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Special Issue of Wenshan Review: "Affective Perspectives from East Asia," deadline: 15 October 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 4:37am
Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Since the turn of the new millennium, affect studies has emerged as one of the most burgeoning fields within literary and cultural studies, a theoretical trend in the West which we now designate as "the affective turn." Over the years a myriad approaches to affect have appeared one after another, which helped contribute to a discursive heteroglossia in which its scope of influence and visibility proves increasingly vast. Some critics followed in the footsteps of queer theorist Eve Sedgwick's psychological model, a school which had played a key role in the institution of affect studies per se, whereas some insisted upon the an intervention into affect's socio-political implications from the perspectives of cultural criticism or classical psychoanalysis.

IASA 48th Annual Conference:Italian American Values:October 15th-17th, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:08pm
Italian American Studies Association

Send Proposals by Email Only to Alan Gravano, President,
Deadline: June 3, 2015

The Italian American Studies Association welcomes proposals for individual presentations and full panels at its 48th annual conference in Washington, D. C. Especially encouraged are scholarly and creative presentations and panels focused on the broad theme of the conference: the nature, history, dynamics, and problematics of an Italian American system of values—current and historical, perceived or imagined, personal or social.

[UPDATE] "Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/10/15

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Circum-Caribbean Poetics"
Professor Jana Braziel ( and Nicasio Urbina ( are issuing a "Call for Papers" for a special issue of Cincinnati Romance Review (slated for publication in spring 2016) devoted to the theme of Circum-Caribbean Poetics.
Submissions Due September 10, 2015.
English / Ingles / Anglais

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:04pm
Carleton University

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:14am
Cogent Arts & Humanities OA

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

Cogent Arts & Humanities welcomes submissions to a special collection of articles exploring the evolving field of digital humanities.

Digital technology has forever changed the way humanists conduct research and engage with the world. It is now common for scholars to share research online with an increasingly global audience yet local resources continue to animate and inform so much digital humanities research.

Writing (of) Women's Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities (November 13-15, 2015)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:40am
Women’s Studies Panel, Session II, SAMLA Conference

What is the political significance of embodiment? In this panel, we are looking for a broad array of papers which consider the stakes of embodiment in contemporary culture. What does it mean to have a body that is contested, illegible, unreadable, unexpected? What is at stake in claiming such a body? How are writers addressing such bodies? This panel encourages papers and presentations which consider the portrayal, evocation, and consideration of such bodies in fiction, nonfiction, and cultural artifacts broadly. By June 15, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Monica Miller,

BJLL Vol. VII (2015) - Call for Submissions

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 4:15am
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

It includes submissions from current postgraduate students from a range of backgrounds, including specialists in Literature and Language from all periods and cultures.

Each issue of the BJLL features articles, notes, book reviews, original artwork and poems from postgraduate students. The theme for Vol. VII (2015) is open-ended.

[UPDATE] Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:36pm

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 18th for SWSW

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:17pm
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) 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.

SWSW regularly features panels on a wide range of topics related to Southern literature and culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:14pm
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined. Sessions will include—but not limited to—

•Creative writers discussing connections among (or possible conflicts between) aesthetics and faith in either their own work or the work of others.

•The analysis of literary texts or cultural artifacts that in some way explore or embody one or more aspects of religious belief or practice, broadly defined.