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Collection: Girl Talk: The Influence of Girls' Series Fiction on American Popular Culture

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
LuElla D'Amico
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Since the mid nineteenth century, American girls have had books written especially for them, often featuring the same characters who begin to feel like their friends, enemies, and overall substitute social cliques. From the perfect, golden-haired Christian in Martha Finley's nineteenth-century Elsie Dinsmore series to the imperfect high school beauties in Sara Shepard's recent Pretty Little Liars series, the young female heroines in American series fiction have undergone dramatic changes in the past 150 years, changes which have both reflected and modeled standards of behavior for America's tweens and teen girls.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] American Studies Association of Texas Conference Date: November 13-15, 2014

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:34pm
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American Studies Association of Texas
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American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

14-15 May 2015

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:06am
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International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY
(TURKEY)
in collaboration with
CANKAYA UNIVERSITY (TURKEY)

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture
B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

14-15 May 2015
Isparta, Turkey

Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 7:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ed Chamberlain
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Panel topic - Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

Conference – The 2015 Latin American Studies Association Congress

Location – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Deadline for abstracts – August 25, 2014

CFA: Popping the Question | The Question of Popular Culture

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 6:46pm
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Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
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Call for Articles
Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
POPPING THE QUESTION: THE QUESTION OF POPULAR CULTURE
Deadline for article submissions: November 30, 2014​
As a concept, the popular – or popular culture for that matter – has never ceased to be debatable and ambivalent. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding (John Storey, 2012; Angela McRobbie, 1994; Andrew Ross, 1989; John Fiske, 1989).

American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 4:14am
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Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

ACLA 2015- Biologism and Identity Seminar CFP

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Jenny Heijun Wills/University of Winnipeg; David Palumbo-Liu/Stanford University
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The 2015 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting shall be held in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. We invite participants who are interested in a proposed seminar related to biologism, (genomic) identity, and (anti-)essentialism.

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Special Issue on "Crime Writing"--CFP--due March 1, 2015

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:24pm
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The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
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The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page: http://www.humanjournal.org/index.php/about-the-human-manifesto

[UPDATE] International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), DATES CHANGED 4-5 DECEMBER 2014, Lisbo

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

DAtes changed (please disregard previous version of this CFP)

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), in Lisbon (4-5 December 2014).

Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.

Call for Contributions: A Virtual Underground Railroad

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:52pm
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The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:07pm
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Feminist Formations

A Special Issue of Feminist Formations Co-edited by Jennifer Nash and Emily Owens

If women's studies (WS) can be described as occupying a space between precarity and legitimacy in the contemporary, corporate university, how do we experience, feel, and inhabit the discipline's in-between location? "Institutional Feelings" theorizes the contemporary institutional iterations of WS, with attention to the pressures, perils, pitfalls, politics, and potential pleasures of this partial institutionalization.

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