category: cultural studies and historical approaches

The Seventies in Contemporary Historical Fiction

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

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

Narratives of Contingency (MLA, Austin 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Quynn/Colorado State University
contact email: 
quynn@colostate.edu

Paper proposals sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 (Austin, TX) that consider the narratives and/or discourses of “contingency” in modern/contemporary literature or documents

Images of Science in African Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Olabisi Gwamna / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
titilopes41@gmail.com

Images of the Sciences in African Literature

"Hawthorne and Influence": CFP for Special Issue of the Hawthorne Review

full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
contact email: 
dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu

Hawthorne and Influence: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Romantics

MLA 2016 Special Session: The Counterpublics of Underground Comix

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu


When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as “formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment.” Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

4th Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN) 28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles Brussels-Belgiu

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
fbellars@ulb.ac.be

Call for Papers

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)
28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels-Belgium

Comparing Literary Historiography

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Special Session
contact email: 
tob@psu.edu or bhavyatiwari@utexas.edu

[update] Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World (deadline December 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Professor Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
contact email: 
shakes@ufl.edu

Call for Papers (deadline, December 15, 2015)
Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or a Factor in the Real World

LIQUID BLACKNESS - Call for Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
liquid blackness
contact email: 
liquidblackness@gsu.edu

liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark’s 1977 Passing Through.

The Transnational West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu

This panel seeks to go beyond the territory opened by the spaghetti-westerns to explore the ways in which the themes and tropes of the West have been appropriated (or re-appropriated)/redeployed/repur

The Profane West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu

Looking beyond the common meaning of “profane” this roundtable takes for its focus the theme of The 51st Annual Conference of the Western Literature Association, to be held in Big Sky, Montana.

Out of the Past: An Examination of Jewish Characters in Contemporary Romanian Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Filimon/Romanian Studies Discussion Group
contact email: 
mefilimon@yahoo.com

Romania stands apart from other Eastern European countries with respect to its Jewish ethnic minority.

KEEP IT DIRTY

full name / name of organization: 
Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity. Published by punctum books.
contact email: 
samuelrayjacobson@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University
contact email: 
ravaseala@gmail.com or fflorescu@pace.edu

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, “Provincializing English,” that (in part) constitutes the foundation

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

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.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Donahue
contact email: 
jenniferdonahue@email.arizona.edu

How do religion, resistance and gender intersect in Anglophone Caribbean cultural production? In what ways does creative expression reflect these forces?

World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
susan.gorman@mcphs.edu

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

I Am Graphic Novel! Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
gn4@inter-disciplinary.net

I Am Graphic Novel!
Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project

Wednesday 6th May – Friday 8th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
contact email: 
fansconference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do write

[UPDATE-Deadline extended to 2/20] Performance, Praxis, Activism, and The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Riverside, CA-May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Association--Performance Working Group
contact email: 
Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gc.cuny.edu) & Eero Laine (eero.email@gmail.com)

The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2015 RMMLA Convention)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
mnoussi@linfield.edu

The 69th Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention will be held from October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA)

The Cultural Life of Suburbs: Global Perspectives (proposed collection of essays)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network (http://suburbs.exeter.ac.uk/)
contact email: 
j.r.gill@exeter.ac.uk or m.dines@kingston.ac.uk

This edited collection of original scholarly essays directs attention to the relationship between cultural practice and suburban life across diverse global, disciplinary, and historical contexts.

Seminar "Arts and Literature. Copyrighted", Krakow, Poland, 5-6 June, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
contact email: 
maciej@jakubowiak.eu

Arts and Literature. Copyrighted

REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 12, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
contact email: 
sorinamaria21@gmail.com

Dear all,
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter 1-4 Dec 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Auto/Biography Association - Asia- Pacific
contact email: 
Kate.Douglas@flinders.edu.au

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter.

1st-4th December 2015
Flinders University – City Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

Conference organisers:

Reminder: Special issue of Deleuze Studies "Deleuze and Guattari in the Anthropocene." Abstracts due March 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Hannah Stark, University of Tasmania
contact email: 
hannah.stark@utas.edu.au

Twenty years after his death, Deleuze’s thought continues to be mobilised in relation to the most timely and critical problems society faces.

Nabokov on Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, “the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, o

MLA Special Session: Gothic Performances and the Literary Audience Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
gdenton@ega.edu and aggal@memphis.edu

We are inviting paper proposals for a possible special sessions panel at the 2016 MLA Conference in Austin, TX, Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

Enhancing performance: Analysing representations of sports coaches in film - Special Issue of "Sports Coaching Review"

full name / name of organization: 
Nicholas Chare, University of Montreal / Katharina Bonzel, Australian National University
contact email: 
nicholas.chare@umontreal.ca, katharina.bonzel@anu.edu.au

Enhancing performance: Analysing representations of sports coaches in film

***Special Issue of Sports Coaching Review***

Guest Editors: Katharina Bonzel & Nicholas Chare

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: “Partitions and/of Empire”

[FINAL CALL] Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, October 1-3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email: 
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu

Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, lemoyne.edu/slsr
Co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and Syracuse University

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
jpc0018@uah.edu

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

[UPDATE] More than Writing Graduate Conference [now with keynote speaker]

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Minnesota State University Mankato
contact email: 
morethanwritingconference@gmail.com

The Third Annual English Department Graduate Student Conference is a collaborative symposium focused on the written word across all English-focused academic disciplines.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylyvania English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
iupegoconference2015@gmail.com

The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to ta

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