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[UPDATE] The IJHCS: International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Call for Papers (dealine 25 August 2014)

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:32am
The IJHCS: International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the Volume 1, Issue 2 (September 2014). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: August 25, 2014 (extended). Issue Publication Date: September 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage. Contributions have to be sent to:


CFP: UC Berkeley Graduate Student Conference "Leaps of Faith" Deadline: 09/15/14

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:04pm
Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

Call for Papers

Deadline September 15, 2014

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Hosted by The Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley
November 21-22, 2014.

This conference aims to explore diverse acts of faith and their significance in both secular and religious contexts. We welcome submissions from graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Abstracts due to by September 15, 2014.

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, UC Berkeley

"Government / Literature" for ACLA 2015 (Seattle, March 25-29)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:17am
Kevin Riordan / Nanyang Technological University

"Government" and "literature" belong to different spheres, exercise different forms of power, and are studied in different departments. As literary scholars, we often pit literature as a positive (humanizing, expressive, or empowering) force against negative (impersonal, bureaucratic, or oppressive) governments. Or, perhaps more commonly, we treat governments as irrelevant to the production and circulation of literary works. This seminar works to move beyond these familiar positions. We welcome papers from varied national, transnational, and historical contexts that stage the relation between government and literature in new and surprising ways.

Theater/Performance Studies Panel at El Mundo Zurdo/Gloria Anzaldúa Conference (May 27-30, 2014)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:07pm
Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa

Theater and Performance Studies Panel

El Mundo Zurdo 2015: Memoria y Conocimiento, Interdisciplinary Anzaldúan Studies--Archive, Legacy, and Thought
May 27-30, 2014
Austin, Texas

I am seeking collaborators for a panel focusing on Theater and Performance Studies at the 2015 Gloria Anzaldúa Conference. Papers may explore theater and performance through an Anzaldúan lens and/or study Anzaldúa's work (the archive) as theater/performance. Innovative approaches to the intersections of Anzaldúa's work and theater/peformance are especially welcome.

Call for Creative & Scholarly Writing

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:08pm
Kudzu House Quarterly

Kudzu House Quarterly (formerly Kudzu Review), an independent journal of ecology, is seeking chapbooks (Aug. 1), scholarship (Sept. 1), and general creative writing (Sept. 1), for its upcoming issues. Submissions for our winter issue close at the end of the month! Our focus is ecological southern writing. We are always looking for books to review and contributed reviews of ecocritical scholarship and ecological creative writing. We are open to hybrid-genre work, especially for the blog. Queries to

[UPDATE] Limina Journal Volume 20.2 "Fear and Loathing"

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:11pm
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Call for Papers: Volume 20.2

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies


The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for papers of substantive and original scholarly work from postgraduate and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

• Social and/or Immigration Policy

• Gender and/or Sexuality

• Fear And Loathing in the Australian Context

• Experiences of Difference

• Digital and/or Popular Culture

• Anthropology

• Identity(Ies)

• Religion

• Narratives of the Self

• Stigma

Forms of Talk - ACLA 2015

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:28pm

"Forms of Talk" takes into account the multifaceted achievements of "talk," as distinct from related categories like speech, voice, discourse, dialogue, communication, or even conversation. Our seminar shares a title with sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking study (1981) on what has been called the "micro-sociology" of everyday interactions. The seminar places an emphasis on oralities that have been considered too commonplace, informal, accidental, idle, wasteful, or inauthentic to be of value.

A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou: A Special Issue of The College Language Association Journal, Dr. Cheryl Wall, Guest Editor

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:14pm
College Language Association

The College Language Association Journal is pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue focusing on the life and work of the late Dr. Maya Angelou.

We invite proposals for essays examining any aspect of Angelou's multi-faceted career, including her role as poet, memoirist, autobiographer, dancer, singer, dramatist, producer, song writer, novelist, and educator. Essays that explore Angelou's contributions as a cook book author and children's book author are welcome as well. The editor of the special issue is open to receiving essay proposals representing a range of critical contexts including African Diaspora/Post- Colonial, African American literary history and culture, Feminism/Womanism, and Queer Theory.

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:26pm
University of Augsburg, Germany

Call for Papers

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:02am
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.

Scope of the volume:

[UPDATE] How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:44am
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida

How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 3:52pm

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Adaptation Section of the 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:41pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Adaptation and Intertextuality

Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered, including but not limited to novel to film/play/TV adaptations, short story to film/TV adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, painting to novel/film adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to opera adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of!