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Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)
contact email: 
lynsey.mcculloch@coventry.ac.uk

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking.

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
jvaldez@hku.hk, jkuehn@hku.hk

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

(Re)worlding Jules Verne [Proposed seminar - ACLA Annual Meeting - March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University ]

full name / name of organization: 
Etienne Charriere, University of Michigan
contact email: 
etiechar@umich.edu

The global character of Jules Verne’s fiction requires no demonstration.

Contemporary African Diaspora Travel Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Kajsa K. Henry/College Language Association
contact email: 
kkhenry@english.umass.edu

CLA Call for Paper--Proposed Panel

The 76th Annual CLA Convention will be hosted by Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 2016. The Conference theme is "Dialogues between Africa and African Diaspora in Languages, Literatures and Films."

Within the last decade, a number of established African diaspora writers have published what I am calling contemporary forms of the black Atlantic travel narrative. We can include Sadiyia Hartman’s _Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Trade Route_ (2007), Jamaica Kincaid’s _A Small Place_ (2000), John Edgar Wideman’s _The Island: Martinique_ (2003), Edwidge Danticat’s _After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti_ (2002), Caryl Phillips’s _Atlantic Sound_ (2000), and most recently, Paule Marshall’s _Triangular Road: A Memoir_ (2010) within this category. These texts mark the return to the travel narrative as a genre that allows these authors to raise questions about their own personal struggles with identity as connected to place while also marking the emergence of a variant of an African diasporic sensibility. This sensibility is not structured around themes of nostalgia for a past that once was, but a longing for a feeling of relation through a shared loss that maintains a sense of community across time and borders. While these narratives address the remains of slavery, they focus more so on the symbolic loss of a diasporic identity.

UPDATE: Negotiating Shakespeare: History, Culture and Context: Oct. 8-10, 2015 (9/1/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
contact email: 
stephsg@bgsu.edu

Please join us October 8-10, 2015 in Bowling Green, Ohio for the annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference.This year, the OVSC is especially interested in papers and panels on the topic of negotiating

ACLA 2016 - The Planet and the World: Postcolonial Horizons in World Literature and the Anthropocene

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Oh and Janet Zong / University of Chicago and Harvard University
contact email: 
roh@uchicago.edu, janetzong@g.harvard.edu

Postcolonial literary study has been declared dead or “exhausted” in some quarters, but it may have metamorphosed in environmental humanities concerned with the Anthropocene and in theories of wor

Fabricating Truths: African-American Women and Clothing in the 19th Century August 28, 2015; March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Lamm
contact email: 
kkl9@duke.edu

Fabricating Truths: African-American Women and Clothing in the 19th Century

H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions - 8-10 July 2016 H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK

full name / name of organization: 
H. G. Wells Society
contact email: 
toanticipations2016@gmail.com

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--Call for Guest Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies journal
contact email: 
melissa.purdue@mnsu.edu

Soundscapes of American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
meghan.burns@uconn.edu

Sound has always been a method of understanding the world around us, and literature of various forms and time periods has attempted to capture such soundscapes.

CFP Embodied Readings 9/11/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Roxanne Harde
contact email: 
rharde@ualberta.ca

Call for Papers

Embodied Readings:
Child Readers and Children in Literature

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)

Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric

full name / name of organization: 
TRACE Journal / Department of English / University of Florida
contact email: 
trace@english.ufl.edu

The University of Florida's TRACE journal publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies.

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

A CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM BURTON (Abstr. by 30 September) [REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Adam Barkam, Dr. Antonio Sanna
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com isonisanna@hotmail.com

A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry in conjuction with the University of Fiji
contact email: 
shona@iiinz.org

Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry Conference:
Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

University of Fiji

22—25 April 2016

Heidegger / Media

full name / name of organization: 
UTADEO Film and Media Studies Programm
contact email: 
heidegger.media@utadeo.ude.co

Heidegger / Media

Edited by: Justin M. Battin and German A. Duarte

Publisher: UTADEO University Press: Bogotá, COLOMBIA - (to be printed in both English and Spanish)

Call for Chapters
Even if not referenced directly, Heidegger is a philosopher whose work is pervasive in nearly all media related academic literatures. Whether these investigations center technological development, media practices, textual analysis, or overtly embark with a political dimension, Heidegger’s influence is omnipresent. As such, this edited volume seeks to not only reveal the significant role Heidegger subliminally plays in several strands of media studies, but also elucidate new paths to which one can take by employing an explicit Heideggerian lens.

