category: ethnicity and national identity

CFA: Black Matters - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

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

Deadline for articles: May 30 2016

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Blossom N. Fondo and Dr Adamu Pangmeshi
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com, pangmeshi@gmail.com

Commitment and Critique:
Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Blossom N. Fondo and Dr Adamu Pangmeshi
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com, pangmeshi@gmail.com

Commitment and Critique:
Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D (Volume 1 Issue 2 March-April 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
JRSD
contact email: 
submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

Nordic Irish Studies journal - general submissions (deadline: 31 March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden
contact email: 
cza@du.se

Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2016 regular issue (December 2016). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal.

Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses. Lisbon - November 24-25, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
contact email: 
cecc@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

Although migratory movements have always existed throughout history, migration is nowadays usually associated with globalization and the resulting increase in the global mobility of people and informa

MLA 2017: William Carlos Williams and Democracy (Deadline March 7, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
William Carlos Williams Society
contact email: 
neri.sandoval@icould.com

This panel considers the numerous ways in which the work of William Carlos Williams engages with socio-economic and political formations in the United States.

[UPDATE] British Comparative Literature Association XIV Triennial Conference 'Salvage'

full name / name of organization: 
British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
bcla2016@wlv.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

‘Salvage’

The Fourteenth Triennial Conference
of the
British Comparative Literature Association

Remediating Boundaries between Children’s Print and Digital Media (MLA, 1/5/17-1/8/17, 3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

At the outset of their landmark work, Remediation: Understanding New Media, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin explain the “double logic” of remediation accordingly: “Our culture wants both to

MLA Special Session: American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions (1 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin J. Jacobson / Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
kristin.jacobson@stockton.edu

SSAWW CFP for MLA 2017 Special Session

American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions

Special Session

Speculative Latin@: Histories of the Future

full name / name of organization: 
Maia Gil'Adi, George Washington University
contact email: 
mgiladi@email.gwu.edu

The Latina and Latino Forum of the MLA welcomes papers for a non-guaranteed session for the 2017 convention in Philadelphia.

UPDATE: The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email: 
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry
full name / name of organization:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email:

Minding the Senses, Sensing the Mind, May 20-21, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

"I would I knew his mind." - (Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.2.33)
"My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (I.i)
“Where is my mind” – The Pixies

MLA 2017 Special Session: Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness (DEADLINE: 3/15/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Leah Misemer/ University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jessica Gross/ St. Louis College of Pharmacy
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu

Call for Papers for a proposed roundtable panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 5-8, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.

Writing Resistance (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature
contact email: 
helmers@uwosh.edu

The Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature is soliciting papers on the topic of historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”.

[UPDATE] Queer Death, De(con)struction, and Contagion: Affective Rhythms in Interdisciplinary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Merced/Queer Theory Symposium Committee
contact email: 
l: sagebeth.perdue@gmail.com or mshaw4@ucmerced.edu

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Queer Studies Symposium University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Keynote: Eric A. Stanley, UC Riverside

AAL Annual Conference: Literature and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Western Sydney University
contact email: 
a.jamison@westernsydney.edu.au

11-13 July 2016, Western Sydney University

Monsters—SAMLA—November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Crystal O’Leary-Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
crystal.odavidson@mga.edu

Monsters remain powerful creatures for what they are and what they represent.

Feminism Today - what it really means

full name / name of organization: 
The Bookshelf Blonde
contact email: 
feminismconference@gmail.com

Important dates
20 March 2016 – Abstract (500 words) and biography (500 words) due
28 March 2016 – Feedback given
2 June 2016 – Full paper due (3500 - 4000 words)

[UPDATE] Verging: Technologies/Practices/Aesthetics in Contemporary Documentary

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Consortium: Cinema and Media Studies at York University, Toronto
contact email: 
verging2016@gmail.com


Two-day Symposium (March 18th - 19th), Toronto

Added Guests**** Jonathan Harris, Ralph Dfouni, and Ghassan Fayad
Deadline Approaching: Friday, February 19th by 5PM

SAMLA: Authorship and Audience in Dystopian Film [proposal due May 27; conference Nov 4-6 2016, Jacksonville, FL]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Film Studies Group
contact email: 
samlafilmstudies@gmail.com

From film noir to sci-fi, Terry Gilliam to David Lynch, dystopian narratives continue to hold a prominent place in film across independent, Hollywood, and international film communities.

SAMLA 88: Modern Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Aaron Botwick / The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu

This session invites submissions of paper proposals on plays and/or performances under the broad category of modern drama. Comparative Drama as well as Drama in English papers are welcome.

Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/20

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
anne.keefe@unt.edu

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

The Work of Paule Marshall Today - Special Journal issue (Deadline for abstracts 1 April)

full name / name of organization: 
Kelly Baker Josephs
contact email: 
kjosephs@york.cuny.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal

Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2016
Full papers due: 1 August 2016

CFP URL:

Talking Trash: The Counterpolitics of Abjection (Deadline 2/22/16, Conference 4/18/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Queens College MA Program
contact email: 
QCEnglishMAconference@gmail.com

TALKING TRASH:
The Counterpolitics of Abjection

Conference Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Jordan Stein, Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University

Modern Drama (regular session), SCMLA, Dallas (3-5 November 2016)--submit abstracts by March 31

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
contact email: 
rcostello@mcneese.edu

MODERN DRAMA (regular session)

Feb. 22nd, Extended Deadline: Graphic Texts & Visual Rhetoric (Special Topics panel for SCMLA, Dallas, 3-5 Nov 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
contact email: 
rcostello@mcneese.edu

Graphic Texts & Visual Rhetoric: The Visual Spectacle (a Special Topics Panel)

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
mediaanddisability@gmail.com

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

"Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent" MLA Special Session (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Juan Meneses / University of North Carolina, Charlotte
contact email: 
juan.meneses@uncc.edu

This non-guaranteed, MLA special seeks papers that examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different national tempos, challenging the global synchronicity that do

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable -- Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu



Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman

Representing Ethnic Conflicts in Contemporary Literatures and Films - DEADLINE 2 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sreyoshi Sarkar - MLA Annual Convention 2017
contact email: 
sreyoshi@gwu.edu

This MLA special session panel invites papers that study the representations of ethnic conflicts in contemporary literatures, and films.

Essay collection: Migration and Modernity 5/15/16

full name / name of organization: 
Juliet Shields
contact email: 
js37@uw.edu

Call for Essays: Migration and Modernity: the state of being stateless, 1650-1850

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA, St. Louis, November 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
triezech@gvsu.edu

“Breaking the Silence: Strategies for Teaching Racially Provocative Texts in an Anxious Era”

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