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[UPDATE] Abstract Deadline Extended: 11/1/15 | 21st Southwest English Symposium, Feb 2nd, 2015

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:18pm
Southwest English Symposium/Arizona State University

Date: February 20th, 2015

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology

We are excited to close out this year's symposium with a poetry reading at a local pub! Attendees are also invited to share their works there, please check out our website or contact us at swes.asu@gmail.com for more information. There will also be a social on Friday

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference--Deadline extended to Nov. 1

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:08pm
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program

The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Proposals by 1 November 2015 For SPACA Conference February 10 - 13, 2016

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 1:52pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2015

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference.

February 10 - 13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2016 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.

[Update] Disability and the Environment in 20th-Century American Literature (Edited Collection; December 1, 2015)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:16pm
Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (edited collection under contract)

I am seeking manuscripts to complete an edited collection, _Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature_, which is focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology. The collection is currently under contract with Lexington Press, and I am looking to add a chapter or two that explores the collection's theme with a particular focus on twentieth-century American literature.

[UPDATE] CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:12pm
Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing Award

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:30pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be located at the Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL, April 1-2, 2016.

Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu

Deadline is February 1, 2016.

Journal of Florida Literature

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:27pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

Call For Papers

Since 1988, THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE has published material relevant to the life, works, and friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Yearling and many other widely respected and beloved works, including Cross Creek, Cross Creek Cookery, South Moon Under, and Golden Apples.

The journal also publishes critical articles on works of other Florida writers or writers who use Florida as a locale for their work.

29th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference--April 1-2, 2016

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:09pm
Anna Lillios / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

The 29th Annual MKR Conference
The Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL
April 1-2, 2016

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society invites you to attend the 29th Annual Rawlings Conference, which will take place at the beautiful Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville. The locale was chosen in honor of Rawlings Society founder, Phil May, who lives a few miles from the club.

Request for book proposals: monographs and edited collections

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:19am
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an independent academic publisher, committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Founded by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge, we publish original academic work across a wide range of subjects, with a particular focus on The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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