category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

Speaking is Being: Modern Transnational and Transcultural Francophonie (NeMLA March 17-20, 2016; Abstracts due 9-30-15)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/SubmitAbstract/15912

How and where do Francophone voices speak? Where are they silent? How do linguistic and cultural expressions define what is French and what is Francophone?

History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference, April 29-30, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University.
contact email: 
chandri@mcmaster.ca, eswaranb@mcmaster.ca,

History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference
John Douglas Taylor Conference, April 29-30, 2016

Unsettling Empire: Material Culture and the Global Economy in Nineteenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
C19: March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
hwayne@english.umass.edu

In the nineteenth century, the question of the United States' growing status as a world power manifested itself not only through territorial expansionism, but also through the nation's economic ties t

NeMLA panel: Translation and Spirituality. March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (2016 convention)
contact email: 
siobhanander@umass.edu

The study of translation systems as a central mode of inquiry into a culture’s literary history has led to fascinating case studies in the growth, destabilization, and/or renewal of religious and po

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

Forgotten Books and Cultural Memory, May 27–28 2016, Abstracts due February 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Taipei Tech Department of English (National Taipei University of Technology)
contact email: 
forgottenbookstaipei@gmail.com

Literary history is full of forgetting—both forced and natural. Manuscripts and books have been forgotten as a result of conquest, language changes, and politics.

CFP for Edited Collection - Seeing Animals: Derrida, Visuality, and Exposures of the Human

full name / name of organization: 
James Tink / Sarah Bezan
contact email: 
jmtink@g-mail.tohoku-university.jp

Editors:
James Tink (Tohoku University, Japan)
Sarah Bezan (University of Alberta, Canada)

[REMINDER] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

CFP: Native American Literature (47th Annual CEA Conference, March 31-April 2, 2016, Denver, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
bcarson@bridgew.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2016

Conference Theme: creation

47th Annual Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO

Native American Literature Panel(s)

Call for Undergrad Work on Disabilities/Abilities

full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers journal
contact email: 
qc-writers@gmail.com

Queen City Writers, a refereed journal of undergraduate writing and multimedia composing, seeks submissions that speak to issues of disabilities/abilities for an upcoming issue.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Youth" by 18 Oct 2015

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

When Theodore Roosevelt spoke of America as a "young giant of the West," a "nation glorious in youth and strength," at the Republican National Convention in 1900, he inserted himself into a long rhetorical tradition: Whether in promise or in criticism, identifying 'youth' with America and calling the US a nation that is yet to grow up constitutes a well-established trope in discussions of 'Americanness.' At the same time, adolescence and youth are core concepts at the heart of American literature and culture, and they are at the center of many contemporary debates. From the 'American Dream,' a coming-of-age story of sorts, to debates about the education sector, from moral panics about 'juvenile delinquency' to stories about America's youngest entrepreneurs, and from Huckleberry Finn to the controversial No Child Left Behind Act, childhood and adolescence are focal lenses in thinking about 'America,' inviting at least two complementary perspectives: one in which youth is a trope frequently tied to 'America' and one in which youth is a concern with deep cultural resonance in American culture.

For its ninth issue, aspeers thus dedicates the topical section to "American Youth" and invites European graduate students to critically and analytically explore the particular relationship between notions of youth and American culture."

CFP: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 10-13, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Natasha Chuk / SWPACA
contact email: 
nchuk@sva.edu

37th Annual Conference
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
COMPUTER CULTURE AREA
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

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

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

CONTEXTUALIZING CONFLICT, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY NOVEMBER 12-14 2015

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

The 59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 12th-14th, 2015 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

New Frontiers in the American West (Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Kyle Wiggins kwiggins@bu.edu

While narratives of “savage war” along the borders of wilderness and civilization are not unique to the United States, Americans’ tendency to assign those stories mythic significance is.

“Love and its Opposites” in Post-Colonial Narratives, ACLA 2016, Abstracts Due 9/23/15

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Sammond, Fairleigh Dickinson University
contact email: 
ksammond@gmail.com

Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that “The opposite of hatred is love; the

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

2016 NACCS TEJAS NON-FICTION BOOK AWARD

full name / name of organization: 
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies—Tejas Foco
contact email: 
Trevor.Boffone@gmail.com

Description of Award:

ASECS 2016: Sociability, Authority and the Curation of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 31 March-3 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
contact email: 
Edmund.King@open.ac.uk

“Sociability, Authority and the Curation of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain”
Robby Koehler (NYU) AND Edmund G. C. King (The Open University, UK)

Kalamazoo 2016 - The Playful Reader

full name / name of organization: 
The 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), May 12-15, 2016
contact email: 
serinap@alumni.ubc.ca

Game Cultures Society
http://gameculturessociety.org/

The Playful Reader (paper session)

Call for Papers: AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
contact email: 
editors@alternative.ac.nz

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published quarterly.

“Seeking Harbor in Our Histories: Lights in the Darkness, April 1¬2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts”

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
aswmsubmissions@gmail.com

Goddess Scholarship draws on historical, ethnographic and folk sources, among others, to document and honor the sacred and mundane stories which animate the traditions and spiritual lives of our globa

Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: "(T)racing the Language of Labor: The Early West Indian Plantation”

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu


Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP for Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth Century American (C19 2016) -- abstracts due August 23

full name / name of organization: 
Reed Gochberg / C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
gochberg@bu.edu

Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
nfc@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
Top of Form

ACLA 2016: "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference"

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Gelinas / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
mgelinas@umich.edu

In the context of the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016) we invite proposals for the seminar "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference."

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Contemporary Literature
contact email: 
andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literatu

What is Media? April 14-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oregon, Portland
contact email: 
jwasko@uoregon.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

WHAT IS MEDIA?
Experience • Exploration • Emergence

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON • PORTLAND, OREGON • APRIL 14-16, 2016

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Steinbach / King's College London
contact email: 
daniel.steinbach@kcl.ac.uk

Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference on

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

Date: 21 – 23 January 2016

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)
contact email: 
lynsey.mcculloch@coventry.ac.uk

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking.

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
jvaldez@hku.hk, jkuehn@hku.hk

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

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