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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:28am
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

With the deadline to submit CFPs a few weeks away (May 15th), we are still looking for new, exciting proposals to add to an already impressive array of submissions for SAMLA 87. Our CFP submission form is easily accessible on the homepage of our newly redesigned website at

Our theme, In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts, invites scholars to look at the intersections of art, artistry, art forms, artists, film, creative writing, theory and criticism, culture,performers, authors, literature, and more.

[UPDATE] Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; proposal deadline 6/8/15

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:04am
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30 and 31, 2015.
Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity sex or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics within the areas listed are encouraged.

[UPDATE] CfP Extended deadline 31 May - Migration & Marginalities: C21 Routes

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:47am
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK

Across Europe, the public discourses of migration continue to trade on anxiety and fear. Much of this debate seems wearying familiar: populist politicians rehearse familiar anti-immigration rhetoric, while EU states co-operate to target so-called "irregular" migrants. At the same time, European migration appears to display new contours and patterns that such repetitions seem unable to record. Migration within Europe has also changed, as the EU expansion has combined with the calamitous collapse of finance capital.

WAITING AS CULTURAL PRACTICE: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 20.-22. May 2016, University Paderborn/Germany

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:35am
Universität Paderborn & Kennesaw State University

20. – 22. May 2016 at the University Paderborn, Germany

Waiting shapes the narratives of individuals and societies alike. Yet, waiting is more than just one realization of the present. Far from being a mere form of intermittent white noise, waiting could be conceptualized as the unravelling of and the reflection on a plurality of possible futures. Waiting simultaneously foregrounds the often paradoxical agency/passivity of the waiting subject as explored, for example, in the narrative of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey.

Global Cultures of Contestation International Conference at the University of Amsterdam (15 & 16 October 2015)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 5:42am
Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies

Global Cultures of Contestation International Conference

Organised by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies

University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

15 & 16 October 2015

Keynote Speakers:

- Paul Gilroy (King's College London)

- Zeynep Tufekci (TBC) (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

- Robin Celikates & Thomas Poell (University of Amsterdam)

Call for submissions: (de)gendering the postcolonial. Deadline 30 June 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:51am
de genere Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies

Cfp: First Issue of
de genere
Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere
Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies

(de)gendering the postcolonial
Postcoloniali e generi – postcoloniali degeneri
Eds. Marta Cariello and Serena Guarracino

Originality in a Digital Culture (13 Marcy 2016)

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:23pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

Call for Papers: 2015 21st Century English Conference - October 24, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:03pm
Bowling Green State University Department of English

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email:

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 24, 2015

We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.

CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now

OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:34pm
Transtechnology Research, CogNovo and the Cognition Insitute, University of Plymouth

OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Workshop and Conference: Preliminary notice and call for participation

Deadline May 15 2015

Short papers and posters are invited for a conference to be held at the University of Plymouth, UK between 7-11 September 2015.

Workshops: 7-8 September
Conference: 9-11 September

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Amy Ione
Director of the Diatrope Institute, Berkeley, California, USA

Roger Malina
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

ICLA XXIst Congress 2016, July 21 – July 27, 2016

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:21am
Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée/ International Comparative Literature Association


The many languages of comparative literature

The comparison of literary texts from different cultural spheres and in different lan-guages was at the origin of comparative literature. Even after comparatist paradigms have changed and developed, and after comparative criticism has expanded consider-ably, the crossing of borders between languages is still essential to the discipline.

Shakespeare and Waste, May 23rd, 2015 (Abstracts May 1st)

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:03am
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT)

The Oxford English Dictionary lists three main senses for 'waste' in the English language:

1, Waste or desert land
2, Action or process of wasting
3, Waste matter, refuse

The conference invites abstracts for 20 minute papers which fit under these broad headings.

Papers might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas and questions: