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Humor and Activism in America (SAMLA 2018)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15am
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sometimes we have to laugh to keep from crying...and many people, especially today, use humor as a form of critique and resistance. This panel welcomes abstracts on any aspect of humor and activism in America. By May 16, 2018, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief biographical statement (inclusive of academic affiliation and contact information), and A/V requirements to Autumn Lauzon, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, at autumn.lauzon@uncp.edu

This panel is an affiliated session with SAMLA 90 (November 2-4, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama).

Failed Cinema

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:17pm
San Francisco State Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Conference Dates: October 18th-19th, 2018.

Keynote Speaker: Richard T. Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside

Deadline for Submissions: August 1st, 2018


American Literature in France, 1917-1967: the role of cultural intermediaries and mediators

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:18pm
Université de Rennes 2
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium will look at how American literature was taken up into French culture over a fifty-year period bounded by two defining moments in French-US relations: 1917, when the US entered World War I, and 1967, when NATO troops withdrew from French soil.

The Cine-Files, special issue on animals in cinema

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:16pm
The Cine-Files
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

The Cine-Files, Issue 14 (Fall 2018)

Special issue on Animals in Cinema

Submission Deadline:  July 30, 2018


The Cine-Files, an online journal of cinema scholarship, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2018 special issue on animals in the cinema that will be edited by Catherine Grant and Tracy Cox-Stanton. 

We seek submissions for scholarly essays (4000-6000 words) that explore the significance of non-human animals in moving image studies.  These essays will comprise the peer-reviewed, “featured scholarship” portion of issue 14.

Infinite Rust Literary Journal, Call for Submissions

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:15pm
Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

INFINITE RUST is Texas Southern University's quarterly online literary arts journal showcasing creative work. We publish short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and essays, as well as art and photography. The goal of our publication is to assemble a variety of literary and artistic styles and a broad range of voices, perspectives, and life experiences.

The theme of our Fall 2018 issue is “Home.” We are interested in your perspective relating to ideas such as the meaning of home, immigration, marginalization, nationalism, ownership, comfort, security, displacement, boundaries, and identity.

Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis​ 1.1 “Practices of Listening”

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:10pm
Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 27, 2018

Call for papers – ​Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis​ 1.1 “Practices of Listening”

For the first issue of ​Soapbox​, a graduate journal for cultural analysis, we invite submissions that explore listening as a critical practice. With this topic, we aim to bring together accounts of listening as both a method and object of analysis, including everyday practices and new modes of research that articulate who or what can listen and who or what can be heard.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, "Playing Our Part: Social Hierarchy and the Performance of Class in Literature"

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:24pm
John D. Schwetman / University of Minnesota Duluth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

While historically a product of birthright, and more recently associated with merit, social class has always presented itself as a set of expectations setting the stage for encounters between unfamiliar people. Whether sincerely or in masquerade, everyone adopts a social class as a role to be played before an audience. In line with this year’s conference theme “Acting, Roles, and Stages,” this panel, examines social class as performance and focuses on literary works across genres and eras that present class accordingly. From estates satire to the minstrel show, from social realism to the theater of the absurd, we will consider ways that literature either enacts the performance of class or dramatizes its enactment.

NYCEA 2018 Conference: “Embedding English: Literature and Writing in Every Field”

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:09pm
The New York College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dear colleagues:

Please find below the call for papers for the annual New York College English Association conference. The conference will take place October 19-20, 2018 at Plaza College in Queens, NY. 

This year's conference theme is ​"Embedding English: Literature and Writing in Every Field."

We are a regional organization of the College English Association, and our annual conference provides a welcoming environment for faculty and graduate students presenting papers. 

Planned Collection on Lacan's Seminar 8: Transference

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:15am
Jonathan M. Dickstein and Gautam Basu Thakur
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

We are inviting commentary-length (3000-word) submissions for a planned collection on Lacan's Seminar 8.  Interested contributors are requested to get in touch with the collection editors by email by May 30, 2018. Please attach in your message a c.v. and a short note describing your interest in the project and why you would be a good addition to the collection (no more than 150 words). In your note, please list the chapter or chapters from Lacan’s seminar of most interest to you. At this point, available chapters are: 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 24.  Collection editors are:Jonathan M.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Extended Deadline Conference CFP, "Italian"

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:21pm
Enrico Vettore / California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to let you know that the deadline to submit your abstract to the panel "Italian" has been extended to June 27!

The Italian panel is open to a wide range of papers topics dealing with Italian literature and culture. This year, we are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." For this reason, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience, in connection to the session's topic of Italian literature and culture are particularly welcome.

Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:14am
Patricia Nuriel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanitiessolicits submissions for a special issue on Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film, guest edited by Luca Barattoni (Clemson University) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College). The growing field of Jewish Latin American film studies in recent years accounts for the increasing presence of Jewish characters and cultural subjects in Latin American cinema. Since their early days, the Jews were among the innovators of the film and music industries in Latin America. However, cinematographic representations of Jewish topics started emerging only after the mid-20th century.

Folklore/Mythology: CFP for the PAMLA Annual Conference (Bellingham, Washington)

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:13am
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PAMLA's Folklore and Mythology session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of ancient or modern folklore or mythology, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Acting, Roles, Stages."

The 116th Annual PAMLA conference will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

Please submit your proposal to the PAMLA website, at http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Pleas contact Charles Hoge (at hoge@msudenver.edu) if you have any questions.

Levinas, Displacement & Repair - Extended Deadline

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:01pm
North American Levinas Society - July 31 - August 3
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Emmanuel Levinas writes extensively about the temptations of knowledge and the seductions of intelligibility and intentional consciousness as they enable a fascination for ontology, power, and war. For nearly 13 years, the North American Levinas Society has worked to preserve and focus this critique through social apertures that privilege questions of historical violence, transgenerational suffering, memory and repair.