category: cultural studies and historical approaches

PAMLA 2014: Women and Medicine in Victorian England (Due April 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
contact email: 
mary.powell@cgu.edu

Women and Medicine in Victorian England

Romantic Sustainability

full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA (7-9 Nov. 2014)
contact email: 
bprobertson@troy.edu

Romantic Sustainability, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (7-9 Nov. 2014)

Special Topics Journal Issue - Adaptation Across the Humanities (Deadline: May 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Neblett / Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA)
contact email: 
robert.neblett@gmail.com

Call for Papers!

INTERDISCIPLINARY HUMANITIES

Special Issue: Fall 2014

Re-Imagining, Re-Remembering and Cultural Recycling:
Adaptation Across the Humanities

Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

Abstracts Deadline: February 14th

CfP: Special Issue/Section on "Improving medical decision making through culture-sensitive health communication" in MDM

full name / name of organization: 
Cornelia Betsch (University of Erfurt, Germany) and Robert Böhm (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
contact email: 
robert.boehm@rwth-aachen.de

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Improving medical decision making through culture-sensitive health communication

Guest Editors: Drs. Cornelia Betsch and Robert Böhm

Diasporic Others: Italian Canadian Literature in Context

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Italian American Discussion Group--Jim Cocola
contact email: 
jcocola@wpi.edu

For Italian American Discussion Group panel at MLA conference in Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015, seeking considerations of literary works by Italian Canadians, other ethnic Canadians, others from the I

Texts and Contexts Critical Companion to World Literatures in English

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon
contact email: 
textsandcontexts2014@gmail.com

Eminent African critic and novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong’o has noted that “literature is given impetus, shape, direction and even area of concern by social, political and economic forces in a particula

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - (dis)junctions 2014 - New Deadline 2/20

full name / name of organization: 
UCR (dis)junctions
contact email: 
disjunctions2014@gmail.com

***Deadline extended to 2/20***

The Risks of Metatextuality: On the Forms and Processes of Authorial Commentary

full name / name of organization: 
Interférences littéraires / Literaire interferenties: A Multilingual e-Journal of Literary Studies
contact email: 
david.martens@arts.kuleuven.be

This issue of Interférences littéraires / Literaire interferenties aims to explore the risks and problems involved in authorial commentary, whether in the form of prefaces, interviews, essays or let

Sustainable Work, Invisible Class, Unpaid Labor, and Forgotten Culture in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Owen Cantrell
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

[Deadline Extended] Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
post.theory2014@gmail.com

Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

Abstract Deadline: February 14th

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED BRANDEIS GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON PRIVACY

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University English Department Graduate Conference
contact email: 
mschratz@brandeis.edu

Privacy: Call for Papers

Plenary Speakers: Prof. Robert Chodat, Boston University, and Prof. Ulka Anjaria, Brandeis University

CFP: Wealth and the Commons

full name / name of organization: 
United States Association of Commonwealth Lit and Lang Studies
contact email: 
weihsin.gui@ucr.edu

“Wealth and the Commons”

A conference organized by the United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS)

October 12-13, 2014

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies May 30-31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory T. Erickson (gte1@nyu.edu)

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
May 30-31, 2014

Deadline for conference proposals extended to March 1st, 2014!

How to Succeed in College: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Academic Experience

full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Riecken/Ivy Tech Community College
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

We all have classroom experiences that likely come to mind when talking with prospective students and their family members. We also remember our own college experiences when we were students.

Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences (4/11/14; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Melanie R. Anderson
contact email: 
mranders@olemiss.edu

Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences (4/11/14; collection)

Connections 2: A Critical Thinking Conference

full name / name of organization: 
East Georgia State College
contact email: 
Kathy Whitaker whitaker@ega.edu

Join East Georgia State College for its second annual Critical Thinking Conference!

[Update] CFP MLA 2015 "The Legacy of Colombian author Alvaro Mutis (1923-2013)"

full name / name of organization: 
Charlotte Rogers
contact email: 
croger13@gmu.edu

CFP MLA 2015 Vancouver

The Legacy of Colombian author Alvaro Mutis (1923-2013)

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, “Deviance in Culture and Society.” We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect

“Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
r.m.oldman@iup.edu

This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women’s voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014.

Politics and Film Panel, SAMLA 2014, Deadline June 1

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies Association / South Atlantic MLA
contact email: 
jlittlej@coastal.edu

This panel seeks papers which explore the intersection of film and politics, broadly conceived.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries” Deadline: 3 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries”

The Neglected Pillar: Comedy in Literature and Culture (November 28-29, 2014), abstract deadline: August 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
4th International Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies, The Department of English, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
contact email: 
ntuteng@gmail.com

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. -- Old Theater Adage (Edmund Kean)

[Edited collection] The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

full name / name of organization: 
Gisele Baxter / Brett Josef Grubisic
contact email: 
representingcdnmurder@gmail.com

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions

The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

“So Many Roads: The World in the Grateful Dead”

full name / name of organization: 
San Jose State University
contact email: 
Dead-conference@sjsu.edu

Scholars, students, teachers, and fans are invited to “So Many Roads: The World in the Grateful Dead,” a conference to be held at San Jose State University, San Jose, California, November 5–8, 2

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
contact email: 
csulbconf14@gmail.com

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas

full name / name of organization: 
Twelve Winters Press
contact email: 
xii.winters@gmail.com

An anthology of articles on the work of American author William H. Gass titled 'Critical Perspectives on William H.

"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
hd9345@my.bristol.ac.uk

First Call for Papers
"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature Department of English, University of Bristol
Half-Day Conference, Wednesday May 7th 2014

1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities “Identities, Cultures, Societies”

full name / name of organization: 
initiative for critical studies of masculinity
contact email: 
icsmsymposium[et]gmail.com

1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities
“Identities, Cultures, Societies”

11–13 September 2014, Izmir Turkey

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Cultures of Commemoration: Contemporary Presentations of the Past, 11-12 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth, UK
contact email: 
christine.berberich@port.ac.uk

Cultures of Commemoration

International Conference hosted by
the Centre for Studies in Literature
University of Portsmouth

11-12 July 2014

Call For Papers

Special issue of Doris Lessing Studies: Émigrés and Exiles: Doris Lessing in Postwar London

full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Studies
contact email: 
rvisel@gmail.com

Doris Lessing Studies is seeking papers for a special issue, “Emigres and Exiles: Doris Lessing in Postwar London.” We invite papers about Lessing’s life and work in the 1950s, when she joined an influx of immigrants to London.

[UPDATE] Perversions of Paper

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck Material Texts Network and the Archive Futures Network
contact email: 
g.partington@bbk.ac.uk

Perversions of Paper is a one-day symposium investigating the outer limits of our interactions with books and with paper.

[UPDATE] Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Cusanuswerk
contact email: 
cfp_hu2014_1@cusanuswerk.org

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