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Transfusions and Transductions: Science and Performance as Permeable Disciplines

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:07am
American Society of Theatre Research, November 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transmit, transmute, transduce, transfuse: scientific and medical discourses have long relied upon the prefix “trans” to convey the mutability and permeability of living organisms, distant or tiny objects, and inorganic matter. Change is both a celebrated result of scientific advancements and an ominous harbinger of malignancies, disruptions, and decay. As with the clinical laboratory and astronomical observatory, the theatre serves as a reflexive and generative site of transformations, a place to penetrate barriers and test innovative ideas, approaches, and practices. This working session places transdisciplinarity at the core of its mission to identify and explore meaningful convergences of the fields of science and theatre.

LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL NATIONALISM IN CAMEROON/AFRICA

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:07am
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

CELLA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & KITAL 2016

August 25 - 26, 2016
The University of Bamenda
North West Region, Cameroon

"There is no great literature without nationality, no great nationality without literature." (Yeats, 1989: 30)

Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
Prof Nol Alembong and Dr Blossom Fondo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights

Call for Submissions: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
CELLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

JELLiC: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in Volume 5 – March, July and November 2016. JELLiC is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine issues related to Language, Literature, Culture and Critical Theory, as well as dynamic cross-disciplinary discussions that engage the links between these and other domains.

Policing the North American Borderlands

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
OSU/UTRGV
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

POLICING THE NORTH AMERICAN BORDERLANDS

 

 

BSJ3:The Edition With Truth

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
BSJ The B. S. Johnson Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 18, 2016

The B.S. Johnson Journal is pleased to announce the new theme for our forthcoming issue; “Truth”. Johnson struggled with questions of truth his entire life and we now invite research papers struggling with the same issue. These might entail readings and reassessments of Johnson’s work from contemporary theoretical perspectives, pieces utilising historical or archive research, or new works that have been created based on or responding to Johnson’s work and insights. Questions to be engaged with include:

 

WALKER PERCY'S UTOPIAS AND DYSTOPIAS

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Much of Walker Percy’s fiction and non-fiction writing is social commentary. At least two novels - Love in the Ruins and The Thanatos Syndrome - may be called dystopian or post-apocalyptic.  His numerous essays on race relations, on secular materialism, on misguided “self-help” books in a postmodern world seem to indicate that he suspected 20th century America was a dystopia itself.  Additionally, Walker Percy’s personal life included social action in his local community and through the Catholic Church.  Proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" in Walker Percy’s fiction, non-fiction, or life are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr.

WALKER PERCY'S 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In honor of Walker Percy’s 100th Birthday Anniversary, proposals addressing any topic or area celebrating Walker Percy’s life, his fiction, or his non-fiction are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr. Karey Perkins, University of South Carolina - Beaufort, at both kareyp@uscb.edu and kareyperkins@gmail.com by June 7.

THATCamp @ The Lake

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:12pm
THATCamp - Wright State University Lake Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Announcing THATCamp @ The Lake! On June 18th and 19th, we’ll gather at Wright State University’s campus in Celina, OH for an open meeting of the minds. In two days, we plan to explore the intersection between technology and the classroom, as well as discuss the ways that technology can expand our pedagogy and research.

Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
C21 Writings at the University of Brighton (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

23-24 September 2016

A conference organised by the University of Brighton in association with the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum

Speakers include:
Steve Bell, political cartoonist
Martin Rowson, political cartoonist
Professor Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton
This event will also include a curatorial introduction to the caricature collection held at the Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museum, and a talk by the curator of the Cartoon Museum, London.
    

"Trojan Horse" Pedagogy: Southern Studies in a Terrain of Struggle

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:53pm
SAMLA 88 (Jacksonville, FL - November 4 - 6, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

"Trojan Horse" Pedagogy: Southern Studies in a Terrain of Struggle

SSSL'S Emerging Scholars Organization

SAMLA 88 - Jacksonville, FL - November 4 - 6, 2016)

 

[Deadline Extended] PTSD and Clint Eastwood Films

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
Allen Redmon and Charles Hamilton, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

Our initial deadline has passed but we still have room for one-three more chapters on PTSD and trauma in Clint Eastwood's directorial efforts.

Cultural Representations of Breastfeeding: Edited Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
Ann Marie A. Short/Saint Mary's College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

An examination of cultural representations of breastfeeding that attends to diffuse discourses about infant feeding, ranging from medical and anthropological to socioeconomic and cultural, all the while utilizing feminist methodologies, can facilitate an interrogation of the feminist implications ofbreastfeeding advocacy, including essentializing discourses about women’s bodies as the “natural” choice for infant feeding and the complex considerations women and families navigate in making decisions about infant feeding.

Call for Papers: [Inter]sections No. 19 (2016)

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

March 6, 2016

Submission Guidelines

[Inter]sections is an online annual peer-reviewed journal of American studies. We are currently accepting submissions for issue 19 (2016) by September 1, 2016.

We publish academic papers, as well as relevant reviews and interviews. Papers should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words, and written in accordance with the 2009 MLA citation style. All submissions should also include an 100-word abstract and a list of 5-7 keywords, a short bio,  and an abstract. Alternately, you may wish to fill in the following submission form:

Name:

Affiliation:

Bio (no more than 100 words):

E-mail address:

Edited Book of Articles on Indian Short Stories

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
Saikat Guha (The Editor, from West Bengal, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Call-for-Papers for an Edited Book of Articles on Indian Short Stories (A Non-Paid Project)

 

Multicoloured Glass: Studies on Indian Short Stories

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Edited by Saikat Guha

Email ID: songofmuse@gmail.com

Deadline of Submission: 31 July, 2016

[Articles written by Indian citizens will be given priority.]

