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Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 1:06pm
NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University

Glocal* Symposium
NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University, April 22nd 2016

In collaboration with the New York Posthuman Research Group
we are delighted to announce the second Glocal Symposium,
New York University (NYU), Liberal Studies Program

DIALOG, a fully peer-reviewed, bi-annual journal, is now open to submissions for its 2016 Fall issue.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 2:36am
Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Dialog, a fully peer-reviewed, bi-annual journal of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, is now open to submissions for its 2016 Fall issue. Dialog provides a forum for interdisciplinary research on diverse aspects of culture, society and literature. For its forthcoming issue, it invites scholarly papers, interviews, book reviews and poems.

The journal would like to publish critical articles on any of the following aspects or related issues:

[UPDATE] SAGES Conference: Hysteria Abstracts DUE 1/25/2016

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:35pm
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Hysteria." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of hysteria and its historical and cultural context.

Terrible Beauty [Deadline Extended to 1/30/2016]

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 8:22pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

In Repertoire: The Repertory System in/and Theatre History (MLA 2017 CFP)

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:28pm
Elizabeth Tavares / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In what ways does the repertory system condition the performance event? How has/does this production mode influence actorly practice or playgoing? We invite work from a range of periods and traditions; e.g., from sixteenth-century English London theatre to contemporary American showcases for new work.

200-250 word abstracts by 15 March; Elizabeth E. Tavares ( For more:

Maladies of the Soul, Emotion, Affect, September 22-25 2016, Banff

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:02pm
Canadian Literature Centre at University of Alberta and Canadian Studies Centre at University of Innsbruck


1. Daniel Heath Justice, University of British Columbia
2. Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
3. Daniel Laforest, University of Alberta

Round-Table of Invited Authors

1. Nicole Brossard, Montreal, Quebec
2. Louise Dupré, Montreal, Quebec
3. Katherena Vermette, Winnipeg, Manitoba
4. Aritha van Herk, Calgary, Alberta

Call for Submissions: Catholic Library World

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:27pm
Catholic Library World/ Catholic Library Association

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

{UPDATE] William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 3:12pm
William Dean Howells Society

January 25th is the extended deadline.

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the annual American Literature Association conference in San Francisco in May 2016.

Panel 1: Neglected Works

A special issue of ESQ to celebrate the landmark contribution of Paula Bernat Bennett

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 2:31pm
Faith Barrett (Duquesne University), Paraic Finnerty (University of Portsmouth), Elizabeth Petrino (Fairfield University).

Call for papers for a special issue of ESQ to celebrate the landmark contribution of Paula Bernat Bennett to the recovery of nineteenth-century American women poets and the 20th anniversary of the publication of her ground-breaking anthology Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets (1997). Papers that acknowledge her contribution to the field and both extend and respond to her scholarly recovery work are invited. Essays that focus on writers that she has recovered or explicitly respond to her scholarship would be especially welcome.

IGNCC Comics Conference - Graphic Gothic - CFP deadline 31/01/16

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:59pm
International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics; Studies in Comics; Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics; Gothic Studies Network

The Seventh International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics present GRAPHIC GOTHIC
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK: w/c 11 July 2016

In association with Studies in Comics (Intellect Books), the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge), and the Gothic Studies Network

Proposals (for 20 minute papers) on the relationship between comics and Gothic are now invited for our seventh annual conference, including but not limited to:

"Archives of the North Atlantic" Seminar at Early Medieval Seafaring Conference [November 3-5, 2016]

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:15pm
Seafaring: an early medieval conference on the islands of the North Atlantic

This seminar for the early medieval Seafaring conference ( invites proposals on the archive, broadly conceived, as well as on the special challenges early medievalists face in creating an archive of materials with which to work.

UPDATE: Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:08pm
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco

How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair /