category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] Reminder: CfP FORUM Issue 20: After the Good Life, Deadline 2 March

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

Call for Papers Issue 20: After the Good Life

Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women (SSAWW)

full name / name of organization: 
Suha Kudsieh
contact email: 
kudsieh_at_gmail.com

Society for the Stuidy of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial Conference
November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Russia and the Middle East in the Premodern Period

full name / name of organization: 
Suha Kudsieh
contact email: 
kudsieh_at_gmail.com

Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention
2016 7–10 January, Austin

CFP for a special panel:

*Russia and the Middle East in the Premodern Period*

The Edwidge Danticat Society-The 29th Annual MELUS Conference, April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
The Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email: 
mfeife1@lsu.edu

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year’s conference, “Arrivals and Departures in U.S.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 1/7-1/10) Special Session "Cervantes on the Early Modern English Stage"

full name / name of organization: 
Josephine Hardman
contact email: 
jhardman@english.umass.edu

MLA special session invites papers exploring the influence of Cervantes on early modern English drama.

Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process October 1-3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher J Smith / Texas Tech University Vernacular Music Center
contact email: 
christopher.smith@ttu.edu

REMINDER/EXTENDED DEADLINE: Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process October 1-3 2015

#TTUAPR2015
REMINDER/EXTENDED DEADLINE

International James Baldwin Conference 26-28 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The American University of Paris
contact email: 
William.Dow@wanadoo.fr

International Conference: “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions
At The American University of Paris
26-28 May 2016

Call for Papers

CALL FOR ESSAYS on African Issues in the Past, Present, and Future

full name / name of organization: 
Menes Tau/The Volta Times
contact email: 
voltatimes@gmail.com

The Volta Times invites submissions for its online publication at voltatimes.com.

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction (MLA, Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The Executive Committee on Language Change at the Modern Language Association (MLA) is accepting papers for a session to be held at the annual conference in January 2016 in Austin.

Rethinking the 'L' in MLA (Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The MLA Forum on Language Change invites proposals for a panel on “Rethinking the ‘L’ in MLA.” Papers might address questions like: What counts as a modern language?

Proposed Edited Collection: Theorizing Ethnicity in the Chick Lit Genre

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Hurt
contact email: 
ehurt@wcupa.edu

Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women’s experiences or perhaps to debate the genre’s feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging.

Transatlantic Religion and Madness: Intellectual Disability and Anglo-American Faith Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session (proposed)
contact email: 
george.gordon-smith@emory.edu; b.r.wall@sms.ed.ac.uk

We welcome abstracts that explore representations of religious identities and/or intellectual disabilities in transatlantic British and American writing.

Disability, Human rights and Cultural Studies - special issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Gian Maria Greco
contact email: 
gianmaria.greco@poiesis.it

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Call for Papers: Disability and Human Rights
Guest editors: Gian Maria Greco and Elena Di Giovanni

Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 13-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.

Personas in Production

full name / name of organization: 
School of The Arts, The University of Northampton
contact email: 
mrwattenbarger@cohab.mu.ac.in and ecw@northampton.ac.uk

8 April 2015, School of the Arts, The University of Northampton

The Partition of India – Beyond Improbable Lines

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabetta Marino, Daniela Rogobete
contact email: 
marino@lettere.uniroma2.it

The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexp

The Partition of India – Beyond Improbable Lines

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabetta Marino, Daniela Rogobete
contact email: 
marino@lettere.uniroma2.it

The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexp

English Creative Writing: Theory and Practice for Non-Native English Speakers

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Salinee Antarasena
contact email: 
salinee.antarasena@cmu.ac.th

In Asian Countries, English is seen very much as the language of business, not as the language of expressing their ideas in creative writing piece.

Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
litphilconference@sussex.ac.uk

The Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies (CEMMS: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cemms/) at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce its forthcoming Postgraduate Conference on the theme of ‘L

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
contact email: 
scollin4@pratt.edu

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism: CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE} Final Reminder: 2015 First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/16

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
cals@psu.edu

Announcing

The 2015 First Book Institute

June 7-13, 2015

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity

Co-Directors

Radical Kinship - Tufts University (Deadline: May 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise’eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

More than Writing: Narratives

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

“More than Writing: Narratives” Graduate Conference

Department of English Graduate Student Conference

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

Deadline June 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
contact email: 
at532@tc.columbia.edu

Call For Papers
The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice
A partnership with The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University

Forms, Logics, and Rhetorics of "Pastness" and the Politics of Identity in the Present - ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Torleif Persson / Rutgers University
contact email: 
torleif.p@gmail.com

This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of “pastness” and the politics of identity in the present.

“The Cultures and Politics of Leisure in the British Isles & the United States” (November 6-7, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Histoire et Dynamique des Espaces Anglophones: Du Réel au Virtuel (HDEA), Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
contact email: 
leisure@listes.paris-sorbonne.fr

Leisure is a central rather than a peripheral feature of culture. Indeed, the divide between leisure and “productive work”—to which it is traditionally opposed—has never been an impassable wall, but rather a porous boundary involving dynamics of control, negotiation, and hybridization. Far from a mere holiday or retreat from society, leisure represents a specific domain of activities in which core social and cultural values and structures are expressed, reified, transmitted, learned, manipulated, and resisted. "

Trespassing Gender (deadline: March 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Trespassing Journal
contact email: 
esrasarioglu@gmail.com

From its inception, gender studies analyzed the boundaries and binaries of gender to show that both are socially constructed.

call for papers in social problems

full name / name of organization: 
international journal of interdicsiplinary studies on social problems
contact email: 
www.ijissp.com

The international interdisciplinary Journal seeks papers reporting novel results by researchers, authors and experts in social sciences, psychology, counseling, criminology and law on the topic of nar

Books That Cook: Teaching Food in Fiction and Memoir

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Donohue/MLA 2016 in Austin, Texas
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Papers exploring literary, cultural, historical, or pedagogical approaches to food (or lack of food) in fiction and memoir. 300 word proposals by March 15 to sdonohue@cocc.edu

“Art, Design, Science and Literature in Early Modernity (March 1st)"

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal
contact email: 
Please upload submissions to http://www.earlymodernstudiesjournal.org/submission-guidelines/

Call for Papers

Volume 7, “Art|Design|Science and Literature in Early Modernity” 2015

Prehistories of the Digital Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
J.D. Connor
contact email: 
jd.connor@yale.edu

For a proposed special session at MLA 2016: Forerunners, fantasies, false starts on the way to DH.

Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia

full name / name of organization: 
West Virginia University English Grad Student Union
contact email: 
wvuegsucolloquium2015@gmail.com

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters,

CAPPE 10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference: Utopias, 2 - 4 September 2015, CFP closes 17/4/15

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference: Utopias, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton
contact email: 
nc95@brighton.ac.uk

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)

10th Annual, International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Utopias

Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th September 2015

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