category: american

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

Indigenous Literatures and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
michelle.raheja@ucr.edu

Please consider submitting a proposal to the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference at Portland State University November 6-8.

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

PAMLA 2015 (Nov. 6-8) in Portland - America's Obsession with Superheroes (Proposal due by May 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
michelle.stonis@csulb.edu

“Hera, give me strength!” Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn’t one of them.

2015 PAMLA Special Session "Problems and Politics in The Hunger Games" at Portland State University

full name / name of organization: 
113th Annual PAMLA Conference, 2015 (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); November 6-8, 2015
contact email: 
bondlaurenkelley@gmail.com (Lauren Bond)

This special session for the 2015 PAMLA Conference seeks presentations on The Hunger Games series, book and film versions alike, with specific consideration to the series’ dystopian themes, social-p

Globalizing the Province: Rethinking Place and Scale (Special Issue of The Global South)

full name / name of organization: 
The Global South (Journal)
contact email: 
swong@westfield.ma.edu

How to Feel About Horror; October 22-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, University of Florida
contact email: 
ufl.ego@gmail.com

“Horror,” Eugene Thacker contends, “is a non-philosophical attempt to think about the world-without-us philosophically” (8).

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

full name / name of organization: 
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine
contact email: 
thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs
full name / name of organization:
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine
contact email:
thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

Edited Collection: Shakespeare's 'Mortal Living Ghost(s)': Supernatural Appropriations and Afterlives

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Page, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
SupernaturalShax@gmail.com

[UPDATTE] Memories on the Move: Asian Connections; Deadline June 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016

Call for Papers

Memories on the Move: Asian Connections

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture [UPDATE]

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
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June/July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

American Studies Association of Turkey: 37th International American Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@asat-jast.org

American Studies Association of Turkey
37th International American Studies Conference

Transnational American Studies

November 25–27, 2015

Akdeniz University
Faculty of Letters

CFP: Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA Nov 6-8) Deadline: May 15

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
lcoklin@writing.ucsb.edu

This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film.

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus, NeMLA 2016, Hartford (deadline for panel proposals: 29/05/2015; conference: 17-20/03/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA (Northeast MLA)
contact email: 
wgsnemla@gmail.com

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Hosted by the University of Connecticut
Session Proposal Deadline: May 29, 2015
Call for Papers Begins: June 15, 2015

Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media; 1-2 page abstracts due August 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Graham J. Murphy (Seneca College, Toronto, Canada) and Lars Schmeink (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany)
contact email: 
gjamurphy@gmail.com; lars@wortraub.com

Call for Contributions
Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”

[UPDATE] “LAUGHING MATTERS?: HUMOR IN AMERICAN THEATRE AND DRAMA” FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN THEATRE AND DRAMA

full name / name of organization: 
University of Málaga,University of Seville, University of Cádiz (Spain) and ATDS
contact email: 
humor2016@uma.es

We regret to inform you that due to unexpected
circumstances, we are forced to cancel the International Conference on American Theatre and Drama, that was to be held in Málaga in May 25-27,2016.

Wealth in Transatlantic Realism and Naturalism, Constanta, 22-25 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
panel for EAAS conference (European Association for American Studies)
contact email: 
transatlanticwealth@gmail.com

Wealth in Transatlantic Realism and Naturalism
Call for Papers
Conference of the European Association for American Studies, Constanta, Romania, 22-25 April 2016

CfP. The Third Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Us

full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
contact email: 
application@euroacademia.eu

The Third Euroacademia International Conference
‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’

Palazzo Bernardini, Lucca,Tuscany, Italy
19 – 20 June 2015

European Society for the Study of English 2016 Conference, Galway Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
contact email: 
esseabstracts2016@gmail.com

National University of Ireland, Galway, looks forward to welcoming you to the 13th ESSE Conference in Galway, Ireland, Monday 22 August – Friday 26 August 2016.

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com; nurit@ritukh.co.il

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

Queer Poetics at PAMLA 2015 - 11/6-8

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside
contact email: 
rsull001@ucr.edu

This panel seeks papers that consider what it might mean to think about poetics in relation to queer studies—specifically scholars who are working with queer studies in conjunction with historical p

The Comics of Art Spiegelman [edited volume]

full name / name of organization: 
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg, Germany), Lee Konstantinou (University of Maryland, College Park)
contact email: 
metaspiegelman@gmail.com

The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate.

[REMINDER] American Lit before 1865 Panel- PAMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
akong@calstatela.edu

PAMLA 2015 will be held in Portland, November 6-8.

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Frontiers
contact email: 
Spencer.Keralis@unt.edu

Deadline extended to May 15!

ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millenial North-American Literature and Visual Culture, 7-8 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
contact email: 
exrey2016@gmail.com

Internationa Conference: ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Lublin, Poland
April 7-8, 2016

Call for papers
MCSU Department of American Literature and Culture in cooperation with Canadian Studies Department and Video Game Research Center is pleased to announce a two-day international conference “ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.” The conference will take place in Lublin, Poland, on 7-8 April 2016.
We invite presentations that focus on the forms of expression and repression in American or Canadian literature and visual culture (i.e. film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) spanning the period of the last fifteen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
•language as a source and tool of oppression and empowerment
•sexuality: self-expression vs. erotophobia and sexual repression
•mind: creativity and trauma, denial and repressed memory
•the body as a space of self-expression and self-inflicted regimes: dietary and beautification practices, clothing, body modification
•emotional abuse, power, and control relationships
•spaces of confinement: prisons, war zones, refugee camps
•surveillance: panopticons and spaces of control
•political repression and persecution: totalitarianism, autocracy, dictatorship, despotism
•representations of post-millennial watersheds (9/11, Enron, John Jay Report, crisis of 2008)
•new forms of narrative expression (blogs, fan fiction, Twiterature)
•text as an interactive space: ergodic literature, hypertext, cybertext
•video games and virtual worlds as spaces of expression and repression
•cross- and trans-media dialogues (expressing image through text and text through image)

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Stefan Brandt, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria
Prof. Pawel Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Selected presenters will be invited to participate in a joint book project to be published by Peter Lang in 2017.

Abstracts, including the title of the paper, name of the author(s), and academic affiliation, should be sent to Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel to exrey2016@gmail.com by 15 October 2015.

The conference fee of 250 PLN or 65 € covers conference materials, coffee breaks and a wine reception.

Further information is available on the conference website at exrey.umcs.lublin.pl.

CFP: Persona Studies Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

full name / name of organization: 
Persona Studies Journal
contact email: 
personastudies@deakin.edu.au

Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Deadline Extended: Call for Papers: ADAPTATION 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
aroberts3@niu.edu

Call for Papers:
ADAPTATION
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
transversejournal@gmail.com

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat!

[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool
contact email: 
s.p.powell@liv.ac.uk

‘James Ellroy: Visions of Noir’ will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015.

Jewish Literature and Culture: May 15 Paper Deadline (MLA Conference Nov. 6-8, 2015, Portland, OR)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

This session on Jewish Literature and Culture welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Jewish literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of Literature and Time, papers explorin

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