category: general announcements

Friday 23rd May - Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference at University of Manchester, UK

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
americanstudiesconference2014@gmail.com

The Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference
Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson Building
The University of Manchester
Friday 23rd May

15 September 2014--Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc. We currently seek scholarly papers to include in the publication.

Pop Culture in Context

Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015) will also feature a section of papers devoted to popular culture and its contexts. Papers submitted to “Pop Culture in Context” should explore the ways in which popular culture circulates within texts, replicates itself through texts, or creates and shapes its own contexts through texts. A “text” may be visual or cultural; it need not be strictly literary. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• Is popular culture primarily subversive or conservative?
• In what ways do the concerns of popular novels, graphic novels, films, music, and television series intersect with those of more canonical literary works?
• How are issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality explored and represented in popular contexts?
• To what degree is an understanding of how popular culture functions becoming an intrinsic part of our studies of anthropology, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology, art, culture, etc.?

“The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future”: Selected Papers

Once again, our Fall/Winter issue will feature selected papers from Southern Connecticut State University’s Annual Graduate Conference. Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015) will highlight selected papers from the April 26, 2014, conference, “The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future.”

Book Reviews

We are seeking book reviews of scholarly texts that have been published within the past two years (2012 to present). Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and should conform to the MLA guidelines listed below.

Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline for our Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue will be September 15, 2014.

Please send submissions electronically to textincontext.southernct@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments, indicating in the body of the email to which section you are submitting your paper. Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, set in 12pt, Palatino font, double-spaced, with 1” margins, and adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author’s original thought and therefore must include a complete works cited page also in MLA format. Please also include a short abstract and third-person author bio, no more than 150 words each.

If figures, illustrations, and/or video clips accompany the submission, please present them in separate files. The author has sole responsibility for any copyright permissions and fees.

Requirements

Authors must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights.

Editorial Board

Chelsea Dodds
Jennifer Garcia
Nicole Lowman
Andrew Phelps
Katie Sutton

Edith Wharton Essay Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

nstituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar.

CFP Special Issue: Literatures of the Post-Socialist European Diaspora in the United States (July 31, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Ioana Luca
contact email: 
Claudia.Sadowski-Smith@asu.edu, ioana.luca@ntnu.edu.tw

Special Issue: Literatures of the Post-Socialist European Diaspora in the United States (July 31, 2014)

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Ward, Brown University
contact email: 
Robert_P_Ward@brown.edu

We currently have the following books for review for the 2015 edition of the annual.

Harriet Smith (ed.), Autobiography of Mark Twain, vol. 1

[UPDATE] (Post)Graduate Travel Grants available for DNS Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au

The 15th David Nichol Smith Seminar organizing committee is pleased to announce that they will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to expand postgraduate participation in the 2014 ‘Id

Modernist Waste Streams (MSA 16 Pittsburg Nov. 6-9)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander McKee / University of Delaware
contact email: 
abmckee@udel.edu

The U.S.

[update] Submission deadline extended to May 15; Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

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

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:

[UPDATE} The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
vanessa.smith@sydney.edu.au

EXTENDED and FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Living Legacies: Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Dubek
contact email: 
laura.dubek@mtsu.edu

Fifty years after the March on Washington, student

Announcing Reconstruction 14.1 The Undead Arcade

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 14.1 The Undead Arcade
Featuring original artwork by Amanda Lee Stillwell

FANS Conference [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
contact email: 
FANSConference@gmail.com

Updated hotel information:

Making and Being Made: Visual Representations and/of Citizenship (CAA, NYC, 11-14 Feb 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Corey Dzenko and Theresa Avila/panel co-chairs for 2015 College Art Association conference
contact email: 
cjdzenko@gmail.com and sahibah@hotmail.com

Traditionally defined by an individual’s membership and level of participation within a community, scholars such as Eric Hobsbawm describe how “citizenship” results in access to benefits or righ

The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Tiziana Morosetti/University of Oxford
contact email: 
rebedconference@gmail.com

THE ‘EXOTIC’ BODY IN 19TH-CENTURY BRITISH DRAMA

University of Oxford
Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships scheme, European Commission

25-26 September 2014

36th ANNUAL HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE 6-8 November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities and Technology Association
contact email: 
darnold@stu.edu

