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Death, Desire, and Dialogue: In [Death-] Bed with the Text - 22nd-23rd May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Andrew Power / Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus
contact email: 
desiredeathdialogue@gmail.com / slumadridconference@gmail.com

13th International Conference
Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus
22nd - 23rd of May 2015

“Shall I believe / That unsubstantial death is amorous?”
(Romeo and Juliet, 5.3.102-3)

[UPDATE] Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place, 04/03/15 (Deadline: 03/01/15)

full name / name of organization: 
UT Arlington English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
uta.egsa.conference@gmail.com

The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the 3rd Annual UTA English Graduate Conference on April 3, 2015

Title: “Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place”

MLA 2016 Special Session: Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Pinion/North Carolina State University
contact email: 
ktpinion@ncsu.edu

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a 300-word abstract to this CFP for the MLA convention in Austin, TX, being held on January 7-10, 2016.

Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Pinion/North Carolina State University
contact email: 
ktpinion@ncsu.edu

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a 300-word abstract to this CFP for the MLA convention in Austin, TX, being held on January 7-10, 2016.

WisCon: Feminist Science Fiction Convention Deadline MARCH 2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
WisCon Academic Programming
contact email: 
academic@wiscon.info

WisCon, the world’s leading feminist science fiction convention, invites scholars of all descriptions to propose programming for its academic track.

Revolutionary Feminist Concepts In Civil War Era Southern Newspapers (1851-1865)

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Faith Hinkson
contact email: 
kfhinkson42@students.tntech.edu

This is a study examining the rhetoric of newspaper articles published in the South between 1851 to 1865.

(UPDATE) CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature (Deadline March 10, 2015)

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.

MMLA 2015: Animals in Literature and Film, "Arts and Sciences" -- due April 1

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Dauer, MIdwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jdauer@wisc.edu

This year’s MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year’s conference theme “Arts and Sciences,” and especially the connection between the history of science and

MLA 2016, Austin --Nabokov's Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu

Nabokov’s works are full of journeys: real and imaginary, fabulous and forbidden, moral and metaphysical, ecstatic and exilic, journeys into madness and into revelation, transgression and time/timel

SAMLA 87, 13-15 Nov. 2015--Shared Politics: Political Adaptations, Appropriations, and Influences

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Zapkin
contact email: 
pzapkin@mix.wvu.edu

This panel seeks interesting and innovative papers in the field of adaptation studies.

Border Masculinities: Cross-disciplinary Dialogues and New Directions

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Brian Baker, Lancaster University, Lancaster UK
contact email: 
b.baker@lancaster.ac.uk

We are inviting proposals for chapters of an edited volume which consider how a focus on borders and border crossings might transform contemporary understandings of masculinities.

Literature Language and Translation Congress liLETRAd 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Carmen Castro
contact email: 
ccastro1@us.es

The University of Seville (Spain) will host a Conference on Literature, Language, and Translation “liLETRAd” on 7 and 8 July 2015.

Southern Literature Panel: Economies of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
mheilig1@binghamton.edu

In “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” Louis Althusser notes that “every State Apparatus, whether Repressive or Ideological, ‘functions’ both by violence and by ideology.” Bearin

SAMLA 2015-Women’s Studies Panel, Session II Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2015- Women's Studies Panel II
contact email: 
monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu

Women’s Studies Panel, Session II
Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities

SAMLA 2015- Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: Wharton and Early Twentieth-Century Feminism

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

Edith Wharton Society

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: Wharton and Early Twentieth-Century Feminism

50th Comparative Literature Conference: Tradition and Inovation: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century 4/15-17 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
vlatka.velcic@csulb.edu

Comparative Literature is a dynamic, interdisciplinary field with a global reach.

Phantom Grief, Prosthetic Mourning: Amputation and the Semiotics of "Loss" (Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Erik Grayson (Wartburg College) and Maren Scheurer (Goethe-Universität)
contact email: 
erikgrayson@gmail.com, scheurer@em.uni-frankfurt.de

CALL FOR PAPERS

Asian Americans Writing the South

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Asian American Literature Division
contact email: 
crystal.parikh@nyu.edu

Asian Americans Writing the South: This panel considers Asian American writers (Monique Truong, Lan Cao and others) as they write the history, geography, and politics of the US South.

