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Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:28pm
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

'When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.'
(Henry David Thoreau)

Throughout history the complex and contested idea of progress has held wide-ranging implications for literature and literary criticism. We see the meanings and consequences of progress translated across world literature, from The Pilgrim's Progress to the Futurist Manifesto; Renaissance Humanism to the Post-Human; from colonialism to postcolonial literature and theory.

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:54pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first four decades of publication; the newly focused JNT showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts.

[UPDATE] Fugitive Environmentalisms-- Deadline Extended to March 1, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:21pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.

Call for Submissions Journal of Veterans Studies April 30, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:14am
Journal of Veterans Studies

The Journal of Veterans Studies invites submissions for its inaugural issue Summer 2016

Journal Focus and Scope
The Journal of Veterans Studies is an open-access, online, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal. The goals of the journal are to further the research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:38pm
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

This Companion will cover the relationship between food and literature in the broadest sense. In recent years, food studies has developed into a solid and distinctly academic field of studies; the relationship between representational structures –such as literature – and the uses of food metaphors that these make has gained significant interest from the academic community, in interdisciplinary and transnational contexts. 'Literary food studies' can be viewed as a new and emerging field of enquiry, which re-evaluates, rethinks and (re-)discovers the importance of food and eating in understanding the ways we live and communicate.

[UPDATE] Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, [DEADLINE February 2 ,2016] [2nd Call]

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:52pm
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies International Graduate Conference

Keynote Speaker: Jasbir Puar
Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

April 8, 2016
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals: Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis (Feb. 1)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:06pm
Molly Wallace / Queen's University

We are seeking proposals for an interdisciplinary anthology, tentatively titled "Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis," that will treat cultural production and practices related to "alternatives"—both critical and creative, descriptive and imaginative—that challenge the unjust and unsustainable systems that dominate at present.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Mental Health in Contemporary Literature (DEADLINE 3/10/16)

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 6:07pm
Isabel Meusen / Modern Language Association

This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the MLA conference 2017 in Philadelphia. Acceptance at the call for paper stage is NOT a guarantee of the session being accepted and running at the MLA 2017.

This proposed special session will explore the relationships and connections between issues in mental health and literature. Submissions for any language dealing with post-1945 literature are welcome. Panelists may consider:

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