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Literatures of the African Diaspora and the Other Arts (SAMLA in Athens, GA, Nov 12-15, 2015)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:43pm
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MELUS
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Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award. A sample from her Ted Talk "We Should All Be Feminists" is featured in Beyoncé's hit song "Flawless." Adichie's nomination, a first for a Nigerian writer, is an exciting demonstration of contemporary intersections of the literature of the African Diaspora and other arts. Adichie first gave her talk to a live audience, it later "went viral" on the video sharing platform Youtube (where Beyoncé accessed the work so inspirational to her developing feminist identification), it was initially published via Kindle, and is forthcoming as a paperback.

REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 12, 2015

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:09am
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HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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Dear all,
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.
Deadline for proposals: February 20, 2015

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:52pm
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Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"

Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

[FINAL CALL] Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, October 1-3, 2015

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:48pm
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Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
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Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, lemoyne.edu/slsr
Co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and Syracuse University

Keynote Speakers:
Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School
John Lardas Modern, Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College
Richard Rosengarten, Religion and Literature, Chicago Divinity School
Cynthia Robinson, History of Art, Cornell University
Amila Buturovic, Humanities, York University

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
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University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

[UPDATE] More than Writing Graduate Conference [now with keynote speaker]

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Graduate Scholars of English Association, Minnesota State University Mankato

The Third Annual English Department Graduate Student Conference is a collaborative symposium focused on the written word across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who have professional experiences to share both inside and outside of academia. The conference committee requests presentations from scholars across all English programs including Creative Writing, English Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Writing, and Technical Communication.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:12pm
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Indiana University of Pennsylyvania English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, PA.

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting": 19-21 November 2015

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:46pm
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De Montfort University / European Society for Textual Scholarship
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"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting"

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester England 19-21 November 2015

The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001 to stage a major collective investigation into the state and future of scholarly editing. Our focus is the needs of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute papers are invited on topics such as:

Haki R. Madhubuti

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:56am
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The Journal of Pan African Studies
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The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) seeks papers and multi-media content for a special edition on author, educator, poet, publisher, and institution builder Haki R. Madhubuti.

Papers should explore (but are not limited to):

The Postcolonial Studies Generation: MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 1 March, 2015)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:49am
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South Asian Literary Association
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This panel proposes to investigate the formation of a "Postcolonial Studies Generation": namely, a generation of artists who attended university after the consolidation of postcolonial studies in the academy in the 1980s, and whose artistic production bears the influence of this academic contact. The creative production of this generation includes literature, and extends beyond it, encompassing music, visual art, digital media, and other forms.

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:44am
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Elwood Watson
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INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

Call for Papers

Thematic Issue: Masculinity in the 21st Century

Guest Editor: Elwood D. Watson, East Tennessee State University

Film, Media, and Music Conference (September 2-6, 2015)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 7:37pm
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Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (www.longbeachindie.com) is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intellect, and energy to our 2015 Film, Media, and Music Conference.

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, and/or digital media.

Individual paper proposals should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the professional credentials/affiliations of the author/presenter.

London Conference in Critical Thought June 26-27, 2015

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:52pm
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London Critical Organization

London Conference in Critical Thought 2015: Call for Papers

LCCT 2015: UCL 26-27 June 2015.

CFP DEADLINE: 16 MARCH 2015.

The fourth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:44pm
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MLA / Jessica Kuskey
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Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@ucsc.edu)

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