category: general announcements

Abstract/shuns

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker
contact email: 
jadair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield: Perspectives, Intertextuality, Pedagogy (ALA, May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
Denise_MacNeil@redlands.edu

For presentation at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21 - 24, 2015 (Boston, MA): Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or,The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness to this novel, this panel asks us to take stock of the position of this novel

UPDATE: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickety & Miranda Green-Barteet
contact email: 
RaceinYAlit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction
Proposed Anthology

Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] / University of Liverpool
contact email: 
CRSF.team@gmail.com

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2015
Monday 8th June 2015
University of Liverpool

With Keynote Lectures from:
Dr. Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University)

[UPDATE] ASLE UK AND IRELAND 'Green Knowledge' 2nd-4th September 2015, DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1st March

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK and Ireland
contact email: 
asleuki-2015@admin.cam.ac.uk

Green Knowledge: Biennial Conference of ASLE UK-I, 2nd-4th September 2015, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University
contact email: 
adam.stock@ncl.ac.uk

What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future?

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)
contact email: 
caporale@ua,es

We apologize for cross posting

CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

Communist Nostalgia

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
Vassiliki.Kolocotroni@glasgow.ac.uk

18-19 September 2015

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ): Disability. CFP March 12, 2015; Conference 29 June

full name / name of organization: 
The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)
contact email: 
disability@popcaanz.com.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for the submission of abstracts for its 6th Annual Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 29 June-1 July 2015.

CFP for edited anthology / Requiem for a Nation: religion, politics and visual cultures in post-war Italy, 1945-1975

full name / name of organization: 
Roberto Cavallini
contact email: 
roberto.cavallini@yasar.edu.tr

Requiem for a Nation: religion, politics and visual cultures in post-war Italy (1945-1975)

The main objective of this edited collection is to examine the ways in which religion, culture and politics converge in configuring the contradictions of a post-war Italy’s cultural history.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
contact email: 
lies2015poetry@gmail.com, kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry “relegated” to universities?

Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Readings: the journal for scholars and readers
contact email: 
alexandra@readingsjournal.net

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children’s, “genre” or “literary” fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media

SCMLA - Gothic Fiction, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joel.terranova@gmail.com

The Gothic panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the study of Gothic fiction.

SCMLA - Restoration & 18th Century British Literature, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joel.terranova@gmail.com

The Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference.

Gus Van Sant - Special Issue on His Work

full name / name of organization: 
C47: A Film Journal -- Portland State University
contact email: 
clarkm@pdx.edu

Call for Papers on filmmaker Gus Van Sant

C47: A Film Journal

Deadline: Rolling, with first reviews 2/15/2015

Call for Editors: The Rising Dragon, a Journal of Pacific Rim Culture and Media Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Rising Dragon
contact email: 
RisingDragonJrn@gmail.com

Call for editors: The Rising Dragon, a Pacific Rim #Journal of #culture and #mediastudies.

Identity, Intimacy

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

MMLA -- Arts and Sciences (2/15, 4/5, 4/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.

[UPDATE] Teaching Matters Conference: March 27-28th, 2015; Submission Deadline Extended to March 2nd

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon State College
contact email: 
TeachingMatters@gordonstate.edu

Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia).

Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers in Nineteenth-Century Europe

full name / name of organization: 
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini
contact email: 
romeconference@luigiboccherini.org

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/jewishness.html

Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers
in Nineteenth-Century Europe

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)

Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

-Wallace Stevens

[UPDATE] FINAL DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1--CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
accessMarch2015@gmail.com

CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA)

Deadline Extended for Abstracts. FINAL DEADLINE: February 1 by midnight

UPDATE Flannery O'Conner at 90: May 15 and 16, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Division of English, Spartanburg Methodist College
contact email: 
sedberryj@smcsc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: FLANNERY O’CONNOR AT 90

Abstract Deadline Extended to March 6 (from February 6)

Defining Identity and the Changing Scope of Culture in the Digital Age, Proposals due March 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Alison Novak, Temple University & Imaani El-Burki, Lehigh University
contact email: 
IdentityandCulture@gmail.com

Call for Chapters: Defining Identity and the Changing Scope of Culture in the Digital Age

[UPDATE] Final Call for Papers for Revising the Rising Conference

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

The History and Culture Department of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies invites paper proposals for its upcoming Irish history conference entitled “Revising the Rising,” to be hosted by Dre

War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast
contact email: 
wandpconference@qub.ac.uk

CFP ‘War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture’

General Call: Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College
contact email: 
michael.chaney@dartmouth.edu

General Call for Papers
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference May 8-10

What is the future of illustration studies?

George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks, 24th-25th July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Bishop Grosseteste University
contact email: 
meredithconference@bishopg.ac.uk

George Meredith and His Circle:
Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

Bishop Grosseteste University
24th & 25th July 2015

[UPDATE] UF Conference: "Comics Read but Seldom Seen" (April 10-12, 2015) NEW PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Jan 27

full name / name of organization: 
Najwa Al-Tabaa / University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
contact email: 
naltabaa@ufl.edu

Guest speakers: Sheena C. Howard and José Alaniz

The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.

full name / name of organization: 
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Open Windows: A feminist research center.
contact email: 
tbharadwaj@yahoo.com

The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.

Thinking Serially: Repetition, Continuation, and Adaptation - An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
thinkingserially@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30th

[UPDATE] Trans Writ Large: Writing Difference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
transwritlarge2015@gmail.com

Extended deadline:
Submissions accepted through Friday, February 6. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, February 13. Interested applicants should submit a 250-350 word proposal.

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
contact email: 
aelurus@weber.edu

www.aeluruslitjournal.com
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Collection: Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century

full name / name of organization: 
Alison Bertolini
contact email: 
alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu

Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies - October 22-23, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS
contact email: 
alice.bendinelli@sckans.edu; jacob.goodson@sckans.edu

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

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