category: general announcements

Images of Science in African Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Olabisi Gwamna / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
titilopes41@gmail.com

Images of the Sciences in African Literature

CFP: MLA 2015, deadline March 15, Division of American Literature to 1800

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Donegan/University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
kdonegan@berkeley.edu

Dear friends and colleagues,

Special Journal Section: The New Black and The New Negro: Generational Tensions between Blackness, Colorlessness, and Post-Black

full name / name of organization: 
Kinitra Brooks, guest editor / Transnational Literature
contact email: 
tnlthenewblack2015@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Feature: Volume 8, no. 1, November 2015
Guest Editor: Kinitra D. Brooks, University of Texas, San Antonio

MLA 2016 Special Session: The Counterpublics of Underground Comix

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu


When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as “formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment.” Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

Comparing Literary Historiography

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Special Session
contact email: 
tob@psu.edu or bhavyatiwari@utexas.edu

Snapshot culture. The persistence of the photographic experience in post-media aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
adriano.daloia@unicatt.it, francesco.parisi@unime.it

The contemporary mediascape is characterized by continuous and endless remediation flows that re-shape and hybridize the contents, the forms and the vehicles of visual-based media experience.

Kaleidoscope Journal: Call for Peer Reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
contact email: 
laura.mckenzie@durham.ac.uk

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University.

CFP - Portals: A Journal in Comparative Literature at SFSU - Theme: Displacement - Submissions Due: March 16th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Portals: A Journal in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
submissions@portalsjournal.com

Whether we speak of historical exodus or contemporary trends of gentrification and economic inequality, acts of displacement influence and shape our engagement with human rights and the world itself.

KEEP IT DIRTY

full name / name of organization: 
Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity. Published by punctum books.
contact email: 
samuelrayjacobson@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University
contact email: 
ravaseala@gmail.com or fflorescu@pace.edu

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, “Provincializing English,” that (in part) constitutes the foundation

CFP--Edited Collection on Mothers and Daughters

full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
contact email: 
MothersAndDaughters2015@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press

is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled

Mothers and Daughters

Editors: Dannabang Kuwabong,

Janet MacLennan, and Dorsía Smith Silva

“Threshold Concepts” in FYC at Community College

full name / name of organization: 
Howard Tinberg/MLA Committee on Community Colleges
contact email: 
howard.tinberg@bristolcc.edu

Seeking contributions that articulate essential concepts acquired in first-year composition and how those concepts are shaped by the community college context.

Collaborative/Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at Community Colleges

full name / name of organization: 
Annemarie Hamlin/MLA Committee on Community Colleges
contact email: 
ahamlin@cocc.edu

For MLA 2016 (Austin, Tx.) Seeking submissions on how collaborative/interdisciplinary learning and teaching at community colleges can be improved, including innovations in collaborative/interdisciplin

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
amajumder@uh.edu / sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on “Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature” – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.

I Am Graphic Novel! Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
gn4@inter-disciplinary.net

I Am Graphic Novel!
Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project

Wednesday 6th May – Friday 8th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
contact email: 
fansconference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

[UPDATE-Deadline extended to 2/20] Performance, Praxis, Activism, and The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Riverside, CA-May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Association--Performance Working Group
contact email: 
Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gc.cuny.edu) & Eero Laine (eero.email@gmail.com)

The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).

[UPDATE] 3rd Annual Conference on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking (New York, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
contact email: 
ccrwt@berkeleycollege.edu

Friday, October 23, 2015

New York, NY

Dialogue and Collaboration Between and Across the Disciplines

The Cultural Life of Suburbs: Global Perspectives (proposed collection of essays)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network (http://suburbs.exeter.ac.uk/)
contact email: 
j.r.gill@exeter.ac.uk or m.dines@kingston.ac.uk

This edited collection of original scholarly essays directs attention to the relationship between cultural practice and suburban life across diverse global, disciplinary, and historical contexts.

Reminder: Special issue of Deleuze Studies "Deleuze and Guattari in the Anthropocene." Abstracts due March 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Hannah Stark, University of Tasmania
contact email: 
hannah.stark@utas.edu.au

Twenty years after his death, Deleuze’s thought continues to be mobilised in relation to the most timely and critical problems society faces.

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
jpc0018@uah.edu

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Elwood Watson
contact email: 
watsone@etsu.edu

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

Call for Papers

Thematic Issue: Masculinity in the 21st Century

Guest Editor: Elwood D. Watson, East Tennessee State University

CFP: Narnia at 60; Modern Language Association, Austin TX, 7-10 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick
contact email: 
kdorwick@louisiana.edu

I am seeking speakers for a panel at the next meeting of the Modern Language Association in Austin TX, 7-10 January 2015.

