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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 3:31pm
Lisa Connell/University of West Georgia


The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 31th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, September 22-September 24, 2016. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with NATURE/CULTURE/COMMERCE and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers. Papers in French, German, or Spanish are welcome when part of a pre-organized panel.

MLA 2017: Beyond the Gay-Male Archive in C19 American Studies

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:30pm
Timothy Griffiths / The Graduate Center, CUNY

What underserved archives of our queer American genealogy lie beyond the C19 gay-male archive? How should we attend to them now? Work on transgender identity, gender inversion, lesbian identity, race and sexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, and heterosexuality especially welcomed. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016.

[UPDATE]The Future of Human(ity) 22-24 July 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:12pm
CICAS: Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences

CICAS, the Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences, invites proposals for its inaugural conference on the theme of The Future of Humanity. In a world where, on the one hand, we are informed that the planet cannot support a human life worth living a century from now and, on the other, that the first human to live to be 1000 years old may have already been born, no topic is more urgent for humans to debate through the lenses of their different disciplines. What is the future of the human species? What does it mean to be "human"? Or, as Richard Grusin (2015) suggests in The Nonhuman Turn, are we experiencing a different kind of "humanity" in the twenty-first century?

Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:19pm

Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century
3rd Global Meeting

The Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century Project

Call for Papers and Presentations

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

[UPDATE] Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:26am
Goldsmiths University of London

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 11. The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally. It is organised by and for postgraduate research students as a vital platform to present and share their work.

The Festival is scheduled to take place over one week, from 9th May until 15th May, and will consist of a broad range of activities including keynote speakers, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, papers, roundtables and panel discussions.

[UPDATED]: MLA 2017 Special Session: Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:54am
Shun Y. Kiang/Bunker Hill Community College

Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth century. While childhood was often portrayed in the Victorian period as that of "vulnerability and victimization . . . a comparatively brief, difficult step on the path to adulthood" (Gavin and Humphries), literary representations of childhood from the Edwardian period onward emphasize less on the child's proper relation to the adult world, but more on his or her ability/willingness to cultivate affective ties with a host of nonhuman others, as represented in such works as E. Nesbit's "Five Children and It," J. M.

Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:04am
Rutgers University

Call for Papers

Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Conference Dates: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

Proposals Due: April 3rd

"History is indeed absent from the game, absent as something finished, as a storyline in the past tense. What replaces it is a history workshop, a model of history as the intuition of algorithms and their consequences. The gamer is a designer." --Mckenzie Wark, "Gamer Theory"

Extending Play is back, and this iteration will play with the concept of time. We are looking for papers and presentations that excavate the past, interpret the present, and forecast the future of play and games.

MLA 2017 Special Session: The Global English Department: Teaching Beyond the Anglo-American Canon

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 8:12am
Myles Chilton, Nihon University; L. Ashley Squires, New Economic School

This roundtable focuses on teaching and learning beyond the Anglo-American canon in non-Anglophone countries. English departments beyond the Anglophone center tend to restrict their curricula to what those in the center of the discipline might consider an archaic preoccupation with canonical writers and texts. This roundtable will explore the reasons behind the canonical focus, what's at stake in broadening course offerings, and the effects of a globalized Anglo-American canon on disciplinary self-definition.

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop, Antalya, TURKEY (June 8-10, 2016)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:43am
Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop aims to bring together academics, teachers, and artists to exchange information and share their experiences, ideas, and research results about all aspects of arts, social sciences,cultural studies, film and media studies, history and interdisciplinary studies. The workshops will be held on the days of June 8-10, 2016 at Akdeniz University's Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, Antalya, Turkey. Academics, independent researchers, teachers, artists/performers, and graduate students are invited to submit and present their work.

[Reminder] Space and Spatiality (Abstracts due March 1, 2016)

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 5:54pm
Ryan Wander/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

RMMLA Convention, October 6-8, 2016.

Conceptualizations of space in literature, including liminal spaces. Intersections of geographic space with issues pertaining to postcolonialism, minorities, women, and nature.

Send 300-word abstract by March 1, 2016 to

CFP: Edited Collection: Modernism and Food (Proposals Due 5/1/16)

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:26pm
Adam Fajardo, Philip Keel Geheber, and Jessica Martell, co-editors

Edited Collection: Modernism and Food

Editors: Adam Fajardo (Georgia Gwinnett College), Philip Keel Geheber (Louisiana State University), and Jessica Martell (Lincoln Memorial University)