category: general announcements

"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

[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.

CFP: Native American Literature (47th Annual CEA Conference, March 31-April 2, 2016, Denver, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
bcarson@bridgew.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2016

Conference Theme: creation

47th Annual Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO

Native American Literature Panel(s)

Call for Undergrad Work on Disabilities/Abilities

full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers journal
contact email: 
qc-writers@gmail.com

Queen City Writers, a refereed journal of undergraduate writing and multimedia composing, seeks submissions that speak to issues of disabilities/abilities for an upcoming issue.

Reading religious texts as literature. Re-writing religion; undoing the misogyny.

full name / name of organization: 
Tapati Bharadwaj
contact email: 
tbharadwaj@yahoo.com

This is a call for papers for a collection that will look at literary-feminist interpretations/ re-readings of Hindu religious primary texts.

[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:

CFP: How Medical Humanities is Building Bridges to the Future of Medicine - January 13-16, 2016 in Bundoran, Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
Drew University
contact email: 
tjenner@drew.edu

Papers on the topic of the influence of Medical Humanities on the current and changing state of medicine from various areas of study, including bioethics, literature, sociology, anthropology, public h

Call for Papers: AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
contact email: 
editors@alternative.ac.nz

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published quarterly.

“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

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Contemporary Literature
contact email: 
andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literatu

What is Media? April 14-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oregon, Portland
contact email: 
jwasko@uoregon.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

WHAT IS MEDIA?
Experience • Exploration • Emergence

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON • PORTLAND, OREGON • APRIL 14-16, 2016

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
jvaldez@hku.hk, jkuehn@hku.hk

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions - 8-10 July 2016 H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK

full name / name of organization: 
H. G. Wells Society
contact email: 
toanticipations2016@gmail.com

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction.

A CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM BURTON (Abstr. by 30 September) [REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Adam Barkam, Dr. Antonio Sanna
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com isonisanna@hotmail.com

A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Worlding the Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Conference February 25-28 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Carolina Program in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
abeecrof@mailbox.sc.edu

Over the past two or three decades, as global economic and cultural integration has accelerated, academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have begun to re-think what it means to prac

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
The Shakespeare Newsletter
contact email: 
shnl@iona.edu

The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:

New Technologies for Medieval and Renaissance Italy, March 17–20, 2016 (47th NEMLA Convention) Hartford Connecticut

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
gspani@holycross.edu

This roundtable on digital humanities and computer-assisted technology welcomes proposals dealing not only with the most famous figures of the times but also with chronicles, religious works, illumina

Home Video & Media Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
contact email: 
richard_nowell@hotmail.com

Call-for-abstracts Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Special Issue: Home Video & Media Texts
Editor: Richard Nowell

CFP international conference Levinas, Law and Literature - deadline 20 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Jewish Studies
contact email: 
ijs@uantwerpen.be

Call for Papers
Levinas, Law and Literature
International Conference
Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)
Center for European Philosophy (University of Antwerp)

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

Pedagogy & Popular Culture - SW Popular & American Culture Association, CFP Deadline: 11/1/15, Conference: 02/10 - 02/13/16

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
kudepner@nmsu.edu

We are happy to announce the 37th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
kathryn.huie@lmc.gatech.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton

The Digital and the Local

full name / name of organization: 
LINQ Literature in North Queensland, Vol 42
contact email: 
victoria.kuttainen@jcu.edu.au

Extended Deadline: 1 October 2015

8th International Conference 'Word, Utterance, Text: Cognitive, Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects' (registration till 1 Sept 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Chelyabinsk State University
contact email: 
slovo_csu@mail.ru

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite the academic community to attend the 8th International Conference "Word, Utterance, Text: Cognitive, Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects", which will be held on April 20-22, 2016 at Chelyabinsk State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia).

[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

CFP: “The Critical ‘I’” NEMLA (3/17-20/2016) (Abstract deadline 9/30/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
David Bahr/ NeMLA
contact email: 
dbahr@bmcc.cuny.edu

CFP: “The Critical ‘I’”
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015

UPDATE - Revista Atenea Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (30 August 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Revista Atenea - Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
contact email: 
nandita.batra@upr.edu

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays and books reviews.
URL: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/atenea/
ISSN 0885-6079

[UPDATE] Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 18

"Global Poe" Seminar for ACLA Conference at Harvard, Mar. 17-20, 2016 (submissions from Sept. 1-23, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Emron Esplin / Department of English, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
emron_esplin@byu.edu

The following CFP is for a seminar I have co-organized with Margarida Vale de Gato for the upcoming convention of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) held from March 17-20, 2016 at

Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

CFP: Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing

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