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[UPDATE]: UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
The University of North Alabama English Department

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

Literature and Science

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:51am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We welcome proposals for our upcoming Conference 6-8 October 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The proposal should focus on the artist's use of science in literature, whether physical, biological, or medical. For example, Dante utilized many aspects of medieval optical physics in the creation of his "Paradiso." William Carlos Williams, used his education as a physician to create his works of poetry. Science and Art possess a deep connection that extends through centuries. This is your opportunity to reveal this symbiotic relationship to others. Please submit your proposal to no later than 1 March 2016. We look forward to hearing from you.

Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:45am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Talks on any aspect of the session topic are welcome: models, tips, strategies for teaching literature (English, American, world, other). Come share what's working in your classroom. This is a fun panel with great energy and enthusiasm.

Please send a 250 word proposal and a brief bio by March 1 to Monica Hart at

For more information about the conference, check out the general CFP

Phalansteries, Groups, Circles and Guilds. Modernist Aesthetics and the Utopian Lure of Community. 1880-1940

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 8:56am
Laura Scuriatti / Bard College Berlin

We are seeking contributions for a special issue of the online peer-reviewed journal Other Modernities/Altre Modernità/Autres Modernités ISSN 2035-7680 (, published by the State University of Milan, Italy.
Editors: Caroline Patey and Laura Scuriatti

Deadline for papers: 28th February 2016

Authors guidelines:

[UPDATE] Gender, Translocality and the City Interdisciplinary Workshop

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 7:15am
Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary

The Gender, Translocality and the City Research Group at the University of Debrecen is pleased to announce its first annual workshop, which is going to explore the intersections of gender, location and emotion in post-1945 literary and visual texts. The primary aim of the workshop is to investigate the production of metropolitan spaces in a comparative theoretical framework, focusing on iconic cities such as London, New York, Budapest, Berlin, among other locations. The main theoretical questions we intend to address are the following: what is the role of literature in mapping the intersection of emotion and contemporary urban spatialities?

Feminist Spaces 2.2 Journal CFW

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 9:45pm
Feminist Spaces Journal

Call for Works (deadline for submission is April 29, 2016)

Feminist Spaces 2.2 (Spring/Summer 2016)

UPDATE: Power & Politics in Print

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 5:38pm
The Free Exchange Conference, University of Calgary

We are writing to let you know about an exciting partnership which has developed as we move forward with plans for our annual "Free Exchange Conference" this year. We are pleased to be now be joining with
"The Insurgent Architects," a research group founded at the University of Calgary, and dedicated to the intersections of creative writing and social justice research. This is a particularly complementary partnership because the stated agenda of their group segues with our chosen topic for this year, "Power and Politics in Print."

Museal Practices and Cultural Politics of Exhibiting Popular Music

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 6:04am
Lars Kaijser, Stockholm University, Sweden, and Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Passau University, Germany

No longer limited to records, stages, and videos, popular music has widened its sphere of influence by entering the realm of museums and tourism. For the past decades, popular music themed exhibitions have multiplied as well as diversified, and have in the process gained growing visibility and cultural momentum. Be it in the form of spatially fixed museum spaces that draw international audiences, or be it in the form of traveling exhibits that transport displays across the limits of cities and nations: Exhibitions revolving around popular music participate in and contribute to the global circulation of meanings, values, and emotions ascribed to and associated with diverse genres of and eras in popular music.

Extension: Stony Brook University 2016 graduate conference - Communication in the Humanities: abstracts due 1/16; conference 3/5

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 1:39am
Stony Brook English Graduate Conference

The deadline for submissions has been extended to January 16th. Please consider submitting individual abstracts or full paper proposals.

Speaking Text(s): Communication in the Humanities

We are pleased to invite proposals for the 28th annual graduate conference presented by Stony Brook University's Graduate English Society.

Queer Death, De(con)struction, and Contagion: Affective Rhythms in Interdisciplinary Studies

Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 7:08pm
University of California, Merced/Queer Theory Symposium Committee

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Queer Studies Symposium
University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Keynote: Eric A. Stanley, UC Riverside

Eric A. Stanley is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Along with Chris Vargas, Eric directed the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2015). A coeditor of the anthology Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2011) which won the Prevention for a Safe Society award and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Eric's other writing can be found in the journals Social Text, American Quarterly, Women and Performance, and TSQ.

What Next? The Episodic and The Serial--MLA in Philadelphia 2017--deadline 10 February

Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 6:13pm
Katherine Fusco/MLA Philadelphia

This proposed special session on the episodic and the serial invites participants to consider the limitations and opportunities offered by episodic and serial forms across a variety of media (film, comics, novels, the poetic sequence, the podcast, etc.). Papers may consider such issues as narrative, temporality, identity, media ecology, and/or technology and aesthetics. To explore our topic, we will use Pecha Kucha presentations, an appropriate format for our subject!

300-word abstract by 10 Feb 2016; Katherine Fusco (