category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Chronicles and Grimoires: The Occult as Political Commentary

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Association of the Midwest: International Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan: May 12-15, 2016.
contact email: 
dominique.hoche@westliberty.edu

Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared.

CFP: Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
contact email: 
info.diffractions@gmail.com

Call for Articles

Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Issue 6 | Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism

Deadline for articles: November 30

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - Florence, Italy 22 April 2016 - abstract deadline October 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
contact email: 
ilaria.natali@unifi.it

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
Prophecy and Conspiracy in Early Modern England
Florence 22nd April 2016

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference Boston, March 10‐12, 2016 The South in the North

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
ssslboston2016@gmail.com

Taking place for the first time in a non-Southern venue, SSSL’s conference next year in Boston will focus on challenges to and reconfigurations of North/South binaries in regional, national, hemisph

The multi-textual nature of religious-manuscript culture in the early realm of print in colonial India.

full name / name of organization: 
Tapati Bharadwaj
contact email: 
liesandbigfeet@gmail.com

The multi-textual nature of religious-manuscript culture in the early realm of print in colonial India.

Victorian Intimacies: An International Conference, 22–23 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
contact email: 
vsawc16@gmail.com

The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for its 2016 conference, “Victorian Intimacies.” The conference will explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experien

Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures, 2015: “Gaming/Gender”, September 25-27 (Proposals due September 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
contact email: 
mechademia@mcad.edu



Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures, 2015
“Gaming/Gender”

September 25-27, 2015
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Special Guest: Brianna Wu

Religious Authority in American Literature (NeMLA - Hartford, CT - March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Heffner-Burns; Sara Snyder / Lehigh University
contact email: 
rah211@lehigh.edu; sjs211@lehigh.edu

Panel 15980: Religious Authority in American Literature

Columbia, Columbus, Columbianism: The Admiral’s Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century America

full name / name of organization: 
Zach Hutchins/C19: The Society of Early Americanists
contact email: 
zach.hutchins@colostate.edu

As the historian Thomas Schlereth noted in an essay from which this panel takes its name, the memory and image of Christopher Columbus were appropriated by citizens of the United States for a wide var

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

Call for papers and creative writing the quint 7.4 DEADLINE 15/08/15

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

"THEORIZING FEMINIST MEDIA AND COMEDY" (SCMS Atlanta Panel, March 30 - April 3, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
contact email: 
henne462@umn.edu

Theorizing Feminist Media and Comedy

Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics
contact email: 
brandonwhawk@gmail.com

Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
May 12-15, 2016

CFP ( UPDATE) The Postcolonial Subject in Transit (Deadline August 3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature.
(An edited collection)
Delphine Fongang (fongangd@uww.edu)

[UPDATE]: Extension-25 July, Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

Deadline Extended to 25 July 2015!

For full CFP and complete information, please visit our conference website at Modalities2015.com. (Original CFP post to UPenn)

This is a symposium about -alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. We choose to consider not "environment," say, but "environmentality" in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, -ality. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders, and Subjectivity

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature.
(An edited collection)
Delphine Fongang (fongangd@uww.edu)

Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change-Winter 2016 Special Issue of VPR (1 Feb 2016 manuscript deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Shannon R. Smith and Ann M. Hale, Special Issue Co-Editors
contact email: 
vprw2016@bisc.queensu.ac.uk

We invite essays of 5,000-9,000 words in length (including notes and bibliography) for a Winter 2016 special issue of 'Victorian Periodicals Review'

Special Edition of the Journal of Fandom Studies on "Fan Spaces"

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Nielsen / Journal of Fandom Studies
contact email: 
elizabeth.j.nielsen@gmail.com

As proven by the popularity of this year’s San Diego Comic Con, fan spaces are increasingly important culturally and financially.

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre.

CFP: Making Time/Making Space: Temporality in Medieval and Renaissance Drama (9/15/15; Medieval Congress, 12-15 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Stevenson/Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
contact email: 
jillstevenson@gmail.com

“Making Time/Making Space: Temporality in Medieval and Renaissance Drama”
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
12-15 May 2016

"'If I were your wife, I'd poison your coffee': Gender and Poison in Modernity" 9/30/2015 NEMLA 3/17-20/2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sylvia Pamboukian/ Robert Morris University
contact email: 
Pamboukian@rmu.edu

Panel # 15668 "'If I were your wife, I'd poison your coffee:' Gender and Poison in Modernity"

Seeking Undergrad Composing on Disabilities Theme

full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
qcwriters@gmail.com

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution.

Call for Excellent Undergrad Work

full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
qcwriters@gmail.com

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution.

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"
contact email: 
ktmacdonnell@gmail.com

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Call for Submissions to StoryTelling: Analyses of Popular Narrative

full name / name of organization: 
StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative
contact email: 
Barbara Szubinska at Barbara.Szubinska@EKU.EDU or Julie Wilhelm at jwilhelm@nu.edu

StoryTelling is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.

Fresh Perspectives on the Newest German Literature (NeMLA 2016) Abstract Deadline 30 Sep 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
iw60@georgetown.edu

This panel will investigate the salient themes of Heimat, identity, trauma and grief, collective memory, and intergenerational dialogue in post-reunification German literature

CFP: Air and the Visual Session at the AAH 2016 Conference (7–9 April 2016); CFP Deadline: 9 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Sciampacone / Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
asciampacone@gmail.com

Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016

UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

Dis/ability in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture, Abstracts due by 9/30/15 for NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Welter
contact email: 
cmz274@wildcats.unh.edu

This NeMLA panel seeks to reconsider the role that dis/ability plays in the poetry, fiction, drama, and/or art of the long nineteenth century in Britain.

[UPDATE] REČI: A JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 8TH ISSUE, NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 JULY 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that the deadline for manuscript submission for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture has been extended to 31 July 2015.

Body, Voice, and Being: Identity and the Fragmented Self in the Age of Social Media

full name / name of organization: 
47th Annual NeMLA Convention (Hartford, CT), March 17-20th 2016
contact email: 
bofang.li@yale.edu

CALL FOR PANEL PAPERS

"Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)
contact email: 
greenwellamm@gmail.com

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Kara Watts and Molly Hall
contact email: 
molly_hall@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

452°F Journal: “Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art”

full name / name of organization: 
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
redaccion@452f.com

http://452f.com/index.php/en/convocatoria14

[UPDATE] Aquí y Ahora: TV and Film in Spain" (March 25-26, 2016, in Swarthmore College, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
Swarthmore College (PA, USA)
contact email: 
agrasve1@swarthmore.edu

Aquí y ahora: TV and Film Production in Contemporary Spain: International Conference
Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College
March 25–26, 2016

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