category: general announcements

Art as Concept and Institution: History and Semiotics of an Evolving Category, Deadline: December 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Hans-Peter Söder/LMU Munich
contact email: 
hans.soeder@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Call for Papers
Art as Concept and Institution: History and Semiotics of an Evolving Category
Special issue of Punctum

Ponying the Slovos - Art-languages and translation corpora in literary criticism (18th March 2016, Coventry UK).

full name / name of organization: 
Coventry University
contact email: 
jim.clarke@coventry.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Ponying the Slovos -
Art-languages and translation corpora in literary criticism

Roald Dahl Centenary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University
contact email: 
DahlConference@cardiff.ac.uk

This interdisciplinary international conference, held in the city of Roald Dahl’s birth and childhood in his centenary year, will give further impetus to the substantial critical attention devoted t

Call for Submissions: riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature
contact email: 
robert.moreira@utrgv.edu

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference (3/31/2016) Deadline: 1/29/2016

full name / name of organization: 
The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College
contact email: 
LKirby@collin.edu

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, just north of Dallas, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students.

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu; una.mccormack@anglia.ac.uk

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

“Terrible Beauty” (April 15 -17, 2016) [Updated]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia
contact email: 
terriblebeauty2016@gmail.com

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Conference [Deadline Extended]

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
gradpost45@gmail.com

Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

Special Issue: The Family in African Film and Media

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Cultural and Media Studies
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

The Journal of Cultural and Media Studies seeks papers for a themed issue on The Family in African Film and Media (film, television, video games, YouTube, social media, etc).

CFP: Resounding Voices: Women, Silence and the Production of Knowledge, Durham University

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
resoundingvoicesdurham@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONFERENCE, DURHAM UNIVERSITY, 8 MARCH 2016

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Rachael Wiseman

(Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization
contact email: 
eashford@umass.edu

University of Massachusetts Amherst
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Conference Date: April 1, 2016

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogical Contributons

full name / name of organization: 
"Why Social Theory?"
contact email: 
whysocialtheory@hotmail.com

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website “Why Social Theory?”

International conference: Reading Matters: Texts – Cultures – The World, Sibiu, 19-21 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

Reading Matters:
Texts – Cultures – The World

19-21 May 2016

[UPDATE] 'Words, Signs, and Feelings' Journal issue

full name / name of organization: 
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
editorcerae@gmail.com

UPDATE: The Call for Papers for Volume 3 has been extended to Friday 4th of December! If you had something in the works but didn’t quite make the deadline, now’s your chance!

Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com

A few decades ago, the mention of most Anglophone writers would have been met with ignorance for the most.

AfroSurrealism/Black Speculative Fiction Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland
contact email: 
amlowriter@gmail.com

Amiri Baraka used the term to describe the work of Black Arts Movement writer Henry Dumas, and over the years, interest in AfroSurrealism has only grown.

[UPDATE] Undergraduate papers in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
contact-vhr@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2016 Issue.

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK, 27 Feb. 2016 (London)

full name / name of organization: 
Dorothy Wang/Williams College
contact email: 
dwang@williams.edu

Call for Contributions
University of Sussex and the Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London present:

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK

WORDS - Medieval Textuality and its Material Display (Paris June 30th - July 2nd, 2016) DEADLINE: January 30th

full name / name of organization: 
International Medieval Society
contact email: 
communications.ims.paris@gmail.com

WORDS - Medieval Textuality and its Material Display
Paris, June 30th - July 2nd 2016

Keynote Speakers:
Eric Palazzo (Université de Poitiers)

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 01/18/2016: The Weird and the Southern Imaginary

full name / name of organization: 
Travis Rozier / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; Bob Hodges / University of Washington
contact email: 
jamesrzr138@gmail.com; bhodge4@gmail.com

Deadline extension: Our first round netted some excellent submissions, but we are extending the deadline for proposals to January 18, 2016.

Framing the Self(ie): Heterogeneity of Identities in (non)spaces

full name / name of organization: 
Romance Langues and Literature Grad Students Association
contact email: 
ubromance@gmail.com

Identity is a complex, multi-faceted, often fragmented negotiation of social subjects and actors, yet it remains a central motif of human existence.

Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
contact email: 
TechCompLit@gmail.com

Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of ‘carrying across’ or crossing boundaries.

Significations: Celebrating Christopher Isherwood

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations.csula@gmail.com

Call For Papers

CFP: Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers, edited volume, Palgrave Macmillan; abstracts due Feb.1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sabrina Fuchs Abrams/ SUNY Empire State College
contact email: 
Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu

Contributors sought for an edited volume on Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers solicited by Palgrave Macmillan and based on a conference of the same title given at the Society for the Study

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu; una.mccormack@anglia.ac.uk

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Graduate Literature Society
contact email: 
uscgradlitsociety@gmail.com

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

[UPDATE] Journal of Student Research Call for Papers - DUE 11/20/15

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Student Research
contact email: 
msuarez6@stu.edu

Journal of Student Research
Volume 1, Number 2, 2016
Deadline for Submission: November 20, 2015
Scheduled for Publication: February 2016

Special issue - 'ELSEWHERE' - 29 Feb 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Antae
contact email: 
antaejournal@gmail.com

"The wonder opened up elsewhere. The things we don’t do."

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

CONNECTIONS 4: A Conference of Critical Thinking: March 25, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
East Georgia State College: Critical Thinking Conference
contact email: 
cjoiner@ega.edu

CONNECTIONS 4: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'Thou Dost Infect Mine Eyes': The Bane of Technology in the Classroom"

Friday, March 25, 2016
9:30am - 4:00pm

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] “Chat with an Editor” at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
contact email: 
gmacphee@wcupa.edu

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

[UPDATE] Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City, abstract due January 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Magali Cornier Michael, Department of English, Duquesne University
contact email: 
michael@duq.edu

Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City

CFP: THE MATTER OF RESISTANCE CONFERENCE (April 26, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
mattersofresistance@gmail.com

The Matter of Resistance Conference University of Warwick

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)

CFP: Acta Philologica anniversary issue (deadline: January 31, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Acta Philologica/University of Warsaw
contact email: 
a.pochmara@uw.edu.pl

Acta Philologica

Call for papers
for the issue celebrating
the bicentennial of the University of Warsaw,
to be published in Autumn 2016

REMINDER: M Wynn Thomas Prize for outstanding work in the field of Welsh Writing in English

full name / name of organization: 
Alyce von Rothkirch / Swansea University
contact email: 
a.v.von.rothkirch@swansea.ac.uk

M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2016

CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County
contact email: 
obamaeffect2.0@gmail.com

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

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