category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and

[UPDATE] Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Örebro, Sweden 26-27 September 2014, Abstract Deadline May 8

full name / name of organization: 
SAAS, Swedish Association for American Studies
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Eighth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies
Örebro, 26-27 September 2014
Second Call for Papers: Call for Contributions to Panels

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM

full name / name of organization: 
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism
contact email: 
jsr@msu.edu

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism-a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press-announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues.

Friday 23rd May - Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference at University of Manchester, UK

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
americanstudiesconference2014@gmail.com

The Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference
Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson Building
The University of Manchester
Friday 23rd May

15 September 2014--Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc. We currently seek scholarly papers to include in the publication.

Pop Culture in Context

Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015) will also feature a section of papers devoted to popular culture and its contexts. Papers submitted to “Pop Culture in Context” should explore the ways in which popular culture circulates within texts, replicates itself through texts, or creates and shapes its own contexts through texts. A “text” may be visual or cultural; it need not be strictly literary. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• Is popular culture primarily subversive or conservative?
• In what ways do the concerns of popular novels, graphic novels, films, music, and television series intersect with those of more canonical literary works?
• How are issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality explored and represented in popular contexts?
• To what degree is an understanding of how popular culture functions becoming an intrinsic part of our studies of anthropology, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology, art, culture, etc.?

“The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future”: Selected Papers

Once again, our Fall/Winter issue will feature selected papers from Southern Connecticut State University’s Annual Graduate Conference. Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015) will highlight selected papers from the April 26, 2014, conference, “The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future.”

Book Reviews

We are seeking book reviews of scholarly texts that have been published within the past two years (2012 to present). Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and should conform to the MLA guidelines listed below.

Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline for our Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue will be September 15, 2014.

Please send submissions electronically to textincontext.southernct@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments, indicating in the body of the email to which section you are submitting your paper. Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, set in 12pt, Palatino font, double-spaced, with 1” margins, and adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author’s original thought and therefore must include a complete works cited page also in MLA format. Please also include a short abstract and third-person author bio, no more than 150 words each.

If figures, illustrations, and/or video clips accompany the submission, please present them in separate files. The author has sole responsibility for any copyright permissions and fees.

Requirements

Authors must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights.

Editorial Board

Chelsea Dodds
Jennifer Garcia
Nicole Lowman
Andrew Phelps
Katie Sutton

Journal of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America Special Issue - Deadline: 30 September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Irish Latin American Studies
contact email: 
lizarra@usp.br

Travel Writing: Encounters within and through Irish and Latin American spaces
Deadline for articles: September 30th, 2014

Indigenous Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

Call for Papers

Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.

Modernist Waste Streams (MSA 16 Pittsburg Nov. 6-9)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander McKee / University of Delaware
contact email: 
abmckee@udel.edu

The U.S.

[update] Submission deadline extended to May 15; Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Troy University
contact email: 
troyreadingmatters@troy.edu, pmenon@troy.edu

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:

Sea Narratives: call for essay contributions

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
C.E.mathieson@warwick.ac.uk

Set in the wider context of a turn towards space and mobility, studies of the sea have come to take increasing prominence in the humanities and social sciences.

Announcing Reconstruction 14.1 The Undead Arcade

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 14.1 The Undead Arcade
Featuring original artwork by Amanda Lee Stillwell

FANS Conference [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
contact email: 
FANSConference@gmail.com

Updated hotel information:

English Gothic Literature on Screen Chapter Proposal Call

full name / name of organization: 
Lorna Fitzsimmons
contact email: 
lfitzsimmons@csudh.edu

This is a chapter proposal call for an edited book GOTHIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH ON SCREEN.

Environment in English Romantic Writing Chapter Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Lorna Fitzsimmons
contact email: 
lfitzsimmons@csudh.edu

This announcement is a call for chapter proposals for a collection on representations of the environment in English Romantic writing. Proposals are 600 w plus a bibliography, due by August 15 2014.

CPF PAMLA Conference, 2014 Special Session: “That Old Black Magic”: Temporality of Magic

full name / name of organization: 
Sören Fröhlich / University of California, San Diego
contact email: 
sfrohlic@ucsd.edu

Recent scholarship in the ‘temporal turn’ has raised fundamental questions in the intersection of time and cultural representations ().

