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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:24am
4th International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture - B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

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4th International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture - B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
7-8 May 2015
Isparta, Turkey

Keynote Speaker: Prof.Dr.Abdulrazak Gurnah(University of Kent)

*DEADLINE UPDATE* Culture and Environment- University of Akron, Ohio 2015 Regional Conference

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:49pm
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars (SAGES)


SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron, Ohio
Student Union
March 5, 2015

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.

[DEADLINE EXTENSION 12/20/14] 20th Annual Southwest English Symposium

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:44pm
Arizona State University


Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.

Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015

Submission Deadline: December 20th, 2014

Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

Call for Proposals for Special Issue, Fall 2016

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:43pm
Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel welcomes proposals for its Fall 2016 special issue on any topic pertaining to the novel, from its origins to the present. Previous special issues have focused on a specific author (David Foster Wallace, Willa Cather) or on a particular category, subgenre, or theme (South African Novel, terrorism, the Graphic Novel). However, we welcome proposals that take a more innovative approach to the tried and true focus on individual novelists or subgenres.

Proposal deadline: February 6, 2015
Contact: Send proposals and questions to

Proposal Guidelines:

Prospective guest editors should submit a proposal that provides:

ALA 2015: Don DeLillo's Influences/Influence

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 1:24pm
American Literature Association

Don DeLillo Society

2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference.
May 21-24, 2015.

At this point in his career, Don DeLillo occupies a fascinating position in literary history, between modernist experimentation and the after of postmodernism, between the wide cultural changes of the immediate postwar decades and the similarly wrenching shifts of the 2000s, a widely-taught author in the Program Era who has never held an academic position, a darling of the high theory moment whose work continues to be relevant.

For a panel at the 2015 ALA sponsored by the Don DeLillo society, proposals are invited for papers that look at any aspect of DeLillo's influences and his influence.

Ethos Review: Open Issue CFP

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:48am
Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

For the April 2015 issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's broad intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. This "open" issue will publish essays exploring literary texts, the academy, contemporary music, and trends in cultural criticism or "theory," particularly as these topics are inflected by wider social or political concerns. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.

Call for Papers for volume 8, n° 1(15)/ 2015_ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies_Symbolic Communication

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 5:44am

The study of the indirect transmission of the meaning produced in a consciously and / or unconsciously manner, that is to say, "symbolic communication" – syntagm that in itself is an undeniable tautology – engages in communication sciences the conceptual, methodological and epistemological acquis of the research on the symbolic conducted not only in the territories of the humanities and social sciences but also in natural sciences as well. Thus, in the communication sciences, the symbolic is at the very heart of various scientific discourses and the constructions of the research objects that convene their theories to different degrees in the fields such as the philosophy, semiotics, sociology, phenomenology, anthropology, history or hermeneutics.

A Manifesto for Cyborgs thirty-years on: Gender, Technology and Feminist-Technoscience in the twenty-first century

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 5:28am
Platform: Journal of Media and Communication

A Manifesto for Cyborgs thirty-years on: Gender, Technology and Feminist-Technoscience in the twenty-first century

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students

Abstracts due: Friday 27th of February, 2015
Volume Editor: Thao Phan

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention, 7-9 September 2015, University of Leicester (UK); Deadline 28 Feb 2015

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:27am
University of Leicester

The first PSA convention will be held at the University of Leicester (UK), from 7 to 9 September 2015. Contributions from academics and postgraduates investigating any area of postcolonialism from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective are warmly invited.

Confirmed keynote speakers
- Professor Paul Gilroy (King's College London)
- Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds)
(Other keynotes to be confirmed)

ALA 2015: Whitman and Social Theory

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 1:35pm
American Literature Association

American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts


Whitman and Social Theory

Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:55am
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

[UPDATE: Deadline: Jan. 12, 15: CFP: "Trading Stories: European-Arab Literary Relations in the Eighteenth Century."

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 7:31am
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; 14th International Congress (Rotterdam; July 26-31, 2015)

This panel seeks to explore the interactions between Europe and the Arab world in the long eighteenth century. The panel is interested in papers that explore the following questions: What interactions were there between European and Arab writers? How did trade and commerce affect the literary sphere? How did European writers engage the Arabic literary tradition and vice versa? How did Arab writers present Europe in their writings and how did European authors depict the Arab world? How did texts travel across different literary traditions? What role did cross-cultural networks play in shaping the literary marketplace?

The 2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLIST (Association of History Literature, Science & Technology)

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 5:01pm
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology

Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology

2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST

Location: Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Dates: November 19 to 24, 2015
Conference Nov. 19 to Nov 21 & BoF (Birds of a Feather), Nov. 23 to 24, 2015

Paper Submission by June 15, 2015 (Early submissions are strongly encouraged.)
Where to Submit:

"The Struggle to Learn and the Struggle Left Behind: The Battles for Education and the Preservation of Historic Sites"

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:31am
The Louisiana Public History Forum and Southern University at New Orleans


The history of African descended people during the Reconstruction Era in Louisiana remains greatly understudied and poorly understood.This conference will have a double theme focus: the right of Black people to a public education and the importance of preserving Black cemeteries and historic sites.The conference seeks to determine why the struggle for public education continues today; and what is the importance of preserving Black cemeteries.