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[UPDATE] Brandeis English Department Graduate Conference on Privacy -- deadline extended

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Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:58am
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Brandeis University English Graduate Conference
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In the era of Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks, and corporate data-mining, our privacy seems like an endangered resource. Yet privacy has been an issue of contention for centuries, inviting debate at an intersection among literature, politics, and history. The privacy afforded to individuals, living in society with one another, is far from an unproblematic good, and its definition as well as its value relative to other goods, such as transparency or security, must be constantly negotiated.

"American Circuits, American Secrets"/ CAAS 2014 (09/18-21, 2014) Race, Performance, and Transnational Entertainment Circuits

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Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:41am
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Kristin Moriah/ The Graduate Center/CUNY
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We are seeking a third panelist to help us explore the outer limits of the vaudeville circuit in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Our panel is concerned with transnational performances of race and racial mimicry on the popular stage in Europe. We are particularly interested in racialized American vaudeville acts and performers who travelled on the European continent during this period and the dissonance and consonances that emerge from their performances of racial identity in foreign contexts. Of course, the consumption of racial stereotypes in international contexts is linked to US imperialist and European colonial impulses, but what form did these international performance practices take?

*Extended* - Call for Critical and Creative Work - Special Issue on Aging and Gender: 'The Great Age' Issue

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Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:14am
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Femspec
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*Extended* - Call for Critical and Creative Work - Special Issue on Aging and Gender: 'The Great Age' Issue
Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2014

This is an extension to our previous call for papers for a Special Issue in Aging and Gender.
For this issue - now the Great Age Issue - We are looking for critical articles and creative work including fiction, poetry, photography and art.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE 1/5/14: Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period

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Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:02am
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University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 21-22, 2014 with conference keynotes by Professor Arthur Little (Department of English, University of California- Los Angeles)and Professor Peter Erickson (Department of Theater, Northwestern University).

[UPDATE] Call for Papers- IJ-ELTS January-March, 2014 Issue

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 1:50pm
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International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
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The IJ-ELTS: International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access, quarterly research ejournal indexed in leading scholarly databases and prestigious universities as well as research centers around the world. Articles in the IJ-ELTS focus on educational policy, pedagogy, theory, practices and researches related to the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Discourse and Culture Studies.
Call for papers:
The IJ-ELTS invites unpublished, quality research papers/case studies for January-March, 2014 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: January 31, 2014
Issue publication date: March 1, 2014

[UPDATE] Society for American Travel Writing at ALA 2014 (22-25 May 2014 in Washington, D.C.) Deadline extended to 15 Jan. 2014

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:22am
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Society for American Travel Writing
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The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association's 25th Annual Conference, 22-25 May 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Scholars of American travel writing and practicing travel writers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Special Issue "Sport for Social Inclusion: Critical Analyses and Future Challenges" (Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2014)

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:01am
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Librello

The journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title "Sport for Social Inclusion: Critical Analyses and Future Challenges".

Professor Marc Theeboom and Dr. Reinhard Haudenhuyse will serve as the Guest Editors for this issue. Professor Marc Theeboom is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy and Chair of the Department of Sport Policy and Management at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Dr. Reinhard Haudenhuyse is an external Research Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Special Issue "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery" (Abstract Deadline: 1 March 2014)

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:58am
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Librello

The journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery".

Mr. Siddharth Kara, one of the world's most foremost experts in the field, will serve as the Guest Editor for issue. Mr. Siddharth Kara is an Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Director of the Carr Center Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

Authors interested in submitting a paper for this special issue are kindly asked to consult the Instructions for Authors and Membership Requirement, and send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira (antonio.vieira@librelloph.com) by 30 April 2014.

Special Issue "Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion" (Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2014)

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:56am
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Librello

The journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title "Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion", with Professor Peter Huxley and Dr. Sherrill Evans serving as the Guest Editors for the issue.

Peter Huxley is Professor of Social Work & Social Care in the College of Medicine at Swansea University, UK, and the Director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Care Research. Dr. Sherrill Evans is a Senior Lecturer at this same research centre.

"Teaching Poe's Poetry" (ALA in Washington, D.C., May 22-15, 2014)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:38pm
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Poe Studies Association
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For Emerson, Poe the poet was a "jingle man," a writer of lachrymose lyrics, but Baudelaire and the Symbolists venerated Poe, whom they considered a model of poetic excellence. Eliciting divergent responses during the nineteenth century, Poe's verse continues to frustrate and to intrigue readers in our time. Such divergences present opportunities for teachers, who can choose from a wide range of approaches as they introduce the poetry of Poe to students. For this panel, which will feature papers about pedagogical matters, the Poe Studies Association solicits proposals for a panel at the 2014 American Literature Association Conference.

Hart Crane: Inheritance and Influence (ALA 2014 Panel)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:28pm
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David Hester / College of Charleston
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Even as Hart Crane can seem a marginal presence among his peers--a poet of epic ambition in an era of self-conscious fragmentation, a romantic alongside the modernists, a queer voice alongside a more conservative criticism--he is also a poet who deliberately aligned himself with past literary traditions and poets, and a poet who has, in turn, been an important influence on subsequent poets and artists. This panel seeks proposals from critics and poets whose work engages any aspect of Crane's inheritance or influence. Please send 250-word proposals by January 20th to dlhester@g.cofc.edu.

New Directions in Hart Crane Scholarship (ALA 2014 Panel)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:26pm
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Anton Vander Zee / College of Charleston
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This panel, chaired by Langdon Hammer, author of Hart Crane and Allen Tate: Janus-Faced Modernism, editor of Hart Crane: Complete Poetry and Selected Letters, and co-editor of O My Land, My Friends: The Selected Letters of Hart Crane, seeks proposals addressing any aspect of Crane's life and work. Preference will be given to proposals charting out new directions in Crane scholarship. Possible topics include reevaluations of Crane's work in relation to sexuality, race, popular culture, form and (new) formalism, or the transnational; reconsiderations of Crane alongside his modernist peers; and reflections on Crane's critical reception and possible critical futures.

Hart Crane: Inheritance and Influence (ALA 2014 Panel)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Hester / College of Charleston
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Even as Hart Crane can seem a marginal presence among his peers--a poet of epic ambition in an era of self-conscious fragmentation, a romantic alongside the modernists, a queer voice alongside a more conservative criticism--he is also a poet who deliberately aligned himself with past literary traditions and poets, and a poet who has, in turn, been an important influence on subsequent poets and artists. This panel seeks proposals from critics and poets whose work engages any aspect of Crane's inheritance or influence. Please send 250-word proposals by January 20th to dlhester@g.cofc.edu.

Collection on Don Delillo

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 7:33pm
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Chris Walker

Editor seeks essays that read Don DeLillo's fiction as a novelization of social theories of time and space as expressed across various academic disciplines. Essays should be about 20-25 pages follow MLA guidelines. Tentative deadline is March 1,2014, although early submissions are encouraged.

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