category: general announcements

Society for American Travel Writing at ALA 2015 (May 21-24 in Boston, MA) 15 December 2014 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing
contact email: 
mscript@udel.edu

The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, 21-24 May 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
contact email: 
jgaeta@css.edu

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the “adult” world to which they do not, presumably, belong. However, what happens when we acknowledge children in contexts contrary to such an absolute narrative? For instance, consider the complexities surrounding cultural identification in French overseas departments – where colonial policies of assimilation led inhabitants to vote in favor of remaining “French” in the mid 20th century – and how continued political and economic ties have problematized these departments' ability to carve out independent identities. An analysis of this phenomenon might be expected to include the role of children, as these individuals will internalize and carry with them into adulthood the cultural attitudes and social norms to which they are exposed during their formative years, thus providing a potential means of social change (or perpetuation) through the process of socialization. The child, or more specifically the education, media, and relationships the child experiences, cannot be entirely separated from the larger issue – a collective sense of cultural identity. Yet the view of children as innocent or irrelevant continues to pervade the larger body of scholarship addressing “adult” issues around the world. This forum seeks to problematize that view by inviting submissions providing a critical examination of the relevancy of children and/or childhood from a variety of perspectives. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children as subjects and audience in cultural production, representations in the media, postcolonial educational systems, childhood and culture. Please study the submission guidelines before submitting, see http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=4&art=15 Submissions should be sent to the forum’s Coordinating Editor Dr. Gaeta, jgaeta@css.edu , and the Chief Editor, Dr. Liang, hliang@css.edu

[UPDATE] Capitalist Realist Fiction - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

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

In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writin

Critical University Studies in the Age of the Adjunct - 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: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre
contact email: 
L. Kinyon, Ph.D.; Ed. coreopsisjournalofmyththeatre@gmail.com

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Spaces
contact email: 
feministspacesjournal@gmail.com

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

Object Emotions, Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Conference (February 20-21, 2015, Yale University)

full name / name of organization: 
Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Ksenia Sidorenko (Yale U); Emma Natalya Stein (Yale U)
contact email: 
padmamaitland@berkeley.edu

Call for Papers

Object Emotions, Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Conference
(February 20-21, 2015, New Haven, CT)

Keynote speaker: Spyros Papapetros (Princeton U)

Awe, Wonder & Passion: Music & the Creation of Meaning, 2nd International Symp. (Mexico City: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th, Nov. 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
acc@alternative-academia.net

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning

Representations – Struggles for Reality, 2nd International Symposium (Mexico City: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of November, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
acc@alternative-academia.net

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Representations – Struggles for Reality

Otherness, Agency and Belonging, 5th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
acc@alternative-academia.net

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

5th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Identity and Multicultural Politics, 7th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
acc@alternative-academia.net

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

7th International Symposium: Identity and Multicultural Politics

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP Authorship and Translation (edited book)

full name / name of organization: 
Macquarie University
contact email: 
siobhan.lyons@mq.edu.au, joel.gilberthorpe@mq.edu.au

A reminder that the due date for abstracts for the edited collection on 'Authorship and Translation' is October 31, 2014.

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

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
contact email: 
tanyacarinae@hotmail.com

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

"Come Away, O Human Child": Children in Secondary Worlds

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
contact email: 
tanyacarinae@hotmail.com

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection tentatively titled "'Come Away, O Human Child'": Children in Secondary Worlds." The collection will focus on literature that features children moving

[UPDATE] 'The Victorians and Memory', 3-5 February 2015, Auckland, New Zealand. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS MON 6 OCT

full name / name of organization: 
Joanne Wilkes / Australasian Victorian Studies Association
contact email: 
AVSA2015@auckland.ac.nz

‘The Victorians and Memory’,
Australasian Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference, 3 – 5 February, 2015
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

"Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ucla.complit.conf@gmail.com

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

The Horizons of Community

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
communityhc15@gmail.com

The Graduate Students of The Humanities Center are proud to announce a Graduate Student Conference on February 27 and 28, 2015.

