category: interdisciplinary

Monsters—SAMLA—November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Crystal O’Leary-Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
crystal.odavidson@mga.edu

Monsters remain powerful creatures for what they are and what they represent.

Feminism Today - what it really means

full name / name of organization: 
The Bookshelf Blonde
contact email: 
feminismconference@gmail.com

Important dates
20 March 2016 – Abstract (500 words) and biography (500 words) due
28 March 2016 – Feedback given
2 June 2016 – Full paper due (3500 - 4000 words)

UPDATE: CFP For Action Figure Essay Collection Under Contract With McFarland

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Alexandratos/Queensborough Community College (CUNY)
contact email: 
jsalexan@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Verging: Technologies/Practices/Aesthetics in Contemporary Documentary

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Consortium: Cinema and Media Studies at York University, Toronto
contact email: 
verging2016@gmail.com


Two-day Symposium (March 18th - 19th), Toronto

Added Guests**** Jonathan Harris, Ralph Dfouni, and Ghassan Fayad
Deadline Approaching: Friday, February 19th by 5PM

Panelists sought for NWSA, 10-13 November 2016 - Methodologies of decolonization and unsettling‏

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Hurst and Krista Johnston
contact email: 
rahurst@stfx.ca

We are currently seeking 1-2 panelists for the NWSA conference, "Decoloniality," which will be held November 10-13 in Montreal.

SAMLA: Authorship and Audience in Dystopian Film [proposal due May 27; conference Nov 4-6 2016, Jacksonville, FL]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Film Studies Group
contact email: 
samlafilmstudies@gmail.com

From film noir to sci-fi, Terry Gilliam to David Lynch, dystopian narratives continue to hold a prominent place in film across independent, Hollywood, and international film communities.

TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERS / VOYAGES ET VOYAGEURS

full name / name of organization: 
ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS
contact email: 
anamaria.stefan@uaic.ro

The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is May 9, 2016.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before September 4, 2016.

Hospitable Modernism 27th May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
hospitablemodernismconference@gmail.com

Hospitable Modernism
One-Day Conference
May 27th 2016
University of Sussex
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kate McLoughlin (Oxford)

Roots and Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
roots1@inter-disciplinary.net

Roots and Legacies
A Cultures, Societies, Traditions Project

1st Global Meeting
Call for Participation 2016

Tuesday 13th September – Thursday 15th September 2016

Conference “Theory and Practice of Authenticity in Global Cultural Production”

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Global Studies, University of Bern
contact email: 
christina.cavedon@ens.unibe.ch

While in academia the notion of authenticity has been increasingly discredited, it thrives as a label within popular discourses and for the marketing of cultural artefacts.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Troubadour Pessimism

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.bell@yale.edu

This MLA special session concerns the troubadour tradition across periods and geographies, with particular focus on pessimism as a philosophy, affect, and politics.

"Samuel Beckett and World Literature", 4 to 5 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Thirthankar Chakraborty, University of Kent
contact email: 
beckettworldlit@kent.ac.uk

Keynotes
Stanley E. Gontarski, Florida State University
Fábio de Souza Andrade, University of São Paulo

Call for Chapter Proposals - Disability and Media

full name / name of organization: 
Amber George/ JL Schatz/Cornell University/Binghamton University
contact email: 
mediaanddisability@gmail.com

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

Containing Childhood: Space and Identity in Children's Literature proposal due April 4, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Russell
contact email: 
drussell@glendon.yorku.ca

Home. School. Nature. The spaces identified with childhood are both descriptive and prescriptive. They reflect/reveal adult expectations of where children ‘belong’.

Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/20

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
anne.keefe@unt.edu

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

Cars In/Of Culture: Mobility, Materiality, Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
cars1@inter-disciplinary.net

Cars In/Of Culture: Mobility, Materiality, Representation
Call for Participation 2016

1st Global Conference

Tuesday 13th September – Thursday 15th September 2016

Talking Trash: The Counterpolitics of Abjection (Deadline 2/22/16, Conference 4/18/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Queens College MA Program
contact email: 
QCEnglishMAconference@gmail.com

TALKING TRASH:
The Counterpolitics of Abjection

Conference Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Jordan Stein, Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University

Modern Drama (regular session), SCMLA, Dallas (3-5 November 2016)--submit abstracts by March 31

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
contact email: 
rcostello@mcneese.edu

MODERN DRAMA (regular session)

Feb. 22nd, Extended Deadline: Graphic Texts & Visual Rhetoric (Special Topics panel for SCMLA, Dallas, 3-5 Nov 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
contact email: 
rcostello@mcneese.edu

Graphic Texts & Visual Rhetoric: The Visual Spectacle (a Special Topics Panel)

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - New Materialisms and Economies of Excess: An International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Emory University
contact email: 
comparative.lit@emory.edu

New Materialisms and Economies of Excess: An International Conference

September 29 – October 1, 2016
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
mediaanddisability@gmail.com

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

"Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent" MLA Special Session (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Juan Meneses / University of North Carolina, Charlotte
contact email: 
juan.meneses@uncc.edu

This non-guaranteed, MLA special seeks papers that examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different national tempos, challenging the global synchronicity that do

3/15/16 Aging in Atwood and/or Lessing (for MLA 17)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

“Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 20

Wooden O Symposium - August 8-10, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Wooden O Symposium / Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival
contact email: 
usfeducation@bard.org

The Wooden O Symposium is hosted by Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Adoption and Culture 2016: Building Communities, Changing Discourses, 27-29 October 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sixth Biennial International Conference of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
asac.conference@gmail.com

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown Hotel, 27-29 October 2016
Proposal deadline 1 March 2016

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

CFP Midwestern Symposium on Teacher Evaluation - Proposals due 2/20/16

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Findlay
contact email: 
brasfield@findlay.edu

Please join Charlotte Danielson and scholars, teachers, educational leaders, and education organizations from around the region for a symposium on teacher evaluation.

MLA Special Session: Modernism and the Boundaries of the Human

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
joncn@bu.ecu

MLA 2017
5-8 January
Philadelphia, PA

Literary modernism has long been characterized by its “inward turn.”

NWSA Call for Panelists: Female Sexualities in French & Francophone Literature (Proposals due Feb. 22)

full name / name of organization: 
Raquelle K. Bostow
contact email: 
raquelle.k.bostow@vanderbilt.edu

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[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

Call for Conference Papers on Les Danses Macabres & Music

full name / name of organization: 
International Screendance Conference at Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne
contact email: 
info@videodansebourgogne.com

The International Screendance Conference of the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne (Univeresity of Burgundy, France) is seeking conference presentations for a panel on the music of Le

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies.

CFP: Studies in Visual Art and Communication, vol. 3 no. 1

full name / name of organization: 
'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - an international journal'
contact email: 
journal.on.arts [at] gmail.com

Vol3 No1 June 2016

http://journalonarts.org

An international initiative group from the academic realm has
established a relatively new (/initiated in 2014/), bi-annual

Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA, St. Louis, November 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
triezech@gvsu.edu

“Breaking the Silence: Strategies for Teaching Racially Provocative Texts in an Anxious Era”

CFP: Performance of the Real Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago
contact email: 
performanceofthereal@gmail.com

CFP: Performance of the Real Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium
An international conference hosted by the ‘Performance of the Real Research Theme’ at the University of Otago

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