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

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:51am
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

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).

Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like
Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
History, politics, war & peace
Culture, anthropology & ecology
Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
Ships, boats, etc.
Aquatic life
Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:14pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature

Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
April 28-30, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

Keynoters: Farrell O'Gorman, Belmont Abbey College
Jim Wildeman, Covenant College, emeritus

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:15am
Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean. The panel calls for papers that pay close attention to women's experiences as they travel (by choice or by force) across land and sea and eventually learn how to live in new places under remarkable circumstances. The panel aims to problematize the ideas of location and nationality, so it welcomes papers that complicate the seeming divide between "American" and "British" texts, writers, characters, and subjects. In addition to literary studies, this panel encourages submissions from disciplines such as history, art history, linguistics, gender studies, and oceanic studies.

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:07am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)

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.

Mythology In Contemporary Culture in Seattle March 21-25

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:14pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

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

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

Seminar: Defining Nature

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6:58pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:27am
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10, 2015

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 4:54am
International Comparative Literature Association

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, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, and class identities. This trend toward embracing otherness has often been instituted and protected by laws and policies in different countries, and employees have been trained to effectively maintain agreeable and harmonious work atmosphere with each other.

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:09pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.