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YA Literature and Composition

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
Drs. Tamara Girardi and Abigail Scheg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports. The turn of the millennium brought an explosion of YA sales with the most notable Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent series. YA sections grew from a few shelves to prominent areas in libraries and major bookstores. In fact, a recent Pew Survey reported that 16-29 year-olds check out library books more than any other group.

UPDATE: Authorship and Audience in Dystopian Film, SAMLA 88 [proposal due June 8; conference Nov 4-6 2016, Jacksonville, FL]

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
SAMLA Film Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

From film noir to sci-fi, Terry Gilliam to David Lynch, dystopian narratives continue to hold a prominent place in film across independent, Hollywood, and international film communities. In keeping with the theme of authorship and audience, we seek papers addressing writing, directing, visual style, and performance in dystopian films. Papers on the work of David Lynch or other directors of dystopian films are encouraged, and we especially welcome papers that incorporate close readings of films.

Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme are especially welcome; further topic ideas are listed below.

Territories, Borders and the New Geography

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

call for papers

 

“Glocalism”, a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import.

All articles should be sent to: p.bassetti@globusetlocus.organddavide.cadeddu@unimi.it

 

Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author, while abstracts and keywords have to be in English.

 

TRANSITIONS – New Directions in Comics Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2016

TRANSITIONS – New Directions in Comics Studies
at Birkbeck College, London, on Saturday November 19th 2016.

Organised in collaboration with Comica- London International Comics Festival, Transitions at Birkbeck College is unique in offering a regular comics studies symposium and meeting point in London, a platform for emerging research at an event that is free of charge and open to all. Originally convened by PhD students in 2009, Transitions has become an annual fixture in the UK comics scholars’ calendar.

CFP NeMLA (23-26 March 2017): Comics and Graphic Novels in a Transnational Perspective

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting. Please find below a CFP for next-year's NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 23-26, 2017. If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract through the following link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16284. The submission opens June 15 and ends Septemer 30. Feel free to forward this CFP to anyone who might be interested.

Sincerely,

Julia Ludewig

Monsters: Theory, Translation, Transbiology

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:50am
Monsters and the Monstrous Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

From the enduring popularity of narratives such as Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) to television series such as the anthology American Horror Story, world cultures appear to be obsessed with bodies and psyches deemed “monstrous.” Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, editor of the collection of essays Monster Theory: Reading Culture, proposes that monster’s body is a cultural body, a body that cannot be categorically confined, but exists to problematize and to escape any categories we may create.  In their 2012 text Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology, editors Caroline Joan (Kay) S.

Public Intellectuals in the Portuguese-Speaking World

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel explores texts and ideas by public intellectuals in the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora. Interdisciplinary approaches that advance studies in a variety of  fields and time frames, as well as nations (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tome and Principe) from literary to cultural studies, including gender, historical, visual, economic, religious, and educational studies are particularly welcomed. The panel also welcomes transnational perspectives and utopian propositions that examine the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora.

Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

**REMINDER**

THE GOOD LIFE IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE: UNCOVERING UTOPIA IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY CANON

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Though neither Mr. Thornton nor Mr. Bell evoke “Utopia” flatteringly in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South, each mention of the term situates the concept of utopianism at the center of the novel’s labour dispute and makes the reader wonder if Margaret Hale might not be a utopian heroine. Not considered a utopic text, North & South nevertheless engages itself in a conversation about utopianism (and dystopianism). This panel seeks papers re-reading non-utopic texts (or authors) from the nineteenth century as utopic. By June 9th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dan Abitz, Georgia State University, dabitz1@gsu.edu.

Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

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 hopes to uncover just what “The Future” might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism.  Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?

MMLA 2016: French I panel (abstract due 5/30/2016, conference in Saint Louis Nov. 10-13, 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:34pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

The French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime Panel welcomes one more paper proposal  (see CFP below).

Proposals relating to the conference theme of “Border States” are especially welcome.

The MMLA conference 2016 will take place in Saint Louis, MO from 10-13 November 2016.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, email a 200-word abstract and a short bio to

christa.jones@usu.edu by May 30.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

Taking our cue from this year’s convention theme of “Border States,” presenters are invited to explore the concept of

borders in French Studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

PAMLA 2016: "Queering Terror" (Abstract Due 6/10/16; Conference 11/11/16-11/13/16)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

PAMLA 2016, Special Session

Institutional sponsor: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Chair: Stephanie Gibbons, Independent Scholar; Aaron DeRosa, Assistant Professor of 20th/21st C. American Literature, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Title: Queering Terror

Abstract (50 words): If the post-9/11 moment associated terror with region and religion, how have events—Katrina and Ferguson, the Great Recession and Greek austerity, climate change and uprisings—mutated our understanding of the term? Can terror be a useful model for thinking through racialized and gendered violence, normalized extremism, and neoliberal policies?

