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[UPDATE - REMINDER] Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope - 12-13 July 2016, Durham University, UK

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:46am
Durham University

An International Conference on the Risk Humanities

Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016

Keynote Speakers:

(Professor of African and African American Studies, Duke University)
(Australian Research Professor, University of Queensland)
(William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University)

[UPDATE] MMLA American Literature 1 Panel; abstracts due APRIL 10

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:08am
Shawna Rushford-Spence/ Midwest Modern Language Association

With the theme of "Border States" in mind, we welcome papers exploring the intersections between stubborn divisions and promising coalitions across lines of race, class, region, and nation in American literary texts produced before 1870. Possible topics might include: representations of border-crossing, migration and mobility, and/or troubled immigration; explorations of the cultural effects of urbanization and suburbanization, expansion, and/or technological innovation; the influence of literary texts on the cultural imagination and/or states of being and mind; the influence of "progress" on the literary imagination; and migrants and/or immigrants as characters in literary texts.

CFP: E.L. Doctorow for the 21st Century - Essay Collection

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:43am
Michael Wutz (Weber State University), Julian Murphet (UNSW, Australia) & Samuel Dickson

The sad passing of E.L. Doctorow in 2015 marked the completion of one of the richest oeuvres in contemporary American literature. His early novels (including The Book of Daniel (1971), Ragtime (1975), World's Fair (1985) and Billy Bathgate (1989)) are widely celebrated for their unique capacity to unmask the myths of American history and articulate the centrality of narrative in the formation of national self-identity. While these significant accomplishments have received due praise from both scholars and readers from the general public alike, there is a notable lack of serious scholarly attention given to the last 20 years of Doctorow's work.

Utopia, Dystopia, and the Search for Self (SAMLA 88 Nov. 4-7, 2016)

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 5:44pm
Ken Martin, University of North Georgia

Utopia, Dystopia, and the Search for Self: This panel seeks to explore the relationship between utopia, dystopia, and the journey of self-development or the discovery of Self. By June 1, 2016 please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Ken Martin, University of North Georgia, at

Timescales: An Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Conference, October 20-22 2016 (abstracts due May 2)

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 5:01pm
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

Call for Papers:
The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

University of Pennsylvania
October 20-22, 2016

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is pleased to announce Timescales, an interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference to be held on October 20-22, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania. Timescales explores the question of temporality in ecological crisis.

[UPDATE] Works in Progress, 7th July

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 4:13pm
GradCATS / De Montfort University

Keynote speakers: Professor Julie Sanders, Newcastle University, and Dr Adam Smyth,University of Oxford.
Abstract Deadline: 15th April 2016

All texts and artworks will have at one stage been a work in progress, despite the tendency to value them as cultural artefacts once they are deemed finished and made available for consumption. Redrafting and editing are processes which strive towards a "final" product, meaning their publication often results in the loss or occlusion of multiple ancillary versions. Such materials are important to our understanding of how texts and works are shaped and reshaped, and by whom.

CFP: Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference (Deadline May 6, 2016)

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:57pm
Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival

Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival (August 31-September 4,2016) is looking for scholars and entertainment industry professionals to bring their ideas and energy to our 2016 Film, Media and Music Conference.

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, digital media and/or the entertainment industry broadly defined.

Journal: Archivation Exploration

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:40pm
Texas Tech University Libraries

Archivation Exploration, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal from Texas Tech University Libraries and TTU Press, invites both scholarly and creative submissions for two thematic issues: Sports (Fall 2016) and Weather (Fall 2017).

Both themes are intentionally broad. Sports and Weather: From baseball to fly fishing; from tornadoes to fog; history, biography, new (or old) technology; famous games, infamous storms; in literature, song, and film. Submissions using archival or special collections primary resource material will be given preference. Because this is an on-line journal, submissions using images and other media, both audio and visual, are encouraged.