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American Humor Studies at ALA Deadline January 10, 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:11pm
American Humor Studies Association

American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue
,
Boston MA 02116-5798

Conference Director:
Olivia Carr Edenfield,
Georgia Southern University

Conference Fee: For those who pre-register before April 15, 2015: $90
 ($60 for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Retired Faculty).
 After April 15, the fees are $100 and $75.
American Humor Studies Association
Call for Papers
The AHSA plans to sponsor three sessions at the 2015 national meeting. We seek cogent, provocative, well-researched papers on the following subjects:

2015 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

updated: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:43pm
Center for American Literary Studies

Announcing
The 2015 First Book Institute
June 7-13, 2015
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Co-Directors
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

The Contemporary Wars, American Lit Assoc, Boston, May 21-24, 2015 (due 1/1/15)

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:36pm
Society for Contemporary Lit

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 250-word abstracts for presentations at its panel on "Contemporary Wars" at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on pertinent American literature published in the last 25 years.

The consequences of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq remain under-recognized in scholarly discourse, usually sublimated to the more abstract War on Terror, and exacerbating the broader erasure of the wars from public consciousness. This panel addresses how these wars have been interpreted within the US and beyond in literature and film.

Locating Post-45 @ UPenn, March 19-20, 2015

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 8:58pm
University of Pennsylvania



WEBSITE: http://post-45.tumblr.com/


On March 19-20, 2015, Penn English will host Locating Post-45, a conference organized around the periodizing category of the Post-1945. A term that has emerged as an organizing principle for twentieth-century literary studies, we want to probe its curious, and perhaps provisional, durability. The conference would like to generate new considerations of the locations and worldedness of Post-1945 by examining its ever-branching critical crosscurrents.

Married or Single in Sedgwick's Writings, a panel for the SSAWW Conference, Philadelphia, Nov. 4-8, 2015

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:33pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society

The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society seeks proposals for a panel on the question of marriage vs. single life in Sedgwick's writings for the SSAWW Conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 4-8, 2015. This panel topic honors the 2015 publication of Deborah Gussman's new edition of Sedgwick's final novel, Married or Single?, which was originally published in 1857.

Single Life in the Antebellum Imagination, a panel at the American Literature Association conference, Boston, May 20-24, 2015

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society

For the ALA conference in Boston, May 20-24, 2015, the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society seeks proposals for a panel on the various manifestations of single life for both men and women in fiction and non-fiction by Sedgwick and her contemporary writers. Papers might consider spinsterhood and bachelorhood, whether by choice or by default; delayed marriage; widowhood; divorce; celibacy for spiritual reasons; or any other angle on the single life as depicted in antebellum fiction or non-fiction.

Send proposals of no more than 250 words to Jenifer_Elmore@pba.edu by Dec. 31, 2014.

LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:25pm
University of Michigan

LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?

Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature

Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)

The College of Saint Rose 2015 Global Studies Conference (March 14, 2015)

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:23pm
The College of Saint Rose

The College of Saint Rose 2015 Global Studies Conference
The College of Saint Rose Graduate Studies Conference invites proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, poster sessions/exhibits, or colloquia addressing global studies through one of the following themes: Education and/or Gender; Business, Economics; Power, Politics and Institutions; Technology and/or the Environment to be held on March 14, 2015 in Albany, New York.

Call for papers: Postliminium, University of London

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:43am
Postliminium

Postliminium is the University of London's inter-collegiate student journal for the arts, humanities and social sciences. It was founded last year and the first edition was disseminated to Kings College, the LSE, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway and University College London in the summer of 2014, and we have just expanded our editorial board.​ We are now accepting submissions for our second issue, to be published early next year. This will be the final issue to be printed before the journal goes online this spring, and so those essays which are successful will be some of the first to be uploaded to the site.

CFP (Edited Volume of Essays): Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:18am
Editors

CALL FOR ESSAY PROPOSALS
Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States

Edited by Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunc, and Raymond Chong

We invite proposal submissions for a forthcoming edited collection (under contract with the University of Arkansas Press, Foodways series) that addresses Asian cuisine restaurants in the United States. This volume welcomes interdisciplinary perspectives from fields including, but not limited to, history, anthropology, critical and cultural theory, American Studies, Asian American Studies, and foodways.

Some possible topics could include:

THE APOLLONIAN, Vol. II, Issue 1: Crime, Criminal, Criminality

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:26am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

FOCUS: CRIME/CRIMINAL/CRIMINALITY
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

Narratives in rhetoric, composition, and literature.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 1:32am
Textual Overtures Online Graduate Journal from Washington State University

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 issue under the theme of "Narratives." We invite papers to address narrative from traditional definitions such as stories or accounts of events (autobiography, lifewriting), literary works, and the technique or process of creating a narrative. We also encourage addressing narratives as ethnographies, for pedagogical use, in theoretical critiques, and for rhetorical uses or critiques.

[UPDATE]: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - Summer 2015

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Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 3:34pm
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing 2015

The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

[UPDATE] Call for Poetry and Fiction Submissions (Dec. 31, 2014)

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 4:33pm
Ishaan Literary Review

Winter 2015 Call for Submissions – EXTENDED

The submission period for Issue #6, Winter 2014 begins September 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2014. Please note that submissions received outside of the submission period will not be considered.

(issue to be up between early January 2015)

Special In-Between (Point Five) Issues of Ishaan

On occasion, we will put up a special "in between" issue (see Issue 3.5 and 4.5). If you would like to propose a special issue coinciding with a poetry or fiction writing event, workshop, or as a project with a group of writers, please email J.D. Isip at jdisip75@gmail.com with your ideas.

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