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Call for Papers: Somaliland Journal of African Studies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:39am
Somaliland Journal of African Studies

The Somaliland Journal of African Studies (SJAS) aims at covering an academic research area in clear expansion. The objective of the journal is to shed a light into the political landscape of Africa, its political regimes, the current democratic situation and the respect for human rights. Article proposals from other areas and disciplines revolving around the areas of political science and international relations (history, philosophy and other social sciences) will also be accepted.

SJAS is now accepting submissions for its debut issue, due December 2014. The Editorial Board will only consider original articles that are sent in exclusive to SJAS.

Trayvon Martin in Popular Culture

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:13am
Northeast MLA

Trayvon Martin's murder is the latest in a long string of unpunished assassinations and assaults–from Emmett Till to Medgar Evers to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell–that come to define a limit on the possibilities of Black life in the United States. Martin's death stands out from those that preceded it, however, by the solicitous reaction of the sitting president. This panel seeks to evaluate popular culture's reactions to this spectacular event.

Love and Loss in Modernist Poetry (NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 9:47am
Northeastern Modern Language Association

While poetry itself has played a historically long and significant role in the discourse of love, the period of modernity seems to be largely associated with its opposites. As the standard narrative goes, citizens the world over felt overwhelmed and frightened by the sundry and rapid changes – literal, conceptual, moral, and beyond – brought about by industrialization, scientific developments, WWI, etc. And the poetry that characterizes this time period represents and reflects on some of the more devastating changes. But what happens to poetic love in the early 20th century? What specifically happens when love, loss, and poetry come together during such a fraught time?

Capitalist Realist Fictions - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:38am
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University

In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.

Worn Out! Motherwork in the Age of Austerity Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, 2015

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:18pm
Women's History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College


The 17th Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY (20 minutes north of Manhattan)
Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, 2015

Worn Out! Motherwork in the Age of Austerity

Roksana Badruddoja, member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Museum of Motherhood (MOM), Board Member of the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF), and Professor of Sociology and Women's Gender Studies at Manhattan College

Activist, Professor, or Scholar? Best Practices in Gender Scholarship

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:09pm
Lisa Day

University professors who "do gender" refuse to spend their careers in an ivory tower, but because of this choice, we are sometimes faced with a dilemma: How do we divide our time between teaching, research, and practice? How much of our own advocacy work do we mention in the classroom?


Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:50pm
College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group

CEAMAGazine, the peer-reviewed journal of the College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group, appears once a year and publishes studies based on writing research, discussions of pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural criticism, and personal essays concerned with the teaching of English. We will also consider for publication book reviews and poems and short fiction related to literature or teaching.

College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group 2015 Conference

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:45pm
College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
Call for Papers
"Imagination and Creation"
7 March 2015
Keynote Speaker: David Miller, Allegheny College
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

[UPDATE] Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power October 24-25, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:15pm
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.

Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:35am
University of Kentucky

A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press

Featured speakers:
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:30am
Intellect Press

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice provides an international forum for all those writing, reading, translating or publishing the short story in all its diverse forms, including flash fiction, the novella, hypertext, cross-media adaptation and hybrid forms of storytelling. We are a peer reviewed journal and welcome articles up to 8000 words. We are also seeking proposals for interviews and reviews. Please contact the editor, Ailsa Cox, in the first instance.

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Black Theatre Association Call for Papers for ATHE 2015 Conference

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:01pm
Black Theatre Association

Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Call for Papers
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel — Montréal, Québec, Canada
July 30- August 2, 2015

Submissions Deadlines:
• November 1st for complete panel proposals — online through the ATHE homepage (visit and click on the "Conference" tab.)
• October 18th for individual paper proposals — please email a 200-word abstract to Monica White Ndounou, BTA Conference Planner, at