category: ethnicity and national identity

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

"Constraints" - 28th GAFIS Symposium, March 20-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GAFIS - Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (UW Madison)
contact email: 
gafis.symposium.2015@gmail.com

The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin - Madison

More Things Theory: On Hoarding, Hoarders, and Hoards

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle 2015
contact email: 
rrf210@nyu.edu

“More Things Theory” continues the dialogue that began at the 2014 ACLA “Things Theory: Accumulation and Amassment” seminar to reflect on recent emergence of a marked cultural interest in hoar

The Horizons of Community

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
communityhc15@gmail.com

The Graduate Students of The Humanities Center are proud to announce a Graduate Student Conference on February 27 and 28, 2015.

CFP: Science Fiction and Transgressive Identities (ACLA 2015)

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

Science fiction has often been considered to be a narrative genre that is particularly well suited to explore alternative realities and speculative scenarios.

Lines Between: Culture and Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean; Nicosia, Cyprus, 3-6 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
European University Cyprus and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
contact email: 
eucrscconference2015@gmail.com

Conference Call for Papers and Panels

Lines Between: Culture and Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean

co-hosted by
European University Cyprus and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Producing War: The Militarization of Culture, DUE 10/15/14, [3/26-3/29/15]

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2015, Seattle, 3/26-3/29/15
contact email: 
aopitz@stonehill.edu

Our seminar seeks to understand the multivalent ways in which militarism, war and state violence have informed cultural and social processes.

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA (6/1/15; NEPCA 10/30/31/15 New London, NH)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area, NEPCA
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

New Generation to Next Generation 2014: Three Decades of British and Irish Poetry - cfp by 15 November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre / Institute of English Studies
contact email: 
niall.munro@brookes.ac.uk

New Generation to Next Generation 2014: Three Decades of British and Irish Poetry
13-14 March 2015, Institute of English Studies, London

Call for Papers

ACLA 2015 Seminar: Pleasures and Dangers of Disguise: Heteronyms and Pseudonyms in Art and Literature (Seattle, 3/26-3/29)

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Marks, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
contact email: 
cmarks@lagcc.cuny.edu

Heteronyms and pseudonyms highlight the gaps between authorship and personal identity.

Postcolonial, Diaspora, and American Studies: The Terms of Engagement--ACLA 2015 (26-29 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Surbhi Malik & Smita Das/ Creighton University & University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
Surbhi Malik SurbhiMalik@creighton.edu OR Smita Das sdas4@uic.edu

ACLA Seminar: Postcolonial, Diaspora, and American Studies: The Terms of Engagement

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://www.acla.org/node/788

Autobiography in Context, International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 21 and 22 November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia
contact email: 
Irena Grubica: irena.grubica@gmail.com

Autobiography in Context

An International Interdisciplinary Conference

21st & 22nd November 2014
Rijeka, Croatia

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

[UPDATE] Abstracts due Sept. 30 for "Marginalized Texts and Modern Editions" roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2015 (April 30-May 3, 2015), Toronto
contact email: 
mwalsh@sbu.edu and whhowell@bu.edu

In recent years, a number of overlooked and forgotten texts have made their way to modern readers through new scholarly editions.

Bildung and Late Modern Development (10/14) - ACLA 2015 Seattle, 26-29 March

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Townsend (U of Notre Dame / U of South Dakota); Meltem Gurle (Bogazici U)
contact email: 
Sarah.Townsend@usd.edu / MeltemGurle@gmail.com

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://acla.org/seminars

Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
jmcdaniel@pittstate.edu

Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Call for Papers: Irish Literature at CEA 2015 (1/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
jmcdaniel@pittstate.edu

Call for Papers: Irish Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

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