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Fictions of Circulation & the Circulation of Fictions in Latin America - NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:21pm
Lorena Cuya Gavilano / Lycoming College

People, narratives, and genres move across geographic, linguistic, temporal, and cultural boundaries. Their multiple modes of circulation generate conceptual and rhetorical strategies to preserve, adapt, transform, and/or conceal identity vis-à-vis issues of spatial and temporal mobility. In the last hundred years, the circulation of people, texts, and other cultural productions among Latin American countries has proved to be increasingly rich and complex in positive and negative ways. This roundtable* focuses on works that deal with the circulation of people and narratives across Latin American borders.

Fugitive Environmentalisms

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.


Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 6:21pm
Go West! Western Area 2015 Film & History Conference

It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western. Be it progressive or populist, romantic or realistic, epic or tragic the American errand into the Western's wilderness transmits sets of assumptions about the American Character and the American Experience. Commenting on the economic, psychological, political, and social fluidities of American life, the Western frontier is itself constantly in flux.

Critiquing Culture

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:47pm
The Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 9th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


Call for Narratives: Special Issue on Librarians as Helping Professionals (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:43pm
REFLECTIONS: Narratives of Professional Helping (Published by Cleveland State University School of Social Work)

Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is a double-blind peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal that has been published since 1995. All of the journal's issues are now available online at and via EBSCO SocIndex. This is a call for narratives to be featured in a Special Issue: Librarians as Helping Professionals.

Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:55pm
Ruth Wehlau

Proposals are sought for "Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England," a collection of articles that will cover the depiction of emotional or physical states associated with darkness or descent as found in vernacular literature of the Anglo-Saxon period.

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle SAMLA 87 Conference in DEADLINE JUNE 26

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:12pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Durham, North Carolina, November 13–15, 2015

Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 19, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy,

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

"The French Play in London": Adaptations from the French in Victorian England

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:48pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / University of Valencia, Spain

This essay collection aims at exploring the presence of French plays in Victorian England and their influence and impact upon native dramatists, critics and audiences. By means of scrutinizing the textual strategies used by adaptors either to comply or to divert from the original texts, it intends to illustrate the economic, aesthetic and political tensions existing between both countries throughout the nineteenth century.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, 7-10 July 2016 / Proposals, 4 January 2016

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:31am
Whedon Studies Association

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (, the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Tanya R. Cochran solicit proposals for the seventh biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW7). This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon will be held on the campus of Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, England, UK, 7-10 July 2016. Simon Brown of Kingston University will serve as local arrangements chair, supported by the Euroslayage organizing committee Bronwen Calvert, Lorna Jowett, and Michael Starr.

Fiction in the Age of Risk

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:45pm
Textual Practice

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands? This proposal for a special issue of Textual Practice takes 'risk' as a productive and important condition in contemporary global dynamics. In a world characterised by new modes of screening and surveillance, ecological disasters, and political instability, what does it mean to take, or refuse, risks. 'Taking a risk' implies an act or decision that threatens a given set of conditions by introducing a new set of circumstances into an event horizon.