category: general announcements

[UPDATE] 2016 MLA Special Session: More-Than-Human Publics in 19th-Century English Lit

full name / name of organization: 
Shun Yin Kiang/ Northeastern University
contact email: 
s.kiang@northeastern.edu

Possible topics: animal-human encounters, pastoral or colonial representations of ecologies/life words, and narratives and poetics of living in common(s).

Call for participation - Institutions at the Bleeding Edge - March 6th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature Student Association @ University of Minnesota
contact email: 
csclsa@umn.edu

For more info: www.csclsa.com

Or read below!

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Call for Novel-Focused Blog Posts & Teaching Tools

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel
contact email: 
studiesinthenovel@unt.edu

Studies in the Novel, a scholarly journal in its 47th year, invites submissions of guest blog posts and teaching resources to be considered as content on our newly-launched website, studiesinthenovel.org.

Connections: A Critical Thinking Conference - April 10, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Kathy Whitaker/East Georgia State College
contact email: 
whitaker@ega.edu

Connections 3: A Conference of Critical Thinking

"The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks but in how it thinks." – Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

SAMLA Conference (Nov. 13-15, 2015) Durham, NC-Slavic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Rosneck / University of Wisconsin-Madison
contact email: 
Karen.Rosneck@wisc.edu

Papers are welcome on any Slavic language, literature or culture, including film and comparative literature topics.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 87: IN CONCERT: LITERATURE AND THE OTHER ARTS DURHAM, NC 11/13-11/15

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
samla@gsu.edu; dabitz1@gsu.edu

Our first round of Regular and Affiliated Group CFPs are now live on our website! Please visit https://samla.memberclicks.net/samla-87-cfps to look through our weekly updated list of panel proposals.

MLA 2016 Special Session: Graduate Student Research Writing Pedagogies (Austin, TX 1/7-10)

full name / name of organization: 
Gretchen Busl
contact email: 
gbusl(at)twu.edu

Graduate student writing is a topic receiving increasing attention in academic writing research; however, this discussion is happening primarily outside disciplinary fields, within the realms of writi

[Update] Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory F. Tague, St. Francis College, N.Y.
contact email: 
gtague@sfc.edu

Announcing the Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, June 10-12, 2015, New York, USA.

Intoxication, Desire, and Fiction, 1850-1950 [Monday 22 July 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
A one day conference co-hosted by the University of Leeds and City University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
k.e.mullin@leeds.ac.uk; ajohnson@cityu.edu.hk

Location: School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Date: Monday 22 July 2015

Reading Fantasy -- RMMLA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 6-8 Oct., 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mjhtaylor@gmail.com

This Special Topics session will explore English-language fantasy literature, film, and television.Topics may include, but are not limited to: Vampire literature (Twilight, The Sookie Stackhouse novel

Space and Place The Space and Place Project

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sp6@inter-disciplinary.net

Space and Place
The Space and Place Project

Thursday 3rd September – Saturday 5th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

Time, Space + Body / The Time, Space + Body Project: 5th Global Meeting

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
tsb5@inter-disciplinary.net

Time, Space + Body
The Time, Space + Body Project

Sunday 30th August – Tuesday 1st September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

Fan Activism and Civic Engagement The Fan Communities and Fandom Project: 3rd Global Meeting

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fan3@inter-disciplinary.net

Fan Activism and Civic Engagement
The Fan Communities and Fandom Project: 3rd Global Meeting

Sunday 20th September – Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Comparative Literature in India: Contemporary Issues

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Comparative Literature, UNIVERSITY of HYDERABAD
contact email: 
jbheemaiah66@gmail.com

University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Telangana, India – 500046
National Seminar
on
Comparative Literature in India: Contemporary Issues
18-19 March, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS
Concept Note

COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES

full name / name of organization: 
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
dasgupta.sayantan@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on
COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

Critical Afrocentric Re-Framing of Intellectual Portraits: Contemporary Updates to Traditions of Genius -- October 16-17, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
27th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference, Sponsosred by Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA) -- Location: The Wyndham-Historic District, Philadelphia, PA,
contact email: 
cnt15@pitt.edu

We seek cutting-edge papers from an international cadre of scholars to introduce intriguing and effective ideas about using the Afrocentric paradigm to update, re-frame, modernize, and re-engage Afric

[MLA 2016, Austin] Special Session "Translation, Genre, Politics"

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

MLA special session will investigate the influence of literary translation and adaptation on the development of new genres, forms, and modes of literature.

