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ACLA Seminar- 50 Years After the Season of Politics: Literature, Art, and Media of 1968

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:17pm
ACLA/Julia Alekseyeva and Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1968 is now considered a global event, traversing national boundaries. As James Tweedie contends, these movements were not isolated events but “a series of interlaced moments,” posing an “alternative vision of global modernity” based on a critique of dominant infrastructures. In regions as disparate as West Germany, Czechoslovakia, Japan, Poland, the US, and France, among others, student and labor movements grew in unprecedented power. In the US, the Vietnam War drew mass protests, the Black Panthers organized against white supremacy, and the “Yippies” sought to disrupt the status quo. Meanwhile, in France, students occupied the Sorbonne and barricaded the streets during the infamous Mai ’68.

ACLA 2018: Postcolonial Studies and Racial/Ethnic Studies

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:53pm
Octavio González / Wellesley College; Swati Rana / University of California, Santa Barbara; Philip Tsang / University of Cincinnati
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Many claim that the heyday of postcolonial studies has passed. Scholars have criticized the premises of postcolonial theory (Chibber), questioned the relevance of empire to British culture (Porter), and defended the legacy of British imperialism (Ferguson). Others have found postcolonial modes of analysis predictable or exhausted. New frameworks have arisen instead: global Anglophone, cosmopolitanism, the “new” world literature, and modernist studies with its temporal expansion into the contemporary. Yet, as Robert Young argues, the postcolonial has always been about what is unfinished, incomplete, and left over.

ACLA 2018 Seminar: Global Violence

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 3:25pm
Adam Meehan, Palomar College / Pete Figler, University of Arizona
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This call is for a seminar to be held at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Convention, March 29-April 1, 2018 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

City, Space, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century Performance

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:55am
Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

City, Space, and Spectacle in

Nineteenth-Century Performance


A conference organised in conjunction with Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film


Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice

University of Warwick

8 - 10 June 2018

Alternative Realities: Myths, Lies, Truths, and Half-Truths (Articles: 6/15/2018)

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:01pm
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 6th special issue, to be published in December 2018, on the topic of Alternative Realities: Myths, Lies, Truths, and Half-Truths. Contributors are invited to examine (a) the truths of what is fact and what is fiction; (b) the real, the fake and their representations: art, illusion and history; (c) the misuse of deception; and (d) the ethical, cultural, political, and social ambivalence toward myths, lies, truths, and half-truths.

Opaque Media: A Workshop

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:54am
UC Irvine Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Opaque Media: A Workshop 

University of California, Irvine

April 6-7, 2018

Keynote Address

Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto


Endeavor to Transcend

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:56am
Intermountain Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

Endeavor to Transcend

March 30-31, 2018


LOCATION: Rendezvous Suites, REND Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 

TIMES: Friday, March 30, 9:30 AM - 6:30PM; Saturday, March 31, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM


Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association at Idaho State University


[Deadline Extension] CFP SWPACA 2018 - Television

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers: Television

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:


Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Stefania Porcelli and Luisanna Sardu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In light of expanding literary theories contributing to a better understanding of emotions and affects in literary texts, this panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the representation of emotions in Italian literature and art.

Proposals that analyze early modern through contemporary Italian literary production are welcome. We seek papers exploring the manner in which writers convey emotions to their readers, to the literary community of their day and to their society at large.