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Significations CSULA Deadline Extended 2/8/16

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:15am
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.
Paper Topics

Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:31pm
Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.


Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:02pm
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

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

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:35pm
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.

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance (MLA 2017)

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:05pm
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (guaranteed 2017 session)

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its guaranteed session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017.

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:56am
University of North Carolina Wilmington

While it seems as though the Euro-American culture is everywhere globally—from television shows to fast food restaurants, international trade treaties to sanctions and strikes—this conference explores how it actually gets translated, interrogated, adapted, and even re-defined, as it appears in localized contexts across the globe. This conference is interested in scholarship that explores general concerns of global translations of national and regional cultures and subcultures.

Queer at Camp

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:36pm
Kenneth Kidd & Derritt Mason

The American Camp Association reports some 12,000 summer camps in the United States alone, and there are nearly a thousand more in Canada. While especially popular in North America, summer camp is a global affair. Certain iterations of summer camp loom large in the popular imagination – Scout Camp, band camp, bible camp – but camps engage a staggeringly diverse range of interests and activities, from sports to language learning, computing, forensic science, weight loss, and so forth. Some camps are specialized; some have a general education and/or elective curricular structure.