category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[Update] 2014 Futures of American Studies Institute

full name / name of organization: 
Dartmouth College
contact email: 
James.E.Dobson@Dartmouth.EDU

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE:
STATES OF AMERICAN STUDIES

MONDAY, JUNE 16 — SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)

Pleasure’s Potential: Religion and Leisure in the Long Eighteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS)
contact email: 
donovan.tann@hesston.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore the intriguing relationships among religion, leisurely pursuits, and pleasure in the long eighteenth century.

[Update] The First Biennial John Dos Passos Conference (10-11 October. Chattanooga, TN)

full name / name of organization: 
The John Dos Passos Society
contact email: 
jdpsociety@gmail.com

Update: the deadline for submissions has been extended to May 30.

UPDATE: Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 6/15; (10/31-11/1)

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
clgrewell@phc.edu

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: “The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation”
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA

Alfred Hitchcock - Interdisciplinary Humanities - November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Deadline: November 1, 2014

Spring 2015 Issue - Alfred Hitchcock

Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

Call for Papers: The Eighth Lamp Ruskin Studies Today

full name / name of organization: 
Anuradha Chatterjee
contact email: 
theeighthlamp@gmail.com

The Eighth Lamp: Ruskin Studies Today (ISSN 2049-3215) invites contributors to submit scholarly papers. The papers can be short papers of 3500-4000 words or long papers of 8,000-10,000.

[Update] "Elsewheres," JMMLA (Spring 2015): 9/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.arthur@rockhurst.edu

The editors of JMMLA seek essays about the literature, film, music, and art of places that don’t really matter, places whose adjacency to the capitals of the world confirms their lack of sway.

Call for Papers: “Broken Narratives”- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U
contact email: 
ego.osu@gmail.com

Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history.

Reading and Identity: a one-day conference, 26 August 2014

full name / name of organization: 
National Library of Scotland
contact email: 
k.hendry@nls.uk

This conference wants to ask how reading questions and defines identity: how does reading help people to investigate, reshape and resist identity?

CFP: TEXTOS HIBRIDOS. REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS SOBRE LA CRÓNICA LATINOAMERICANA (JUNE 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
TEXTOS HIBRIDOS. REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS SOBRE LA CRÓNICA LATINOAMERICANA
contact email: 
aworkman@spanport.ucsb.edu

Textos Híbridos, the electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Latin American chronicle from the Conquest to the present day, invites the submission of critical studies on the Latin American l

Call for Book Reviewers for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

full name / name of organization: 
Michele Brittany, Book Review Editor, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
contact email: 
mcbrittany@gmail.com

Call for Book Reviewers for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Science and Culture in Latin America: Transmission, Circulation, Exchange [symposium, 18 April 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Trinity College, University of Oxford
contact email: 
maria.blanco@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Paper abstracts are invited for “Science and Culture in Latin America: Transmission, Circulation, Exchange”, a one-day international symposium to be held in Trinity College, University of Oxford o

MMLA 2014 Special Session: Wilkie Collins in the City

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (November 2014)
contact email: 
erika.behrisch.elce@rmc.ca AND elizabeth.anderman@colorado.edu

This panel seeks to explore how the massive urbanization of nineteenth-century Britain, with all its associated overcrowding, crime, and mixing of social classes, permeates the works of Wilkie Collins

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.
contact email: 
cowc@asurams.edu

Call for Papers for Albany State University Depart

GLBTQ Studies at MAPACA (Baltimore, Nov 6th through the 8th)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
markjohn@alumni.tufts.edu

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities for its 25th annual conference to be held this November in Baltimore.

Language and Ethics of Care in Contemporary Literature - University of Montreal - Friday, Oct. 31st 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature at University of Montreal and University of Alberta (Campus Saint-Jean)
contact email: 
Dominique.Hetu@umontreal.ca

Since Foucault’s Le souci de soi, Carol Gilligan

[UPDATE] "Reassessing Language Poetry" // PAMLA 2014 (Dealine: May 15)

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

First published in February of 1984, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book collected essays, excerpts, and experiments from the first three years (1978-81) of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E literary magazine.

