category: ethnicity and national identity

South Asian Pornographies: Vernacular Formations of the Permissible and the Obscene

full name / name of organization: 
Anirban Baishya (University of Southern California)
contact email: 
baishya@usc.edu

This special issue of Porn Studies focuses on the varied notions of the pornographic and the obscene that are in currency in the geopolitical region of South Asia.

Precarity Tales

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Precarity Tales

Seeking poetry and prose describing the precarious circumstances of the working class.

NARRATOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART (Deadline for submission: 31st March 2016).

full name / name of organization: 
«Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature»
contact email: 
francesco.laurenti@iulm.it ; stefano.ballerio@unimi.it

NARRATOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART
First Issue of «Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature».

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
contact email: 
florian.klaeger@wwu.de

CALL for PAPER 2016 : SOCRATES JOURNAL

full name / name of organization: 
Socrates: Scholarly research Journal
contact email: 
socratesjournal@outlook.com

Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.

World Congress of Scottish Literatures: Dialogues and Diasporas

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Study of Scottish Literature
contact email: 
scotlit@sfu.ca

World Congress of Scottish Literatures: Dialogues and Diasporas

Troubling Queerness: New Directions in Queer of Color Critique

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University QPGSA
contact email: 
nuqueertopia2016@gmail.com

Queer studies is at a crossroads.

[UPDATE] Ninth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016, Gothenburg)

full name / name of organization: 
Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

CALL FOR PAPERS

Mediterranean at Large

full name / name of organization: 
Politics. Rivista di Studi Politici
contact email: 
cfp@rivistapolitics.it

MEDITERRANEAN AT LARGE
Cfp #5 (1/2016)

[UPDATE] New Deadline: "Philip Roth & American Politics" Panel at 2016 ALA Conference (May 26-29)

full name / name of organization: 
The Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
mmckinle@harpercollege.edu

The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel on Philip Roth and American Politics at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016.

Chapter Proposals for "Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment"

full name / name of organization: 
D. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
contact email: 
dvakoch@ciis.edu

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by March 1, 2016.

Space and Spatiality

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Wander/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rtwander@ucdavis.edu

RMMLA October 2016.

POSTHUMAN FUTURES

full name / name of organization: 
NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University
contact email: 
nyposthuman@gmail.com

Glocal* Symposium
“POSTHUMAN FUTURES”
NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University, April 22nd 2016

In collaboration with the New York Posthuman Research Group

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

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia
contact email: 
terriblebeauty2016@gmail.com

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.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Literature Centre at University of Alberta and Canadian Studies Centre at University of Innsbruck
contact email: 
clcconf@ualberta.ca

Keynotes

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

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

full name / name of organization: 
Faith Barrett (Duquesne University), Paraic Finnerty (University of Portsmouth), Elizabeth Petrino (Fairfield University).
contact email: 
barrettf@duq.edu, paraic.finnerty@port.ac.uk, epetrino@fairfield.edu

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 pub

'All the World's a Stage: Performing Identity in Everyday Life', a one-day inter-disciplinary conference, 1 July 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
performingidentity2016@gmail.com

CfP: ‘All the World’s a Stage’: Performing Identity in Everyday Life, one-day inter-disciplinary conference, University of Bristol, 1st July 2016.

"No Duty to Retreat?: Defense and the Home/Land," CFP for ASA 2016

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

CFP: American Studies Association (ASA) 2016 Panel
November 17-20, 2016
Denver, Colorado

No Duty to Retreat?: Defense and the Home/Land

The Legacy and Works of Frances Cress Welsing, M.D.: Queen Mother of Black Consciousness

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Pan African Studies
contact email: 
jahiissa65@gmail.com

The Legacy and Works of Frances Cress Welsing, M.D.: Queen Mother of Black Consciousness
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies
Call for Papers
Email contact:

CFP Open issue from the Rupkatha Journal

full name / name of organization: 
The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
[Indexed by Elsevier Scopus, EBSCO, MLA International Directory , DOAJ, Keepers Registry, Ulrichs Web, WorldCat etc.]

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
ezinn@ucsb.ihc.edu

Conference dates: Thursday-Friday, May 12-13, 2016
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
Abstract deadline Monday, February 29, 2016

Teaching Matters, April 1-2, 2016--Critical Thinking as Radical Pedagogy: Academic Freedom and Inclusion in the Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Teaching Matters--Gordon State College
contact email: 
TeachingMatters@gordonstate.edu

Teaching Matters' 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Gordon State College
Barnesville, GA
April 1st-2nd, 2016

Critical Thinking as Radical Pedagogy:

ASA 2016: At home/not at home in time: rhythms of belonging and unbelonging in American Arts and Social Life

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Freeman and Krystyna Michael
contact email: 
krysia.michael@gmail.com

Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis, English) and Krystyna Michael (CUNY Graduate Center, Comp Lit) seek papers for an ASA 2016 panel proposal that asks questions about how rhythm has functioned to either cre

[REMINDER] Transnational French Modernisms

full name / name of organization: 
Sam Bootle, Rebecca Ferreboeuf, Zoë Roth (Durham University, UK)
contact email: 
transnationalfrenchmodernisms@gmail.com

Transnational French Modernisms

7th-8th July 2016, Durham University, UK

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Jonathan Eburne (Penn State)

Professor Susan Harrow (Bristol)

Study and Scrutiny Issue 3 Deadline: April 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature
contact email: 
crag.a.hill@ou.edu

Study and Scrutiny: Research in Young Adult Literature, a peer-reviewed journal, invites empirical research studies, critical/theoretical essays, and interviews with authors for its third issue.

The World of E. M. Forster - E. M. Forster and the World (Olsztyn/Poland, Sep. 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn; University of Warsaw; University of Trier; International E. M. Forster Society
contact email: 
conference@society.emforster.de

One may as well begin with an invitation:

[Update] Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA (deadline 1.15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association’s Annual Conference.

Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

full name / name of organization: 
Edward Simon
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism’s previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that “The present epoch will pe

[UPDATE: CFP deadline extended to Jan 22, 2016] Monstrous Impositions --- March 4-6, 2016, Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia University English Graduate Colloquium Committee
contact email: 
concordiacolloquium@gmail.com

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2017 MLA: "Dangerous Visions: Science Fiction's Countercultures"

full name / name of organization: 
Sean A. Guynes
contact email: 
guynesse@msu.edu

Dangerous Visions: Science Fiction's Countercultures

Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Intersection of Species and Power in the World of Fictional Saviors

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
debate@binghamton.edu

Title: Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Intersection of Species and Power in the World of Fictional Saviors

CFP:

The Legacy and Works of Frances Cress Welsing, M.D.: Queen Mother of Black Consciousness

full name / name of organization: 
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies
contact email: 
jahiissa65@gmail.com

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.org) is organizing a special issue to analyze the work of Frances Cress Welsing, MD.

Catastrophe: Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Catastrophe
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Crime and Criminality, Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Graduate Literature Society, University of South Carolina
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, 2016 

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

full name / name of organization: 
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
jnt@emich.edu

JNT publishes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative from a host of critical perspectives.

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