category: ethnicity and national identity

[REMINDER] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

CFP: Native American Literature (47th Annual CEA Conference, March 31-April 2, 2016, Denver, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
bcarson@bridgew.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2016

Conference Theme: creation

47th Annual Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO

Native American Literature Panel(s)

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Youth" by 18 Oct 2015

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

When Theodore Roosevelt spoke of America as a "young giant of the West," a "nation glorious in youth and strength," at the Republican National Convention in 1900, he inserted himself into a long rhetorical tradition: Whether in promise or in criticism, identifying 'youth' with America and calling the US a nation that is yet to grow up constitutes a well-established trope in discussions of 'Americanness.' At the same time, adolescence and youth are core concepts at the heart of American literature and culture, and they are at the center of many contemporary debates. From the 'American Dream,' a coming-of-age story of sorts, to debates about the education sector, from moral panics about 'juvenile delinquency' to stories about America's youngest entrepreneurs, and from Huckleberry Finn to the controversial No Child Left Behind Act, childhood and adolescence are focal lenses in thinking about 'America,' inviting at least two complementary perspectives: one in which youth is a trope frequently tied to 'America' and one in which youth is a concern with deep cultural resonance in American culture.

For its ninth issue, aspeers thus dedicates the topical section to "American Youth" and invites European graduate students to critically and analytically explore the particular relationship between notions of youth and American culture."

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

CONTEXTUALIZING CONFLICT, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY NOVEMBER 12-14 2015

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

The 59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 12th-14th, 2015 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

“Love and its Opposites” in Post-Colonial Narratives, ACLA 2016, Abstracts Due 9/23/15

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Sammond, Fairleigh Dickinson University
contact email: 
ksammond@gmail.com

Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that “The opposite of hatred is love; the

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

2016 NACCS TEJAS NON-FICTION BOOK AWARD

full name / name of organization: 
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies—Tejas Foco
contact email: 
Trevor.Boffone@gmail.com

Description of Award:

Edited anthology of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
James Mellis/ William Paterson University
contact email: 
mellisj@wpunj.edu

Articles are sought for a collection of essays on representations of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American literature.

Call for Papers: AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
contact email: 
editors@alternative.ac.nz

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published quarterly.

“Seeking Harbor in Our Histories: Lights in the Darkness, April 1¬2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts”

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
aswmsubmissions@gmail.com

Goddess Scholarship draws on historical, ethnographic and folk sources, among others, to document and honor the sacred and mundane stories which animate the traditions and spiritual lives of our globa

Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: "(T)racing the Language of Labor: The Early West Indian Plantation”

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu


Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

ACLA 2016 - Revisiting the Archive: Finance and Contemporary Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association // Harvard // March 17-20 2016.
contact email: 
lafinch@sas.upenn.edu // jjmcglot@indiana.edu

REVISITING THE ARCHIVE: FINANCE AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

250 WORD ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED SEPTEMBER 1-23, uploaded to http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting.

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
nfc@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
Top of Form

ACLA 2016: "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference"

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Gelinas / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
mgelinas@umich.edu

In the context of the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016) we invite proposals for the seminar "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference."

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Contemporary Literature
contact email: 
andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literatu

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
jvaldez@hku.hk, jkuehn@hku.hk

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

CFP Embodied Readings 9/11/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Roxanne Harde
contact email: 
rharde@ualberta.ca

Call for Papers

Embodied Readings:
Child Readers and Children in Literature

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry in conjuction with the University of Fiji
contact email: 
shona@iiinz.org

Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry Conference:
Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

University of Fiji

22—25 April 2016

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
ericmatthewgreene@gmail.com

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

The Itinerant Document: Between Capture, Display, and Resistance (ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
César Barros / SUNY New Paltz
contact email: 
barrosc@newpaltz.edu or mdonosomacaya@bmcc.cuny.edu

“Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women (Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts)" ASECS 2016 (3/31-4/3) Abstracts due 9/14

full name / name of organization: 
Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
misty.krueger@maine.edu

This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Interactions CFP 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ege University, Depts. of British and American Studies
contact email: 
sebnemtoplu@hotmail.com

INTERACTIONS
Journal

Annual deadline : October 15

Seminar: Defining Nature

full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
contact email: 
medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu

Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly “the most complex word in the language.” This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.

The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Medicine (March 10-13, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
INCS 2016 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies)
contact email: 
rablumen@iuk.edu and dlelekis@fit.edu

From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the envi

Shakespeare Across The Divide: Early Modern Symposium - February 15-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Florida International University and The Betsy
contact email: 
vdickson@fiu.edu

Shakespeare Across the Divide is the inaugural early modern studies symposium hosted by the acclaimed Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu ; pschweit@su.edu

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, st

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