category: general announcements

[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.

Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood - CFP for Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Lee Baxter and Martha Satz / Demeter Press
contact email: 
lee.baxter28@gmail.com and msatz@mail.smu.edu

We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood.

MLA Conference Special Session: "Missed Connections: Satire and Its Publics" (Jan. 7-10, 2016) CFP Due Mar. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Janessa Toro
contact email: 
jltz85@mail.missouri.edu

This panel welcomes papers concerning the intersections of satire, political art, and other forms of subversive humor with various audiences during any time period.

BARZAKH CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, Deadline: April 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Barzakh
contact email: 
barzakhmagazine@gmail.com

Barzakh Spring 2015 Issue: “Rage”
Deadline: April 15, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS (Nationalism and Identity)

full name / name of organization: 
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)
contact email: 
HLA_IFOA@humber.ca

Call For Proposals:

Conference: “Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens” An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015

Games and Literary Theory Conference (Nov 20-22, 2015, New Orleans, USA)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Welsh
contact email: 
twelsh@loyno.edu

International Conference Series in Games and Literary Theory
Third Annual Conference

Hosted by Loyola University New Orleans, Department of English & School of Mass Communication

Sacred Joureys 2: Pilgrimage to the heart of the sacred July 3-5, 2015 Mansfield College Oxford

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-disciplinary.net
contact email: 
imcintos@iupui.edu

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred

The Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond Project

Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015

Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Time, Freedom & Narrative | Postgraduate Conference | Manchester (July 3rd 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
timefreedomnarrative@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted by doctoral students at the Centre for New Writing and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

[UPDATE} DEADLINE EXTENDED Women and Ageing: New Critical and Cultural Perspectives

full name / name of organization: 
University of Limerick 20-22 May 2015
contact email: 
ageing.women@gmail.com

Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives
University of Limerick, Ireland
20th-22nd May 2015

Chaplains in Higher Education Global Conference| DIGGING, DIALOGUE & DIVERSITY| 11-15 July, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by Tertiary Campus Ministry Association (Australia) on behalf of the International Association for Chaplains in Higher Education
contact email: 
chaplaincy@scu.edu.au

Chaplains in Higher Education Global Conference

DIGGING, DIALOGUE & DIVERSITY

11 – 15 July, 2016
Bendigo, AUSTRALIA

[UPDATE] 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

Death, Violence and Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
jvanwyck@fordham.edu

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

CFP MLA 2016: The Academic Language of Measurement: Considerations & Best Practices

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Discussion Group: Global Languages
contact email: 
lynn.houston@sunyorange.edu

At its most basic level, attention to the language of measurement means something as simple as advising a student to “avoid wordiness” rather than “watch wordiness,” an inexact command because

Reminder: Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century (Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Alison Bertolini
contact email: 
Alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu

Deadline approaching: Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century.

CFP Extension: New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

full name / name of organization: 
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University
contact email: 
lillie.brown@famu.edu

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the CFP on New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines has been extended to March 30, 2015. (See original CFP on 2/13/15.)

[Expanded] Public Pedagogy: Teaching Literature in the Corporate University

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Spitzer-Hanks/ University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
penumbra7@hotmail.com

In an increasingly market-driven educational environment, aestheticist arguments for the study of literature appear more and more unconvincing as colleges and universities have begun to see themselve

C A L L F O R P A P E R S No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
coldnoontravelpoetics@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R P A P E R S
No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15
Deadline: March 12 2015

[Update] MLA 2016 "Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Proposed Special Session
contact email: 
eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

Seeking papers for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites presentations that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices

full name / name of organization: 
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email: 
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu

CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices

Diplomacy and Letters: The Role of Literary Ambassadors

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Austin 2016
contact email: 
Karen.Benavente@glasgow.ac.uk

What is the role of diplomats as writers? And conversely, what is the role of the writer, when he or she has been 'appropriated' by the State?

