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UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: THE GREAT RECESSION IN FICTION, FILM, AND TELEVISION (SEEKING REPLACEMENT ESSAY)

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:33pm
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

Abstracts due Feb 4, 2013 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essay due in March 2013 (4,000-8,000 words)

We are specifically seeking a late replacement essay examining representations of race and/or ethnicity in popular culture of the Great Recession. "Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television" is under contract with Lexington Books with a scheduled 2013 publication date.

Call For Papers. Second issue - April 2013. Submissions until February 15th.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 5:29pm
estrema: Interdisciplinary Humanities Review

estrema: Revista Interdisciplinar de Humanidades is an on-line publication of the Center for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its main goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students from any course in the field of studies of the Humanities. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):
 Linguistics
 Literature
 Music
 Cinema
 Theology
 Philosophy
 History
 Visual arts

All articles/papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.

UPDATE: LURE Journal Deadline Extended to 2/1

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:47pm
Literary Undergraduate Research in English

LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research (A New Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship)
full name / name of organization:
LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research
contact email:
jblack6@my.westga.edu
LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research is a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original critical works by undergraduate English students in a professional medium, something for which almost no precedent now exists. The journal hopes to promote undergraduate research into and scholarship on the English language and Anglophone literatures as well as literary theory, cultural studies, and film.

UPDATE_Extended Deadline_April 2013 American Studies Graduate Sypmposium CFP

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:12pm
M. Lilly Marsh/ American Studies Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Extended Deadline, January 20, 2013
Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship out of the Ivory Tower
38th Annual American Studies Symposium
Purdue University, April 17-19, 2013
Keynote Speakers: Mark Anthony Neal, Kevin Willmott, and Major Heather Penney
Deadline Extended: Submissions due January 20, 2013

[UPDATE] Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration, April 5 and 6, 2013

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 11:47am
The Graduate Theatre Syndicate and The Performance/Politics Humanities Institute Working Group, Co-Conveners Harmony Bench (Dance), Ryan Skinner (Ethnomusicology and AAAS), and Jennifer Schlueter (Theatre) at The Ohio State University

The Graduate Theatre Syndicate and The Performance/Politics Humanities Institute Working Group, Co-Conveners Harmony Bench (Dance), Ryan Skinner (Ethnomusicology and AAAS), and Jennifer Schlueter (Theatre) at The Ohio State University will host "Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration," April 5th and 6th, 2013. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Stephen Wangh, who studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1967 and is the author of An Acrobat of the Heart. His playwriting credits include work as an Associate Writer for The Laramie Project, The People's Temple, which won the Glickman Award for Best Play in the Bay Area, 2005, and many other collaborative works.

Violence and Black Youth in Post-Civil Rights U.S. (Edited Collection)

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 10:36am
Jennifer Griffiths/New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan Campus

Violence and Black Youth in Post-Civil Rights U.S.

"Coming to adulthood after the decline of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, contemporary Black youth grew up during a period of initial promise, profound change, and, for far too many, heart-wrenching disappointment," asserts Patricia Hill Collins in From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism.

[UPDATE] The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:49am
Essay Collection ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham)

Abstracts by 1 June 2013.

[UPDATE] Jim Harrison Panel (ALA May 23-26, 2013); due Jan 23, 2013 EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:30am
Jim Harrison Society/American Literature Association

The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2013 American Literature Association convention in Boston, May 23-26, 2013. All topics are welcome, but here are a few suggestions:

• Food in Harrison's work – the role played by food and wine in Harrison's fiction, non-fiction, or poetry
• Harrison and The North Woods: Michigan
• Harrison and The Sonoran Desert: Arizona
• Harrison in the context of contemporary "literary fiction"
• Harrison's poetry
• Harrison's influences
• Harrison's prefaces and introductions

[Update] Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literary Regionalism EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:27am
Robert Murray

This panel, proposed for the 2013 American Literature Association convention in Boston, seeks papers that investigate the intersections between contemporary literary criticism about place and region and similar discussions in other fields, such as architectural criticism, cultural geography, and ecology among others.

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