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Gender and Metamorphosis

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Sibéal Feminist & Gender Studies Network, Ireland

Sibéal Irish Postgraduate and ECR Feminist & Gender Studies Network will hold its 2014 annual conference in Trinity College Dublin on the 21st and 22nd of November. The conference invites papers that engage with the theme of

Gender and Metamorphosis.

[UPDATE] - Deadline extended (6/27) - The Health of Cities: MMLA, Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:12am
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Emily Waples, University of Michigan
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From Thomas Jefferson's early condemnation of cities as detrimental to the moral and physical well-being of the American body politic, to contemporary ecocritical considerations of the environmental risks of urban space, cities have long been implicated in discourses of sickness and health. Recent works such as Julie Sze's Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (2007) and Simon Finger's The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia (2011) explore the historical rhetoric of contagion and contamination for urban populations in the United States.

Bright and Risen Failures: The Writing of William T. Vollmann (Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014; Conference: April 30-May)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:24am
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Dr. Patrick F. Walter - State University of New York at Buffalo
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We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.

This panel is devoted to the work of William T. Vollmann. The sheer quantity and diversity of Vollmann's work have established him as an important voice in contemporary letters but have also rendered him an intimidating and elusive figure for readers. Providing both an introduction to Vollmann for novices and rigorous scholarship for aficionados, this panel will assess Vollmann's place within American and global literatures. Please submit 300-500 word proposals through the NEMLA website.

CFP The new materialisms - Issue 19, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:16am
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FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
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The role of matter has often been marginalised in much of philosophical thought. Rapid scientific and technological advances in the twentieth century, however, have since heightened the awareness of our place in the world as embodied human beings. This has revealed a pressing urgency to confront the ethical and political implications of our material practices within the dynamic terrain of contemporary times. As such, recognising the importance of material factors has led to an emergence of ways in which our prevailing understandings of material reality can be transformed.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers [IJ-ELTS-July-September, 2014 Issue]

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 1:23am
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International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
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The IJ-ELTS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies for July-September, 2014 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: 31/ 07/ 2014
Issue publication date: 07/09/2014
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language
3. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
4. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
5. Relationship between L1 and L2

Submission to American Fiction (July 2014 issue)

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:08pm
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American Fiction Association of Korea

Call for Paper

Submission
American Fiction (the main publication of the American Fiction Association of Korea) welcomes essays which examines all areas of American literature. American Fiction is published three times a year: February 28, July 31, and November 30 and accepts manuscripts written in English and in Korean.

Submissions to American Fiction for the July 2014 issue will be accepted until June 30, 2014.

[UPDATE] Intellectual Activism Special Issue of Polyseme Journal Aug. 15

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 9:16pm
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K. A. Wisniewski / UMBC
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Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review invites graduate students and scholars who have recently obtained their doctorates to submit original, unpublished essays and reviews related, however loosely, to the theme of its inaugural issue: intellectual activism.

Where do or should scholars stand with regard to activism and transformative politics? Does traditional scholarship confront and challenge the dominant culture or serve to safeguard the status quo in the privileged comfort of the "ivory tower" of academia? How can we re-envision the university as a place of intellectual activism or reinvent the role and responsibility of the scholar? These are a just few questions to be addressed in this issue.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: CFP for Distribution: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:01pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit mapaca.net/areas. General questions can be directed to mapaca at mapaca dot net.

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:51pm
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Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

Areas of analysis: American Studies, Cultural Studies, Fan Studies, Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, Folklore, Gender Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Media Industries Studies

Editors: Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass Scholarly Journal by July 28

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:02am
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The Compass Scholarly Journal, Arcadia University
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The Compass is currently accepting undergraduate academic work to publish for the Spring 2015 issue.

The Compass is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited and managed by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. The journal is accepting papers from all academic disciplines. Submissions must be completed during undergraduate study. We cannot accept papers from graduate-level work.

Submission Guidelines

All papers should be emailed to thecompass@arcadia.edu as an attachment in Microsoft Word format.

With your email submission, please complete The Compass Submission Form.

Undergraduate students from any college or university may send a submission.

Roundtable: Alterity and the Body in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature and Culture

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:42am
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Stacie McCormick and Shelagh Patterson/ NeMLA

How do individuals negotiate the social world when their bodies do not clearly fit defined hegemonic frameworks such as: male/female, various racial binaries, gay/straight, citizen/non-citizen, able-bodied/disabled, natural/unnatural, and other binaries? This roundtable will examine representations of the body in the context of alterity and otherness in twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature and culture. Roundtable Stacie McCormick and Shelagh Patterson.

Please submit abstracts by September 30, 2014 to https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15030

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