category: cultural studies and historical approaches

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE Study Day on Order and Disorder in April 21st, 2015, at the ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia.

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia.
contact email: 
at sou.benarfa@gmail.com

The department of English at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, invites you to participate in its study day on Order and Disorder.

CFP: After the Good Life - Issue 20, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (Deadline 2 March 2015)

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

In Cruel Optimism (2011), Lauren Berlant asks why we stay “attached to conventional good-life fantasies – say of enduring reciprocity in couples, families, political systems, institutions, markets

Mediascape Features Section Call for Papers Fall 2015: Time

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
features.mediascape@gmail.com

Mediascape Features Section Call for Papers
Fall 2015: Time

N-Determination and Critical Practices of Resistance [March 12-13, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
University of California - Irvine, Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Students
contact email: 
ndeterminationconference@gmail.com

“N-Determination and Critical Practices of Resistance”
UC Irvine March 12-13 (Thursday and Friday)

‘In Our Time’ Postgraduate Symposium [27–28 March, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Malta
contact email: 
inourtime2015@um.edu.mt

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, i

The Edwidge Danticat Society- The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA

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

The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference will be held May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

Subjectivity in an Object World

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Publication: St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

[UPDATE] CFP: Performing Gender in the Middle East

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
gender-forum@uni-koeln.de

Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has undergone numerous changes. The role of women in and post the revolution remains one of the most interesting developments in Middle Eastern nations.

Beauty in the Beast: Gender, Animals, Animality (Abstracts due May 15th, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
ohremd@gmail.com

Throughout the last decade or so the formerly rather “exotic” field of “Human-Animal Studies” (sometimes simply “Animal Studies”) has grown immensely and produced an amount of exciting and

Women and Ageing: New Critical and Cultural Perspectives 20-22 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
University of Limerick
contact email: 
ageing.women@gmail.com

Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives
University of Limerick, Ireland
20th-22nd May 2015

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

full name / name of organization: 
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini
contact email: 
conferences@luigiboccherini.org

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/operetta.html

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

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Global France, Global French, 21-23 October 2015 (abstract deadline: 5 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University
contact email: 
leslie.barnes@anu.edu.au

Global France, Global French
Humanities Research Centre, ANU
21-23 October 2015

Confirmed keynotes:
Professor Dominic Thomas, University of California, Los Angeles

[UPDATE] UTSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on “Social Healing” Submissions due January 9 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio
contact email: 
UTSAGEOSymposium14@gmail.com

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities?

The New Williams: Special Issue CFP [FEB 1 Abstract Deadline]

full name / name of organization: 
William Carlos Williams Review
contact email: 
thenewwilliams2015@gmail.com

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams’s early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921),

CFP-Panel "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement"

full name / name of organization: 
French Association for American Studies (AFEA) - Lawrence Aje, University of Montpellier & Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, University Paris 8
contact email: 
lawrence.aje@univ-montp3.fr

Dear Colleagues,

Tales Beyond Borders [23 - 25 April 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Reading the Fantastic
contact email: 
reading.the.fantastic@gmail.com

Tales Beyond Borders is a two-day international conference (24th-25th April) and a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop (23rd April), all of which is being organized by the ‘Reading the Fan

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume, "Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture"

full name / name of organization: 
Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College) & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University)
contact email: 
yasser.elhariry@dartmouth.edu

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume

Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture
co-edited by Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College)
& Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University)

We are seeking further contributions to extend the coverage of the volume. Detailed abstracts (500 words) are due by January 15, 2015 to Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (etamalet@tulane.edu) and Yasser Elhariry (yasser.elhariry@dartmouth.edu). Contributors will be notified of acceptance by February 1, 2015. Completed manuscripts (6,000 words) are due by June 1, 2015. Manuscripts will be rigorously edited prior to submission to the press. Although final placement of the volume will be contingent on the outcome of the press’ peer-review process, Brian Catlos and Sharon Kinoshita, the editors of Palgrave Macmillan’s new Mediterranean Studies series, have expressed interest in the volume.

Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages - Abstracts due Feb. 2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Medieval Studies Program
contact email: 
UCSBMedievalConference2015@gmail.com

University of California, Santa Barbara

Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Call for Papers: “Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages”

CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley
contact email: 
tanyacarinae@hotmail.com

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero.

The Edwidge Danticat Society- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) Conference, April 9-12, 2015

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

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to January 15, 2015; Utopia and political theology today

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar
contact email: 
sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar (Croatia)
www.sic-journal.org

10th Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Virtue and Vices, Desires, Devices" January 29-February 1 Athens, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Humanities Council
contact email: 
shcouncil@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Southern Humanities Council Conference

January 29-February 1, 2015
Graduate Athens Hotel
Athens, Georgia

“Virtues and Vices, Desires, Devices”

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2015; May 21-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society
contact email: 
tmorgan2@udayton.edu

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 21-24, 2015.

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

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

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

#TTUAPR2015

The Rise of the New Negro Woman: “Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives,” and the Harlem Renaissance Experience

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC
contact email: 
cvarlack@umbc.edu

Traditionally, women writers of the Harlem Renaissance era from Nella Larsen to Jessie Redmon Fauset to Marita Bonner, among others, have been under-represented in criticism both past and present.

Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - Deadline May 1st

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in p

Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Pop Culture in Asia and Australia/Oceania

full name / name of organization: 
Kathy Nadeau and Jeremy Murray
contact email: 
knadeau@csusb.edu; jmurray@csusb.edu

This one-volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO, examines the rich popular culture of the diverse countries of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia/Oceania.

Page 23 LitCon (Denver Comic Con), May 22-25

full name / name of organization: 
Page 23/Denver Comic Con
contact email: 
page23@denvercomiccon.com

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

Page 23 LitCon
May 22-25, 2015

The Twenty-First Century “Bad Guy”

full name / name of organization: 
University of St. Andrews
contact email: 
twentyfirstcriminal@gmail.com

The Twenty-First Century “Bad Guy”
Is the antagonist always synonymous with the criminal?
April 11, 2015 at Kennedy Hall
University of St. Andrews

Jane Eyre: A Historical Reading

full name / name of organization: 
Shannon M Minick
contact email: 
minicks2@winthrop.edu

In this essay, I examine how Jane Eyre thwarts the societal view of women in the early nineteenth century through her academic career and reluctance to conform to the expectations of her sex.

AFTERMATH: the Cultural Legacies of WW1. London 21--23 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
contact email: 
laura.douglas@kcl.ac.uk

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute at King’s, in conjunction with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina, is staging an international conference on the C

Cormac McCarthy Sessions at the American Literature Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cormac McCarthy Society/American Literature Association
contact email: 
sfrye@csub.edu

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor two panels at the annual American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015.

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Conference on British Studies
contact email: 
JL-Mcnabb@wiu.edu

MWCBS is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015.

"R/Evolutions: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures" New Directions Graduate Student Conference, UofArizona, April 10-11 2015

full name / name of organization: 
2015 New Directions Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
arizonanewdirections@gmail.com

2015 NEW DIRECTIONS GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
“R/Evolution: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures”
Conference Dates: April 10-11, 2015, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/5/2015 - Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled “Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of

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