category: general announcements

[UPDATE] Critical Insights: The American Short Story--critical reception chapter needed (abstracts due January 24, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)
contact email: 
mfcocchiarale@mail.widener.edu AND scott.emmert@uwc.edu

The editors, who produced the scholarly collections Upon Further Review: Sports and American Literature (Praeger, 2004) and Critical Insights: American Sports Fiction (Salem, 2013), have already accepted proposals for nearly all the chapters of The American Short Story volume (Grey House Publishing).

[Extended Deadline] The Spectacular!: Jan. 13, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
thespectacular.conference2014@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Wendy Hesford, Professor of English, Ohio State U

FACULTY SPEAKER: Theo Davis, Professor of English, Northeastern U

CFP: Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

full name / name of organization: 
The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation
contact email: 
Tfruhauf@gc.cuny.edu

The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center announces an international conference

(Abstract by Jan. 19) Calvino’s Contexts: The Influences On and The Influences Of Italo Calvino (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

MFS Special Issue - Neuroscience and Modern Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
Stephen.burn@glasgow.ac.uk

Guest Editor: Stephen J. Burn
Deadline for Submissions: 1 February 2014

10th LIES (13.04.2014): On imagination, borders and friendship with Hanif Kureishi

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English Literature, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
contact email: 
kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl; sliliana@wa.amu.edu.pl

The voice of an artist reaches and touches the world as well as the lives of his/ her readers. The words of writers can stir social unrest but they can also pacify the crowds.

[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

[Please note extension of deadline to January 15th.]

CFP, ABC Studies Journal, special issue, "Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora"

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Dias

[UPDATE] Call for Contributions to Fractured Ecologies EXTENDED to 15 January 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Chad Weidner and Franca Bellarsi
contact email: 
c.weidner@ucr.nl

Fractured Ecologies
Call for Contributions to an edited collection on environmental criticism and radical experimental writing

Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Dias

Raymond Carver’s Life, Legacy, and Works; ALA 5/22-5/25/14

full name / name of organization: 
The International Raymond Carver Society
contact email: 
ircs@internationalraymondcarversociety.org

The International Raymond Carver Society (IRCS) regularly hosts panels at the annual American Literature Association (ALA) conference in May.

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism

full name / name of organization: 
IGI Global
contact email: 
maurice.e.dawson@gmail.com

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism

View CFP at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1205

[UPDATE] "Intersections" Conference - Spring 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN
contact email: 
agse.csunorthridge@gmail.com

AGSE Spring 2014 Conference CFP
“Intersections”

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference April 18th, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Graduate Students Association of the Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
post.theory2014@gmail.com

University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)

Fashion in Fiction: Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives, June 12-14, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
City University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
english.event@cityu.edu.hk

Fashion in Fiction: Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives

June 12-14, 2014
Department of English, City University of Hong Kong,
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy

full name / name of organization: 
Case Western Reserve University, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and Crime Studies Network
contact email: 
evilincarnate@case.edu

11-13 July 2014
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
www.case.edu/artsci/engl/evilincarnate

Tolkien Studies Conference at University of Vermont April 11-13th 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Tolkien at UVM
contact email: 
ctvaccaro68@gmail.com

This year's theme:
Tom Bombadil and Other Middle-earth Mysteries

Far Eastern Worlds: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Isiah Lavender, III / Louisiana State University
contact email: 
isiahl@lsu.edu

Continuing where Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction left off (forthcoming from UP of Mississippi), Far Eastern Worlds: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction w

Writers required for The New Union

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

We are looking for contributors to write articles for our launch in March 2014. Please see the 'About' page on our website at thenewunion.wordpress.com to read our manifesto.

Fourth Annual HBCU-General Education Alliance Conference, May 28-29, 2014, at Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas

full name / name of organization: 
HBCU-General Education Alliance
contact email: 
hervin@hbcugea.com

Call for Papers
Fourth Annual HBCU-General Education Alliance Conference
May 28-29, 2014

QIIC_4CFP_2014. Quality Issues and Insights in the 21st Century

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

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Fourth CFP)

UPDATED DEADLINE & KEYNOTES: Jan. 15, John Douglas Taylor Conference 2014: Contemporary Orientations in African Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
contact email: 
africanculturalstudies@gmail.com

UPDATE:

Call for Creative Submissions for Inaugural Issue [The Waggle]

full name / name of organization: 
The Waggle magazine
contact email: 
thewaggleeditor@gmail.com

The Waggle (thewaggle.ca) is a new online magazine of engaged writing and the arts.

[UPDATE] Warren Ellis Book CFP Extension

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
ellis.2014book@gmail.com

Bad Signals: Collected Essays on the Work of Warren Ellis

Post-9/11 Literature and Media (abstracts due January 31, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

I seek proposed chapters for a collection of essays tackling emergent post-9/11 literature and media. An academic publisher has already expressed interest in this collection.

Topic for upcoming issue of Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination, to be published in 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination
contact email: 
f@luvah.org

Topic for upcoming issue of Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination, to be published in 2014: "The Use of Numbers and Numeric Patterns as a Key to Mapping the Soul an

Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Troy University
contact email: 
troyreadingmatters@troy.edu, pmenon@troy.edu

Edited Collection on Zombies and Medicine in Comics and Graphic Novels

full name / name of organization: 
Lorenzo Servitje and Sherryl Vint / University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
lserv001@ucr.edu, sherryl.vint@ucr.edu

Graphic Treatment: Zombies, Medicine, and Comics

Washington Irving and Politics (Jan. 10, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Washington Irving Society
contact email: 
Tracy_Hoffman@baylor.edu

Since Washington Irving (1783-1859) was named after George Washington, met the General, and also spent time in Washington on political business, the American Literature Association’s venue of DC see

PEC_19CFP_2014. Problems of Education in the 21st Century

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

Dear colleagues,
We send to you the information about the possibility to submit an article for an international scientific journal (Nineteenth Call for Papers)

March 28, 2014 - Impression and Object: a Conference on Critical Theory - Deadline February 1 2014

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
GCCompLitConf@gmail.com

Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker:
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)

The 16th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group: “Art in Interesting Times”

full name / name of organization: 
University of Florida Marxist Reading Group
contact email: 
pmcgowan@ufl.edu

The 16th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
“Art in Interesting Times”
Keynote Speakers: Nicholas Brown, Fredric Jameson, and Kim Stanley Robinson

Special Issue "Sport for Social Inclusion: Critical Analyses and Future Challenges" (Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Librello
contact email: 
antonio.vieira@librelloph.com

The journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title "Sport for Social Inclusion: Critical Analyses and Future Challenges".

Special Issue "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery" (Abstract Deadline: 1 March 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Librello
contact email: 
antonio.vieira@librelloph.com

The journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery".

Special Issue "Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion" (Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Librello
contact email: 
antonio.vieira@librelloph.com

The journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title "Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion", with Professor Peter Huxley and Dr.

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