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[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (05/014; 06/18-06/19 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing conference
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

July 20th Going with and against the Flow: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Paula Farca
contact email: 
pfarca@mines.edu

July 20th Going with and against the Flow: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film (edited by Paula Farca)

[UPDATE] CFP: Fourth Annual FANS Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
contact email: 
FANSConference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016.

PAMLA 2016: Young Adult Literature (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matlock.42@osu.edu

Young adult literature is home to a host of paradoxes.

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures - PAMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
contact email: 
mcannella@nevada.unr.edu

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

Ten Years Gone: Celebrating the Works of Octavia Butler-- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Jay Shelat / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jshelat1@student.gsu.edu

This year marks 10 years since the untimely death of Octavia Butler. It is also the 40th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Patternmaster.

Caribbean Literature for Young Audiences; abstract due by June 3, 2016 for November 4-6 Jacksonville, FL conference

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bnies@unf.edu

CARIBBEAN LITERATURE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: INTERSECTIONS, EMERGENCE, TRADITION

Redrafting Literary History

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania English
contact email: 
marsden@iup.edu, mtwill@iup.edu

Pennsylvania English Call for Papers

Redrafting Literary History

Special Issue on Graphic Novels, Comic Books, and Digital Texts as Literature

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Call for Local Stories on Translocality and Refugees

full name / name of organization: 
Yoo-Hyeok Lee/Pusan National University
contact email: 
hyeok25@yahoo.com

Call for Local Stories

[UPDATE] Crossing Boundaries in Young Adult Literature – MMLA 2016 – Nov. 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Rickard Rebellino
contact email: 
rickard.24@osu.edu

The theme of the 2016 MMLA Conference, which will take place November 10-13, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, is “Border States” (http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/).

{UPDATE] Containing Childhood: Space and Identity in Children's Literature extended deadline: May 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Russell
contact email: 
drussell@glendon.yorku.ca

Home. School. Nature. The spaces identified with childhood are both descriptive and prescriptive. They reflect/reveal adult expectations of where children ‘belong’.

[UPDATE] *EXTENDED DEADLINE* Blood Moves: moving bodies, ideas, diseases between the Caribbean and the Early Republic

full name / name of organization: 
017 SEA Biennial
contact email: 
Rxl220@miami.edu

Blood Moves: the transmission of bodies, ideas and diseases between the early republic and the Caribbean.

Raymond Leonard RXL220@miami.edu

Report from the Inside: Essays on Teaching Poetry Behind Bars

full name / name of organization: 
Randall Horton + Mark Nowak
contact email: 
reportfromtheinside@gmail.com

The editors of Report from the Inside: Essays on Teaching Poetry Behind Bars would like to invite submissions of essays and instructional manuals that offer insights on teaching poetry workshops with

Subjected to Play: Locating the Subject in the Promise of Play JUNE 3rd deadline

full name / name of organization: 
ZdC First Forum, USC Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
zdcfirstforum@gmail.com

As utopian aspirations for new and more participatory media meet the sobering realities of digital labor and the politics of self management, First Forum invites scholars to examine the ways play has

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Summer Issue Submission Deadline Approaching

full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park Journal
contact email: 
wreckpark.criticism@gmail.com

Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE- 2 MAY 2016] Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope - 12-13 July 2016, Durham University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
fragile.futures@gmail.com

RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016

Keynote Speakers: Michaeline Crichlow; Simon During; Walter Mignolo

[UPDATE]**Extended Deadline** DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

(UPDATE): CFP: Critiquing Humanism (Deadline: May 15, 2016)

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

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life.

The Scope of Debt in America

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

“You are not a loan.” The organization Strike Debt uses this double entendre to unite debtors nationally.

[UPDATE] CFP - KEEP IT DIRTY, vol. a, "Filth" / An open-access, peer-reviewed online journal published by punctum books

full name / name of organization: 
KEEP IT DIRTY, vol., a, "Filth" / punctum books
contact email: 
filthsubmission@gmail.com

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—William Shakespeare, King Lear (1603)
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SLSA 2016 - I Realigned the Cosmos: Lyric Poetry and Science

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), 3-6 November 2016
contact email: 
sumita.chakraborty@emory.edu

I Realigned the Cosmos: Lyric Poetry and Science
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), 3-6 November 2016, Atlanta, GA

Frugal Honesty - July 8 - 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver, BC
contact email: 
njayadev@sfu.ca

FRUGAL HONESTY

Keynote: Madeleine Thien, author of Simple Recipes (2001), Certainty (2006), and Dogs at the Perimeter (2011)

[UPDATE] The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, & Youth Media: A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Michael Sommers/ in association with the Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
somme1jm@cmich.edu

The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Deadline: 1 November 2016

Call for Paper: Spectacular Now - The Politics of the Contemporary Spectacle (11.-12.11.16)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Studies, TU Dortmund University
contact email: 
marie.hologa@tu-dortmund.de

“In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles.

CCHA Eastern Division Conference (Oct. 20-22, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Community College Humanities Association
contact email: 
smccormack@ccri.edu

The Community College Humanities Association invites you to submit a proposal and attend our 2016 CCHA Eastern Division Conference scheduled to be held Oct. 20–22 in Providence, RI.

Bodily Modernities. Comparing, Intersecting, Dismembering

full name / name of organization: 
Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst
contact email: 
crosscon@umass.edu

Crossroads V: Bodily Modernities. Comparing, Intersecting, Dismembering
October 7-9, 2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst

http://www.umass.edu/crossroads/

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
diaries.coldnoon@gmail.com; dialogues.coldnoon@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/research/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
diaries.coldnoon@gmail.com; dialogues.coldnoon@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel.

SLSA: Creativity. Appetite and Creativity

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
contact email: 
ibrown@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Atlanta, GA
November 3-6

Call for Papers: 'Consuming Gender'

full name / name of organization: 
Assuming Gender
contact email: 
gender@cardiff.ac.uk

This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and

The Fifth Global Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again

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

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

The Fifth Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again

11 - 12 November 2016, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Palazzo Bernardini

Seeking submissions that takes risks

full name / name of organization: 
The Sunflower Collective
contact email: 
thesunflowercollectiveindia@gmail.com

The Sunflower Collective is now open for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

Beat and Hungry Generation: When losing became hip

full name / name of organization: 
Cafe Dissensus
contact email: 
infocafedissensus@gmail.com

It was in the summer of 1999 when I first discovered Bob Dylan. I had heard his songs before and sang blowing in the wind as one of the prayer songs at my school’s assembly.

[UPDATE] LFA: Literature Film Conference - Alternate Worlds | October 13-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Literature/Film Association
contact email: 
info@litfilm.org

CFPs Due June 20!

Literature Film Conference
October 13-16, 2016
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
http://litfilm.blogspot.com/

Paper proposals are invited from ALL AREAS of film and media studies. - http://litfilm.org/conference/

CFP: E.L. Doctorow for the 21st Century - Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Wutz (Weber State University), Julian Murphet (UNSW, Australia) & Samuel Dickson
contact email: 
mwutz@weber.edu, j.murphet@unsw.edu.au, samueljd@gmail.com

Proposals Due July 31, 2016

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