category: interdisciplinary

The Problem of Contingency in Higher Education: 10/9/13-11/15/13

full name / name of organization: 
Hybrid Pedagogy
contact email: 
seanmichaelmorris@me.com

The case of Margaret Mary Vojtko made much more public a conversation that’s been heating up in academe.

Death Sentence (ACLA 2014, March 20-23, NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Wijaya/ David Coughlan/ American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
ew388@cornell.edu/ david.coughlan@ul.ie

With the 2013 publication in English of Volume 1 of Jacques Derrida’s The Death Penalty, this is an opportune time to discuss the death sentence, which demands thinking about the limits of punishment and pardon, of death and life, of human and non-human, of the self and State, of the body, and, it can be argued, the ends of philosophy itself.

[UPDATE] Film Theory and Aesthetics (February 19-22, 2014 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM)

full name / name of organization: 
Film Theory and Aesthetics 2014 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jenkinsj@u.arizona.edu

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 1, 2013.

CFP: BRISMES UK 2014

full name / name of organization: 
May Hawas
contact email: 
mayhawas@hotmail.com

Travelling Literature, World Literature:
The Eastern Journey from Local to Global.

From Cardboard to Keyboard and Back - International Board Game Studies Associaiton 21 - 24 May 2014 UK

full name / name of organization: 
University Campus Suffolk
contact email: 
bgs@ucs.ac.uk

International Board Game Studies Association

XVIIth Annual Colloquium

Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th May 2014

hosted by
UCS Ipswich

From Cardboard to Keyboard and back

CFP ‘Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Super-Nature and the Environment’ One Day Symposium.

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University and the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland.
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor Ronald Hutton (Bristol University)
Venue: Falmouth University, Cornwall, Date: 8th March 2014

AlterNative announces a general call for papers to be published in 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Katharina Bauer, Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
contact email: 
editors@alternative.ac.nz

AlterNative announces a general call for papers to be published in 2014
Deadline: 31st December 2013

Call for Papers Deadline 15/12/13

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association - 35th Annual Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
35th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 19-22, 2014

The Pierian Call for Submissions--Deadline March 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Pierian Literary Journal/Albany State University
contact email: 
thepierian@asurams.edu

Currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2014 issue. Accepting unpublished poems (3 max), short stories (1500 word max), one-act plays, and essays (1000 word max).

Fifth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 29, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon College
contact email: 
LLUC@gordon.edu

The Department of English Language and Literature and the De

BREVITY - Graduate Student Conference at Western University (Canada), March 6 - 8, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University, Canada
contact email: 
brevitywestern@gmail.com

Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

Craft Critique Culture: (Mis)Leading (April 4-5, 2014: Iowa City, Iowa)

full name / name of organization: 
Annmarie Steffes/Miriam Janechek (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

14th Annual Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conferen

38th Great Plains Writers’ Conference: panels on the literature of war and healing, March 23-25, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Great Plains Writers’ Conference, South Dakota State University
contact email: 
steven.wingate@sdstate.edu

The 38th Great Plains Writers’ Conference 
March 23-25, 2014
South Dakota State University, Brookings SD.

Be Merry and Wise: Children's Literature from Chapbooks to the Digital Age conference, 28-29th March 2014, NUI Maynooth, Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL)
contact email: 
anne.markey@nuim.ie

Children’s literature has always existed on a continuum between entertainment and instruction.

[UPDATE] Cocktail Culture: A Conference [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville (KY) and Drake University (IA)
contact email: 
cocktailconference@gmail.com

When Roland Barthes suggests that "the ideal drink would be rich in metonymies of all kinds," he might well have been speaking of cocktails and the drinking cultures they have helped to create.

Teaching World Literature Around the World

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
james.nikopoulos@nu.edu.kz

World Literature as a field of study and as a subject of teaching has moved increasingly to the fore in the United States. But what happens when the teaching of World Literature leaves these shores?

