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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:46am
University of Warwick

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)

Deadline for Submissions:
January 20th, 2016

Call for Papers

"Pleasure and Suspicion," Feb 26-27

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:07am
Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University

"Pleasure and Suspicion," February 26-27, 2016

Conference Hosted by Duke University and the Polygraph editorial collective

Abstracts of 250-300 words Due by November 16, 2015 to

Keynote addresses by:
Joan Copjec, Brown University
Eugenie Brinkema, MIT
Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside

Public/Private: Navigating the Materiality of Home Economics (proposal due on Jan. 8)

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 8:37am
American Studies Association in Denver 2016

I am proposing a panel that centers on the material realities of the flows, negotiations, and exchanges between the "public" space of political economies/markets and the "private" space of domestic economies/ecologies. Broadly, this panel is focused on the impacts of the exchanges between the two spaces, how they bleed into each other, and ultimately to, in the words of the conference theme, to make "a claim on the way where we are shapes and shakes up the grounding and grounded-ness of the work we imagine, make, perceive, and do."
Subject area, time period, and media are open. My own work focuses on women's domestic nonfiction and homemaking magazines from the early Cold War period.

CFP: Maladies of the Soul, Emotion, Affect: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Writings in the Crossfire of a New Turn

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 6:53pm
Canadian Literature Centre at University of Alberta and Canadian Studies Centre at University of Innsbruck

Banff Centre, 22-25 September 2016

A Conference Organized by the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta and the Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Innsbruck

Confirmed Keynotes

1) Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
2) Daniel Laforest, University of Alberta
3) TBA

Round-Table of Invited Authors


"Making a Scene" in the Classroom: Best Practices for Fostering Discussion when Students are Resistant to a Text

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
Dr. Kelli MacCartey / University of Tennessee Knoxville

This pedagogical panel—to be held at the BWWC annual conference June 2-5 2016 in Athens, GA—will address the conference theme of "Making a Scene" as it explores why students are resistant to particular approaches or texts, and how we, as teachers, can "make a scene" ourselves to spark involvement, foster interest, and propagate engagement with vital works. We will explore the various ways that 18th and 19th century texts by women writers have been met with unexpected resistance, empty criticism, or unproductive conflict in seminars, which impedes successful exchange of ideas.

Science, Society & Civilisation (31st March, 31st July, 2016)

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:03pm
HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

The CEA Critic Special Issue: Teaching Shakespeare 400 Years Later (due February 1, 2016)

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 4:41pm
Dr. Kenneth Chan / The CEA Critic / University of Northern Colorado

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and the beginning of his incredible legacy, this special teaching issue is devoted to all things Shakespeare—why we teach him, how we teach him, what primary sources we use, and some innovative pedagogy that helps our students connect with him.

Guest editor Michael LoMonico, Senior Consultant on National Education at the Folger Shakespeare Library and former instructor at Stony Brook University, seeks articles that shed light on how we prepare those who will be teaching Shakespeare to the next generation of middle and high school students and what innovative ways we use to teach Shakespeare to college students.

[UPDATE] CFP -- Victorians Faking It: Fraud in Form and Fiction -- Deadline Extended to Nov. 13

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 3:32pm
2016 VSAO/ACCUTE Panel, University of Calgary, 28-31 May 2016

Is "faking it" an essential Victorian characteristic? Despite the popular perception of the nineteenth century as a period dominated by the Protestant work ethic and preoccupied with moral conscientiousness and "realism," Victorian culture bursts with deception and trickery – both in form and content. From misleading plots and authorial pseudonyms to the illusory reality of emerging technologies like photography, identifying the (in)authentic and enacting (in)authenticity is an ongoing concern of nineteenth-century characters, spectators, and readers. For consumers of texts, a certain enjoyment may arise from discovering and tacitly participating in violations of generic and social norms.

[UPDATE] Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Proposals by 15 November 2015 for SWPACA Annual Conference

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 3:27pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2015

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference.

February 10 - 13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2016 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.

The Classics in Modernist Translation (April 30 and May 1, 2016, Montreal, Quebec)--deadline January 10, 2016

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 3:17pm
Miranda Hickman, Lynn Kozak/ McGill University

"Portals, Gates": The Classics in Modernist Translation

As Steven Yao observes in *Translation and the Languages of Modernism,* both the practice and the idea of translation were integral to experimental early twentieth-century modernist work in English: "feats of translation not only accompanied and helped to give rise to, but sometimes even themselves constituted, some of the most significant Modernist literary achievements in English." And in their translation work, many anglophone modernists were especially responsive to the literature of Ancient Greece and Rome. As H.D. would note of the work of Euripides, whose plays she translated, "these words are to me portals, gates."

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 15, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 2:19pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

"Changer ou Partir" : poétique de l'exil

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:45am
Association des étudiant-e-s de littérature française inscrit-e-s aux cycle supérieurs - McGill University

[French Graduate Students Conference of McGill University]

"Changer ou partir" : poétique de l'exil

Dans un contexte d'instabilité politique accrue doublé d'une crise économique prolongée, il n'est guère étonnant de constater que les discours d'extrême droite opposent de plus en plus ouvertement une politique d'assimilation à la promotion de la différence qui s'est imposée comme valeur sociale à partir des études culturelles1. « Changer ou partir » : voilà le choix auquel l'ethos nationaliste confronte aujourd'hui encore les minorités culturelles, comme l'a récemment commenté Marie-Michèle Sioui en résumant ainsi la posture que la division québécoise de la PÉGIDA a adoptée à l'égard des communautés musulmanes.

CFP: American Stand-up Comedians as Public Intellectuals (1/15/16)

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:42am
Jared Champion and Peter Kunze

CFP: American Stand-up Comedians as Public Intellectuals (1/15/16)

Taking a Stand: American Stand-up Comedians as Public Intellectuals

Editors: Jared Champion (Young Harris College) and Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)