category: american

Still Searching for Nella Larsen / NeMLA Hartford CT, 17-20 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
goebelro@jmu.edu

The year 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Nella Larsen.

CFP: Black Performing Arts (PCA/ACA National Conference, Seattle, March 21-25 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Borshuk and Jonafa Banbury
contact email: 
michael.borshuk@ttu.edu

Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

DEADLINE: October 1, 2015

The Science of Affect in American Literature and Culture, (NeMLA, Hartford, CT March 17-20 2016, abstracts due Sept 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Allison Siehnel (University at Buffalo) Nicole Zeftel (CUNY Graduate Center) / NeMLA
contact email: 
NZeftel@gmail.com, Please submit abstracts through NeMLA's site here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp

Patricia Clough has recently identified what she calls an “affective turn” in fields across the humanities and social sciences, which reimagine the place of emotion and the body within the politic

Placing Bilingualism: Bilingualism in Comparative Perspective Seminar at ACLA Annual Meeting

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Costello/ University of Oxford
contact email: 
kate.costello@orinst.ox.ac.uk

Placing Bilingualism: Bilingualism in Comparative Perspective
Seminar at ACLA Annual Meeting
March 17-20, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Submission deadline: September 23

Feminist Singularities [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2016: American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jardam@ucla.edu

Co-organizers: Jacquelyn Ardam, UCLA; Ronjaunee Chatterjee, CalArts

[UPDATE} Opening for MMLA Panel in Columbus, Ohio--Panelist Needed ASAP!

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA 2015
contact email: 
rtaylo36@kent.edu

I have a last minute cancellation for the MMLA panel I am chairing, scheduled for Friday, November 13 at 4:00pm in Columbus, Ohio.

[UPDATE] Performance and/as Exception (ACLA 2016, March 17 -20, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
William Burch (Rutgers University)
contact email: 
Burch.William@Rutgers.edu

The state of exception, theorized by Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben, describes the state’s ability to grant exemptions to the normative order of its own law, and in so doing to perform itself as a

[UPDATE] CFP: Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kchez@bmcc.cuny.edu

Submission for papers begins today through Sept. 23rd.

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

In naming both animals and animality, I allude to the intersection of material practices with the representational appropriation of ideas and values of certain animals, which together forged the affective ties of groups or nations. The seminar also hopes to pursue issues surrounding the internal production of national identities by citizens and residents, as well as tensions arising when “outsiders” attempt to challenge, co-op, or otherwise influence these identities.

Interdisciplinary studies of literature, film, and culture are welcome.

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM (DUE NOV. 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
contact email: 
jsr@msu.edu

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues.

Publication of 5 Edited Books with ISBN

full name / name of organization: 
Professor B.Panda
contact email: 
prof.panda19845@gmail.com

Call for Papers for Edited Books with ISBN
Last Date 31st December 2015

ACLA 2016: Philip Roth’s Trans-disciplinary Translation: Psychoanalysis, Ethics, and Philosophy of Mind (proposals due 09/23)

full name / name of organization: 
Maren Scheurer / Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
contact email: 
Scheurer@em.uni-frankfurt.de

When Horace Engdahl, permanent secretary of the Nobel prize jury, proclaimed in 2008 that "The US is too isolated, too insular.

CONTEMPORARY POETRY: THINKING AND FEELING MAY 20th-22nd 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Plymouth University, UK
contact email: 
mandy.bloomfield@plymouth.ac.uk; Anthony.caleshu@plymouth.ac.uk

This conference is dedicated to exploring the interplay and divide between thinking and feeling in poetry. In what ways might poetry embody a process of thinking?

ACLA Seminar: “To Die Content”: Death, Writing, and Creativity (Harvard, March 17-20, 2016 abstract due September 23rd, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Mavis Tseng/ Taipei Medical University/ ACLA 2016
contact email: 
maviszizek@gmail.com

CFP: ACLA 2016
Seminar: “To Die Content”: Death, Writing, and Creativity
Location: Harvard University
Time: March 17-20, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 23rd, 2015

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable) (9/15/15; ICMS Kalamazoo 5/12-15/16

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
MedievalStudiesonScreen@gmail.com

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable)
Sponsored by the Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

Bakhtin for Tomorrow! - April 9-10, 2016 @ SUNY Buffalo

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia
contact email: 
donatoma@gmail.com

Bakhtin For Tomorrow!

