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Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives: SSAWW 2015

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 9:13am
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Call for Proposals
SSAWW Triennial Conference November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Due Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 for all proposals. Send individual proposals to: ssaww2015.submit@gmail.com
Please see the complete submission guidelines posted on the website: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/

PARTICIPATORY URBANISMS

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:04am
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Made possible by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UC Berkeley, California, USA with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Participatory urban projects have been shown to foster 'real' democracy; enliven the public sphere; expand civic consciousness and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency (Baiocchi 2005]. Participatory art projects subvert the traditional relationship between the art object, the artist and the audience such that the artist is no longer an individual producer of discrete objects but a collaborator and producer of situations; the audience is a co-producer or participant; and the work of art is an ongoing happening rather than a commodifiable object (Bishop 2012).

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:56am
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University of Alberta and MacEwan University
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How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?

Modernist Personage: Lower Case "i," Language, Race, and Cummings' Cultural Aesthetics (deadline 9/10/14; Louisville 2/26-28/15)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:08am
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Gillian Huang-Tiller / E. E. Cummings Society
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The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 43rd annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 26-28, 2015, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).

Call for Paper - Global Journal of English Language and Literature

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 3:47pm
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Global Journal of English Language and Literature

Papers are invited for the Volume 2, Issue 3 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in August 2014. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue. The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is 10th August, 2014.

NeMLA 2015: Imposture and Self-Making in American Literature, 1850-1950

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:55pm
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Lara Hubel and Min Young Kim / SUNY at Buffalo

U.S. literature and culture, at least since Franklin, have been perpetually preoccupied with mythologies of both the self-made man and confidence-man. What accounts for this preoccupation, and where do the two identifications of these 'men' intersect or blur? Further, why are they 'men,' and how do women and people of color fit into these categories? This panel seeks papers that investigate these connections, depicted both in literature and periodical publications of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a goal to solicit new inquiry into discussions of U.S. imposture and self-making, including but not limited to discussions of self-making within passing, gender imposture, and criminal imposture in American culture.

The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
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SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

Small-Screen Souths: Interrogating the Televisual Archive [Edited Collection]

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 12:21pm
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Gina Caison, Lisa Hinrichsen, and Stephanie Rountree

In recent years, the advent of reality television's "hicksploitation" alongside the rise of scripted dramatic series such as True Blood and The Walking Dead has seemingly kept the U.S. South as a small-screen spectacle of wonder and exceptionalism. Yet the broader historical archive of televisual representation of the region reveals a more complicated picture of how television generates, enables, contaminates and disrupts discourses about the U.S. South, forming a medium for the reproduction of dominant ideologies about life in the region while also simultaneously broadcasting oppositional, subordinated, and alternative ways of thinking about space and place.

Call for Papers: "Broken Narratives"- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:51pm
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English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U
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Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).

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