category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] The Unsettling Politics of Nineteenth-Century Print

full name / name of organization: 
Johanna Seibert, Mainz University and Melike Sayoglu, Meliksah University
contact email: 
jseibert@clarku.edu

While earlier centuries had witnessed the global spread of print, the nineteenth century contributed a new major chapter to the history of print in the Atlantic world, a chapter full of unsettlin

Call for Paper - Global Journal of English Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Global Journal of English Language and Literature
contact email: 
globaljournalell@gmail.com

Papers are invited for the Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in August 2015. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue.

SCMS 2016 - Hollywood Dreams and Publicity Machines

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Labuza, University of Southern California
contact email: 
labuza@usc.edu

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

Disability in the Visual Sphere--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
natalie.prizel@yale.edu

This panel seeks to explore the category of disability as something that is perceived and performed in the visual sphere.

Edited Collection on the Afterlife in the African Diaspora--Abstracts Due 12/15/15; Complete Essays Due 7/1/16

full name / name of organization: 
Mae G. Henderson and Gene Melton
contact email: 
hendersm@email.unc.edu AND hgmelton@ncsu.edu

We are seeking abstracts (300 words) for essays (7500-8500 words, excluding notes) on the topic of the “Afterlife in the African Diaspora” for an edited collection on this important and underexplo

UPDATE: Extended Deadline: Monstrous Messengers 17 Aug. 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Ormandy
contact email: 
monstrousmessengers@gmail.com

For this collection, three more papers from any discipline are welcome; however, advantaged are those focusing on a gendered or religious moral message.

What Devils Say

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Medieval Association (TEMA): International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan: May 12-15, 2016
contact email: 
torabik@tamu.edu

Devils are everywhere in medieval literature, disturbing, challenging, and violating conventional spatio-temporal constraints as they move freely between worlds in order to torment the holy, spread di

NeMLA 2016 Panel: On the Limits of Computational Analysis (Due by September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Dickstein / NeMLA
contact email: 
https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15986

While machines have proven beneficial to the study of language and the arts, offering both ways of enhancing current methodologies and of forming new ones, they also threaten the conception of what it

Words and Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jeberhardy@wivinc.com or Josh.Cohen@massart.edu

Words and Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures This session focuses on interdisciplinary teaching methods to open the boundaries between writing and visual art.

Local and Global Transgressions in Art and Literature, NeMLA, 2016, Hartford CT

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel M. Scott III and Irma Maini/ USACLALS
contact email: 
dscott@ric.edu and imaini@njcu.edu

United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS) panel on Local and Global Transgressions invites papers that address transgression in literature and art as well a

“Literature and Society: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Stephane Natan, Rider University / 47th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention / Hartford, Connecticut / March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
snatan@rider.edu

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophy proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their society.

Pulp Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association Annual Meeting
contact email: 
j.everet@usciences.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Pulp Studies Area
Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 21-25, 2016

'Hit iseie aboc iwrite': Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Devotional Manuscripts (Kzoo 2016--deadline Sept. 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Early Middle English Society
contact email: 
jcbleds@emory.edu

The Early Middle English Society invites paper proposals for our session, “‘Hit iseie aboc iwrite’: Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Devotional Manuscripts,” at the 51st Internationa

[UPDATE] 100 Years of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Scalia / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bscalia@stmarys.edu

100 Years of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance

No Way Forward? – Nonlinear Temporalities and 20th-Century Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A roundtable at NeMLA / March 17-20, 2016 / Hartford, CT / Sara Marcus (Princeton University), Ezra Feldman (Cornell University)
contact email: 
srmarcus@princeton.edu, edf25@cornell.edu.

The long twentieth century offers multiple examples of dramatic progress brought to a halt or even seemingly thrown into reverse: Freud writes about the first World War as foreclosing faith in human progress; the late ’60s and early ’70s brought complications to the Civil Rights movement and student movements; and the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001 undermined the narrative of American capitalist triumph that had held sway since the end of the Cold War.

