category: cultural studies and historical approaches

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (Vol. 1, No. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
contact email: 
monica.louzon@museumofsciencefiction.org

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. I, No. 2 of Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index).

[UPDATE] Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
greenbritain2016@gmail.com

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated.

East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea (proposals due Feb. 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
contact email: 
Journal_JKC@hotmail.com

Call for Papers: East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea

Special Issue of Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2016

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016—Time and Space (3/14 Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email: 
submissions@portalsjournal.com

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

[UPDATE] Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium [Extended Deadline]

full name / name of organization: 
Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago
contact email: 
jennifer.cattermole@otago.ac.nz

Please note the deadline for submissions has been extended by one week, until February 12th.

The University of Otago Performance of the Real Research Theme

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Young Harris College
contact email: 
yhcugradconference@gmail.com

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities
Young Harris College, September 10, 2016.

Call for Papers:

Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
gradfestival@gold.ac.uk

The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally.

The Streets of Philadelphia: From Rocky to Creed

full name / name of organization: 
MLA/Italian American Literature Forum
contact email: 
ncaronia@uri.edu

The MLA Italian American Forum seeks paper proposals for a possible session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017.

[UPDATE] The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library
contact email: 
louisa.yates@gladlib.org

6-8 July 2016 at Gladstone's Library, Flintshire, Wales

Nautical Gothic (journal special issue): proposals due 30 May 2016; papers due 30 November

full name / name of organization: 
Gothic Studies
contact email: 
em.alder@napier.ac.uk

From the earliest sea journeys, the challenges of coastal and ocean travel have rendered the sea liminal.

Theorising the Popular Conference June 28th-29th 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Liverpool Hope University
contact email: 
Dr Jacqui Miller: millerj@hope.ac.uk

Theorising the Popular Conference
Liverpool Hope University
June 28th-29th 2016

[UPDATE] (Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization
contact email: 
eashford@umass.edu

Extended Deadline: February 15

Conference Date: April 1

Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
contact email: 
ada_g@att.net

Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region?

CFP: The Anatomy of the Image: Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
contact email: 
axel.fliethmann@monash.edu

CFP: The Anatomy of the Image: Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics
International Conference
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education.

MLA 2017: The Revolution(ary) South (March 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association LLC Southern United States Forum
contact email: 
gcaison@gsu.edu

The Revolution(ary) South
Panel for Modern Language Association Convention
Organized by LLC Southern United States Forum
January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

MLA 2017: Queer Southern Imaginaries (March 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association LLC Southern United States Forum
contact email: 
mbibler@lsu.edu

Queer Southern Imaginaries
Panel for Modern Language Association Convention
Organized by LLC Southern United States Forum
January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

MLA 2017 - Performing Time (deadline 3/7/16)

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

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of “Performing Time,” to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2017 MLA convention i

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

full name / name of organization: 
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University
contact email: 
hopper@drew.edu

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

Peer Reviewers: Literature Criticism Series [UPDATE]

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.

Cinesonika 5: Call for Conference Presentations

full name / name of organization: 
CINESONIKA
contact email: 
present@cinesonika.com

Conference Theme Exploring the Dark Corners: what areas have yet to be fully researched or rendered?

cfp: Journal of Media Watch : Mutualisation of News and Engaging Media (March 15, 2016 :Abstract; May 15, 2016 : Full Paper)

full name / name of organization: 
Media Watch, Centre for Communication Studies, India
contact email: 
mediawatchjournal@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch
Mutualisation of News and Engaging Media

Important Dates :
March 15, 2016 (Abstract Submission)
May 15, 2016 (Full Paper Submission)

[UPDATE] [Extended Deadline: February 15th] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
contact email: 
aelurus@weber.edu

[UPDATE] Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
endnotesconference@gmail.com

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2016!

SSSL at MLA 2017, "The Fantastic South"

full name / name of organization: 
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
contact email: 
kburnett@fisk.edu

More than a decade ago, science fiction author and physicist Gregory Benford pointed out in his essay, “The South and Science Fiction” (2000), that the U.S.

SSSL at MLA 2017, "Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War"

full name / name of organization: 
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
contact email: 
kburnett@fisk.edu

In Quentin Tarantino’s neo-Western, The Hateful Eight (2015), a British hangman [Tim Roth] settles a dispute between Union and Confederate veterans stranded together in a remote tavern during a Wyom

Performance of the Real Research Theme Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium April 14th & 15th 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Rosemary Overell
contact email: 
jennifer.cattermole@otago.ac.nz

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals.

Popular Culture in Colombia

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Colombianists
contact email: 
maandrad@uniandes.edu.co

REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS COLOMBIANOS N°48

Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Quarterly Horse / Rocky Mountain American Studies Association
contact email: 
kabshire@jwu.edu

We are happy to announce the pending launch of Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies (quarterlyhorse.org).

Faulkner and World Literature (March 15, 2016) - MLA 2017

full name / name of organization: 
William Faulkner Society
contact email: 
wfsociety@gmail.com

The William Faulkner Society is planning a panel for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia that will focus on Faulkner in the context of world literature.

Space, Place, and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
contact email: 
elitza.kotzeva@wsu.edu

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: “I am a border woman.” As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual’s agency in the social and cultural production of

The Other 1916 Conference - June 3rd 2016 - IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
contact email: 
theother1916@gmail.com

The Other 1916 Conference

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
June 3rd 2016

Call for Papers

The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library
contact email: 
louisa.yates@gladlib.org

An international, interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars from across the arts and humanities to explore the array of imaginative responses to the Victorian political environment

Call For Papers: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival - 26-29 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
International Vampire Film and Arts Festival
contact email: 
rebecca.williams@southwales.ac.uk

The inaugural International Vampire Film and Arts Festival will take place in Sighisoara in Transylvania, Romania, on May 26th - 29th 2016.

The Modern Body 1830-Present, 3rd June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of York, Centre for Modern Studies
contact email: 
cmods-pgforum@york.ac.uk

When Henry David Thoreau writes that: ‘We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones’, he attests how the body and expression are intrinsically linked.

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