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CFP for Two MELUS-sponsored panels at the 2017 MLA

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 2:12pm
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MELUS
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We invite colleagues to submit individual paper abstracts to the two following MELUS panels for the MLA (Modern Language Association) 2017 Convention on Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA:

1. "Ecocritical Engagements with American Multiethnic Literature"
This is a MELUS panel.
How do multiethnic literatures give shape to their narratives from an ecocritical perspective? How do ecocritical takes on multiethnic American literature inform our understanding of American literature writ large? Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Brief abstract and 1-page CV to Christopher González (Chris.Gonzalez@tamuc.edu) by Mar. 27, 2016.

Poverty, Welfare, & Religion: Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:36pm
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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Jewish Family Service
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Poverty, Welfare, & Religion:
Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
An Interdisciplinary, National Conference Engaging Working Poverty
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Cincinnati, Ohio – December 4-6, 2016

This conference brings together scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and clergy to address issues of working poverty in the United States. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the working poor as "people who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force (that is, working or looking for work) but whose incomes still fell below the official poverty level."*

[REMINDER] Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:50pm
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University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

Wreck Park Journal is Accepting Essays and Reviews for Summer Issue

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:15pm
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Wreck Park Journal

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

CFP special issue The Diva, abstract deadline 10 April 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:37pm
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Digressions: Amsterdam Journal of Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, and Creative Writing
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Digressions is a student-edited academic journal based at VU University Amsterdam. We publish articles on critical theory and cultural analysis; reviews of books, films, and art exhibitions; and pieces of creative writing. This way, we aim to provide a platform for talented master's and Ph.D. students to share their research.

Call for papers, special issue on The Diva.

In her hyper-audibility, -visibility, and -artificiality, the Diva constitutes a privileged site for cultural analysis and critical theory. Numerous conflicting (identity) discourses intersect in this figure, including:

Signs CFP: Displacement; Submissions due Sept 15, 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:01pm
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Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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Call for Papers: Signs Special Issue: Displacement

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled “Displacement,” slated for publication in spring 2018.

CFP: Celebrating Communities of Practice in Digital Humanities | #DF16RU | 4/15/16 |Rice U 9/22-24/16

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:14am
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Spencer Keralis / Digital Frontiers
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In celebration of its Fifth Anniversary, Digital Frontiers invites members of the digital humanities community to submit proposals sharing their passions as they engage in digital endeavors. Proposals that discuss how digital researchers situate themselves within this community of practice will be especially welcomed. http://digital-frontiers.org/conference/2016/info/call-proposals

Digital Frontiers 2016 | September 22-24, 2016 | Rice University, Houston, Texas | Keynote Speakers: Roopika Risam (Salem State) & Patrick Meier (Digital Humanitarians)

Second Call for Papers: "Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century"

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:04am
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Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal
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Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Rivas – Fernandez - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – via Skype

"Queers Read This: LGBTQ Literature Now," a special issue of GLQ Due March 31, 2017

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:57pm
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Shante Paradigm Smalls
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Special Issue: "Queers Read This": LGBTQ Literature Now
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Volume 23.2/3

Issue Guest Editors:
Ramzi Fawaz (Assistant Professor, English, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Shanté Paradigm Smalls (Assistant Professor, English, St. John's University)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Publication Date: April 2018

Revolutionary Genders - Sibeal Annual Conference

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:15pm
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Sibeal Feminist and Gender Studies Network

CALL FOR PAPERS - REVOLUTIONARY GENDERS

Deadline for submissions: September 21, 2016

Conference dates: November 18 & 19, 2016, NUI Galway

The quest for equality always involves change, sometimes revolutionary change. This change, this revolution can be slow, living in the shadows, waiting for the moment to strike. Or it can be loud, visible and quick. Either way the landscape is changed.
In the wake of a revolution what remains? What is left behind? What changes? And for whom? What compromises are made?

After the Visual Turn: Boundaries of Print Culture

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:24pm
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Lisa Chinn/ Emory University

What can sound studies tell us about the printed word? What kinds of intersections exist between sound and print modes of reproduction? What has visual culture taught us about print culture, and how are we now going beyond the visual to understand the printed word?

This MLA 2017 panel will examine conception, production, and dissemination of the printed word with and beyond the visual, including intermediality or sound studies. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Lisa Chinn lisa.marie.chinn@gmail.com

Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis--Call for Video and Short Essays

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 11:23am
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis / Ohio University
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At Parlour, we accept Growl Posts, video lectures, and video presentations on a rolling basis. These types of content need not relate to the theme of an upcoming issue.

A Growl Post is a short essay responding to a text using few, if any, secondary sources. Named for John Jarndyce's "Growlery" in Dickens' Bleak House, the Growlery is a space to express and ruminate on issues "unsuitable" for the parlour. However, Growls do not need to exclusively express "ill humour." Funny, edgy, witty, dark—Growls may contemplate or approach a text from any perspective. Growl Posts should follow current MLA guidelines and be approximately 1500-2500 words in length.

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