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Folk and Indigenous Religions in American Literature

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 4:11pm
American Religion and Literature Society

The American Religion and Literature Society, affiliated with the American Literature Association, invites papers exploring how folk and indigenous religious traditions serve to unsettle or redefine conventional assumptions about religion's engagement with literature, about the secularity of American literature, or about the way literary scholarship traditionally delineates disciplinary boundaries between American literature and world literature. We welcome studies pertaining to all indigenous and folk religious traditions, broadly defined, and from all theoretical perspectives.

Please submit a 500-word abstract by January 4, 2016 to Ray Horton at rlh137@case.edu. Electronic submissions only.

Culture and Contact, February 5th, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 3:57pm
English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

The EGSA of UNC Charlotte announces its sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference, one of the largest graduate conferences in the southeast. This interdisciplinary event welcomes all graduate students to submit their scholarly or creative original papers, readings, panels, and presentations on the subject of Culture and Contact.

We invite a thoughtful exploration into the cultural contact that is attempted through communication, with consideration for broader implications as cultures become more globalized.

Consider the following questions:

Rural Freaks: Marginalization, Liminality, and Queerness in Rural Spaces February 18-20, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 3:18pm
Arkansas State University Women and Gender Studies/ASU Feminist Union

Rural Freaks: Marginalization, Liminality, and Queerness in Rural Spaces
February 18-20, 2016
Keynote Address: Dr. J. Jack Halberstam
contact email:
ruralfreaksconference@gmail.com
Abstract Proposals of 50-150 words due by 15 January 2016
February 18-20, 2016
The mission of the conference is to bring awareness to identities and people that exist outside the metropolis and how their lives are shaped by their relegation to marginalized spaces.

Poetics and Poetry of Advertising (April 15 - 16 2016, Frankfurt)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 2:16pm
Institute of English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

"Words cannot do justice to the pleasures of a good bookshop. Ironically." This is one of several slogans on billboards and in-store posters in a current national branding campaign for Waterstones. It brings together if not strange then certainly estranged bedfellows: literature and advertising. The conference Poetics and Poetry of Advertising seeks to explore the complex, and often contradictory, relationship between their worlds and art forms.

CDE Conference 2016 – CFP: "Theater and Mobility"

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 2:07pm
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English

25th Annual CDE Conference, Eichstätt, 26-29 May 2016

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference (26-29 May 2016). It is organized by the Chair of American Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany, and will be held as a residential conference at the Collegium Willibaldinum in Eichstätt.

THEATER AND MOBILITY

The 2016 CDE conference addresses the ongoing debate on issues of mobility in relation to contemporary drama and theater in English worldwide.

CFP: Charles W. Chesnutt Association Sessions - American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:53am
Charles W. Chesnutt Association

CALL FOR PAPERS
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference
May 26‐29, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA

The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2016 ALA conference in San Francisco.

Horse Tales: Writing the Equine in Children's Literature, 21st May, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 6:44am
University of Cambridge

CALL FOR PAPERS
Horse Tales: Writing the Equine in Children's Literature
21st May, 2016
One-day Conference at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education.

'As long as there are ponies in them…I don't mind how many adventures I have. Somehow when you've got ponies you always have adventures.'
Ruby Ferguson, Jill and the Perfect Pony.

'I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.'
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

The Invisible Bear, Volume Two; deadline: December 1, 2015

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:14pm
The Invisible Bear

Our call for submissions is now OPEN. We are currently accepting visual art and poetry submissions for our next issue from September, 18, 2015 to December 1st, 2015.

Submission Guidelines:

Poetry

Send 3-5 poems to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf in an attachment. Do not include any identifying information on your submission. In the subject line of your e-mail, include your full author name and the type of submission. Example: "Frank O'Hara, Poetry." All submissions are blind read by three, independent readers. Including a bio with your submission is not necessary, but you will be requested for a short bio if your piece is selected. Please do not include your submission in the body of the e-mail.

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