category: interdisciplinary

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities (a virtual conference: May 3-24)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Environmental Humanities Initiative
contact email: 
EHCfellow@gmail.com

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities
Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UC Santa Barbara
A virtual conference held online from May 3-24, 2016

PAMLA Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene [Abstracts Due May 6, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ron2154@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Shun Yin Kiang/Bunker Hill Community College
contact email: 
shunkiang@gmail.com

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.

[UPDATE] Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Common Ground Publishing
contact email: 
support@oncommunicationmedia.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Trans(form): New Insights and New Directions: April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
urigradconference2016@gmail.com

The prefix trans- implies movement and change: between states, among groups and disciplines, across divides, from one way of being or knowing to another.

Comparative Medievalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Medieval Forum of the MLA (Philadelphia, January 2017)
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

What cultural work does the medieval past perform in global media and cultural productions—textual, visual, musical, performative, cinematic?

Journal of Creative Writing Studies -- Now Open for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Creative Writing Studies
contact email: 
james@creativewritingstudies.com

Journal of Creative Writing Studies is a peer reviewed, open access journal. We publish research that examines the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing.

MLA Special Session Proposal: Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2017 (in Philadelphia)
contact email: 
meruprecht@yahoo.com

MLA Special Session:

Cripping Keywords [abstracts due March 15]

full name / name of organization: 
TC Forum on Disability Studies for the MLA
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

Influenced by factors as varied as Raymond Williams’ vocabulary of culture in Keywords (1976) and contemporary Ignite talks, keywords-based collaborations have proliferated in recent MLA Conventions

[UPDATE] Under Western Skies 2016 CFP (Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Mount Royal University, Calgary, CANADA
contact email: 
rboschman@mtroyal.ca

Call for Proposals (Extended, with Track 5)

Under Western Skies 2016

Water: Events, Trends, Analysis

September 27-30, 2016

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Speculative Fiction--SAMLA--November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ann Gareis Speculative Fiction Association
contact email: 
Mary.Gareis@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under this category is that there is some “unrealistic” element.

Skenè. JTDS - Call for contributions for the 3.1 2017 Spring issue

full name / name of organization: 
Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies
contact email: 
info@skenejournal.it

SKENÈ. JOURNAL OF THEATRE AND DRAMA STUDIES, a peer-reviewed academic journal, invites scholars and researchers to submit manuscripts for the forthcoming 3.1. 2017 Spring issue.

[Update] CFP: deadline is now 2/15 for Encountering the Unexpected

full name / name of organization: 
Syracuse University Religion Graduate Organization
contact email: 
surereligionconference@gmail.com

The Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: February 15, 2016 for Encountering the Unexpected: Glitches, (Dis)placements, and Marginalia, a

I Prefer Not To: Anti-Work Politics in American Literature and Culture (MLA 2017: Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Hagen Forsberg
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Revolution. Rebellion. Protest. Radicalism. Anarchism. The refusal to work in American literature and culture has been called by many names.

DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Metal in Strange Places: Aural, Emotional, Tactile, Visual

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dayton
contact email: 
bbardine1@udayton.edu

October 20-22, 2016
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH 45469-1520, USA

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Critical Essays on American Horror Story

full name / name of organization: 
Cameron Williams and Leverett Butts / University of North Georgia
contact email: 
cameron.williams@ung.edu; leverett.butts@ung.edu

American Horror Story is an anthology horror series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (Vol. 1, No. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
contact email: 
monica.louzon@museumofsciencefiction.org

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. I, No. 2 of Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index).

[UPDATE] Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
greenbritain2016@gmail.com

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated.

Writing as Activism: Motivating Social and Political Shifts

full name / name of organization: 
Brooklyn College English Graduate Program
contact email: 
jcdavis@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Ninth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Friday, May 6, 2016

East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea (proposals due Feb. 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
contact email: 
Journal_JKC@hotmail.com

Call for Papers: East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea

Special Issue of Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2016

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016—Time and Space (3/14 Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email: 
submissions@portalsjournal.com

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

[UPDATE] Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium [Extended Deadline]

full name / name of organization: 
Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago
contact email: 
jennifer.cattermole@otago.ac.nz

Please note the deadline for submissions has been extended by one week, until February 12th.

The University of Otago Performance of the Real Research Theme

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Young Harris College
contact email: 
yhcugradconference@gmail.com

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities
Young Harris College, September 10, 2016.

Call for Papers:

Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
gradfestival@gold.ac.uk

The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally.

The Streets of Philadelphia: From Rocky to Creed

full name / name of organization: 
MLA/Italian American Literature Forum
contact email: 
ncaronia@uri.edu

The MLA Italian American Forum seeks paper proposals for a possible session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017.

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People

full name / name of organization: 
MLA/ Italian American Literature Forum
contact email: 
casimonini@ysu.edu

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People

MLA Special Session Proposal: Locating Literary Precarity

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
algreen@msu.edu

This cfp is for a special session proposal for MLA's 2017 conference, which will take place 1/5-1/8 in Pittsburgh, PA.

[UPDATE] The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library
contact email: 
louisa.yates@gladlib.org

6-8 July 2016 at Gladstone's Library, Flintshire, Wales

Nautical Gothic (journal special issue): proposals due 30 May 2016; papers due 30 November

full name / name of organization: 
Gothic Studies
contact email: 
em.alder@napier.ac.uk

From the earliest sea journeys, the challenges of coastal and ocean travel have rendered the sea liminal.

Trans- States: The art of crossing over - 9 & 10 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Northampton, UK - School of the Arts
contact email: 
cavan.mclaughlin@northampton.ac.uk

University of Northampton, 9 & 10th September, 2016
Trans-States.org

This is a transdisciplinary conference that will explore representations in contemporary visual culture of boundary crossing, liminality and queerification with specific reference to occultism, mysticism, shamanism and other esoteric and spiritual practices.

Theorising the Popular Conference June 28th-29th 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Liverpool Hope University
contact email: 
Dr Jacqui Miller: millerj@hope.ac.uk

Theorising the Popular Conference
Liverpool Hope University
June 28th-29th 2016

Panel CFP, ANZAMEMS 2017 - Mobility and Exchange in Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives [Deadline: 5 August, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
ANZAMEMS
contact email: 
marina.gerzic@uwa.edu.au

Panel CFP, ANZAMEMS 2017 - Mobility and Exchange in Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives

[UPDATE] (Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

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

Extended Deadline: February 15

Conference Date: April 1

Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
contact email: 
ada_g@att.net

Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region?

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