category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] 2016 NeMLA Panel (Submit by September 30, 2015): On the Limits of Computational Analysis

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Jonathan.Dickstein@alumni.cgu.edu

The following will be a panel at next year's NeMLA Conference, set to take place between March 17 and March 20 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Edited collection on college movies, Nov. 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Randy Laist and Kip Kline
contact email: 
rlaist@goodwin.edu and klinech@lewisu.edu

Movies about college have been a staple of American cinema since the silent era.

Tracing Indo-American Encounters, 1780s-1880s (for ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Anupama Arora, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
contact email: 
aarora@umassd.edu, KAURR@wpunj.edu

This seminar seeks to draw on the growing body of work oriented toward the transnational and global turn in American Studies to trace connections between the Indian subcontinent and the United States

Hartford and Antebellum American Writing

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA: 3/17-3/20, 2016
contact email: 
rwelburn@english.umass.edu

The reputations of Hartford, Connecticut, residents Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain overshadow the city’s antebellum authors.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe as Literature (NeMLA 2016 Roundtable 15845)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos, Independent Scholar / Derek S. McGrath, SUNY Stony Brook
contact email: 
maryiatrop@gmail.com / derek.s.mcgrath@gmail.com

With dynamic individual superhero/superhuman characters populating a world of complex, interwoven mythologies and origin stories, the films and television series of Marvel Comics Studios present an ex

The Monster In The House: Domestic Ideology in Superhero Narratives (NeMLA 2016 Panel 15842)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos, Independent Scholar / Derek S. McGrath, SUNY Stony Brook
contact email: 
maryiatrop@gmail.com / derek.s.mcgrath@gmail.com

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 30th 2015

Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kchez@bmcc.cuny.edu

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

In naming both animals and animality, I allude to the intersection of material practices with the representational appropriation of ideas and values of certain animals, which together forged the affective ties of groups or nations. The seminar also hopes to pursue issues surrounding the internal production of national identities by citizens and residents, as well as tensions arising when “outsiders” attempt to challenge, co-op, or otherwise influence these identities.

Rethinking National Foundations: Using/Abusing History (ACLA 2016; March 17-20; Cambridge, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Malburne-Wade (Gettysburg College) / ACLA 2016
contact email: 
mmalburn@gettysburg.edu

Foundational texts, events, and people influence our cultural and national personas.

Call for papers and creative writing August 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
contact email: 
smatheson

The quint’s twenty eigth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

The Passions and Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics_ASECS 2016_Abstracts Due 9/15

full name / name of organization: 
Joel Sodano, University at Albany
contact email: 
jsodano@albany.edu

Scholars working at the intersection of literary aesthetics and emotional experience are encouraged to submit to this Cultural Studies Caucus panel for ASECS 2016 in Pittsburgh, March 31 - April 3.

THE “POETESS” IRL: The World, Work, and Performances of Nineteenth-Century Women Poets / Aug 25 Submission

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Kimball and Caolan Madden (Rutgers University) for C19 Conference 2016
contact email: 
lkimball@rutgers.edu

THE “POETESS” IRL: The World, Work, and Performances of Nineteenth-Century Women Poets

Trans/forming the Digital Humanities: Disciplinary Borders, Digital Frontiers

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016 - Hartford, Connecticut
contact email: 
jbretmaney@gmail.com

Literary studies finds itself today at a double crossroads: as trans-formative digital humanities practice becomes increasingly accepted and visible in our research and curricula, so, even in more tra

Narratives of Forgetting and the Forgetting of Narratives - ICMS Kalamazoo 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers Program in Medieval Studies
contact email: 
danielle.bradley@rutgers.edu

Working forward from Mary Carruthers’ foundational work on the construction of memory structures, this panel seeks to understand medieval priorities of what to remember and what to forget.

The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Medicine (March 10-13, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
INCS 2016 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies)
contact email: 
rablumen@iuk.edu and dlelekis@fit.edu

From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience.

[UPDATE] CFP: “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY
contact email: 
jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Adolescence in Film and Television (March 21-25, 2016; Proposals due October 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, to be held March 21-25, 2016 in Seattle, Was

[UPDATE] Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology." NeMLA Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Romanow/University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
rromanow@uri.edu

Call for Papers

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

[UPDATE] Phoneography: Low-tech, Mobile, Mutant, and Guerilla Film Theory NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Romanow/University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
rromanow@uri.edu

Call for Papers

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT
iPhoneography: Low-tech, Mobile, Mutant, and Guerilla Film Theory

Modern Myth and Legend - Louisville Conference (Feb. 18-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
International Lawrence Durrell Society
contact email: 
clawsonj@gram.edu

