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Women on the Edge: International Women's Day Postgraduate and Early-Careers Research Conference 7-8 March 2014

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 4:18am
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Queen's University Belfast
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As homemakers, academics, politicians, and entrepreneurs, women's experience throughout history has been characterized by a contradictory tension between marginalisation and pioneering leadership. This conference is a history of being on the edge, exploring the ways in which women have been at times marginalized and liminal figures whilst also being vanguards of change and revolution. The 2014 International Women's Day Conference at Queen's University Belfast will explore what it means for a woman to be on the edge in different socio-historical contexts.

Institute for Critical Animal Studies North American Conference

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Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 4:57pm
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Institute for Critical Animal Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
13th annual North American Conference for
CRITICAL ANIMAL STUDIES

The 2014 North American Critical Animal Studies Conference invites papers, presentations, and workshops from scholars, activists, and artists working on ethical and political issues concerning nonhuman animals. This year's venue in Houston, Texas offers a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections of oppression in a locale where many of the pressing concerns about bioengineering, pollution, and animal experimentation are centered and present.

CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies, Vol.1 No.11, deadline March. 31, 2014

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Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:14am
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Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008. For more information about the journal, please visit the website as follows:

[EXTENSION - JAN 3, 2014] USC, Los Angeles - Energies: Through the Material, Theoretical, & Textual

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Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 9:09pm
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University of Southern California Association of English Graduate Students
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ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

March 28-29, 2014

Deadline for proposals: January 3, 2014 (EXTENDED)

Keynote Speakers:
Fiction writer and essayist ROXANE GAY (Eastern Illinois University) is the author most recently of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove) and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial).
Scholar URSULA K. HEISE (UCLA) is the author most recently of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press).

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900-present

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Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 6:13pm
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Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture (an Institute for American Studies and Creative Writing)

Americana is currently accepting submissions. We publish a spring edition in late June/early July and a fall edition in late December/early January. Your work will be considered for the next available issue.

You can see submission guidelines here:
http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/call_for_papers.htm

And previous issues here:
http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm

Creative and Scholarly Essays on Mentoring: Abstracts due Jan. 31, 2014

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Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 2:37pm
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Hilary Holladay / James Madison University
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Mentors play crucial roles in our professional and personal lives, yet most studies of mentoring take a "how to" or social sciences approach. It's time to take a different look at this subject.

For my proposed essay collection, which I envision as a trade paperback, I seek personal essays that explore the difficulties and awkwardness as well as the joys and satisfactions of a mentoring relationship. You can write from the perspective of being mentored, being the mentor, or even observing a mentoring relationship between two other people. You need not write about mentoring within academia, though I'm open to that. Empathy and humor are most welcome.

[UPDATE] Interventions in English Studies: Finding Our Places

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 10:30pm
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The University of Dayton
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"When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness ­I am nothing." -Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Turn your semester's research papers into conference papers. In celebration of 50 years of graduate studies, The University of Dayton invites you to join us March 29, 2014 for a graduate conference devoted to an exploration of the space and place that words create. How does space inform our identities as writers? How do we perceive space, literally and figuratively, in literature? How does race or gender influence the space we are given, or take, in society? Where is our place in the classroom and what can we do with it?

Teaching Contemporary Lit (roundtable, ALA, May 22-25, 2014; due Jan 1, 2014)

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 10:10pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for contributions to a roundtable at the 25th annual conference of the American Literature Association to be held in Washington, DC. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of teaching American literature published in the last 25 years.

The roundtable format consists of several short (8-10 minute) presentations, with discussion and Q/A for the remainder of the session. Sample syllabi, specific approaches, and effective lessons are encouraged. Suggestions for teaching undergraduate courses ranging from general education to senior seminars welcome.

Contemporary Lit Panel (ALA, May 22-25, 2014; due Jan 1, 2014)

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 10:05pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of American literature published in the last 25 years.

Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) 2014

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 5:47pm
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Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF)
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Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) 2014
Friday 20th June 2014
University of Liverpool

With Keynote Lectures from:
Dr. Mark Bould (University of the West of England)
Prof. Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck University London)

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Biopolitics and Utopia (due April 1, 2014)

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 4:15pm
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Andrew Byers and Patricia Stapleton

We are seeking chapters that address and explore approaches to utopia and biopolitics, both very broadly conceived. Scientific progress in "improving" the human body and experience has provoked ethical, moral, and policy considerations regarding both intent and results. This edited volume seeks to address questions of utopian drives and desires in these modern advances, as well as the idea of governmental and other institutional interventions into the human body.

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