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CFP REMINDER: Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise, DEADLINE 30 May 2014 [28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:48am
Marginalised Mainstream 2014

Keynote Speakers: Dr Bronwen Thomas (Bournemouth University), Dr Naomi Braithwaite (Nottingham Trent University)

28-29 November 2014 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

'I like to reinvent myself — it's part of my job.' – Karl Lagerfeld

In 2014, the 3rd annual Marginalised Mainstream conference will consider the varieties, motivations, and meanings of disguise. From secret identities to theatrical performances, from fictional fabrications to factual concealment, disguises of all sorts are part of mainstream culture. This event will explore various manifestations of disguise in popular fiction, media, and culture that have previously been academically marginalised.

[REPOST] Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June, 2014)

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:27pm
Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

"April in Paris": African American Expatriate Writers

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:39am
Midwest Modern Language Association

African Literature
African American Literature
Co-chairs: Tiffany Austin, André S. Johnson

"April in Paris": African American Expatriate Writers

CALL FOR COPY EDITOR -- NeoAmericanist

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:00am
NeoAmericanist

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is searching for an academic COPY EDITOR for its current and forthcoming issues. NeoAmericanist publishes biannually. The copy editor will be called upon by the Editor to edit all articles accepted for publication following peer review. Typically, the copy editor is expected to read articles and footnotes/endnotes with an eye for grammatical and typographical errors missed during peer-review.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit a copy of their CV to the Editor at robert.mousseau@carleton.ca.

Special Issue on Indigenous Literatures

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:18am
The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
www.rupkatha.com
Special Issue on Indigenous Literatures

(Volume VI, Number 2, 2014)
Broad Areas of Submission:

Literature of North East India
South Asian Indigenous Politics & Literature
Native American Issues
Australian Aboriginal
Feminist Indigeneity
Chicano
African Literature
Folklore
Nativism
Ethnography

Word-limit:

Papers should be between 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.

Eco-Imaginaries: 4th Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 3:19am
Vivek Freitas/ Tufts University

As humans, we are continually examining how to position ourselves spatially, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, and practically in our environments. Today, we face these tasks with new urgency as the devastating impact of global climate change stimulates renewed scholarly focus on the environment. From Ecocriticism to Posthumanism to Deep Ecology studies, the humanities are engaged in a multi-disciplinary effort to understand how humans interact with natural and built environments. This conference aims to engage with and foster discussions around the complex and historically situated ways in which we imagine and inhabit the environment.

CFP: Children in Media

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:55pm
Red Feather Journal

CFP: Children in Media

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Fall 2014 issue (deadline Sept 15th, 2014).

[UPDATE] Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:47am
University of Le Mans, University of Angers, University of Farmington

Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts

March 25-26 (Le Mans), March 27 (Angers), 2015

CFP: Forms of Life, Forms of Death (journal special issue)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
"Forms of Life, Forms of Death"
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:50am
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Explore the Significance/Identity of Place

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 10:24am
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 31, 2014

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); 5/31 Deadline

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:50pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California. The conference will take place October 31-November 2, 2014.

How do contemporary writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? What are the tensions associated with inhabiting a post-secular age? The panel especially welcomes papers on the following authors: Cormac McCarthy, Marilynn Robinson, Ian McEwen, and Jeffrey Eugenides.

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