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CFP: Critiquing Humanism (Deadline May 15, 2016)

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:20am
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Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry Vol 3 No 1

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.

SLSA 2016 – Creating Accounts of Creative Bodies: the Narrative Work of Fertility

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:57pm
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Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
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Babies perform a lot of narrative work. George Eliot's Middlemarch narrator playfully quips that "where there was a baby, things were right enough," and that "error, in general, was a mere lack of that central poising force," and this is often as true for narratives themselves as for the characters therein. Babies often serve as forces of disruption or normatization in literary texts, and this panel seeks to explore the narrative work that the (pro)creative and (pro)created bodies of mothers and babies perform. This panel seeks to situate the creative work of female reproduction in the context of its narrative creation, taking seriously the textual creation and performance of fertility in literary texts.

PAMLA 2016: Western American Literature (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:07pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This special session will feature papers on all aspects of cinema, drama, prose, and poetry of the American West. We welcome proposals that explore, problematize, and/or redefine the West as a construct that emerges throughout various forms of representation.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

PAMLA 2016: Mid-Twentieth Century Poetry (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 6:55pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This session, co-sponsored by the Robert Lowell Society, is looking for any papers dealing with mid-twentieth century poets or poetry, including papers exploring the works of Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Jarrell, Charles Olson, Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Creeley, Mitsuye Yamada, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, Anne Sexton, or John Ashbery.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

PAMLA 2016: Disney and Its Worlds (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 5:50pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, Feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

PAMLA 2016: 21st Century Literature (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 5:46pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This special session will examine literature of various genres and cultural contexts from the first fifteen years of the 21st century, with consideration of emergent definitions of our current literary era.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

Submit proposals of roughly 500 words as well as a 50-word abstract by June 10, 2016. Proposals must be submitted through the PAMLA online system: http://www.pamla.org/node/add/proposal.

Beyond the Spine: Experimental Poetics and Form (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 5:38pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This panel invites examinations and analysis of poetic form and content beyond the page: interactive constructions, poetry postcards, accordion/folded page books, tarot pack books, diaorama/shadow box poem, and more: all these re-form both the poem and the reader. We ask, "is form never more than an extension of content"? - See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topics/beyond-spine-experimental-poetics-and-f...

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

PAMLA 2016: Children's Literature (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 5:23pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This session is open to papers dealing with any aspect of children's literature. This year, however, we are particularly interested in papers dealing with children's books and book production, the transformaiton of the children's book, the children's book as work of art, children's books by authors mostly known for adult literature, or children's literature and the family.

Submit proposals of roughly 500 words as well as a 50-word abstract by June 10, 2016. Proposals must be submitted through the PAMLA online system: http://www.pamla.org/node/add/proposal.

The Apollonian Vol. 3, Issues 1 & 2 (March-June 2016) Joint "OPEN ISSUE"

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:56pm
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

We seek essays that are interdisciplinary in nature. Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

We also seek book reviews within 1200 words and conforming to the MLA style. For works academic and non-fiction works, the books to be reviewed should have been published between 2014 and the present. For works of fiction, the reviews are to be restricted to books published from 2015 to the present.

Call for Submission for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:10pm
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Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

Call for Submissions for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (ISSN2324-4895) www.aeternumjournal.com

Aeternum is an open-access biannual online journal of peer-reviewed academic articles on all aspects of the contemporary Gothic. The purpose of the Journal is to provide an emphasis on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.

Lehigh Valley Vanguard Seeking Bloggers

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 5:30pm
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Submissions in PROSE

Please look back through our posts to be sure your work is a good fit for us. (www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org)

We are interested in radical politics. This means writing that considers poor, working class, and marginalized groups. Explorations of identity, neoliberalism, building a broad-based left movement, and resisting oppression: these topics are the most interesting to the editorial board.

Currently we'd especially like to see more about:

UPDATE - Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:41pm
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Ed Simon
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In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.

25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016 (Abstracts due May 15th)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:39pm
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Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
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CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring poet Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts (approx. 250 words) for proposed papers by May 15, 2016, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or 1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categories:
English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English ● special sessions for introductory and AP English students

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