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Humanism and Its Prefixes

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

Illustrated Poetry After 1900/ NeMLA 2016, Hartford: 17-20 March

full name / name of organization: 
Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta / Massachusetts College of Art & Design
contact email: 
jfalcetta@massart.edu

You & Me & Ut Pictura Poesis Make Three: Illustrated Poetry after 1900

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability (Jan. 28–29, 2016): International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Body, Mind and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

Religion, Sexuality and Oppression. Friday 15th January - Sunday17th January 2016: London: UK

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

Religion, Sexuality and Oppression
2nd Global Meeting of the SOHR Project

Call for Participation 2016

Friday 15th January – Sunday 17th January 2016
London, United Kingdom

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
realismbitesgermangrads@gmail.com

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now- Edited Collection- Abstract Deadline 7/26/15

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Ortolano/ Florida SouthWestern State College
contact email: 
SOrtolano@fsw.edu

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now

Proposed Edited Collection
Abstract Deadline July 26, 2015

Fictions of Circulation & the Circulation of Fictions in Latin America - NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Lorena Cuya Gavilano / Lycoming College
contact email: 
lorenacuya@gmail.com

People, narratives, and genres move across geographic, linguistic, temporal, and cultural boundaries. Their multiple modes of circulation generate conceptual and rhetorical strategies to preserve, adapt, transform, and/or conceal identity vis-à-vis issues of spatial and temporal mobility. In the last hundred years, the circulation of people, texts, and other cultural productions among Latin American countries has proved to be increasingly rich and complex in positive and negative ways. This roundtable* focuses on works that deal with the circulation of people and narratives across Latin American borders. It focuses on texts that are, in essence, privileged manifestations of transnational, post-national, and/or World Literature phenomena and explores: How do they fictionalize the concept of circulation or mobility, and what are the fictions of circulation?

Fugitive Environmentalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities.

UPDATE EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW JULY 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
Go West! Western Area 2015 Film & History Conference
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western.

Critiquing Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University
contact email: 
critiquing.culture@gmail.com

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 9th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference.

Fiction in the Age of Risk

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Practice
contact email: 
golnar.nabizadeh@uwa.edu.au; tony.hda@uwa.edu.au

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

full name / name of organization: 
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
ehughes@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

Faulkner and the City at American Literature Association Symposium on September 10-12

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
jcobrien@memphis.edu

I am organizing a proposed panel on representations of the city within Faulkner’s texts for the upcoming ALA Symposium “The City and American Literature.” I’m looking for 2-4 proposals on any

Call for Papers for Collected Essays: Women Activists Online

full name / name of organization: 
Linda Levitt
contact email: 
women.activists.online@gmail.com

The early promise of the Internet as an opportunity to enhance community, bringing people together to work together toward positive ends, long seemed a pipe dream.

(In)visible Lines: Feminist & Gender Studies. Uni of Limerick, 20-21st November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Sibéal Network
contact email: 
info@sibeal.ie

The feminist movement has been categorised as a series of different waves, first, second and third, with some contemporary critics suggesting we are now on the precipice of a fourth wave.

[UPDATE] Unity and Division in the History of Art - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

full name / name of organization: 
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
clevelandsymposium@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

[UPDATE] Bloomsbury C21 Writings Conference - Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century - Deadline 5 Dec 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton
contact email: 
C21Writings@brighton.ac.uk

[UPDATE - please note the change to conference dates and CfP deadline)

Bloomsbury C21 Writings Annual International Conference 2016

Writing And Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century

[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; deadline extended to July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that refl

Open, non-thematic issue of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; submission deadline June 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar, Croatia)
contact email: 
sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words

Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 8th issue, deadline for submissions: 30 June 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 manuscripts for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture should be sent by June 30, 2015 to reci@alfa.edu.rs.

Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability conference (submission 10/1/15; conference 4/9/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University Department of Fine Arts and Department of English
contact email: 
rweber@misericordia.edu and acaleb@misericordia.edu

April 9, 2016 – Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Deadline: October 1, 2015

[UPDATE] Rock and Romanticism (anthology)

full name / name of organization: 
James Rovira / Tiffin University
contact email: 
jamesrovira@gmail.com

CFP: Rock and Romanticism (edited anthology)

Specialists: Passions and Careers (October 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
submissions@universitaspress.com

CFP: Specialists: Passions and Careers (collection Professional Development for Academics)

[EXTENDED] CFP: Gothic Tourism Book

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien
contact email: 
lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz and d.brien@cqu.edu.au

In recent years, it has become clear that ‘Gothic’ as a critical term has the potential to bring together varied perspectives, from numerous areas of enquiry.

NYMASA 2015 "LOVE" Conference (14 November 2015; abstracts due 1 July 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
contact email: 
nymasalove@gmail.com

***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

New York Metro American Studies Association Call for Papers
Annual Conference Theme: “Love”

Date: Saturday, November 14

Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
contact email: 
florian.klaeger@wwu.de


Cultural Palimpsests: Ethnic Watermarks, Surfacing Histories

full name / name of organization: 
MESEA
contact email: 
elefarapoglou@yahoo.com

The 2016 MESEA conference in Warsaw will focus on ethnic and minority discourses that have undergone erasure, yet keep resurfacing, on cultural traces left by groups long gone that have been forgotten

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers 21-23 March 2016, Lisbon (Portugal)

full name / name of organization: 
Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
contact email: 
apeaaconference@gmail.com

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers

21-23 March 2016

https://apeaaconference2016.wordpress.com/

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 24-26, 2016 - Spelman College

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

[UPDATE] Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian Literature (SAMLA 87) (6/25)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
dabitz1@gsu.edu

From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at lar

How to do things with art

full name / name of organization: 
Steen Christiansen and Jens Lohfert Jørgensen
contact email: 
steen@cgs.aau.dk

We must account for the intensity of art, otherwise we can only explain part of our aesthetic experience.

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