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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.

[UPDATE] CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:12pm
Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing Award

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:30pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be located at the Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL, April 1-2, 2016.

Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu

Deadline is February 1, 2016.

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