category: ethnicity and national identity

The Spatial Imaginary in Contemporary British Literature and the Arts - 18-19 October 2013, a SEAC Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Université de Nantes, France
contact email: 
georges.letissier@univ-nantes.fr

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE SOCIÉTÉ DES ÉTUDES BRITANNIQUES CONTEMPORAINES
The Spatial Imaginary in Contemporary British Literature and the Arts

Transgressing the Limit: Borders and Liminality in Philosophy and Literature. Proposals for essays due 30 June 2013.

full name / name of organization: 
Dylan Winchock & Jessica Mayock
contact email: 
borderprojectabstracts@gmail.com

Borders are more than lines cutting across maps; rather, they are wide swaths of ambiguity and reversibility where identities are broken down and reassembled.

Race, alterity and affect: rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement 18-19 June 2013

full name / name of organization: 
ISCH Cost action 1101, Durham University, Università degli studi di Napoli L'Orientale
contact email: 
kerusso@unior.it

Announcement/Call for Papers

Race, alterity and affect: rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement

18-19 June 2013
Durham University

Race, alterity and affect: rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement 18-19 June 2013

full name / name of organization: 
ISCH Cost action 1101, Durham University, Università degli studi di Napoli L'Orientale
contact email: 
kerusso@unior.it

Announcement/Call for Papers

Race, alterity and affect: rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement

18-19 June 2013
Durham University

Salman Rushdie in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Charlie Wesley
contact email: 
cwesley@daemen.edu

How do we assess Rushdie's 21st century fiction (and nonfiction) while grappling with his previous output and changing political beliefs? 200 word abstracts or more by 15 March 2013. Contact Dr.

Dialects of English Worldwide: Issues in English Language Studies at MLA, January 2014

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Present-Day English Language Discussion Group
contact email: 
canon_eb@yahoo.com

The position of English as a worldwide lingua franca has never been more secure than it is today.

Sensationalims and the Genealogy of Modernity

full name / name of organization: 
Alberto Gabriele
contact email: 
alberto.gabriele.tau@gmail.com

Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

A Two-Day International Workshop

Tel Aviv University, December, 18-19, 2013

[UPDATE] The Dada App (MSA 15, August 29 - September 1, Brighton)

full name / name of organization: 
Merrill Cole / Western Illinois University
contact email: 
M-Cole@wiu.edu

What contemporary uses can we make of Dada methods, techniques, innovations, and ideas? Should Dada inform our politics?

MLA 2014, Chicago: Everyday Unrecognized Sexual Violence in South Asia

full name / name of organization: 
Namrata Mitra/ South Asian Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
nmitra@jcu.edu

We invite critiques on representations of sexual violence against marginalized groups in South Asian literature, film, and/ or media.

The Sacred and the Sexual in South Asian Literature , South Asian Languages and Literatures Discussion Group, MLA Chicago 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Indrani Mitra/ Mount St. Mary's University
contact email: 
mitra@msmary.edu

This Modern Language Association panel invites papers that interrogate gender and the constructions of sexuality in relation to one or more of the religious traditions of South Asia, and their local,

Queering Age (PAMLA, November 1-3, 2013 in San Diego)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA, Emily Mattingly
contact email: 
emily.mattingly@email.ucr.edu

Queering Age

[UPDATE] The Human journal NOW accepts submissions for June 2013 issue

full name / name of organization: 
The Human, a journal of humanities, social sciences, and arts
contact email: 
human@humanjournal.org

Call for Papers – The Human journal NOW accepts submissions

[UPDATE] MLA 2014: "Jürgen Habermas’s Communicative Action & Writing" (Jan 9-12, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Ruben Quesada
contact email: 
rmquesada@eiu.edu

The proposed session seeks writers and scholars to reassess the literary, cultural, and sociopolitical import of Jürgen Habermas’s The Theory of Communicative Action .

[UDATE] Supernatural Studies Journal - Inaugural Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Supernatural Studies Association
contact email: 
SupernaturalStudies@gmail.com

Supernatural Studies, a new, peer-edited e-journal welcomes submissions for its inaugural issue, Spring 2013, through March 1.

Jürgen Habermas’s Communicative Action & Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Ruben Quesada
contact email: 
rmquesada@eiu.edu

The proposed session seeks writers and scholars to reassess the literary, cultural, and sociopolitical import of Jürgen Habermas’s book, The Theory of Communicative Action .

Marxism..."That is the Question"

full name / name of organization: 
Marxist Literary Group/South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 8-10, 2013
contact email: 
acooke2@emory.edu

Taking a cue from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this panel focuses on a critical examination of the act or state of calling one’s self a Marxist, that is to say, it asks the question, “What does it mean

Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era

full name / name of organization: 
Tammie M Kennedy, Joyce Middleton, and Kris Ratcliffee
contact email: 
tmkenendy@unomaha.edu

The editors invite chapter proposals that work with the collection’s title, Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era.

