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New Critics VII Undergraduate English Conference. April 9, 2016

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:42pm
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta

We are soliciting abstracts for critical undergraduate essays on any topic relating to literature or composition. If accepted, completed papers should be readable in no more than 15 minutes. Now in its seventh year, New Critics represents a rare opportunity for undergraduates to present their work in a forum modeled on professional academic conferences and concluding with a keynote address by a notable scholar (previous speakers include Jonathan Culler and Daniel Mendelsohn). The deadline for abstract submission is March 4, 2016.


Monday, November 16, 2015 - 9:53am
University of Warwick

The Matter of Resistance Conference University of Warwick

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)

Joseph Shafer (English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick)
Sourit Bhattacharya (English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick)

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Deadline for Submissions:January 20th, 2016

Call for Papers

CFP: Acta Philologica anniversary issue (deadline: January 31, 2016)

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 8:32am
Acta Philologica/University of Warsaw

Acta Philologica

Call for papers
for the issue celebrating
the bicentennial of the University of Warsaw,
to be published in Autumn 2016

Acta Philologica is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the University of Warsaw, which for the last 47 years has published scholarship in the fields of linguistics as well as cultural and literary studies. It is indexed by the CEJSH (Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), Academica, and Index Copernicus.

We accept manuscripts in English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Submission guidelines for authors

Shakespeare and the Object

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 8:09am
Rivista Costellazioni

In the year of the four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1616-2016), the first issue of the journal Costellazioni will be devoted to Shakespearean drama, considered from a particular perspective that aims to analyze the role and function of the object in the texts, in stagings and in the critical reception of the works of the Elizabethan playwright.

Powerful Women (Publication date: Winter 2016)

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:38am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

"Everyday Americans need a champion. And I wannabe that champion!" (Clinton's campaign video 2015)

Early Career Reseachers IV

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:35am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal GenderForum ( has launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every October will see an issue that spotlights the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions can be new academic writing composed specifically for this issue, or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Masculinity Studies, and/or Queer Theory.

Queer Cinema (Publication date: Fall 2016)

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:32am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Ever since the momentous success of Ang Lee's western-drama Brokeback Mountain, queer film has increasingly reached the mainstream. Brokeback Mountain was followed by a considerable amount of Hollywood productions that focused on representations of queer issues and characters such as Milk, A Single Man, The Imitation Game and, as the youngest addition to the list, Stonewall. The latter is directed by Roland Emmerich, a filmmaker who is usually known for blockbusters like Independence Day. The fact that both star directors and casts have entered the production of critically and commercially successful queer film-making is indicative of its mainstream potential and a growing target audience.

Gender and/in Captivity

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:25am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

This issue of Gender Forum addresses all aspects of captivity in relation to questions of gender and sexuality. From psychological captivity over social captivity to physical incarceration, we invite a variety of papers addressing the subject of imprisonment.

* Gender theories and captivity
* Daily performance of gender and the role of impersonation and fantasy
* Gendered visual and material cultures: From the theatrical stage to the silver screen
* Gender Identities: Political Imprisonment and History
* ...

CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:50pm
Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

Exploring Liability of Foreignness Through the Eyes of Young Adults in Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:34pm
Yahia Hakami Emporia State Universiy

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie recounts the liability of foreignness that confronts Indian Americans who are embodied by the protagonist, Junior, and his family. Although it appears indirectly articulated by the writer, being a foreigner is the biggest challenge that sparks hazardous and paramount issues and obstacles which are depicted as meaningful themes for Indian Americans in this novel. Consequently, Indian Americans' adults are indescribably conquered by their cultural identity, causing a plethora of difficulties to adapt to the circumstances.

The Life of the Child's Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:51pm
David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association

This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people. Just as American culture is often characterized as anti-intellectual, as if the democratization of education entailed a turn away from the life of the mind, literature for the young is sometimes summed up as empty-headed. Even the school story—a genre named for the central role it gives to school experience—is notorious for its lack of interest in academic pursuits. Hence the need to consider those rarer narratives that give expression to the intellectual lives of the young.

Critical Juncture: Representations of the Body, April 8-9, 2016, Emory University

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:39pm
Critical Juncture

Deadline to submit abstracts: December 15, 2016

Now in its third year, the Critical Juncture conference at Emory University provides a forum for emerging scholars to engage with important thinkers on topics that reach beyond traditional disciplinary lines. This year's conference, "Representations of the Body," will center on work that interrogates how the human body is represented at complex intersections of multiple identities: race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and beyond. See below the call for more information about the innovative conference design.

3rd Annual Graduate English Conference: Crime and Criminality (April 1-2, 2015)

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:27pm
Carolina Graduate Literature Society

We are currently welcoming submissions, which should include a 250 word abstract. Rather than panel presentations, we will host a series of seminars. Seminars will provide participants the opportunity for a collaborative conversation around a particular topic. Each seminar will be capped at 15 participants and will be run by faculty with expertise in the topic. Each participant will submit a five-page position paper before the conference to be read and commented on in advance by the other participants; time in the seminar itself will be reserved for discussion.

Topics should focus on styles and forms of criminality, including but not limited to: