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The (Native) American University (9/30/15)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 8:16am
NeMLA 2016

The colonial appropriation of indigenous place names has been an abiding concern of postcolonial studies. The severing of names from their semantic, grammatical, and linguistic ties within the native language and their re-contextualization within the language of the settler creates, in a variety of ways for both colonizer and colonized, a gap between the experience and meaning of a place and the name used to describe it, complicating the colonial boundary.

[UPDATE] Philament (Online Journal of Arts and Culture), Issue 21: "Terror Australis" -- Deadline extended to 1 August 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 2:30am
Chris Rudge, University of Sydney

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, seeks submissions from postgraduate students and early-career academics (within five years of graduation) that explore the theme "Terror Australis."

Panic, apprehension, alarm, fear, dread: these and other relatives of terror have long infected Australian texts. Resisting demarcation, terror can be a protean sense, a chimerical substance, an uncontainable ill feeling, an institutionalised technic, or a form of disciplinary power.

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:48pm
NeMLA 2016

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures. Germain Bazin termed the nineteenth century the "Museum Age" for the myriad ways the new phenomenon of the public museum redefined the social status of art. This session investigates how this development was received by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglophone authors writing during and immediately following the rise of the modern museum.

Journal of New Zealand Literature Essay Prize (31 August 2015)

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 5:55pm
Journal of New Zealand Literature

JNZL essay prize
The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2015
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) offers an annual prize for an essay in the area of New Zealand literary studies.
• The prize is available to graduate students and to emerging scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.
• There is a cash prize.
• The winning entry will be published in JNZL.
• The prize is open internationally.
• Entries will be judged anonymously by the Editorial Committee and the International Advisory Board of JNZL. Judging will be by majority decision.
• The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 6:53am
EnJeu(x) - University of Maine (France) and Akron (US)

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with the support of the regional program EnJeu(x).

Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:34pm
Drew University

Call For Papers
The Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary gathering that aims to encourage conversation between scholars and researchers of Irish and Irish-American culture and the writers, artists, local historians, surfers, musicians, skaters, chefs, poets, thinkers and readers of Irish and Irish-American culture.This is the third year of Transatlantic Connections, and the overall theme of this year is Ireland and the Diaspora.

UPDATE: Edited Collection: Monstrous Messengers:Supernatural Figures Children's Picture Books Deadline July 15

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:14am
Leslie Ormandy

CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers:Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books Deadline Extended July 15
Full Name
Leslie Ormandy (Clackamas Community College)
Contact email: monstrousmessengers(at)

I am still in need of several chapters for this edited collection. Please recall that the focus in on physical picture books and children, not on television or film. Deadline for submission is extended to July 15. Questions are welcomed.

Call for Monographs 2015: Book Series on East‐West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:01am
National Taiwan University Press

This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East‐West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re‐create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following: