category: religion

Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry in conjuction with the University of Fiji
contact email: 
shona@iiinz.org

Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry Conference:
Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

University of Fiji

22—25 April 2016

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
The Shakespeare Newsletter
contact email: 
shnl@iona.edu

The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
ericmatthewgreene@gmail.com

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

[UPDATE] Walker Percy Centennial. April 28-30, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
rgray@montreat.edu

Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 28-30, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

“Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women (Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts)" ASECS 2016 (3/31-4/3) Abstracts due 9/14

full name / name of organization: 
Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
misty.krueger@maine.edu

This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

[UPDATE] “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these “churchwomen” actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order. In their effort to address slavery, segregation, violence, disenfranchisement, and civil rights, these women moved audiences toward social reform with stirring speeches; cultivated activism by establishing clubs and councils; and held key leadership positions in political organizations including the the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). We seek papers from any theoretical or critical perspective that analyzes the ways in which these or other Black women activists employed their religious or spiritual authority to effect radical social change in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Mythology In Contemporary Culture in Seattle March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
earth2k8@mac.com

2016 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference, March 21-25 Sheraton Seattle

Seminar: Defining Nature

full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
contact email: 
medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu

Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly “the most complex word in the language.” This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu ; pschweit@su.edu

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, st

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

[UPDATE] Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 18

Hell Studies: Presenting and Representing Hell (ICMS Kalamazoo 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Societas Daemonetica
contact email: 
burleyr@bc.edu

The Societas Daemonetica is accepting proposals for fifteen- to twenty-minute papers for the Hell Studies session Presenting and Representing Hell, to be held at the International Congress on Medieval

[Update] Chronicles and Grimoires: The Occult as Political Commentary

full name / name of organization: 
ICMS Kalamazoo 2016
contact email: 
dominique.hoche@westliberty.edu

Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared.

Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

CFP: Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing

Heidelberg Center for American Studies 13th Annual Spring Academy Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
contact email: 
springacademy@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Heidelberg, Germany, 14-18 March, 2016

Call for Papers

Comment dit-on queer? Queer Theory in French

full name / name of organization: 
Adam J. Dexter / NeMLA
contact email: 
adexter@tulane.edu

47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
17 March - 20 March 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2015

CFP: CCLA Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively 28-30 May, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cclacongress2016@gmail.com

CFP: Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively

Cities of the Future - NeMLA Conference 2016 - Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University
contact email: 
mmlamber@andrew.cmu.edu

This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums.

Hartford and Antebellum American Writing

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA: 3/17-3/20, 2016
contact email: 
rwelburn@english.umass.edu

The reputations of Hartford, Connecticut, residents Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain overshadow the city’s antebellum authors.

The Evidence of Realism (deadline 9/23/15; ACLA, Harvard 3/17-20/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Geoffrey Baker
contact email: 
geoffrey.baker@yale-nus.edu.sg

The Evidence of Realism

[For the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Harvard University, March 17-20 2016]

Rethinking National Foundations: Using/Abusing History (ACLA 2016; March 17-20; Cambridge, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Malburne-Wade (Gettysburg College) / ACLA 2016
contact email: 
mmalburn@gettysburg.edu

Foundational texts, events, and people influence our cultural and national personas.

Call for papers and creative writing August 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
contact email: 
smatheson

The quint’s twenty eigth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

[UPDATE] CFP: “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY
contact email: 
jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

[UPDATE] Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: UPDATE

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

The Gender-Free Being, Kalamazoo ICMS 12-15 May 2016 SMFS Sponsored Session

full name / name of organization: 
Dorothy Kim, Associate Professor of English at Vassar College / Phoebe C. Linton, University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
dokim@vassar.edu / phoebe.linton@ed.ac.uk

One of the SMFS sponsored series, this session on ‘The Gender-Free Being’ invites papers to consider portrayals of characters in medieval history, literature and art of any period or language that explore the extent to which an individual’s identity is distinct from their socially gendered, or sexual being.

Rediviva: Reception of Classical Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Classical Association of the Middle West and South (Panel proposal)
contact email: 
powens@wyomingcatholiccollege.com

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

Old age and aging in British theatre and drama - An edited collection

full name / name of organization: 
dr Katarzyna Bronk
contact email: 
kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

In contrast to the ongoing childhood studies, humanistic gerontology is still largely an unexplored research area, despite more and more attention being paid to old age by historians, sociologists and

[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Journal Special Issue August 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS--A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that refl

Lacan and Philosophy (ACLA 2016, March 17 -20, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd McGowan (University of Vermont)/Gautam Basu Thakur (Boise State U)
contact email: 
Todd.McGowan@uvm.edu Or gbasuth2@gmail.com

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of a controversial talk that Jacques Lacan gave at MIT.

Call for Book Chapters. Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
eshabliy@tulane.edu

In today’s complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe.

Call for Proposals:'Identity, Intimacy' conference - Toronto, 30-31 October, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

Extended deadline for proposals: 5 September, 2015

For detailed CFP, see http://modernhorizonsjournal.ca/october2015cfp-2/

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