category: ethnicity and national identity

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

[ACLA 2016] Liquidly Queer: Fluids That Matter

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cy295@cornell.edu; jrow@bu.edu

Slick, lubed, squirting, dry: bodies, fluids and the act of sex have long been sensually, erotically intertwined. But what would it look like to move from a poetics to a queer politics of fluids?

Political, Social, and Economic Development in Occupied Countries (16,17 November, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Conference on Political, Social and Economic Development in Occupied Countries / Students Forum Institute
contact email: 
psedo@studentsforum.org.ps

While any proud people will resist the idea that they are victimized, there are undeniable consequences of the occupation of any peoples’ land by an outside force.

Shibboleth 1967/1968 [International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 2-4 December 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
contact email: 
conference.shibboleth@gmail.com

On behalf of the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Science, POLIN Museum of the

[UPDATE] Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 18

Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

CFP: Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing

19th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance at Paine College - Nov. 4-6, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Catherine Adams / Humanities Department at Paine College in Augusta, GA
contact email: 
cladams@paine.edu

2015 Theme: The Rise of Respectability and Rebelliousness: Gendered Perspectives of the New Negro Women and Men during the Renaissance

Shakespeare's Italy (abstract due Sept. 30)

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

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the complex and multi-faceted relationship between Shakespeare and Italy.

Heidelberg Center for American Studies 13th Annual Spring Academy Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
contact email: 
springacademy@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Heidelberg, Germany, 14-18 March, 2016

Call for Papers

Teaching Post-Modern Native American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Carrie Louise Sheffield
contact email: 
csheffi1@utk.edu

Call For Papers: 2016 Native American and Literature Symposium

Panel Title: Teaching “Post-Modern” Native American and First Nations Literature

Call for Chapter Proposals - Nationalism and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Nieguth
contact email: 
tnieguth@laurentian.ca

Our world is a world of nations. The existence and fundamental importance of nations, national identities, or national boundaries is rarely questioned.

[UPDATE] SCMS 2016 - Hollywood Dreams and Publicity Machines

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Labuza, University of Southern California
contact email: 
labuza@usc.edu

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

[UPDATE] Ruth Rendell: Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing on Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk, f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk and g.wisker@brighton.ac.uk

Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage.

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
capogna.f@husky.neu.edu

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures.

CFP: CCLA Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively 28-30 May, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cclacongress2016@gmail.com

CFP: Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively

Cities of the Future - NeMLA Conference 2016 - Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University
contact email: 
mmlamber@andrew.cmu.edu

This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums.

Tracing Indo-American Encounters, 1780s-1880s (for ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Anupama Arora, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
contact email: 
aarora@umassd.edu, KAURR@wpunj.edu

This seminar seeks to draw on the growing body of work oriented toward the transnational and global turn in American Studies to trace connections between the Indian subcontinent and the United States

Hartford and Antebellum American Writing

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA: 3/17-3/20, 2016
contact email: 
rwelburn@english.umass.edu

The reputations of Hartford, Connecticut, residents Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain overshadow the city’s antebellum authors.

Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kchez@bmcc.cuny.edu

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

In naming both animals and animality, I allude to the intersection of material practices with the representational appropriation of ideas and values of certain animals, which together forged the affective ties of groups or nations. The seminar also hopes to pursue issues surrounding the internal production of national identities by citizens and residents, as well as tensions arising when “outsiders” attempt to challenge, co-op, or otherwise influence these identities.

Rethinking National Foundations: Using/Abusing History (ACLA 2016; March 17-20; Cambridge, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Malburne-Wade (Gettysburg College) / ACLA 2016
contact email: 
mmalburn@gettysburg.edu

Foundational texts, events, and people influence our cultural and national personas.

Call for papers and creative writing August 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
contact email: 
smatheson

The quint’s twenty eigth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

The Reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth in Medieval and Early Modern Britain, ICMS Kalamazoo 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Shirley, Cardiff University
contact email: 
shirleyve@cardiff.ac.uk

Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'Historia regum Britanniae' was one of the most popular versions of insular ‘British’ history in the medieval and early modern Britain.

Trans/forming the Digital Humanities: Disciplinary Borders, Digital Frontiers

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016 - Hartford, Connecticut
contact email: 
jbretmaney@gmail.com

Literary studies finds itself today at a double crossroads: as trans-formative digital humanities practice becomes increasingly accepted and visible in our research and curricula, so, even in more tra

Narratives of Forgetting and the Forgetting of Narratives - ICMS Kalamazoo 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers Program in Medieval Studies
contact email: 
danielle.bradley@rutgers.edu

Working forward from Mary Carruthers’ foundational work on the construction of memory structures, this panel seeks to understand medieval priorities of what to remember and what to forget.

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 environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience.

Update: Gender and Class Representation in U.S. Culture, NeMLA, Hartford, 3/17-3/20

full name / name of organization: 
47th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
contact email: 
tanya.kennedy@maine.edu

This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States.

The New Literary Anxiety (ACLA 2016 Seminar Proposal, March 17th-20th, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Oldfather, University of Colorado,Colorado Springs; Rebecca Soares, Arizona State University
contact email: 
rebecca.soares@asu.edu, eoldfath@uccs.edu;

The melancholic poet, the neurasthenic female reader, the man of artistic temperament: these heavily typed figures, each coded in the medical and psychological discourse of its own time, together besp

[UPDATE] Trafficking Memory: Women, Catastrophe, and the Limits of the Transnational; Submissions Deadline 8/31/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Stephenie Young and Adele Parker
contact email: 
syoung2@salemstate.edu ; aparker@holycross.edu

If one measure of the term catastrophe lies in its power to subvert existing systems, we ask how this concept impacts certain memory-narratives produced by contemporary women writers and artists in th

[UPDATE] Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: UPDATE

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

Looking at erotic visual art from the German-speaking world

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jludewi1@binghamton.edu

NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20, 2016)

Description:

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
Bettina Hofmann/University of Wuppertal
contact email: 
bhofmann@uni-wuppertal.de

CfP: Translated Memories: Transgenerational Perspectives in Literature on the Holocaust

The Gender-Free Being, Kalamazoo ICMS 12-15 May 2016 SMFS Sponsored Session

full name / name of organization: 
Dorothy Kim, Associate Professor of English at Vassar College / Phoebe C. Linton, University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
dokim@vassar.edu / phoebe.linton@ed.ac.uk

One of the SMFS sponsored series, this session on ‘The Gender-Free Being’ invites papers to consider portrayals of characters in medieval history, literature and art of any period or language that explore the extent to which an individual’s identity is distinct from their socially gendered, or sexual being.

The River: Flows of Innovation and Exchange in the Global(i)zed English World

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Modern Languages, North South University
contact email: 
conference.deml@northsouth.edu

We would like to solicit abstracts, with a maximum of 300 words, for papers addressing any aspect of our theme of innovation and exchange.

[UPDATE] Lacan and Philosophy (ACLA 2016, March 17 -20, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd McGowan (University of Vermont)/Gautam Basu Thakur (Boise State U)
contact email: 
Todd.McGowan@uvm.edu Or gbasuth2@gmail.com

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of a controversial talk that Jacques Lacan gave at MIT.

Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Betty Kaklamanidou - Margaret Tally
contact email: 
betty.kaklamanidou@gmail.com

Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

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