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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:04pm
University of Calgary English Department Free Exchange Graduate Conference

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

Currents One-day Conference on Irish Literature, Culture and Civilisation.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 12:38pm
Pôle Irlande, Institut du Monde Anglophone, Université Paris 3

'Still waters running deep
Along the embankment walk'
(Seamus Heaney)

Call for Papers: Currents One-day Conference on Irish Literature, Culture and Civilisation.

Conference Date: 17th April 2015
Institut du Monde Anglophone
05, rue de l'Ecole de médecine
75 006 Paris
Conference Organisers: Dr. Dúnlaith Bird (Université Paris-Sud) and Fanny Quément (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), with Pôle Irlande.

A War of No Common Description: The Transnational Reception of Waterloo in the 19th Century (18-19 June 2015; deadline 20 March)

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:41am
University of Leuven, Campus Brussels (Belgium)

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Centre for Reception Studies ( of
the University of Leuven organizes a conference on the transnational reception of the event in the 19th century. Recent scholarship has compellingly demonstrated that the Battle evoked incisive socio-political and cultural responses that deeply impacted 19th-century aesthetic theory and production, as well as ideas of nationhood, history, community and cultural memory. Within an interdisciplinary framework of literary criticism and historiography, reception and cultural memory studies, we welcome papers

Adoption Studies -- MLA Convention 2016

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:25am
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its session at the MLA Annual Convention in Austin, TX. January 7-10, 2016.

Comparative Approaches to Adoption

This panel considers how disciplines of Comparative Studies (including Comparative Literature, Comparative Race, and Comparative Media Studies) can provide insight on adoption and its representations. Topics might include representations of adoption in non-Anglophone texts, adoption across different media (print, film, television, graphic novels, videogames, curated collections, Youtube videos, apps), and comparative approaches to thinking about adoption in relation to diverse ethnic and national communities.

Subversive Lehigh Valley Journal-- Call for Papers

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 8:30am
Lehigh Valley Vanguard (

Lehigh Valley Vanguard is seeking submissions of critical prose which showcase community-oriented and/or activist work that provides social commentary on diverse dimensions of human suffering, such as poverty, marginalization, racism, and political, structural, and gender-based violence. Those accepted will be published in our open-access online journal.

Submissions may take a variety of approaches to this topic: historical, polemical, examination of literary works, book reviews.

CfP: Global History Student Conference April 24-25 in Berlin

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 6:08am
Björn Holm

Good day!

We - an international group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Free University Berlin - would like to inform You about a conference in Global History for bachelor and graduate students, April 24-25 in Berlin. (We will be able to cover some travel and accommodation expenses.) Our idea is to provide a venue for ambitious students to spread and discuss their projects with a larger audience. This conference presents a very good opportunity to broaden perspectives ahead of future challenges. We accept texts written in English, Spanish, French and Italian, and the discussions will be held in English.

Death/Work: Afterlives of the Black Mortuary—ASA 2015 Toronto

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:27pm
American Studies Association

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel investigating "the black mortuary," an analytic that considers the place of the black deceased within cultural, economic, and intellectual practices. Informed, in part, by Vincent Brown's groundbreaking text The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery, this panel will explore the conceptual and constitutive work that racial death performs. We invoke a popular African American colloquialism, "who's got the body," to locate the contested ownerships of the (deceased) black body. And we ask, how might the corporeal remnants of blackness foreshadow new possibilities for myriad forms of oppositional action?

Poetry / Art Call for Submissions for Inaugural Issue

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:36pm
Duke University Poetry Working Group

The Invisible Bear is currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions for its inaugural volume on or before our submission deadline, Sunday, February 1st, 2015. Please submit via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name and the category of your piece (ex: "Joe Writer, Poetry") in the subject line of your message. Please attach your poem(s) (one per page) in a .doc or .docx (for images: .tiff, .jpg, .png) and leave off any name or contact information in your attachment. Limit your submissions from 1-5 pieces. Allow at least five weeks after the deadline date before inquiring about the status of your submission.

Call for Papers for volume 8, n° 2(16)/ 2015 ESSACHESS /The alimentary and gustative imaginary

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 2:33pm
Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies

The alimentary and gustative imaginary

Guest editors: Jean-Jacques BOUTAUD (CIMEOS, 3S, EA4177, University of Bourgogne, France) and Stéphane DUFOUR (CIMEOS, 3S, EA4177, University of Bourgogne, France)

Between the nutrient and food, the food and the object of taste, are involved in a trajectory of meaning. Before reaching the essence of the taste it originates in the senses and sensations, the epitome of the gustative emotion. A trajectory both discrete and complex, a flow of flavor in value, a range of words in moments marked by emotions.

Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siecle (MLA 2016/deadline 3.15.15)

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:54pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

CFP: Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siècle (MLA 2016; Deadline 3.15.15)

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to the fin de siècle. Presentations might address Wharton's engagements with decadence, aestheticism, realism and/or naturalism, the bachelor dandy, the femme fatale, the New Woman, degeneration, vampirism, hysteria, art nouveau, other fin-de-siècle writers, and so on. Please send 250-word abstracts and brief bio to Emily Orlando at by 15 March 2015.

CFP: The Life and Legacy of Leslie Feinberg

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:35pm
Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus of the NWSA

The Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus of the National Women Studies Association invites submissions for a special sponsored session on the life and legacy of Leslie Feinberg, to be held at the national conference in Milwaukee, WI, November 12-15, 2015.

Space and Spatiality

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:23pm
Alan Blackstock/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Description: RMMLA October 2015. Conceptualizations of space in literature, including liminal spaces. Intersections of geographic space with issues pertaining to postcolonialism, minorities, women, and nature.
Send 300-word abstract by March 1, 2015 to

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:20pm
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

Through the Looking Glass: Literatures Uniting Regions and Nations

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:04pm
Region, Nation, and Literature Association

The Region, Nation, and Literature Association (RNLA)
RNLA is opening up a call for paper proposals from individuals interested in publishing in a volume of essays with the working title, "Through the Looking-glass: Literatures Uniting Regions and Nations."