category: ethnicity and national identity

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (extended deadline2/25)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) &National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2015ealaconference@gmail.com.

Originating from old Latin se- (“apart”) and cernere (“sift”), “secret” means “hidden, concealed, and private,” thereby signifying the distinction between the true and the false, the l

The future in Comics - Stockholm 3-5 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Francesco-Alessio Ursini
contact email: 
francesco.ursini@english.su.se

This conference aims to investigate ways in which comics explore the idea of “future.” Its goal is to gather scholars from the field of comic studies and related fields, such as linguistics, philo

Through Opposition and Commonality: The Role and Depiction of the Arts and Sciences in Young Adult Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association /Columbus, OH/ 12-15 Nov. 2015
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Young Adult Literature
Permanent Section
Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich
Dept. of English, Concord University
amalkovich@concord.edu

Fantasies of Whiteness Special Conference Stream within The Images of Whiteness Project

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
white5@inter-disciplinary.net

Fantasies of Whiteness
Special Conference Stream within The Images of Whiteness Project

Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:

MLA Special Session—A Radical New Vision: Popular Visual Culture and African-American Self-Fashioning—Abstracts due by March 9th

full name / name of organization: 
Stacie McCormick and Kya Mangrum
contact email: 
s.mccormick@tcu.edu; knm53@cornell.edu

We are inviting proposals for a possible special session that asks how African-American writers and artists—from the end of the U.S.

2/21/2015 NWSA CFP: The Precarity of Televised Trauma

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Mooney and Sarah McLain/Simmons College
contact email: 
heather.mooney@simmons.edu

NWSA CFP: The Precarity of Televised Trauma

CFP: MLA: Satire and the Editorial Cartoon (Austin, 7-10 Jan 16)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives
contact email: 
nhoraluciaserrano@gmail.com

Call for Papers for a guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association
(MLA) Annual Convention, 7-10 Jan. 2016, in Austin.

Satire and the Editorial Cartoon

Silence and Documentation - July 10-11

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver BC
contact email: 
silencedocumentationconference@gmail.com

“In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence.”
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978

New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

full name / name of organization: 
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University
contact email: 
lillie.brown@famu.edu

Studies in the Literary Imagination (SLI), a publication of the Department of English, Georgia State University, is accepting "Special Topic" proposals for future issues of the journal.

The American Hobo, MLA 2016, 1/7-1/10

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Kerouac proclaims in his 1960 essay "The Vanishing Hobo" that cultural practices have made the American landscape inhospitable to the long-cherished tramp in literature and life.

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution" - Proposed Panel, MLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Eir-Anne Edgar
contact email: 
eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sixth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon College
contact email: 
lluc@gordon.edu

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergra

CFP: Articles for the 2016 issue of Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama (vol. 55) [submit by October 1st, 2015.]

full name / name of organization: 
ROMARD: Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama
contact email: 
romard@romard.org

Now accepting submissions for the 2016 issue of ROMARD: Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama (volume 55), which will appear in both print and electronic versions.

Second-Generation Cognitive Narratology (MLA 2016 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Irving (Stony Brook University)
contact email: 
danieljirving1@gmail.com

Seeking abstracts for a proposed special session at MLA 2016, next January 7-10 in Austin, Texas.

CfP: The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: Icons, Markets, Mythologies. Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Ponzanesi. 5 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
OSL (Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies)
contact email: 
l.l.snelders@uva.nl

Call for Papers
The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: Icons, Markets, Mythologies
Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Sandra Ponzanesi
University of Amsterdam, University Theatre 1.01A

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com & mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

VOL. 2, ISSUE 1 | MARCH-APRIL 2015

http://theapollonian.in/

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality
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Special Journal Section: The New Black and The New Negro: Generational Tensions between Blackness, Colorlessness, and Post-Black

full name / name of organization: 
Kinitra Brooks, guest editor / Transnational Literature
contact email: 
tnlthenewblack2015@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Feature: Volume 8, no. 1, November 2015
Guest Editor: Kinitra D. Brooks, University of Texas, San Antonio

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

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.

Multicultural Futurism: Decolonizing the Future (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu and lingyan@iup.edu

In collaboration, The Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States invite proposals that bring together texts, broadly conceived, of

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

[UPDATED] (Re)presentation: Problematizing Authenticity-- St. John's University Graduate English Conference March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Department
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2015@gmail.com

Submission deadline extended!

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 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?

[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).

Literatures of the African Diaspora and the Other Arts (SAMLA in Athens, GA, Nov 12-15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MELUS
contact email: 
maia@louisiana.edu

Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award.

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:

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

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