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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:43am
Association of Adaptation Studies

Papers are invited on any aspect of adaptation studies but proposals on adaptations and history are particularly welcome. These might include: the history of adaptations, adapting history, biopics and adaptations, adaptation as historical appropriation, adaptations and period drama or heritage adaptations. Proposals (between 50 to 100 words) should be sent to:
Deborah Cartmell ( and Imelda Whelehan ( by 1 June 2016.

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:49pm
Stephen Crane Society

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

· Crane's depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane's depiction of the city

· Crane's poetry

· Crane's journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)

Disability studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/15; 2/10 2016

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 2:15pm
New Mexico Highlands University

Literature, cultural studies. A paper exploring John Steinbeck's use of mentally challenged characters in his works, concentrating on Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men. Looking at it from the perspective of Disability Studies and asking the question, What is his place in the over all plot?

Special issue: American Literature after Postmodernism

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 11:37am
Christopher K. Coffman (Boston U) & Theo Savvas (U of Bristol)

We are seeking contributors for a special journal issue on the topic of "American Literature after Postmodernism."

Much recent critical debate has focused on the aftermath of postmodernism. For many critics the question of 'what comes next' is the most pressing concern regarding contemporary American literature. What, if anything, distinguishes fictions of the very late twentieth and early twenty-first century from those canonical postmodernist fictions produced prior to 1990, and what is the import of these differences? The articles we are collecting for this special issue will address these questions, via critical engagements with exemplary authors and texts.

Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:27am
Janine Hatter and Helena Ifill, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

CFA: 'Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture,' Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture.

Kick-Starting Media: Conference on Media Funding - 9th June 2016

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:18am
Kick-Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries

Kick Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries

One-Day Conference: 9 June 2016

Media Futures Research Centre, Bath Spa University, UK

Held at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN, UK

Confirmed keynote:
Professor Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow

Big Red & Shiny CFP

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:53am
Big Red & Shiny

Boston—October, 2015

Big Red & Shiny ( is a web-based monthly publication devoted to contemporary art writing in all its facets. Centered around the history, theory, and reception of contemporary art, we have published texts and criticism on a wide range of subjects, including architecture, performance, food & art, augmented reality, the linguistic habits of art writers, in depth examinations of Mark Morrisroe, Jimmy Durham, Luther Price, & The Jogging, as well as interviews with a range of artists, curators, and program directors from around the world.

CFP Epistemocritique : Inner Speech/Inner space : literary and neurocognitive approaches (March 1st 2016)

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 3:15am
Pierre L. Patoine

Epistemocritique – Call for Papers

Inner Speech / Inner Space :
Neurocognitive and Literary Approaches

Epistemocritique, a French peer-reviewed journal with a focus on the interconnections of literature and science, invites submissions for a special bilingual issue on "Inner Space / Inner Speech: Neurocognitive and Literary Approaches."

CFP: European Writers in Exile (edited collection)

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 10:27pm
Jeff Birkenstein

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. While we understand the term "exile" to refer typically to European writers who have either been forced to leave their home country or region or chosen self-exile, this term need not be defined so narrowly. That is, various countries in Europe have long been both a refuge for people and writers from many countries and, as a continent, a strife-torn region which has forced many to flee within the continent or beyond it.

The Nature of Our Humanity

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 7:04pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

The Nature of Our Humanity
(See HERA's website for an expanded description.)