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Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 2:25pm
2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)

The Modern Languages and Literature Department of California Baptist University is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, to be held in Riverside, California, on May 12-14, 2016. Our conference theme is "Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words."

NARRATOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART (Deadline for submission: 31st March 2016).

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 12:41pm
«Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature»

First Issue of «Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature».
Deadline for the submission of articles: 31st March 2016.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:49am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.


Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 9:29pm
Socrates: Scholarly research Journal

Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.

We accept paper submission from 22 Disciplines and 3 languages (English- Hindi- Persian).
It is recommended for Authors to read our Editorial Policies and Current Openings for submission before making paper submission.
There is no Article Submission fee,No Article Processing fee and no Publication Fees
Papers would be selected on the basis of authenticity, originality and depth of research.
Authors should provide complete Metadata for their paper whenever they make a paper submission.
Deadline For Regular Paper Submission: February 15, 2016

Troubling Queerness: New Directions in Queer of Color Critique

Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 2:31pm
Northwestern University QPGSA

Queer studies is at a crossroads. The Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality, in conjunction with unparalleled advances in political inclusion, and widespread visibility for queer and transgender people have greatly influenced the public sphere. At the same time, recent theoretical turns away from anti-normativity as a guiding principle have called into question the utility of the appellation 'queer.' Tensions between the extreme levels of violence and poverty for people at the margins of "queerness," particularly trans people of color, and this widespread visibility and political inclusion, raise important questions for queer studies today.

Chapter Proposals for "Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment"

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 6:39pm
D. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by March 1, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science. Chapters exploring any of the world's literary traditions, within any genre and during any period, are especially welcome.

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th 2016]

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 6:18pm
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.


Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Submission Guidelines:
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.


Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 1:06pm
NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University

Glocal* Symposium
NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University, April 22nd 2016

In collaboration with the New York Posthuman Research Group
we are delighted to announce the second Glocal Symposium,
New York University (NYU), Liberal Studies Program

Terrible Beauty [Deadline Extended to 1/30/2016]

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 8:22pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"