category: general announcements

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

Call for Conference Papers on Les Danses Macabres & Music

full name / name of organization: 
International Screendance Conference at Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne
contact email: 
info@videodansebourgogne.com

The International Screendance Conference of the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne (Univeresity of Burgundy, France) is seeking conference presentations for a panel on the music of Le

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”

15 March 2016 Age in Atwood and/or Lessing (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

“Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 20

3/17/2016 Atwood & Humor (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

"Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood's novels, short stories and poetry." 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016 to Eleonora Rao (erao@unisa.it).

[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"

James and Elizabeth Knowlson Scholarship, MA Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance, University of Reading

full name / name of organization: 
University of Reading
contact email: 
a.e.mcmullan@reading.ac.uk

The MA in Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance, jointly co-ordinated and taught by the English Literature and the Film, Theatre and Television departments at the University of Reading, encourages both in depth study of Beckett’s work, and research into Beckett’s interrelationship with the broader contexts of, for example, literary Modernism, literature, arts and politics, modern and contemporary interdisciplinary performance, and collections based research.

We are delighted to announce the James and Elizabeth Knowlson Scholarship, available to candidates who have been accepted onto the MA in Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance in the Department of Film Theatre and Television, University of Reading, for entry in October 2016.

Call for Proposals (March 15th, 2016): Collection of Essays on HOW TO ANALYZE AND REVIEW COMICS

full name / name of organization: 
Forrest C. Helvie, Ph.D.
contact email: 
forrest.helvie@att.net

Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report?

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

Sound Bites for Multimedia Work on Gardening and the Earth Sought, 15 Feb 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick
contact email: 
kdorwick@gmail.com

Carl Granieri and Keith Dorwick (“us,” “our”) of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are seeking short audio narratives about gardening and the use of the earth, both positive and negative, for a large multimedia project ("Hidden Garden" premiering March 18, 2016 in Lafayette LA, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

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

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.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Shun Yin Kiang/Bunker Hill Community College
contact email: 
shunkiang@gmail.com

Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth-century.

[UPDATE] Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Common Ground Publishing
contact email: 
support@oncommunicationmedia.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

[UPDATE] Under Western Skies 2016 CFP (Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Mount Royal University, Calgary, CANADA
contact email: 
rboschman@mtroyal.ca

Call for Proposals (Extended, with Track 5)

Under Western Skies 2016

Water: Events, Trends, Analysis

September 27-30, 2016

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Skenè. JTDS - Call for contributions for the 3.1 2017 Spring issue

full name / name of organization: 
Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies
contact email: 
info@skenejournal.it

SKENÈ. JOURNAL OF THEATRE AND DRAMA STUDIES, a peer-reviewed academic journal, invites scholars and researchers to submit manuscripts for the forthcoming 3.1. 2017 Spring issue.

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

[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.

DASH Literary Journal Poetry Contest 2016

full name / name of organization: 
DASH Literary Journal
contact email: 
dashliteraryjournal@gmail.com

DASH Literary Journal Poetry Contest (Deadline March 1, 2016)
full name / name of organization:
DASH Literary Journal
contact email:
dashliteraryjournal@gmail.com

Call for Submissions:

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

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Young Harris College
contact email: 
yhcugradconference@gmail.com

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities
Young Harris College, September 10, 2016.

Call for Papers:

Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
gradfestival@gold.ac.uk

The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally.

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People

full name / name of organization: 
MLA/ Italian American Literature Forum
contact email: 
casimonini@ysu.edu

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People

[UPDATE] The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library
contact email: 
louisa.yates@gladlib.org

6-8 July 2016 at Gladstone's Library, Flintshire, Wales

MLA 2017 - Performing Time (deadline 3/7/16)

full name / name of organization: 
American Theatre and Drama Society
contact email: 
lmielke@gmail.com

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of “Performing Time,” to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2017 MLA convention i

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

full name / name of organization: 
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University
contact email: 
hopper@drew.edu

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

Peer Reviewers: Literature Criticism Series [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Layman Poupard Publishing
contact email: 
info@lpppub.com

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage.

4th Annual Conference on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking--Oct. 28, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
contact email: 
ccrwt@berkeleycollege.edu

Embracing Innovation: Transcending Tradition in Twenty-First Century Higher Education

[UPDATE] Sensing the Midwest: The Work of Michael Martone / SSML 2016 Presidential Panel (June 2-4, 2016. DUE Feb 12, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Comer / Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
contact email: 
dawncomer@gmail.com

Sensing the Midwest: The Work of Michael Martone / SSML 2016 Presidential Panel (June 2-4, 2016. DUE Feb 12, 2016) [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

The Other 1916 Conference - June 3rd 2016 - IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
contact email: 
theother1916@gmail.com

The Other 1916 Conference

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
June 3rd 2016

Call for Papers

The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library
contact email: 
louisa.yates@gladlib.org

An international, interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars from across the arts and humanities to explore the array of imaginative responses to the Victorian political environment

CFPCentenary Readings of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 5-6 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
James Joyce Research Centre, University College Dublin
contact email: 
anne.fogarty@ucd.ie

Call for Proposals for conference, Centenary Readings of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 5-6 May 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

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