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Crime and Criminality, Deadline Extended

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
Carolina Graduate Literature Society, University of South Carolina

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality
April 1-2, 2016 
Featured Speakers:
Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego
John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 2:53pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

JNT publishes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative from a host of critical perspectives. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.

Submission Guidelines:

"The Historical Novel as a Generic Hybrid" Modern Language Association (MLA) Special Session Annual Convention 5-8 January 2017,

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:22pm
Benjamin D. O'Dell

Is the historical novel a literary genre in the formal sense or is the term merely a placeholder for fictions about the past? This proposed Special Session seeks papers exploring how we identify and evaluate the historical novel in light of recent work by scholars such as Perry Anderson, Ian Baucom, Fredric Jameson, Rachel Teukolsky and others. 300-word abstract due by 1 March 2016.

CSA Performance Working Group: Policing Crises Now

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:01pm
Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference Villanova University (June 2-5, 2016)

Policing Crises Now: The Cultural Studies Association's Performance Working Group invites submissions for the 14th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA, June 2-5, 2016.

Bodies and Politics

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:36am
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

Call for papers: "Bodies and Politics"

An international conference organized by CIMMA ("Identity Constructions and Mobilizations in the English-Speaking World"):

Dates: September 8-9, 2016, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

300-word abstracts and short CVs should be submitted by March 30, 2016
Selected speakers will be notified by May 2016

Scientific coordinators: Sonia Birocheau, Karine Chambefort, Mélanie Grué

The City and the Anthropocene (abstracts due 2/25/16, final papers 6/30/2016)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:49am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 1 | March 2017

The City and the Anthropocene

Guest editors
Serena Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) & Simon Estok (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)

Imperial Middlebrow

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:22am
University of Reading

Imperial Middlebrow: Cross-colonial encounters and expressions of power in middlebrow literature and culture, 1890-1940

University of Reading, 8-10 September 2016

Professor Christoph Ehland, University of Paderborn, and Dr Kate Macdonald, University of Reading


[UPDATE- DEADLINE EXTENDED] Roald Dahl Centenary Conference 16th-18th June 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 9:55am
Cardiff University

This interdisciplinary international conference, held in Cardiff, the city of Roald Dahl's birth and childhood, in his centenary year (16th-18th June 2016), will give further impetus to the substantial critical attention devoted to the author's work by seeking new ways of understanding his achievement and place in twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture, broadly considered. The emphasis will be on defamiliarizing Dahl in the very act of bringing him 'home'.