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art - papers due June 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
albeit
contact email: 
submissions@albeitjournal.com

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended] CFP: Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Lens

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA: Graduate Students Forum in English
contact email: 
heatherfox@mail.usf.edu

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference 86: “Sustainability and the Humanities.”

Atlanta, GA, November 7-9, 2014

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: 5th June 2014 - Call For Papers: Soils and Narrative: 5 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Jude Allen/Mat Osmond, Soil Culture Forum, University College Falmouth, UK
contact email: 
judeallen1@gmail.com and Mat.Osmond@falmouth.ac.uk

A one day literary event held as part of the
Soil Culture Forum (http://ccanw.co.uk/soil-culture-forum.htm)

2 - 5 July 2014, Falmouth University.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

CFP: Space Oddities conference in Graz, Austria in November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies (AAAS)
contact email: 
elisa.edwards@uni-graz.at

41st AAAS Conference in Graz / Nov. 21 – 23, 2014

SPACE ODDITIES:
Urbanity, American Identity, and Cultural Exchange

Wole Soyinka: 80 Years of Protracted Engagement

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Pan African Studies
contact email: 
atjpas@gmail.com

In honor of the 80th birthday, and the life-long commitment to human rights/justice, and the arts, The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) will host a special edition on Akinwande Olu

Call for Papers the 4th issue of Localities

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Locality and Humanities, Korean Studies Institute, Pusan National University (South Korea)
contact email: 
hyeok25@pusan.ac.kr

Call for Papers the 4th issue of Localities

MMLA Special Session: Urban Corruption and Rural Morality in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
caresse.john@belmont.edu

This panel invites proposals that explore the city/country dichotomy in Modern American literature.

ASECS Women's Caucus Awards for Grad Papers, Indepedent/Adjuct Scholarship, Editing and Translation

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Women's Caucus
contact email: 
asecs@wfu.edu

The Catharine Macaulay Prize for Graduate Student Conference Paper
NEW Deadline for submission: May 31, 2014

Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program Graduate Conference 2014: New England and the World (Oct 24-25)

full name / name of organization: 
Boston University American and New England Studies Program Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
amgsa@bu.edu

Call for Papers

MMLA in Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014, Special Session: The Fashion Lives of Cities

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Ingram, York University
contact email: 
singram@yorku.ca

The theme of the 2014 Midwest Modern Language Association, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014, is “The Lives of Cities.” We invite proposals for a special session on fashio

SOUTHERN STUDIES CONFERENCE 6-7 February 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: Journal of Race and Policy

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Race and Policy
contact email: 
dlbrown@ithaca.edu

The Journal of Race and Policy (ISSN 1540-8450) is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of research pertaining to education, employment, health care, citizen participation, social welfare,

Cities and the Social Contract in Literature, May 30; Nov. 13-16, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

“Cities and the Social Contract in Literature” – MMLA annual convention, Detroit, Nov. 13-16, 2014

The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
contact email: 
human@humanjournal.org

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and mo

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for NeoAmericanist Issue 7.2

full name / name of organization: 
NeoAmericanist
contact email: 
robert.mousseau@carleton.ca

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing an extension on its CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students.

[Deadline extended to 31/05/2014] In principio fuit interpres: Translation as the Genesis and Palingenesis of Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Paola Cattani, Matteo Fadini, Federico Saviotti
contact email: 
tradizione@ticontre.org

Please note that «Ticontre» Journal deadline for the Call for contributions for the monographic section "In principio fuit interpres: Translation as the Genesis and Palingenesis of Literature" has b

The Renaissance Formerly Known as Harlem: Race and Diaspora in the Global City

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA/Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
savhall@indiana.edu, hansonkr@indiana.edu

Leisure, Pleasure, and Entertainment

full name / name of organization: 
EC/ASECS
contact email: 
jwessel@udel.edu

LEISURE PLEASURE & ENTERTAINMENT

45TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE EAST-CENTRAL AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES (EC/ASECS)

University of Delaware
November 6-8, 2014

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