'Strata' Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Eleanor Dobson & Gemma King
contact email: 
strataconference@gmail.com

Abstract deadline 30 September 2015

"Metaphors of Detection" Roundtable; NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015

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

Metaphors make the detective.

Reminder - Victorian Brain

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Network
contact email: 
heide-marie.weig@ur.de

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of Victorian Studies.

2015 HUMANITIES CONFERENCE 9-10 November, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Humanities, Chancellor College, University of Malawi
contact email: 
humanities-conference2015@cc.ac.mw

RETHINKING THE HUMANITIES IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AFRICA

Rethinking the Neuronovel: Towards a Narrative Model of Cognition

full name / name of organization: 
Hillel Broder / CUNY Graduate Center / NeMLA
contact email: 
hbroder@gmail.com

Marco Roth has recently suggested that we are living in the age of the neuronovel—a narrative form that narrates cognition in terms of neurochemistry, diagnosis, and heredity.

Diagnosis Literature: Medical Narratives of the Nineteenth Century--NEMLA 2016 Hartford

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Caleb/Misericordia University
contact email: 
acaleb@misericordia.edu

This panel seeks to explore how medical narrative was used in nineteenth-century fiction and medical texts as a counterargument to the medical gaze, thereby rewriting the medical history of the period

Dialectical Thinking in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

This seminar will explore the uses and limits of dialectical thinking as a critical tool for contemporary humanistic inquiry.

De Candy Candy a Ergo Proxy y más allá: El anime en Latinoamérica (Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Aidali Aponte-Aviles
contact email: 
aidali.aponteaviles@trincoll.edu

NEMLA
47th Annual Conference
March 17 - 20, 2016
Hartford, Connecticut

Queer Intimacies, Queer Spaces, & Scales of Desire

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2016
contact email: 
frobles@princeton.edu // brandon.menke@yale.edu

Queer Intimacies, Queer Spaces, & Scales of Desire

Publicly Private: Cities, Literature, and the Social Contract

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
deirdre.mikolajcik@uky.edu

This panel is part of the NeMLA 2016 Annual Convention, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, from March 17 to March 20, 2016.

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

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

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

The Rise and Development of Dystopia in YA Literature

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

The Rise and Development of Dystopia in YA Literature

Neo-Victorian? Pop Culture, Lowbrow, and Genre Victoriana | NeMLA 2015 | Submit by 9-30-15

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
christiana.salah@uconn.edu

In the rapidly expanding field of neo-Victorian studies, the million-dollar question remains: what qualifies as neo-Victorian?

Empathy in Crisis: Considering 20th- and 21st-century Literature | NeMLA 2016 | Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
annav13@yorku.ca

This panel seeks papers that confront the multifarious nature of empathy, as both connection and appropriation, in literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Concentrate! A Symposium on Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
sophie.jones@bbk.ac.uk

Concentrate! A Symposium on Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture
30th October 2015
Birkbeck, University of London

(Edited Collection) Domestic Entanglements in the Works of Joss Whedon (Deadline: 1 Nov 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Juliette Kitchens/Nova Southeastern University
contact email: 
jkitchens@nova.edu

Domestic representations feature prominently throughout the Whedonverse, frequently complicating not only narratological and rhetorical structures, but also contemporary ideological and sociopolitical

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages (SEMA 2015 - Oct. 22-24, Little Rock)

full name / name of organization: 
mearcstapa - mearcstapa.org
contact email: 
stefaniegoyette@gmail.com

Session sponsored by mearcstapa
SEMA (Southeast Medieval Association) Conference Oct. 22-24 in Little Rock, Arkansas

NeMLA 2016: "Food and Feast in Post-Medieval Outlaw Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

This session will present new work from scholars in an emerging line of inquiry: post-medieval outlaw narratives and the textual and cultural relevance of feasting and eating.

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?

[UPDATE] THE LAND HAS A STORY

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

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