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Extended Call for Papers – Special Issue on Animal Alterity (Deadline Jan 15) - Otherness: Essays and Studies 6.1

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 5:51am
Otherness: Essays and Studies

The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Animal Alterity, Spring 2016.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:41pm
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship

Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10–12, 2016

Hosted by the graduate program in History & Culture at Drew, the Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference provides an opportunity for current graduate students and early career scholars to present their work in an academic setting.

New Feminist Publication: RAG QUEEN PERIODICAL-Call for prose and poetry

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:11pm
Rag Queen Periodical

We are preparing to launch a brand new postmodern omnifem publication: Rag Queen Periodical. We are seeking submissions in POETRY AND PROSE.

Écriture féminine. This term is what we had in mind when establishing Rag Queen. We want to feature writing about the embodiment of womanhood, regardless of how that's manifested in your life.

We are interested in deviating from neoliberal, corporate feminism and instead focusing on subverting the erasure of female agency and identity. Nuance, intersectionality, and evocative storytelling are our signposts.

Drawing from varied womynfluences, we set sail on a spring tide into, as Betty Friedan would say, "Woman: The Fourth Dimension."

December 2015 issue of the IJHCS (Call for papers)

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:30pm
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, French language and cultural studies for the October-December 2015 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015. Issue Publication Date: December 2015. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage (http://ijhcschiefeditor.wix.com/ijhcs#!submission-guidelines/c24vq)

Contributions have to be sent to:


Polish Journal for American Studies 10/2016 (Deadline: February 25, 2016)

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:06pm
Polish Association for American Studies

"Polish Journal for American Studies" is a yearbook of the Polish Association for American Studies, published with the support of the University of Warsaw. PJAS publishes scholarly work in such fields of American studies as literature, culture, the arts, the media, history, politics, social sciences and others. The articles should be 5000 to 9000 words in length and follow the MLA format for citations. PJAS is a print journal with an immediate electronic release on its website. Feel invited to browse through the journal's archive:
For further information please contact PJAS chief editor Marek Paryz at:

America's southern cultures and identities: language, customs, literature

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:45pm
South Carolina State University, Department of English and the South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC)

South Carolina State University's Department of English and The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host an inter-disciplinary Conference on October 7, 2016.

Conference Theme: America's southern cultures and identities: language, customs, literature.

Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics 3.1 (April 2016)

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 2:44pm
Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its April 2016 issue. For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. Articles may explore literary texts, film, music, trends in cultural criticism and "theory," or issues of wider social and political concern. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.

The 6th Summer Session of the Institute for World Literature, Harvard University

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:58am
The Institute for World Literature

Following our inaugural sessions in Beijing (2011), Istanbul (2012), Harvard (2013), Hong Kong (2014), and Lisbon (2015), the Institute for World Literature directed by David Damrosch invites you once again at Harvard, for a four-week session of seminars and lectures on the theory and practice of world literature offered by some of the leading names in world literary studies today:


Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 1:52am
The James Joyce Italian Foundation


The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016

Please visit the James Joyce Italian Foundation website for information about the "Giorgio Melchiori Grants" to take part in the conference: http://thejamesjoyceitalianfoundation.wordpress.com/

Confirmed speakers: Paola Pugliatti, Klaus Reichert, Laura Pelaschiar, Valerie Benejam

Charity and Children's Literature

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 9:26pm
Kristine Moruzi

Charity and Children's Literature

Special issue of Papers: Explorations in Children's Literature

Edited by Kristine Moruzi, Deakin University

Theorizing Irish-Hyphenate Literary and Cultural Studies

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:51pm
American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) Annual Meeting 2016 University of Notre Dame

This panel welcomes submissions on theorizing Irish-hyphenate (Irish-Canadian, Irish-American, Irish-Caribbean, etc.) literary and cultural studies. Given the conference theme of "The Worlding of Irish Studies" this panel will consider how "non-Irish" national boundaries and national literary histories complicate in practical and theoretical ways Irish-hyphenate studies. How do the critical discourses and methodological assumptions of disciplines within the "non-Irish" part of the hyphenate inflect and shape literary and cultural studies of Irish-hyphenate texts? More broadly, what is the relationship between Irish Studies and, for example, Irish American studies or Irish Canadian studies?

Sarah Piatt Panel at ALA (San Francisco, CA May 2016) January 18, 2016 deadline for proposals.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 5:22pm
Mary Wearn / Middle Georgia State University

This is a call for a proposed panel for the for the 27th annual American Literature Association conference.

Sarah Piatt at 180 and Palace - Burner at 15: the View from 2016

2016 will mark the 180th anniversary of Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt's birth and the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking publication of Paula Bernat Bennett's Palace - Burner, the first modern anthology of the poet's work. Since her mid-nineteenth-century arrival on America's literary scene, Sarah Piatt has been recognized for her "womanly" subject matter and ethos, and the "feminine" quality of her poetry has been aptly characterized by nineteenth-century British author Alice Meynell "not as a grace, but as a force."