category: gender studies and sexuality

German Women Writers Panel for 58th MMLA Annual Convention, Abstracts due April 5th, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
fj5695@wayne.edu and dana.grandstaff@wayne.edu

2016 Call for Papers
The 58th Midwest Modern Language Association
Annual Convention

Saint Louis, Missouri
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
November 10-13, 2016
German Women Writers

The Psychology of the Fairy Tale

full name / name of organization: 
MLA (Modern Language Association) 2017 Convention
contact email: 
padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com

Are you interested in examining the fairy tale genre through a psychoanalytic lens?
Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Padmini Sukumaran at padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com by March 15, 2016.

Poetry and Labour (for MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Nandini Ramesh Sankar
contact email: 
nandini@iith.ac.in

Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to class relations and socio-economic conditions of poetic production.

Doris Lessing Studies: Looking Forward, Looking Backward

full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Society / Mark Pedretti
contact email: 
mark.pedretti@gmail.com



Doris Lessing Studies
Call for Papers: “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Comparative Readings of Doris Lessing’s Historical and Speculative Fiction”

"(em)body": 5th Annual UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Research Symposium [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
calcomplit@gmail.com

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY WITH UNDERGRADUATES:

The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 committee is currently accepting proposals for its 5th annual conference.

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

full name / name of organization: 
Intermezzo
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication - http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/ - seeks submissions that deal with the topic of of academic cover versions.

Call For Papers - Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (Submission Due Date: March 31, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
contact email: 
ptrs@villanova.edu

This is a call for papers for the 2016 Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium held at Villanova University.

Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
New Directions in the Humanities Knowledge Community
contact email: 
support@thehumanities.com

Imperial College London
London, UK
5-7 July 2017

Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society

full name / name of organization: 
The Arts in Society Knowledge Community
contact email: 
support@artsinsociety.com

Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Paris, France
14-16 June 2017

[UPDATE] Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016)
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE: SEE BELOW

[UPDATE]SAGES Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: Hysteria Extended Deadline 2/29/2016

full name / name of organization: 
SAGES: Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
contact email: 
kah92@zips.uakron.edu

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016.

[UPDATE] Call For Papers: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival - 26-29 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
International Vampire Film and Arts Festival
contact email: 
rebecca.williams@southwales.ac.uk

Call For Papers: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival - 26-29 May 2016
full name / name of organization:
International Vampire Film and Arts Festival
contact email:

CFP On the Margins: Postgraduate Seminar on Travel Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University
contact email: 
OnTheMargins@ntu.ac.uk

The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing ‘on

[UPDATE] Translation Theory Today Abstracts Due 3/1 The Graduate Center, CUNY

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Theory Certificate and Centr for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
translationtheorytoday@gmail.com

Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

International Conference on Space and Cinema, Lisbon, November 28-30, 2016 (Deadline: May 31, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon School of Arts of Humanities
contact email: 
spaceandcinemalisbon2016@gmail.com

The Conference will focus on Space and Cinema in order to examine the ways through which cinema deals with spatiality, in its bodily and geographical materiality, as well as in its symbolic and theore

SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise is it?

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
samla@gsu.edu

SAMLA 88

November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL

Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
dabitz1@gsu.edu

As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in ho

The Good Life is Out There Somewhere: Uncovering Utopia in the Nineteenth Century Canon

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
dabitz1@gsu.edu

Though neither Mr. Thornton nor Mr.

"Object Lessons in Personhood" (MLA Roundtable)

full name / name of organization: 
Law and Humanities Forum, Modern Language Assocation of America
contact email: 
kdcurran@gmail.com

A Roundtable Session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia, organized for the Law and Humanities Forum.

Update: Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Guaranteed Panel MLA 2017, Philadelphia, 5-8 January
contact email: 
kaurr@wpunj.edu

Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

The Globe, the World, and Worldliness: Planetary Formations of the Long Eighteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
NEASECS Amherst, MA (October 20-22, 2016)
contact email: 
dwight.codr@uconn.edu

We often think of the terms “globe” and “world” as synonymous because they seem to similarly name the totality of the thing on which or in which we all find ourselves living.

[UPDATE-New conference date] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
contact email: 
csudhega@gmail.com

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education.

CFP East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
East Asian Journal of Popular Culture
contact email: 
eajpopculture@gmail.com

The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture is seeking submission for edition 3:1 (April 2017).

Religion in American Literature Panel (11/11-11/13, 2016); Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association; Pasadena, CA;

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association; Pasadena, CA
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

Special Panel: Religion in American Literature
2016 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Pasadena, CA; 11/11-11/13, 2016

Re-visioning Refugees: South Asian Interventions

full name / name of organization: 
Non - guarnateed panel for MLA 2017, sponsored by South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
basul@uwstout.edu

Re-visioning Refugees: South Asian Interventions

Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies - Deadline July 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Zackary Vernon
contact email: 
zackaryvernon@gmail.com

Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies

Early Modern Trauma

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Erin Peters, University of Gloucestershire
contact email: 
epeters@glos.ac.uk

The present-day term ‘trauma’ refers to a wound or a paradigmatic disruption that disorients an individual or a community with overwhelming fear and suffering.

Wayne State University Visual Culture Graduate Symposium, "Visual Culture in Context(s)"

full name / name of organization: 
Wayne State University Visual Culture Student Group
contact email: 
wsucontext@gmail.com

Wayne State University is hosting its fifth annual Visual Culture Graduate Symposium.

[UPDATE} 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.

[UPDATE, SECOND CFP] Between Vulnerability and Resilience: Representations of Veil in Literature, Film, and Fine Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Umme Al-wazedi (Augustana College) and Afrin Zeenat (University of Dhaka)
contact email: 
theveilproject2015@gmail.com

The veil’s ancient and modern history and its resurgence in our time is an important subject for discussion for those of us posing new questions about women and Islam in literature, film, and fine a

MLA 2017: Narratives of Contingency

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Quynn/Colorado State University
contact email: 
quynn@colostate.edu

Paper proposals sought for a special session proposal for MLA 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) that considers narratives of “contingency” in academic fiction.

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on US Ethnic Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
arobinso@goucher.edu

MELUS Call for Papers

Special Issue: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on US Ethnic Literatures
(A commemorative special issue in honor of MELUS Emeritus Editor Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr.)

Travellin’ Mama: Mothers, Mothering and Travel

full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
contact email: 
TravellinMama2016@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled Travellin’ Mama: Mothers, Mothering and Travel

MMLA 2016 Permanent Panel: Travel Writing / Writing Travel

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (November 10-13 2016)
contact email: 
erika.behrisch.elce@rmcc-cmrc.ca

Travel Writing / Writing Travel: Permanent MMLA Panel

[UPDATE] Georgia Philological Association: May 20, 2016 Conference and Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia

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