category: ethnicity and national identity

[UPDATE] Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
greenbritain2016@gmail.com

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated.

East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea (proposals due Feb. 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
contact email: 
Journal_JKC@hotmail.com

Call for Papers: East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea

Special Issue of Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2016

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016—Time and Space (3/14 Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email: 
submissions@portalsjournal.com

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Young Harris College
contact email: 
yhcugradconference@gmail.com

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities
Young Harris College, September 10, 2016.

Call for Papers:

Extension: Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations 02/19/2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations.csula@gmail.com

Call For Papers

Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
gradfestival@gold.ac.uk

The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally.

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People

full name / name of organization: 
MLA/ Italian American Literature Forum
contact email: 
casimonini@ysu.edu

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People

Theorising the Popular Conference June 28th-29th 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Liverpool Hope University
contact email: 
Dr Jacqui Miller: millerj@hope.ac.uk

Theorising the Popular Conference
Liverpool Hope University
June 28th-29th 2016

[UPDATE] (Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization
contact email: 
eashford@umass.edu

Extended Deadline: February 15

Conference Date: April 1

Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
contact email: 
ada_g@att.net

Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region?

“America’s No Eden Anymore” SAMLA 88 American Literature (Pre-1900) Panel November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
bcrawford@crimson.ua.edu

“America’s No Eden Anymore”

This year's theme for SAMLA is “Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?”

The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
contact email: 
csudhega@gmail.com

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education.

[UPDATE] Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe, May 21-22nd 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wroclaw, The Dept. of Literary Theory, Dept. of Romantic Literature, and the Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory
contact email: 
dkntlconference@gmail.com

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Scott Slovic (University of Idaho)
Invited speaker: Dr. Julia Fiedorczuk (University of Warsaw)

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

full name / name of organization: 
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University
contact email: 
hopper@drew.edu

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

[UPDATE] [Extended Deadline: February 15th] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
contact email: 
aelurus@weber.edu

[UPDATE] Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
endnotesconference@gmail.com

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2016!

SSSL at MLA 2017, "The Fantastic South"

full name / name of organization: 
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
contact email: 
kburnett@fisk.edu

More than a decade ago, science fiction author and physicist Gregory Benford pointed out in his essay, “The South and Science Fiction” (2000), that the U.S.

SSSL at MLA 2017, "Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War"

full name / name of organization: 
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
contact email: 
kburnett@fisk.edu

In Quentin Tarantino’s neo-Western, The Hateful Eight (2015), a British hangman [Tim Roth] settles a dispute between Union and Confederate veterans stranded together in a remote tavern during a Wyom

Popular Culture in Colombia

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Colombianists
contact email: 
maandrad@uniandes.edu.co

REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS COLOMBIANOS N°48

Space, Place, and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
contact email: 
elitza.kotzeva@wsu.edu

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: “I am a border woman.” As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual’s agency in the social and cultural production of

The Modern Body 1830-Present, 3rd June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of York, Centre for Modern Studies
contact email: 
cmods-pgforum@york.ac.uk

When Henry David Thoreau writes that: ‘We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones’, he attests how the body and expression are intrinsically linked.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association
contact email: 
torontogradconference@gmail.com

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association
contact email: 
torontogradconference@gmail.com

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kent
contact email: 
kentconference2016@gmail.com

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene: November 11-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Milland / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ron2154@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

UPDATE: CFP: Panel Series on the German Graphic Novel (February 12, GSA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
German Studies Association
contact email: 
jludewi1@binghamton.edu

German Studies Association Conference
September 29-October 2, 2016, San Diego, California

Panel Series: The German Graphic Novel

Victorians and the Democratic Imagination (Hong Kong)

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

Victorians and the Democratic Imagination
Deadline Extended to 1 March 2016

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Feb. 15 - Re/Inventions - Graduate Conference at California State Univ., Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.
contact email: 
egsa.csulb@gmail.com

California State University Long Beach
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Re/Inventions: Alterna[rra]tives

CALL FOR PAPERS
ABSTRACTS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (Lisbon, November 16-18 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
School of Arts and Humanities (Universidade de Lisboa)/ULICES
contact email: 
mensageirosdasestrelas@gmail.com

Call For Papers 2016
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
School of Arts and Humanities, Lisbon (Universidade de Lisboa)

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CFP: The Matter of Resistance Conference April 29, 2016 (U of Warwick, Deadline, February 20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
mattersofresistance@gmail.com

"The Matter of Resistance" conference seeks to provide an introduction to the appearances of "resistance" and "resistance studies" for a wide and diverse population, to question and develop basic unde

Undead Anxieties: The Walking Dead and American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Panel for the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts Annual Meeting
contact email: 
caseycatherinemoore@gmail.com

Panel for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts - Contagions
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
October 13th-15th, 2016

[UPDATE] Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders (Deadline Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
contact email: 
TechCompLit@gmail.com

Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of ‘carrying across’ or crossing boundaries.

SAMLA 2016: Perfect/Imperfect Worlds in Print Culture and Book History (abstracts: 1 June 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
contact email: 
me.makala@gmail.com

William Gilmore Simms Society Conference September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
William Gilmore Simms Society
contact email: 
jrogers@gordonstate.edu

The William Gilmore Simms Society invites all interested scholars to a conference exploring the future of Simms studies and the literature and intellectual history of the Old South.

[UPDATE] Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016)
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

With Ursula K. Le Guin’s departure from “hard science fiction” in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies.

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