category: american

Comparing Literary Historiography

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Special Session
contact email: 
tob@psu.edu or bhavyatiwari@utexas.edu

LIQUID BLACKNESS - Call for Proposals

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

liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark’s 1977 Passing Through.

The Transnational West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu

This panel seeks to go beyond the territory opened by the spaghetti-westerns to explore the ways in which the themes and tropes of the West have been appropriated (or re-appropriated)/redeployed/repur

The Profane West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu

Looking beyond the common meaning of “profane” this roundtable takes for its focus the theme of The 51st Annual Conference of the Western Literature Association, to be held in Big Sky, Montana.

[UPDATED] (Re)presentation: Problematizing Authenticity-- St. John's University Graduate English Conference March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Department
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2015@gmail.com

Submission deadline extended!

"Literary Production in the Late Age of Print" MMLA Conference: Columbus, Ohio, November, 12-14, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest MLA Conference: Permanent Panel on Literary Criticism
contact email: 
vincent.haddad@

How do material histories of the book and print culture inform how we think about the novel (and its surprising stability) in the present?

KEEP IT DIRTY

full name / name of organization: 
Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity. Published by punctum books.
contact email: 
samuelrayjacobson@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University
contact email: 
ravaseala@gmail.com or fflorescu@pace.edu

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, “Provincializing English,” that (in part) constitutes the foundation

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
amajumder@uh.edu / sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on “Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature” – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
contact email: 
fansconference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do write

[UPDATE-Deadline extended to 2/20] Performance, Praxis, Activism, and The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Riverside, CA-May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Association--Performance Working Group
contact email: 
Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gc.cuny.edu) & Eero Laine (eero.email@gmail.com)

The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).

REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 12, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
contact email: 
sorinamaria21@gmail.com

Dear all,
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter 1-4 Dec 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Auto/Biography Association - Asia- Pacific
contact email: 
Kate.Douglas@flinders.edu.au

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter.

1st-4th December 2015
Flinders University – City Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

Conference organisers:

Nabokov on Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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

MLA Special Session: Gothic Performances and the Literary Audience Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
gdenton@ega.edu and aggal@memphis.edu

We are inviting paper proposals for a possible special sessions panel at the 2016 MLA Conference in Austin, TX, Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: “Partitions and/of Empire”

[FINAL CALL] Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, October 1-3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email: 
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu

Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, lemoyne.edu/slsr
Co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and Syracuse University

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
jpc0018@uah.edu

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

[UPDATE] More than Writing Graduate Conference [now with keynote speaker]

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Minnesota State University Mankato
contact email: 
morethanwritingconference@gmail.com

The Third Annual English Department Graduate Student Conference is a collaborative symposium focused on the written word across all English-focused academic disciplines.

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting": 19-21 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University / European Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
gegan@dmu.ac.uk

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting"

The Postcolonial Studies Generation: MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 1 March, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
moloughlinliam@gmail.com

This panel proposes to investigate the formation of a “Postcolonial Studies Generation”: namely, a generation of artists who attended university after the consolidation of postcolonial studies in

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Elwood Watson
contact email: 
watsone@etsu.edu

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

Call for Papers

Thematic Issue: Masculinity in the 21st Century

Guest Editor: Elwood D. Watson, East Tennessee State University

Pedagogical Approaches to Sacred Texts and Literature (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
contact email: 
lgordis@barnard.edu

Strategies and issues related to teaching sacred texts/selections as literature or literature as religious practice. All religions and periods.

Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
contact email: 
wccorley@cpp.edu

Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies--science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars.

Film, Media, and Music Conference (September 2-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
contact email: 
conference@longbeachindie.com

The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (www.longbeachindie.com) is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intel

CFP: Black Mountain College Studies special volume on Hilda Morley (online peer-reviewed journal; deadline 8/15/2015).

full name / name of organization: 
Black Mountain College Studies Journal (Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that explore Hilda Morley’s relationship to Black Mountain College. As much of Morley’s work was published late in life or posthumously, contributors need not limit themselves to the years she was at BMC and should feel free to draw upon her entire life and oeuvre. Hilda Morley lived and taught at Black Mountain College, befriended Robert Creeley and Denise Levertov, worked and socialized with Charles Olson, and published in the Black Mountain Review. She came to Black Mountain as a working poet and remained a prize-winning writer until her death in 1998. Yet, critics and historians rarely include Morley in their critical conversations; little Morley scholarship exists. Although all Hilda Morley-related submissions will be considered, the editors especially welcome scholarship that examines her life and works in light of Black Mountain College. Other possible topics include: Morley and H.D.; critical regionalism and/or transnational context; twentieth-century publishing culture and poetic community; the influence of Dewey’s aesthetics; intersectional feminist criticism; comparative analyses with contemporaneous writers, especially women poets. These topics are not intended to be proscriptive but suggestive of possibilities worthy of investigation. Deadline: Completed, polished papers should be submitted by 8/15/2015. Length limit: 10,000 words in MLA format. Citing: Use MLA parenthetical citations, avoid footnotes, and include a list of works cited. If absolutely necessary, include endnotes but remember that BMCS is an online, peer-reviewed journal; scrolling between endnotes and text makes for difficult web reading. Send Word files, other digital art forms, and any questions or concerns via as email to: Blake Hobby (blake.hobby@gmail.com) Executive Editor, Black Mountain College Studies (http://blackmountaincollegestudies.org/wp/) )
contact email: 
blake.hobby@gmail.com

Special Volume of Black Mountain College Studies Journal
Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jkuskey@ucsc.edu

Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction

[UPDATE] United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Deadline Extended to 2/16/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dcolson@emporia.edu

This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing [Deadline 20th February 2015]

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

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications:

“Based upon a Life”: The Biopic Genre in Question

full name / name of organization: 
LISA e-journal
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr, taina.tuhkunen@univ-angers.fr

Call for papers:

“Based upon a Life”: The Biopic Genre in Question

Women's Voices in Poetry (CFP for RMMLA; Oct 2015; deadline March 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

The Women's Voices in Poetry regular session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association seeks proposals for its 2015 panel. We are especially interested in regional voices in 20th and 21st c.

New Directions in Flannery O'Connor Session (RMMLA, Oct 2015; deadline March 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

CFP: Flannery O'Connor session at RMMLA 2015.

EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

full name / name of organization: 
Terrae Incognitae 47.2 (2015), 48.1/2 (2016), and 49.1/2 (2017)
contact email: 
lbeck@mta.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

Terrae Incognitae 47.2 (2015), 48.1/2 (2016), and 49.1/2 (2017)

Filolog - JOURNAL OF LITERARY, LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL STUDIES

full name / name of organization: 
UNIVERSITY OF BANJA LUKA, FACULTY OF PHILOLOGY
contact email: 
petar.penda@unibl.rs

CALL FOR PAPERS AND REVIEWS

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

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