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4th BAKEA Symposium 7-8-9 October 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:40am
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4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium
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BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.

Biography and/as Experimental Fiction, 5 June

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:54am
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Goldsmiths University of London

This one-day conference deals with intersections of biography and/as experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries. While for scientists an experiment is a common way of proving or disproving a hypothesis and thus of arriving at certainties, fiction writers have long been demonstrating that literary experiments tend to have the opposite effect: they open up alternative and multiple ways of reading and pose new epistemological challenges.

[UPDATE] CSUF Acacia Conference 2015 Submission Deadline Extended to February 21st 2015!

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:29pm
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The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due EXTENDED: Saturday 21 February 2015

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision of American Culture [UPDATE] - Submission Deadline Nov. 15, 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:41pm
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Humanities Education and Research Association (www.h-e-r-a.org)

Spring 2016 Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture

Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies DUE Feb 15

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:09am
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Bettina Love/University of Georgia
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Call for Papers
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
Identities, Gender Performances & Pedagogical Practices of Black and Brown Lesbian Educators
Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2015
Guest Editor: Bettina L. Love (blove@uga.edu)
The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of the Identities, Gender Performances & Pedagogical Practices of Black and Brown Lesbian Educators.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 4:55am
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HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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HYPERION UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
THE
"LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" DEPARTMENT
CALL FOR PAPERS

THE DEPARTMENT OF "LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" OF
THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES

INVITES YOU
TO SEND PAPER PROPOSALS TO OUR CONFERENCE ENTITLED
COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE
Date: 12 March, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

[UPDATE] Introduction to Literature Blog

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 7:59pm
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Introduction to Literature Blog

Introduction to Literature: Unique Approaches for Teaching Commonly Assigned Texts is a newly developing blog page which will feature blog posts that include theoretical foundations and assignment specifics as well as narratives of reflective practice for many of the most frequently assigned literary works in introductory-level literature courses. We are specifically looking for unique and engaging activities that create opportunities for students to interact with commonly assigned texts. Submissions of assignments for both face-to-face and online classrooms are encouraged; additionally, contributors are welcomed to discuss how one assignment could be successfully implemented both face-to-face and online.

[UPDATE] FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION - JAN. 26th: "Freaks and Geeks"

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:04pm
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University of Calgary English Department Free Exchange Graduate Conference
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"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

Adoption Studies -- MLA Convention 2016

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:25am
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Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
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The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its session at the MLA Annual Convention in Austin, TX. January 7-10, 2016.

Comparative Approaches to Adoption

This panel considers how disciplines of Comparative Studies (including Comparative Literature, Comparative Race, and Comparative Media Studies) can provide insight on adoption and its representations. Topics might include representations of adoption in non-Anglophone texts, adoption across different media (print, film, television, graphic novels, videogames, curated collections, Youtube videos, apps), and comparative approaches to thinking about adoption in relation to diverse ethnic and national communities.

Subversive Lehigh Valley Journal-- Call for Papers

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 8:30am
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard (www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Lehigh Valley Vanguard is seeking submissions of critical prose which showcase community-oriented and/or activist work that provides social commentary on diverse dimensions of human suffering, such as poverty, marginalization, racism, and political, structural, and gender-based violence. Those accepted will be published in our open-access online journal.

Submissions may take a variety of approaches to this topic: historical, polemical, examination of literary works, book reviews.

CfP: Global History Student Conference April 24-25 in Berlin

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 6:08am
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Björn Holm

Good day!

We - an international group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Free University Berlin - would like to inform You about a conference in Global History for bachelor and graduate students, April 24-25 in Berlin. (We will be able to cover some travel and accommodation expenses.) Our idea is to provide a venue for ambitious students to spread and discuss their projects with a larger audience. This conference presents a very good opportunity to broaden perspectives ahead of future challenges. We accept texts written in English, Spanish, French and Italian, and the discussions will be held in English.

Death/Work: Afterlives of the Black Mortuary—ASA 2015 Toronto

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:27pm
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American Studies Association

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel investigating "the black mortuary," an analytic that considers the place of the black deceased within cultural, economic, and intellectual practices. Informed, in part, by Vincent Brown's groundbreaking text The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery, this panel will explore the conceptual and constitutive work that racial death performs. We invoke a popular African American colloquialism, "who's got the body," to locate the contested ownerships of the (deceased) black body. And we ask, how might the corporeal remnants of blackness foreshadow new possibilities for myriad forms of oppositional action?

Poetry / Art Call for Submissions for Inaugural Issue

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:36pm
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Duke University Poetry Working Group

The Invisible Bear is currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions for its inaugural volume on or before our submission deadline, Sunday, February 1st, 2015. Please submit via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name and the category of your piece (ex: "Joe Writer, Poetry") in the subject line of your message. Please attach your poem(s) (one per page) in a .doc or .docx (for images: .tiff, .jpg, .png) and leave off any name or contact information in your attachment. Limit your submissions from 1-5 pieces. Allow at least five weeks after the deadline date before inquiring about the status of your submission.

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

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:20pm
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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)

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