category: ethnicity and national identity

The Metropolitan Individual in the Early Republic (Proposed ALA Symposium Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Rattner, The University of Memphis
contact email: 
krattner@memphis.edu

How does a particular city shape, hinder, or enable the life (career, agenda, domestication, nationalism) of a character?

CfP: III International Symposium "Byzantium and the Heritage of Europe", Skopje, 30-31 October 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Euro-Balkan University and University of Bologna
contact email: 
pstevkovski@gmail.com

III INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
“DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I”
“BYZANTIUM AND THE HERITAGE OF EUROPE: CONNECTING THE CULTURES”

Skopje 30-31 October, 2015
Organised by

Tradición y renovación en la producción cultural ecuatoriana

full name / name of organization: 
La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura) y la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar
contact email: 
Manuel F. Medina, manuel.medina@louisville.edu

La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura) y la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso.

[UPDATE-deadline extended] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
contact email: 
CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR
contact email: 
rkaufma2@binghamton.edu

Briefly: A reader’s sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author’s mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one’s readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I’m looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

The Worlds of William Penn

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers British Studies Center
contact email: 
armurphy@polisci.rutgers.edu

The Worlds of William Penn
November 19-20, 2015
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

REQUEST FOR RESUBMISSIONS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH SUBMISSION SITE

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Rice/University of Kentucky
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

"Land and the American Dream" (Oct. 14-16, 2015, in Bucks County, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
The Precarious Alliance
contact email: 
michael.stamps@delval.edu

"Land and the American Dream": A Sustainability Symposium
Delaware Valley University
October 14–16, 2015
www.precariousalliance.org

[UPDATE] Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising, October 2-3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

UPDATE: Keynote by Meghan Sutherland, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

‘Wales and Scotland in European Travel Writing 1760–1870’

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth
contact email: 
h.williams @cymru.ac.uk


“Le Pays de Galles ressemble entièrement à la Suisse”
J-J Rousseau

A one-day conference jointly organized by two AHRC-funded projects:

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard
contact email: 
complicatedmasc@gmail.com; mperry@wcupa.edu; cpollard@wcupa.edu

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

SAMLA 87 Reception Studies

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome.

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University
contact email: 
globalspatialscale.collection@gmail.com

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

Whose (French) Renaissance? - RSA 2016 (Boston, March 31 - April 2, 2016) - Deadline June 3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
landersen88@gmail.com

Complicating the notion of the ‘French Renaissance,’ this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in

Medieval Natures: Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2016: April 1-2

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

This is an initial call for panels and threads for the Forty-Second Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Natures

April 1-2, 2016
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

CFP: "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early 20th c. Midwestern Regionalism"

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Oman / Hastings College Press
contact email: 
hcpress@hastings.edu

Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles,

[Update] SCLA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015,

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA
contact email: 
scla2015@mcneese.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 10

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)
full name / name of organization:
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
contact email:

SAMLA 87 CFP: Nadine Gordimer: Honoring Her Legacy

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
contact email: 
schatteman@gsu.edu

Gordimer is well known for her depiction of moral and racial issues, especially as related to life under apartheid in South Africa.

[UPDATE; revised deadlines] Asia and the Historical Imagination: Edited Volume

full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
asia_imagination@outlook.com

Asia and the Historical Imagination is an edited volume of essays that explores papers concerned with representations of Asia’s past.

Asia and the Historical Imagination: Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
asia_imagination@outlook.com

Asia and the Historical Imagination: Essays is a edited collection of essays concerned with representations of Asia’s past. The essays in this volume will complement a 3-day workshop that.

Last Chance to Book: 'Place-Based Arts: Brighton Writes'

full name / name of organization: 
University of Brighton
contact email: 
c21writings@brighton.ac.uk

Place-Based Arts: Brighton Writes
Friday 29 May 2015
Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton UK.

25 Years of Affrilachian Resistance: Black Cultural Production in the Appalachian Region

full name / name of organization: 
Shauna Morgan Kirlew/SAMLA
contact email: 
shauna.kirlew@howard.edu

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Affrilachian Poets, a cadre of writers including Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Ricardo Nazario Colon, Mitchell L.H.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr.

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

[UPDATE] Speculative Fiction – SAMLA - Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.

Wrestling with the Angels: Exploring Stuart Hall's Theoretical Legacy (25-27 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
TU Dortmund University, Germany
contact email: 
gerold.sedlmayr@tu-dortmund.de, florian.cord@uni-wuerzburg.de, marie.hologa@tu-dortmund.de

Stuart Hall, who passed away in February 2014, was one of the founding figures of what is known today as 'Cultural Studies' and long-time director of the renowned Centre for Contemporary Cultural Stud

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

With its insightful and quirky brand of humour, Issa Rae's popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011- 2013) has shown how alternative pathways for the production, circulation a

Asians in the Americas (AIA) Symposium November 6-7, 2015 La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

full name / name of organization: 
Asians in the Americas (AIA) and La Salle University
contact email: 
ossa@lasalle.edu

The Asians in the Americas symposium started in 2012 at Southeast Missouri State University as an answer and partial solution to the complete absence of any meaningful discussion of the many aspects o

CFP - From Margin to Center: Telling our Stories as a Form of Activism

full name / name of organization: 
DIVAS - Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic, Sistas
contact email: 
drdivas@gmail.com

The 4th Annual DIVAS Conference: From Margin to Center: 
Telling our Stories as a Form of Activism 
September 12, 2015 
 

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR CONTRACTED EDITED COLLECTION: HITCHCOCK--Proposals due 15 June 15

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Douglas Cunningham, Westminster College
contact email: 
hitchcockanthology@gmail.com

Seeking 300-word proposals for an edited collection (already under contract with Salem Press) of 15 essays on the work of Alfred Hitchcock.

International Girl Studies Association Inaugural Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Girl Studies Association
contact email: 
igsa.2016@uea.ac.uk

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Comparative American Ethnic Literature session at PAMLA conference, November 6-8, 2015, Portland State University

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Japtok/PAMLA
contact email: 
mjaptok@palomar.edu

Session: Comparative American Ethnic Literature,
November 6-8, 2015, Portland State University and Hilton Portland, Oregon

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory [Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
[http://theapollonian.in]
Vol. 2, Issue 2

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory
[Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

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