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SAMLA 88 (Nov 4-6, 2016) / The United States of America: Hero or Villain on the World Stage?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:39pm
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MELUS at SAMLA 88
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In a 2005 article for The New York Times, Canadian-Russian author and American academic Michael Ignatieff raised a provocative question: "Who Are Americans to Think That Democracy Is Theirs to Spread?" Surveying a range of critical responses to the US war in the Middle East, such as the idea that US involvement is economically self-serving, or that it facilitates the rise of increasingly repressive regimes, Ignatieff argues that the US has been ineffective, if not oppositional, in its stated aims of promoting democracy worldwide. This MELUS panel builds on SAMLA 88's theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It" and perspectives like Ignatieff's to ask how multi-ethnic American writers position the US amidst the political unrest of their birth nation.

call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Call for Papers

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 4:28pm
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Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Call for Papers

The Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the March 2016 Issue (Volume One, Issue two).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: April 20, 2016.
Issue Publication Date: April 2016.

[Deadline Extended] Postcolonial Shakespeares: CFP for Postcolonail Interventions Vol. I, Issue 2 (June 2016)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 2:58pm
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Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies ISSN 2455 6564

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. Not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

CFP for Two MELUS-sponsored panels at the 2017 MLA

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 2:12pm
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MELUS
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We invite colleagues to submit individual paper abstracts to the two following MELUS panels for the MLA (Modern Language Association) 2017 Convention on Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA:

1. "Ecocritical Engagements with American Multiethnic Literature"
This is a MELUS panel.
How do multiethnic literatures give shape to their narratives from an ecocritical perspective? How do ecocritical takes on multiethnic American literature inform our understanding of American literature writ large? Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Brief abstract and 1-page CV to Christopher González (Chris.Gonzalez@tamuc.edu) by Mar. 27, 2016.

[Update] Dealing With The Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:57pm
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Explorations in Medieval Culture, Brill Publishers
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Dealing With The Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Call for abstracts for chapters to be included in an upcoming volume on Death in Medieval and Early Modern art, history, and culture. Special focus on Continental European literature, social and political history, art history, archaeology, and paleography. At this time we are not soliciting papers on England.

Poverty, Welfare, & Religion: Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:36pm
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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Jewish Family Service
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Poverty, Welfare, & Religion:
Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
An Interdisciplinary, National Conference Engaging Working Poverty
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Cincinnati, Ohio – December 4-6, 2016

This conference brings together scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and clergy to address issues of working poverty in the United States. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the working poor as "people who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force (that is, working or looking for work) but whose incomes still fell below the official poverty level."*

[REMINDER] Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:50pm
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University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

10th International Conference in the Philosophy of Computer Games - Malta, 1-4 November 2016

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:54am
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The Game Philosophy Network
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We invite scholars in any field of studies who take a professional interest in the relation between philosophy and computer games to submit papers to the 10th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games, to be held in Malta, 1-4 November 2016.

3/20/16 - MLA 2017 - Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:08am
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Talia Vestri Croan and Shannon Draucker / Boston University
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Special Session proposed for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia

Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century

How do Romantic and Victorian writers imagine alternative social networks and queer affective relations?

Please send a 300-word abstract plus CV by 20 March 2016 to Talia Vestri Croan (tmvcroan@bu.edu) and Shannon Draucker (sdraucke@bu.edu).

Invitation for Submissions to the Journal of American Studies

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 8:06pm
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The American Studies Association of Korea

The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) invites you to submit your articles to our journal, Journal of American Studies. If you are interested in submitting your original and unpublished article to our journal, please feel free to contact us at asakjournal@gmail.com.

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016 (EXTENDED 3/21 Deadline)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 8:01pm
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SFSU Comparative Literature Student Association

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

From memory and imagination, to the forgotten, the future, intergalactic, the idea of the self, mirrors, orality and performance, literature bleeds into an endless number of different spaces. For the upcoming 2016 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore dimensions of time and space in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.

The San Francisco State University Comparative Literature Student Association invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of time and space will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.

Extended Submission Deadline: March 21st, 2016

The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next (Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2016)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:07pm
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Coach House Institute at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto

The Coach House Institute at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto invites proposals for the international conference "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next". The conference will be held at the University of Toronto, October 14-16, 2016.

Wreck Park Journal is Accepting Essays and Reviews for Summer Issue

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:15pm
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Wreck Park Journal

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

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