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Call for Papers and Creative Writing

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:13pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north

The quint's twenty ninth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to members of the editorial board for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:34pm
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Habit Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 11:48am
Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group

"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

The Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group is seeking papers for a graduate conference March 3-4, 2016 on the topic of habit.

Call for Papers Crisis and Transformation: Rethinking Knowledges, Histories, Identities, Technologies. 2016 ASPECT Graduate Con

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 9:28am
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)

Call for Papers
Crisis and Transformation:
Rethinking Knowledges, Histories, Identities, Technologies.

2016 ASPECT Graduate Conference
Friday, April 1 – Saturday, April 2
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
Location TBA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
www.aspect.vt.edu

ADAPTATIONS AND HISTORY: THE 11th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ADAPTATION STUDIES St Anne's College, Oxford, 26-27 S

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:43am
Association of Adaptation Studies

Papers are invited on any aspect of adaptation studies but proposals on adaptations and history are particularly welcome. These might include: the history of adaptations, adapting history, biopics and adaptations, adaptation as historical appropriation, adaptations and period drama or heritage adaptations. Proposals (between 50 to 100 words) should be sent to:
Deborah Cartmell (djc@dmu.ac.uk) and Imelda Whelehan (Imelda.Whelehan@utas.edu.au) by 1 June 2016.

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:49pm
Stephen Crane Society

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

· Crane's depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane's depiction of the city

· Crane's poetry

· Crane's journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)

Disability studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/15; 2/10 2016

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 2:15pm
New Mexico Highlands University

Literature, cultural studies. A paper exploring John Steinbeck's use of mentally challenged characters in his works, concentrating on Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men. Looking at it from the perspective of Disability Studies and asking the question, What is his place in the over all plot?

Special issue: American Literature after Postmodernism

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 11:37am
Christopher K. Coffman (Boston U) & Theo Savvas (U of Bristol)

We are seeking contributors for a special journal issue on the topic of "American Literature after Postmodernism."

Much recent critical debate has focused on the aftermath of postmodernism. For many critics the question of 'what comes next' is the most pressing concern regarding contemporary American literature. What, if anything, distinguishes fictions of the very late twentieth and early twenty-first century from those canonical postmodernist fictions produced prior to 1990, and what is the import of these differences? The articles we are collecting for this special issue will address these questions, via critical engagements with exemplary authors and texts.

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