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Rethinking National Foundations: Using/Abusing History (ACLA 2016; March 17-20; Cambridge, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Malburne-Wade (Gettysburg College) / ACLA 2016
contact email: 
mmalburn@gettysburg.edu

Foundational texts, events, and people influence our cultural and national personas.

Call for papers and creative writing August 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
contact email: 
smatheson

The quint’s twenty eigth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Medicine (March 10-13, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
INCS 2016 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies)
contact email: 
rablumen@iuk.edu and dlelekis@fit.edu

From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience.

[UPDATE] CFP: “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY
contact email: 
jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Adolescence in Film and Television (March 21-25, 2016; Proposals due October 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, to be held March 21-25, 2016 in Seattle, Was

Update: Gender and Class Representation in U.S. Culture, NeMLA, Hartford, 3/17-3/20

full name / name of organization: 
47th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
contact email: 
tanya.kennedy@maine.edu

This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States.

The New Literary Anxiety (ACLA 2016 Seminar Proposal, March 17th-20th, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Oldfather, University of Colorado,Colorado Springs; Rebecca Soares, Arizona State University
contact email: 
rebecca.soares@asu.edu, eoldfath@uccs.edu;

The melancholic poet, the neurasthenic female reader, the man of artistic temperament: these heavily typed figures, each coded in the medical and psychological discourse of its own time, together besp

“Catch if you can your country’s moment”: The Poetry of Current Events, NeMLA, Mar. 17-20, 2016, Hartford. Proposals by Sept. 30

full name / name of organization: 
William Waddell
contact email: 
bwaddell@sfjc.edu

If literature is, as Pound said, “news that stays news,” then perhaps poetry is always a matter of current events, but recently, books like Claudia Rankine’s Citizen or Brian Turner’s Here, Bu

[UPDATE] Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: UPDATE

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

mirorview journal, international journal of fresh poetry,fiction and related articles-update

full name / name of organization: 
mirrorview journal
contact email: 
editormirrorviewjournal@gmail.com

mirrorview journal: An International Journal of Fresh Poetry, Fiction and Literary Criticism

About Mirrorview Journal

Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Betty Kaklamanidou - Margaret Tally
contact email: 
betty.kaklamanidou@gmail.com

Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

Fairy Tales in Society and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com

This panel session will feature the manner in which fairy tales reflect and influence values and ideals of their respective society and culture.

[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.

C-19 - Unsettled Bodies, Fraught Environments: Sensation and Science in 19th-Century Texts (3/17-3/20)

full name / name of organization: 
C19 Proposed Panel
contact email: 
heather.chacon@greensboro.edu; rablumen@iuk.edu

Unsettled Bodies, Fraught Environments – Sensation and Science in Nineteenth Century Texts

[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Journal Special Issue August 30, 2015)

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

Novel Theory Across the Disciplines, Graduate Student Symposium, December 8, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
contact email: 
jschnepf@fas.harvard.edu

From its earliest forms to its contemporary iterations, the novel remains a radically capacious and evolving genre.

Call for Proposals:'Identity, Intimacy' conference - Toronto, 30-31 October, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

Extended deadline for proposals: 5 September, 2015

For detailed CFP, see http://modernhorizonsjournal.ca/october2015cfp-2/

Call for Abstracts: "Departments as Villages: Re-imagining Grad. Student Relationships," NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno/ Lehigh University/ NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
seb211@lehigh.edu

Many people are familiar with the expression, “It takes a village to raise a child,”—but perhaps, the same is true of graduate students.

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - issue 5 call for articles

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lodz
contact email: 
gcss.art.journal@gmail.com

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevan

Seriously Funny: The Role of Satire and the Satirist in the 21st Century -- NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Fuentes Morgan/ NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
daf265@cornell.edu

Dave Chappelle walked away from a $50 million contract with Comedy Central, later explaining, “I want to make sure that I am dancing and not shuffling.” Likewise, Stephen Colbert refused to allow

Identity Politics, Postcolonial Theory, Intersectionality Writing WANTED

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

www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Submissions in PROSE

Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.

Feminist Pedagogy: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/NeMLA/CUNY
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College

The Contemporary Novel at Work (NeMLA Session)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Panel
contact email: 
mschratz@brandeis.edu

Since the 1970's, the world has increasingly seen the proletarianization of creative work: crafts that were once considered holistic and inalienable are increasingly being performed in circumstances t

[UPDATE] 21st Century Englishes Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University, Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Animals in Literature and Film.

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter
contact email: 
cea.cc.conference@gmail.com

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which w

Special Journal Issue: "Afro-Asian Feminist and Queer Formations" (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Scholar & Feminist Online
contact email: 
vdreddy@tamu.edu

Over the last decade, the vibrant subfield of Afro-Asian Studies has played an integral role in advancing comparative racial analysis, highlighting the deep and under-recognized history of political c

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to August 15th: 'Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media' Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique Journal Colloquium
contact email: 
colloquium.synoptique@gmail.com

SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium
October 16-17, 2015

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 15th, 2015

Reconstruction 17.1, In-Between Spaces: Interstices and Borders of Identity (Dec. 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 17.1, In-Between Spaces: Interstices and Borders of Identity
(Abstracts 250-500 words due Dec 1, 2015, full papers due Mar 1, 2016)
Edited by Amanda Gradisek and Ron Scott

Reconstruction 16.3, Games and Determinism (Oct. 1, abstracts)

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 16.3: Game Studies and Determinism,
edited by Reconstruction staff
(Abstracts 250-500 words, due Oct. 1 2015, completed papers by Feb 1, 2016)

Conference Session on Detective Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
NorthEastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bastet801@att.net

Recent examinations of the functioning of the past within detective fiction – whether going back in time to reconstruct a crime or examine a larger criminal pattern/ trend in a past period – raise

[Deadline extended 1 week] Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: August 7; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

[CFP] Powerful and Dangerous: Audre Lorde’s Legacy Today - Aug 7 deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Lana Lin/Society for Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
lclin10003@yahoo.com

The siting of the 2016 SCMS conference in Atlanta (3/30-4/3/16), where the Audre Lorde papers are housed at Spelman College, provides an ideal opportunity to convene a panel that addresses Lorde’s i

[Update] Call for Panels and Creative Work--Southern Writers Symposium--October 23-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University
contact email: 
bjernigan@methodist.edu

Our focus is on the South, but for the 2015 Symposium, we are particularly interested in the intersection of art, particularly photography, and creative writing.

Options for Teaching Modernist Women Writers in English (MLA Series): DEADLINE 12/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association
contact email: 
janine.utell@gmail.com

Essay proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English, to appear in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association.

The City in Quarantine--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
amendel@brandeis.edu and jodie.austin@menlo.edu

In William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton’s problematic play Timon of Athens, the fate of Athens hangs in the balance as the eponymous character threatens the city with literal and figurative dise

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