category: american

CfP (Deadline 15 April 2016): "American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political" (Conference, University of Bern)

full name / name of organization: 
Swiss Association for North American Studies, SANAS // English Department, University of Bern
contact email: 
sanasconference2016@gmail.com

"American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political"
2016 Biannual Conference of the Swiss Association for North American Studies, SANAS

University of Bern
November 4-5, 2016

Studies in Crime Writing (Open Access Journal) DEADLINE 15 AUG 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Crime Writing
contact email: 
sicw@newberry.edu

Call for Papers — Studies in Crime Writing

The Emancipation of Bound Laborers in the Americas before the Abolition of Slavery

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montpellier, France
contact email: 
lawrence.aje@univ-montp3.fr

The Emancipation of Bound Laborers in the Americas before the Abolition of Slavery
University of Montpellier, France
Friday, October 7, 2016

CFP: 2016 Literature/Film Association Conference, October 13-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Literature/Film Association
contact email: 
info@litfilm.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
October 13-16, 2016
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ

“Alternate Worlds”
http://litfilm.blogspot.com/

CFP Race & Ethnicity Area 2016 MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
contact email: 
jessica.elizabeth.birch@gmail.com

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL

CFP Pedagogy & Popular Culture Area 2016 MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
contact email: 
jessica.elizabeth.birch@gmail.com

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL

[UPDATE - REMINDER] Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope - 12-13 July 2016, Durham University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
fragile.futures@gmail.com

RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
An International Conference on the Risk Humanities

Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016

Keynote Speakers:

MICHAELINE CRICHLOW

[UPDATE] MMLA American Literature 1 Panel; abstracts due APRIL 10

full name / name of organization: 
Shawna Rushford-Spence/ Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
srushford-spence@lourdes.edu

With the theme of “Border States” in mind, we welcome papers exploring the intersections between stubborn divisions and promising coalitions across lines of race, class, region, and nation in Amer

CFP: E.L. Doctorow for the 21st Century - Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Wutz (Weber State University), Julian Murphet (UNSW, Australia) & Samuel Dickson
contact email: 
mwutz@weber.edu, j.murphet@unsw.edu.au, samueljd@gmail.com

The sad passing of E.L. Doctorow in 2015 marked the completion of one of the richest oeuvres in contemporary American literature.

Organizing Equality, Western University, 24 - 26 March 2017

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University
contact email: 
organizingequality@uwo.ca

We invite paper and session proposals for an international conference on equality at Western University in March of 2017.

Timescales: An Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Conference, October 20-22 2016 (abstracts due May 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
contact email: 
timescales2016@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
TIMESCALES

University of Pennsylvania
October 20-22, 2016

[UPDATE] Works in Progress, 7th July

full name / name of organization: 
GradCATS / De Montfort University
contact email: 
gradcats@outlook.com

Keynote speakers: Professor Julie Sanders, Newcastle University, and Dr Adam Smyth,University of Oxford.
Abstract Deadline: 15th April 2016

The Commodification of Everyday Life (Panel for MSA 18), Proposals Due April 10

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Pokornowski and Andrew Kailaidjian
contact email: 
steven.pokornowski@gmail.com

The Commodification of Everyday Life and the Democratization of Cultural (Re)Production

CFP: Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference (Deadline May 6, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival
contact email: 
info@longbeachindie.com

Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival (August 31-September 4,2016) is looking for scholars and entertainment industry professionals to bring

Chapter Proposals For the book "Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature" Proposal Deadline:30 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Önder Çakırtaş-IGI Global- http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2166
contact email: 
ocakirtas@bingol.edu.tr

http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2166

Future Humans

full name / name of organization: 
Louisa MacKay Demerjian
contact email: 
lmdemerjian@gmail.com

Abstracts for Future Humans book due June 1, 2016

CFP: Data

full name / name of organization: 
Intermezzo
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

CFP: Data

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication - http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/ - seeks submissions that deal with the topic of data.

PAMLA 2016; Nov 11-13; panel on Cinematic Libraries

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
ahowe@lasierra.edu

Libraries and archives play key roles in a surprisingly diverse group of films and television shows.

[UPDATE] The Child Before Adulthood - MMLA St. Louis, Nov 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Lydia Craig/Loyola University Chicago
contact email: 
lcraig1@luc.edu

The panel will be presented at the MMLA at St. Louis, MO from Nov 10-13, 2016

[UPDATE] MMLA Permanent Section - Collectives, Communities, and Print Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA 2016
contact email: 
MMLAcriticism@gmail.com

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

CFP: 9/11 Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016); April 30 deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Associatio
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

MMLA Special Session--Beyond Classrooms: Teaching English Studies Online (Deadline 4/30/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Salisbury / Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
slauren@bgsu.edu

What happens when instructors of English migrate from the borders of a physical classroom to digital teaching environments?

The Readerly (submissions in English welcome) 25 June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Formes Poétiques 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…

Autofiction in English

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
contact email: 
HDix@bournemouth.ac.uk

Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon.

Cultural Intertexts issue 5/ 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Intertexts - Academic Journal of Literature and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
oana.gheorghiu@ugal.ro

CULTURAL INTERTEXTS, academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078, edited by the Department of English, Faculty of Letters, “Dunarea de Jos” University of

SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization/Postcolonialism

full name / name of organization: 
(SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA 4-6 Nov 2016)
contact email: 
Bls39@miami.edu

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA 4-6 Nov. 2016.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL

Call for Papers:

PEER REVIEWERS NEEDED

full name / name of organization: 
Layman Poupard Publishing
contact email: 
info@lpppub.com

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage.

'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns', Biennial GANZA Conference, 23-24 January 2017

full name / name of organization: 
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
contact email: 
conference@ganza.co.nz

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017.

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age

full name / name of organization: 
Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com and cultpopculture@gmail.com

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age

Editors: Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner

[Update]"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

full name / name of organization: 
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
contact email: 
parlourjournal@gmail.com

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

CFP for an Essay Collection on "Doing the Charleston," Cambridge Scholars, due May 6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Valerie Frazier, College of Charleston
contact email: 
frazierv@cofc.edu

Call for Proposals for a proposed edited volume of essays centering around the theme of “Doing the Charleston,” to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and edited by Valerie Frazier

Mock the Weak: Comedy and the Politics of Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Teesside University/ARC Stockton
contact email: 
mocktheweak2016@gmail.com

Mock the Weak: Comedy and the Politics of Representation

14th-15th September 2016, Teesside University/ARC Stockton

Edited Collection on ABC Family / Freeform and its programming

full name / name of organization: 
Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell
contact email: 
ABCFamilyFreeformBook@gmail.com

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the ABC Family/Freeform to be published by McFarland & Co. We are interested in a sustained exploration of the television chan

Modernist Whitman (Proposed panel for MSA 18)

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Kappeler
contact email: 
erin.joyce.kappeler@gmail.com

This proposed panel for MSA 18 will explore the ways in which modernist poets, critics, and academics reacted to and against Walt Whitman, constructing complicated literary historical and social legac

SAMLA 88: Women's Studies Affiliated Panel: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 88
contact email: 
michael.griffin@lmc.gatech.edu

SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?
Women’s Studies – Affiliated Panel
Jacksonville, Florida – November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

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