category: cultural studies and historical approaches

UPDATE: Utopia & the End of the City 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
Utopian Studies Society (Europe)
contact email: 
utopian.studies@ncl.ac.uk

Call for proposals: Utopia and the end of the city
FINAL DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 March 2015

Call for book chapters: Anti-Portraits: beyond likeness and identity

full name / name of organization: 
Fiona Johnstone & Kirstie Imber, Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
theantiportrait@gmail.com

Chapter proposals are invited for a new volume on Anti-Portraits: portraiture beyond likeness and identity (I.B. Tauris).

Stand Your Ground: Incarcerations, Lynchings, and Executions - CFP for Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Vanderwees and Percy Walton
contact email: 
chrisvanderwees@gmail.com

With 5% of the world’s population, the U.S.

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Beyond Fin-de-Siècle Europe: New Geographies of Decadence

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
rstilling@fsu.edu

While the literature of decadence often emphasizes the imaginative transgression of borders of all kinds, studies of literary decadence often remain strictly bound by the borders of Europe.

Representations of Cruel Children in Popular Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Flegel and Chris Parkes
contact email: 
mflegel@lakeheadu.ca, cparkes@lakeheadu.ca

The Representation of Cruel Children in Popular Texts
Ed. Monica Flegel and Christopher Parkes

CFP: Friendship in the Writing of Early Modern Women - SSEMW panel at the SCSC (Vancouver, BC, October 22-25, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women / Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
contact email: 
kainglis@ucalgary.ca

This panel seeks papers relating to the construction of friendship in early modern women’s writing for a session at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (Vancouver, BC, October 22-25, 2015) to b

4th Global Academic Meeting, GAM 2015, 10-11 October 2015, Dubai, UAE

full name / name of organization: 
The European Scientific Institute (ESI)
contact email: 
contact@gamdubai.net

Supporting the concept of mulitdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdiciplinarity the meeting welcomes papers in different academic disciplines.

[UPDATE] EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CROSSOVERS: GENDER, GENRE, GEOGRAPHY (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Sonia Sahoo and Ramit Samaddar Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
contact email: 
soniasahoo25@gmail.com and ramitsamaddar@gmail.com

Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10). Special Session, “Race in/after Conceptual Writing”

full name / name of organization: 
Seth Perlow
contact email: 
perlow@okstate.edu

Papers are invited for a special session on treatments (and elisions) of racial politics, aesthetics, identities, and experiences in recent conceptual writing and related experimentalisms.

CFP: "Teaching Trauma" at MLA 2016: Submit by March 13, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eden Wales Freedman
contact email: 
eden.w.freedman@gmail.com

This panel considers the pedagogical challenges of teaching trauma literature and trauma theory to undergraduates and theorizes ways of teaching that can combat—versus exacerbate—depicted catastro

SPACES/SPATIALITIES: PRACTICES, ENCOUNTERS, AND ARTICULATIONS, December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

full name / name of organization: 
ELLAK (The English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
contact email: 
2015ellakconference@gmail.com

THE 2015 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“Spaces/Spatialities: Practices, Encounters, and Articulations”

December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

MLA 2016, Austin | The Somme and the Literary Memory of WWI, 1916-2016

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association 2016 Convention
contact email: 
nmiln013@uottawa.ca

Even after 100 years, debate continues over the meaning, consequences and legacy of the Somme Offensive of 1916.

[UPDATE] VISAWUS 2015 Conference: Victorian Self-Fashioning, October 22-24, 2015, Denver, CO USA, Abstracts by March 15, 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)
contact email: 
visawus2015@gmail.com

We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

• Aestheticism
• Class mobility/class identity
• Fashion
• Portraiture

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Transnationalizing the Public Sphere

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
najung@uwalumni.com

Nancy Fraser has written that, from the perspective of critical theory, "it is by no means clear what it means today to speak of 'transnational public spheres." This special session responds to the 20

MLA 2016 (Austin 1/7-1/10) Special Session: Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
loretta.clayton@gmail.com

Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style, 1850-1950

Re-Approaching the Survey Course

full name / name of organization: 
Gwynn A. Dujardin
contact email: 
dujardin@queensu.ca

Proposals invited for MLA roundtable session (Austin, TX; January 2016) on innovative approaches to teaching literature surveys.

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 18 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the new deadline for submissions is 18th March 2015.

