category: cultural studies and historical approaches

The 3rd International Conference COMSYMBOL/Religion(s), secularity(ies), society(ies) and the digital humanities turn

full name / name of organization: 
ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France
contact email: 
essachess@gmail.com

ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS (EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France) is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers for its 3rd International Conference Comsymbol on "

CFP: The 51th International Conference on "The United States in Change," ASAK, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Korea
contact email: 
ASAKConference2016@gmail.com

"The United States in Change"

The 51st International Conference
Organized by The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
Yongin, South Korea
September 30–October 1, 2016

[UPDATE] SAGES Conference: Hysteria Abstracts DUE 2/29/2016

full name / name of organization: 
SAGES: Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
contact email: 
kah92@zips.uakron.edu

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016.

Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium

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

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals.

St John's Humanities Review Spring 2016 Issue: Change and Interpretation or, a Marxist Approach to Art and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
St John's Humanities Review
contact email: 
daniel.heffernan11@stjohns.edu

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it.

Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
susanne.weil@yahoo.com

Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

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[UPDATE] Extension - MELUS Special Issue CFP: Pedagogy in Anxious Times (April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US
contact email: 
anastasia.lin@ung.edu; cstanciu@vcu.edu

UPDATED DEADLINE! April 1, 2016

MELUS Special Issue: Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA
contact email: 
davisc@tamug.edu

This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November

Low Fidelity: The Aesthetics and Politics of Adaptation (UCLA, 3 June 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
uclafoesouthland2016@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers:
Kate Newell (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Arthur Little (UCLA)

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative” - HG Wells

Theatre, Performance, and Audiences: Ways of Spectating in Antiquity SCS 2017(deadline March 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Committee for Ancient and Modern Performance, Society for Classical Studies
contact email: 
trw14@case.edu

Organizers: Hallie Marshall and Melissa Funke . Sponsored by the Committee for Ancient and Modern Performance

Space, Place, and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

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

Early Modern Prophetic Traditions

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session at MLA 2017
contact email: 
walkerkn@email.unc.edu; bowling@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Inviting papers that consider vatic traditions, the figure of the prophet, or the poetics of prophetic language in literature from 1500-1650.

Lawrence and the 'New Modernism,' MLA 17

full name / name of organization: 
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
contact email: 
nancy.paxton@nau.edu

Earlier conceptions of modernism often excluded Lawrence or vilified him as a reactionary, but more flexible and expansive recent concepts of modernism may re-position him.

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: FEBRUARY 15, 2016- THE REPRESENTATION OF YOUTH IN CONTEMPORARY FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE CINEMA

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Romain Chareyron and Dr. Gilles Viennot
contact email: 
romain.chareyron@wsu.edu; gviennot@uark.edu

CALL FOR PAPER - EDITED VOLUME

2016 Summer Shaw Symposium, July 22-24, at Shaw Festival. Travel Grants. May 1 Deadline.

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society
contact email: 
dietrich@shawsociety.org

Send paper proposals by May 1 to Professor Brad Kent at Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca, focused as much as possible on the two Shaw productions at this year's Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, M

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Update: Deadline Feb 15th for CFP for MLA Teaching Options in Jewish American literature volume

full name / name of organization: 
Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rrosenb@cnu.edu

Essay proposals are invited for a proposed MLA in the Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Jewish American Literature, to be edited by Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein.

Representations of Urban Violence in Contemporary US Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Center, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
mihaelaprecup@gmail.com

This is a Call for Papers for a panel that will be included in the annual conference of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, Romania (2-4 June, 2016).

CFP Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media - The New Old: Archaism and Anachronism Across Media (abstracts 19 Feb 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Elena Caoduro - University of Bedfordshire
contact email: 
Elena.Caoduro@beds.ac.uk

Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media

The New Old: Archaism and Anachronism Across Media

“Revolutionary Affects: At the Crossroads of Aesthetics and Politics in the Middle East”

full name / name of organization: 
Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Nov. 17-20, 2016 - Boston, MA
contact email: 
bgermen@uoregon.edu, ahmadn@uoregon.edu

We are seeking two papers for a panel we are proposing to hold at the next year's MESA conference.

Mediascape: UCLA's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies- March 1st, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of California- Los Angeles Film and Television Department
contact email: 
kmk22010@mymail.pomona.edu

Mediascape: The Question of Authorship in Cinema and Media
Columns Section: Call for Papers

This Issue’s Theme: Authorship

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Project Narrative
contact email: 
projectnarrative@osu.edu

Project Narrative Summer Institute, “Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media”
July 4 - July 15, 2016

[UPDATE] Postponed indefinitely : 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
contact email: 
hbraden@loyno.edu

We regretfully announce that the 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century, which had been originally scheduled for October 2015, is postponed indefinitely.

Histories of Digital Labor (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
Shawna Ross / MLA Committee on Information Technology
contact email: 
shawnaross@tamu.edu

The MLA Committee on Information Technology invites abstracts on the history of digital labor for a guaranteed panel at the MLA conference in Philadelphia from January 5-8, 2017.

24th Annual Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Communication

full name / name of organization: 
MCLLM/Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM Conference
Date: April 1-2, 2016
Deadline for Proposals: February 19, 2016
Theme: “Keep the Change”

Panel- Orientalism and the Globalization of Africa, ASA December 1-3

full name / name of organization: 
African Studies Association Annual Conference
contact email: 
awaugh@english.umass.edu

Call for paper proposals for a panel at the 2016 African Studies Association annual conference, December 1-3, in Washington D.C.

HARTS & Minds Issue 8 (2016): Science, Society, and Civilisation (Deadline 31st March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS &

The Great Depression in Children's Literature: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge/Homerton Research & Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, Cambridge University (UK)
contact email: 
sflh2@cam.ac.uk

Call for papers for a symposium at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University

Dates: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016

[UPDATE] Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics and Graphic Novels

full name / name of organization: 
Aidan Diamond and Lauranne Poharec / Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
contact email: 
lp0828@mun.ca

EXTENDED DEADLINE
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics

Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897 (July 11-August 5 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar
contact email: 
postsecularnovel@uiowa.edu

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel?

CFP, Native Testimony, Princeton, May 5-6, 2016—Extended deadline, Feb. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group
contact email: 
paiswg@gmail.com

We are seeking papers for “Native Testimony,” the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group.

CFP: “Health’s Borders”, Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (May 15th, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
contact email: 
htii@yorku.ca

CFP: “Health’s Borders”, Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (2016)
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
York University, Toronto, Canada
http://ht.journals.yorku.ca

Utopia for 500 Years

full name / name of organization: 
St. Thomas More College and Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, University of Saskatchewan
contact email: 
utopia2016@stmcollege.ca

A Conference on Thomas More’s Utopia to be held at St. Thomas More College, University Of Saskatchewan, 22-24 September 2016, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the work’s publication.

Edited volume on the Mexican New Song. "The Snake, the Roses and the Thorns: Unfolding the Mexican New Song in the 60s-90s"

full name / name of organization: 
Claudio Palomares / Queen's University
contact email: 
cps1@queensu.ca

The Snake, the Roses and the Thorns: Unfolding the Mexican New Song in the 60s-90s

Protean Desires Symposium, 22nd April 2016, CFP Deadline 15 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
GENCAS, Swansea University
contact email: 
837501@swansea.ac.uk

Protean Desires:
Queering the Body, Transforming the Text
April 22nd 2016
Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea

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