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Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize, 25 January 2016

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 11:20am
Contemporary Women's Writing, Oxford University Press

Contemporary Women's Writing (Oxford University Press) is pleased to announce the launch of a new annual Essay Prize. This prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers, and support the professional development of next generation scholars.

Entries are now open for the first prize. The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2016.

The winner will receive:
Publication in Contemporary Women's Writing
One year's free membership of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association (including one year's free subscription to the journal)
£100 worth of Oxford University Press books

Other entries of sufficient quality may also be considered for publication.

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:20am
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.

"Black or "All": An Atlanta University Center Multidisciplinary Discussion on the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 9:38am
Morehouse College

Abstract Submission Deadline for Students, Faculty, and Staff: March 16, 2016

The Morehouse College English Department in collaboration with the Office of the Provost invites all students, faculty, and staff to participate in the Tenth Annual Symposium to be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Call for Papers

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:08am
Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.

The Postcolonial Turn: Critical Essays on the postcolonial intervention in Literary Genres, approaches and criticism

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:04am
The University of Maroua, Editors Prof. Edward O. Ako Dr Blossom N. Fondo, foreverblossom@gmail.com

Postcolonial theory has been engaged in uncovering and castigating the legacies of the colonial contact on the colonized. This has seen a lot of discussions on postcolonial theory which focus on the material effects of colonialism such as the identity crisis occasioned by the loss of culture, the new boundaries created by colonialism and which continue to have far-reaching effects decades after the formal demise of colonialism, and the gross exploitation and humiliation of the colonized which has resulted in the inferiority complex and a loss of self- esteem. Postcolonial theory in a general sense therefore often involves the response of the colonized to the cultural and human consequences of colonial control.

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her Time

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:16pm
American Literature Association (ALA) - Gilman Society

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.

SCL: Experimental Literature (ALA 27th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016); due January 15

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 7:57pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture, experimentation, and their relationships to contemporary literature. In the past 25 years, experimentation in literature has seen a diverse and dramatic boom. Literature sees experiment by way of form, structure, context, theme, and modes of mediation.

Society for Contemporary Literature Gen Panel (ALA 27th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016); due January 15

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 7:55pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Assoc. This panel seeks to explore the trends in literature of the past 25 years, including but not limited to

Metafiction
Genre
Periodization
Canonization
Genre-blending
Aesthetics
Culture, class, and/or citizenship
Transnationality/translation
Temporality

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