category: american

"This City Runs Us: Narratives of Urban Constriction in American Literatures of Resistance" (ALA Sep 10-12, New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Assosiation Symposium "The City and American Literature" DEADLINE JUNE 30
contact email: 
RXL220@miami.edu

We are looking for a third member for our panel. If you have a paper that speaks to our project (even vaguely) or might be made to speak to it (we are very accomodating) send me an email.

"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

“Reimagining City Politics From the Margins”/ panel for ALA symposium "City and American Literature/ Abstract Deadline 7/28/15

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Miami
contact email: 
mdg60@miami.edu

This panel welcomes papers that explore how contemporary literary genres attempt to think through the traditionally raced and class divided formulations (and representations) of the neoliberal city-sc

call for articles: Scritture migranti #8

full name / name of organization: 
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali
contact email: 
redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it

The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting articles for its 8/2014 issue.

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre.

[UPDATE-Keynotes Added] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
contact email: 
CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

Key Note Speakers:

Craig Baldwin [filmmaker, lecturer @ UC Davis]

CFP Private/Public - Issue 21, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, Deadline 15 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

There has been a significant shift in the boundaries between the private and public realm in recent years.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to 15 JULY for RICE ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM

full name / name of organization: 
"Modalities: Politics and Poetics," Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

***Extended Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015***

Please visit Modalities2015.com for more information!

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

We choose to consider not “environment,” say, but “environmentality” in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, –ality. By animality, do we mean the conditions of possibility for animals or being-animal? By materiality, are we shifting our focus from material characteristics and attributes to describe instead what modulates or grounds existence? Moreover, are theorizations of animality and materiality as politically motivated and implicative as socially-conscious work on sexuality or postcoloniality?

Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World (Journal Issue - Transatlantica) - Proposals due by September 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Arnaud Schmitt (University of Bordeaux)
contact email: 
arnaud.schmitt@u-bordeaux.fr

Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World

Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu ; pschweit@su.edu

In the past two decades, universities, organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees

Edited collection on settler colonialism

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower / University of North Dakota
contact email: 
rwh@und.edu

We seek submissions for a collection of new examinations of settler colonialism as expressed and developed through literature or other “texts” (including films, historical documents, art, architec

Humanism and Its Prefixes

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles, 25-27 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty/ American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
rchandar@msn.com

The panel will explore transnational approaches to the portrait of Paul Frederick Bowles as an artist.

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles, 25-27 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
rchandar@msn.com

The reconsideration of Paul Frederick Bowles as an artist depends upon transnational definitions of narrative and re-consider action of art as political subject.

Illustrated Poetry After 1900/ NeMLA 2016, Hartford: 17-20 March

full name / name of organization: 
Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta / Massachusetts College of Art & Design
contact email: 
jfalcetta@massart.edu

You & Me & Ut Pictura Poesis Make Three: Illustrated Poetry after 1900

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability (Jan. 28–29, 2016): International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Body, Mind and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

Religion, Sexuality and Oppression. Friday 15th January - Sunday17th January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
religionopp@inter-disciplinary.net

Religion, Sexuality and Oppression
2nd Global Meeting of the SOHR Project

Call for Participation 2016

Friday 15th January – Sunday 17th January 2016
London, United Kingdom

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

4th International Conference on Comics as Visual Literature -(2-4th September, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Literary Seminary
contact email: 
literaryseminary@drmgrdu.ac.in

The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body - members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society.

American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
taylor13@rose-hulman.edu

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 21-25, 2016

Call for Papers: American Literature

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
realismbitesgermangrads@gmail.com

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now- Edited Collection- Abstract Deadline 7/26/15

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Ortolano/ Florida SouthWestern State College
contact email: 
SOrtolano@fsw.edu

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now

Proposed Edited Collection
Abstract Deadline July 26, 2015

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
rchandar@msn.com

Papers are welcome for any examination of Paul Bowles from a transnational perspective.

Fugitive Environmentalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities.

UPDATE EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW JULY 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
Go West! Western Area 2015 Film & History Conference
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western.

Critiquing Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University
contact email: 
critiquing.culture@gmail.com

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 9th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference.

Call for Chapters: Representations of Poverty in US Pop Culture (9/1/2015 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Wylie Lenz
contact email: 
povertyandpopculture@gmail.com

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited collection tentatively titled Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

full name / name of organization: 
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

"The Age of the Geek:" Book collection. Abstract deadline 7/20/15

full name / name of organization: 
"The Age of the Geek:" Book Collection
contact email: 
KELane@nwosu.edu

CFP: “The Age of the Geek:” Book collection

Submission Deadline: Abstracts are due July 20, 2015

“The Age of the Geek:” Book Collection

SFFTV CFP: Special Issue on Mad Max franchise

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Hassler-Forest
contact email: 
dhasslerforest@gmail.com

Science Fiction Film and Television seeks submissions for a special issue on the Mad Max franchise.
Guest editor: Dan Hassler-Forest

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
ehughes@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, “the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, o

Philip Roth Society Panel at MLA International Symposium on "Other Europes" (Dusseldorf, June 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
mmckinle@harpercollege.edu

The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel on Philip Roth and the “Other Europe” at the Modern Language Association International Symposium in Dusseldorf, Germany from June 23-25, 2016.

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