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SCMLA 2016: Southern Literature (abstracts due March 31)

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:59pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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Submissions are welcomed for this regular session of the SCMLA annual conference to be held in Dallas, TX, November 3-5, 2016. The topic for the Southern Literature panel is open, however abstracts that relate directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are particularly welcome.

Abstracts of 300 to 500 words should be sent to mdsursav@central.uh.edu by March 31st.

Presenters are required to be members of SCMLA but can join the organization after abstracts are accepted.

[UPDATE] Leadership, Popular Culture, and Social Change Chapter Proposals Due Mar. 15

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:02pm
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Kristin Bezio & Kimberly Yost, New Horizons in Leadership Studies, Edward Elgar

A volume in the New Horizons in Leadership Studies series to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. in late 2017. Volume co-editors: Kimberly Yost, College of Business and Leadership, Lourdes University; Kristin Bezio, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond.

Musical Theatre area Inaugural Session at NEPCA October 21/22, 2016; deadline 6/1/16

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:55am
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Northeast Popular Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular Culture Association is soliciting paper proposals for the inaugural session of the new area on Musical Theatre at the NEPCA conference at Keene State College in Keene, NH on October 21 and 22, 2016.

Paper proposals may address any aspect of musical theatre and its impact on or reflection in popular culture. Papers on politics and historical subjects in the musical theatre are prioritized, but papers on any subject in the area are welcome.

Please submit a 250-word abstract, along with professional vitae, via the conference website: www.wordpress.com Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2016.

trauma and traumatic memory

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:36am
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A monographic volume

Traumatic Memory CFP
A monographic volume on trauma and traumatic memory

Papers are invited to discuss a wide range of issues concerning trauma and traumatic memory ---- in poetry, novels, autobiographical works, book reviews etc.

Essays should be 7,000-8,500 words, including all quotations and bibliographic references, and should follow the MLA Style Manual (7th edition) for internal citation and Works Cited.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 April 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2016
The final date for submitting articles: July 2016

Please send your abstract to: spiritualityvsscience@gmail.com

Lavender Languages & Linguistics 24 University of Nottingham, 28-30 April 2017

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:49am
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Lavender Languages & Linguistics

Description

The Lavender Languages & Linguistics conference series has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and/or queer life, as well as language and sexuality more broadly. In April 2017, LavLang will be held in the UK for the first time, having been hosted annually by American University (Washington, D.C.) since 1993. We anticipate that, by bringing LavLang24 to Europe, more students and scholars with an interest in language and sexuality will be able to join our conversation.

World's Longest Undefended Border: Canadian Literature in the Shadow of America

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:47am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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Established in 1783 by the Treaty of Paris, the border between Canada and the United States is considered the longest international border in the world. What makes this border unique (unlike the border between the United States and Mexico) is the fact that it can be considered the "longest undefended border" due to the rather low level of security that maintains this boundary. Like this undefended border, the border between Canadian and American literature has been historically misunderstood. It is through review and use of the theory of liminality, as defined by Van Gennep in 1909 and Turner in the 1960s, that one must begin to discuss and define the geographical boundaries between Canada and American literature.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Call for Articles: New Voices in Jewish-American Literature

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:26am
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Open Library of the Humanities

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary culture (Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer et al.). This does not, however, mean the end of Jewish-American literature. Recent years have shown the remarkable tenacity of Jewish-American writing: its enduring ability to grapple with contemporary society's pivotal issues along with its power to initiate new critical debates.

(in)Security: Production, Dissemination and Experiences

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 6:45am
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Inter-disciplinary.net

(in)Security: Production, Dissemination and Experiences
A Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century Project: 1st Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

Monday 5th September – Wednesday 7th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"Security is a derivative concept; it is meaningless in itself. To have any meaning, security necessarily presupposes something to be secured; as a realm of study it cannot be self-referential." (Krauss & Williams, 1997: ix)

cfp - Knowledge Infrastructures in the Humanities - MLA 2017

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 4:59am
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Daniel Powell

Knowledge Infrastructures in the Humanities - MLA 2017

What are the knowledge infrastructures, both material and social, that underlie the everyday work of knowledge creation that we undertake as scholars working in the humanities? How do they function? What are the infrastructural "things" and "relations" that influence or determine the nature or scope of our thinking and the forms of our outputs?

In their introduction to a special issue of Science & Technology Studies, Karasti et al. write that

Returning the Gaze II – Stories of Resistance

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:49am
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European Race & Imagery Foundation (ERIF)
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ERIF is proud to announce the Call for Contributions for its second conference Returning the Gaze II: Stories of Resistance. Picking up from our first conference – 2014's Returning the Gaze: Blackface in Europe – our second edition will continue to present a critical view on European racialised imagery, while approaching from a broader angle the departs from only blackface related themes, namely with a focus on resistance to racism and racist imagery.

Part II will be hosted at the University of Innsbruck, Austria on the 4th and 5th November 2016 and will examine the usage of racist and racialised imagery across the following topics:

Introducing Europe: past and present resistance against racialised imagery

Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Frances Harper, W.E.B.Dubois, Alain Locke, and Sonia Sanchez

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:46am
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Pearlie Peters, MLA Special Session Panel Organizer for "Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals" panel which is anticipated for presentation at the 2017 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention which will be held in Philadelphia from January 5-8
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This panel entitled "Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Harper, DuBois, Locke and Sanchez" seeks papers for presentation at the 2017 MLA Convention which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 5 to 8, 2017. Papers that explore Philadelphia's impact on the development of the artistic, philosophical, sociological or political writings of any one of the following literary intellectuals of Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly love, are welcomed: Frances Harper, W.E.B. Du Bois (most particularly his seminal The Philadelphia Negro), Alain Locke and Sonia Sanchez. Submit 250-350 words abstract to petersp@rider.edu by 15 March 2016.

[UPDATE] Call Extended Popuclar Culture & Disability

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:27am
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for submission of abstracts for its 7th Annual Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2016. The venue will be Sydney University Village, 90 Carillon Ave, Newtown, Sydney, Australia.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life; as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

Cultural Studies Issues within the Second World Spaces

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:14pm
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Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
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How are new(er) cultural studies issues received, negotiated, challenged, embraced, or rejected within the spaces of the Second World?

[UPDATE] Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016 [Abstract due 3/25/16]

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:12pm
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2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)
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Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words

Call for Papers

Recent headlines abound decrying the death of academic disciplines traditionally concerned with the care and tending of language. Has a loving and lyrical approach to language become an antiquated notion? Everything from research studies on the relationship between literature and empathy to informal conversations about the power of a good story attest to language's enduring capacity to incite wonder, motivate compassion, or provoke reflection. Words, indeed, serve as the means through which restorative faith is expressed to, explored with, and embraced by the reader.

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