Specifically this book will develop Heidegger’s concepts to explore our current technological context and, although this book will predominantly be marketed for a media studies audience, we feel that the discipline of media studies, as Morley (2009) describes, ought to return to the full range of its classical concerns. Therefore, we invite submissions that embrace a variety of subject matter.

Below is a short but not exhaustive list of Heideggerian concepts and corresponding interrelated subjects that we’d like to explore.

Concepts Subjects
Ge-stell (Framework)

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes: PCA/ACA 2016 3/22-3/25 Seattle, WA

full name / name of organization: 
Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
Disasterculture@yahoo.com

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
PCA/ACA 2016 Seattle, WA
The PCA/ACA annual conference is March 22 through March 25 in Seattle, WA

Worlding the Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Conference February 25-28 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Carolina Program in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
abeecrof@mailbox.sc.edu

Over the past two or three decades, as global economic and cultural integration has accelerated, academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have begun to re-think what it means to prac

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
The Shakespeare Newsletter
contact email: 
shnl@iona.edu

The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
ericmatthewgreene@gmail.com

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016

The Political Economy of Sound (ACLA 2016, March 17-20, Harvard; due Sept 23)

full name / name of organization: 
Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)
contact email: 
naomiwal@sas.upenn.edu, mgallope@umn.edu

American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)

New Technologies for Medieval and Renaissance Italy, March 17–20, 2016 (47th NEMLA Convention) Hartford Connecticut

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
gspani@holycross.edu

This roundtable on digital humanities and computer-assisted technology welcomes proposals dealing not only with the most famous figures of the times but also with chronicles, religious works, illumina

Home Video & Media Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
contact email: 
richard_nowell@hotmail.com

Call-for-abstracts Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Special Issue: Home Video & Media Texts
Editor: Richard Nowell

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

CFP international conference Levinas, Law and Literature - deadline 20 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Jewish Studies
contact email: 
ijs@uantwerpen.be

Call for Papers
Levinas, Law and Literature
International Conference
Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)
Center for European Philosophy (University of Antwerp)

CFP: Gender and Fantasy

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
gender-forum@uni-koeln.de

In her seminal Fantasy: A Literature of Subversion, critic Rosemary Jackson calls fantasy "a literature of desire", one that "traces the unsaid and unseen of culture, that which has been silenced, mad

Edited collection on American Cinema after 9/11. (Deadline November 1st 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University
contact email: 
terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk

Authors are sought for one or two remaining chapters in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press currently going under the name of "In the Shadow of 9/11": American

CFP: Sex and the Academy - Ghent University 22-23 February 2016

full name / name of organization: 
INSEP - International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics
contact email: 
Tom.Claes@UGent.be

CFP: Sex and the Academy
22-23 February 2016, Ghent University, Belgium

A two-day workshop of the
International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics – INSEP

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

"Narrative Theory and Novel History" (special issue of Poetics Today) - November 30th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Dawson/ University of New South Wales
contact email: 
paul.dawson@unsw.edu.au

Contributions are being sought for a proposed special issue of Poetics Today on "Narrative Theory and the History of the Novel", to be guest-edited by Paul Dawson.

CFP Steven Spielberg's Hook for the collection Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg

full name / name of organization: 
Adrian Schober, Monash University
contact email: 
beatles9@optusnet.com.au

Collection: Children in the Films of Steven Spielbert

Editors: Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson

Seeking essay on Spielberg's Hook.

The contemporary Canon

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Assocation
contact email: 
hmatthe1@binghamton.edu

[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association’s conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]

The Itinerant Document: Between Capture, Display, and Resistance (ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
César Barros / SUNY New Paltz
contact email: 
barrosc@newpaltz.edu or mdonosomacaya@bmcc.cuny.edu
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