category: american

HKU Film Symposium, May 30-31: Chinese Filmmakers in the United States

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Gruenewald, The University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
tgruene@hku.hk

HKU American Studies Symposium May 30-31, 2015
East Goes West – Chinese Filmmakers in the United States

UPDATE: Utopia & the End of the City 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
Utopian Studies Society (Europe)
contact email: 
utopian.studies@ncl.ac.uk

Call for proposals: Utopia and the end of the city
FINAL DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 March 2015

Stand Your Ground: Incarcerations, Lynchings, and Executions - CFP for Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Vanderwees and Percy Walton
contact email: 
chrisvanderwees@gmail.com

With 5% of the world’s population, the U.S.

MLA 2016 Special Session: Rhetorics of De/Humanization (Deadline 3/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
mc.harrison@udmercy.eduz

Rhetorics of De/Humanization

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Beyond Fin-de-Siècle Europe: New Geographies of Decadence

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
rstilling@fsu.edu

While the literature of decadence often emphasizes the imaginative transgression of borders of all kinds, studies of literary decadence often remain strictly bound by the borders of Europe.

Representations of Cruel Children in Popular Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Flegel and Chris Parkes
contact email: 
mflegel@lakeheadu.ca, cparkes@lakeheadu.ca

The Representation of Cruel Children in Popular Texts
Ed. Monica Flegel and Christopher Parkes

[UPDATE] EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CROSSOVERS: GENDER, GENRE, GEOGRAPHY (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Sonia Sahoo and Ramit Samaddar Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
contact email: 
soniasahoo25@gmail.com and ramitsamaddar@gmail.com

Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10). Special Session, “Race in/after Conceptual Writing”

full name / name of organization: 
Seth Perlow
contact email: 
perlow@okstate.edu

Papers are invited for a special session on treatments (and elisions) of racial politics, aesthetics, identities, and experiences in recent conceptual writing and related experimentalisms.

CFP: "Teaching Trauma" at MLA 2016: Submit by March 13, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eden Wales Freedman
contact email: 
eden.w.freedman@gmail.com

This panel considers the pedagogical challenges of teaching trauma literature and trauma theory to undergraduates and theorizes ways of teaching that can combat—versus exacerbate—depicted catastro

SPACES/SPATIALITIES: PRACTICES, ENCOUNTERS, AND ARTICULATIONS, December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

full name / name of organization: 
ELLAK (The English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
contact email: 
2015ellakconference@gmail.com

THE 2015 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“Spaces/Spatialities: Practices, Encounters, and Articulations”

December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Transnationalizing the Public Sphere

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
najung@uwalumni.com

Nancy Fraser has written that, from the perspective of critical theory, "it is by no means clear what it means today to speak of 'transnational public spheres." This special session responds to the 20

MLA 2016 (Austin 1/7-1/10) Special Session: Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
loretta.clayton@gmail.com

Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style, 1850-1950

Re-Approaching the Survey Course

full name / name of organization: 
Gwynn A. Dujardin
contact email: 
dujardin@queensu.ca

Proposals invited for MLA roundtable session (Austin, TX; January 2016) on innovative approaches to teaching literature surveys.

Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization- University of North Florida
contact email: 
unfego@gmail.com

The theme "Literature and Its Publics" invites us to consider the face of all of our objects of attention—not only literature and other kinds of texts but film, digital media, and rhetoric—and to

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 18 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the new deadline for submissions is 18th March 2015.

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session "Aggressive Fictions": Metatextual Critiques of the Reader (Please Submit by March 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
kkwg@uw.edu

Seeking papers exploring fiction that critiques and/or challenges the reader and his/her interpretations and/or rationalizations of the text.

MLA 2016 Austin --Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu

In his Playboy interview Nabokov said: "Sex as an institution, sex as a general notion, sex as a problem, sex as a platitude—all this is something I find too tedious for words.

