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International conference on: New Media: Interactions and Transactions

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 5:32pm
Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

The objective of this conference is to tackle new media contents and the exchanges produced. The conference also aims at analyzing the impact of this new media landscape on intercultural communication and on the economic processes. The conference will, thus, focus on the following areas:

Cultural Diversity: New Media and Contexts

 Languagesandsocial media

▪ New media, freedom of religion, culture shock

▪ Literary and artistic productions in the digital era

 New Media andPower: Intercultural Issues

 ▪ New media and its impact on promoting human rights

New media, power and gender

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (ALRA)

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:17am
Center for the Study of Academic Labor
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (ALRA) is a peer-reviewed open access academic journal launched in 2016 by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) at Colorado State University. The journal encourages ongoing research on matters relating to tenure and contingency in the academy, both nationally and internationally. Along with our center and web site, we offer a research home for those undertaking scholarship in areas broadly defined as tenure studies and contingency studies. To meet this objective, we invite a wide range of contributions, from the statistical to the historic/archival, from the theoretical to the applied, from the researched to the creative, and from empirical to essayist forms.

(Re)Reading: Navigating Space|Time|Frontiers

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 8:29pm
Comparative Literature Graduate Conference (Binghamton University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

(Re)Reading: Navigating Space|Time|Frontiers

Ninth Graduate Conference in Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics

Department of Comparative Literature

Binghamton University (SUNY)

March 31-April 1


The question and experience of reading becomes more and more urgent as we rethink modes and practices of reading.  How do our current practices dissolve, shift, or reinforce master narratives of disciplinary reading? How does the text resist imposition of borders, methods, and normalization?  

Thorstein Veblen's The Higher Learning in America at 100 (MLA 2018)

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:13am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Thorstein Veblen's 1918 The Higher Learning in America: A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men presented one of the earliest anti-corporate critiques of university-industry relations. This panel will offer readings of his classic study in light of the changes in American universities over the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. What can we learn from Veblen's critique? Does his argument still hold up 100 years later, and, if so, how might we use it as a resource in our own struggles against austerity budgeting, labor casualization, and corporatization in our institutions?

[Update] Georgia Philological Association: May 19, 2017 Meeting and Call for Papers

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:05pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

The twelfth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 19, 2017. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

[Reminder] The State of Abjection

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Thomas Spitzer-Hanks & Darieck Scott
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection suggests that the formation and maintenance of both individual subjectivity and group identity depends on the management of a psychological and corporeal imperfection that our enculturation requires we repudiate. What is abject in ourselves we disavow, and through transference shift onto the Other who, in turn, becomes the guarantor of our bounded selfhood and our group identifications. This ideal state, defined through metrics of subjectival coherence themselves based on a fantasy imposed by the logic of late capitalism – the fear of lack and of loss that today drives unprecedented levels of industrial and corporeal incorporativity – is one whose attainment haunts and motivates us.

Announcing the 2017 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:17am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017


The 2017 First Book Institute

June 4-10, 2017

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity


Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Editor of American Literature

Panel: English Studies in Ruins?: The Future Shape of English Studies in a Changing Academic Climate

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:20am
English: Shared Futures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

A Call for Papers from PhD candidates, early career researchers and postdoctoral scholars


English: Shared Futures, A Major Conference Across the Discipline

Newcastle Civic Centre, Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th July, 2017


Panel: English Studies in Ruins?: The Future Shape of English Studies in a Changing Academic Climate