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Heresy, Belief, and Ideology: Dissent in Politics and Religion

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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 7:32pm
Second Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies

The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its second biennial conference at New York University, June 1-3, 2016. The conference theme will broadly focus on ideological aspects of heresy in both religion and politics. Throughout history, definitions of "heresy" have been crucial to defining "orthodox" belief, worship, and practice. Indeed, every faith, ideology, and institution must struggle over what is deemed heretical as part of defining what is deemed normative, and it is hard to imagine any ideology (even an anti-ideology ideology) that does not draw a boundary to mark what is subversive or unacceptable.

CFPanelists: "Black Narratives of Home/Property in American Literature" [DUE 1.25.16]

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Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 6:01pm
American Studies Association

Toni Morrison writes in her first novel 'The Bluest Eye' (1970): "Knowing that there was such a thing as outdoors bred in us a hunger for property, for ownership. The firm possession of a yard, a porch, a grape arbor. Propertied black people spent all their energies, all their love, on their nests" (18). This passage brings immediately to mind the thematic preoccupation with property and landholding throughout American literary history—from Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'House of the Seven Gables' to William Faulkner's Sutpen's Hundred, Willa Cather's Blue Mesa to Arthur Miller's Willy Loman—and the place of Black narrative within that tradition.

UPDATE Star Trek

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Friday, December 25, 2015 - 9:12pm
Nadine Farghaly

Since its premiere on September 8, 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek has become one of the icons of science fiction. With the 50th anniversary coming up this collection will focus on gender representations within the Star Trek universe throughout these five decades.

The CEA Critic - An Official Journal of the College English Association (Rolling deadline)

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Friday, December 25, 2015 - 4:31pm
Kenneth Chan / University of Northern Colorado

THE CEA CRITIC is the scholarly journal of the College English Association, a national organization for teachers of college English. THE CEA CRITIC publishes scholarly articles that read closely texts—fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, film, and photography—that English professors study and teach. It celebrates the importance of literary criticism from a variety of approaches and the value of reading and teaching familiar and unfamiliar literary works. This peer-reviewed journal offers three issues annually and is published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Inquis Online Journal

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Friday, December 25, 2015 - 8:48am
INQUIS an online graduate journal of literatures in English

INQUIS is an online, biannual, blind peer-reviewed journal which offers graduate students in the field of literatures in English a chance to make their research known internationally. Considering that literary studies as a field of scholarly study has undergone tremendous changes and challenges, both the practice and theory of literary studies certainly need a thorough scrutiny under the light of new perspectives, new approaches, new interpretations as well as new insights. By including the works of graduate researchers, the journal primarily aims to promote dialogue and to serve as an international forum for young academics and researchers where they can share their ideas and contribute globally to the discussions on studies of literatures in English.

10th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference March 3-5, 2016, Abstracts DUE: Jan. 11, 2016

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Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:42pm
Indiana University Landscape Studies and Department of Geography

Landscape studies is multidisciplinary and has far-reaching academic connections and a diverse array of approaches that give the field its strength. The goal of the Landscape, Space and Place (LSP) conference is to bring together scholars across various disciplinary backgrounds to exchange ideas and consider novel intellectual perspectives. We also hope to encourage a more integrative framework upon which to build the future of the field. As part of the 10th anniversary of this rich and diverse conference, we are inviting faculty and graduate students to contribute abstracts that will comprise workshop-type panels and foster generative discussions about the role of space and place in our research.

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

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Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:19pm
Charles Town International Maroon Conference

Indigenous communities offer models of collective sustainability, territorial sovereignty, ecological justice, and cultural persistence, keenly appealing to a world threatened by environmental pillage and ideological warfare. The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference aims to build 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 disaster that combines transnational commonality with cultural specificity and political purpose.

Call for Proposals: 2017 Special Issue of Studies in the Novel

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Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:06pm
Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel welcomes proposals for its Fall 2017 special issue on any topic pertaining to the novel, from its origins to the present. Previous special issues have focused on a specific author (David Foster Wallace, Willa Cather) or on a particular category, subgenre, or theme (South African Novel, terrorism, the Graphic Novel). However, we welcome proposals that take a more innovative approach to the tried and true focus on individual novelists or subgenres.

Proposal deadline: February 1, 2016
Contact: Send proposals and questions to studiesinthenovel@unt.edu

Proposal Guidelines:

Prospective guest editors should submit a proposal that provides:

Call for Papers and Creative Writing 02/15/16

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Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 10:16am
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

the quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th February 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

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