ACLA CFP: Queered by Capital: Rethinking Globalization and Temporality (March 20-23, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam
contact email: 
rrisam@salemstate.edu

Questions of temporality have preoccupied postcolonial studies, from how we periodize the “postcolonial” as Kwame Anthony Appiah raises, to how we perceive time in relationship to persistent colon

“BORDERLANDS: SCHOLARSHIP AS PILGRIMAGE AND MYSTERY,”

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM)
contact email: 
gdevi@lhup.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Thinking Cruelty Otherwise (Seminar at ACLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Hope Pérez / Indiana University
contact email: 
ashperez -at- indiana -dot- edu

While critics often discuss cruelty as something portrayed or represented, recent considerations of cruelty (e.g., Maggie Nelson’s The Art of Cruelty, José Ovejero’s La ética de la crueldad, and

Building Connections: The Changing Face of Romance Studies, April 3-5, 2014, 20th Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Romance Languages, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
ccrlregistrations@unc.edu

Building Connections: The Changing Face of Romance Studies

Hospitality & Society Vol 3 issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Journal Hospitality & Society, published by Intellect
contact email: 
P.lynch@napier.ac.uk

Hospitality & Society is an international multidisciplinary social sciences journal focusing on academic perspectives on hospitality and addresses all aspects of hospitality's connections with wider s

Katrina -- A Decade After (June 1st, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
the minnesota review
contact email: 
gaurav@tulane.edu

the minnesota review, a journal of creative and critical writing, invites submissions for a Special Issue on “Katrina – A Decade After” to be guest edited by Gaurav Desai (English/African and Af

ACLA/ New York, March 20-23, 2014/Deadline Nov 1, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
opopescusa@usi.edu

Eastern Europeans and the West: At Home, En Route, In Flux

http://acla.org/acla2014/eastern-europeans-and-the-west-at-home-en-route...

[UPDATE] CFP: Comics and the American Southwest and Borderland

full name / name of organization: 
James Bucky Carter & Derek Parker Royal
contact email: 
jbcarter777@gmail.com and Derek@DerekRoyal.com

CFP: Comics and the American Southwest and Borderland

Physical Cultures: Bengal and Beyond (21-22 Feb, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
contact email: 
offog1@gmail.com)

In the centuries following the incorporation of ritualized (and often combative) physical training into community-based lives of hunter-gatherers, nomads, and agricultural populations of the pre-histo

Honoring the Kahswentha: 15th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Research

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
contact email: 
0beh@queensu.ca

In celebration of the 400 year anniversary of the Two Row Wampum belt, the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre is dedicating this year's Symposium to the Kahswentha, the Haudenosaunee record of

UPDATE: SWPACA Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/1/13; 2/19-22/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
contact email: 
http://conference2014.southwestpca.org

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013

SWPACA Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
35th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 19-22, 2014

Call for Journal Submissions: January 4, 2014 - What Can't You Do with an English Major?

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Winter 2014 issue, themed “What Can't You Do With an English Major?” Submissions deadline: January 4, 2014.

(Abstract by Oct. 14) Calvino’s Contexts: The Influences On and The Influences Of Italo Calvino (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In the years since his death, the stature of Italo Calvino has only continued to grow. While his status as an Italian writer was never in doubt, the global range of his work is still being explored.

The Human and the Hand-Drawn Image in Comics, Animation, and Book Illustration

full name / name of organization: 
2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014
contact email: 
michael.chaney@dartmouth.edu

This special topics panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between the human and the hand-drawn image in all of its contemporary forms in media from comics and illustrations in children's li

Contextualizing and Reorienting Violence and its Spaces in a Postmodern, Globalized World Order

full name / name of organization: 
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
contact email: 
durbadal.15744@lpu.co.in, pinak.15407@lpu.co.in ,englishseminar.lpu@gmail.com.

In “Routine Violence: Nations, Fragments and History”, Gyanendra Pandey observes how violence can be both direct and silent.

1914-1944: Clashing Anniversaries or Multi-Directional Memories - June 13, 2014 - University of Chichester

full name / name of organization: 
Ross Wilson, University of Chichester
contact email: 
r.wilson@chi.ac.uk

1914-1944: Clashing Anniversaries or Multi-Directional Memories
A one day conference on the competition and negotiation of the past

Date
June 13, 2014

Venue

Bridging the Gaps: Hip-Hop in the Age of Mass Incarceration and Deportations (February 20-21, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Ratcliff/Department of Pan African Studies
contact email: 
anthony.ratcliff@csun.edu

The Hip-Hop Think Tank currently seeks panels, workshops, an

In the Interstices: Liminal Spaces, Liminal Selves

full name / name of organization: 
Coastal Plains Graduate Liberal Arts Conference
contact email: 
houstonlit@gmail.com

University of Houston, TX

Friday, Feb 28th and Saturday, Mar 1st, 2014
Website: http://www.coastalplainsconference.org

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