category: ethnicity and national identity

Inter/Connections: Examinations of Diaspora through Contemporary Perspective, April 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate English Student Association at Howard University
contact email: 
GESAconference2016@gmail.com

"I am forced to admit that I am, to them, not but a series of destinations with no meaningful expanses in between." Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 01/18/2016: The Weird and the Southern Imaginary

full name / name of organization: 
Travis Rozier / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; Bob Hodges / University of Washington
contact email: 
jamesrzr138@gmail.com; bhodge4@gmail.com

Deadline extension: Our first round netted some excellent submissions, but we are extending the deadline for proposals to January 18, 2016.

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Digesting Discourses" #iuic16

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are very excited to announce our 2016 keynote speaker, Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College!

Framing the Self(ie): Heterogeneity of Identities in (non)spaces

full name / name of organization: 
Romance Langues and Literature Grad Students Association
contact email: 
ubromance@gmail.com

Identity is a complex, multi-faceted, often fragmented negotiation of social subjects and actors, yet it remains a central motif of human existence.

CFP Medieval Literature and the Trans-National (journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature Compass
contact email: 
lynn.ramey@vanderbilt.edu

Literature Compass invites contributions for a special issue on transnationalism in medieval literature.


SIGHTLINES - University of Toronto Cinema Studies Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union
contact email: 
sightlines2016@gmail.com

Our conference, Sightlines, takes into consideration the sound [saɪt]* and all that it encompasses.

Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders

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.

Significations: Celebrating Christopher Isherwood

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

Call For Papers

CSULA Significations May 6, 2015

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

Call For Papers

Representations of the Ordinary in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
representingtheordinary@gmail.com

"Representations of the Ordinary in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods"

http://sites.duke.edu/representationsoftheordinary/

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Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
edited volume
contact email: 
clsmith17@ua.edu, miles.grier@qc.cuny.edu, nick.jones@bucknell.edu

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays tentatively titled Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology.

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland.Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com and aga_uz@tlen.pl

In celebration of Toni Morrison’s 85th birthday in 2016, we invite contributions for a collection of essays that will be published with the cooperation of the University of Maroua, Cameroun, and Uni

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu; una.mccormack@anglia.ac.uk

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK

full name / name of organization: 
Dorothy Wang/Williams College
contact email: 
dwang@williams.edu

University of Sussex and the Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London present:

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK

9.30am-6pm, Saturday 27th February 2016

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Graduate Literature Society
contact email: 
uscgradlitsociety@gmail.com

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

Special issue - 'ELSEWHERE' - 29 Feb 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Antae
contact email: 
antaejournal@gmail.com

"The wonder opened up elsewhere. The things we don’t do."

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

Symposium Reading the Present through the Past - 4 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Daný van Dam / The Netherlands Research School for Literature
contact email: 
vandamhd@cardiff.ac.uk

Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

CfP Participation in Media Cultures: Studying Participation within Immigration Societies

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Media Studies, University of Tuebingen, Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas & Dr. Miriam Stehling
contact email: 
miriam.stehling@uni-tuebingen.de

Deadline for Applications: December 15th, 2015

Date: April 5-8, 2016
Location: Institute of Media Studies, University of Tuebingen
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas & Dr. Miriam Stehling

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, April 8, 2016, University of Rochester

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies
contact email: 
SBAI2016conf@gmail.com

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies International Graduate Conference

UPDATE Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing. April 16-17, 2016 at CSUN

full name / name of organization: 
The California State University at Northridge Department of English Annual Conference Archi-textuality
contact email: 
agsestdicconference@gmail.com

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
Archi-textuality

ON: April 16-17, 2016
AT: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

[UPDATE] “Chat with an Editor” at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
contact email: 
gmacphee@wcupa.edu

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

Conflict and Liberation, Marquette University April 23, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English and History Departments from Marquette University and UW Milwaukee
contact email: 
muuwmhumanitiesconf@gmail.com

The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University invite submissions for the third annual Graduate Student Humanities Conference to take place on

[UPDATE] Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City, abstract due January 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Magali Cornier Michael, Department of English, Duquesne University
contact email: 
michael@duq.edu

Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City

[UPDATE] Object Emotions: Polemics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cambridge
contact email: 
padmamaitland@berkeley.edu

Deadline extended to December 1, 2015

call for paper: Trans-Humanities, Seoul, due to December 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Trans-Humanities, Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Seoul, Korea
contact email: 
trans@ewha.ac.kr

Trans-Humanities
Ewha Institute for the Humanities
Ewha Womans University
52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-750 Republic of Korea
Tel: 82-2-3277-6596/6597; Fax: 82-2-3277-6598

The Scattered Pelican Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2: Fight OR Flight, deadline 15 December

full name / name of organization: 
The Scattered Pelican, the graduate journal of Comparative Literature at Western University, London Canada
contact email: 
thescatteredpelican@gmail.com.

The Scattered Pelican, the graduate journal of Comparative Literature at Western University, is excited to share the Call for Papers for its forthcoming Spring issue, entitled “Fight OR Flight”:

New Critics VII Undergraduate English Conference. April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta
contact email: 
Bianca.Tredennick@oneonta.edu

We are soliciting abstracts for critical undergraduate essays on any topic relating to literature or composition. If accepted, completed papers should be readable in no more than 15 minutes.

S85 - Fantasy Literature & Place - ESSE Galway Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Jane Suzanne Carroll, University of Roehampton; Anja Müller, University of Siegen
contact email: 
jane.carroll@roehampton.ac.uk

Call for papers

ESSE Galway Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2016
S85 - Fantasy Literature & Place

Conveners

CFP: THE MATTER OF RESISTANCE CONFERENCE (April 26, 2016)

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

The Matter of Resistance Conference University of Warwick

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)

REMINDER: M Wynn Thomas Prize for outstanding work in the field of Welsh Writing in English

full name / name of organization: 
Alyce von Rothkirch / Swansea University
contact email: 
a.v.von.rothkirch@swansea.ac.uk

M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2016

Powerful Women (Publication date: Winter 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
gender-forum@uni-koeln.de

“Everyday Americans need a champion. And I wannabe that champion!” (Clinton’s campaign video 2015)

CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County
contact email: 
obamaeffect2.0@gmail.com

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

full name / name of organization: 
David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
david.c.aitchison@gmail.com

This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people.

Critical Juncture: Representations of the Body, April 8-9, 2016, Emory University

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Juncture
contact email: 
criticaljunctureconference@gmail.com

Deadline to submit abstracts: December 15, 2016

[UPDATE] Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now

full name / name of organization: 
Clemson University English Department
contact email: 
digitalmargins@gmail.com

Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now

Clemson University English Department

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida

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