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[UPDATE] The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 1:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

452ºF CFP: Chinese imaginary in other literatures (January 31st 2015)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:27am
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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CFP for the thirteenth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with "Chinese imaginary in other literatures: inspiration, appropriation and intertextuality". A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

[MELUS] Religion & U.S. Ethnic Lit (deadline 30 Nov)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson, U of North Georgia
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Papers about the use/depiction/influence of religion/spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures (including pop culture) are invited.

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

Submissions are welcome through Sunday, Nov. 30. Please send a 1-page abstract (including working title, your campus, and any a/v needs) to Dr. J. Stephen Pearson at stpears11@gmail.com. Presentations run either 15 or 20 minutes (7 or 9 pages). Panelists will be notified that week.

Papers not chosen can still be submitted to the general pool by 15 December.

New York and Los Angeles in the American Imaginary

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 1:30pm
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albeit

The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Cinematic and/or textual representations
New York or L.A. as classrooms
Moving to and/or Leaving New York or L.A.
Teaching (in) New York or L.A.
New York or L.A. as fictional characters

[UPDATE] National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image - deadline extended and Kate Bornstein Keynote

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:59am
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Cabrini College
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Just a few updates about our upcoming National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image…

We are pleased to announce that gender theorist Kate Bornstein will serve as the Keynote Speaker and Dr. Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Delaware, will serve as the Plenary Speaker for our 2014 National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image (October 22nd and 23rd, 2014). We will also have a special performance from In My Body, a musical in development co-sponsored by the KatherineAlexandra Foundation and Flying Bulldog Productions.

We have extended the deadline for proposals to September 19th. This is a firm deadline.

The original CFP can be found here:

Conference- Reimagining American History in Film and Media

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 4:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and American Studies Tel Aviv University

Reimagining American History in Film and Media

A Two Day International Conference at Tel Aviv University, The English and American Studies Department.

June 14-15, 2015.

Keynote speaker - Professor Elisabeth Bronfen, University of Zurich.

Festivals & Faires Area, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015; Abstract Due: 11/1/14

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. The PCAACA Conference is in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
1. Burning Man;
2. Contemporary American Renaissance Festivals & Faires, including performative panels;
3. Festivals & Faires from outside the United States;
4. Theatre festivals, Shakespeare festivals, and music festivals;

The Backbone Journal: What Does the International Black Community Have to do with the W. Montague Cobb Collection?

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Howard University- W. Montague Cobb Research Lab

The W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory based at Howard University is dedicated to enhancing the international prominence, research portfolio, and instructional opportunities through providing innovative opportunities for advanced study of the biological and archaeological materials housed therein. The Cobb Research Laboratory mission is to maximize the research potential of the collections contained within the Laboratory and train a new generation of scholars. As a result the Cobb Research Laboratory aims to be the pre-eminent professional resource for interdisciplinary research on the Cobb Collection of human skeletal remains, the New York African Burial Ground remains, and the other assemblages of key research resources.

What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture: Cannibalism in Fiction

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 6:17pm
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Panel for ASLE Conference 2015 (Moscow, ID)
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What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture? Cannibals in Fiction

Call for Presentation Abstracts for organized panel
11th Biennial ASLE Conference, June 23-27, 2015 in Moscow, Idaho
CFP Deadline: November 30, 2014

UTOPIA AND POLITICAL THEOLOGY TODAY - [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation - Issue 10 (May 2015)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:27am
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

10th Call for Papers
CFP: Utopia and political theology today

CFP: Utopia and political theology today

CfP for the Panel: Art and Identity

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel
Art and Identity

As part of The Second Euroacademia International Conference 'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities, 17 and 18 October 2014, Florence, Italy

Deadline for paper proposals: 12 September 2014

Panel Description:

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