Call for Papers (Deadline: August 1, 2014)
36th ANNUAL HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES
ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY, MIAMI GARDENS, FL
TECHONOLGY AND POLITICS
06 - 08 NOVEMBER 2014

Everywhere is a Classroom -- Oct. 23-25, 2014 (Proposals due June 16, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
TYCA-SW / Two Year College English Association -- Southwest
contact email: 
gperkins@collin.edu

Everywhere is a Classroom
Two-Year College English Association-Southwest
TYCA-SW ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Embassy Suites, Frisco, TX
October 23-25, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Reanimate Earth: Liminality and Communitas in Literature of the Americas

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic MLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (Nov 7-9, 2014)
contact email: 
rozellehl@montevallo.edu

Seeking out new growth in devastated spaces and optimism in the face of environmental despair, this panel will take on the task of enchanting readers with physical spaces in the U.S., Canada, and Lati

'Conversations with Tradition' conference

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

Conversations with Tradition

NeoAmericanist CFP Issue 7.2

full name / name of organization: 
NeoAmericanist
contact email: 
r.j.mousseau@gmail.com

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students.

UPDATE CFP Extended Deadline: 14 April, New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
sccsnewracisms@sussex.ac.uk

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies in partnership with DEMOS presents a day conference:
New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today
FRIDAY 9 MAY 2014
Speakers:

UPDATE: The Future for Honors - 5/1/2014 (9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The Honors College, Oakland University, MI
contact email: 
gharper@oakland.edu

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Call for Papers

The Future for Honors
26 – 27 September 2014

to be held at:

The Honors College
Oakland University
Rochester MI 48309

Arab-American Culture in the United States

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
sholden@purdue.edu

The 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference is organizing a panel on Arab-American Culture. This conference will take place at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN on 3-5 October 2014.

American Representations of the Middle East and North Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
sholden@purdue.edu

The 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference is currently organizing a panel on American Representations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Call for Creative Submissions: The Waggle Summer/Fall 2014

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

Call for Submissions, Summer/Fall 2014

Ongoing CFP - Criticisms, Commentary and Analysis about Needed Changes in the Practice, Teaching, & Conceptualization of ADR/CR

full name / name of organization: 
Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Association for Conflict Resolution
contact email: 
sraines@kennesaw.edu

Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective profession

Call for papers: Current Thinking on the Western workshop, 18 June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Lee Broughton / University of Leeds
contact email: 
L.Broughton@leeds.ac.uk

The ‘Current Thinking on the Western’ workshop will take place on 18 June 2014 at the University of Leeds, UK.
 
Keynote speaker: Professor Edward Buscombe.

JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU BICENTENARY CONFERENCE - 15 June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
School of English, Trinity College Dublin
contact email: 
Valeria Cavalli - cavalliv@tcd.ie

JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU BICENTENARY CONFERENCE
Trinity College Dublin - 15-16 October 2014

‘He stands in the absolutely first rank as a writer of ghost stories.’
– M.R. James

Ozarks Studies Symposium September 19-20, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Phillip Howerton / Missouri State University-West Plains
contact email: 
philliphowerton@missouristate.edu

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its eighth annual symposium.

ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Dixon, Ph.D. and Klare Scarborough, Ph.D., La Salle University
contact email: 
dixons@lasalle.edu; scarborough@lasalle.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS—ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

CCHA: Southern Sensations and Sensibilities Oct. 30 - Nov.1 Tampa FL

full name / name of organization: 
The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division
contact email: 
cchatampa@hccfl.edu

The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division, invites proposals from faculty, graduate students and administrators on “Southern Sensations and Sensibilities.” The theme highligh

UPDATE: Urban Studies CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA (Oct. 3-5, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

UPDATE: Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st Century Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA

Department of Pan-African Studies to Hold Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University
contact email: 
bmbaye@kent.edu

Department of Pan-African Studies to Hold Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

What Comes After Occupy? The Regional Politics of Resistance (ASAP)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd A. Comer, Defiance College
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Our collection, What Comes After Occupy? The Regional Politics of Resistance, is now under contract, and we are interested in possibly adding one or two additional essays.

Call for paper - Familiarizing the "jeune filles"- before May 15

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2014
contact email: 
vpd04747@pomona.edu

Familiarizing the "jeune filles"
Presiding Officer:
Virginie Pouzet-Duzer, Pomona College

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