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Long Tim, Short Text: Historical Short Fiction

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:43pm
PAMLA, Special Topics Panels for 2015 Conference in Portland, OR

This CFP is seeking proposals for an approved "Special Topics" session examining a variety of issues related to Historical Short Fiction (abstract/CFP below) for the 2015 PAMLA conference in Portland, OR (November 6-8th).

TITLE: Long Time, Short Text: Historical Short Fiction

MLA 2016 Special Session: Foucault and Queer of Color Critique (deadline 3/15/2015)

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:40pm
Modern Language Association

Foucault and Queer of Color Critique

Given Lynne Huffer and Roderick Ferguson's recent groundbreaking work in Mad for Foucault (2010), Are the Lips a Grave? (2013), Strange Affinities (2011) and The Reorder of Things (2012), this MLA panel will reexamine the often fraught relation between Foucault and Queer of Color Critique to see what novel "strange affinities" might exist between these sites of inquiry today.

Send 250-word abstract and CV to by 3/15/2015. The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-9.

PARASITES: Cambridge French Graduate Conference, 8-9 May 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:42am
Department of French, University of Cambridge

14-15 May 2015
Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Final deadline: 20 March 2015

_With keynote addresses from Professor Steven Connor (Cambridge) and
Professor Mairéad Hanrahan (UCL)_

The organisers of the Cambridge French Graduate Conference 2015 invite
proposals for papers on the theme of parasites.

ASLE Panel at MMLA 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:20am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Just over a decade ago, Dana Phillips (in)famously attacked ecocritics for uncritically borrowing terms and ideas from the discipline of ecology, which, he argued, is itself a "less than fully coherent field with a very checked past and fairly uncertain future" (45). While controversial, Phillips's critique sparked important discussions about ecocriticism's methodology, especially its claim to interdisciplinarity. So-called "second wave" ecocritics reexamined the field's founding assumptions; a period of self-assessment propelled ecocriticism toward a more rigorous engagement with the sciences as well as the humanities.

[UPDATE] Reading Fantasy RMMLA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 8-10 Oct., 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:19am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 31, 2015. *Conference dates corrected.*

This Special Topics session will explore English-language fantasy literature, film, and television.Topics may include, but are not limited to: Vampire literature (Twilight, The Sookie Stackhouse novels, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries,) Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Fairy Tales, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Once Upon A Time, etc. Pedagogical and interdisciplinary approaches to English-language fantasy literature are welcome.

Send 200-300 word proposals or inquiries to Mandy Taylor at

The Romantic Public | MLA 2016 | Special Session

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:28am
Matthew Borushko / Stonehill College

MLA 2016 (Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2016)
Special Session: The Romantic Public

Forms, definitions, spheres, resistances, effects, legacies of "the public" – past, present, and future – as imagined or provoked by Romantic literature.

Abstracts by 15 March 2015

Matthew Borushko

MSA 17 Boston, November 19-22, 2015: Modes of Relative Certainty

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:06am
Luke Mueller / Tufts University

Modes of Relative Certainty

This panel will explore areas of "relative certainty" in modernism, where the supposed impossibility of knowing anything for certain meets the practical reality that things can be known well enough that readers and citizens can make use of them. In the wake of postmodernist criticism's essential disdain for certain knowledge and a general acceptance of modernists as ambiguous, ironic, enigmatical, interested in differance and lack, textual density and obscure allusions, we bring attention to the ways modernist texts celebrate positive knowledge--as contingent as that knowledge may be.

March 15 Deadline - EBSN Network Brussels Oct 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:56am
European Beat Studies Network

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Call for Papers: submission deadline extended till 15 March 2015

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles



Anne WALDMAN (poet and performer, author of over forty books of poetry, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University)


Daniel KANE (professor at U of Sussex and author, amongst others, of All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s)

CfP for the Panel: Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:43am
Cristina Ciucurescu/Euroacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel:
Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

(As part of the Fourth Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe', to be held in Krakow, Poland in 24th - 26th of April 2015, including a visit to Auschwitz – Birkenau on 26th of April 2015)

Deadline: 15th of March 2015

Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

Panel Description

Mothers without Frontiers: Inscriptions of Affective Maps in Contemporary Romania and the World (due March 15, 2015)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:16pm
MLA 2016

This panel opens a conversation about how motherhood is co-opted in the labor migration forces that are driving the current global culture. The participation of mothers in labor migration deserves reflection because it illuminates a turning point in modes of thinking about home, motherhood, geopolitical borders as territories of ideological stability. Traditionally, labor migration was a masculine practice that naturalized paternal duty to be exercised from outside the house, many times reduced to economic expression. For example, after World War II, Germany rebuilt the economy with massive labor imports from Turkey. Maghrebian workers were instrumental in France.

MLA 2016: Robert Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:33pm
The Robert Frost Society/The Robert Frost Review

The Robert Frost Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 MLA Convention to be held in Austin, TX from January 7th-10th, 2016. In accordance with the announced theme of the meeting, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we invite papers that explore the relationship between Frost, the public, and the artistic community of his time. Papers might address the following, or related questions: Who was and is the audience for his work? Does Frost's s public persona coincide with the public's perception of him? What is the nature of that public? Please submit an abstract and A/V requirements to Virginia Smith, United States Naval Academy, at by March 23rd, 2015.

Mark Twain and Popular Culture; April 15, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:52pm
Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference

Mark Twain and Popular Culture Panel. Deadline, April 15, 2015. Abstracts are invited for this panel that explores Mark Twain's work in relation to the popular culture of his own time or as it has been adapted in popular culture more recently. This panel will be submitted to the Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 in Wlimington, NC. Please submit 250-word abstracts by email to Tina Entzminger at You will also need to request audio-visual equipment with your submission. Only DVD/VCR w/monitors will be provided at the conference. No LCD projectors will be available.