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[UPDATE] In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 4:40pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

We have extended the deadline for this special issue of the journal. Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More's seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularise the notion of 'the Great Good Place' to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More's text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.

We invite contributors to submit 6000 word articles on any aspect of More's text and its relationship to modern and contemporary science fiction. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Intermezzo

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation, seeks submissions that address the subject of academic cover versions.

New Materialisms and Economies of Excess - September 29 - October 1, 2016

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 12:25pm
Department of Comparative Literature, Emory University

New Materialisms and Economies of Excess

Keynote Speakers:
Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)
Jacques Lezra (New York University)
Eric L. Santner (University of Chicago)

"general economy defines…the explosive character of the world"
-Georges Bataille

"The Apollonian" Journal--Call for Papers--Open Issue

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 7:12pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

Original, innovative and unpublished articles of high quality are invited for the open issue (Vol. 2, Issue 3; Dec. 2015) of "The Apollonian A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies" [http://theapollonian.in].
The articles are supposed to be interdisciplinary but must fall within the scope of Humanities.
Last date of submission: 30 Nov. 2015.
Please follow "Submission Guidelines" carefully before submitting your article.
Submission must be made electronically as MS Word file attachment to: apollonianjournal@gmail.com
There is NO publication fee.

William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2016

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 6:00pm
William Dean Howells Society

William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2016

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the annual American Literature Association conference in San Francisco in May 2016.

Panel 1: Neglected Works

Arab Culture in the U.S. SWPACA Albuquerque, NM, Feb 10-13, Deadline November 15

updated: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 9:51am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
Arab Culture in the U.S.
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center downtown
Albuquerque, NM
http://southwestpca.org/

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015
The Southwest Popular / American Culture
Association will hold its 37th annual meeting in Albuquerque,
New Mexico, February 10-13, 2016.

Teaching with Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom (abstracts due Feb. 1st)

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 3:39pm
Philathia Bolton, Cassander Smith, Lee Bebout

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Teaching with Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom. This edited volume addresses the extent to which attitudes about race, impacted by our current political environment, have produced pedagogical challenges for professors in the humanities who teach subjects that involve race. For some Americans, including many of the students we teach in colleges and universities across the country, President Barack Obama's administration signaled an end to the age of race-based preferential treatment and discrimination.

"Gender marketing: transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives" March 18, 2016, Toulouse, France

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 1:41pm
University of Toulouse AFL Department

In 1974, at a time when gender studies were investing several disciplines and departments of American colleges and universities, Sandra L. Bem, a researcher in social psychology, elaborated the Bem Sex Role Inventory (B.S.R.I). Made up of 20 items, the inventory invited participants to determine the degree to which they embraced and identified with the social and cultural gender roles as they had been framed in the 1970s American society. Out of her research, Sandra Bem developed the concept of psychological androgyny and posited that an individual's psychological balance was reached by the latter's capacity to find an intermediary position between the "masculine" and the "feminine".

The Invisible Bear Poetry and Visual Art Call for Submissions

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:16am
Duke University

The Invisible Bear is a poetry and visual art magazine partially funded by the poetry working group at Duke University.

We are currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions on or before our submission deadline, December 1st, 2015. Please submit pieces via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name and the category of your piece (ex: "Joe Writer, Poetry") in the subject line of your message. We are open to reviewing hybrid forms, comics, prose / poetry, and all the etceteras.

UPDATE: [MELUS] Religion & U.S. Ethnic Lit (deadline extended Nov. 4)

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:13am
J. Stephen Pearson, U of North Georgia and Rachel Luckenbill, Duquesne University

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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