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"Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:12am
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University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association
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In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2015 CFP Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:33pm
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Chamutal Noimann Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY
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DEADLINE APPROACHING-September 30, 2014

We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.

Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.

Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies

39th Annual PAC Conference, 6-7 March 2015 - Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:26pm
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Philological Association of the Carolinas

The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.

Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.

Scritture migranti 8/2014 - call for abstracts

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:29am
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Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 8/2014 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it. Materials must be unpublished and submitted exclusively to our journal . Deadline for submissions: DECEMBER 10, 2014.

"Intertextuality in Music since 1900" Universidade Nova de Lisboa 6-7 March 2015

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:28am
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CESEM/FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa & Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck

Keynote speakers to include:
Nicholas Cook, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge
Julian Johnson, Royal Holloway, University of London
Lawrence Kramer, Fordham University, New York

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/1/14; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/1/15-4/4/15)

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:01pm
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NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS 2015 JOINT CONFERENCE

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/1/14; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/1/15-4/4/15)

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2015 JOINT CONFERENCE

Submissions: All submissions should go through the database:
http://ncp.pcaaca.org

The Conference will be held at the
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

1-888-364-1200; 1-877-212-5752
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 1, 2014.

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, media, performance or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

[UPDATE] Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Examination of the Harlem Renaissance at Home and Abroad, November 5 – 7

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:05pm
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Catherine L. Adams / Paine College
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The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the 18th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College.

The theme for 2014: Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Harlem Renaissance Era at Home and Abroad.

The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches from the social and political sciences, economics, and STEM.

ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Paper/Panel Match-Making - ATHE 2015 Conference

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:14am
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ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group

ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Match-Making
Call For Papers / Panel Ideas
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference
July 30-August 2, 2015, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Conference Theme:
Je Me Souviens / I Remember

Quebec's simple but provocative motto, which is not without controversy over interpretation, caught our imagination — both metaphorically and geographically. It invokes thoughts of remembering — remembering theatre at its best, when its immediacy and humanness is embraced, remembering our past and how it points to the future, and remembering our power to instigate change.

[UPDATE] Wrestling and Performance Edited Volume

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 8:27pm
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Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln)

Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln).

Harlot Special Issue: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics (2 January 2015 Deadline)

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 4:07pm
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Harlot: a revealing look at the arts of persuasion (Online Journal)

Call for Submissions from Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion

Special Issue, Spring 2015: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics

2 January 2015 - Submissions Deadline

Guest Editors:
Amber Buck, Megan Condis, Kristi Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Martha Webber

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.

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