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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Feb. 15 - Re/Inventions - Graduate Conference at California State Univ., Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.
contact email: 
egsa.csulb@gmail.com

California State University Long Beach
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Re/Inventions: Alterna[rra]tives

CALL FOR PAPERS
ABSTRACTS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (Lisbon, November 16-18 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
School of Arts and Humanities (Universidade de Lisboa)/ULICES
contact email: 
mensageirosdasestrelas@gmail.com

Call For Papers 2016
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
School of Arts and Humanities, Lisbon (Universidade de Lisboa)

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CFP: The Matter of Resistance Conference April 29, 2016 (U of Warwick, Deadline, February 20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
mattersofresistance@gmail.com

"The Matter of Resistance" conference seeks to provide an introduction to the appearances of "resistance" and "resistance studies" for a wide and diverse population, to question and develop basic unde

[UPDATE] Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders (Deadline Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
contact email: 
TechCompLit@gmail.com

Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of ‘carrying across’ or crossing boundaries.

William Gilmore Simms Society Conference September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
William Gilmore Simms Society
contact email: 
jrogers@gordonstate.edu

The William Gilmore Simms Society invites all interested scholars to a conference exploring the future of Simms studies and the literature and intellectual history of the Old South.

[UPDATE] Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory, Oct. 29, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2016eala@gmail.com

24th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

Theme: Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
postcolonialinterventions@gmail.com

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of th

The 3rd International Conference COMSYMBOL/Religion(s), secularity(ies), society(ies) and the digital humanities turn

full name / name of organization: 
ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France
contact email: 
essachess@gmail.com

ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS (EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France) is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers for its 3rd International Conference Comsymbol on "

CFP: The 51th International Conference on "The United States in Change," ASAK, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Korea
contact email: 
ASAKConference2016@gmail.com

"The United States in Change"

The 51st International Conference
Organized by The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
Yongin, South Korea
September 30–October 1, 2016

[UPDATE] Forms of Feeling - Extended Deadline: 12 Feb, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, UMass Amherst
contact email: 
umassegoconference@gmail.com

Forms of Feeling: Navigating the Affective Turn

April 2, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(Extended) Submission Deadline: February 12, 2016
Email: ​umassegoconference@gmail.com

St John's Humanities Review Spring 2016 Issue: Change and Interpretation or, a Marxist Approach to Art and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
St John's Humanities Review
contact email: 
daniel.heffernan11@stjohns.edu

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it.

Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
susanne.weil@yahoo.com

Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

Session Description:

[UPDATE] Extension - MELUS Special Issue CFP: Pedagogy in Anxious Times (April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US
contact email: 
anastasia.lin@ung.edu; cstanciu@vcu.edu

UPDATED DEADLINE! April 1, 2016

MELUS Special Issue: Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA
contact email: 
davisc@tamug.edu

This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November

Space, Place, and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: “I am a border woman.” As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual’s agency in the social and cultural production of

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Representations of Urban Violence in Contemporary US Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Center, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
mihaelaprecup@gmail.com

This is a Call for Papers for a panel that will be included in the annual conference of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, Romania (2-4 June, 2016).

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Project Narrative
contact email: 
projectnarrative@osu.edu

Project Narrative Summer Institute, “Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media”
July 4 - July 15, 2016

24th Annual Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Communication

full name / name of organization: 
MCLLM/Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM Conference
Date: April 1-2, 2016
Deadline for Proposals: February 19, 2016
Theme: “Keep the Change”

Panel- Orientalism and the Globalization of Africa, ASA December 1-3

full name / name of organization: 
African Studies Association Annual Conference
contact email: 
awaugh@english.umass.edu

Call for paper proposals for a panel at the 2016 African Studies Association annual conference, December 1-3, in Washington D.C.

HARTS & Minds Issue 8 (2016): Science, Society, and Civilisation (Deadline 31st March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS &

The Great Depression in Children's Literature: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge/Homerton Research & Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, Cambridge University (UK)
contact email: 
sflh2@cam.ac.uk

Call for papers for a symposium at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University

Dates: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016

CFP: “Health’s Borders”, Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (May 15th, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
contact email: 
htii@yorku.ca

CFP: “Health’s Borders”, Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (2016)
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
York University, Toronto, Canada
http://ht.journals.yorku.ca

Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal
contact email: 
sorinamaria21@gmail.com

Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of “Letters and Foreign Languages”; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

CFP: Diversity in Midwestern Studies

full name / name of organization: 
H-Midwest
contact email: 
editorial-midwest@mail.h-net.msu.edu

“The times they are a-changing,” but we are still quoting an old white male to describe the situation.

IASA: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, & Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media" Nov. 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Italian American Studies Association
contact email: 
Alan.Gravano@outlook.com

Conference Theme: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, and Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media"

Date: November 3rd to November 5th, 2016

MLA 2017 January 5-8 Philadelphia

full name / name of organization: 
Melville Society
contact email: 
ccfreeburg@gmail.com

Melville and Black Lives Matter

Submissions for This Bridge Called Language Anthology [Deadline March 31, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
This Bridge Called Language Anthology
contact email: 
bridgecalledlanguage@gmail.com

This Bridge Called Language is currently seeking submissions.

Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"

full name / name of organization: 
Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia
contact email: 
girlspire@rol-liberia.org

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words.

[UPDATE] “Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of ‘Posts’” Special Issue March 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)
contact email: 
mendible@fgcu.edu

This Special Issue comes at a time when the defining boundaries of both “race” and “human” have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found

Final Reminder: 2016 First Book Institute Applications Due 2/16

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
cals@psu.edu

Announcing

The 2016 First Book Institute

June 5-11, 2016

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

[UPDATE] Bodies Graduate Symposium - EXTENDED Deadline Feb. 25 - Conference April 28-29, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
contact email: 
BodiesSymposium2015@gmail.com

Call for Papers
2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Presented by the History and English Departments
April 28-29, 2016

Bodies

UPDATE--ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

full name / name of organization: 
Edinburgh University Press
contact email: 
Dr. Gary D. Rhodes, gdrhodes@gmail.com and Dr. Robert Singer, rlsngr99@gmail.com

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus.

General Submissions for College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
contact email: 
collit@wcupa.edu

College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies.

The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2016 and 2017 (volumes 43 and 44).

[UPDATE] TAU Journal of Literary and Visual Arts: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

full name / name of organization: 
Shawna Rushford-Spence/Lourdes University
contact email: 
tau@lourdes.edu

We are accepting submissions through FEBRUARY 15, 2016:

POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Rules for submission:

>Use 12 point Times New Roman font.

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