UPDATED DEADLINE: Expense and Expendability - June 20-21, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
expendableconference@gmail.com

2014 Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference – June 20-21, 2014

“Expense & Expendability”

Keynote: TBA

36th ANNUAL HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE 6-8 November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities and Technology Association
contact email: 
darnold@stu.edu

Call for Papers (Deadline: August 1, 2014)
36th ANNUAL HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES
ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY, MIAMI GARDENS, FL
TECHONOLGY AND POLITICS
06 - 08 NOVEMBER 2014

Reanimate Earth: Liminality and Communitas in Literature of the Americas

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic MLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (Nov 7-9, 2014)
contact email: 
rozellehl@montevallo.edu

Seeking out new growth in devastated spaces and optimism in the face of environmental despair, this panel will take on the task of enchanting readers with physical spaces in the U.S., Canada, and Lati

'Conversations with Tradition' conference

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

Conversations with Tradition

APPROACHES TO TEACHING LITERATURE AND ENGLISH IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY, 30 April 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon
contact email: 
editorapproachcfp@gmail.com

J.

Texts and Contexts Critical Companion to World Literatures in English April 28 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon
contact email: 
textsandcontexts2014@gmail.com

Eminent African critic and novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong’o has noted that “literature is given impetus, shape, direction and even area of concern by social, political and economic forces in a particula

Intellectual Properties: Archive, Canon, Copy, Clone, September 26-27, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota
contact email: 
UmnCsclConference@gmail.com

Intellectual Properties: Archive, Canon, Copy, Clone (2014)
The 3rd Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at the University of Minnesota
Dates: September 26th-27th 2014

The Literary Canon and Sociohistorical Performances

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 86: Humanities and Sustainability Nov. 7 - 9 2014 Atlanta, GA
contact email: 
gdenton@ega.edu

Postcolonial Studies astutely points to Literature as a carrier of inscriptions that perpetuate race, gender, and class disparities.

Eco-Imaginaries: 2014 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference, Oct. 10 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

Eco-Imaginaries
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth DeLoughrey
Conference Date: October 10, 2014

[UPDATE] Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects (SLSA Conference Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Dodson / Oregon State University
contact email: 
dodsonm@onid.orst.edu

Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects

[UPDATE] Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

“When verbal and visual representation is saturated, meanings seep into bodily and other dense, seemingly silent registers.”
Laura Marks, The Skin of the Film

Intellectual Activism: Inaugural Issue of Postgraduate Journal Polyseme

full name / name of organization: 
Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review
contact email: 
wisnie1@umbc.edu

Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review invites graduate students and scholars who have recently obtained their doctorates to submit original, unpublished essays and reviews related, howe

Ozarks Studies Symposium September 19-20, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Phillip Howerton / Missouri State University-West Plains
contact email: 
philliphowerton@missouristate.edu

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its eighth annual symposium.

Women and Work in Literature - Proposals Due May 15

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and dome

Call for Bloggers: International Gothic Association Postgrad Blog

full name / name of organization: 
International Gothic Association
contact email: 
lrk207@lehigh.edu

Call for Bloggers: International Gothic Association Postgraduate Blog

CFP: Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement

full name / name of organization: 
Tamkang University
contact email: 
josephyu@mail.tku.edu.tw

The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse

Time: December 19-20, 2014
Venue: Tamkang University
151 Ying-chuan Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan

The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
Tamkang University
contact email: 
josephyu@mail.tku.edu.tw

We take great pleasure in announcing the sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, to be hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, on December 19-20

CCHA: Southern Sensations and Sensibilities Oct. 30 - Nov.1 Tampa FL

full name / name of organization: 
The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division
contact email: 
cchatampa@hccfl.edu

The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division, invites proposals from faculty, graduate students and administrators on “Southern Sensations and Sensibilities.” The theme highligh

Modernism and the Child [MSA 16: Pittsburgh, PA: November 6-9]

full name / name of organization: 
Marcie Rovan
contact email: 
rovanm@duq.edu

Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, "Confluence and Division"
Nov. 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

UPDATE: Urban Studies CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA (Oct. 3-5, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

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