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Queer Performance Now - June 3rd 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Queer@King's, King's College London
contact email: 
queer@kcl.ac.uk

Queer@King’s invites proposals for individual talks, panels, roundtables, poetry slams, open mics, critical karaoke and other creative presentations on the topic of queer performance for a one-day c

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

full name / name of organization: 
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary.

Border Crossings, February 12, 2016; CFP Deadline November 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GWU English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
lizmoser@gwu.edu, amontroso@gwu.edu

2015 has been a year of global crisis.

[UPDATE] Undergraduate papers in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
contact-vhr@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2016 Issue.

“Poe & Blackness”; a Poe Studies Association panel, ALA meeting in San Francisco, 26 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
William Engel / Poe Studies Association -- panel approved for Am Lit Assoc 26 May 2016
contact email: 
wengel@sewanee.edu

Blackness has been a topic of steady critical concern in Poe studies at least since Harry Levin’s groundbreaking The Power of Blackness (1958).

[UPDATE] Natures 2016: Habitats and Hazards (11/30/15;2/19/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2016: the 8th annual interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference
contact email: 
lgerigui@lasierra.edu,chicks@lasierra.edu

We seek papers that explore the theme of “HABITATS AND HAZARDS” as applied to any of the texts (WRITTEN, VISUAL, MUSICAL, OR EMBODIED) of humanities studies: for example,
• THE HAZARDOUS SPACES OF ART OR LITERATURE
• DEPICTIONS OF POLLUTION OR WASTELAND
• DOMESTIC/URBAN/RURAL/WILD HABITATS
• STAGING/IMAGINING HISTORICAL SETTINGS
• LITERAL AND/OR FIGURATIVE TOXICITY

250 Word ABSTRACTS DUE by NOVEMBER 30, 2015 to http://lasierra.edu/english/natures/abstract-submission-form/
Conference location: La Sierra University (Riverside, CA USA)
Conference date: February 19, 2016 (8am to 5pm)

PLENARY SPEAKER:
DR. ELIZABETH HECKENDORN COOK (University of California, Santa Barbara) will provide two presentations:

Inter/Connections: Examinations of Diaspora through Contemporary Perspective, April 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate English Student Association at Howard University
contact email: 
GESAconference2016@gmail.com

"I am forced to admit that I am, to them, not but a series of destinations with no meaningful expanses in between." Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Digesting Discourses" #iuic16

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are very excited to announce our 2016 keynote speaker, Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College!

Framing the Self(ie): Heterogeneity of Identities in (non)spaces

full name / name of organization: 
Romance Langues and Literature Grad Students Association
contact email: 
ubromance@gmail.com

Identity is a complex, multi-faceted, often fragmented negotiation of social subjects and actors, yet it remains a central motif of human existence.

Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders

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.

Significations: Celebrating Christopher Isherwood

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations.csula@gmail.com

Call For Papers

Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
edited volume
contact email: 
clsmith17@ua.edu, miles.grier@qc.cuny.edu, nick.jones@bucknell.edu

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays tentatively titled Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology.

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland.Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com and aga_uz@tlen.pl

In celebration of Toni Morrison’s 85th birthday in 2016, we invite contributions for a collection of essays that will be published with the cooperation of the University of Maroua, Cameroun, and Uni

Announcing the 2016 First Book Institute

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

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Graduate Literature Society
contact email: 
uscgradlitsociety@gmail.com

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

Symposium Reading the Present through the Past - 4 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Daný van Dam / The Netherlands Research School for Literature
contact email: 
vandamhd@cardiff.ac.uk

Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, April 8, 2016, University of Rochester

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies
contact email: 
SBAI2016conf@gmail.com

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies International Graduate Conference

UPDATE Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing. April 16-17, 2016 at CSUN

full name / name of organization: 
The California State University at Northridge Department of English Annual Conference Archi-textuality
contact email: 
agsestdicconference@gmail.com

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
Archi-textuality

ON: April 16-17, 2016
AT: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

[UPDATE] “Chat with an Editor” at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
contact email: 
gmacphee@wcupa.edu

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

Conflict and Liberation, Marquette University April 23, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
English and History Departments from Marquette University and UW Milwaukee
contact email: 
muuwmhumanitiesconf@gmail.com

The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University invite submissions for the third annual Graduate Student Humanities Conference to take place on

CFP Journal of English and Spanish Studies VERBEIA (Deadline 15th January, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Social Sciences and Education/ Camilo José Cela University, Madrid (Spain)
contact email: 
Editor : Sonia Sánchez (editoraverbeia@ucjc.edu)

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:

[UPDATE] Object Emotions: Polemics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cambridge
contact email: 
padmamaitland@berkeley.edu

Deadline extended to December 1, 2015

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com and aga_uz@tlen.pl

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

New Critics VII Undergraduate English Conference. April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta
contact email: 
Bianca.Tredennick@oneonta.edu

We are soliciting abstracts for critical undergraduate essays on any topic relating to literature or composition. If accepted, completed papers should be readable in no more than 15 minutes.

CFP: THE MATTER OF RESISTANCE CONFERENCE (April 26, 2016)

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

The Matter of Resistance Conference University of Warwick

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)

CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County
contact email: 
obamaeffect2.0@gmail.com

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

full name / name of organization: 
David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
david.c.aitchison@gmail.com

This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people.

Critical Juncture: Representations of the Body, April 8-9, 2016, Emory University

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Juncture
contact email: 
criticaljunctureconference@gmail.com

Deadline to submit abstracts: December 15, 2016

Reminder: The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie6@gatech.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

"The Carrot is Mightier than the Sword" — Deadline December 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation
contact email: 
editor@egjpress.org

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CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life
contact email: 
radicalspaces@gmail.com

Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

2016 Symposium 2016: "Spatializing Sovereignty"

Featuring keynote addresses by:

Call for Original Creative Work - Deadline December 21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Mayo Review Creative Publication Journal- Texas A&M University-Commerce
contact email: 
MayoReview@gmail.com

We are interested in the best unpublished work in a variety of genres. Please submit no more than five pieces total for consideration.

“Terrible Beauty” (April 15 -17, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia
contact email: 
terriblebeauty2016@gmail.com

We take our title from W. B. Yeats’ poem “Easter, 1916” to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics.

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question - Call for Artistic Submissions, January 8, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Transverse Journal
contact email: 
elise.couture.grondin@mail.utoronto.ca

*La version française suit

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question
Call for Artistic Submissions, Transverse journal
Issue 15

[REMINDER] CfP: Special Issue "Across Currents: Connections between Atlantic and (Trans)Pacific Studies" (abstracts due Dec 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Jens Temmen, Nicole Poppenhagen // Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
contact email: 
transpacific@uni-potsdam.de

Call for Papers // Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Routledge, UK: www.tandfonline.com/rjas

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