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Twentieth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/ Middle Tennessee State University
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April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting

Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.

Sequels, Serials, and Remakes: Recycling Fictions in the Fantastic Sphere

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:17am
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College of St. Joseph
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Repetitive narratives are at the heart of popular fantastic culture; we need look no further than the many sequels of _Friday the 13th_ or the serialization of the early 20th-century French villains Fantomas as evidence. With this repetitive pattern as an organizing principle, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presenters for its 4th annual popular culture conference, held April 10-11th in Rutland, VT. Papers can explore any of the repeating manifestations of fantasy/horror/science fiction in popular culture: film, television, novels, pulp magazines, or other medium. Topics for the presentations are equally as inclusive: everything from close readings of _Seed of Chucky_ to stylometric analysis to cultural discussion of fan sequels are encouraged.

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things (April 10-11, 2015) Deadline: February 1, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:59am
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The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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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)

Age, Culture, Humanities: Deadine for Issue #3 - 15 February 2015

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:46pm
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Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age

Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 8:14am
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Susan Arndt / Mariam Popal/ Rinaldo Walcott University of Bayreuth, University of Toronto
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Ethics is a global endeavor bereft of any universal validity. Ethics is subjective, positioned and biased, commuting between subjectivity and collectivity/community. Ever since the birth of this concept, ethics was praised and betrayed, simultaneously, asking for resistance, empowerment and resituation.[...]
In a relatively new 'turn to ethics', this project seeks to work with an idea of the ethical that goes beyond colonial encountering and along the lines of cultural and economic surplus thinking as the fundament of the planet's present global amalgamation. Looking at the asymmetries and disjunctures of global (labour and mind) divisions and their value-coding, the project takes these questions as a starting point:

[UPDATE] Reading the Queer in Literature, Culture and Theory (edited volume). Deadline for submission (extended): Dec. 15, 2014

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:50am
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Subashish Bhattacharjee

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and history and any other relevant areas.
Papers should be documented according to MLA Stylesheet, within 5,ooo words, and should be sent as email attachment (.doc/.docx).
The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- the queer on stage, on screen
- the queer in theory (Foucault, Kristeva, Butler, Sedgwick, Lee Edelman, David Halperin)
-the queer in pohilosophy
-the queer in popular culture

Trance, March 5-6th

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:30pm
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The Graduate Center-CUNY English Department Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Center-CUNY English Student Association Conference: Trance
March 5-6 2015

This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:23pm
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English Department of Ivy Tech Community College Northwest
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The Atrium, a Journal of Academic Voices, is now in its sixth year of consistent publication. This unique journal presents a forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. One key focus for the journal is classroom best practices, that murky landscape we traverse between Learning Theory and Instructional Practice. The Atrium acknowledges the value of discourse in the project of uncovering the principles that might govern the development of Best Practices. Simply put, we can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk? The Atrium is meant to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines that will demonstrate how we do just that.

Mid-20th-Century American Poetry and the Question of Beauty (12/12/14; 5/21-24/15, ALA Boston)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:09pm
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The Charles Olson Society
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"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" For the 2015 ALA conference in Boston, the Charles Olson Society invites proposals on Beauty and mid-twentieth-century American poetry. Although the 1950s are perhaps best known for the rise of the Beats, the Confessionals, and the Black Mountain poets, these were also the years of Adrienne Rich's formalist work ("Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"), as well as some of the best work of Richard Wilbur, Theodore Roethke, and other strong poets working with traditional forms.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Disabilities Conference - April 10-11, 2014

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:13pm
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Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research

We invite graduate and professional students, academics, professionals, and qualified undergraduate students to participate in Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research's first Interdisciplinary Graduate Disabilities Conference. We are seeking proposals for papers that focus specifically on how particular fields of study intersect with disability issues. Our primary objective to create a multi-disciplinary dialogue that informs practice and understanding, such as Law students mutually informing Nursing students or Management students mutually informing Divinity students. Additionally, this is a chance for the graduate students of Vanderbilt and beyond to refine their professional development.

Octavia E. Butler Society American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference May 21-24, 2015

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:08am
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Octavia E. Butler Society
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The Octavia E. Butler Society invites abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://alaconf.org/annual-conference/). Please note that we can only accept proposals for individual papers and will not be able to accept proposals for entire panels.

We invite paper proposals on Octavia Butler and all aspects of her work. We particularly invite papers on Fledgling, as 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of that novel.

LURe Journal Call for Papers!

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:49am
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LURe Journal
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The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.

Submissions may be no longer than 15 pages, must use MLA format, and must include research from secondary sources.

Please include the following information with your submission:

-Name
-College or University
-Classification
-Major
-Discipline of Paper
-Email address

Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.

Deadlines:

CfP: Gender and the Erotic

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:22am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender. Female gender stereotypes are often based in ideas about sexual behavior, from the lustful Jezebel who preys on innocent men to the sexually passive Angel in the House who endures sexuality for the sake of procreation. Similarly, behavior in sexual encounters is often strictly scripted based on gender, with "rules" on everything from who makes the first move to who gets to be on top.

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