Download CfP file (PDF) here: https://songofmuse.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/call-for-papers-book-on-i...

 

About the Book:

CfP Medical Humanities

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:55am
MedHum Fiction | Daily Dose
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Are you interested in writing about the medical humanities?

 

Maybe you’re a horror movie fan with an interest in exploring the intersection between medical humanities and pop culture? Perhaps you’re interested in thinking about the process of writing or teaching history of medicine?

 

If you are, then we want to hear from you!

 

Regulating and Legitimating Sexualities: the State, Law, Sexual Culture and Change under Neo-Liberalism

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:54am
International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics & Miami University Luxembourg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2016

Regulating and Legitimating Sexualities: the State, Law, Sexual Culture and Change under Neo-Liberalism

 

An International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics Workshop in Association with and hosted by

Miami University Luxembourg - Differdange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

October 21st-22nd 2016

 

Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
Drs. Abigail Scheg and Melanie Shaw
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Editors

Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016
Full Chapters Due: October 15, 2016
Submission Date: January 30, 2017

Labor and Social Class in American Utopias/Dystopias

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
Owen Cantrell/Georgia Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of utopia and dystopia, this panel will investigate the ways in which work, class, and labor have been represented throughout these traditions in American literature and culture. From utopia texts from authors like Edward Bellamy and Ignatius Donnelly to dystopian films like The Hunger Games and Divergent, utopian and dystopian representations have had a lot to say about work, class, and labor. In this panel, the questions we are interested in posing in this session are these: how are utopias/dystopias important for thinking about social class and labor? What can these representations tell us about popular and theoretical understandings of social class and labor?

Muslims in America

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:44am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88 Annual Conference, Jacksonville FL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts.

Young Adult Literature and the Postsecular [Update]

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:14am
Jacob Stratman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am interested in collecting essays that explore religious belief and practice in contemporary young adult fiction (written after 2001).  There are several questions that each chapter will address:  How are the religious experiences of teenagers expressed in contemporary young adult literature?  What is the relationship between the characters’ religious beliefs/values and their interactions with parents, their friends, their schools, and their societies (real and fantastic)?  How do young adult authors use religious texts, traditions, and beliefs to add layers of meaning to their characters, settings, and plots?  How does contemporary young adult literature place itself into the larger conversation regarding the postsecular? 

CFP - Apollon Undergraduate Humanities eJournal

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
Apollon, Humanities' Only Hope
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Apollona peer-reviewed undergraduate eJournal in the humanities, announces the call for papers for its seventh issue. The sixth issue is online with six peer-reviewed research contributions from undergraduate scholars across the US, and expanded features such as audio and video interviews, material and art history videos, and editorial pieces. Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is July 01, 2016. Interested faculty should contact us with interest or inquiries as well. Go ahead -- you know you want to.

Vernacular Practices across East Asia: The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference 2016

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
The University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

Call for Papers:

 

Vernacular Practices across East Asia

The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference 2016

Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th

 

Keynote Speaker: Bao Weihong, Assistant Professor in the Chinese Program and Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley 

 

Special Event“Kagawa Ryo Live in Chicago,” a performance of Japanese folk music

 

Conference Description:

SLSA 2016 Panel: Science Fiction Fools

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:33am
Laura Richardson
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Science Fiction Fools

SLSA Panel

 

As much as the genre is concerned with portraying brilliant, often mad, scientists modeled on the cultural capital of Einstein’s celebrity, science fiction has a nearly equal investment in the character of the fool. C-3PO, Bill and Ted, Verence (Pratchett), and Merry and Pippin, for example, function as much more than foils to main characters; their bumbling and clever idiocies are mainstays for the genre. What is the nature of the sustained relationship between science fiction and fools? How does the genre adapt this archetype, or how has the role of the fool changed the genre? What is the connection between science/technology and idiocy?

 

"The Female Body in the Public Realm: Territory for Political and Religious Wars"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As globalization settles in across the planet, the female body continues to be the territory par excellence where political and religious wars resiliently take place. From the Balkan war, to the femicides of Ciudad Juárez and the women facially disfigured by acid throwing, the female body continues to be a threat in the public sphere. This panel explores scholarly ideas on feminist conceptualizations of the female body in the public realm in Spanish-speaking societies vis-à-vis the above-mentioned context.

Paper Title: 100 words max.

Paper Abstract: 300 words max.

Submit online: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

CFP - The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune – 3rd meeting 

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
The Comparative Literature Students' Tribune / La Tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

***The English version follows*** Invitation à participer à :La tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée – 3ème édition28 octobre 2016Université de Montréal -Comparatistes : Affirmez-vous ! La Tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée est un espace de rencontre permettant aux étudiant-e-s de deuxième et troisième cycles de partager leurs projets de recherche tout en réfléchissant aux enjeux de leur discipline.

“I do love these ancient ruins”-- Ruinophilia in Early Modern Literature and Culture / RSA 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
Margaret Owens, Nipissing University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016

 

Ruinophilia, Ruin Porn, Ruin Lust – the roots of post-modernity’s recent enthralment with ruins are often traced back to the eighteenth-century cult of the sublime. However, Antonio’s remark, “I do love these ancient ruins,” in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, suggests that versions of ruinophilia were very much alive in the early seventeenth century. This proposed panel for the Renaissance Society of America conference (30 March-1 April 2017 in Chicago) seeks papers that explore the fascination with ruins in sixteenth and seventeenth-century literary and cultural venues.  

 

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