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Rhetoric and Literacy on the Border 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 1:37pm
Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference

Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference
Call for Proposals 2016
Rhetoric and Literacy on the Border

October 21-22, 2016
University of California, San Diego

Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Losh
Associate Professor English and American Studies, The College of William and Mary
Author of The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University
and Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CFP: The Matter of Resistance Conference April 29, 2016 (U of Warwick, Deadline, February 20, 2016)

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 1:37pm
University of Warwick

"The Matter of Resistance" conference seeks to provide an introduction to the appearances of "resistance" and "resistance studies" for a wide and diverse population, to question and develop basic understandings of resistant appearances specifically, and to present examples of such.

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)

Joseph Shafer (English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick)
Sourit Bhattacharya (English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick)

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders (Deadline Extended)

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:34am
Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program

Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of 'carrying across' or crossing boundaries. Translation is fundamental to effective human communication, but translation requires more than just moving between two languages. When we translate, we cross many kinds of boundaries – political, linguistic, geographic, and gendered. Thus, whether literary, linguistic, media-based, or artistic, communicative acts require reliable interpreters in order to "carry across" their intended meanings. Yet, this "carrying across" can result in unintended loss and gain, even with the most skillful of interpreters. When a literary work, a piece of art, an idea, or a system moves across boundaries, what is left behind? What resists translation? What is added?

SAMLA 2016: Perfect/Imperfect Worlds in Print Culture and Book History (abstracts: 1 June 2016)

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:08am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2016 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Utopia/Dystopia" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the idea of perfect/imperfect worlds? How has the conception of these worlds evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?

Other possible topics include:

William Gilmore Simms Society Conference September 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:02am
William Gilmore Simms Society

The William Gilmore Simms Society invites all interested scholars to a conference exploring the future of Simms studies and the literature and intellectual history of the Old South. William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) was the antebellum South's most prolific writer and one of its best-known public intellectuals as a novelist, poet, critic, and historian. The Simms Society welcomes academics, graduate students, and undergraduates from all disciplines—especially history, literature, philosophy, and political science—to contribute papers on Simms's life and work for this major national conference.

[UPDATE] Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:20am
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016)

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implications and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:16am
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. It is true that not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

Reminder: Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:23am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University

Victorian Popular Fiction Association
and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU

Featuring The Liddell Hart Collection of Costume (LHCC)

Call for Papers


Monday, February 1, 2016 - 5:54am

Journal of culture, politics and innovation

Call for papers

"Glocalism", a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import.

All articles should be sent to: and

Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author, while the abstract and keywords have to be in English.

Deadline: April 30, 2016. This issue is scheduled to appear at end-June 2016.