Reading Over Time (MLA 2016, Austin 01/07-01/10; deadline 3/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Rabinowitz and Cynthia Port / MLA 2016
contact email: 
prabinow@hamilton.edu; cport@coastal.edu

“No story is the same to us after a lapse of time,” George Eliot writes in Adam Bede, “or rather, we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.” For a proposed MLA 2016 special

[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

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

Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature.

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session "Aggressive Fictions": Metatextual Critiques of the Reader (Please Submit by March 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
kkwg@uw.edu

Seeking papers exploring fiction that critiques and/or challenges the reader and his/her interpretations and/or rationalizations of the text.

MLA 2016 Austin --Special Session

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

In his Playboy interview Nabokov said: "Sex as an institution, sex as a general notion, sex as a problem, sex as a platitude—all this is something I find too tedious for words.

Radicalisms: Movements and Moments

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University: French and Italian Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
thenuradicals@gmail.com

The organizers of the annual Department of French and Italian graduate student conference at Northwestern University are pleased to announce this year’s conference, Radicalisms: Movements and Moment

Archival Publics: tracing humans/human traces

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (2016, Austin TX)
contact email: 
mbrown@folger.edu

Following the MLA2016's focus on "Publics," we're looking for papers on the publics that use archives and the publics represented in them.

MLA Special Session, Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature; deadline March 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Keetley
contact email: 
dek7@lehigh.edu

Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American literature: This panel explores themes of ecophobia (i.e., fear and dread of nature), extinction, ecological crisis, unsettling (un)natural anomalies, and envi

RMMLA 2015 Santa Fe. Victorian Travelers: Women Writing Boundaries, October 8-10 (deadline: April 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kendall.mcclellan@csuci.edu

Invites papers that consider the boundaries – physical, imposed, and imaginary – that Victorian women travelers crossed.

MLA Convention 2016 (due: 3/15) -- Counternarratives, History, Contemporary U.S. Ethnic fiction

full name / name of organization: 
S. Moon Cassinelli
contact email: 
cassine1@illinois.edu

This panel seeks papers to discuss counternarratives, their limits and possibilities, and their relationship to histories of national belonging in contemporary U.S. ethnic fiction.

Children’s and Youth Culture on the Screen – SAMLA (Durham, NC, 11/13-11/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze | University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

Nine of the ten highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2014 were based on creative properties from children’s and youth culture, including comic books, novels, and toys.

[UPDATE: EXTENSION & KEYNOTE] “Interconnections: Patterns, Pathways & PossibilitieThe 9th Annual URI Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
URIGradConference2015@gmail.com

The 9th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
Kingston, RI Campus

Fashion The Fashion Project: Exploring Critical Issues

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fash7@inter-disciplinary.net

Fashion
The Fashion Project: Exploring Critical Issues

Thursday 24th September – Saturday 26th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

Living Life in Public:Exploring the Private Lives of Celebrities / The Celebrity Project

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
celeb4@inter-disciplinary.net

Living Life in Public:Exploring the Private Lives of Celebrities
The Celebrity Project

Tuesday 28th July – Thursday 30th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

[UPDATE] CFP Narratives in rhetoric, composition, and literature

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Online Graduate Journal from Washington State University
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Textual Overtures Volume 3
Narratives exploring use and mediums in composition, literature, and rhetoric

CFP for SLSA 2015 Panel: Clinical Labor (Deadline: March 20th)

full name / name of organization: 
Panel for Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
contact email: 
satte001@ucr.edu; lserv001@ucr.edu;

Clinical Labor in Biomedicine

The SF We Don't (Usually) See: Suppressed Histories, Liminal Voices, Emerging Media

full name / name of organization: 
Science Fiction Research Association
contact email: 
sfra.sbu.2015@gmail.com

SFRA 2015

The SF We Don't (Usually) See: Suppressed Histories, Liminal Voices, Emerging Media

Date:
June 25-27, 2015

Location:
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

CFP--Crime/Criminal/Criminality (Special Journal Issue)

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
http://theapollonian.in/

Vol. 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015

Deadline of Submission: 15 March 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

UPDATE: Trans* Identities, Childhood, and Nostalgia

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Vena (Queen's University)
contact email: 
d.vena@queensu.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS
Trans* Identities, Childhood, and Nostalgia

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