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Fitzgerald - OPEN - ALA 2014

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11:17am
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
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The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 American Literature Association in Washington, DC, 22-25 May.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald's life and work that provides fresh insights.

Postcolonial Environments: A One-day Symposium

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 10:06am
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University of Manchester

We are delighted to announce that registration for the upcoming Postcolonial Environments symposium is now open. The event will take place at the University of Manchester on Friday 24th January 2014.

As well as a postgraduate roundtable, the symposium will include the following talks:

Comparative Postcolonial Environments in Contemporary Literature
Dr Lucienne Loh (University of Liverpool)

Towards a Postcolonial Disaster Studies
Dr Anthony Carrigan (University of Leeds)

Salman in Space: Geopolitical Borderlines and the Limits of Art in Salman Rushdie's Collaborations
Dr Andrew Teverson (Kingston University London)

Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions (deadline 2/15/2014)

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 6:03pm
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Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Submission deadline for Issue #2: 15 February 2014
Graduate Student Essay Contest deadline: 15 March 2014

Age, Culture, Humanities promotes cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal - Open Submissions

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 4:33pm
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Anaphora Literary Press

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is open for submissions in all genres. PLJ is a general literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, reviews, art, photographs, interviews, as well as scholarly essays in various fields. PLJ is currently preparing to release the third issue of its fifth volume, which will conclude five years since PLJ first entered print. Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066; Library of Congress Catalog Number: PN80.P46) is available through the EBSCO Academic Complete and ProQuest databases in full-text. It is also on sale as single issues on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and most other online bookstores.

Second Annual FANS Conference

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 1:20pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 7 and 8 June 2014. We are privileged to have Gilles Poitras as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Proposing Panel on Carlene Hatcher Polite

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:51pm
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Proposing Panel to American Literature Association (May 22nd-25th)
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Carlene Hatcher Polite published two sui-generis novels—The Flagellants (1966) and Sister X and the Victims of Foul Play (1975)—that were widely reviewed as examples of cutting-edge African American fiction and attracted positive notice from people with tastes as different as Irving Howe, Roger Ebert, and Nikki Giovanni. Yet almost 50 years after The Flagellants, the MLA bibliography lists only 9 items that have addressed her work, and none since her death in 2009: none, indeed, in the 2000s.

American Imperialism and Identity: National and International Understandings of the United States

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:50am
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Durham University (UK)
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Throughout the twentieth century the United States has risen to the role of World Power, with its political, cultural, social and economic influence stretching far beyond its own borders. Can the United States' actions abroad or even within its own borders be considered imperialistic? To what extent has the United States throughout its history and today been preoccupied with control and what role does the creation of identity play within this? Do the recent NSA leaks and the involvement of the United States in the Middle East come under the umbrella of a past of American imperialism or how else can these be understood? How has the role the United States plays within the world influenced identities and cultures within the United States?

CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWS

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:24pm
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The Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JoSH)

The Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JoSH), published by the United States Military Academy at West Point, seeks scholarly works composed by undergraduate and graduate students, college faculty, military service members, academics, policymakers, business executives, and others in order to improve the body of scholarly knowledge in the fields of social sciences and humanities, and to promote civil-military cooperation and understanding.

2014 Futures of American Studies Institute

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 9:35am
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Dartmouth College

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE:
STATES OF AMERICAN STUDIES

MONDAY, JUNE 16 — SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
CO-DIRECTORS: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), J. Martin Favor (Dartmouth College), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale,"), Eric W. Lott (University of Virginia)

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century (March, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 2:54am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century

Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations
As the 21st Century progresses news and media reports are rife with proclamations of environmental, ecological and economic disasters. With the declining influence of America finding expression across the world emerging giants and struggling minnows are vying for power and recognition, forming new alliances and partnerships, often leaving democracy overshadowed by the spectre of fundamentalism and extremism. In times, when the world often seems to find security and reassurance in ideals and beliefs from the past we ask, "where is Hope in the 21st Century?"

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