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Urban Humanities Convergence | March 16-18, 2016

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:59pm
Essex County College Humanities Division

Urban Humanities Convergence
March 16-18, 2016

As the world becomes more urbanized, we seek to understand how the Humanities engages with and contributes to urban communities. The Urban Humanities Convergence will interrogate notions of urban spaces, identities and movements by bringing together scholars, artists and activists working within these terrains. From anti-gentrification activism to art movements, from urban fiction to graphic novels, the conference will encompass a wide range of disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary inquiry beyond the ivory tower.

Signs: CfP: Stimpson Prize for Feminist Scholarship, Due March 1, 2016

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 2:47pm
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

[UPDATE] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 1/1/2016; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:11am
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

***Submission deadline extended to 1/1/16***
Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Border Crossings:Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific (5–8 July 2017))

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 3:52pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers and Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Border Crossings:Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific

Society for the Study of American Women Writers & Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Dates: 5th – 8th July 2017

Venue: Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France

Conference director: Stéphanie Durrans

To maintain a continuity with our previous conference (in Philadelphia, November 2015) on liminality and hybrid lives, we would like this first SSAWW conference in Europe to address the significance of "border crossing[s]" in the lives and works of American women writers.

"Flows and Undercurrents: Dimensions of (Im)mobility in North America", June 2-4, 2016 [Deadline: February 7, 2016]

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 3:23pm
Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

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From lived realities to theoretical discourses, issues of mobility are at the core of many contemporary debates both within North America and globally. (Im)mobility transcends disciplinary boundaries and topics, generating disparate perspectives surrounding movements of people, capital and ideas. Migration, in particular, has become the focus of much recent analytical attention. As movements of people continue to gain focus, practices of immobility and exclusion are underscored.

"Wait, I'm not allowed in the feminist club?"

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:50pm
Rag Queen Periodical

Call for submissions:
"Wait, I'm not allowed in the feminist club?"
Many women feel completely left out of the feminist movement. Intersectional feminism hopes to tackle this very issue.
We are interested in narratives which portray the feelings of separation or marginalization from feminism due to lack of representation within the feminist movement.
Some topics to consider:
• Ableism
• "Rich, white feminism"
• Postcolonialism
• Transfeminism

Who Can Submit:
You can, that's who! We accept poetry, non-fiction prose, and fiction prose from all genders and sexes as long as they advocate for women.

Hypercultura - Community and Communication - deadline extension

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:08pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal

Dear all,

We just to let you know that we have decided to extend the deadline for article submissions until February, 1st, 2016. It doesn't matter whether you have or have not attended our conference this spring, if you think you might contribute an article here, you are more than welcome!

All articles should be in English. Those who pass the peer-review process will be first published in in online/ e-journal version of Hypercultura, so that you may have them before the print version as such.

EXTENDED DEADLINE 15 JANUARY The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:19am
13th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference

In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.

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