Radicalisms: Movements and Moments

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University: French and Italian Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
thenuradicals@gmail.com

The organizers of the annual Department of French and Italian graduate student conference at Northwestern University are pleased to announce this year’s conference, Radicalisms: Movements and Moment

Call for papers for albeit issue on Youth; Deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
albeit
contact email: 
submissions@albeitjournal.com

Issue 2.1: Youth

Call for papers for albeit issue on War Narratives; Deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
albeit
contact email: 
submissions@albeitjournal.com

Issue 2.1: War

MLA Special Session, Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature; deadline March 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Keetley
contact email: 
dek7@lehigh.edu

Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American literature: This panel explores themes of ecophobia (i.e., fear and dread of nature), extinction, ecological crisis, unsettling (un)natural anomalies, and envi

CFP: American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace / Deadline: August 1st 2015 / OLH

full name / name of organization: 
Open Library of the Humanities
contact email: 
m.j.collins@kent.ac.uk

The last fifteen years have seen substantial changes in the way scholars have engaged with US literature and culture.

MLA 2016- THE RE-GREENING of W. H. HUDSON

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Rauch
contact email: 
arauch@uncc.edu

CFP – MLA 2016- THE RE-GREENING of W. H. HUDSON:

RMMLA 2015 Santa Fe. Victorian Travelers: Women Writing Boundaries, October 8-10 (deadline: April 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kendall.mcclellan@csuci.edu

Invites papers that consider the boundaries – physical, imposed, and imaginary – that Victorian women travelers crossed.

MLA Convention 2016 (due: 3/15) -- Counternarratives, History, Contemporary U.S. Ethnic fiction

full name / name of organization: 
S. Moon Cassinelli
contact email: 
cassine1@illinois.edu

This panel seeks papers to discuss counternarratives, their limits and possibilities, and their relationship to histories of national belonging in contemporary U.S. ethnic fiction.

Children’s and Youth Culture on the Screen – SAMLA (Durham, NC, 11/13-11/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze | University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

Nine of the ten highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2014 were based on creative properties from children’s and youth culture, including comic books, novels, and toys.

[UPDATE: EXTENSION & KEYNOTE] “Interconnections: Patterns, Pathways & PossibilitieThe 9th Annual URI Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
URIGradConference2015@gmail.com

The 9th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
Kingston, RI Campus

Injury & Response: Literary Rivalry in the 18th Century [MLA 2016 Special Session]

full name / name of organization: 
David Diamond / University of Chicago
contact email: 
dmd@uchicago.edu

We invite papers for an MLA 2016 special session exploring the influence of literary rivalries on genre, print culture, and criticism during the long eighteenth century.

[UPDATE] CFP Narratives in rhetoric, composition, and literature

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Online Graduate Journal from Washington State University
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Textual Overtures Volume 3
Narratives exploring use and mediums in composition, literature, and rhetoric

CFP--Crime/Criminal/Criminality (Special Journal Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
http://theapollonian.in/

Vol. 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015

Deadline of Submission: 15 March 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

UPDATE: Trans* Identities, Childhood, and Nostalgia

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Vena (Queen's University)
contact email: 
d.vena@queensu.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS
Trans* Identities, Childhood, and Nostalgia

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies--Call for Papers (Updated)

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Online | Open-Access | Peer-Reviewed | ISSN 2393-9001
http://theapollonian.in/

Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015

John Dos Passos and the Other Arts (SAMLA 2015: 13-15 Nov, Durham, NC)

full name / name of organization: 
John Dos Passos Society
contact email: 
jdpsociety@gmail.com

John Dos Passos was undoubtedly one of the most eclectic American writers of his generation.

Weird South (MLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
gcaison@gsu.edu and srountree3@gsu.edu

The south has long been tied to adjective “weird,” and not just in Austin, Texas.

[UPDATE] CfP: "Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing & ‘Pictures From An Institution’

full name / name of organization: 
University of Gdansk, Poland
contact email: 
gdanskconference2015@gmail.com

Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing
Literaturoznawca literatem: Artystyczne kreacje profesorów humanistyki

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