category: ethnicity and national identity

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
postcolonialinterventions@gmail.com

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of th

Reminder: Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University
contact email: 
vpfamembership@gmail.com

Victorian Popular Fiction Association
and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

The 3rd International Conference COMSYMBOL/Religion(s), secularity(ies), society(ies) and the digital humanities turn

full name / name of organization: 
ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France
contact email: 
essachess@gmail.com

ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS (EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France) is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers for its 3rd International Conference Comsymbol on "

CFP: The 51th International Conference on "The United States in Change," ASAK, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Korea
contact email: 
ASAKConference2016@gmail.com

"The United States in Change"

The 51st International Conference
Organized by The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
Yongin, South Korea
September 30–October 1, 2016

[UPDATE] Forms of Feeling - Extended Deadline: 12 Feb, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, UMass Amherst
contact email: 
umassegoconference@gmail.com

Forms of Feeling: Navigating the Affective Turn

April 2, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(Extended) Submission Deadline: February 12, 2016
Email: ​umassegoconference@gmail.com

St John's Humanities Review Spring 2016 Issue: Change and Interpretation or, a Marxist Approach to Art and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
St John's Humanities Review
contact email: 
daniel.heffernan11@stjohns.edu

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it.

Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
susanne.weil@yahoo.com

Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

Session Description:

[UPDATE] Extension - MELUS Special Issue CFP: Pedagogy in Anxious Times (April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US
contact email: 
anastasia.lin@ung.edu; cstanciu@vcu.edu

UPDATED DEADLINE! April 1, 2016

MELUS Special Issue: Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA
contact email: 
davisc@tamug.edu

This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November

Space, Place, and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: “I am a border woman.” As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual’s agency in the social and cultural production of

Early Modern Prophetic Traditions

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session at MLA 2017
contact email: 
walkerkn@email.unc.edu; bowling@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Inviting papers that consider vatic traditions, the figure of the prophet, or the poetics of prophetic language in literature from 1500-1650.

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Update: Deadline Feb 15th for CFP for MLA Teaching Options in Jewish American literature volume

full name / name of organization: 
Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rrosenb@cnu.edu

Essay proposals are invited for a proposed MLA in the Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Jewish American Literature, to be edited by Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein.

Representations of Urban Violence in Contemporary US Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Center, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
mihaelaprecup@gmail.com

This is a Call for Papers for a panel that will be included in the annual conference of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, Romania (2-4 June, 2016).

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Project Narrative
contact email: 
projectnarrative@osu.edu

Project Narrative Summer Institute, “Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media”
July 4 - July 15, 2016

24th Annual Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Communication

full name / name of organization: 
MCLLM/Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM Conference
Date: April 1-2, 2016
Deadline for Proposals: February 19, 2016
Theme: “Keep the Change”

Panel- Orientalism and the Globalization of Africa, ASA December 1-3

full name / name of organization: 
African Studies Association Annual Conference
contact email: 
awaugh@english.umass.edu

Call for paper proposals for a panel at the 2016 African Studies Association annual conference, December 1-3, in Washington D.C.

HARTS & Minds Issue 8 (2016): Science, Society, and Civilisation (Deadline 31st March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS &

The Great Depression in Children's Literature: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge/Homerton Research & Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, Cambridge University (UK)
contact email: 
sflh2@cam.ac.uk

Call for papers for a symposium at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University

Dates: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016

[UPDATE] Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics and Graphic Novels

full name / name of organization: 
Aidan Diamond and Lauranne Poharec / Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
contact email: 
lp0828@mun.ca

EXTENDED DEADLINE
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics

CFP, Native Testimony, Princeton, May 5-6, 2016—Extended deadline, Feb. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group
contact email: 
paiswg@gmail.com

We are seeking papers for “Native Testimony,” the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group.

Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal
contact email: 
sorinamaria21@gmail.com

Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of “Letters and Foreign Languages”; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe

full name / name of organization: 
Dept. of Literary Theory, Dept. of Romantic Literature, University of Wrocław, and the Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory
contact email: 
dkntlconference@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Scott Slovic (University of Idaho)

CFP: Diversity in Midwestern Studies

full name / name of organization: 
H-Midwest
contact email: 
editorial-midwest@mail.h-net.msu.edu

“The times they are a-changing,” but we are still quoting an old white male to describe the situation.

Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies, University of Birmingham
contact email: 
greenbritain2016@gmail.com

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated.

IASA: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, & Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media" Nov. 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Italian American Studies Association
contact email: 
Alan.Gravano@outlook.com

Conference Theme: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, and Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media"

Date: November 3rd to November 5th, 2016

States of the Book - 23-24 September

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and Philosophy / United States Military Academy at West Point
contact email: 
adam.karr@usma.edu

The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like str

[Last Call] CFP: Indigenous Cultural Practices in the Age of Globalization: The 2016 NTU International Theatre Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Drama and Theatre, National Taiwan University
contact email: 
ntutheaterconference@ntu.edu.tw

[Last Call] Submission deadline: Feb. 15

MLA 2017 January 5-8 Philadelphia

full name / name of organization: 
Melville Society
contact email: 
ccfreeburg@gmail.com

Melville and Black Lives Matter

AATI @ Naples June 22-27, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)
contact email: 
ryancm@indiana.edu

NOTIFICATION OF EXTENDED DEADLINES

Session/Roundtable proposals with calls for abstracts: February 20, 2016.
Individual paper proposals: February 20, 2016.

Submissions for This Bridge Called Language Anthology [Deadline March 31, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
This Bridge Called Language Anthology
contact email: 
bridgecalledlanguage@gmail.com

This Bridge Called Language is currently seeking submissions.

La producción cultural ecuatoriana desde 1980

full name / name of organization: 
Asociación de Ecuatorianistas
contact email: 
manuel.medina@louisville.edu

El comité de selección recibirá electrónicamente resúmenes de 250 palabras de los trabajos individuales o de las mesas propuestas (con nombres de los participantes) hasta el 30 de marzo de 2016.

Migration, Transnationalism and the Cultural Logic of Global Identity A special issue of the American, British and Canadian Stud

full name / name of organization: 
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

Guest Editor: Dr. Susan Flynn, University of the Arts, London

Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"

full name / name of organization: 
Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia
contact email: 
girlspire@rol-liberia.org

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words.

[UPDATE] “Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of ‘Posts’” Special Issue March 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)
contact email: 
mendible@fgcu.edu

This Special Issue comes at a time when the defining boundaries of both “race” and “human” have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found

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