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Authority and Its Discourses Edited Volume

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lynda Chouiten
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Articles in English are sought to complete an edited volume on the theme of authority and its discourses.

Suggested topics:
Authority and gender:
The discourse(s) of patriarchy
The discourse(s) of feminism

Authority and literature:
Representation of authority in literature
The hierarchy of literary genres
Literary canons
Literary prizes and institutions
Literary influence

Authority and academia:
Knowledge and authority
Quotations and authoritative argument
The evolution of the teacher/learner relationship

CFP - Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music, May 27-30, 2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 2:47pm
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French Association of American Studies

AFEA Conference - University of La Rochelle, FRANCE, May 27-30, 2015
Popular Music Workshop
Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music
David Diallo (Université de Bordeaux) and Elsa Grassy (Université de Strasbourg)

NYPL Short Term Research Fellowships

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:44am
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New York Public Library
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The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply. Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.

CFP: ASA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, October 8-11, 2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:41am
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Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association
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The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, October 8-11, 2015.

In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2015 Annual Meeting theme: "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance." We likewise encourage panel submissions that engage the Canadian sportscape and its role in the sporting cultures of the Americas.

[UPDATE]

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:19am
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14th Annual Institute for Critical Animal Studies North America Conference

CONFERENCE DATES: April 17 – 19, 2015 @ Binghamton University
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 10th, 2015
TO SUBMIT: e-mail an abstract of no more than 500 words and short bio of no more than 150 words to icasnorthamerica@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:54am
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New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extension] "The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition"

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:54am
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GSU New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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New Submission Deadline: December 10, 2014

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure (MadLit) - Abstracts Due 1/3/2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:42am
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit)
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015w

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

"Arriving in the 20th Century: Public Speaking and Literary Resistance" (MELUS 2015)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:31am
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MELUS (Society for the Study of Multiethnic Literatures of the United States)
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Looking for additional participant(s) for "Arriving in the 20th Century: Public Speaking and Literary Resistance" panel at 2015 MELUS conference (April 9-12, Athens, GA). Please respond with 250-word abstract and two-page cv by December 12 so that we may meet the MELUS submission deadline of December 15; send to jdmattox@iusb.edu and hellen.lee@csus.edu. Broadly speaking, papers could focus on the work of literary/political figures and their writings, public speeches, or performances pertaining to uplift, belonging, citizenship, assimilation, or other related topic, at the turn of the 20th century.

CFP: New Writing - international creative writing journal (Routledge) - (1/2/15)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 7:42am
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New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issues 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3) and Volume 13.

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Black and White in Paris: Expatriate American Writers in the Age of Segregation—A TransContinental Approach

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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 5:50pm
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Editors: Dr. Richard Swope and Dr. Reinhard Sander

There is a great deal of scholarship devoted to the lives of twentieth-century American writers, both white and black, who spent significant portions of their careers in Paris. We have numerous books on the impact of Paris itself on expatriate writers, on the Lost Generation, on Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Stein as well as writers like Henry Miller and Djuna Barnes or the Beats in Paris after World War II. At the same time, research on African-American literature has produced a variety of quality works, such as Michel Fabre's From Harlem to Paris, that discuss black writers in Paris during the 1920s (Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay) as well as writers who went after World War II (Richard Wright, Chester Himes, James Baldwin).

Multi-ethnic Literature in United States: Prospects and Perspectives

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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 5:21am
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Dr.K.Subapriya/ Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai, TamilNadu, India.

Papers are invited on Multi-ethnic literature in United States which is a fast growing field in contemporary literary studies. The field is vast and needs ample attention to deal with issues on ethnicity, caste and race. MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature in United States) with more than forty ethnic groups still requires intense exploratory, analytic and comparative study and research. Multi-ethnic literature at a broader level includes Native American literature, Latino American literature, African American literature, Asian and Pacific American literature and Euro-American literature.

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