category: ethnicity and national identity

The Revolutionary Lesbian 1970s, submissions due Feb. 18th

full name / name of organization: 
National Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
Session organizer, Paola Bacchetta at pbacchetta@berkeley.edu and the Lesbian Caucus chair, Jaime Cantrell at jaimec@olemiss.edu

The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association invites submissions for a sponsored session on “The Revolutionary Lesbians of the 1970s,” to be held at the annual conference in Mi

Problematizing East Asia: Theory and Engagement (CFP closes 30 June 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Tamkang Review
contact email: 
peatn2015@gmail.com

Anglo-American neo-liberalism is a double-edged sword that at once consolidates and weakens the long-term Western dominance.

[UPDATE] Reminder: CfP FORUM Issue 20: After the Good Life, Deadline 2 March

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

Call for Papers Issue 20: After the Good Life

Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women (SSAWW)

full name / name of organization: 
Suha Kudsieh
contact email: 
kudsieh_at_gmail.com

Society for the Stuidy of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial Conference
November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Russia and the Middle East in the Premodern Period

full name / name of organization: 
Suha Kudsieh
contact email: 
kudsieh_at_gmail.com

Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention
2016 7–10 January, Austin

CFP for a special panel:

*Russia and the Middle East in the Premodern Period*

The Edwidge Danticat Society-The 29th Annual MELUS Conference, April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
The Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email: 
mfeife1@lsu.edu

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year’s conference, “Arrivals and Departures in U.S.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 1/7-1/10) Special Session "Cervantes on the Early Modern English Stage"

full name / name of organization: 
Josephine Hardman
contact email: 
jhardman@english.umass.edu

MLA special session invites papers exploring the influence of Cervantes on early modern English drama.

Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process October 1-3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher J Smith / Texas Tech University Vernacular Music Center
contact email: 
christopher.smith@ttu.edu

REMINDER/EXTENDED DEADLINE: Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process October 1-3 2015

#TTUAPR2015
REMINDER/EXTENDED DEADLINE

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction (MLA, Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The Executive Committee on Language Change at the Modern Language Association (MLA) is accepting papers for a session to be held at the annual conference in January 2016 in Austin.

Rethinking the 'L' in MLA (Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The MLA Forum on Language Change invites proposals for a panel on “Rethinking the ‘L’ in MLA.” Papers might address questions like: What counts as a modern language?

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature ( May 18,2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The research focus in this edited book collection is to examine the transitional subjectivities of postcolonial African diaspora subjects evident in emergent African diaspora literatures constructed i

Proposed Edited Collection: Theorizing Ethnicity in the Chick Lit Genre

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Hurt
contact email: 
ehurt@wcupa.edu

Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women’s experiences or perhaps to debate the genre’s feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging.

Transatlantic Religion and Madness: Intellectual Disability and Anglo-American Faith Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session (proposed)
contact email: 
george.gordon-smith@emory.edu; b.r.wall@sms.ed.ac.uk

We welcome abstracts that explore representations of religious identities and/or intellectual disabilities in transatlantic British and American writing.

Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 13-15, 2015

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

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.

Personas in Production

full name / name of organization: 
School of The Arts, The University of Northampton
contact email: 
mrwattenbarger@cohab.mu.ac.in and ecw@northampton.ac.uk

8 April 2015, School of the Arts, The University of Northampton

The Partition of India – Beyond Improbable Lines

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabetta Marino, Daniela Rogobete
contact email: 
marino@lettere.uniroma2.it

The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexp

The Partition of India – Beyond Improbable Lines

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabetta Marino, Daniela Rogobete
contact email: 
marino@lettere.uniroma2.it

The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexp

English Creative Writing: Theory and Practice for Non-Native English Speakers

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Salinee Antarasena
contact email: 
salinee.antarasena@cmu.ac.th

In Asian Countries, English is seen very much as the language of business, not as the language of expressing their ideas in creative writing piece.

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
contact email: 
scollin4@pratt.edu

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism: CALL FOR PAPERS

Exploring America: Commonwealth Authors Write America (5/15/15; 9/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Abele, Nassau CC; Shalini Nadaswaran, University of Malaya
contact email: 
eabele88@gmail.com

American literature has often turned its lens on Asia and Africa, evoking tropes of the exotic with American values presented as the standard.

Radical Kinship - Tufts University (Deadline: May 7)

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

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise’eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

More than Writing: Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Minnesota State University Mankato Graduate Scholars of English Association
contact email: 
morethanwritingconference@gmail.com

“More than Writing: Narratives” Graduate Conference

Department of English Graduate Student Conference

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

Forms, Logics, and Rhetorics of "Pastness" and the Politics of Identity in the Present - ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Torleif Persson / Rutgers University
contact email: 
torleif.p@gmail.com

This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of “pastness” and the politics of identity in the present.

Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia

full name / name of organization: 
West Virginia University English Grad Student Union
contact email: 
wvuegsucolloquium2015@gmail.com

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

Being Romanian, Being European: Romanian Spirituality in Film, Literature and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Romanian Studies Forum
contact email: 
lenuta.giukin@oswego.edu

Up to the 19th century, across the divided Romanian territories, the culture (customs, cloths, songs, other traditions) changed very little within predominantly agrarian regions.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters,

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Deadline now February 10, 2015

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

CFP for SSAWW 2015: Perspectives on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (2/11/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
denise_macneil@redlands.edu

Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention.

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (deadline: 1 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.

Abstract/shuns

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker
contact email: 
jadair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

[UPDATE] ASA: Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
lalivingston@byu.edu

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2015 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal).

The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield: Perspectives, Intertextuality, Pedagogy (ALA, May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
Denise_MacNeil@redlands.edu

For presentation at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21 - 24, 2015 (Boston, MA): Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or,The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness to this novel, this panel asks us to take stock of the position of this novel

UPDATE: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickety & Miranda Green-Barteet
contact email: 
RaceinYAlit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction
Proposed Anthology

"Performing the Archives" Conference

full name / name of organization: 
National University of Ireland, Galway
contact email: 
performingthearchivesnuig@gmail.com

“Performing the Archives” Conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
22 – 24 July 2015

Co-sponsored by the American Society for Theatre Research

Speakers:

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