category: interdisciplinary

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.

AU Hip Hop Studies Conference - 8 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Allen University
contact email: 
ktrumpeter@allenuniversity.edu

Allen University is now accepting paper and panel proposals for the second annual Hip Hop Studies Conference on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference "Environment, Place, and Power"

full name / name of organization: 
Northern Arizona University Graduate English Organization
contact email: 
Peaksconference@gmail.com

Conference Dates: February 24-25, 2016 Flagstaff, AZ
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2016

Queer Performance Now - June 3rd 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Queer@King's, King's College London
contact email: 
queer@kcl.ac.uk

Queer@King’s invites proposals for individual talks, panels, roundtables, poetry slams, open mics, critical karaoke and other creative presentations on the topic of queer performance for a one-day c

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

full name / name of organization: 
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary.

You Are Here: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space, and Embodiment

full name / name of organization: 
Creighton University Department of English
contact email: 
youarehereconference@gmail.com

At the root of every critical discussion, from politics to religion to student affairs, is a discussion of space, place, and location — where am I? Where can I go? Who else is here? Who cares?

Border Crossings, February 12, 2016; CFP Deadline November 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GWU English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
lizmoser@gwu.edu, amontroso@gwu.edu

2015 has been a year of global crisis.

[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.

Interdisciplinary Conference, theme: Hysteria [SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 26, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars, The University of Akron
contact email: 
kah92@zips.uakron.edu

SAGES Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
303 Carroll St, Akron, OH 44325
Student Union
April 28, 2016

Cross-Disciplinary Phenomenology: A Readiness for the Questionable (24 June 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
The School of English, University of Kent supported by Oxford Phenomenology Network
contact email: 
phenomenology@kent.ac.uk

Phenomenology has inspired countless pieces of art, literature and music, and has influenced disciplines as diverse as theology, cognitive science, anthropology, ecology, architecture and nursing.

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] Natures 2016: Habitats and Hazards (11/30/15;2/19/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2016: the 8th annual interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference
contact email: 
lgerigui@lasierra.edu,chicks@lasierra.edu

We seek papers that explore the theme of “HABITATS AND HAZARDS” as applied to any of the texts (WRITTEN, VISUAL, MUSICAL, OR EMBODIED) of humanities studies: for example,
• THE HAZARDOUS SPACES OF ART OR LITERATURE
• DEPICTIONS OF POLLUTION OR WASTELAND
• DOMESTIC/URBAN/RURAL/WILD HABITATS
• STAGING/IMAGINING HISTORICAL SETTINGS
• LITERAL AND/OR FIGURATIVE TOXICITY

250 Word ABSTRACTS DUE by NOVEMBER 30, 2015 to http://lasierra.edu/english/natures/abstract-submission-form/
Conference location: La Sierra University (Riverside, CA USA)
Conference date: February 19, 2016 (8am to 5pm)

PLENARY SPEAKER:
DR. ELIZABETH HECKENDORN COOK (University of California, Santa Barbara) will provide two presentations:

[UPDATE] Mediascape META Section Call for Paper: Authorship

full name / name of organization: 
Grace Jung/Mediascape Magazine/UCLA
contact email: 
Mediascape.Meta@gmail.com

New media’s ability to engage audiences alters the notion of media as static or absolute. Media today has a life of its own.

Mediascape META Section Call for Paper: Authorship

full name / name of organization: 
Grace Jung/Mediascape Magazine/UCLA
contact email: 
Mediascape.Meta@gmail.com

New media’s ability to engage audiences alters the notion of media as static or absolute. Media today has a life of its own.

CFP: Intermediality/Intermédialité

full name / name of organization: 
Équinoxes Graduate Conference, Brown University Dept. of French Studies
contact email: 
brown.equinoxes@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Intermediality
April 8-9, 2016
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
Keynote: Morgane Cadieu
Assistant Professor of French, Yale University

Inter/Connections: Examinations of Diaspora through Contemporary Perspective, April 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate English Student Association at Howard University
contact email: 
GESAconference2016@gmail.com

"I am forced to admit that I am, to them, not but a series of destinations with no meaningful expanses in between." Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

[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.

Feb 4-5, 2016 Mardi Gras Conference, Theme: Rebirth, Deadline 12/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
Louisian State University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2016@gmail.com

2016 Call for Papers

Conference Dates: February 4-5, 2016

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015

Contact: mardigrasconference2016@gmail. com

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Digesting Discourses" #iuic16

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are very excited to announce our 2016 keynote speaker, Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College!

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.

A Special Issue on George Orwell

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Firas Al-Jubouri
contact email: 
faljubouri@aus.edu

This is a call for papers on George Orwell, with specific focus of colonialism, dystopia and his enduring reputation as a mouthpiece for both political autocracy and common decency.

[UPDATE] Variations 24 - Origins (2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Zurich - Variations
contact email: 
variations@rom.uzh.ch

Call for papers – Variations 24 (2015)

The Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West--June 8-11, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
contact email: 
Michaelann.Nelson@wnmu.edu

Call for Papers

The Heart of the Gila:
Wilderness and Water in the West

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
2016 Off-Year Symposium, June 8-11, 2016

SIGHTLINES - University of Toronto Cinema Studies Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union
contact email: 
sightlines2016@gmail.com

Our conference, Sightlines, takes into consideration the sound [saɪt]* and all that it encompasses.

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.

To Periodize Or Not To Periodize, That Is the Question

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Control Societies
contact email: 
studiesincontrolsocieties@gmail.com

In the Introduction to Seb Franklin’s text, Control, Franklin argues that many periodization texts are:

Significations: Celebrating Christopher Isherwood

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

Call For Papers

CSULA Significations May 6, 2015

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

Call For Papers

Representations of the Ordinary in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
representingtheordinary@gmail.com

"Representations of the Ordinary in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods"

http://sites.duke.edu/representationsoftheordinary/

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Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
edited volume
contact email: 
clsmith17@ua.edu, miles.grier@qc.cuny.edu, nick.jones@bucknell.edu

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays tentatively titled Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology.

Translating and Adapting Petrarch's sonnets (abstracts Dec 15, 2015; study day Feb 19, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
PRISMES Research Group, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris
contact email: 
sonnetintranslation@gmail.com

The PRISMES research group in Anglophone Studies at the Sorbonne nouvelle/ Sorbonne Paris Cité University is pleased to announce the launch of a Young Researchers' programme on Translating and adapti

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

Contingency: Abstracts due Jan. 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Angelic Rodgers
contact email: 
angelicrodgers@gmail.com

http://www.angelicrodgers.com/contingency.html

[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.

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