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The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016, June 2 - 5, 2016

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:35pm
The International Academic Forum

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016

This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education. As with IAFOR's other events, ACCS2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies will be held alongside The Asian Conference on Asian Studies and The International Conference on Japan and Japan Studies. Registration for one of these conferences will allow attendees to attend sessions in the others.

[UPDATE] Reconsidering Sodomy

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Following Foucault's description of sodomy as "that utterly confused category," literary scholars like Jonathan Goldberg and Alan Bray, among others, have continued to theorize the ways in which sodomy denotes no fixed set of bodily acts, but rather persists as a mobilizable category with social, political, and juridical valences. Sodomy necessarily persists, that is, in excess of the material bodily configurations it purports to police. Even so, much prevailing scholarship nonetheless returns to anal penetration as a presumptive and primary figuration in the discourse of sodomitical, disorderly, and/or illicit sexual acts.

ACLA 2016: Retriangulating Franco-African-American Culture in Sound, Image, and Text | ABSTRACTS DUE 9/23/15

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 9:35pm
ACLA Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 17-20, 2016

To propose a paper for this seminar, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words through the ACLA online portal: http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting/

The paper submission portal will open September 1 and close on the 23rd.

Retriangulating Franco-African-American Culture in Sound, Image, and Text

Trans Caribbean Seminar at ACLA Proposals due 9/23

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:57pm
Trans Caribbean Seminar at American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

In "The Caribbean and Transvestism," Mayra Santos Febres personifies the Caribbean as a transvestite, a Siren born when Europeans declared the existence of the islands and thus began the process of dressing the Caribbean in a set of identities imposed from elsewhere. Santos Febres explains that against a world of "fixed categories, of demarcated identities, histories of liberation and nation-state foundation, we Caribbean folk, perceive our 'oddity.' We posture as heirs to cultures which are not our own, we negate identities we never really got to know, we think ourselves citizens and natives of countries where we have never lived" (161).

KORE AWARD FOR BEST DISSERTATION IN WOMEN AND MYTHOLOGY 2016

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:32pm
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology

KORE AWARD FOR BEST DISSERTATION IN WOMEN AND MYTHOLOGY 2016

The Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology is conferred by the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. The award was established in 2009 and is funded by the gift of a generous contributor. The intention behind its founding is to create awareness of excellence in Women and Mythology, and to provide an organizational framework for supporting graduate students in their work. The award is presented at the biennial national conference, for dissertations completed and defended in 2015 and 2014. Defense must be completed by December 31, 2015.

Sarasvati Nonfiction Book Award Notification

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:28pm
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology

The Sarasvati Book Award solicits nonfiction books published during 2013-2015 in the field of goddess studies. Named for the Hindu goddess of learning and the creative arts, the Sarasvati award from the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) honors creative work in the field of goddess and mythology studies. The award will be presented during ASWM's biennial conference, Boston, April 1-2, 2016.

Past winners include Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Voctor H. Mair (Cambria, 2010). and The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology and the Origins of European Dance, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber (Norton, 2013).

Note to Publishers

UNT Critical Voices Conference

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:41pm
University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, rhetoric and composition, English pedagogy, technical communication, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature -- 11/7/15

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:28pm
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
full name / name of organization:
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University
contact email:
ego@wiu.edu

CFP: English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (STD) chapter of Western Illinois University are currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our twelfth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

"Queering Diasporic (Counter) Ecologies: Charting Interplace-Based Webs of Relation"

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:10pm
Dr. Jessica Best/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2016 Conference

Bridging the fields of queer ecology, transnational feminist theory, diaspora studies, and comparative literature, this panel invites proposals from literary scholars who perform "counter-topographic" readings of diasporic literature pertaining to ecological, interspecies, and interplace-based themes. Some questions might include: What does "queer ecology" mean in the context of diasporic literature? How do diasporic texts engage with issues of ecological consciousness? How are rural/urban imaginaries re-defined through diasporic consciousness? Is it possible to trace rural and urban communities/continuities across nation-states? How are human/interspecies relationships redefined in such diasporic imaginings?

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