category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Music and Sexuality: November 10-12, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The International Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF)
contact email: 
wmaforum@gmail.com

The Forum for the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF) announces its Fourth Biennial International Conference to be held at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA f

CFP Ecopoetics: Global Poetries and Ecologies, Deadline April 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Isabel Campos / Montana Tech of U of Montana
contact email: 
icampos@mtech.edu

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed anthology broadly focused on the entangled relationship between poetries and ecologies.

'Studies in Horror and the Gothic': A Special Issue of Palgrave Communications. Proposals/Sept 2016, Final Articles/Nov 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Palgrave Communications
contact email: 
Palcomms@palgrave.com

STUDIES IN HORROR AND THE GOTHIC

Deadline for article proposals: September 1, 2016
Final deadline for full submissions: November 1, 2016

MLA 2017: William Carlos Williams and Democracy (Deadline March 7, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
William Carlos Williams Society
contact email: 
neri.sandoval@icould.com

This panel considers the numerous ways in which the work of William Carlos Williams engages with socio-economic and political formations in the United States.

CFP - Samuel Beckett and World Literature, University of Kent

full name / name of organization: 
Thirthankar Chakraborty, University of Kent
contact email: 
T.Chakraborty@kent.ac.uk

This international conference is designed to address the questions of Beckett as a figure of world literature and world literature as figured in Beckett.

[UPDATE] British Comparative Literature Association XIV Triennial Conference 'Salvage'

full name / name of organization: 
British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
bcla2016@wlv.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

‘Salvage’

The Fourteenth Triennial Conference
of the
British Comparative Literature Association

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind 26-28 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland
contact email: 
neurocultures2016@gmail.com

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind – Second international and interdisciplinary conference organised by the Department of English Studies at the University of Bielsko-Biala.

MSA 18: Modernism's Planets (November 17-20, Pasadena, CA, USA)

full name / name of organization: 
Cóilín Parsons
contact email: 
coilin.parsons@georgetown.edu

CFP for MSA 18 (Pasadena, CA): Modernism’s Planets

Remediating Boundaries between Children’s Print and Digital Media (MLA, 1/5/17-1/8/17, 3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

At the outset of their landmark work, Remediation: Understanding New Media, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin explain the “double logic” of remediation accordingly: “Our culture wants both to

[UPDATE] The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education and Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People

full name / name of organization: 
David Aitchison / Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
david.c.aitchison@gmail.com

(Proposed session for MLA 2017, sponsored by Children’s Literature Association)

Postcolonial Animality

full name / name of organization: 
Amit R. Baishya, Suvadip Sinha
contact email: 
arbaishya1@ou.edu; ssinha@umn.edu

From one perspective, postcolonial studies and animal studies should be natural allies as both interrogate the shifting limits of the human-animal binary.

UPDATE: The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email: 
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry
full name / name of organization:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email:

Minding the Senses, Sensing the Mind, May 20-21, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

"I would I knew his mind." - (Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.2.33)
"My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (I.i)
“Where is my mind” – The Pixies

MLA 2017 Special Session: Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness (DEADLINE: 3/15/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Leah Misemer/ University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jessica Gross/ St. Louis College of Pharmacy
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu

Call for Papers for a proposed roundtable panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 5-8, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.

Writing Resistance (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature
contact email: 
helmers@uwosh.edu

The Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature is soliciting papers on the topic of historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”.

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

full name / name of organization: 
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
contact email: 
boechem@sunysuffolk.edu

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

3/15/2016 Nabokov and Psychology (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu

Papers are invited on all aspects of the troubled but fruitfully complex relation between Nabokov and psychology.

UPDATE - Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Transla

full name / name of organization: 
Sultan Qaboos University
contact email: 
squconference2016@gmail.com

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation.

