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Grant: Romance Novels, Writers and Readers, all fields; Due Dec. 1, 2015

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 10:41am
Romance Writers of America

Romance Writers of America announces the eleventh annual Research Grant competition. The grant program seeks to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to anthropology, communications, cultural studies, education, English language and literature, gender studies, linguistics, literacy studies, psychology, rhetoric, and sociology. Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome. The ultimate goal of proposals should be significant publication in major journals or as a monograph from an academic press. RWA does not fund creative work (such as novels or films).
Grant amount: $5,000

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:29pm
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

PerFORMance: Reinventing and Revising Literary Form in Multi-Ethnic Literature (MELUS, March 3-6, 2016)

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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:39am
Erin Wedehase (Wake Technical Community College) and Leah Milne (University of Indianapolis)

This panel invites papers that explore how multi-ethnic authors perform unconventional identities by manipulating readers' expectations of formal conventions of literature. As Trinh Minh-ha says, "Clarity is a means of subjection, a quality both of official, taught language and of correct writing, two old mates of power." By revising form and genre to avoid outright clarity, do authors revise society's expectations for their characters and for themselves as artists?

ALA May 2016 Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:22am
American Literature Association / Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.

Twenty-First Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture **NEW LOCATION**

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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 4:02pm
Ottawa University

Twenty-First Conference On Baseball in Literature and Culture

April 1, 2016

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address: TBA

Luncheon Speaker: Former Kansas City Royal Frank White

The twenty-first annual Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is soliciting 1-2 page proposals for presentations to be given at the conference on Friday, April 1, 2016. Presenters will have 15 minutes. Proposals should summarize the talk as clearly as possible. The conference theme defines "culture" loosely: in addition to baseball literature, topics could include the following:

UPDATE: Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (11/09; 06/18-06/19 2016)

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:13am
Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Masculinities special issue | Writing from Below

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:25am
Writing from Below

Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities - the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.

We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Do not be limited. Be brave. Play with form, style, and genre. We welcome submissions from across (and outside of, against and up against) the disciplinary spectrum.

Topics might include (but should not be limited to):

Object Emotions: Polemics

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:19pm
Cambridge University

Object Emotions: Polemics
(April 15-16, 2016, Cambridge University)

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

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