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[UPDATE] Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

Reconsidering Sodomy

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
james.mulder@tufts.edu

Following Foucault’s description of sodomy as “that utterly confused category,” literary scholars like Jonathan Goldberg and Alan Bray, among others, have continued to theorize the ways in which

Feminist Spaces 2.1 “Queering Feminism: LBGTQ and Feminist Intersectionality” due Oct. 1

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Spaces Journal
contact email: 
feministspacesjournal@gmail.com

Feminist Spaces invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that adhere to this issue’s theme of feminist LGBTQ+ intersectionality.

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.

LITERATURE TODAY: Call for submissions for October 2015 issue

full name / name of organization: 
Literature Today
contact email: 
editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com

we are inviting submissions for
October 2015 issue of Literature Today. Theme of our October 2015
issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories and one act
plays on :

Seeking Teaching Tools Submissions for Studies in the Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Barber-Stetson
contact email: 
claire.barber-stetson@marquette.edu

Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the “Teaching Tools” section of its website.

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Graphic Novels and World Literature Teaching Tools (July 27)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Teaching Tools
contact email: 
kbishop@sky.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp

The editorial team at _Studies in the Novel_ is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website: https://studiesinthenovel.org/interact/teaching-t

Unsung Heroines of British Literature; Deadline: September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Susmita Roye, Delaware State University
contact email: 
sroye@desu.edu

Papers invited for roundtable at NeMLA Convention 2016

UNSUNG HEROINES OF BRITISH LITERATURE

Religious Authority in American Literature (NeMLA - Hartford, CT - March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Heffner-Burns; Sara Snyder / Lehigh University
contact email: 
rah211@lehigh.edu; sjs211@lehigh.edu

Panel 15980: Religious Authority in American Literature

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

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

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

Call for papers and creative writing the quint 7.4 DEADLINE 15/08/15

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

[UPDATE]: Extension-25 July, Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

Deadline Extended to 25 July 2015!

For full CFP and complete information, please visit our conference website at Modalities2015.com. (Original CFP post to UPenn)

This is a symposium about -alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. We choose to consider not "environment," say, but "environmentality" in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, -ality. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre.

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"
contact email: 
ktmacdonnell@gmail.com

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

CFP: Air and the Visual Session at the AAH 2016 Conference (7–9 April 2016); CFP Deadline: 9 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Sciampacone / Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
asciampacone@gmail.com

Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016

UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

Dis/ability in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture, Abstracts due by 9/30/15 for NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Welter
contact email: 
cmz274@wildcats.unh.edu

This NeMLA panel seeks to reconsider the role that dis/ability plays in the poetry, fiction, drama, and/or art of the long nineteenth century in Britain.

CFP: Love and/in campuses

full name / name of organization: 
Literophile
contact email: 
literophile@gmail.com

Love and/in campuses
Call for contributions; Issue 1, Volume 8, Literophile

“Love makes the world go round even if it doesn't last.”
August Strindberg, Miss Julie

[UPDATE] REČI: A JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 8TH ISSUE, NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 JULY 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that the deadline for manuscript submission for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture has been extended to 31 July 2015.

"Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)
contact email: 
greenwellamm@gmail.com

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college.

452°F Journal: “Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art”

full name / name of organization: 
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
redaccion@452f.com

http://452f.com/index.php/en/convocatoria14

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2015@gmail.com

“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”-Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2.2)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West), Proposals due July 15

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota
October 16-18, 2015

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

REVISED FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

MORE MONSTERS FOR THE EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA

Love Letters. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
loveletters@inter-disciplinary.net

Love Letters
3rd Global Meeting of the Letters and Letter Writing Project

Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (July 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ete@inter-disciplinary.net

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices
10th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016
Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

full name / name of organization: 
Drew University
contact email: 
drewtransatlantic@gmail.com

Call For Papers

SOCRATES CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: VOL. 3 NO. 3 ISSUE - September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Socrates : Scholarly Research Journal
contact email: 
editor@socratesjournal.com

 

Regular Paper Submission:

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

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Ormandy
contact email: 
monstrousmessengers@gmail.com

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

The language of satire: Group section sponsered by the BCLA, ICLA Vienna, 21-27 July 2016

full name / name of organization: 
British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
mathelinda.nabugodi.10@ucl.ac.uk

Call for Papers: The language of satire
Group Section sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association
ICLA: The Many Languages of Comparative Literature

Texts and Contexts: The Cultural Legacies of Ada Lovelace

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
adalovelaceworkshop@ell.ox.ac.uk

“That brain of mine is more than merely mortal; as time will show.”

Essays on English Literature invited for the Inaugural Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Spring Magazine on English Literature
contact email: 
chiefeditor@springmagazine.net

Spring Magazine on English Literature
(www.springmagazine.net)
Call for Papers

Ashgate Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present (no deadline; book series)

full name / name of organization: 
Ann Donahue, Ashgate Publishing
contact email: 
adonahue@ashgate.com

Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;
and religion.

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