[UPDATE] Queer Death, De(con)struction, and Contagion: Affective Rhythms in Interdisciplinary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Merced/Queer Theory Symposium Committee
contact email: 
l: sagebeth.perdue@gmail.com or mshaw4@ucmerced.edu

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Queer Studies Symposium University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Keynote: Eric A. Stanley, UC Riverside

Literary History for the Anthropocene - MLA 2017 (Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Ted Howell
contact email: 
ted.howell@temple.edu

In August of this year, based on the recommendation of the Anthropocene Working Group, geologists will vote to determine whether the Anthropocene should be considered an official geological epoch and

AAL Annual Conference: Literature and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Western Sydney University
contact email: 
a.jamison@westernsydney.edu.au

11-13 July 2016, Western Sydney University

Monsters—SAMLA—November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Crystal O’Leary-Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
crystal.odavidson@mga.edu

Monsters remain powerful creatures for what they are and what they represent.

Feminism Today - what it really means

full name / name of organization: 
The Bookshelf Blonde
contact email: 
feminismconference@gmail.com

Important dates
20 March 2016 – Abstract (500 words) and biography (500 words) due
28 March 2016 – Feedback given
2 June 2016 – Full paper due (3500 - 4000 words)

UPDATE: CFP For Action Figure Essay Collection Under Contract With McFarland

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Alexandratos/Queensborough Community College (CUNY)
contact email: 
jsalexan@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Verging: Technologies/Practices/Aesthetics in Contemporary Documentary

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Consortium: Cinema and Media Studies at York University, Toronto
contact email: 
verging2016@gmail.com


Two-day Symposium (March 18th - 19th), Toronto

Added Guests**** Jonathan Harris, Ralph Dfouni, and Ghassan Fayad
Deadline Approaching: Friday, February 19th by 5PM

SAMLA: Authorship and Audience in Dystopian Film [proposal due May 27; conference Nov 4-6 2016, Jacksonville, FL]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Film Studies Group
contact email: 
samlafilmstudies@gmail.com

From film noir to sci-fi, Terry Gilliam to David Lynch, dystopian narratives continue to hold a prominent place in film across independent, Hollywood, and international film communities.

TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERS / VOYAGES ET VOYAGEURS

full name / name of organization: 
ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS
contact email: 
anamaria.stefan@uaic.ro

The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is May 9, 2016.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before September 4, 2016.

Roots and Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
roots1@inter-disciplinary.net

Roots and Legacies
A Cultures, Societies, Traditions Project

1st Global Meeting
Call for Participation 2016

Tuesday 13th September – Thursday 15th September 2016

Conference “Theory and Practice of Authenticity in Global Cultural Production”

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Global Studies, University of Bern
contact email: 
christina.cavedon@ens.unibe.ch

While in academia the notion of authenticity has been increasingly discredited, it thrives as a label within popular discourses and for the marketing of cultural artefacts.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Troubadour Pessimism

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.bell@yale.edu

This MLA special session concerns the troubadour tradition across periods and geographies, with particular focus on pessimism as a philosophy, affect, and politics.

PAMLA 2016 Special Session Panel--Pasadena, CA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference 2016
contact email: 
kacie.wills@gmail.com or choov002@ucr.edu

This panel is devoted to the porous, permeable body in Romantic and Victorian Literature and seeks to better understand the boundaries of identity constructed in the bodies of texts from these periods

"Samuel Beckett and World Literature", 4 to 5 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Thirthankar Chakraborty, University of Kent
contact email: 
beckettworldlit@kent.ac.uk

Keynotes
Stanley E. Gontarski, Florida State University
Fábio de Souza Andrade, University of São Paulo

Containing Childhood: Space and Identity in Children's Literature proposal due April 4, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Russell
contact email: 
drussell@glendon.yorku.ca

Home. School. Nature. The spaces identified with childhood are both descriptive and prescriptive. They reflect/reveal adult expectations of where children ‘belong’.

Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/20

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
anne.keefe@unt.edu

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

Talking Trash: The Counterpolitics of Abjection (Deadline 2/22/16, Conference 4/18/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Queens College MA Program
contact email: 
QCEnglishMAconference@gmail.com

TALKING TRASH:
The Counterpolitics of Abjection

Conference Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Jordan Stein, Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University

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