category: american

In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
contact email: 
journaleditor@sf-foundation.org

Call for Papers
In More’s Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction
Foundation #124 (summer 2016)

Foundation Essay Prize 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
contact email: 
journaleditor@sf-foundation.org

We are pleased to announce the return of our essay competition.

IASA 48th Annual Conference:Italian American Values:October 15th-17th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Italian American Studies Association
contact email: 
alan.gravano@outlook.com

Send Proposals by Email Only to Alan Gravano, President, alan.gravano@outlook.com
Deadline: June 3, 2015

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Royalty in US Popular Culture: Essays on Understanding the Royal Phenomenon

full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Chantelle MacPhee and Abigail Scheg
contact email: 
popculture_studies@yahoo.com

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Royalty in US Popular Culture: Essays on Understanding the Royal Phenomenon

CFP: The Politics of Big Data

full name / name of organization: 
Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
ned.weidner@cgu.edu

Call for Papers: The Politics of Big Data

[UPDATE] "Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/10/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

Irony and Hipster Culture in Literature (proposals due 15 May)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
contact email: 
bondmatthewjames@gmail.com

Irony and its mascot, the hipster, demonstrate the complexities of living in a material culture that demands near constant public performance, but this self-styling also provides a shield against the

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Cogent Arts & Humanities OA
contact email: 
mauro@psu.edu

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: Wharton and Early Twentieth-Century Feminism (November 13-15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
CFP SAMLA 87--Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu

In keeping with the SAMLA theme, “In Concert: Literature and other Arts,” this panel seeks papers which consider Edith Wharton’s work in the context of the growing voice of feminism of her time.

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities (November 13-15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Women’s Studies Panel, Session II, SAMLA Conference
contact email: 
monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu

What is the political significance of embodiment? In this panel, we are looking for a broad array of papers which consider the stakes of embodiment in contemporary culture.

(UPDATE) Modernities in the Americas (1910-1970) - University of Burgundy (Dijon, France): 18-20 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Second Biennial Symposium of the Institut des Amériques (Pôle Nord-Est) University of Burgundy
contact email: 
Fiona.McMahon@u-bourgogne.fr

Modernities in the Americas (1910-1970) - Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France): 18-20 novembre 2015

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BJLL Vol. VII (2015) - Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

[UPDATE] Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
TRACE Journal - TRACE@UF
contact email: 
mbianchi@ufl.edu

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

[UPDATE] Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY, 9/24-9/27, (extended deadline 5/25/15)

full name / name of organization: 
The Sixth Biannual Conference of the Reception Study Society, Sept. 24-27, 2015
contact email: 
rss2015@ipfw.edu

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the boo

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 18th for SWSW

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, a

Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
journal.on.arts@gmail.com

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

Carson McCullers panel at SAMLA 2015, abstracts due 6/10/15

full name / name of organization: 
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians & The Carson McCullers Society
contact email: 
ckayser@uark.edu

In light of the SAMLA 2015 conference theme of “In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts,” the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Carson McCullers Society invites papers th

CFP: Articles for New Open-Access Journal Indigenous Knowledge: Other Ways of Knowing

full name / name of organization: 
Judy M. Bertonazzi
contact email: 
bertonazzij@gmail.com

Dear Colleagues,

[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

full name / name of organization: 
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
contact email: 
jwebb@huntington.edu

ABC-CLIO is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016.

COMPANION SPECIES IN NORTH AMERICAN CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS, Toulouse, France June 17, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès
contact email: 
harding@univ-tlse2.fr

SEND titles and 150 word abstracts by September 5, 2015 to harding@univ-tlse2.fr and claire.cazajous@univ-tlse2.fr

COMPANION SPECIES IN NORTH AMERICAN CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS, Toulouse, France June 17, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès
contact email: 
harding@univ-tlse2.fr

American culture, like all cultures, is not of exclusively human making; other species play an essential role in its development.

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba,

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

UPDATE: Language, Literature and Community: An International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
contact email: 
conference.english@ulab.edu.bd

Call for Papers Deadline Extended to: May 15, 2015

JULY 10-11, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture - Update

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
lance.eaton@gmail.com

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday Oct

CALL FOR POETRY, FICTION, AND ART

full name / name of organization: 
Pomona Valley Review
contact email: 
theeditors@pomonavalleyreview.com

Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for PVR 9 to May 16th. We are looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our ninth online issue this June.

[REMINDER] PAMLA 2015: Children's Literature Panel, "Literature and Time" (deadline: 5/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matlock.42@osu.edu

The children's literature session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to children's literature and culture.

COMPANION SPECIES IN NORTH AMERICAN CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS, France June 17, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
contact email: 
harding@univ-tlse2.fr and claire.cazajous@univ-tlse2.fr

150 word abstracts invited before September 5, 2015

Claudia Emerson: In Memoriam [SAMLA Nov 13-15/Abstract by June 5]

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

CFP-Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga [Abstract Submission Deadline June 15, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Laurena Aker
contact email: 
LSAker@att.net

The UK publisher Intellect is now seeking chapters for Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga, the next edition in its Fan Phenomena book series. Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga will be an edited collection of essays about the forces that contributed to the global popularity and commercial success of the books, films and graphic novels of The Twilight Saga. Chapters will explore its unique appeal to fans, as well as the impact the series has had on people, literature, film, music, television and social issues. This book is intended to be an enlightening and fun addition to Twilight fans’ collections, as well as a resource for universities. As such, papers should be written for a broad audience of academics and fans.

[UPDATE]: June - International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2015

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 2015

The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015

Spanish Moss and Alligators: Southern Swamps in the Literary and Popular Imaginary

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (Society for the Study of Southern Literature Affiliated Group Session)
contact email: 
ksquint@highpoint.edu

This panel invites papers that investigate literary or popular representations of Southern swamps from any era.

"Collaboration & Betrayal" ... Special Session @ SAMLA 2015 (proposal due June 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Durham, NC
contact email: 
tmw26@buffalo.edu, Namita.Goswami@indstate.edu

In its aesthetic and political senses, “collaboration” has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning.

Special Issue: MASCULINITIES

full name / name of organization: 
Writing from Below
contact email: 
S.Abblitt@latrobe.edu.au

Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic hetero

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