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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
The Charles Olson Society

"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
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
Octavia E. Butler Society

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
LURe Journal

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
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.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:20am
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:

Beasts of America: Perspectives on Animals and Animality in U.S. Culture, 1776-1920 (Abstracts due January 15th, 2015)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:38am
Dominik Ohrem

In American history, animals are everywhere. They are a ubiquitous presence in myriad historical, literary, biographical, scientific and other texts and narratives of the American past – a past that, both different from and just like the present, was characterized by a multiplicity of relations between humans and animals ranging from intimate co-existence to exploitation and outright violence. A host of quintessentially American species such as the bison and mustang of the Western plains or the grizzly, admired by California mountain man James Capen Adams as "the monarch of American beasts", continue to inhabit the discursive, imaginary and, now to a much lesser degree, the geographical spaces of the nation.

Memory in Action: Remembering the Past, Negotiating the Present & Imagining the Future (3/28/2015). Abstracts: 12/1/2014

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:09pm
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its third international conference, to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The conference theme is "Memory in Action: Remembering the Past, Negotiating the Present, and Imagining the Future." Abstract deadline: December 1, 2014.

Ethnic American Women and Illustrated Periodicals; deadline Dec 5, 2014; conference November 4-8, 2015

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 6:16pm
Research Society for American Periodicals

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for a conference session of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In keeping with the conference theme "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," the panel considers periodicals as the "liminal" or threshold sites of engagement between ethnic American cultural producers and their audiences. Papers may especially focus on how the hybridized forms of illustrated periodicals, as both visual and textual forms, enable self-expression for African American, Asian and Pacific American, Latina, and Native American women as authors and artists.
Possible topics may include:

Trans-Scripts Vol. 5, 2015 "Race/Gender Revisited"

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:50pm
University of California, Irvine

Journal Publication Date: May 15, 2015
Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission: January 31, 2015

"We have still to recognize that all women do not have the same gender."
Elsa Barkley Brown (1992)

"The violence that produces blackness necessitates that from the existential vantage of black lived experience, gender and sexuality lose their coherence as normative categories."
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson (2011)

Trans-Scripts—the interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine—invites professorial and graduate student scholars to submit their work for publication. The theme of our fifth volume is "Race/Gender Revisited."

Technoculture Volume 5 (2015) Open Topic

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:42pm
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society

For this open topic issue of Technoculture (Vol. 5, 2015), we seek creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology, and essays from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology. Essays we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This is an open topic issue and we encourage a broad definition of technology.Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

Update-CFP—The Sixties—November 1 Deadline

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:03pm
Deborah Carmichael, National Popular Culture Association

CFP—The Sixties—November 1 Deadline

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4, 2015
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans LA

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture from this era. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

"Intellectual Freedom:" Graduate Conference - University of South Carolina - Deadline Nov. 27, 2014

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:35pm
University of South Carolina Department of English

The ALC is pleased to announce The Second Annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

"Intellectual Freedom"

February 27-28, 2015

We are currently accepting individual papers and panel proposals addressing all aspects of intellectual freedom. As we are consistently reminded, issues of intellectual freedom (by forces both internal and external to the academy) profoundly influence our professional lives.

We are equally interested in papers that address current political situations within academia as well as those which discuss concepts of freedom within literature. Topics might include (but are by no
means limited to):

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