category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

CONTEXTUALIZING CONFLICT, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY NOVEMBER 12-14 2015

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

The 59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 12th-14th, 2015 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

New Frontiers in the American West (Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Kyle Wiggins kwiggins@bu.edu

While narratives of “savage war” along the borders of wilderness and civilization are not unique to the United States, Americans’ tendency to assign those stories mythic significance is.

“Love and its Opposites” in Post-Colonial Narratives, ACLA 2016, Abstracts Due 9/23/15

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Sammond, Fairleigh Dickinson University
contact email: 
ksammond@gmail.com

Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that “The opposite of hatred is love; the

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

2016 NACCS TEJAS NON-FICTION BOOK AWARD

full name / name of organization: 
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies—Tejas Foco
contact email: 
Trevor.Boffone@gmail.com

Description of Award:

ASECS 2016: Sociability, Authority and the Curation of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 31 March-3 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
contact email: 
Edmund.King@open.ac.uk

“Sociability, Authority and the Curation of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain”
Robby Koehler (NYU) AND Edmund G. C. King (The Open University, UK)

Kalamazoo 2016 - The Playful Reader

full name / name of organization: 
The 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), May 12-15, 2016
contact email: 
serinap@alumni.ubc.ca

Game Cultures Society
http://gameculturessociety.org/

The Playful Reader (paper session)

Call for Papers: AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
contact email: 
editors@alternative.ac.nz

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published quarterly.

“Seeking Harbor in Our Histories: Lights in the Darkness, April 1¬2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts”

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
aswmsubmissions@gmail.com

Goddess Scholarship draws on historical, ethnographic and folk sources, among others, to document and honor the sacred and mundane stories which animate the traditions and spiritual lives of our globa

Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: "(T)racing the Language of Labor: The Early West Indian Plantation”

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu


Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP for Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth Century American (C19 2016) -- abstracts due August 23

full name / name of organization: 
Reed Gochberg / C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
gochberg@bu.edu

Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
nfc@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
Top of Form

ACLA 2016: "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference"

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Gelinas / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
mgelinas@umich.edu

In the context of the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016) we invite proposals for the seminar "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference."

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Contemporary Literature
contact email: 
andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literatu

What is Media? April 14-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oregon, Portland
contact email: 
jwasko@uoregon.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

WHAT IS MEDIA?
Experience • Exploration • Emergence

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON • PORTLAND, OREGON • APRIL 14-16, 2016

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Steinbach / King's College London
contact email: 
daniel.steinbach@kcl.ac.uk

Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference on

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

Date: 21 – 23 January 2016

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)
contact email: 
lynsey.mcculloch@coventry.ac.uk

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking.

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
jvaldez@hku.hk, jkuehn@hku.hk

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

UPDATE: Negotiating Shakespeare: History, Culture and Context: Oct. 8-10, 2015 (9/1/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
contact email: 
stephsg@bgsu.edu

Please join us October 8-10, 2015 in Bowling Green, Ohio for the annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference.This year, the OVSC is especially interested in papers and panels on the topic of negotiating

H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions - 8-10 July 2016 H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK

full name / name of organization: 
H. G. Wells Society
contact email: 
toanticipations2016@gmail.com

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction.

Soundscapes of American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
meghan.burns@uconn.edu

Sound has always been a method of understanding the world around us, and literature of various forms and time periods has attempted to capture such soundscapes.

CFP Embodied Readings 9/11/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Roxanne Harde
contact email: 
rharde@ualberta.ca

Call for Papers

Embodied Readings:
Child Readers and Children in Literature

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

A CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM BURTON (Abstr. by 30 September) [REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Adam Barkam, Dr. Antonio Sanna
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com isonisanna@hotmail.com

A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry in conjuction with the University of Fiji
contact email: 
shona@iiinz.org

Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry Conference:
Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

University of Fiji

22—25 April 2016

Worlding the Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Conference February 25-28 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Carolina Program in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
abeecrof@mailbox.sc.edu

Over the past two or three decades, as global economic and cultural integration has accelerated, academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have begun to re-think what it means to prac

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
The Shakespeare Newsletter
contact email: 
shnl@iona.edu

The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
ericmatthewgreene@gmail.com

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016

The Political Economy of Sound (ACLA 2016, March 17-20, Harvard; due Sept 23)

full name / name of organization: 
Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)
contact email: 
naomiwal@sas.upenn.edu, mgallope@umn.edu

American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)

Home Video & Media Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
contact email: 
richard_nowell@hotmail.com

Call-for-abstracts Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Special Issue: Home Video & Media Texts
Editor: Richard Nowell

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