ACLA 2016: Pedagogy, in Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Caro
contact email: 
ccl23@duke.edu

Pedagogy, In Theory

ACLA, 2016

CFPs (300 words) due to ccl23@duke.edu & chase.gregory@duke.edu by 9/23

Wordsworth Among The Naturalists – Panel for NeMLA in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
daniel.mrozowski@trincoll.edu

British Romanticism and American Literary Naturalism might seem an unlikely pairing.

Call for Papers by Graduate Students and Post-Graduates

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal published at Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context is a graduate student and post-graduate journal published electronically by current graduate students and post-graduates of the English Department at Southern Connecticut State Univers

ACLA 2016 "Performance, Poetics, and Publics"

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
jhyland@haverford.edu

This seminar seeks papers that interrogate, trouble, and (re)articulate the interrelations of performance, poetics, and community within a critical hemispheric lens.

(UPDATE) CFP: LITERATURE AND CENSORSHIP (DEADLINE, 30 SEP, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry Volume 2 No 2
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

CFP: NEMLA 2016 Hartford What does Digital Humanities Enable Today?

full name / name of organization: 
elif sendur/ Binghamton University
contact email: 
esendur1@binghamton.edu

In their 1999 essay “Deformance and Interpretation," Lisa Samuels and Jerome McGann propose deformative criticism against a rigid, theoretical, informative mode of reading in humanities.

[UPDATE DEADLINE EXTENDED] Expanding the Field: Rethinking Projective Verse and Mid-Century American Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society
contact email: 
jsh115@case.edu

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20, 2016.

The Oswald Review: Undergraduate Literary Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Carolina, Aiken, English Dept
contact email: 
douglash@usca.edu

The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English.

Presumed Autonomy: Literature and Art in Theory and Practice 10–13 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden
contact email: 
autonomy@english.su.se

Ever since the emergence of the modern marketplace for cultural goods, literary texts and art works have, on occasion, defied the expectations of its readers and audience, affronted their moral ethos,

New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women

full name / name of organization: 
Michele Lise Tarter, The College of New Jersey
contact email: 
tarter@tcnj.edu

New Critical Studies on Quaker Women: 1650-1800

[Update] Reminder: Turn-of-the-Century African American Print Culture, 9/30/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Lucas Dietrich, NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
ladietrich4@gmail.com

Traditional format panel for NeMLA 2016 Convention in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016.

Edited Collection: Examining the Power of Children's Play (abstracts due Sept. 14, 2015) [UPDATE-Deadline Extended]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Joyce Kelley
contact email: 
jkelley8@aum.edu

This is a call for essay abstracts for an edited collection on depictions of children’s play in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)
contact email: 
alecc2016@gmail.com

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 20, 2015***
• What makes an environmental crisis common or uncommon?

Margaret Walker Centenary Anthology (10/1 Abstract; 1/15/16 Draft Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Cherise A. Pollard
contact email: 
cpollard@wcupa.edu

PLEASE SHARE:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Margaret Walker Centenary Anthology (Poetry and Fiction).

"Making Sense(s) in the Eighteenth Century"

full name / name of organization: 
ASECS 2016
contact email: 
raseiler@indiana.edu

Below, please find a cfp for a panel to be held at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 31 - April 3, 2016.

Post45 Graduate Conference - February 5-6. Chapel Hill, NC (abstracts due Nov. 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Post45 & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
gradpost45@gmail.com



First Annual Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

ACLA Seminar: "All in the Family: The Literary and Cultural Politics of Incest"- DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA: American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
acla16incest@gmail.com

On this panel, we would like to consider the concept of incest in relation to society across a number of time periods and cultural forms.

CFPanelists: 2016 MSU Comics Forum: Sexuality in Comics

full name / name of organization: 
2016 MSU Comics Forum
contact email: 
guynesse@msu.edu

No Straight Lines: Sexuality and LGBT Identities in Sequence

CFP, Collection of Essays on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in The Walking Dead, abstracts due Jan. 11, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Keetley and Elizabeth Erwin
contact email: 
dek7@lehigh.edu; eerwin@lccc.edu

RACE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE WALKING DEAD FRANCHISE

Feminist Singularities

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2016
contact email: 
jardam@ucla.edu

Feminist Singularities

Co-organizers: Jacquelyn Ardam, UCLA; Ronjaunee Chatterjee, CalArts

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