category: travel writing

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus, NeMLA 2016, Hartford (deadline for panel proposals: 29/05/2015; conference: 17-20/03/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA (Northeast MLA)
contact email: 
wgsnemla@gmail.com

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Hosted by the University of Connecticut
Session Proposal Deadline: May 29, 2015
Call for Papers Begins: June 15, 2015

CfP. The Third Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Us

full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
contact email: 
application@euroacademia.eu

The Third Euroacademia International Conference
‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’

Palazzo Bernardini, Lucca,Tuscany, Italy
19 – 20 June 2015

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com; nurit@ritukh.co.il

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

[REMINDER] American Lit before 1865 Panel- PAMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
akong@calstatela.edu

PAMLA 2015 will be held in Portland, November 6-8.

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Frontiers
contact email: 
Spencer.Keralis@unt.edu

Deadline extended to May 15!

ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millenial North-American Literature and Visual Culture, 7-8 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
contact email: 
exrey2016@gmail.com

Internationa Conference: ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Lublin, Poland
April 7-8, 2016

Call for papers
MCSU Department of American Literature and Culture in cooperation with Canadian Studies Department and Video Game Research Center is pleased to announce a two-day international conference “ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.” The conference will take place in Lublin, Poland, on 7-8 April 2016.
We invite presentations that focus on the forms of expression and repression in American or Canadian literature and visual culture (i.e. film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) spanning the period of the last fifteen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
•language as a source and tool of oppression and empowerment
•sexuality: self-expression vs. erotophobia and sexual repression
•mind: creativity and trauma, denial and repressed memory
•the body as a space of self-expression and self-inflicted regimes: dietary and beautification practices, clothing, body modification
•emotional abuse, power, and control relationships
•spaces of confinement: prisons, war zones, refugee camps
•surveillance: panopticons and spaces of control
•political repression and persecution: totalitarianism, autocracy, dictatorship, despotism
•representations of post-millennial watersheds (9/11, Enron, John Jay Report, crisis of 2008)
•new forms of narrative expression (blogs, fan fiction, Twiterature)
•text as an interactive space: ergodic literature, hypertext, cybertext
•video games and virtual worlds as spaces of expression and repression
•cross- and trans-media dialogues (expressing image through text and text through image)

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Stefan Brandt, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria
Prof. Pawel Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Selected presenters will be invited to participate in a joint book project to be published by Peter Lang in 2017.

Abstracts, including the title of the paper, name of the author(s), and academic affiliation, should be sent to Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel to exrey2016@gmail.com by 15 October 2015.

The conference fee of 250 PLN or 65 € covers conference materials, coffee breaks and a wine reception.

Further information is available on the conference website at exrey.umcs.lublin.pl.

[REMINDER] British Literature and Culture: Long-Eighteenth Century PAMLA 2015: Portland Oregon Nov 6-8

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
vab@gwmail.gwu.edu

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
transversejournal@gmail.com

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat!

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
eclark@smumn.edu

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4

{UPDATE] Mapping Yeats, September 3 and 4 in Kansas City: proposals due by May 31, 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Missouri/ University of Kansas/ Kansas City Irish Fest
contact email: 
dilkss@umkc.edu

Mapping Yeats: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri
September 3 and 4, 2015. Proposals by May 31, 2015

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