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UPDATE - UNCHAINING SELVES: The Power of the Neo-Slave Narrative Genre—A CALLALOO Call for Papers (Deadline: July 10, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
CALLALOO
contact email: 
callaloo@tamu.edu

CALLALOO invites papers for a special issue on Neo-Slave Narratives guest edited by Joan Anim-Addo (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Maria Helena Lima (SUNY Geneseo).

NCSA Emerging Scholars Award

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
bmberg@usi.edu

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Emerging Scholars Award.

NCSA 2016 Article Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
bmberg@usi.edu

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long

The New and the Novel in the 19th Century/New Directions in 19th-Century Studies April 13-16, Lincoln, Nebraska

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
bmberg@usi.edu

We invite papers and panels that investigate any aspect of the new and the novel in the long 19th century, including forms and genres (song cycles, photography, “loose baggy monsters”), fashions a

Call For Papers in Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Horizons Above and Beyond
contact email: 
tharunkurianalex@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPER
Horizon: Above and Beyond- Perspectives in Literature
Contact detail: Tharun Kurian Alex (Translation Studies, SSUS Kalady)
Contact email: tharukurianalex@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date extended to June 19 2015

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development

[UPDATE] The Art of the Archive/Art in the Archives; SAMLA; Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

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

This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world.

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University
contact email: 
cncs@durham.ac.uk

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
12 March 2016
Durham University, UK

Keynote Address: Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Canada)

[UPDATE] Eudora Welty and Intertextuality | due June 10, 2015, conference Nov. 13-15 2015

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA - Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
swood1@go.olemiss.edu

Keeping with the conference theme of Literature and the Other Arts, The Eudora Welty Society invites papers that explore multimodality and interdisciplinary collaboration within the works of Eudora We

Religion and American Literature Panel (PAMLA, Portland, Oregon; 11/6-11/8, 2015) Extended deadline for Proposal 6/10

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

Religion and American Literature panel at PAMLA seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. How do American writers negotiate faith or unbelief?

American Travelers and the City, New Orleans, Sept 10-11, proposals due June 27

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
contact email: 
vogel@kutztown.edu

Panel: American Travelers and the City
Organizer: Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
Event: ALA Symposium on The City in American Literature

[UPDATE] Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

full name / name of organization: 
Persona Studies Journal
contact email: 
personastudies@deakin.edu.au

Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Improvisation in Professional Practice, Columbia University --Deadline: August 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
contact email: 
at532@tc.columbia.edu

Deadline extended: August 20, 2015

Call for Submissions: Renascence

full name / name of organization: 
Renascence
contact email: 
renascence@marquette.edu

Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity.

CFP " Beautiful Vessels and Shrouded Ghosts: Harbors and Enslavement" 24-26 September 2015 Naples, Italy (deadline June 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Sonia Di Loreto and Katherine Lynes / 23rd AISNA (Italian Association of North American Studies) Biennial Conference
contact email: 
sonia.diloreto@unito.it, lynesk@union.edu

23rd AISNA Biennial Conference "Harbors -- Flows and Migrations of Peoples, Cultures, and Ideas -- The U.S.A. in/and the World" 24-26 September 2015 Naples, Italy (deadline June 3)

Call for Book Reviews and Reviewers for College Language Association Journal

full name / name of organization: 
College Language Association Journal
contact email: 
martink@savannahstate.edu

Call for Book Reviews and Book Reviewers

[UPDATE-deadline extended] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
contact email: 
CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

CFP ASTR 2015 Portland, November 5-8: Reclaiming the "F" Word: Historical and Contemporary Performance as Theatrical Activism

full name / name of organization: 
ASTR
contact email: 
feministastr2015@gmail.com

Reclaiming the “F” Word: Historical and Contemporary Feminist Performance as Theatrical Activism

[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR
contact email: 
rkaufma2@binghamton.edu

Briefly: A reader’s sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author’s mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one’s readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I’m looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Rice/University of Kentucky
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

"Land and the American Dream" (Oct. 14-16, 2015, in Bucks County, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
The Precarious Alliance
contact email: 
michael.stamps@delval.edu

"Land and the American Dream": A Sustainability Symposium
Delaware Valley University
October 14–16, 2015
www.precariousalliance.org

[UPDATE] Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising, October 2-3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

UPDATE: Keynote by Meghan Sutherland, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard
contact email: 
complicatedmasc@gmail.com; mperry@wcupa.edu; cpollard@wcupa.edu

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Cognitive Approaches to Literature session at PAMLA Annual Conference November 6-8, 2015, Portland, Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Elsie Galbreath Haley/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
haleye@msudenver.edu

Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

SAMLA 87 Reception Studies

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome.

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University
contact email: 
globalspatialscale.collection@gmail.com

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference

full name / name of organization: 
DAKAM
contact email: 
info@litcriconference.org

LIT CRI '15 Call for Papers: MEMORY AND LITERATURE

CFP: "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early 20th c. Midwestern Regionalism"

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Oman / Hastings College Press
contact email: 
hcpress@hastings.edu

Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles,

[REMINDER] A Stage of One’s Own, SAMLA (submit by June 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth G. Allen/University of Memphis
contact email: 
egallen@memphis.edu

For panel presentation at South Central Modern Language Association conference in Durham, NC (Nov. 13-15)

[Update] SCLA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015,

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA
contact email: 
scla2015@mcneese.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 10

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)
full name / name of organization:
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
contact email:

CFP: Journal of Narrative Theory: Special Issue: Dis/enabling Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
ejoshua@nd.edu

Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that further the discussion of disabling and enabling narratives from a disability studies perspective.

The Power of/in Academia: Critical Interventions in Knowledge Production and Society

full name / name of organization: 
International Graduate Conference 2015 of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”
contact email: 
graduateconference@normativeorders.net

Knowledge production and social transformation are closely intertwined.

25 Years of Affrilachian Resistance: Black Cultural Production in the Appalachian Region

full name / name of organization: 
Shauna Morgan Kirlew/SAMLA
contact email: 
shauna.kirlew@howard.edu

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Affrilachian Poets, a cadre of writers including Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Ricardo Nazario Colon, Mitchell L.H.

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