of Erasure (MLA 2015 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nicholsonm@ucla.edu, amyrwong@ucla.edu

Can erasure enable artistic and cultural production?

[UPDATE] Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (Special Session Proposal, MLA 2015 Vancouver, January 8-11)

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

What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P.

Special Session: George Eliot, PAMLA 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
ccs071000@utdallas.edu

Paper proposals are currently being accepted for a special session on George Eliot. This panel will explore the complex ideas and themes throughout Eliot’s work.

[UPDATE] The Science Fiction New Wave At Fifty - CFP Extended

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia
contact email: 
Mark.Williams@uea.ac.uk

UPDATE: Call For Papers Extended | Keynote Confirmed

THE SCIENCE FICTION “NEW WAVE” AT FIFTY

"Immigration and Comics": MLA, Vancouver (January 8-11, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jointly sponsored by MLA Division on European Literary Relations and the MLA Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives
contact email: 
nhoraluciaserrano@gmail.com

Recently, the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration in Paris staged an exhibition “Albums-Bande dessinée et immigration: 1913-2013” (October 16, 2013 – April 27, 2014) which brough

"Modernist Studies and the 'Angloworld': Confluence or Division?" MSA 16, Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Maxwell Uphaus, Columbia University
contact email: 
mbu2102@columbia.edu

Modernist Studies Association Conference, 6-9 November 2014; "Modernity, Contingency, Community" panel

full name / name of organization: 
Steph Brown/University of Arizona; Thomas Claviez/University of Bern
contact email: 
stephjaybrown@gmail.com

The Confluence and Division website poses the question “How can modernist practices, aesthetics, and formations be situated within or in relation to modernity’s energies, imagined as layers, struc

Cultural Perspectives of The Great War: Arts, Media, and Memory

full name / name of organization: 
Farmingdale State College (SUNY)/ The Institute for Applied Humanities
contact email: 
mennalk@farmingdale.edu

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, The Institute for Applied Humanities at Farmingdale State College (State University of New York) is hosting a multidisciplinary, multimedia

American Literature after 1900 panel - 2014 RMMLA

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

American Literature after 1900

We welcome paper proposals on a wide variety of topics spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, including but certainly not limited to:

American Modernism

Objects of Modernity: Practice, Heritage, Methodology

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Birmingham
contact email: 
d.t.moore@bham.ac.uk

British Academy Early Career Research Event:
Objects of Modernity: Practice, Heritage and Methodology
The University of Birmingham
Tuesday 24th June 2014

Procrastination: Cultural Explorations, 2 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Yardy, University of Oxford
contact email: 
ProcrastinationOx@gmail.com

PROCRASTINATION: CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
at the University of Oxford
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Cliché - Issue 18, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts. 20 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ

MLA Special Session: Africa, Memory, Circulation

full name / name of organization: 
MLA African Literatures Division
contact email: 
tunjitunji@yahoo.com

MLA Special Session: Africa, Memory, Circulation

Call for Papers for a New Series of Online Articles: “The End of Heterosexuality?”

full name / name of organization: 
The Qouch (www.theqouch.com)
contact email: 
theqouch@gmail.com

The Qouch is now accepting submissions for an on-going series of articles on the theme “The End of Heterosexuality?”

ROBERT FROST REVIEW CFP SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Frost Review
contact email: 
thoffman@camden.rutgers.edu

The Robert Frost Review is planning a special double issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of both A Boy’s Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914).

2014 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
contact email: 
mkoulikov@gmail.com

Call for Papers / Call for Speakers

2014 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

July 3 - July 6
Anime Expo 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA)
www.anime-expo.org

Sustainability and Population

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2015
contact email: 
alg9@rice.edu

"Sustainability and Population," MLA 2015, Special Session

[UPDATE] Modernism, Weather, and Climate (SCMLA Panel; Abstracts due 2/22

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Colson
contact email: 
dcolson@emporia.edu

This panel seeks papers about the significance of weather and/or climate in modern literature. Open to a wide range of topics (including American, British, and world literatures) and approaches.

CFP: "Mass media, public opinion and its transformations in the 21st century" (Journal Issue, deadline, June 15 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Trans-pasando Fronteras (ISSN 2248-7212 | ISSN-e 2322-9152) / Universidad Icesi (Cali, Colombia)
contact email: 
revista@icesi.edu.co

-----ENGLISH With this proposal, Mass media, public opinion and its transformations in the XXI century,the journal Trans-pasando Fronteras (ISSN 2248-7212 | ISSN-e 2322-9

Celebrity Encounters: Transatlantic Fame in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America, July 4-5, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
Paraic Finnerty

Building on recent scholarship that has demonstrated that the discourses, practices and conditions associated with twentieth- and twenty-first-century celebrity culture were already in place in Americ

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
contact email: 
southasia@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium
25th and 26th September, 2014
London College of Fashion

Sustainable Work, Invisible Class, Unpaid Labor, and Forgotten Culture in American Literature (DUE 6.1.14)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (SOUTH ATLANTIC MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION)
contact email: 
owencantrell@gmail.com

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel will investigate the difficulties with sustainable representations of work, class, and labor in American lite

Football and Communities of Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities, Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
csfc@mmu.ac.uk

The 3rd annual Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities (CSFC) conference “Football and Communities of Resistance” will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 12th J

MUSIC BEHIND BARS: ARTICULATING INCARCERATION AND POPULAR MUSIC

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph P. Fisher (The George Washington University); Brian Flota (James Madison University)
contact email: 
musicbehindbarsproject@gmail.com

Popular music’s relationship with incarceration has been a long and complicated one.

Extremist Latinos/as (MLA Vancouver, January 8-11)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association Annual Conference
contact email: 
evazquez@andrew.cmu.edu

In liberal democracies, it is commonly assumed that because extreme, radical, and marginal politics fall outside of the confines and vocabulary of the political center they, therefore, demonstrate a d

MLA 2015 Performing the aging memory (3/15/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Age Studies Discussion Group, Valerie Lipscomb
contact email: 
lipscomb@sar.usf.edu

In light of the 2015 MLA theme, Negotiating Sites of Memory, the Age Studies Discussion Group will propose a special session that considers the intersection of age, performance, and memory.

"Mediterranean Visions: Journeys, Itineraries and Cultural Migrations"

full name / name of organization: 
Mediterranean Visions College of the Holy Cross - Sant'Anna Institute
contact email: 
mediterraneanvisions@gmail.com

This conference intends to focus on the possible perceptions of the journey to/from/around the Mediterranean Sea, moving from an Italian, European and extra-European perspective (with specific referen

Children's Literature from around the World

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX
contact email: 
yjmathison@pvamu.edu

When we read or watch the news, especially from around the world, it’s very easy to forget that children experience the same upheavals as the adults, yet their voices and feelings are frequently ign

The Poetics of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Culture. Thursday 29th May 2014 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

**LAST WEEK TO SUBMIT**

Keynote Speaker: Professor Ben Highmore (Sussex)

Illustrated (?) with a Photograph (MLA Convention, January 8-11, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
madlochj@mail.montclair.edu

This session aims to explore a range of literary texts that incorporate photographic images. It will be a PechaKucha style presentation.

MLA 15: Narrating Madness and Autism

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Gagas
contact email: 
jongagas@temple.edu

This non-guaranteed special session invites papers addressing how narratives of psychosis, mood disorders, or autism (in any medium, genre, or period) change our understanding of the ethics and phenom

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