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900


http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com


Louisville, KY | 18-20 February 2016

"we do create the world around us since we get it to reflect back our inner symbolism at us. Every man carries a little myth-making machine inside him which operates often without him knowing it. Thus you might say that we live by a very exacting kind of poetic logic--since we get exactly what we ask for, no more and no less."
--The Dark Labyrinth (1947)

Dealing overtly with ideas of myth and legend, Lawrence Durrell's The Dark Labyrinth chronicles the adventures of British tourists exploring a cave system on Crete just after World War II. Despite their awareness of how reality is transformed by their individual experiences, beliefs, and myth-making, they are no less susceptible to the fear of the minotaur which might be chasing them through the dark passageways. A myth becomes the way we understand the world. As a legend, the monster and its labyrinth offer grounds to reflect on personal terrors and emerge triumphant—or be consumed.

Update: Gender and Class Representation in U.S. Culture, NeMLA, Hartford, 3/17-3/20

full name / name of organization: 
47th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
contact email: 
tanya.kennedy@maine.edu

This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States.

[UPDATE] Trafficking Memory: Women, Catastrophe, and the Limits of the Transnational; Submissions Deadline 8/31/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Stephenie Young and Adele Parker
contact email: 
syoung2@salemstate.edu ; aparker@holycross.edu

If one measure of the term catastrophe lies in its power to subvert existing systems, we ask how this concept impacts certain memory-narratives produced by contemporary women writers and artists in th

“Catch if you can your country’s moment”: The Poetry of Current Events, NeMLA, Mar. 17-20, 2016, Hartford. Proposals by Sept. 30

full name / name of organization: 
William Waddell
contact email: 
bwaddell@sfjc.edu

If literature is, as Pound said, “news that stays news,” then perhaps poetry is always a matter of current events, but recently, books like Claudia Rankine’s Citizen or Brian Turner’s Here, Bu

[UPDATE] Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: UPDATE

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

Looking at erotic visual art from the German-speaking world

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jludewi1@binghamton.edu

NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20, 2016)

Description:

The Gender-Free Being, Kalamazoo ICMS 12-15 May 2016 SMFS Sponsored Session

full name / name of organization: 
Dorothy Kim, Associate Professor of English at Vassar College / Phoebe C. Linton, University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
dokim@vassar.edu / phoebe.linton@ed.ac.uk

One of the SMFS sponsored series, this session on ‘The Gender-Free Being’ invites papers to consider portrayals of characters in medieval history, literature and art of any period or language that explore the extent to which an individual’s identity is distinct from their socially gendered, or sexual being.

The River: Flows of Innovation and Exchange in the Global(i)zed English World

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Modern Languages, North South University
contact email: 
conference.deml@northsouth.edu

We would like to solicit abstracts, with a maximum of 300 words, for papers addressing any aspect of our theme of innovation and exchange.

Submission Call for New Art Journal

full name / name of organization: 
The Undergraduate Journal of Art (TUJOA)
contact email: 
tujoa.info@gmail.com

A new art history and fine art undergraduate journal seeks submissions of art history research papers/essays/opinion pieces/reviews as well as fine art (in any medium).

[UPDATE] Green Humanities Vol. 2 CFP (DUE DATE EXTENDED: 6 SEPT 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Josh A. Weinstein / Green Humanities Journal
contact email: 
greenhumanities@gmail.com

UPDATED DUE DATE: SUBMISSIONS NOW DUE BY SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

Food and Sustainability: Eco-Critical Responses to Contemporary Crises in Food, Water and the Environment

mirorview journal, international journal of fresh poetry,fiction and related articles-update

full name / name of organization: 
mirrorview journal
contact email: 
editormirrorviewjournal@gmail.com

mirrorview journal: An International Journal of Fresh Poetry, Fiction and Literary Criticism

About Mirrorview Journal

Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Betty Kaklamanidou - Margaret Tally
contact email: 
betty.kaklamanidou@gmail.com

Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield – Perspectives, Intertextuality, Pedagogy (9/15/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
denise_macneil@redlands.edu

Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions for a special issue on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (1767), a recovered adventure novel featuring

Fairy Tales in Society and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com

This panel session will feature the manner in which fairy tales reflect and influence values and ideals of their respective society and culture.

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

C-19 - Unsettled Bodies, Fraught Environments: Sensation and Science in 19th-Century Texts (3/17-3/20)

full name / name of organization: 
C19 Proposed Panel
contact email: 
heather.chacon@greensboro.edu; rablumen@iuk.edu

Unsettled Bodies, Fraught Environments – Sensation and Science in Nineteenth Century Texts

Death and The Civil War (Abstract deadline 9/30/15)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
bjensen@atnex.net

In America’s bloodiest conflict, the Civil War, more deaths occurred than in all the nation's wars combined.

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