The 2016 MMLA conference will take place almost exactly a year after the death of René Girard, one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.
-Call For Papers-
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
We are soliciting abstracts for a proposed collection on food and feasting in post-1700 outlaw narratives.
CFP: MSA 18: Reading that Moves: Modernism, Dance and the Body
Pasadena, CA, November 17-20 2016
Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "The Rising Tide of Climate Change Fiction," guest-edited by Stef Craps (Ghent University) and Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths, University of London), which will be published in spring 2018 as part of the journal's 50th anniversary volume.
Blood Moves: the transmission of bodies, ideas and diseases between the early republic and the Caribbean.
The Society of Early Americanists Tenth Biennial Conference, (2017 SEA Biennial)
Raymond Leonard RXL220@miami.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/). This CFP is for a special session entitled "Crossing Boundaries in Young Adult Literature."
South Carolina State University's Department of English and The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host an inter-disciplinary Conference on October 7, 2016.
Conference Theme: America's southern cultures and identities: language, customs, literature.
The Department of English and American Studies, at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic is pleased to announce its 13th International Cultural Studies Conference & 2nd International Conference on Linguistics and Teaching/Learning English which will take place on 13-14 October 2016.
Papers which employ an interdisciplinary approach are encouraged along with any proposals dealing with the literature or other cultural artifacts of Anglophone nations or communities. Plenary sessions on topics in English linguistics and the teaching / learning of English will also take place.
Racism and Discrimination in the Sporting World
An interdisciplinary volume to be edited by:
Professor of French and Fulbright Scholar
Eileen M. Angelini, Ph.D.
What is it about culture and society that creates an environment in which an athlete is able to excel or fail in his/her respective sport? Which factors, such as racism, discrimination, financial advantage or hardship, propel or hinder an athlete's achievements? This volume seeks to explore how the world of sports is often a microcosm of the real world and the many ways in which it uniquely reflects cultural and societal issues. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines.
thresholds is a new digital journal co-edited by Whitney Trettien (UNC) and Fran McDonald (U. Louisville). The journal's platform bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen architecture. On the left side of the screen, we publish short essays (essayer – trial, attempt, test). The right side of the screen is populated by the various text fragments, images, audio, and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. Unlike a footnote or endnote, these fragments are not explicitly harnessed to the essay's main body; they do not rustle the reader toward a specific interpretative conclusion.
Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216
The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.
Romancing the Zombie: Falling in Love with the Undead in the 21st Century
Ashley Szanter, Weber State University
Jessica K. Richards, Weber State University
We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of overcoming challenges or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words.
All stories should be Young Adult or New Adult, but can be dark and ominous, humorous, or even fantastical; you decide.
Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft word document. Send the story as an email attachment (stories sent in the body of the email will not be considered).
All stories must be unpublished. Although, this is an unpaid endeavor, this is for a great cause, and a great way to be published, and a great way to get reviews and press. Proceeds will go to Project READ's drop-in center in Liberia, Nedra House.
The Verbal Text & National Literary Historiography
An Interdisciplinary Conference
10-12 November 2016
Queen Mary University of London
Call for Papers
Deadline for proposals: 1 June 2016.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Tsitsi Jaji (Duke), Peter Howarth (Queen Mary).
There will be performances by poets from South Africa and the United Kingdom.