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Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature [Abstract due 3/31/2016]

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 8:41am
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Hangzhou Dianzi University
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In order to promote international academic exchange in the field of ethnic literature, Foreign Languages College and the Institute of African and African American Literatures at Hangzhou Dianzi University will collaborate with the Center for English Literatures at Central China Normal University, the A&HCI-indexed journal Foreign Literature Studies, and the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University in hosting "Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature" from November 25 to November 28, 2016 at Hangzhou and Jinhua, China. Scholars from all over the world are warmly welcome.

This international symposium will focus on the following subtopics:

Call for Submissions: Travel Writing (March, 2016)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:18am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of March we will start receiving submissions from March 1, 2016, ending on March 20, 2016.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Magic and Literature: May 27-28, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:33am
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Department of English & Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Call for Papers
International Conference
Magic and Literature

May 27-28, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra Bharati University

Magic pops up frequently in literature. Prospero's art, Keats's 'charm'd magic casements,' the satirical sylphs in Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Yeats's occultism are some examples. In English Studies, we deal with magic in classics as well as in popular literature: Homer and Apuleius, the Holy Grail, The Faerie Queene, the modern magical realists, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, J.K. Rowling and others. We locate magic in the 'genial spirit' of the author; we identify magic as an object of desire, an enactment of words, or an enchanted place.

Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:59pm
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Center for Life Writing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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International Conference

Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context

Oct. 29-30, 2016, Shanghai, China

(2017 SEA Biennial) Blood Moves: the transmission of bodies, ideas and diseases between the early republic and the Caribbean

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 2:39pm
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Ray Leonard/ University of Miami
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This panel looks to capitalize on the recent turn towards the Caribbean in Early American studies. Scholars such as Michael Drexler, Ed White, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Sean Goudie and Marlene Daut have provided an invaluable framework for conceiving the fraught connections between the U.S and the Caribbean. This panel is looking for papers that investigate the (de)generative discourses and ideologies produced by the movement of bodies, ideas and disease between the U.S, the Caribbean and the broader Atlantic. Papers might focus on how these categories were themselves compromised- bodies as diseases, diseases as ideas, ideas as diseases.

[Extended Deadline] "Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" Conference

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 2:24pm
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"Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" Graduate Conference

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University

Theme: "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements"

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Keynote: Professor Anne McClintock

Updated Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 7, 2016

A Room of Her Own Writing Women's Independence around the Globe, 20th May 2016, Abstract submission deadline: 4th April, 2016

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:56pm
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Women’s Paths Research Group (University of Leeds, Leeds Humanities Research Institute)

Call for Papers

A Room of Her Own
Writing Women's Independence around the Globe

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Virginia Woolf, Room of One's Own

Day: Friday 20th May 2016
Abstracts submission deadline: Monday 4th April 2016 (see information below)
Keynote speaker: Professor Jane Plastow (University of Leeds)
Subject Fields: Literature, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Fine Arts, Media Studies, History and Philosophy

CFP: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:30am
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Humber College and the International Festival of Authors
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

[UPDATE] 'Failure' - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 1st April 2016)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:10am
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Excursions Journal

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the new deadline for submissions is 1st April 2016.

Details can be found below. This information is also available at

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 7:1
Call for Papers: 'Failure'
Extended Deadline: 1 April 2016

'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America

'Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.' - Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

Call for Papers for Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School - Due 3/7

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:57pm
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Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School
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CALL FOR PAPERS
2016 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference
Hosted by Yale Law School

Saturday April 9th, 2016
at Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut

Deadline for submission: March 7th, 2016
Acceptance notification: March 14th, 2016

The Directors of the 2016 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference invite paper submissions on any topic in Critical Race Theory for its emerging scholars workshop. We invite papers on any theme, period, and location.

"Dystopia and Utopia in Ethnic Literature" MELUS at SAMLA Conference, Nov 4-6, 2016

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 5:05pm
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Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
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Dystopia and Utopia in Ethnic Literature

"In a dystopian story, society itself is typically the antagonist; it is society that is actively working against the protagonist's aims and desires. This oppression frequently is enacted by a totalitarian or authoritarian government, resulting in the loss of civil liberties and untenable living conditions, caused by any number of circumstances, such as world overpopulation, laws controlling a person's sexual or reproductive freedom, and living under constant surveillance" (John Joseph Adams, 2011).

Call for Papers: "Gender and the Cultural Preoccupations of the American West," due 9/1/16

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 4:47pm
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Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "Gender and the Cultural Preoccupations of the American West," guest edited by Sigrid Anderson Cordell (University of Michigan) and Carrie Johnston (Bucknell University), which will be published in fall 2017.

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