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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 
sarahrenee1115@gmail.com

Fey Publishing is interested in compiling an anthology to be used primarily in first-year writing courses at the collegiate level.

[UPDATE] Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 
sarahrenee1115@gmail.com

Fey Publishing is interested in compiling an anthology to be used primarily in first-year writing courses at the collegiate level.

[UPDATE] The Land Has a Story

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

HABIT Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): Abstracts Due October 15

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group
contact email: 
rutgers.18c@gmail.com

"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

Reminder: "Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session (deadline 9/30)

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.

[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

Apollon Undergraduate Research CFP -- 30 SEPT 15

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon eJournal
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

UPDATE - Teaching Space, Place, and Literature (due September 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Call for Short Articles/'Notes'

full name / name of organization: 
The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print by The University of Birmingham.

CfP: Special Issue "Across Currents: Connections between Atlantic and (Trans)Pacific Studies" (abstracts due December 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jens Temmen, Nicole Poppenhagen // Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
contact email: 
transpacific@uni-potsdam.de

Call for Papers // Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Routledge, UK: www.tandfonline.com/rjas

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maine (Le Mans, France) and University of Akron
contact email: 
elphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr ; elisabeth.lamothe@univ-lemans.fr

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016, June 2 - 5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
accs@iafor.org

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016

ACLA 2016: Retriangulating Franco-African-American Culture in Sound, Image, and Text | ABSTRACTS DUE 9/23/16

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
Lauren Du Graf: dugraf@email.unc.edu | Eric Prieto: prieto@frit.ucsb.edu

To propose a paper for this seminar, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words through the ACLA online portal: http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting/

KORE AWARD FOR BEST DISSERTATION IN WOMEN AND MYTHOLOGY 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
ASWM.KoreAward@gmail.com

KORE AWARD FOR BEST DISSERTATION IN WOMEN AND MYTHOLOGY 2016

Sarasvati Nonfiction Book Award Notification

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
aswmsubmissions@gmail.com

The Sarasvati Book Award solicits nonfiction books published during 2013-2015 in the field of goddess studies.

UNT Critical Voices Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
untgradenglish@gmail.com

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature -- 11/7/15

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University
contact email: 
ego@wiu.edu

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
full name / name of organization:

"Queering Diasporic (Counter) Ecologies: Charting Interplace-Based Webs of Relation"

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jessica Best/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2016 Conference
contact email: 
bestj@sunyacc.edu

Bridging the fields of queer ecology, transnational feminist theory, diaspora studies, and comparative literature, this panel invites proposals from literary scholars who perform “counter-topographi

Life Writing as Empathy, Deadline for abstracts October 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 2 | September 2016
Call for Papers
Life Writing as Empathy

Guest editor: Rocío G. Davis
University of Navarra

Word Hoard Issue #5: Scum and Villainy

full name / name of organization: 
Word Hoard
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, creative pieces, and other publishable works on the theme of “Scum and Villainy” for our fifth issue.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

Unsettling Empire: Material Culture and the Global Economy in Nineteenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
C19: March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
hwayne@english.umass.edu

In the nineteenth century, the question of the United States' growing status as a world power manifested itself not only through territorial expansionism, but also through the nation's economic ties t

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

[REMINDER] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

CONTEXTUALIZING CONFLICT, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY NOVEMBER 12-14 2015

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

The 59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 12th-14th, 2015 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Fictional Religions (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
nfredrickson@umail.ucsb.edu

Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and even more mimetic fiction in various media such as texts and graphic novels have long permitted the sort of free experimentation often celebrated (or bemoaned) in

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

“Love and its Opposites” in Post-Colonial Narratives, ACLA 2016, Abstracts Due 9/23/15

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Sammond, Fairleigh Dickinson University
contact email: 
ksammond@gmail.com

Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that “The opposite of hatred is love; the

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

Edited anthology of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
James Mellis/ William Paterson University
contact email: 
mellisj@wpunj.edu

Articles are sought for a collection of essays on representations of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American literature.

Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: "(T)racing the Language of Labor: The Early West Indian Plantation”

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu


Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP for Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth Century American (C19 2016) -- abstracts due August 23

full name / name of organization: 
Reed Gochberg / C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
gochberg@bu.edu

Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America

ACLA 2016 - Revisiting the Archive: Finance and Contemporary Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association // Harvard // March 17-20 2016.
contact email: 
lafinch@sas.upenn.edu // jjmcglot@indiana.edu

REVISITING THE ARCHIVE: FINANCE AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

250 WORD ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED SEPTEMBER 1-23, uploaded to http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting.

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
nfc@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
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