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Queer Poetics at PAMLA 2015 - 11/6-8

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:37pm
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside

This panel seeks papers that consider what it might mean to think about poetics in relation to queer studies—specifically scholars who are working with queer studies in conjunction with historical poetics, the history of poetic criticism, and lyric theory. Rather than papers that read poetry by queer writers or read queerness in poetry, this panel is looking for work that thinks more about what it means to write poetry as a queer person, about how that poetry circulates in the world, and how that poetry is read and received. Keeping with the conference theme, papers that think about poetics in relation to queer questions of time, temporality and history are particularly encouraged.

The Comics of Art Spiegelman [edited volume]

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:26pm
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg, Germany), Lee Konstantinou (University of Maryland, College Park)

The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate. His work has not only pushed the boundaries of comics (both in terms of form and subject matter) but also convinced many readers and critics of this art form's inherent aesthetic value. Indeed, the development of the term "graphic novel" in part signaled a burgeoning critical appreciation of the power of comics, an appreciation that Spiegelman's pen — from his underground comix to his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS to his tireless critical advocacy of comics and cartooning — helped foster.

Romanticism, deadline: May 15 (PAMLA, Nov. 6-8, Portland, OR)

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:15pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Submissions are welcomed for the Romanticism panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Assocation (PAMLA) conference this November 6-8 in Portland, Oregon. In keeping with the panel's status as a standing, annual session, all topics and approaches are welcome.

Proposals should be sent through the online submission system by May 15, 2015:

[REMINDER] American Lit before 1865 Panel- PAMLA

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:54pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

PAMLA 2015 will be held in Portland, November 6-8.

To submit to the American Literature before 1865 Panel or to find a list of all sessions, please click here: .

Proposals are due May 15th, 2015.

You may propose to more than one panel, but can only accept one invitation to present. You do not need to be a member of PAMLA to submit, but you do need to become one to present and attend and the conference.

For any inquiries, please contact Amanda Kong at

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
Digital Frontiers

Deadline extended to May 15!

Digital Frontiers seeks conference submissions that explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory for the fourth annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp, September 17-19, 2015 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Submissions may include individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, or posters. We encourage presentations that incorporate audio-visual/multimedia elements.

First Annual International Postgraduate Conference in English Language and Literature, November 4-5, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 7:00am
Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad, (IIUI) Pakistan is delighted to announce its first annual International postgraduate conference in English language and literature. The conference will be held on November 4-5, 2015 in the Old Campus of IIUI. The conference will provide an opportunity to the post-graduate/early career researchers to share and test their ideas in front of their peers and to learn from each other in a friendly environment.
The organizers of the conference solicit abstracts from post-graduate/early career researchers in the fields of literature, linguistics and English Language Teaching. The abstracts may relate to the current research being undertaken by the presenters.

[REMINDER] British Literature and Culture: Long-Eighteenth Century PAMLA 2015: Portland Oregon Nov 6-8

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:55am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.
As a standing session, our panel entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics. A great opportunity to share your work with other scholars.

If you are interested in submitting your proposal, please do so before the PAMLA deadline of May 15th, 2015 using the on-line submission system at:

The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from Friday, November 6th to Sunday, November 8th 2015.

[update] "European Cinemas, Intercultural Meetings" - Extended CFP deadline: 17/5

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:28am
ECREA Film Studies Section

A Two-Day International Conference

New deadline for abstracts: Sunday 17 May 2015

Conference dates: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November 2015
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Organised by: ECREA Film Studies Section
Conference website:

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Daniela Berghahn, Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor William Higbee, University of Exeter

CFP: Persona Studies Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:59am
Persona Studies Journal

Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers. What work do these personas do? How does our work shape and dictate them? What are the constraints and effects of these personas?

Abstracts and Expressions of Interest (250-300 words) should be submitted by 19 June 2015 to with the subject heading "2015 Issue 2 Abstract." Full papers may also be submitted at this time.

Reading Girls

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:54am
Meredith Nash/University of Tasmania

Call for Papers – Edited Book
Title: Reading Girls
Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2015
Editors: Meredith Nash and Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:07pm
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat! The rise of awareness to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lifestyles, as well as the prevalence of fair trade campaigns, have rendered the slogan so ubiquitous that it runs the risk of metamorphosing into a dead metaphor. As such, for Transverse Issue 15, we want to challenge the assumption that inevitably binds the product and the consumer into a one way relationship, and focus on the active roles food plays within cultural spaces.

[UPDATE] Journal Articles on Queer Cinema and Television (deadline: May 15, 2015)

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 1:27pm
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture

DEADLINE REMINDER: Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect Journals, ISSN 1234-5678) is accepting articles pertaining to queer cinema and television, for possible publication in an issue to be released in Fall 2015, until Friday, May 15, 2015.