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UPDATE: Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House (Sept. 10 2014)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chamutal Noimann Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY
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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

Deadline for abstracts Sept. 30, 2014

RSAP Book Prize, Submissions Due December 1, 2014

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
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The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. Books will be judged by a peer review of three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by March 1, 2015 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

CFP: UC Berkeley Graduate Student Conference "Leaps of Faith" Deadline: 09/15/14

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:04pm
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Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

Call for Papers

Deadline September 15, 2014

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Hosted by The Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley
November 21-22, 2014.

This conference aims to explore diverse acts of faith and their significance in both secular and religious contexts. We welcome submissions from graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Abstracts due to ucbleapsoffaith@gmail.com by September 15, 2014.

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, UC Berkeley

"Government / Literature" for ACLA 2015 (Seattle, March 25-29)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Riordan / Nanyang Technological University
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"Government" and "literature" belong to different spheres, exercise different forms of power, and are studied in different departments. As literary scholars, we often pit literature as a positive (humanizing, expressive, or empowering) force against negative (impersonal, bureaucratic, or oppressive) governments. Or, perhaps more commonly, we treat governments as irrelevant to the production and circulation of literary works. This seminar works to move beyond these familiar positions. We welcome papers from varied national, transnational, and historical contexts that stage the relation between government and literature in new and surprising ways.

[UPDATE] Critical University Studies after the Adjunct Issue - ACLA 2015 Seminar Proposal Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:55am
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the social, political, and economic factors which shape the processes of higher education has emerged as an urgent and vital component of the contemporary humanities. A growing body of scholarship has placed labour issues, student debt, the job market, education funding, and resource allocation among the fundamental elements which condition the production and distribution of knowledge in not just the humanities, but the university as a whole. This seminar seeks to contribute to this field by considering a number of questions:

A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou: A Special Issue of The College Language Association Journal, Dr. Cheryl Wall, Guest Editor

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:14pm
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College Language Association
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The College Language Association Journal is pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue focusing on the life and work of the late Dr. Maya Angelou.

We invite proposals for essays examining any aspect of Angelou's multi-faceted career, including her role as poet, memoirist, autobiographer, dancer, singer, dramatist, producer, song writer, novelist, and educator. Essays that explore Angelou's contributions as a cook book author and children's book author are welcome as well. The editor of the special issue is open to receiving essay proposals representing a range of critical contexts including African Diaspora/Post- Colonial, African American literary history and culture, Feminism/Womanism, and Queer Theory.

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Augsburg, Germany

Call for Papers

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.

Edited Volume on Wrestling and Performance

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:02am
full name / name of organization: 
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).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:02am
full name / name of organization: 
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:

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:27pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities
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Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

Deadline: November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 - Alfred Hitchcock
Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

This special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television. His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 11-14, 2015

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:44am
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English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
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How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

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