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[UPDATE] Abstract Deadline Extended: 11/1/15 | 21st Southwest English Symposium, Feb 2nd, 2015

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:18pm
Southwest English Symposium/Arizona State University

Date: February 20th, 2015

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology

We are excited to close out this year's symposium with a poetry reading at a local pub! Attendees are also invited to share their works there, please check out our website or contact us at swes.asu@gmail.com for more information. There will also be a social on Friday

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference--Deadline extended to Nov. 1

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:08pm
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program

The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Proposals by 1 November 2015 For SPACA Conference February 10 - 13, 2016

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 1:52pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2015

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference.

February 10 - 13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2016 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.

Disability Studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13, 2016

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:44pm
Fred Sanchez/ New Mexico Highlands University

Southwest Popular/ American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference.
Submissions are welcome that apply disability studies in any area of cultural, historical, or literary research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer theory studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on. Work addressing all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on) from a disabilities studies or combined approach is welcome.

Melville Society Panel, "Nonhuman Melville" (ALA, May 26-29, 2016)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:54pm
The Melville Society

Much of Melville's writing is deeply concerned with the nonhuman and both its relation and lack of relation to the human. Considering, on one hand, the breadth of recent critical theories loosely grouped through their concern for the "nonhuman"— animal studies, ecocriticism, new materialism, speculative realism, theories of impersonality, object-oriented-ontology, and zoosemiotics—and, on the other, Melville's complex treatment of animals, vegetables, minerals, objects, and even automatons, this panel hopes to meet and extend Geoffrey Sanborn's recent call to "move beyond the standard bottom lines of violence and meaninglessness" in treating Melville's nonhuman world ("Melville and the Nonhuman World," 2014).

Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13/2016)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:39pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13/2016)

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February

10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture

Association (www.southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015.

[Update] Disability and the Environment in 20th-Century American Literature (Edited Collection; December 1, 2015)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:16pm
Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (edited collection under contract)

I am seeking manuscripts to complete an edited collection, _Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature_, which is focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology. The collection is currently under contract with Lexington Press, and I am looking to add a chapter or two that explores the collection's theme with a particular focus on twentieth-century American literature.

Emerson as Orator and Rhetor at ALA

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:23pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, American Literature Association

Emerson as Orator and Rhetor
This panel examines Emerson in his oratorical and rhetorical milieu. We welcome papers that consider the relationship between Emerson and rhetorical studies broadly considered, but we are especially interested in papers that highlight Emerson's career as lecturer, that consider his work in the context of rhetorical history, and that investigate his connections to oratorical culture. We welcome new readings of Emerson in light of rhetorical theory, as well as presentations that consider his work in the context of various intellectual traditions, including the study of eloquence, elocution, oratory, homiletics, religious rhetoric, the rhetorical tradition, discourse theory, and speech act theory.

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