category: american

Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Life Writing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
contact email: 
sjtucflw@outlook.com

International Conference

Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context

Oct. 29-30, 2016, Shanghai, China

CFP: Superhero Identities Symposium – Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) – Melbourne, Australia – 8-9 December 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, University of Melbourne, and Swinburne University of Technology
contact email: 
wburke@swin.edu.au

Superhero Identities Symposium

Venue: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) – Melbourne, Australia – 8-9 December 2016

(2017 SEA Biennial) Blood Moves: the transmission of bodies, ideas and diseases between the early republic and the Caribbean

full name / name of organization: 
Ray Leonard/ University of Miami
contact email: 
RXL220@miami.edu

This panel looks to capitalize on the recent turn towards the Caribbean in Early American studies.

[Extended Deadline] "Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" Conference

full name / name of organization: 
"Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" Graduate Conference
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University

CFP: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

full name / name of organization: 
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors
contact email: 
daniel.hambly@humber.ca

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Special Issue (2017) of 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (periodical culture)

full name / name of organization: 
The Wyndham Lewis Society
contact email: 
nathan.waddell@nottingham.ac.uk

Wyndham Lewis's centrality in the 'little magazine' and periodical cultures of the early twentieth century is well established.

Heresy, Belief, and Ideology: Dissent in Politics and Religion (EXTENDED DEADLINE - March 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Second Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
gte1@nyu.edu

Heresy, Belief, and Ideology: Dissent in Politics and Religion
June 1-3, 2016, New York City
Extended deadline for conference proposals: March 15, 2016

MLA 2017 Special Session: Engaging with the Poetics of Peripheralization

full name / name of organization: 
Jenna Sciuto
contact email: 
j.sciuto@mcla.edu

Engaging with the Poetics of Peripheralization

[UPDATE] 'Failure' - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 1st April 2016)

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, 'Failure' - the new deadline for submissions is 1st April 2016.

Celebrating African American Literature and Language: Race and Resistance (Oct 28-29, 2016) - proposals due 3/15/16

full name / name of organization: 
Penn State University Park
contact email: 
scm18@psu.edu

Call for Proposals (due 3/15/16)
Celebrating African American Literature and Language - "Race and Resistance"
Penn State University
October 28-29, 2016
http://arc.psu.edu/caal2016

-Death, Violence, and Religion in Nineteenth Century American Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2017
contact email: 
jvanwyck@fordham.edu

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

Call for Papers for Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School - Due 3/7

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School
contact email: 
katherine.demby@yale.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
2016 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference
Hosted by Yale Law School

Saturday April 9th, 2016
at Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut

Call for Papers: “Gender and the Cultural Preoccupations of the American West,” due 9/1/16

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel
contact email: 
studiesinthenovel@unt.edu

Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on “Gender and the Cultural Preoccupations of the American West,” guest edited by Sigrid Anderson Cordell (University of M

Call for papers International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Lara mendez
contact email: 
info@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies 2356-5926
a Thomson Reuters Journal invites all researchers to submit their paper for the upcoming issue March-June 2016

Pedagogy panels: Teaching the 18th Century (Oct 27-30, Kingston ON)--deadline March 13

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Society for 18th Century Studies Conference
contact email: 
tiffany.potter@ubc.ca

These roundtable panels will discuss successful, innovative strategies for teaching 18th-century studies. Digital or chalk, it's great teaching being discussed here!

CALL FOR PAPERS - LIQUID BLACKNESS Issue No. 6

full name / name of organization: 
liquid blackness
contact email: 
liquidblackness@gsu.edu

Black Ontology and the Love of Blackness

CFP: It's HBO: Life After Legacy! Edited Collection.

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria McCollum and Giuliana Monteverde
contact email: 
hbobook@gmail.com


It’s HBO! Life After Legacy: Reading HBO’s New and Original Voices (Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Power)

Discourses of Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session: MLA 2017 Convention
contact email: 
banerjeerupsa07@gmail.com

This panel proposes to study the shifting registers of geographic identity post-1960s. Submissions for any language dealing with post-1960s literature are welcome. Panelists may consider-

Science Vs. Spirituality in 21st Century Literature CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Science Vs. Spirituality
contact email: 
spiritualityvsscience@gmail.com

A monographic volume on Science Vs. Spirituality.

Papers are invited to discuss a wide range of issues concerning Science Vs. Spirituality in poetry, novels, autobiographical works, etc.

Divining (the) Circum-Caribbean South(s) | SAMLA 88 | Nov 4-6, 2016 | Jacksonville FL

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL)
contact email: 
SRountree3@gsu.edu

As SAMLA heads to Jacksonville, Florida, for its 2016 conference, one recalls Keith Cartwright’s characterization of the state as a “longtime frontier[] of creolizing contact” (8): “Whether in

[Update] Young Adult Literature in the Post-Secular Age (collected essays)

full name / name of organization: 
Jacob Stratman
contact email: 
jstratman@jbu.edu

To date, there is no book-length critical exploration of the field of young adult literature and religious belief, and there are just a handful of peer-reviewed articles on the subject.

Art and Economics in American Literature MMLA "Border States" St. Louis, Missouri November 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jhoff@bmcc.cuny.edu

In recognition of this year’s conference theme, “Border States," the American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that are interested in questioning, criticizing, re-arr

Waste and the Archive, MSA 18 Pasadena

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
laura.james@stonybrook.edu

Waste and the Archive

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
diaries.coldnoon@gmail.com; dialogues.coldnoon@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel.

On-going CFP Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary
contact email: 
hjeas@unideb.hu

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world

“Coming to Terms with Film-Philosophy” Conference and Masterclass with Alain Badiou, Toronto, Canada May 16-17, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
York University and TIFF Bell Lightbox
contact email: 
yorkfilmphilosophy@gmail.com

Although it has established itself as a sub-discipline or hybrid of film and philosophy in various European formations, film-philosophy is relatively new to North American cinema and media studies.

Trespassing on Boundaries with Women’s Archives (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
J. Ashley Foster and Margaret Galvan
contact email: 
ashleyfoster@me.com, mgalvan@gradcenter.cuny.edu

CFP: Trespassing on Boundaries with Women’s Archives (MLA 2017)

Urban Studies Area - Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL

UNT Critical Voices Conference (April 8-10)

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
anthonycolejeffrey@gmail.com

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016.

'All the World's a Stage: Performing Identity in Everyday Life', a one-day inter-disciplinary conference, 1 July 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
performingidentity2016@gmail.com

One-day inter-disciplinary conference at the University of Bristol, 1st July 2016

Keynote Speakers: Dr Angela McShane, Royal College of Art/ V&A

Collectives, Communities, and American Print Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
MMLAcriticism@gmail.com

This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived.

'What are we reading?'

full name / name of organization: 
Thinking Verse
contact email: 
thinkingverse@gmail.com

Thinking Verse (www.thinkingverse.com) is now inviting contributions for its sixth issue, a special issue entitled 'What are we reading?' We will be publishing essay-reviews on works in poetics publis

Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History:  17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Historic Film Archive
contact email: 
jenkinsj@u.arizona.edu

 Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History
 17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016

Women of the Mediterranean: Representations and Self-Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Women of the Mediterranean
contact email: 
womenofthemediterranean@gmail.com

Conference Location: Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento (Italy)
Conference Director: Giovanni Spani (College of the Holy Cross)
Conference Coordinator: Marco Marino (Sant'Anna Institute)

"The readerly" / FPC 12 / 25 June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Formes Poetiques Contemporaines
contact email: 
claireel@buffalo.edu

Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

FPC 12 THE READERLY

Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…

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