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Utopia's Century: 16th Cen. Lit & Culture [SAMLA 88 - Nov 4-6, 2016 - Jacksonville, FL]

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Donna Wroble / Georgia State University
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This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of English Literature & Culture, 1500-1600. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme, "Utopia & Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?", are especially welcome. By June 3, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Donna Wroble, Georgia State University, at dwroble1@gsu.edu.

The conference will take place in Jacksonville, Florida from November 4th through 6th, 2016. Limited travel grants for graduate students are awarded via application on SAMLA's website.

CFP: Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia J. Miller

Call for Contributors

Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film (under contract)

Film noir is one of the most intensely studied cinematic genres, yet Mark Shiel remarks that while numerous studies have helped define the genre in thematic, stylistic, and technical terms, "they have engaged very little with the local geography of film noirs, whether set in Los Angeles, New York, or other cities." Yet it is hard to think of another genre where the identity of a particular city or neighborhood or even street carries equal diegetic weight.

[SAMLA 88] Modern Zootopias: Animals in the Utopian/Dystopian Tradition

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:58am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 4-6 Nov 2016
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Focusing on novels produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this panel proceeds from the following question: What place do animals and/or the concept of animality occupy in visions of utopia and dystopia? Because utopian and dystopian societies are often predicated upon various versions of "human nature," they also often imply some stance in relation to the human/animal boundary. Is it possible or even desirable for humans to transcend our animality? Is our frequent sacrifice of animal lives in pursuing our societal visions justifiable? Where do animals enter into our accounting as to what constitutes a better or worse society? The preceding questions gesture to just a few of the myriad possible approaches papers might take.

Call for Papers_The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature_Deadline May 20

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Hangzhou Dianzi University
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The development of ethnic literature epitomizes the complex relationship among literature, culture, and politics in a society. The recent immigration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe has posed new questions for academia. Are current theories on ethnicity, race, and nationality still helpful in explaining the identity of these migrants? What do ethnicity and ethnic literature mean at this historical juncture? How do we view the relationship among ethnic literature, diaspora, and globalization?

call for papers The International Journal of the Humanities

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:37am
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Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

submission via :
submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

or website:
http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review aims to create an intellectual frame of reference, and to support an interdisciplinary conversation that builds on the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda for their future. Candidates for inclusion in this survey journal include works by invited contributors and top-ranked articles selected from thematic journals of the collection.

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 6:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

submission via website:
submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

or the website:
http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

The JHCS R&D invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, French language and cultural studies for the January-February 2016 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: June 10, 2016. Issue Publication Date: June 2016
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

Student, Teacher, Scholar: Graduate Students at the Borders - MMLA 2016 St. Louis, MO - Nov. 10-13

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 4:06pm
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Kelly Moreland / Midwest Modern Language Association
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Graduate students—especially those working as teaching assistants—take on a unique role at the university in that they must constantly navigate among their student-teacher-scholar identities. This MMLA Special Session invites submissions that explore graduate student identity, especially as it relates to the conference theme of "border states." What happens, for example, when graduate students attempt to inhabit the space(s) between their student-teacher-scholar identities—the "border states" of their academic selves? How do graduate students navigate, create, and cross borders within the university?

Call for Papers Edited Volume Abstracts due 11/15/16

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:36pm
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Classics and The Western
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In 1820, a writer for the Cincinnati Western Review warned his readers that "should the time ever come when Latin and Greek should be banished from our universities and the study of Cicero and Demosthenes, of Homer and Virgil should be considered as unnecessary for the formation of a scholar, we should regard mankind as fast sinking into an absolute barbarism, and the gloom of mental darkness is likely to increase until it should become universal." Almost two hundred years later, Americans are no longer required to learn Greek and Latin, but their necessary connection to antiquity continues—in film and television Westerns.

Call for Papers and Creative Writing 05/15/16

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:29pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th May 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Poems Invited for June 2016 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 28th Issue

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:19pm
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Cyberwit.net
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Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

DEADLINE EXTENDED for 2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 6:21pm
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initiative for critical studies of masculinities
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The deadline of "2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities" has been extended to 1 May 2016 !

Please feel free to forward this CFP to anyone or any group who may be interested in.

Best regards,

Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities

2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities

Transnational Masculinities and Relationalities

8-10 September 2016, İzmir Turkey

http://www.icsmizmir2016.org

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