category: american

Literature and Politics (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central MLA (www.southcentralmla.org)
contact email: 
abender@twu.edu

This is an open topic session, but we especially seek papers that explore the intersections of literature and politics in the Medieval and early modern periods.

Modernities in the Americas (1910-1970) - Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France): 18-20 novembre 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Institut des Amériques; Université de Bourgogne (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme)
contact email: 
Fiona.McMahon@u-bourgogne.fr

Modernities in the Americas (1910-1970)

Second Biennial Symposium of the Institut des Amériques (Pôle Nord-Est)
Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France 18-20 November 2015

Intoxication, Desire, and Fiction, 1850-1950 [Monday 22 July 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
A one day conference co-hosted by the University of Leeds and City University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
k.e.mullin@leeds.ac.uk; ajohnson@cityu.edu.hk

Location: School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Date: Monday 22 July 2015

[UPDATE] Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th c. to the present. Abstracts due 3/1/15.

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
contact email: 
cmz274@wildcats.unh.edu & annazoeller@gmail.com

“Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th Century to the Present,” Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.

Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Discourse: Trans through Writing - 3/22; 5/8

full name / name of organization: 
Brooklyn College English Graduate Program
contact email: 
bcgradconference@gmail.com

‪Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Discourse: Trans Through Writing‬
Friday, May 8th 2015‪
Eighth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Beyond the Word: Textual Images and Imagination in American Literature of the Late 18th through 19th Centuries (SAMLA 87)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 87
contact email: 
bcrawford@crimson.ua.edu

American Literature (Pre-1900) Session A
Beyond the Word: Textual Images and Imagination in American Literature of the Late 18th through 19th Centuries.

MLA 2016: Robert Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time

full name / name of organization: 
The Robert Frost Society
contact email: 
vsmith@usna.edu

MLA 2016 Call for Papers: Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time

Reading Fantasy -- RMMLA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 6-8 Oct., 2015.

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

This Special Topics session will explore English-language fantasy literature, film, and television.Topics may include, but are not limited to: Vampire literature (Twilight, The Sookie Stackhouse novel

UPDATE call for papers and creative writing the quint Deadline 25/2/15

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

Picturing Childhood in American Literature and Culture - SAMLA - Nov. 13-15, 2015 - Durham, NC

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Hakala / SAMLA: Graduate Students' Forum in English
contact email: 
Laura.hakala@eagles.usm.edu

In her recent book about the role of childhood studies in the humanities, Anna Mae Duane writes, “The study of children, often seen as peripheral to the important work of understanding social, polit

COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES

full name / name of organization: 
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
dasgupta.sayantan@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on
COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

Old and New Media in Puerto Rican Literature and Culture MLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Discussion Group on Puerto Rican Literature and Culture
contact email: 
rrangelo@gettysburg.edu

Old and New Media in Puerto Rican Literature and Culture

Travel Documents & Documentation (MSA 17, Boston, MA, Nov 19-22)

full name / name of organization: 
Nissa Cannon / University of California, Santa Barbara
contact email: 
ncannon@umail.ucsb.edu

Despite the ubiquity of the peripatetic figure in the modernist text, the early twentieth century is marked by persistent tensions on the traveller: as technological innovations granted greater mobili

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Brian K. Hudson / University of Oklahoma
contact email: 
briankhudson@ou.edu

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

The Politics of Art and Art Scenes in Latin America

full name / name of organization: 
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics
contact email: 
submissions@seismopolite.com

Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

CFP: Speculation and Fiction (Deadline April 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

We seek articles responding to the CFP below by April 30, 2015 for Vol. 2 Issue 1 of Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.

Theory and Practice, Society of Fellows, Univ. of Chicago May 8-9, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago
contact email: 
theoryand practice15@gmail.com

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice.

[UPDATE] Special Issue on Craft Rhetorics

full name / name of organization: 
Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion
contact email: 
editors@harlotofthearts.org

Deadline extended to April 15!

English Language Conference

full name / name of organization: 
California State Dominguez Hills, English Graduate Association
contact email: 
csudhega@gmail.com

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
“Bridging: Past & Present”

Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, TESL, Creative Writing and Education

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY conference, deadline for submissions extended to March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade
contact email: 
fsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.

MLA Special Session_From the Lowell Mills to Lean In_March 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Meg Wadle
contact email: 
mtinning@smu.edu

From the labor leader to the COO, what do American narratives about working women reveal about women's paths to power? 250-word abstracts and CVs by 10 March 2015; Meghan Wadle (mtinning@smu.edu).

CFP: Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Journal / Adrienne Rich

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Riley
contact email: 
jenriley175@gmail.com

American poet Adrienne Rich died on March 27, 2012. The response, nationally and internationally, to this loss was immediate and speaks to her place and import in American literature and culture.

Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
University of Stirling, Scotland
contact email: 
architecture@stir.ac.uk

Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities
An AHRC-Funded Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Stirling
Saturday 5th December 2015
First Call for Papers

[Deadline Extended]

full name / name of organization: 
Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University
contact email: 
anarchismandthebodyconference@gmail.com

[Deadline Extended to March 8th, 2015]

Call for Papers and Presentations

Visualising the Animal

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cumbria
contact email: 
visualising@cumbria.ac.uk

Visualising the Animal

CALL FOR PAPERS: 15th March
A conference bringing together theorists and practitioners
in the field of photography rethinking visualisations of animals

MLA Special Session: From the Lowell Mills to Lean In

full name / name of organization: 
Meg Wadle
contact email: 
mtinning@smu.edu

MLA Special Session

CFP: ATDS @ MLA 2016 – Performance and Its Publics

full name / name of organization: 
American Theatre and Drama Society
contact email: 
lmielke@ku.edu

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Its Publics," to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2016 MLA conv

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; proposal deadline 6/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
GagnonD@wcsu:edu Kraig.Larkin@colby-sawyer.edu

Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30 and 31, 2015.

4S Annual Meeting, Open Panel on Affect, Technology, and Security (Nov. 11-14; Denver, Colorado)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
contact email: 
candersen@utexas.edu

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites submissions for its 2015 conference in Denver, Colorado, November 11-14 (http://www.4sonline.org/meeting), and I would like to draw your attentio

CFP: Edited Collection on Wharton and Hemingway (4/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Tyler
contact email: 
lisa.tyler@sinclair.edu

Contributors are sought for a proposed collection of essays on Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, tentatively titled Architects of American Modernism: Wharton and Hemingway.

Humanities Unbound: Work and Play (April 10, 2015::Old Dominion University::Norfolk, VA)

full name / name of organization: 
Jamie Henthorn on behalf of Rhetoric Society of ODU, English Graduate Organization, Media Commons
contact email: 
jhent004@odu.edu

Humanities Unbound: Work & Play

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

full name / name of organization: 
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)
contact email: 
UCLAFoESouthland2015@gmail.com

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

2016 MLA Special Session CFP: The Seventies in Contemporary Historical Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

This special session explores the multitude of recent fictions set in or grappling with the political and cultural legacy of the Seventies.

"Filth of all hues..." -- MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Goldsmith
contact email: 
hgoldsmith@smu.edu

Excrement, offal, garbage, rubbish, waste, dirt, trash, lewdness, fornication, pornography: this panel seeks theoretically-grounded (but still playful) approaches to filth in literature.

MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “The American Artist: Convergence as Process”

full name / name of organization: 
Nathalie Fouyer
contact email: 
nathalie.fouyer@qc.cuny.edu

This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.

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