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Electronic Literature and Narrative Theory (June 16-18, 2016)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:55pm
Narrative Conference and ebr (Electronic Book Review)

Narrative conference and ebr are seeking proposals that explore the relations between the study of electronic literature and the study of narrative theory. Scholarly and critical essays are welcome that address the influence of the network on the project of the humanities, the continually emerging field of electronic literature, and the ways in which the Digital Humanities grapple with (or sideline?) literature, elements of print and screen, and the production of literary works across extended networks..

Digital America Issue no. 7 | Now Accepting Submissions

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 8:33pm
Digital America: an online journal on digital culture and American life

Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 7. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, reviews, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and new, global networks of power and influence are shaping American life. All submissions should engage American life and digital culture and/or digitization in some way. We encourage creative responses to these parameters as we understand the complexities of engaging "America" in a global, networked world.

Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference September 26-28

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 8:14pm
The Center: Women's Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center

The Center at the University of Central Oklahoma, composed of the Women's Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center, invites proposals for presentations at the first annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, which will take place September 26-28, 2016 in Edmond, Oklahoma. The organizers of this international interdisciplinary conference welcome proposals for presentations in a variety of formats that address issues of gender and sexuality in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and fine arts. We invite students, faculty, staff, scholars, and activists to propose papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations.

[UPDATE] Representing the Misrepresented: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Misinformation, Unreliability, and Marginalization

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 7:43pm
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization

IUP EGO 2016 Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference CFP

Representing the Misrepresented: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Misinformation, Unreliability, and Marginalization

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sophia McClennen, Associate Director for the School of International Affairs and Professor of Comparative Literature and International Affairs at The Pennsylvania State University

Young Adult Literature in the Post-Secular Age (collected essays)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 5:01pm
Jacob Stratman

How are the religious experiences of teenagers expressed in contemporary young adult literature? What is the relationship between the characters' religious beliefs/values and their interactions with parents, their friends, their schools, and their societies (real and fantastic)? How do young adult authors use religious texts, traditions, and beliefs to add layers of meaning to their characters, settings, and plots?

2016 Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - Deadline April 15

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 4:25pm
University of Mississippi

The 22nd Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 14-16 July 2016.

"Teaching Wallace Stevens," deadline: March 15, 2016 -- Special issue of THE WALLACE STEVENS JOURNAL

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 3:05pm
The Wallace Stevens Society

CFP: Teaching Wallace Stevens (Special Issue of The Wallace Stevens Journal)

Over twenty years have passed since John N. Serio and B. J. Leggett published their collection, Teaching Wallace Stevens (1994). Since then the teaching landscape has been undergoing significant change. Are there new challenges and opportunities for teaching Stevens in the twenty-first century, with the growing diversity of our student populations, shifting job possibilities (or lack of them), the increasing marginalization of the humanities and of poetry in particular? In this era of globalization, what success have you had teaching Stevens to speakers of other languages and readers from different cultures?

CFP: Renaissance Drama (3/31/16; SCMLA 11/3-5/2016, Dallas, TX)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:09pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Now accepting proposals for the Renaissance Drama panel at the SCMLA in Dallas, TX, November 3-5, 2016. The topic is open, but papers that treat the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are especially encouraged. More information about the conference can be found here:

Submit abstracts of 250-300 words to before March 31, 2016.

"Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of 'Posts'" Special Issue June 1, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)

This Special Issue comes at a time when the humanities face conceptual, theoretical, and ethical challenges from within their own ranks, as post-racial and post-human discourses problematize or reject many of their foundational principles. The defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to reimagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects?

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:41pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors

"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory" October 28-29, 2016

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

Difference, Other, and Activism: A Colloquium on Expressions of Identity in Children's and Young Adult Literature - 2/19/16

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:38pm
UNC Charlotte's Children's Literature Graduate Organization

The CLGO of UNC Charlotte is hosting a colloquium exploring current trends of representation of diversity and expression of identity in children's and YA literature. We welcome scholarly and creative original papers, readings, and presentations that examine the ways in which difference, Other, and activism operate within texts as well as how these topics are taught, interpreted, and adapted. As an interdisciplinary organization, we hope to include multiple approaches to these topics, from a wide variety of disciplines.