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[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:11pm
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore

ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in 2015 or 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: The North American Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, June 11-13, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 1:47pm
North American Review / University of Northern Iowa

DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 22, 2015

Dates: June 11–13, 2015
Location: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Keynotes: Martín Espada, Patricia Hampl, Steven Schwartz

The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, to be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, June 11-13, 2015. The editors invite proposals for individual papers, pre-formed panels (3-4 panelists), or roundtable discussions (4-6 participants).


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 1:36pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association

Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics

April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2015

Keynote speech by Jasbir Puar

Master class by Marlon Ross

Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:22pm
Sonia Sahoo and Ramit Samaddar (Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)

Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century. The concept of crossover grew out of the uneasy reconcilement between the era's belief in the absoluteness of taxonomical categories and its paradoxical insistence on the potential malleability and manipulability of the same. Sweeping changes in the cultural scene challenged the seeming discreteness between conceptual kinds, and unleashed the possibility of transcending boundaries of all sorts.

UPDATE: Visual Culture and Ethnic American Periodicals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:20am
Research Society for American Periodicals/American Literature Association conference

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions on "Visual Culture and Ethnic American Periodicals" for the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015 in Boston, MA. This panel considers how African American, Asian and Pacific American, Latino/a, and Native American periodicals engage visual culture, including by publishing comics, cartoons, illustrations, and photographs. Papers that focus on the history or production of periodical art or illustrated periodicals are especially welcome.

Fusing the Past and Present: Art and Art History in the 21st Century (Fourth Annual Undergraduate Conference at UMass Dartmouth)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 6:06am
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Fusing the Past and Present: Art and Art History in the 21st Century
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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Fourth Annual Undergraduate Conference
Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Organizers: Adrien Mercier and Betsey Janus
Department of Art History Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Pamela Karimi, Dr. Thomas Stubblefield, and Dr. Hallie Meredith

Time and Place:
Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Thursday, April 2nd from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Light Refreshments will be provided

Girls' Economies: Work & Play Cultures— Edited Anthology

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 2:01pm
Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Girls' Economies: Work & Play Cultures

Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell
and Diana Anselmo-Sequeira
foreword by Dr. Eileen Boris

We know more about the history of grownups' labor than we do about girls' work, especially in informal domains. We know more about adult women workers than about girlhood employment and work-themed amusements. We know more about girls' consumption practices than about their production patterns. We know more about childhood and play than we do about how play informs girls' work skills, sensibilities, and identities as workers. We know more about businessmen and women than about moneymaking girls.

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities 7-8 May 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 1:03pm
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture organized jointly by Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey.

This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. This year it will be organized jointly by Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Çankaya University, and will be hosted by Süleyman Demirel University on May 7-8, 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY.
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be our keynote speaker in this year's conference.
This two-day International Conference seeks to bring together researchers, scholars and students from all areas of language, literature, culture and other related disciplines in the friendly atmosphere of Süleyman Demirel University in Isparta.