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Generic Possibilities: Interrogating the Fusion of Genre-Fiction and Literature - Roundtable for NeMLA Conf. - Hartford 3/17-3/2

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College

As elucidated by Tim Lanzendoerfer, et al. within the forthcoming essay collection _The Contemporary Novel and the Politics of Genre_ (Lexington Press, Winter 2015), contemporary writers have been increasingly blending genre fiction tropes (i.e. from horror, fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery) into literary fiction – and/or blending literary fiction into genre fiction. This technique surfaces in the work of high caliber American authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Bret Easton Ellis, and Cormac McCarthy – as well as more genre focused writers such as William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Anne Rice, among others.

Shakespeare Across The Divide: Early Modern Symposium - February 15-16, 2016

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:36am
Florida International University and The Betsy

Shakespeare Across the Divide is the inaugural early modern studies symposium hosted by the acclaimed Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

This symposium is held in conjunction with the loaning of Shakespeare's First Folio to FIU by the Folger Library, as part of the Folger's 2016 national tour of the book. For more about events related to the First Folio at FIU, please see

We are proud to present two invited special events as part of the symposium:

* Roland Greene will speak at the opening reception.
* Ayanna Thompson, Ruben Espinosa, and Carla Della Gatta will offer a special panel on race and Shakespeare.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:27am
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10, 2015

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.

The Digital and the Local

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:21am
LINQ Literature in North Queensland, Vol 42

Extended Deadline: 1 October 2015

LiNQ is a 45-year old peer reviewed journal affiliated with the Department of English at James Cook University, Australia. This special issue explores the confluence of narrative and place-based digital storytelling. We welcome explorations of any aspect of digital storytelling, from blogs to immersive game-like narratives, particularly with some emphasis on space, place, or geography. Equally, we welcome any geocritical DH approaches to traditional narrative forms.

Please see our extended call for papers and submission information:

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 4:54am
International Comparative Literature Association

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, and class identities. This trend toward embracing otherness has often been instituted and protected by laws and policies in different countries, and employees have been trained to effectively maintain agreeable and harmonious work atmosphere with each other.

UPDATE - Revista Atenea Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (30 August 2015)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:36pm
Revista Atenea - Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays and books reviews.
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXV). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:09pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended to Aug 25] Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 7:25am
Edited Collection


Adaptation studies has grown into a vibrant, wide-ranging field of study. Scholars in literary, media, and cultural studies have used the concepts of adaptation and intertextuality to explore how content negotiates the transition from text to image, image to text, and across media platforms and/or cultures of production and reception.

Shibboleth 1967/1968 [International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 2-4 December 2015]

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 3:47am
Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

On behalf of the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Science, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Polish Academy of Sciences we would like to invite you to participate in the Shibboleth 1967/1968 conference, which will be held in Warsaw on 2-4 December 2015. The date 1967/1968 became recognized as a key moment in Jewish history, which is, however, differently located in various national narratives. The events that took place around this time in Israel, in the former Soviet bloc countries, Western Europe, and the US are often read in the immediate context of their respective local political configurations.

[UPDATE] Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 8:05pm
Carleton University


The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.