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American Studies and American History: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:37am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: American Studies and American History
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442
http://southwestpca.org/

[UPDATE] The Story of Memory Conference DEADLINE 18 JULY 2014

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 7:28am
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The Memory Network / University of Roehampton

PLEASE NOTE NEW CFP DEADLINE

'The Story of Memory' seeks to pose new questions about the relationship between the senses, cognition, memory, and emotion, and to reinvigorate the debate about the return to a critical investigation of story telling in the twenty-first century.

[EXTENSION to 2014-08-01] Don DeLillo (Special Issue of Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon)

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 4:30am
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Crystal Alberts/University of North Dakota
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To mark the 45th anniversary of DeLillo's debut novel and his decades of influence, Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, an open access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon, related authors and adjacent fields, will publish a special issue dedicated to Don DeLillo in 2016.

American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:49am
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American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas, San Antonio
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The American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will sponsor a symposium "God and the American Writer" on February 26-28, 2015.

Submission of papers and panels are encouraged on any topic related to God, religion, belief, skepticism, and similar topics, as they relate to American writers from the colonial period to the present.

See symposium details and submission guidelines on the American Literature Association website.

"What Sticks to Memory": Vietnam War Representations in American Culture - April 30 - May 3

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 4:12pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30th - May 3rd
Toronto, Ontario

This year's NeMLA conference is scheduled on the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War (the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975), which provides an opportunity to reflect on the representation of one of America's most unpopular and violent wars of the twentieth century. In addition to the timing of the conference and the anniversary of the war's end, the site, Toronto, also correlates with a romanticized location of Vietnam War fiction: Many soldier-authors fantasize about dodging the draft and heading to Canada.

Call for Book Reviews

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:49am
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Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php)
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Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences including, but not strictly limited to, political science, international relations, issues in international law, management, economics, international trade, history, sociology, cultural studies, education, psychology, gender studies, literature, media studies, architectural history, interior design, and regional and city planning.

Call for Submissions: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
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Daniel Defoe Society

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (keellis@ilstu.edu) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (holly.nelson@twu.ca).

UPDATE: Intellectual Properties, or the Materialities of Communicative Production: Archive, Canon, Clone, Copy--Sept 26-27, 2014

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:15pm
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Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JULY 20, 2014

The 3rd Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at the University of Minnesota
Dates: September 26-27, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Jane Gaines

Quantum Medievalisms Kzoo 2015

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:59pm
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postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI

POSTMEDIEVAL
Sponsored Session
Roundtable

Quantum Medievalisms
Call For Papers

Feminist Formations Special Issue Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:45am
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Feminist Formations Special Issue

If women's studies (WS) can be described as occupying a space between precarity and legitimacy in the contemporary, corporate university, how do we experience, feel, and inhabit the discipline's in-between location? Institutional Feelings theorizes the contemporary institutional iterations of WS, with attention to the pressures, perils, pitfalls, politics, and potential pleasures of this partial institutionalization.

Call for Papers: Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 5:46am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.

Mobilities: INCS 2015, Atlanta, GA April 16-19, 2015

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:16pm
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Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

The nineteenth century has long been understood as an era of industrial growth, scientific discovery, technological innovation, and imperial expansion. Such sweeping global transformations relied on a complex web of relations between humans and machines, individuals and systems, ideas and practices, as well as more efficient and frequent movement across increasingly connected networks of space. From railroad travel to advances in shipping, from the movement of immigrants, enslaved laborers, scientists and colonial settlers, to the circulation of ideas, bodies, and/as commodities, nineteenth-century mobilities challenged and reconfigured the very constitution of subjects, nations, and cultures across the globe.

The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:13am
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Laura Savu Walker
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Dear colleagues,
I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context. Please take a look at the brief description of the topic, its rationale, and research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

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