category: ethnicity and national identity

CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
contact email: 
cfrancis@bloomu.edu

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

[UPDATE] Sincerity, Authenticity, and Affect in the Neoliberal Age (ACLA, 10/15)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jeffsevers@gmail.com

Sincerity, Authenticity, and Affect in the Neoliberal Age
American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2015 CFP: The Environmental Picaresque: Narrating 'Slow Violence' in the Global South (4/30-5/3, Toronto)

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Balkan/CUNY Graduate Center
contact email: 
sbalkan@bergen.edu

https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15113

[UPDATE} Wreck Park Extended Submission Deadline to Oct. 31st

full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park Journal
contact email: 
wreckpark.criticism@gmail.com

A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

[UPDATE] Journal of Springsteen Studies

full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
contact email: 
springsteenstudies@gmail.com

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen.

American West in Literature and Film, Albuquerque 11-14 February 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
larry.vanmeter@gmail.com

CFP: American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

Indigenous Australia and Pop Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Dr D. Bruno Starrs
contact email: 
bruno.starrs@itb.edu.bn

Calling for book chapters in a proposed edited collection tentatively titled “Indigenous Australia and Pop Culture”.

Network Matters: The Logics of Circulation in the Long Nineteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
Javier Uriarte and Kahlil Chaar-Pérez / ACLA 2015
contact email: 
kcperez@upitt.edu

ACLA 2015 Conference, Seattle, WA (March 26-29)

Open call to participate in a digital non-fiction storytelling project

full name / name of organization: 
Afterlife of Discarded Objects
contact email: 
nandrie1@binghamton.edu

This is an open call for participants in a digital non-fiction storytelling project that explores the stories that discarded objects can tell about our history.

[ACLA seminar] Double frames: authors, texts, audiences in original translation

full name / name of organization: 
Brigitte Rath, U Innsbruck/FU Berlin; Beatrijs Vanacker, KU Leuven
contact email: 
brigitte.rath@uibk.ac.at

Writing a text as if it were a translation creates a specific kind of fiction: it overlays the act of authorship with an invented author, and the original text with an invented original in a different language, aimed at a different audience.

CfP: Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts | May 14 – 16, 2015 | University of Muenster, Germany

full name / name of organization: 
GAPS (Gesellschaft for Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien)
contact email: 
GAPS2015@uni-muenster.de

Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien

Annual Conference:

Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts

May 14 – 16, 2015

University of Münster

Epasa Moto: Multidisciplinary Journal of Arts, Letters and the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea
contact email: 
epasamotojournal@gmail.com

Epasa Moto is now accepting papers for it next issues.

Deadline Extension: NeMLA 2015 Roundtable: Independence, India and North America

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
som212@lehigh.edu

Deadline extended to October 12th.
Abstracts must be submitted through the online portal at: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection. March 12-13, 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Society, Université de Montréal
contact email: 
UdeMEGC2015@gmail.com

Twelfth Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 12 & 13, 2015
Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection.

DEADLINE EXTENDED NEMLA 2015 CFP: The Environmental Picaresque: Narrating 'Slow Violence' in the Global South (4/30-5/3) Toronto

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Balkan/CUNY Graduate Center
contact email: 
sbalkan@bergen.edu

https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15113

Crossing the Borders of Comparative Epistemologies: Research and Teaching in the Global Academy

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting
contact email: 
jenniferareimer@gmail.com

The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015.

(M)othering the Transatlantic: Representations of Motherhood in a Transatlantic Context, 2015 ACLA, March 26-29 2014

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
alicelp@uw.edu

In a 2006 Slate Magazine column, Stephen Metcalf asks, "Why is Beloved Beloved?" Why, almost twenty years after publication, does Beloved keep reappearing on the foreground of literary consciousness?

CFP 4th Global Conference on Monstrous Geographies, Lisbon, March 22-24

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
l.muntean@let.ru.nl, mg4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference: Monstrous Geographies

Sunday 22nd March – Tuesday 24th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:

After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu

http://www.acla.org/after-nature-feminist-futures

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 'Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments'

full name / name of organization: 
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
editorcerae@gmail.com

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to announce a two week extension of the deadline for submissions to its second issue, to be published in 2015.

Society for American Travel Writing at ALA 2015 (May 21-24 in Boston, MA) 15 December 2014 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing
contact email: 
mscript@udel.edu

The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, 21-24 May 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book (April 10, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Charlotte Werbe, Princeton University
contact email: 
princetoncomics@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Princeton University Conference
April 10, 2015

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
contact email: 
jgaeta@css.edu

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the “adult” world to which they do not, presumably, belong. However, what happens when we acknowledge children in contexts contrary to such an absolute narrative? For instance, consider the complexities surrounding cultural identification in French overseas departments – where colonial policies of assimilation led inhabitants to vote in favor of remaining “French” in the mid 20th century – and how continued political and economic ties have problematized these departments' ability to carve out independent identities. An analysis of this phenomenon might be expected to include the role of children, as these individuals will internalize and carry with them into adulthood the cultural attitudes and social norms to which they are exposed during their formative years, thus providing a potential means of social change (or perpetuation) through the process of socialization. The child, or more specifically the education, media, and relationships the child experiences, cannot be entirely separated from the larger issue – a collective sense of cultural identity. Yet the view of children as innocent or irrelevant continues to pervade the larger body of scholarship addressing “adult” issues around the world. This forum seeks to problematize that view by inviting submissions providing a critical examination of the relevancy of children and/or childhood from a variety of perspectives. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children as subjects and audience in cultural production, representations in the media, postcolonial educational systems, childhood and culture. Please study the submission guidelines before submitting, see http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=4&art=15 Submissions should be sent to the forum’s Coordinating Editor Dr. Gaeta, jgaeta@css.edu , and the Chief Editor, Dr. Liang, hliang@css.edu

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

Call for Papers: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre
contact email: 
L. Kinyon, Ph.D.; Ed. coreopsisjournalofmyththeatre@gmail.com

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

FSAC Grad Colloque 2015: PROPAGANDA - CENSORSHIP - SURVEILLANCE

full name / name of organization: 
FSAC Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
Philippe.Mather@uregina.ca

FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
17th ANNUAL GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Spaces
contact email: 
feministspacesjournal@gmail.com

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Department
contact email: 
violationconference@gmail.com

The McGill English Department’s Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation.

Otherness, Agency and Belonging, 5th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
acc@alternative-academia.net

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

5th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Identity and Multicultural Politics, 7th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
acc@alternative-academia.net

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

7th International Symposium: Identity and Multicultural Politics

"Protect and Serve": Crime Fiction and Community

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
crimeandcommunity2015@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers

Professor Gill Plain (St Andrews)
Professor Mary Evans (LSE)

Call for Abstracts

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
peter.c.kunze@gmail.com

“Laughter in the Digital Age”
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
contact email: 
tanyacarinae@hotmail.com

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

[UPDATE] 'The Victorians and Memory', 3-5 February 2015, Auckland, New Zealand. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS MON 6 OCT

full name / name of organization: 
Joanne Wilkes / Australasian Victorian Studies Association
contact email: 
AVSA2015@auckland.ac.nz

‘The Victorians and Memory’,
Australasian Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference, 3 – 5 February, 2015
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

"Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ucla.complit.conf@gmail.com

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

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