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ACLA 2016: Becoming Postimperial (Abstracts due Sept. 23)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association/ / Harvard University // March 17-20, 2016

Organizer: Matthew Brown, University of Massachusetts Boston
Co-Organizer: Hugh O'Connell, University of Massachusetts Boston

ACLA 2016 Seminar on Poetry and Forgiveness

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:27pm
Thomas Berenato

Please consider proposing a paper to the ACLA 2016 seminar on poetry and forgiveness.

See details below and at

Seminar: Poetry and Forgiveness

Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

Harvard U., Cambridge, MA, 17-20 March, 2016

Abstracts due 23 September, midnight PST; submit through the ACLA online portal:

Serial Forms (ACLA Seminar)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:58am
ACLA 2016

In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this ACLA seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature (Open Access)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:33am
Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites submissions for its Winter 2016 and Winter 2017 open issues.

Founded in 1976, STTCL became an online, Open Access journal under the leadership of new editor Dr. Laura Kanost in 2014. It remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions and creative uses of the online format. There are no author fees.

All back issues have been digitized and are available at

Contemporary Dystopian Fiction (abstracts due Dec 1, 2015; collection of essays)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:45am
John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett & Ashley G. Anthony

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled Illusory Visions: Dystopian Themes in Contemporary Fiction. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, new dystopian fiction has gripped the attention of the reading public, including young adults. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy (The Road), Suzanne Collins (the Hunger Games series), and Veronica Roth (the Divergent trilogy) have garnered acclaim from both critics and lay readers. In addition, as dystopian fiction finds its way into the English curriculum at various academic levels, literary scholars dedicate their time to the study of this increasingly popular genre. Dystopian fiction has a long history.

[UPDATE] Fictional Economies: Inequality and Novel, Essay collection with forward by Rami Shamir, author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:44am
Joseph Donica/Bronx Community College, CUNY

Fictional Economies: Inequality and the Novel

Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.

Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011,

Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due November 1, 2015 to
Full articles due March 1, 2015
Projected publication fall 2016

Queer at Queen's 2015: HIV and AIDS, Politics, Memory, Performance

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:31am
Queen's University, Belfast

Call for Proposals: Queer at Queen's 2015
HIV and AIDS: Politics, Memory, Performance.
Brian Friel Theatre, Queen's University, Belfast,
November 15th and 16th - 11am to 6pm daily

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

Touching Hoccleve - ICMS 2016, Kalamazoo

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:18am
The International Hoccleve Society

Recent work in such fields as disability studies, book history, affect studies, the history of emotions, and cultural studies has raised provocative questions about the writings of Thomas Hoccleve, the fifteenth-century Privy Seal clerk and friend of Geoffrey Chaucer. Hoccleve's autobiographical accounts of his struggles with mental illness, social disaffection, and the physical strain of writing have offered modern scholars fruitful sites for re-examining the body, its textual representations, and its affects in ways analogous to current work in these emergent interdisciplinary fields.

Beats, Counterculture, & Hipsters area, SWPACA (11/1/2015; 2/10-2/13/2016)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:47am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

CFP: Beats, Counterculture, & Hipsters area, SWPACA (11/1/2015; 2/10-2/13/2016)

Organizers of the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference seek paper and panel submissions to its "The Beats, Counterculture, & Hipsters" area.

[SECOND UPDATE] NeMLA Panel, On the Limits of Computational Analysis (Due September 30, 2015)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:17am
Dr. Jonathan Dickstein / Northeast Modern Language Association

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. Submit abstracts by September 30, 2015.

The goal of the panel will be to discuss the restrictions that current and/or potential computational approaches to media analysis have and/or ought to have in an attempt to delimit the evolving roles of academics in the humanities. Presenters might consider the following topics: