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"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:05pm
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)

UC Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.

Theodicy of Spirituality in Contemporary American Women's Poetry--NeMLA 2016--Abstracts Due September 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:56pm
Scarlett Cunningham/ University of Mississippi

Panel Description:

This panel seeks to emphasize the diversity of women's spiritual experiences by showing how spiritual and religious identity intersect with other vectors of difference such as gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ability in contemporary American women's poetry. Most religions seek to reconcile the idea of human suffering with the existence of a loving God. However, men have traditionally held a disproportionate amount of power and authority in delineating doctrinal truths regarding theodicy in the world's major religions.

Resistance: Lives of Dissent and Revolt / SIUC / November 6-7, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:54pm
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference

Call for Papers

RESISTANCE: LIVES OF DISSENT AND REVOLT
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
November 6-7, 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Shireen Roshanravan, Kansas State University
Dr. Stacy Keltner, Kennesaw State University

The theme for this year's graduate conference will address the powers and limits of resistance. What constitutes resistance and how is resistance embodied? How do we think through our experiences of dissent and revolt? As recent decades have been shaped by struggles of resistance, this conference considers the various possibilities that resistance opens for our futures of revolt.

The Hartford Wits and Their Legacy (NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016)

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:59pm
Ethan Bumas

NEMLA might start its annual meeting in Hartford with Hartford, historically with the Algonquians, Dutch and English settlers, or as I propose, the Hartford Wits who met and wrote there in the Revolutionary period. The Hartford Wits are most interesting for their intertwined poetic and national faith: the country and their poetry could accomplish anything. At that time, a new nation, short on army, navy, and cash, could hope to be recognized as a great nation thanks to the glory still accorded to respected art, especially to classics. Sometimes critics convinced themselves the U.S. already had achieved the literary glories of antiquity.

Nabokov International Conference - Biarritz, France - April 28-May 1, 2016

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:38pm
French Vladimir Nabokov Society

"Do the Senses Make Sense?": The Five Senses in Nabokov's Work

International Conference organized by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society

Biarritz, France April 28-May 1, 2016

After the 2013 Conference on "Nabokov and France" in Paris, the Enchanted Researchers – The French Vladimir Nabokov Society invites scholars to reflect upon the importance and significance of the Five Senses in Nabokov's work, poetics and aesthetics, for its next International Conference. Keynotes Speakers are Brian Boyd (University of Auckland) and Maurice Couturier (University of Nice).

CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT,

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:43am
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Call for book proposals: Global Exploitation Cinemas

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 3:37am
Dr Johnny Walker / Northumbria University

CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS

New series from Bloomsbury:

GLOBAL EXPLOITATION CINEMAS

Series editors:
Dr Johnny Walker (Northumbria, UK) / Dr Austin Fisher (Bournemouth, UK)

Global Exploitation Cinemas is a new book series from Bloomsbury Academic which publishes original monographs and edited volumes of around 80-100,000 words that explore the highly dynamic area of international "exploitation" film production. Encompassing a broad range of contexts, from industry to audiences to cultural history, it considers filmic trends and traditions, the work of specific directors, producers, stars and audiences.

I Confess: An Anthology of Original Essays on Constructing the Sexual Self in Contemporary Moving Image Art, Media and Culture

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:46pm
book editors: Tom Waugh & Brandon Arroyo, Concordia University

A twenty-chapter collection of essays on confessionality (self-referencing, first-person and/or autobiographical stories, testimonies or performances) around sexual identity, desire and practices in moving image media over the last quarter-century, principally in the Global North.

Call for Book Reviewers

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:16pm
The Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies

The Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on the seven states of the Mississippi River Delta, from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. We are currently seeking reviewers for books on the Delta region.

Some of these titles include

Apocalyptic Sentamentalism by Kevin Pelletier
Catfish by Paul and Angela Knipple
Celestial Navigator (a poetry anthology) by Heather Ross Miller
Race and Meaning: The African-American Experience in Missouri by Gary P. Kremer
Vicksburg 1863: The Deepest Wound by Stephen Nathaniel Dossman
Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi by Tiyi M. Morris

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