CFP: Black Mountain College Studies special volume on Hilda Morley (online peer-reviewed journal; deadline 8/15/2015).

full name / name of organization: 
Black Mountain College Studies Journal (Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that explore Hilda Morley’s relationship to Black Mountain College. As much of Morley’s work was published late in life or posthumously, contributors need not limit themselves to the years she was at BMC and should feel free to draw upon her entire life and oeuvre. Hilda Morley lived and taught at Black Mountain College, befriended Robert Creeley and Denise Levertov, worked and socialized with Charles Olson, and published in the Black Mountain Review. She came to Black Mountain as a working poet and remained a prize-winning writer until her death in 1998. Yet, critics and historians rarely include Morley in their critical conversations; little Morley scholarship exists. Although all Hilda Morley-related submissions will be considered, the editors especially welcome scholarship that examines her life and works in light of Black Mountain College. Other possible topics include: Morley and H.D.; critical regionalism and/or transnational context; twentieth-century publishing culture and poetic community; the influence of Dewey’s aesthetics; intersectional feminist criticism; comparative analyses with contemporaneous writers, especially women poets. These topics are not intended to be proscriptive but suggestive of possibilities worthy of investigation. Deadline: Completed, polished papers should be submitted by 8/15/2015. Length limit: 10,000 words in MLA format. Citing: Use MLA parenthetical citations, avoid footnotes, and include a list of works cited. If absolutely necessary, include endnotes but remember that BMCS is an online, peer-reviewed journal; scrolling between endnotes and text makes for difficult web reading. Send Word files, other digital art forms, and any questions or concerns via as email to: Blake Hobby (blake.hobby@gmail.com) Executive Editor, Black Mountain College Studies (http://blackmountaincollegestudies.org/wp/) )
contact email: 
blake.hobby@gmail.com

Special Volume of Black Mountain College Studies Journal
Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jkuskey@ucsc.edu

Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction

University Film and Video Association - 2015 Conference Submissions - through March 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
University Film and Video Association
contact email: 
heather.addison@wmich.edu

The 2015 UFVA conference will be held August 4-8 at American University in Washington, DC. This year's conference theme is MEDIA WITH IMPACT.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing [Deadline 20th February 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com
contact email: 
diaries@coldnoon.com; dialogues@coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications:

EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

full name / name of organization: 
Terrae Incognitae 47.2 (2015), 48.1/2 (2016), and 49.1/2 (2017)
contact email: 
lbeck@mta.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

Terrae Incognitae 47.2 (2015), 48.1/2 (2016), and 49.1/2 (2017)

Scenographic Things / Scenography Objects

full name / name of organization: 
Siobhan O'Gorman
contact email: 
siobhanmogorman@gmail.com

This day-long performance research seminar brings together a range of scholars and arts practitioners from the intersecting fields of theatre, performance, design and visual arts.

First Issue of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Historians of American Art
contact email: 
journalpanorama@gmail.com

The Association of Historians of American Art is pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of Panorama, a peer-reviewed online journal of American art and visual culture from the colo

Constructing Coherence in the British Short Story Cycle (15-16 October 2015; abstract deadline: 15 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)
contact email: 
patrick.gill@uni-mainz.de and florian.klaeger@uni-wuerzburg.de

CONSTRUCTING COHERENCE IN THE BRITISH SHORT STORY CYCLE

15-16 October 2015

Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)

Patrick Alasdair Gill (Mainz) and Florian Kläger (Würzburg)

American Literature as a Public Space: the 5th Annual CALS Spring Symposium (3/30/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
sxgoudie@psu.edu

On March 30, 10 AM-4PM, the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Penn State will host “American Literature as a Public Space,” the 5th Annual CALS Spring Symposium, in Memorial Lounge at

Circuit, Current, Connection: A CALS Symposium (2/27/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
sxgoudie@psu.edu

On February 27, 10 AM-4 PM, the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Penn State will host the symposium “Circuit, Current, Connection” in Memorial Lounge at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Cen

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University
contact email: 
ravaseala@gmail.com or fflorescu@pace.edu

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, “Provincializing English,” that (in part) constitutes the foundation

The 6th Annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference - April 15 & 16, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The 6th Annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference
contact email: 
sferrier-watson@collin.edu

Call for Undergraduate Student Research Papers

For presentation at The 6th Annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference – April 15 & 16, 2015

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