category: general announcements

Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu ; pschweit@su.edu

In the past two decades, universities, organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees

Marquez and Literatures from India- 12 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amith Kumar P V, Dept. of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFL-University, Hyderabad, India
contact email: 
compliteflu@gmail.com

As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writi

Humanism and Its Prefixes

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

Shakespeare in the North

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University, UK
contact email: 
adam.hansen@northumbria.ac.uk

Shakespeare in the North

2 June 2016

Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk, f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk and g.wisker@brighton.ac.uk

Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage.

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
realismbitesgermangrads@gmail.com

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites

Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West) - Proposals due JULY 1

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 16-18, 2015

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now- Edited Collection- Abstract Deadline 7/26/15

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Ortolano/ Florida SouthWestern State College
contact email: 
SOrtolano@fsw.edu

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now

Proposed Edited Collection
Abstract Deadline July 26, 2015

21st Century Englishes Conference at BGSU UPDATED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

full name / name of organization: 
BCPCS Conference
contact email: 
bcpcs2016@bcpcsconference.com

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

#hashtag: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference. Friday 15th January - Sunday17th January 2016: London: UK

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

#hashtag: A Global Conference
Call for Participation 2016

Friday 15th January – Sunday 17th January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Beyond the postmodern and the postcolonial.

full name / name of organization: 
Open Windows: A feminist research Center.
contact email: 
openwindows101@gmail.com.

BEYOND THE POSTMODERN AND THE POSTCOLONIAL.

Fictions of Circulation & the Circulation of Fictions in Latin America - NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Lorena Cuya Gavilano / Lycoming College
contact email: 
lorenacuya@gmail.com

People, narratives, and genres move across geographic, linguistic, temporal, and cultural boundaries. Their multiple modes of circulation generate conceptual and rhetorical strategies to preserve, adapt, transform, and/or conceal identity vis-à-vis issues of spatial and temporal mobility. In the last hundred years, the circulation of people, texts, and other cultural productions among Latin American countries has proved to be increasingly rich and complex in positive and negative ways. This roundtable* focuses on works that deal with the circulation of people and narratives across Latin American borders. It focuses on texts that are, in essence, privileged manifestations of transnational, post-national, and/or World Literature phenomena and explores: How do they fictionalize the concept of circulation or mobility, and what are the fictions of circulation?

Fugitive Environmentalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities.

“The French Play in London”: Adaptations from the French in Victorian England

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / University of Valencia, Spain
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

This essay collection aims at exploring the presence of French plays in Victorian England and their influence and impact upon native dramatists, critics and audiences.

Fiction in the Age of Risk

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Practice
contact email: 
golnar.nabizadeh@uwa.edu.au; tony.hda@uwa.edu.au

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

full name / name of organization: 
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

"The Age of the Geek:" Book collection. Abstract deadline 7/20/15

full name / name of organization: 
"The Age of the Geek:" Book Collection
contact email: 
KELane@nwosu.edu

CFP: “The Age of the Geek:” Book collection

Submission Deadline: Abstracts are due July 20, 2015

“The Age of the Geek:” Book Collection

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
ehughes@una.edu

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

International Journal of Literary Linguistics

full name / name of organization: 
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
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 publi

My Material; Contributions to the book "Materialeffekte – Material Effects" (open until Oct 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
International Marianne Brandt Contest
contact email: 
lp@mbw.de


[UPDATE] Unity and Division in the History of Art - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

full name / name of organization: 
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
clevelandsymposium@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle November 13–15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 87 Durham, North Carolina
contact email: 
eshabliy@tulane.edu

Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle.

[Update] Special Issue on W.B. Yeats, Celebrating 150th Year of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature
contact email: 
editor@bcdedu.net

The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature
ISSN 2395-1583 [Print], ISSN 2395-1591 [Online]

Crime Fiction and the Creative/Critical Nexus (for publication in October 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
TEXT: JOURNAL OF WRITING AND WRITING COURSES (An international electronic refereed journal published twice yearly - ERA rank A)
contact email: 
rachel.franks@newcastle.edu.au

The aim of this special issue is to examine the interaction of the creative and critical in the genres of crime fiction, true crime and academic crime fiction studies.

Indian Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Aju Aravind & M. Abou Raihan Rinku/ Indian School of Mines
contact email: 
aaravind13@gmail.com

Call for paper

Topic:
Indian Popular Culture

Concept note:

Registration Now Open: 20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Malton/Dickens Society
contact email: 
sara.malton@smu.ca

20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium Registration Now Open:

[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; deadline extended to July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that refl

Open, non-thematic issue of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; submission deadline June 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar, Croatia)
contact email: 
sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words

Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 8th issue, deadline for submissions: 30 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that manuscripts for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture should be sent by June 30, 2015 to reci@alfa.edu.rs.

Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability conference (submission 10/1/15; conference 4/9/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University Department of Fine Arts and Department of English
contact email: 
rweber@misericordia.edu and acaleb@misericordia.edu

April 9, 2016 – Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Specialists: Passions and Careers (October 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
submissions@universitaspress.com

CFP: Specialists: Passions and Careers (collection Professional Development for Academics)

[EXTENDED] CFP: Gothic Tourism Book

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien
contact email: 
lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz and d.brien@cqu.edu.au

In recent years, it has become clear that ‘Gothic’ as a critical term has the potential to bring together varied perspectives, from numerous areas of enquiry.

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