UPDATE: Utopia & the End of the City 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
Utopian Studies Society (Europe)
contact email: 
utopian.studies@ncl.ac.uk

Call for proposals: Utopia and the end of the city
FINAL DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 March 2015

Call for book chapters: Anti-Portraits: beyond likeness and identity

full name / name of organization: 
Fiona Johnstone & Kirstie Imber, Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
theantiportrait@gmail.com

Chapter proposals are invited for a new volume on Anti-Portraits: portraiture beyond likeness and identity (I.B. Tauris).

CFP: Friendship in the Writing of Early Modern Women - SSEMW panel at the SCSC (Vancouver, BC, October 22-25, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women / Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
contact email: 
kainglis@ucalgary.ca

This panel seeks papers relating to the construction of friendship in early modern women’s writing for a session at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (Vancouver, BC, October 22-25, 2015) to b

CFP: 2015 Literature/Film Association Conference [October 15-18, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Literature/Film Association
contact email: 
info@litfilm.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
October 15-18, 2015
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA

“Adapting the Real”

4th Global Academic Meeting, GAM 2015, 10-11 October 2015, Dubai, UAE

full name / name of organization: 
The European Scientific Institute (ESI)
contact email: 
contact@gamdubai.net

Supporting the concept of mulitdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdiciplinarity the meeting welcomes papers in different academic disciplines.

CFP: "Teaching Trauma" at MLA 2016: Submit by March 13, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eden Wales Freedman
contact email: 
eden.w.freedman@gmail.com

This panel considers the pedagogical challenges of teaching trauma literature and trauma theory to undergraduates and theorizes ways of teaching that can combat—versus exacerbate—depicted catastro

SPACES/SPATIALITIES: PRACTICES, ENCOUNTERS, AND ARTICULATIONS, December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

full name / name of organization: 
ELLAK (The English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
contact email: 
2015ellakconference@gmail.com

THE 2015 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“Spaces/Spatialities: Practices, Encounters, and Articulations”

December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

MLA 2016, Austin | The Somme and the Literary Memory of WWI, 1916-2016

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association 2016 Convention
contact email: 
nmiln013@uottawa.ca

Even after 100 years, debate continues over the meaning, consequences and legacy of the Somme Offensive of 1916.

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Transnationalizing the Public Sphere

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
najung@uwalumni.com

Nancy Fraser has written that, from the perspective of critical theory, "it is by no means clear what it means today to speak of 'transnational public spheres." This special session responds to the 20

MLA 2016 (Austin 1/7-1/10) Special Session: Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
loretta.clayton@gmail.com

Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style, 1850-1950

Language Centers and Specialization(s)

full name / name of organization: 
RANACLES
contact email: 
Linda Terrier linda.terrier@univ-tlse2.fr

Call for papers

23rd RANACLES Conference

“Language Centers and Specialization(s)”

University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, France

November 26-28, 2015

Reading Over Time (MLA 2016, Austin 01/07-01/10; deadline 3/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Rabinowitz and Cynthia Port / MLA 2016
contact email: 
prabinow@hamilton.edu; cport@coastal.edu

“No story is the same to us after a lapse of time,” George Eliot writes in Adam Bede, “or rather, we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.” For a proposed MLA 2016 special

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session "Aggressive Fictions": Metatextual Critiques of the Reader (Please Submit by March 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
kkwg@uw.edu

Seeking papers exploring fiction that critiques and/or challenges the reader and his/her interpretations and/or rationalizations of the text.

Radicalisms: Movements and Moments

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University: French and Italian Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
thenuradicals@gmail.com

The organizers of the annual Department of French and Italian graduate student conference at Northwestern University are pleased to announce this year’s conference, Radicalisms: Movements and Moment

Archival Publics: tracing humans/human traces

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (2016, Austin TX)
contact email: 
mbrown@folger.edu

Following the MLA2016's focus on "Publics," we're looking for papers on the publics that use archives and the publics represented in them.

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