category: ethnicity and national identity

Essay collection: Migration and Modernity 5/15/16

full name / name of organization: 
Juliet Shields
contact email: 
js37@uw.edu

Call for Essays: Migration and Modernity: the state of being stateless, 1650-1850

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA, St. Louis, November 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
triezech@gvsu.edu

“Breaking the Silence: Strategies for Teaching Racially Provocative Texts in an Anxious Era”

[UPDATE] Archi-Textuality (Apri 16-17, 2016) - Hosted by CSUN English Department

full name / name of organization: 
AGSE & Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi
contact email: 
agsestdicconference@gmail.com

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
April 16-17, 2016

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz
contact email: 
gcss.art.journal@gmail.com

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contempora

Mobile Communities, October 14, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.

Due March 2016: Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University

full name / name of organization: 
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

“Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders” is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies.

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - “Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare’s London” – seminar at World Shakespeare Congress

full name / name of organization: 
World Shakespeare Congress
contact email: 
e.semple@ucc.ie

“Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare’s London and London’s Shakespeare” – seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th feb 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
contact email: 
scholasticdav@gmail.com

"The Scholastic Forum"

Teaching Western American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Randi Tanglen and Brady Harrison
contact email: 
teachingwesternliterature@gmail.com

We invite submissions for a proposed collection of essays on teaching western American literature.

[update] John Steinbeck as an International Writer

full name / name of organization: 
Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose State University
contact email: 
nicholas.taylor@sjsu.edu

Update: Proposal deadline extended to March 15, 2016.

Conference Description:

American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas.

"Asking questions of education" Deadline 3.30.16

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

Call for Papers

{Deadline 3.30.16}

Asking Questions of Education

Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I, MLA 2017 / Deadline Mar 15

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Hall/ MLA Philadelphia
contact email: 
molly_hall@uri.edu

This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.m

Special Session of the 2016 PAMLA Conference November 11-13, 2016: Back from the Dead: Language Revival as Arc

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Katherine.Billotte@ccaurora.edu

Recent scholarship on the “archive” as well as that on “cultural memory” has focused on the role of language as both mechanism and metaphor.

SPECTRUM

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dhaka
contact email: 
spectrum.ed.du@gmail.com

Spectrum, a refereed journal published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, seeks submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, translations and creative pieces for its forthcoming is

Orphan Identities

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
orphan-identities@port.ac.uk

Orphan Identities Symposium: Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers: Laura Peters and David Floyd

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
contact email: 
ada_g@att.net

Central/Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and then in 2009 when Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller received the Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region?

PAMLA Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene [Abstracts Due May 6, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ron2154@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

Trans(form): New Insights and New Directions: April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
urigradconference2016@gmail.com

The prefix trans- implies movement and change: between states, among groups and disciplines, across divides, from one way of being or knowing to another.

Comparative Medievalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Medieval Forum of the MLA (Philadelphia, January 2017)
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

What cultural work does the medieval past perform in global media and cultural productions—textual, visual, musical, performative, cinematic?

Journal of Creative Writing Studies -- Now Open for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Creative Writing Studies
contact email: 
james@creativewritingstudies.com

Journal of Creative Writing Studies is a peer reviewed, open access journal. We publish research that examines the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing.

MLA Special Session Proposal: Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2017 (in Philadelphia)
contact email: 
meruprecht@yahoo.com

MLA Special Session:

Cripping Keywords [abstracts due March 15]

full name / name of organization: 
TC Forum on Disability Studies for the MLA
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

Influenced by factors as varied as Raymond Williams’ vocabulary of culture in Keywords (1976) and contemporary Ignite talks, keywords-based collaborations have proliferated in recent MLA Conventions

Speculative Fiction--SAMLA--November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ann Gareis Speculative Fiction Association
contact email: 
Mary.Gareis@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under this category is that there is some “unrealistic” element.

I Prefer Not To: Anti-Work Politics in American Literature and Culture (MLA 2017: Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Hagen Forsberg
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Revolution. Rebellion. Protest. Radicalism. Anarchism. The refusal to work in American literature and culture has been called by many names.

DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Metal in Strange Places: Aural, Emotional, Tactile, Visual

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dayton
contact email: 
bbardine1@udayton.edu

October 20-22, 2016
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH 45469-1520, USA

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Critical Essays on American Horror Story

full name / name of organization: 
Cameron Williams and Leverett Butts / University of North Georgia
contact email: 
cameron.williams@ung.edu; leverett.butts@ung.edu

American Horror Story is an anthology horror series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

MLA Special Session Proposal: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (5–8 January 2017, Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
jelsky@luc.edu

This panel will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century.

New Voices in Jewish-American Literature (Proposals Due 3/18)

full name / name of organization: 
Open Library of the Humanities
contact email: 
newvoicescollection@gmail.com

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary cultu

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (Vol. 1, No. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
contact email: 
monica.louzon@museumofsciencefiction.org

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. I, No. 2 of Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index).

[UPDATE] Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
greenbritain2016@gmail.com

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated.

East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea (proposals due Feb. 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
contact email: 
Journal_JKC@hotmail.com

Call for Papers: East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea

Special Issue of Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2016

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016—Time and Space (3/14 Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email: 
submissions@portalsjournal.com

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

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