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A Room of Her Own Writing Women's Independence around the Globe, 20th May 2016, Abstract submission deadline: 4th April, 2016

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:56pm
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Women’s Paths Research Group (University of Leeds, Leeds Humanities Research Institute)

Call for Papers

A Room of Her Own
Writing Women's Independence around the Globe

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Virginia Woolf, Room of One's Own

Day: Friday 20th May 2016
Abstracts submission deadline: Monday 4th April 2016 (see information below)
Keynote speaker: Professor Jane Plastow (University of Leeds)
Subject Fields: Literature, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Fine Arts, Media Studies, History and Philosophy

Anti-Marriage Plots, Deadline March 15, MLA 2017 Special Session

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:30pm
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Kathleen Lubey, St. John's University
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This panel queries the dominance of the marriage plot in the novel. What are its counter-narratives or queer displacements in eighteenth-century fiction? Please note successful submissions for this cfp will be part of a proposal for a special session, as yet not guaranteed. 250-word abstract and CV by March 15.

Sharing What Matters (Most) in a Turbulent World

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:07am
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The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices
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The times they are a changing. Students have questions. Do we have answers? Does academic freedom give us the right to .... ? Academic voices can often create divergence, difficulties, disputes, and unending digressions within disciplines, but what real differences do our voices make to our students and our colleagues and our world?

The Atrium invites you to submit innovative, creative and critical narrative essays, research-based articles across the disciplines, poetry, and book/website reviews. We share best practices with colleagues with the aim of making a difference in the lives of students and fellow faculty at colleges and universities around the world.

William Carlos Williams and San Francisco Poets panel. ALA 2016. Deadline: March 12th.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:52am
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William Carlos Williams Society
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This panel sposored by the Williams Society is open to work which situates Williams in relation to figures or movements associated with the Bay Area, be they contemporary to Williams or subsequently influenced by him.

If interested, please send a brief proposal and CV to Ian Copestake at copers@gmail.com by 12th March.

CFP: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:30am
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Humber College and the International Festival of Authors
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

[Deadline Extended] MLA 2017 Special Session: Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:55am
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Shun Y. Kiang / Bunker Hill Community College
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Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth century. While childhood was often portrayed in the Victorian period as that of "vulnerability and victimization . . . a comparatively brief, difficult step on the path to adulthood" (Gavin and Humphries), literary representations of childhood from the Edwardian period onward emphasize less on the child's proper relation to the adult world, but more on his or her ability/willingness to cultivate affective ties with a host of nonhuman others, as represented in such works as E. Nesbit's "Five Children and It," J. M.

Special Issue (2017) of 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (periodical culture)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:33am
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The Wyndham Lewis Society

Wyndham Lewis's centrality in the 'little magazine' and periodical cultures of the early twentieth century is well established. In addition to editing several journals himself - 'BLAST', 'The Tyro', and 'The Enemy' - Lewis contributed to 'The English Review', 'The New Age', 'The Tramp', 'The Egoist', 'The Little Review', 'Art and Letters', 'The Athenaeum', and 'The Criterion', among many others. This volume of 'JWLS' seeks 7-10,000-word essays that will expand our understanding of Lewis's contributions to these publications and the social, artistic, bibliographic, and economic networks from which they are inseparable. All submissions should try to engage with the most recent relevant scholarship. Suggested topics include:

Extraneous (Deadline for abstracts April 15, 2016)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:12am
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University of North Carolina

thresholds is a forthcoming creative/critical online journal co-edited by Fran McDonald and Whitney Trettien. The journal's platform, currently under development, bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen digital architecture. On the left hand side, we publish short scholarly essays. On the right we publish the various text fragments, images, audio and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. For more information about thresholds please visit www.openthresholds.org.

[UPDATE] Adoption and Culture: Building Communities, Changing Discourses 27-29 October 2016, Minneapolis, MN

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:11am
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Sixth Biennial Conference of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Keynote speakers: Lorraine Dusky, Margaret Jacobs, and Deann Borshay Liem, introducing her new film, _Geographies of Kinship_. Also staged readings by Mu Performing Arts tracing twenty years of adoption theater in the Twin Cities.

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown Hotel, 27-29 October 2016

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers or 75-minute panels (Q&A included) that:

[UPDATE] 'Failure' - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 1st April 2016)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:10am
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Excursions Journal

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the new deadline for submissions is 1st April 2016.

Details can be found below. This information is also available at

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 7:1
Call for Papers: 'Failure'
Extended Deadline: 1 April 2016

'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America

'Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.' - Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

Queer Cinema (Publication date: Fall 2016) [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 6:19am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Ever since the momentous success of Ang Lee's western-drama Brokeback Mountain, queer film has increasingly reached the mainstream. Brokeback Mountain was followed by a considerable amount of Hollywood productions that focused on representations of queer issues and characters such as Milk, A Single Man, The Imitation Game and, as the youngest addition to the list, Stonewall. The latter is directed by Roland Emmerich, a filmmaker who is usually known for blockbusters like Independence Day. The fact that both star directors and casts have entered the production of critically and commercially successful queer film-making is indicative of its mainstream potential and a growing target audience.

Call for articles: Stages of Embodiment in Postcolonial Theatre - Deadline for abstracts: March 30

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 4:28am
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AIA - Italian Association of English Studies (Textus)

CALL FOR PAPERS
TEXTUS n.2 2016

Stages of Embodiment in Postcolonial Theatre

Editors:
Tiziana Morosetti (University of Oxford) and Serena Guarracino (University of Naples 'L'Orientale')

Copyeditor: Angela Zottola (University of Naples Federico II)

Australia–South Asia: Contestations and Remonstrances (University of Liège, 26-28 January 2017)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:09am
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European Association for Studies of Australia/University of Liège

This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local post-colonial studies centre CEREP, will seek to draw attention to the multifarious encounters which have occurred between South Asia and Australia from the nineteenth century to modern times.

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