category: general announcements

UPDATE: Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siècle (MLA in Austin, TX, 2016; Deadline 3.15.15)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
eorlando@fairfield.edu

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to the fin de siècle.

7th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University of Louisiana
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 7th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 11-12, 2015 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

CFP: "H.D. and Feminist Poetics" Conference, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh University, Department of English
contact email: 
Jenny Hyest at jehc@lehigh.edu

CFP: "H.D. and Feminist Poetics"
September 17-19, 2015

The Revolutionary Lesbian 1970s, submissions due Feb. 18th

full name / name of organization: 
National Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
Session organizer, Paola Bacchetta at pbacchetta@berkeley.edu and the Lesbian Caucus chair, Jaime Cantrell at jaimec@olemiss.edu

The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association invites submissions for a sponsored session on “The Revolutionary Lesbians of the 1970s,” to be held at the annual conference in Mi

Problematizing East Asia: Theory and Engagement (CFP closes 30 June 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Tamkang Review
contact email: 
peatn2015@gmail.com

Anglo-American neo-liberalism is a double-edged sword that at once consolidates and weakens the long-term Western dominance.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 1/7-1/10) Special Session "Cervantes on the Early Modern English Stage"

full name / name of organization: 
Josephine Hardman
contact email: 
jhardman@english.umass.edu

MLA special session invites papers exploring the influence of Cervantes on early modern English drama.

Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement NEH Summer Institute July 19-August 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Project on the History of Black Writing, University of Kansas
contact email: 
blackpoetry@ku.edu

Upcoming NEH Summer Institute "Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement" to be held July 19-August 1, 2015 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Application deadline is March 2, 2015.

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction (MLA, Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The Executive Committee on Language Change at the Modern Language Association (MLA) is accepting papers for a session to be held at the annual conference in January 2016 in Austin.

Rethinking the 'L' in MLA (Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The MLA Forum on Language Change invites proposals for a panel on “Rethinking the ‘L’ in MLA.” Papers might address questions like: What counts as a modern language?

[UPDATE} Final Reminder: 2015 First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/16

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

Announcing

The 2015 First Book Institute

June 7-13, 2015

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity

Co-Directors

New Journal: Call for Papers; Call for Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture
contact email: 
drushebe@miamioh.edu

Queer Studies in Media
& Popular Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

Deadline June 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
contact email: 
at532@tc.columbia.edu

Call For Papers
The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice
A partnership with The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University

“Art, Design, Science and Literature in Early Modernity (March 1st)"

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal
contact email: 
Please upload submissions to http://www.earlymodernstudiesjournal.org/submission-guidelines/

Call for Papers

Volume 7, “Art|Design|Science and Literature in Early Modernity” 2015

CFP SAMLA 85 (Durham 10/13-10/15, 2015) Special Session "Literary Monsters"

full name / name of organization: 
Tracie Provost/Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 
tracie.provost@mga.edu

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters,

The conceptualisation of number in the English lexicon

full name / name of organization: 
Lexis - e-journal in English lexicology
contact email: 
laure.gardelle@ens-lyon.fr

Issue 10 will be devoted to ‘the conceptualisation of number in the English lexicon’, in 2016. Main editor: Laure Gardelle (ENS de Lyon). Deadline for abstract submission: June 2015.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Deadline now February 10, 2015

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

CFP for SSAWW 2015: Perspectives on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (2/11/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
denise_macneil@redlands.edu

Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention.

Abstract/shuns

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker
contact email: 
jadair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield: Perspectives, Intertextuality, Pedagogy (ALA, May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
Denise_MacNeil@redlands.edu

For presentation at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21 - 24, 2015 (Boston, MA): Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or,The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness to this novel, this panel asks us to take stock of the position of this novel

UPDATE: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickety & Miranda Green-Barteet
contact email: 
RaceinYAlit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction
Proposed Anthology

Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] / University of Liverpool
contact email: 
CRSF.team@gmail.com

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2015
Monday 8th June 2015
University of Liverpool

With Keynote Lectures from:
Dr. Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University)

[UPDATE] ASLE UK AND IRELAND 'Green Knowledge' 2nd-4th September 2015, DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1st March

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK and Ireland
contact email: 
asleuki-2015@admin.cam.ac.uk

Green Knowledge: Biennial Conference of ASLE UK-I, 2nd-4th September 2015, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University
contact email: 
adam.stock@ncl.ac.uk

What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future?

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)
contact email: 
caporale@ua,es

We apologize for cross posting

CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

Communist Nostalgia

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
Vassiliki.Kolocotroni@glasgow.ac.uk

18-19 September 2015

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ): Disability. CFP March 12, 2015; Conference 29 June

full name / name of organization: 
The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)
contact email: 
disability@popcaanz.com.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for the submission of abstracts for its 6th Annual Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 29 June-1 July 2015.

CFP for edited anthology / Requiem for a Nation: religion, politics and visual cultures in post-war Italy, 1945-1975

full name / name of organization: 
Roberto Cavallini
contact email: 
roberto.cavallini@yasar.edu.tr

Requiem for a Nation: religion, politics and visual cultures in post-war Italy (1945-1975)

The main objective of this edited collection is to examine the ways in which religion, culture and politics converge in configuring the contradictions of a post-war Italy’s cultural history.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
contact email: 
lies2015poetry@gmail.com, kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry “relegated” to universities?

Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Readings: the journal for scholars and readers
contact email: 
alexandra@readingsjournal.net

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children’s, “genre” or “literary” fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media

SCMLA - Gothic Fiction, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joel.terranova@gmail.com

The Gothic panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the study of Gothic fiction.

SCMLA - Restoration & 18th Century British Literature, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joel.terranova@gmail.com

The Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference.

Gus Van Sant - Special Issue on His Work

full name / name of organization: 
C47: A Film Journal -- Portland State University
contact email: 
clarkm@pdx.edu

Call for Papers on filmmaker Gus Van Sant

C47: A Film Journal

Deadline: Rolling, with first reviews 2/15/2015

Call for Editors: The Rising Dragon, a Journal of Pacific Rim Culture and Media Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Rising Dragon
contact email: 
RisingDragonJrn@gmail.com

Call for editors: The Rising Dragon, a Pacific Rim #Journal of #culture and #mediastudies.

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