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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.

Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:27am
Janine Hatter and Helena Ifill, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

CFA: 'Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture,' Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture.

Kick-Starting Media: Conference on Media Funding - 9th June 2016

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:18am
Kick-Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries

Kick Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries

One-Day Conference: 9 June 2016

Media Futures Research Centre, Bath Spa University, UK

Held at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN, UK

Confirmed keynote:
Professor Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow

CFP: European Writers in Exile (edited collection)

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 10:27pm
Jeff Birkenstein

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. While we understand the term "exile" to refer typically to European writers who have either been forced to leave their home country or region or chosen self-exile, this term need not be defined so narrowly. That is, various countries in Europe have long been both a refuge for people and writers from many countries and, as a continent, a strife-torn region which has forced many to flee within the continent or beyond it.

The Nature of Our Humanity

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 7:04pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

The Nature of Our Humanity
(See HERA's website for an expanded description.)
www.h-e-r-a.org/

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies, Jan 31, 2016

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:45pm
Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures for our next issue to be published autumn 2016.

For Volume 25.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.

Harper Lee: Revisions, an International Conference, LMU Munich, June 23-25, 2016. Deadline: November 30, 2015.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:52am
Amy Mohr, Mark Olival-Bartley/Department of English and American Studies, LMU Munich

To Kill A Mockingbird, an American literary classic since its publication in 1960, along with the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, holds a unique place in the U.S. cultural imagination. Decades of scholarship analyzing the novel's literary, cultural, legal, and pedagogical implications confirm its artistic and social relevance. In July 2015, the publication of Harper Lee's alleged draft, Go Set A Watchman, followed by a wave of articles in the popular press, unsettled the novel's stable presence in the American literary canon, forcing readers to rethink critical and popular interpretations.

Race in the Americas Graduate Conference April 25th-26th, 2016

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Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:27pm
Hemispheric Americas Lecture Series, The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)

The Hemispheric Americas Lecture Series at Penn State invites proposals for a two-day interdisciplinary graduate student symposium on the topic of "Race in the Americas." Some central questions we hope to grapple with include: How do we define and conceptualize race across the Americas? How do gender and sexuality complicate our notions of race? How do national, regional, local, and global perspectives add another layer of problematization in our understandings of race? How does race politically intervene in literary, artistic, and other cultural productions? What kinds of practices—medical, judicial, and otherwise—have contributed to shaping the senses (sight, sound, etc.) of bodies in this region?

[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

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