category: film and television

LURKING ANONYMITY

full name / name of organization: 
pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual
contact email: 
pacrevjournal@gmail.com

On the surface, notoriety, visuality and celebrity culture oversaturate the information age. But what insidious formations lurk beneath the glossy surface?

POST-CRASH IRISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE: ITS EMERGENCE AND INFLUENCE

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Ridge, Michael O'Sullivan, Robert Kiely
contact email: 
post.crash.emergence@gmail.com

Date and Location: 27-28 May 2016, Hong Kong

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 
sarahrenee1115@gmail.com

Fey Publishing is interested in compiling an anthology to be used primarily in first-year writing courses at the collegiate level.

[UPDATE] Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 
sarahrenee1115@gmail.com

Fey Publishing is interested in compiling an anthology to be used primarily in first-year writing courses at the collegiate level.

[UPDATE] The Land Has a Story

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

[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

Apollon Undergraduate Research CFP -- 30 SEPT 15

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon eJournal
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

ACLA 2016: Rethinking Political Cinema (abstracts due 9/23)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association // Harvard University // March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
sarah.hamblin@umb.edu

Since its emergence, cinema has been preoccupied with the relationship between film and politics, and across its long history filmmakers have explored the relationship between film and social change.

[Update] Experimentations in the Postcolonial Novel: Writing and Re-writing Gender Panel

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
tara_harney@yahoo.com

Experimentations in the Postcolonial Novel: Writing and Re-writing Gender Panel (9/30/2015; 3/17-3/20 2016) NeMLA Hartford, CT

UPDATE - Teaching Space, Place, and Literature (due September 1, 2015)

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

Call for Short Articles/'Notes'

full name / name of organization: 
The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print by The University of Birmingham.

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maine (Le Mans, France) and University of Akron
contact email: 
elphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr ; elisabeth.lamothe@univ-lemans.fr

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

[UPDATE] Reconsidering Sodomy

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
james.mulder@tufts.edu

Following Foucault’s description of sodomy as “that utterly confused category,” literary scholars like Jonathan Goldberg and Alan Bray, among others, have continued to theorize the ways in which

ACLA 2016: Retriangulating Franco-African-American Culture in Sound, Image, and Text | ABSTRACTS DUE 9/23/15

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
Lauren Du Graf: dugraf@email.unc.edu | Eric Prieto: prieto@frit.ucsb.edu

To propose a paper for this seminar, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words through the ACLA online portal:

ACLA 2016 Seminar: Morphology of the Trauma Text

full name / name of organization: 
Jay Rajiva, Georgia State University; Jennifer Olive, Georgia State University
contact email: 
jrajiva@gsu.edu; jolive1@gsu.edu

Seminar Proposal for ACLA 2016 (American Comparative Literature Association)
March 17-20, 2016
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts

UNT Critical Voices Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
untgradenglish@gmail.com

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature -- 11/7/15

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University
contact email: 
ego@wiu.edu

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
full name / name of organization:

"Queering Diasporic (Counter) Ecologies: Charting Interplace-Based Webs of Relation"

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jessica Best/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2016 Conference
contact email: 
bestj@sunyacc.edu

Bridging the fields of queer ecology, transnational feminist theory, diaspora studies, and comparative literature, this panel invites proposals from literary scholars who perform “counter-topographi

Life Writing as Empathy, Deadline for abstracts October 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 2 | September 2016
Call for Papers
Life Writing as Empathy

Guest editor: Rocío G. Davis
University of Navarra

Word Hoard Issue #5: Scum and Villainy

full name / name of organization: 
Word Hoard
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, creative pieces, and other publishable works on the theme of “Scum and Villainy” for our fifth issue.

[UPDATE] CFP: Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, October 7-9, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies - Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
contact email: 
simedia2015@easychair.org

Call for papers: Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference
National Archive of Torre do Tombo, Lisbon, Portugal

http://stereoimmersivemedia.ulusofona.pt/

Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. Dates: November 5-6, 2015. DEADLINE to submit abstracts: SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
gcfallconference2015@gmail.com

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.

Speaking is Being: Modern Transnational and Transcultural Francophonie (NeMLA March 17-20, 2016; Abstracts due 9-30-15)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/SubmitAbstract/15912

How and where do Francophone voices speak? Where are they silent? How do linguistic and cultural expressions define what is French and what is Francophone?

The Rwandan Genocide in Popular Film

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Edwards
contact email: 
fatherib@aol.com

This is a call for papers for a new anthology on The Rwandan Genocide in Popular FIlm and how this tragic event has been represented in popular film and documentary.

[UPDATE] Toy Story at 20 conference

full name / name of organization: 
Toy Story at 20 / University of Sunderland
contact email: 
toystory@sunderland.ac.uk

Registration is now open for Toy Story at 20.

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

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.

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.

New Frontiers in the American West (Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Kyle Wiggins kwiggins@bu.edu

While narratives of “savage war” along the borders of wilderness and civilization are not unique to the United States, Americans’ tendency to assign those stories mythic significance is.

[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:

“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

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.

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