category: general announcements

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
peter.c.kunze@gmail.com

“Laughter in the Digital Age”
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014.

Ethical Pedagogy for the Impoverished: Schools Without Walls.

full name / name of organization: 
Open Windows: A feminist resoruce center.
contact email: 
openwindows101@gmail.com

Open Windows, a feminist resource centre, (www.aresourcecenter.wordpress.com) is looking for essays which will look at the notion of ethical pedagogy.

2nd International Thornton Wilder Conference June 11-13, 2015 in Newport, RI; CFP deadline November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Thornton Wilder Society, Salve Regina University
contact email: 
jbryer@umd.edu

We are interested in proposals on all aspects of Wilder’s work––and on its relation to the work of other writers and to the several eras of his productive life, from the 1920s through the 1970s

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

CFP: Myth and Fairy Tales Area, SWPCA Conference, Feb 11-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
weeksj@iupui.edu

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2014

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 11-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

SPECIAL ISSUE: "Art and the Commons: Tract, Circuit, Sphere"

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal: The Scholarly Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu



This special issue of the new ASAP/Journal investigates how the notion of a “commons” has formed or is forming theories and production of post-1960s literary, performing, visual, and media art. Critical theory has addressed the notion of a commons through concepts such as “the multitude,” the “affectsphere,” “the ecosphere,” and “open source”--all having implications for how a commons may potentially be constructed or annihilated in various arenas of contemporary social life. Yet what other forms of theoretical and/or enacted contact with the commons do the literary, visual, and performing arts present? For example, in the visual arts, “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” controversially align themselves with commons construction, while electronic literature often cites digital commons' relationality, queer aesthetics offers new conceptual commons, and hip hop remix challenges anti-commons aesthetics; likewise, various Occupy movements as well as international liberation movements find art performance central to enunciating commons politics. New definitions of contemporary art periodization—such as planetarity, cosmodernism, altermodernism, geoculture, info-aesthetics—often quote commons' logics. The question is, then, this: How do the post-1960s arts portray, or construct, or deconstruct, our notions about the commons and extend the commons beyond its earlier social territories and meanings?

This "Art and the Commons" issue, edited by Amy J. Elias, explores how the contemporary arts relate to, develop, contest, or modify conversations about "the commons." The issue title plays on various forms (prose tracts, sound tracks, media circuitry, sculpted spheres) and locations (plotted space, rhizomatic space, psychic space, planetary space) associated with art’s interplay with the commons.

The Speculative Community: Or, Community and Contingency (University of Bern, October 18-19, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department and Center for Cultural Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland
contact email: 
viola.marchi@ens.unibe.ch / ryan.kopaitich@ens.unibe.ch

The conference aims at investigating the theoretical and practical dimensions of community, in connection with contingency and in light of Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology.

Heteroglossia in early imperial print in colonial Calcutta (1780-1820).

full name / name of organization: 
Facsimile: A center for early print (1780-1820)
contact email: 
earlycolonialprint@gmail.com

Facsimile: A center for early print: 1780-1820 (www.colonialprint.wordpress.com) is looking for essays on the early realm of heteroglossic print in colonial Calcutta (1780-1820).

CFP: Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai: 20th and 21st Century Representations (abstracts due 9/30/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Bernstein
contact email: 
lbernstein3@gmail.com

Editors are seeking submissions for a proposed book-length collection of essays on representations of Shanghai in film and literature of the last hundred years.

CFP Museum Visitor Photography - Deadline: September 15th 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Museum Visitor Photography/ MuseumsEtc
contact email: 
theopisti.stylianou@cut.ac.cy

CALL FOR PAPERS

MUSEUMS AND VISITOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
(Cyprus University of Technology and 2014 Smithsonian Institution Fellow 

in Museum Studies)

Alice Munro and visibility of Canadian Literature in Europe (abstract before September 30, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Revue Etudes Canadiennes / Canadian Studies
contact email: 
francoise.le-jeune@univ-nantes.fr

The Revue Etudes Canadiennes/ Canadian Studies, (n°77 February 2015), seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro’s short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).

Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power. November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Feuerstein and Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo
contact email: 
childhoodandpethood@gmail.com

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

Critical University Studies - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the s

CALL FOR PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
World Journals of Academic Advances
contact email: 
contact@wjoaa.org

[UPDATE] FINAL REMINDER - Transitions 5 CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
a.venezia@english.bbk.ac.uk

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London
Call for Papers

Dracula in Popular Culture Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa
contact email: 
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

I'm trying to organize a panel on Dracula in popular culture for the 2014 New England Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Movement Control and the Modern Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Jesper Gulddal, University of Newcastle, Australia; Charlton Payne, Universität Erfurt
contact email: 
jesper.gulddal@newcastle.edu.au

[For a seminar on "Mobilty and Movement Control" at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 26-29 2015, Seattle, we invite 300-word presentation abstracts by August 22 20

CfP: The International Conference on Social Media for Good May 16, 2015 ( The Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Kimse Yok Mu Solidarity and Aid Assosication
contact email: 
academic@kimseyokmu.org.tr

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Quality Issues and Insights in the 21st Century. Information_Fifth_CFP_QIIC_2014

full name / name of organization: 
Scientia Socialis
contact email: 
scientiaquality@gmail.com

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Fifth Call for Papers)

THINKING ITS PRESENCE: THE RACIAL IMAGINARY: A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY STUDY

full name / name of organization: 
Prageeta Sharma & Joanna Klink, The University of Montana
contact email: 
2014thinkingitspresence@gmail.com

THE RACIAL IMAGINARY
A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY
STUDY
DATES: March 12-14, 2015
LOCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue - Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
amderosa@csupomona.edu OR stacey.peebles@centre.edu

Guest Editors: Aaron DeRosa and Stacey Peebles
Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016

For the Love of Language: Philology, Form, and Craft in the Language Arts | 41st Annual APA Conference | Oct 23-25, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Arkansas Philological Association
contact email: 
jsecke@ualr.edu

The Arkansas Philological Association invites papers for its forty-first annual conference—“For the Love of Language.” Papers exploring the role and relevance of philology, form, and craft in th

The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
acas@iafor.org

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fifth Asian Conference on Asian Studies, to be held from May 28 - May 31, 2015, at the Rihga Royal

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
accs@iafor.org

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fifth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, to be held from May 28 - May 31, 2015, at the Rihga Ro

Tarot and Other Methods of Divination at PCA/ACA conference, New Orleans (Apr. 1-4, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
contact email: 
augeremily@gmail.com

I am looking for papers for the Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in New Orleans April 1-4, 2015.

Wreck Park Journal is now accepting submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park
contact email: 
wreckpark@gmail.com

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Kennesaw State University's Third Annual World Literature and Film Conference- [UPDATE] September 25-26, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Kennesaw State University
contact email: 
kelayan@kennesaw.edu

The figure of the hero underwent a renascence in meaning, visibility, and cultural cachet in the twenty-first century, with the success of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and World War Z franchis

CFP: SWPACA Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/1/14; 2/11-14/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
gypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

SWPACA Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015

[Extended Deadline]: The Contemporary Novel and the Poetics of Genre

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Lanzendörfer, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
contact email: 
lanzendo@uni-mainz.de

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15th.

Reappropriating Agatha Christie - Special Issue of CLUES - Proposals due 7/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jesper Gulddal and Alistair Rolls, University of Newcastle, Australia
contact email: 
jesper.gulddal@newcastle.edu.au

REAPPROPRIATING AGATHA CHRISTIE
Theme Issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection
Guest Editors: Jesper Gulddal and Alistair Rolls

Submission Deadline: July 1 2015

[UPDATE] The Story of Memory Conference DEADLINE 8 August

full name / name of organization: 
The Memory Network / University of Roehampton
contact email: 
memorynetwork@roehampton.ac.uk

PLEASE NOTE NEW CFP DEADLINE

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity.

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