PAMLA 2016: Ancient-Modern Relations: The Classical Tradition (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Ancient-Modern relations and the classical tradition. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Autobiography (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Autobiogrpahy. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Gothic (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

LFA 'Alternate Worlds' | Literature/Film Conference: October 13-16, 2016 - CFP due June 20

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

Film and media adaptations have frequently projected an alternate cinematic world on screen that re-imagines the past and future. Movies (Blade Runner, The Quiet American), TV shows (Sherlock, Agent Carter), and digital ‘new media’ series—increasingly streamed and ‘binge watched’ on Netflix (House of Cards) and Amazon (The Man in the High Castle)—have been inspired by a variety of fiction novels, short stories, plays, comics, graphic novels, and historical works of nonfiction, memoirs (Bridge of Spies) or documentary (Jazz on a Summer’s Day) cine-essays that mediate and reframe history to portray an alternate worldview which re-imagines the past and anticipates a vision of future events.

PAMLA 2016: Trandisciplinary and Transnational Approaches to Caribbean Literatures (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Caribbean Literatures and transdisciplinary approachs. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

UTOPIAN/DYSTOPIAN VISIONS IN THE WORK OF DONALD BARTHELME

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This panel seeks abstracts exploring utopian and dystopian visions in the works of Donald Barthelme. By June 1st, please send a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Susan wood, University of Mississippi, at swood1@go.olemiss.edu.

PAMLA 2016: Civic Engagement and the Languages (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Are language departments at your institution engaging students in service learning? Do you teach classes that combine civic engagement and language learning? Come share ideas on what we can do to enhance student learning outcomes through experiential learning in the languages. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Nordic Literature and Culture (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel is broadly inclusive and interested in papers from scholars working in fields related to Nordic literatures and cultures (Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Aland Islands), at home and abroad. This year, we are particularly interested in papers related to any aspect of Folklore, Mythology, and Old Norse Literature, on the one hand, and those related to the genre of the Nordic Noir or Detective Fiction, on the other. All papers, however, are welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

PAMLA 2016: Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Culture (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to gay, lesbian, and trangender literatures. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Queering Terror (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

If the post-9/11 moment associated terror with region and religion, how have events—Katrina and Ferguson, the Great Recession and Greek austerity, climate change and uprisings—mutated our understanding of the term? Can terror be a useful model for thinking through racialized and gendered violence, normalized extremism, and neoliberal policies?

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Spain, Portugal, and Latin America: Jewish Culture and Literature in Trans-Iberia (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Pjewish Culture and Literature in trans-Iberia. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This session welcomes papers on all aspects of the teaching of writing across disciplines. Topics may include writing pedagogy, designing assignments, assessment, curriculum, innovative uses of technology to teach writing, theory, faculty development, history of WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum/Disciplines), interdisciplinary collaboration, student learning, politics, research, school/college collaboration, and administration.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

PAMLA 2016: Terrorism, Immigration and the Non-West (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

The West is caught in an intractable ideological struggle with ISIS and the Non-West where the stake is liberal consensus and hegemony. With reference to literary and theoretical texts, and visual culture, this panel explores the rise of ISIS and the failure of Western Liberalism as a new feature of postmodern culture and politics.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA

PAMLA 2016: The Business of the Italian Program (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This session will discuss the strategies and innovations that undergraduate programs in Italian are implementing to remain relevant and meaningful in academia and beyond. The session welcomes presentations that focus on pedagogical approaches, models of disciplinary and cultural entrepreneurship, and community outreach projects that expand the role of the Italian program today.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA

PAMLA 2016: The Memory Factory: Hollywood's Influence on Historical Memory: (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Hollywood films frequently mine the historical archive for stories to enthrall their audiences. This panel interrogates what effect the material conditions of Hollywood filmmaking, such as funding concerns, film length, dramatic or narrative conventions, and celebrity, have on the populace’s conception of historical memory.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA

PAMLA 2016 Pasadena, CA (Abstracts due 6/10/16; Conference dates: 11-13 November 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

The theme for PAMLA 2016, the 114th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held on November 11-13, 2016 at the Westin Pasadena, in Pasadena, California, will be “Archives, Libraries, Properties.” You may submit a paper dealing with this theme, or dealing with a variety of other topics, to one of the more than 130 approved sessions at: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Paper proposals are due by June 10, and must include an approximately 500 word proposal, a 50 word abtract, a paper title, and your contact information.

PAMLA 2016: The New Italians: Migrant Stories in Literature and Film (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

In recent years Italy has acquired a heterogeneous population that has become the centre of political manipulations but also of artistic expressions by Italian authors and migrants alike. This session invites critical reflections on literary and cinematic expressions by or about the new Italians. Comparative approaches are also welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

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