category: theory

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference, April 29-30, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University.
contact email: 
chandri@mcmaster.ca, eswaranb@mcmaster.ca,

History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference
John Douglas Taylor Conference, April 29-30, 2016

NeMLA panel: Translation and Spirituality. March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (2016 convention)
contact email: 
siobhanander@umass.edu

The study of translation systems as a central mode of inquiry into a culture’s literary history has led to fascinating case studies in the growth, destabilization, and/or renewal of religious and po

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

CFP for Edited Collection - Seeing Animals: Derrida, Visuality, and Exposures of the Human

full name / name of organization: 
James Tink / Sarah Bezan
contact email: 
jmtink@g-mail.tohoku-university.jp

Editors:
James Tink (Tohoku University, Japan)
Sarah Bezan (University of Alberta, Canada)

[REMINDER] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

Reading religious texts as literature. Re-writing religion; undoing the misogyny.

full name / name of organization: 
Tapati Bharadwaj
contact email: 
tbharadwaj@yahoo.com

This is a call for papers for a collection that will look at literary-feminist interpretations/ re-readings of Hindu religious primary texts.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

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