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Restaging the Harlem Renaissance: New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan (June 27, 2015, deadline: Mar. 27)

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:50am
Columbia University

New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan

A one-day interdisciplinary symposium
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Columbia University, New York City

Conference co-sponsors: Columbia University's Department of Music, Ph.D Program in Theatre, Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the IRAAS Alumni Council, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Cineforum Journal Call for Submissions

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:08am
Cineforum / Dongguk University, South Korea

Cineforum Journal Call for Submissions:

Cineforum is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the theory and art of the moving image. Cineforum is published three times a year by the Department of Film Studies at Dongguk University, one of the preeminent film departments in South Korea. It was first published in 1999 and is one of the oldest running Korean film and moving images journals. Cineforum has been certified due to the criteria established for an international research journal by the National Research Foundation of Korea since 2011.

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:14pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Possible pieces for consideration:

Robin Hood in Words and Music

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 6:31pm
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations at 2016 MLA in Austing

This session is devoted to how Robin Hood has been depicted in words and music from the middle ages to the present. Mail 250 word abstracts by 8 March 2015.

PAMLA 2015 Special Session: "Faulkner & Time" (11/6-8, Portland)

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:53pm

This special session takes the 2015 PAMLA conference theme of "Literature and Time" as an occasion for reconsidering a topic that has interested Faulkner critics for as long as there has been Faulkner criticism. We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.

Please send questions to and submit 250-word abstracts via the online system at by May 1, 2015.

"The Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinarity," Graduate Research Symposium at the University of Central Arkansas

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:43pm
University of Central Arkansas, College of Liberal Arts Student Research Symposium

The College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate Programs in English, History, and World Languages at the University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR) will host a Graduate Research Symposium focused on the theme of "The Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinarity" on Wednesday, April 22, and Thursday, April 23. (Presentations by UCA undergraduates will also take place on Thursday, April 23.) We invite abstracts on a variety of topics in the humanities and social sciences, and especially welcome papers that are interdisciplinary in scope.

Representing Neurological Difference (MLA 2016)

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:18pm
Ajitpaul Mangat

Papers addressing how representations of "neurological difference" provide new ways of understanding aesthetic formal tactics, disability, embodiment, and/or human cognition, subjectivity, and sociality. 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2015; Ajitpaul Mangat (

"Women of the Mediterranean", Sorrento Italy, June 12-13, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:15pm
Sant’Anna Institute

Sant'Anna Institute (Sorrento, Italy) and the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, United States) are pleased to present the First International Conference

"Women of the Mediterranean"
Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento Italy, June 12-13, 2015

Conference Location: Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento (Italy)
Conference Director: Prof. Giovanni Spani (College of the Holy Cross)
Conference Coordinator: Marco Marino (Sant'Anna Institute)
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Barbara Zecchi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Gender and Sexuality in Spanish Urban Spaces- Call for Papers

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 1:44pm
Debra Ochoa, Trinity University; Maria DiFrancesco, Ithaca College

For this volume of critical essays, the editors invite submissions of abstracts examining the synergistic interplay of urban space and architectural structure with gender and sexuality in recent cultural production, primarily literary fiction and film, from 2000 to the present.

CFP: Academic Provocations

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 1:41pm

CFP: Academic Provocations

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation ( seeks submissions that deal with the topic of academic provocations.


Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 11:59am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) —

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15
Deadline: March 12 2015
Please visit: |

To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link:

In addition to following the notice below.

MLA 2016 (1/7 - 1/10) Special Session: Post-Apartheid South African Literature and Globalization

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 9:42am
Modern Language Association

How does contemporary South African literature critique, compromise with, or otherwise engage the nation's neoliberal dispensation? This special session proposal is intended to relate to the 2016 MLA Conference's "Literature and its Publics" theme.

Potential paper topics:
--literature's relationship to citizenship and civil society;
--apartheid in new forms;
--the neoliberal city (Cape Town and Johannesburg);
--SA as a tourist attraction;
--the legacies of Gordimer and Coetzee;
--"post-Western" capitalisms (e.g., the Indian Ocean economy).

Please send 300-word abstract and CV to by March 15.

Irish Migrant Adaptations: Memory, Performance and Place (Deadline March 31st 2015)

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 9:28am
Jason King, NUI Galway, Charlotte McIvor, NUI Galway, Matthew Spangler, San Jose State University

Irish Migrant Adaptations:
Memory, Performance and Place

The collection seeks to explore how immigration to Ireland has redefined perceptions of Irish communities and localities, performance traditions, and patterns of remembrance in the period between the mid-1990s and the present. Specifically, this collection will examine how adaptation, in its broadest sense, has been used as an avenue and strategy for cultural change.