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The Apollonian--Submissions and Proposals for Vol. III

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:25am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian—Call for Papers for Vol. III, Issue 1 and Issue 2
For our Vol. III, Issue 1, to be published in March, 2016 we seek essays on the following issues:
The Syrian refugee crisis
The Paris attacks
Mass killings in the USA
Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

[ image here ] Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:35pm
Film and Visual Studies PhD Program and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

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Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition
Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
April 7-9, 2016

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This conference seeks to elaborate the turn to non-representation in recent philosophy, media theory, art, and related fields. We invite contributions that trace non-representational strategies––in theory and practice––across history, media, and disciplines.

10th International IDEA Conference "Studies in English" April 14th – 16th 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:52pm
Bogazici University

Founded in 2005, IDEA is the Turkish national association for English studies. As a member of ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) IDEA aims at bringing together academics working in the fields of linguistics, literature, language teaching and cultural studies . This year we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of IDEA conferences at Bogazici University, Istanbul, the host venue of the very 1st conference.

Our conference accepts papers in a wide range of topics from many different fields of "Studies in English". Some of the major fields are:

Literature, Cultural and Critical Studies, Linguistics, Language Teaching and Translation Studies

Please submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) to:


Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:24am
Dawn Keetley and Elizabeth Erwin

The Walking Dead franchise has become a popular culture juggernaut that shows no signs of slowing down. Yet, despite its soaring popularity, there has been a longstanding critique that the franchise, in both its comic book and television incarnations, advocates an explicitly patriarchal and predominantly white world order. Zombie narratives have shown themselves to be uniquely qualified to deconstruct the many illusions (and injustices) of our social order, so why have so many felt that The Walking Dead has only hardened the conventional boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality?

[UPDATE] Inquis Online Journal

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:07am

INQUIS an online graduate journal of literatures in English

Watermark: Graduate Student Journal - Deadline to Submit: Feb. 8, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:55pm
Watermark: California State University, Long Beach

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. Watermark also accepts reviews of recent books published in these fields of study. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, February 8, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.

Re/Inventions: Altern[arr]atives (April 2016)

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:52pm
California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.

Re/Inventions 2016 : Altern[arr]atives
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach
Abstract Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016

This interdisciplinary conference encourages abstracts that explore the theme of Altern[arr]atives from a wide range of fields and disciplines. The theme this year welcomes narratives that challenge dominant discourse and/or suggest alternatives. Suggested topics and schools of thought include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fellowship Opportunity

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 3:16pm
Maria DiFrancesco on behalf of NeMLA

The NeMLA Summer Fellowship Program Summer fellowships up to $1,500 are intended to defray the cost of traveling incurred by researchers in pursuing their work-in-progress over the summer. Fellowships primarily support untenured junior faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. All applicants will be notified before the convention. Recipients of the Summer Fellowship are announced at the Open Brunch held on Sunday, March 20, at the Hartford 2016 Convention. Awardees will be asked to create a poster (digital or hard copy), which will be showcased at the Baltimore 2017 convention. To apply, please visit fellowships/summer-fellowships.html. Deadline: February 6, 2016.

Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference: Toward a Borderless Indigenous Community June 23-26, 2016, Charles T

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 2:10pm
Charles Town Maroon Council

Indigenous communities offer models of collective sustainability, territorial sovereignty, ecological justice, and cultural persistence keenly appealing to a world threatened by environmental rapine and ideological warfare. The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference aims at nothing less than building a global indigenous community without borders. Legacy of the recently deceased Colonel Frank Lumsden, leader of the Charles Town Maroons, this vision of global unity among geographically distinct yet politically allied indigenous communities advances an alternative to global woes that combines transnational commonality with cultural specificity and political purpose.