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MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable -- Edited Collection

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



Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman

Representing Ethnic Conflicts in Contemporary Literatures and Films - DEADLINE 2 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sreyoshi Sarkar - MLA Annual Convention 2017
contact email: 
sreyoshi@gwu.edu

This MLA special session panel invites papers that study the representations of ethnic conflicts in contemporary literatures, and films.

NWSA Call for Panelists: Female Sexualities in French & Francophone Literature (Proposals due Feb. 22)

full name / name of organization: 
Raquelle K. Bostow
contact email: 
raquelle.k.bostow@vanderbilt.edu

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[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies.

CFP: Performance of the Real Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago
contact email: 
performanceofthereal@gmail.com

CFP: Performance of the Real Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium
An international conference hosted by the ‘Performance of the Real Research Theme’ at the University of Otago

[UPDATE] Archi-Textuality (Apri 16-17, 2016) - Hosted by CSUN English Department

full name / name of organization: 
AGSE & Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi
contact email: 
agsestdicconference@gmail.com

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
April 16-17, 2016

Norm and Anomaly in Literature, Culture, and Language 19-20 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Franciszek Karpiński Institute for Regional Culture and Literary Research, Siedlce POLAND
contact email: 
normanomaly2016@gmail.com

Norm and anomaly have long constituted a binary opposition whose boundaries are becoming increasingly blurry and open to scrutiny. What precisely does the ‘norm’ mean?

15 March 2016 Age in Atwood and/or Lessing (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

“Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 20

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz
contact email: 
gcss.art.journal@gmail.com

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contempora

[Update] CFP: deadline is now 2/15 for Encountering the Unexpected

full name / name of organization: 
Syracuse University Religion Graduate Organization
contact email: 
adbrett@syr.edu

The Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: February 15, 2016 for Encountering the Unexpected: Glitches, (Dis)placements, and Marginalia, a Syracuse University Department of Religion Graduate

Mobile Communities, October 14, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.

Due March 2016: Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University

full name / name of organization: 
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

“Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders” is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies.

The Catherine de Vivonne Undergraduate Essay Prize

full name / name of organization: 
ABOPublic: Interactive Forum for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830
contact email: 
abopublic@aphrabehn.org

Seeking engaging literary conversation and more wit than the seventeenth-century French courts could yield, Catherine de Vivonne, the Marquise de Rambouillet, established the Hôtel de Rambouille’s

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - “Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare’s London” – seminar at World Shakespeare Congress

full name / name of organization: 
World Shakespeare Congress
contact email: 
e.semple@ucc.ie

“Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare’s London and London’s Shakespeare” – seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th feb 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
contact email: 
scholasticdav@gmail.com

"The Scholastic Forum"

Gothic and Form - Dark Arts Journal - closes 28th Feb 2016

full name / name of organization: 
the Dark Arts Journal / Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
darkartsjournal@gmail.com

‘The Gothic and all its forms’

The theme is an intentionally broad one, and might include:

Gothic formalism
Meta-Gothic (including meta-fiction, reflexivity and others)

Teaching Western American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Randi Tanglen and Brady Harrison
contact email: 
teachingwesternliterature@gmail.com

We invite submissions for a proposed collection of essays on teaching western American literature.

American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas.

Call for Papers/Poems: "What we learned from our grandmothers"

full name / name of organization: 
Rag Queen Periodical
contact email: 
ragqueenperiodical@gmail.com

"What we learned from our grandmothers"

Deadline 4.17.16

Our grandmothers, ourselves.

Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I, MLA 2017 / Deadline Mar 15

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Hall/ MLA Philadelphia
contact email: 
molly_hall@uri.edu

This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.m

SPECTRUM

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dhaka
contact email: 
spectrum.ed.du@gmail.com

Spectrum, a refereed journal published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, seeks submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, translations and creative pieces for its forthcoming is

Orphan Identities

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
orphan-identities@port.ac.uk

Orphan Identities Symposium: Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers: Laura Peters and David Floyd

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
contact email: 
ada_g@att.net

Central/Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and then in 2009 when Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller received the Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region?

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities (a virtual conference: May 3-24)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Environmental Humanities Initiative
contact email: 
EHCfellow@gmail.com

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities
Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UC Santa Barbara
A virtual conference held online from May 3-24, 2016

Trans(form): New Insights and New Directions: April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
urigradconference2016@gmail.com

The prefix trans- implies movement and change: between states, among groups and disciplines, across divides, from one way of being or knowing to another.

Comparative Medievalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Medieval Forum of the MLA (Philadelphia, January 2017)
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

What cultural work does the medieval past perform in global media and cultural productions—textual, visual, musical, performative, cinematic?

Journal of Creative Writing Studies -- Now Open for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Creative Writing Studies
contact email: 
james@creativewritingstudies.com

Journal of Creative Writing Studies is a peer reviewed, open access journal. We publish research that examines the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing.

MLA Special Session Proposal: Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2017 (in Philadelphia)
contact email: 
meruprecht@yahoo.com

MLA Special Session:

Twentieth-Century Women Writers and the Formalist Turn (MLA 2017); 3/14

full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Society
contact email: 
corneliuscollins@rocketmail.com

Special session for the 2017 MLA Convention.

Cripping Keywords [abstracts due March 15]

full name / name of organization: 
TC Forum on Disability Studies for the MLA
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

Influenced by factors as varied as Raymond Williams’ vocabulary of culture in Keywords (1976) and contemporary Ignite talks, keywords-based collaborations have proliferated in recent MLA Conventions

Speculative Fiction--SAMLA--November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ann Gareis Speculative Fiction Association
contact email: 
Mary.Gareis@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under this category is that there is some “unrealistic” element.

I Prefer Not To: Anti-Work Politics in American Literature and Culture (MLA 2017: Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Hagen Forsberg
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Revolution. Rebellion. Protest. Radicalism. Anarchism. The refusal to work in American literature and culture has been called by many names.

DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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