"English Renaissance Literature," 2013 Meeting of the RMMLA, Vancouver, WA, USA, October 10-12, 2013.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
respinosa2@utep.edu

Twenty-minute papers that address any theme pertaining to English Renaissance Literature. Topics of interest include gender, religious, and race studies in early modern literature.

Special Themed Issue on The Spectral South

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of The South Carolina Review: The Spectral South
contact email: 
slauro@clemson.edu & kmangan@clemson.edu

Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines the images of zombies, vampires, and other undead in the American South.

Balkan Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Music (MLA 2014; deadline March 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Mihaela P. Harper, Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas, Bilkent University
contact email: 
mharper@bilkent.edu.tr

Is Balkan “always the other” (Zizek), and for whom? How have Balkan self-consciousness and/or image altered, if at all, since 2000? Please send an abstract of 250 words by March 15.

Vulnerable Times and the Rise of Fascism: Radical Writers on the Front of the Spanish Civil War (MLA Chicago, Jan 9-12 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Foster (CUNY-Graduate Center) and Evelyn Scaramella (Manhattan College)
contact email: 
jashfoster@yahoo.com, evelyn.scaramella@manhattan.edu

This panel explores testimonies of writers who volunteered in the Spanish Civil War. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2013; J.

MLA 2014 Special Session: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Risk in Caribbean Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Kristine A. Wilson
contact email: 
wilson67@purdue.edu

For this proposed special session, I welcome paper proposals that address the presidential theme, Vulnerable Times, as it relates to Caribbean literature.

Creative submissions are invited to upcoming issue of Yellow Medicine Review devoted to the Fairy-tale

full name / name of organization: 
Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought
contact email: 
editor@yellowmedicinereview.com

Yellow Medicine Review is accepting poetry, fiction, and creative essays for its upcoming issue devoted to modern writers working in the myth/folktale genre.

[UPDATE} Panel on "The Modernist Room,"* 29 Aug - 1 Sept, Brighton UK -- MSA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
stevensonlushbaugh@gmail.com

According to Frederic Jameson, the Modernist novel abandoned the panoramic cityscapes of the 19th century realist novel and devised "strategies of inwardness." As Brigitte Munier suggests, the early-2

What's Material about Vulnerability? MLA, Chicago, Jan 9-12, 2014 (deadline: March 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Joanna Fax and Kimberly Macellaro/Rice University
contact email: 
jmf4@rice.edu, kam5@rice.edu

Seeking new perspectives on the place of materialist theory in the study of vulnerability in American culture, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; racial, economic, sexual vulnerabi

Makurdi Journal of Communication Research (MJCR)

full name / name of organization: 
Communication Research Circle (CRC), Makurdi, Nigeria
contact email: 
makurdi_journal@yahoo.com

The Makurdi Journal of Communication Research (MJCR) is a refereed biannual International Journal (located in Makurdi, Nigeria in the department of Mass Communication, Benue State University) that pub

“Feminism and Nationalism”: The Case of South Asian Women

full name / name of organization: 
MLA (Modern Language Association) 2014 Convention, Chicago
contact email: 
ummeal-wazedi@augustana.edu, imohf@aol.com

Do women and men have equal opportunities for agency within nationalist movements? Seeking proposals for a roundtable on the creation of the nation-state and the role of women in South Asia.

Studia Europaea: Ethics of International Relations

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University
contact email: 
apantea@euro.ubbcluj.ro

Academic journal Studia Europaea is pleased to invite submissions for upcoming issue: Ethics of International Relations.
Deadline for Submission: 1st of May 2013

Call for Participants: German Film Learning Initiative (GFLI)

full name / name of organization: 
Hannah O'Connor (Cardiff University)
contact email: 
oconnorhl@cardiff.ac.uk

As part of the AHRC Collaborative Skills Development award, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new postgraduate project, The German Film Learning Initiative (GFLI).

Postcolonial Studies in the Public Sphere, 17th May 2013.

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial-Public
contact email: 
postcolonial.public@gmail.com

An AHRC funded project in association with Durham University & Queen’s University Belfast

[Deadline Extended] Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta, Iota Chi Chapter / California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
sigmataudeltaiotachi@gmail.com

"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"

Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
Graduate Conference

Call for articles

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Communication and Health
contact email: 
communicationandhealth@gmail.com

The International Journal of Communication and Health is an on-line peer-reviewed journal interested in any aspect related to health communication.

MLA 2014 Special Session: Why Rancière is important? (Abstract deadline March 15, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Haythem Guesmi
contact email: 
h.guesmi@umontreal.ca

This special session seeks submissions that discuss themes of vulnerability, resistance and social change in Jacques Rancière’s work.

Essay Collection: Teen Wolf (June 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kamille Stone Stanton
contact email: 
supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com

Articles are invited for an essay collection on the new MTV serial remake of Teen Wolf.

Panel on Princesses in Popular Culture, 1-3 November 2013, abstract deadline - 15 April 2013 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
michelle.stonis@csulb.edu

And they lived happily ever after, or did they?

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