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CFP: From the Outside: Narratives from the Othered in the Academy

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 8:45am
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Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick

Call for Proposals

From the Outside:
Narratives from the Othered in the Academy

Editors Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick are proposing a collection of edited essays with the working title "From the Outside," which would collect theorized narratives from a number of positions: non-normative genders, sexualities, and relationships; non-tenured individuals (especially those beyond the MA, MFA, or PhD); racial and ethnic minorities; academics with HIV, AIDS, or other diseases; differently abled individuals; academics from an impoverished and/or working class background; first-generation academics; atheists and members of religious communities; and non-US/international faculty and grad students.

UPDATE: extension seeking additional submisions

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 10:48pm
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SYMBOLISM: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue of SYMBOLISM: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
Focus on Caribbean symbolic forms

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces (Submission deadline : 20 Jan 2015)

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:04pm
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English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst

[http://umassego.com/conference/]

We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.

Performing the Social, Texas Tech Annual Comparative Literature Symposium, April 10-11, 2015

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 5:58pm
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Texas Tech University
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Some would argue that performance has always been social. The origins of Western performance are often charted through rituals, liturgy, mysteries, and morality plays, and Eastern performance through folklore, poetry, music, and dance. The popularity of plays by Kalidasa, Gao Ming, Shakespeare, Moliere, and others, in their times and beyond it, has depended in part on their ability to represent the social in ways that resonate for audiences today.

debbie tucker green international symposium, 21 November 2015, University of Lincoln, UK

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:32am
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Dr Siân Adiseshiah, University of Lincoln, UK

First International Symposium on the work of debbie tucker green

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Lynette Goddard, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Deirdre Osborne, Goldsmiths, University of London

Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts and Lincoln's 21st Century Research Group are delighted to announce the 2015 Contemporary Playwriting Symposium, dedicated this year to debbie tucker green.

On 21 November 2015, there will be a one-day symposium bringing together scholars, theatre practitioners and students to discuss tucker green's demanding, innovative, urgent theatre.

UPDATE: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction, Children's Literature Association 2015 Confernece

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:28am
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Miranda Green-Barteet and Meghan Gilbert-Hickey/Children's Literature Association
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ChLA 2015 Conference, June 18-20, 2015: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization:
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey & Miranda Green-Barteet/Children's Literature Association
contact email:
RaceinYAlit@gmail.com

Panel Proposal for 2015 Children's Literature Association Conference: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction

Call for Submissions: Aporetic Press

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 11:17am
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Aporetic Press
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Aporetic Press is inviting the submission of proposals for edited collections and scholarly monographs in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, media and cultural studies, as well as fiction and poetry related to the Gothic, horror, weird, speculative, cyberpunk and science fiction. In the case of literary works a sample chapter or an indicative selection is preferred in lieu of a proposal. Full manuscripts should not be sent unsolicited.

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:07pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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Deadline: January 25, 2015

Contact Information:

Editor: Kevin MacDonnell

Email: sjuhumanities@gmail.com

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."

-Wallace Stevens

Melodrama - Graduate Conference - Deadline January 10 - Conference February 13

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:27pm
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Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

[Update: Deadline Extension] CFP: Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 6:55pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

A colloquium to be hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

New Deadline:
January 16, 2015

Conference Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while the question maintains its relevance, isn't it about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts produced and the environments in which they are produced?

Call for Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Papers

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 3:27pm
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Powerlines - Online journal published by the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park
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Powerlines is a graduate student-run online journal and welcomes work that exhibits or complements interdisciplinary approaches to producing knowledge. We feature scholarly and artistic production that enriches understandings of identity and difference, cultures of the everyday, and the politics of power. Specifically, we invite submissions that foreground questions concerning disability, sexuality, gender, race, class, and nation in work that approaches these and other categories of difference from American studies, material and visual culture studies, performance studies, women's studies, public or social history, sociology, anthropology, English, geography, the digital humanities, and related fields.

Passages @ Georgetown, Feb 21, Submissions EXTENDED to January 9, 2015

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
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Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
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- PASSAGES -
The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
Georgetown University
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD and Samantha Pinto, PhD

Deadline for Proposals: EXTENDED to January 9, 2015

The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.

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