International Journal of Literary Linguistics

full name / name of organization: 
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany)
contact email: 
wood@uni-mainz.de

The International Journal of Literary Linguistics (IJLL) is an open-access, peer-review journal published by Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany) that is dedicated to the publication of ori

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA (6/1/15; NEPCA 10/30/31/15 New London, NH)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area, NEPCA
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

[UPDATE] Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, April 1-4, 2015. NEW ORLEANS.

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference
contact email: 
lpodniek@ryerson.ca

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

Autobiography in Context, International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 21 and 22 November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia
contact email: 
Irena Grubica: irena.grubica@gmail.com

Autobiography in Context

An International Interdisciplinary Conference

21st & 22nd November 2014
Rijeka, Croatia

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject after Sedgwick -- CFP for Panel (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jenny James/ Pacific Lutheran University
contact email: 
jamesja@plu.edu

Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject After Sedgwick

Accepting undergrad work related to the arts

full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers journal
contact email: 
qcwriters@gmail.com

Call for Undergraduate Work on the Arts

Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, March 4-5, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Paul W. Child, Sam Houston State University
contact email: 
eng_pwc@shsu.edu

The 7th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

Sam Houston State University
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Huntsville, Texas
March 4-5, 2015

Bildung and Late Modern Development (10/14) - ACLA 2015 Seattle, 26-29 March

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Townsend (U of Notre Dame / U of South Dakota); Meltem Gurle (Bogazici U)
contact email: 
Sarah.Townsend@usd.edu / MeltemGurle@gmail.com

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://acla.org/seminars

Lifewriting & Islam

full name / name of organization: 
Lifewriting Annual
contact email: 
Carol_DeBoer-Langworthy@Brown.edu

Special Section on Lifewriting & Islam

CFP: Seeking, Seizing, Sharing… - Knowledge and the Fantastic (Deadline Dec 31, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung / Association for Research in the Fantastic
contact email: 
gff@fantastikforschung.de

Sixth annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung e.V. [Association for Research in the Fantastic]

at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

24.-27. September 2015

CFP: “Trading Stories: European-Arab Literary Relations in the Eighteenth Century." ISECS 2015 (Rotterdam; July 26-31, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
hilger@illinois.edu

This panel seeks to explore the interactions between Europe and the Arab world in the long eighteenth century.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jerry J. Alexander, Ph.D. / College English Association
contact email: 
jjalexan@presby.edu

Call for Papers: Special Topics--Learning Outcomes and Assessment at CEA 2015

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS

46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Literatures of the Post-Socialist European Diaspora in the United States (ACLA, Seattle 3/26-29/2015; deadline 10/10/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA seminar 2015 Seattle
contact email: 
Claudia.Sadowski-Smith@asu.edu, ioana.luca@ntnu.edu.tw,

Literatures of the Post-Socialist European Diaspora in the United States (ACLA, Seattle 3/26-29/2015; deadline 10/10/2014)

“Has Theatre ever been Secular?” (10/17/14; ATHE, Montréal, Québec, 30 July- 2 August 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Stevenson
contact email: 
jillstevenson@gmail.com

“Has Theatre Ever Been Secular?”
Session for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s 2015 Conference
30 July-2 August, 2015; Montréal, Québec, Canada

ACLA 2015 - Compromised Radicals and Failed Revolutions: The Unfinished Politics of the '70s

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, American writers have begun to return to the political and aesthetic moment of the late 1960s and 1970s.

HERA conference April 8-11, 2015 San Francisco

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
mgreen@sfsu.edu

Beyond the Binary
(See HERA’s website for an expanded description.)
www.h-e-r-a.org/

ACLA 2015: "The Subject Beside Itself: Ecstasies of Juxtaposition" (March 26-29, SEATTLE)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
ndicecco@sfu.ca, lychee@yorku.ca

The Subject Beside Itself: Ecstasies of Juxtaposition

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