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Brian K. Hudson / University of Oklahoma
contact email: 
briankhudson@ou.edu

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

Victorian Work and Labor Oct. 2-3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Victorians Institute
contact email: 
anita.rose@converse.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
VICTORIAN WORK AND LABOR
OCTOBER 2 – 3, 2015
CONVERSE COLLEGE
SPARTANBURG, SC

The Politics of Art and Art Scenes in Latin America

full name / name of organization: 
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics
contact email: 
submissions@seismopolite.com

Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

CFP: Speculation and Fiction (Deadline April 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

We seek articles responding to the CFP below by April 30, 2015 for Vol. 2 Issue 1 of Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.

Theory and Practice, Society of Fellows, Univ. of Chicago May 8-9, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago
contact email: 
theoryand practice15@gmail.com

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice.

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY conference, deadline for submissions extended to March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade
contact email: 
fsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.

Literature in Large Classes - MLA 2016 (Austin,Texas) Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
K. A. Murchison, University of Ottawa
contact email: 
kmurchis@uottawa.ca

Inviting abstracts for an MLA special session proposal on teaching large classes.

Visualising the Animal

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cumbria
contact email: 
visualising@cumbria.ac.uk

Visualising the Animal

CALL FOR PAPERS: 15th March
A conference bringing together theorists and practitioners
in the field of photography rethinking visualisations of animals

CFP: ATDS @ MLA 2016 – Performance and Its Publics

full name / name of organization: 
American Theatre and Drama Society
contact email: 
lmielke@ku.edu

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Its Publics," to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2016 MLA conv

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; proposal deadline 6/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
GagnonD@wcsu:edu Kraig.Larkin@colby-sawyer.edu

Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30 and 31, 2015.

The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947 (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Christine Ferguson and Dr Andrew Radford, University of Glasgow
contact email: 
christine.ferguson@glasgow.ac.uk andrew.radford@glasgow.ac.uk

The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947 (Edited Collection)

Animals in the Anthropocene - human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere

full name / name of organization: 
University of Stavanger; Minding Animals Norway
contact email: 
anthropoceneanimals@uis.no

The Second Call For Papers for the conference "Animals in the Anthropocene: Human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere" (Stavanger, Norway, September 17-19th 2015) has appeared (see conference w

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

full name / name of organization: 
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)
contact email: 
UCLAFoESouthland2015@gmail.com

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

Call for Papers (March 1st): “Art,Design,Science and Literature in Early Modernity”

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

Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formerly Early English Studies (EES) is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and

"Filth of all hues..." -- MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Goldsmith
contact email: 
hgoldsmith@smu.edu

Excrement, offal, garbage, rubbish, waste, dirt, trash, lewdness, fornication, pornography: this panel seeks theoretically-grounded (but still playful) approaches to filth in literature.

CALL FOR PAPERS - LIQUID BLACKNESS Issue No. 5

full name / name of organization: 
liquid blackness
contact email: 
liquidblackness@gsu.edu

liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark’s 1977 Passing Through.

[UPDATE] CFP (MLA 2016) Lexical and Syntactic Experimentation in Postmodernist Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association/Linguistic Approaches to Literature Division
contact email: 
donhardy@unr.edu

Papers are welcome that approach lexical and syntactic experimentation in Postmodernist Literature from a linguistic perspective.

Call for Submissions – Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Issue 4: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug. 1

full name / name of organization: 
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
contact email: 
verge@psu.edu

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies.

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