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Call for papers Journal of Digital Humanities

updated: 
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
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Disrupting the Narrative Agency of Modernism (MSA 18 Pasadena)

updated: 
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Oleg Gelikman, Soka University of America
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MSA 18 Pasadena Nov. 17-20, 2016

The Splendor of the Real: Disrupting The Narrative Agency of Modernism

What is the central narrative agency of Modernism? Is it mind or matter? Or is it neither? Should we anchor Modernism in the elaboration of inwardness (as we may find it in Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce)? Or does it lean upon an implicit appeal to the sovereignty of "indifferent" Nature (for instance, in Flaubert, Conrad or Virginia Woolf)? What if modernism were seen to actualize an even more estranged notion of the Real, one that is best captured under the heading of the "Copernican" Real in Alexandre Koyré's definition, later taken over by Jacques Lacan and Jean-Claude Milner?

Midwest PCA-- Southern Lit and Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 4:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anne Canavan/ Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Oct. 6-9 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Chicago, IL.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature (either Southern in setting, by author, or theme)
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows including Duck Dynasty, etc)
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture

Call for Book Reviewer for The Intimacies of Four Continents, Lisa Lowe 2015 (review due mid-May 2016)

updated: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 4:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal seeks a reviewer to review The Intimacies of Four Continents (Lisa Lowe, 2015). The review will appear in a special issue of the journal focused on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield. Publication is scheduled for late fall 2016. Review length is 750 – 1000 words. The completed review will be due to the editors in mid-May (deadline to be negotiated). The selected reviewer will receive a copy of Lowe's book.

If interested, please reply with one-page c.v. to denise_macneil@redlands.edu.

Call for Papers -- The American Graphic Short Story -- A Symposium of the American Literature Association, Oct. 20-22, 2016

updated: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
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The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for a panel on the American graphic short story to be held at an international symposium on the short story. The conference will convene in Savannah, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel.

[UPDATE] Chapter proposals for "Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment"

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

Southern Hungers (SASA 2017)

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southern American Studies Association Conference (March 16-18, 2017)

We're looking for papers exploring hunger and malnutrition in various cultures, populations, periods, and geographies of the U. S. South for the 2017 SASA convention (March 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC). We welcome studies of hunger in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, film, dance, literature, and archaeology, as well as historically oriented approaches.

Please send a 500-word paper proposal and a two-page CV to David Davis (davis_da@mercer.edu) and Jolene Hubbs (jhubbs@ua.edu) by July 30, 2016.

Baudrillard, Religion, Theology

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies

CFP: Baudrillard, Religion, Theology

The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies invites contributions to a special edition that explores Baudrillard, religion, and theology and associated themes.

Guest editors: James Walter, London School of Economics, and Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University.

The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due June 20; collection of essays)

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

Recuperation (of antagonistic, oppositional or emancipatory Forms of Cultural Production)

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
London Conference in Critical Thought
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Recuperation is an inexorable feature of late capitalism, as modes of art and cultural expression that once were resistant, oppositional or antagonistic from the 1960's and 70's have been gradually absorbed by
capitalism and its attendant apparatus, such that a certain generation has no idea what even constitutes "political dissent" because they have never seen examples of it. Land art which once rejected the

(Update) Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
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From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.

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