40 Years of The Woman Warrior

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Asian American Literature Division
contact email: 
juliahl1@uci.edu

40 Years of The Woman Warrior: On the 40th anniversary of its publication, the continuing influence of The Woman Warrior on 21st

Flannery O'Connor Society, Open Topic, SCMLA Nashville, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Julianna Leachman, University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
juliannaleachman@gmail.com

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks paper submissions for the 2015 meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association in Nashville, Tennessee, October 31-November 3, 2015.

MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: Rereading Commonplaces

full name / name of organization: 
Mai-Lin Cheng/MLA
contact email: 
cheng@uoregon.edu

Abstracts invited for a special session on commonplace books, to be proposed for MLA 2016 in Austin.

“The Songs They Sang on Seventh Street”: Tracing the Inter-Arts Collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance Era

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack, University of Maryland Baltimore County
contact email: 
cvarlack@umbc.edu

From Langston Hughes’ 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman’s 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negr

MLA 2016 - Forms & Feelings of Latina/o Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Norma Elia Cantú, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Raúl Coronado, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
cantun@umkc.edu; raulc@berkeley.edu

Latina/o literature has long evaded genre classification, mingling fiction, poetry, history, memoir, ethnography, and visual representation. What is captured? Soul? Spirit? Community?

Nation, Narration, and Revolution - MSA 17 “Modernism and Revolution”, Boston, Nov. 19-22, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Vaclav Paris / CUNY City College
contact email: 
vaclavparis@gmail.com

The modernist period is characterized by national upheavals, from the Mexican Revolution, to the Russian Revolutions, to the controversial peace settlements of 1919, and the crises leading up to the S

MLA 2016 - Caribbean Sexualities in Displacement

full name / name of organization: 
Maia Gil'Adi, George Washington University; Radost Rangelova, Gettysburg College
contact email: 
mgiladi@email.gwu.edu; rrangelo@gettysburg.edu

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Displaced Caribbean Sexual Minorities. Seeking papers on space and body politics of exiles, diasporas, and/or migrations of Caribbean LBTQIA.

MLA 2016: Latina/o Studies and the “Transnational Turn”

full name / name of organization: 
Norma Elia Cantú, University of Missouri-Kansas City; John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University
contact email: 
cantun@umkc.edu; john-cutler@northwestern.edu

Theorizing the relationships between transnational and local in Latina/o literature and culture. Institutional politics of transnational approaches to Latina/o Studies.

Dystopia and Race in Contemporary American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016 (1/7/2016 - 1/10/2016) - Austin, TX
contact email: 
Francisco Delgado, Stony Brook University

There has been a striking turn towards the dystopic in contemporary American literature, often related to racial anxieties.

Cultures of (In)Security in Comparison - 31 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Themed Issue Dedalus Journal | Project CILM
contact email: 
s.i.a.araujo@gmail.com and cgc@campus.ul.pt

CULTURES OF (IN)SECURITY IN COMPARISON
Dedalus Journal: Issue edited by Susana Araújo | Susana S. Martins | Carlos Garrido Castellano

Wunderkino 5 Moving Images of War and Peace CFP: April 20, 2015 July 23 – July 25, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
16th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Bucksport, Maine, USA
contact email: 
symposium@wunderkino.org

Wunderkino (“wonder-cinema”) are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understandings

CFP - InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching (March 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching
contact email: 
cetl@park.edu

Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

DLB 378: Novelists on the American Civil War--please submit by Summer 2015

full name / name of organization: 
George P. Anderson / Dictionary of Literary Biography
contact email: 
ganderson@bclpub.com

DLB 378: Novelists on the American Civil War

MSA 2015, Boston, November 19-22

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
charles.sumner@usm.edu

“The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience”

CFP for MLA 2016: Teaching Animal Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Doran
contact email: 
thomasdoran@umail.ucsb.edu

How do we teach animal studies and how could we? Approaches from any field or time period are welcome. We will consider case studies, narratives, proposals, or pedagogical theory.

CfP: Texts in times of conflict (8 September 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Centre for Textual Studies and The Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University
contact email: 
gradcats@outlook.com

Reflecting on the seismic cultural and political shifts of his own time, Francis Bacon pinpointed 'printing, gunpowder, and the compass' as the technological drivers which had 'changed the appearan

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

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

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation (http://www.enculturation.net) seeks submissions that address academic autobiography.

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