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UNT Critical Voices Conference

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 2:07pm
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Graduate Students of English Association, University of North Texas

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, composition and rhetoric, technical communication, English pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.

We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.

Essays for Edited Collection - "New Maternalisms": Tales of Motherwork

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:28pm
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Demeter Press

Much research on motherhood has been published in the past eighteen years (e.g. Ruddick, 1995; O'Reilly, 2007; Kinser, 2008 & 2010; Klein & Chernick, 2011; Crittenden, 2010), suggesting an increased interest in and visibility and acknowledgement of feminism and the topic of motherhood. The literature is concerned with the invisibility of mothers and the labor of caregiving or "motherwork." Specifically, contemporary literature on motherhood is embedded in post-colonial and transnational scholarship in which motherhood scholars like Ruddick, Klein, and O'Reilly articulate "a new economy of collective caregiving and mutual exchange" (Klein, 2012). The works also reflect the changing structure of the family (e.g.

Disseminating Dress: Britain and the Fashion World -- 28th - 30th May, 2015, York, United Kingdom

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:10pm
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Disseminating Dress / University of York

Disseminating Dress: Britain and the Fashion World

University of York, UK
28th-30th May 2015

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

• Christopher Breward,
University of Edinburgh & Edinburgh College of Art
• Peter McNeil, University of Technology, Sydney &
University of Sweden
• Marcia Pointon, University of Manchester
• Jennie Batchelor, University of Kent
• Ulinka Rublack, University of Cambridge
• Anna Reynolds, The Royal Collection

Occupations

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:47am
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Excursions Journal

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL
Call for Papers

'When […] does occupation become possession? Who has a right to occupy what space? Who must work for whom? What happens in our society to those who can't—or simply won't—work? What obligations do we have to those who prefer not to fit into the system, or run on the hamster's wheel?' Jonathan D. Greenberg.

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:24am
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4th International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture - B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY
(TURKEY)
in collaboration with
CANKAYA UNIVERSITY (TURKEY)

4th International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture - B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
7-8 May 2015
Isparta, Turkey

Keynote Speaker: Prof.Dr.Abdulrazak Gurnah(University of Kent)

Fractious Modernities: The (dis)Contents of the Now (24-26 February, 2015)

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:36pm
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Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

The fractured, multiple modernities that constitute our world are increasingly in conflict with each other. It is crucial that we explore the ways in which the commonalities shared by many modern societies are shot through with differences in the ways societies understand themselves, their relationships with each other and with the past. Market forces, 'civil society', media, state and transnational apparatuses interact within historically specific milieus shaped by nationhood, peoplehood, religion, ethnicity, race, caste, class and indigeneity to create complex trajectories of modernity.

MLRec 2015 : 1st International Workshop on Machine Learning Methods for Recommender Systems

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:14pm
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George Karypis, Jiayu Zhou, Deguang Kong
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Call For Papers
* Apologies if you received multiple copies of this CFP.
* Please kindly forward to those who may be interested.

Call for Papers

1st International Workshop on Machine Learning Methods for Recommender Systems

To be held in conjunction with 15th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2015)

May 2, 2015
Vancouver, BC, Canada
http://mlrec.org

Camera-Stylo: Intersections in Literature and Cinema, University of Sydney, April 8-10, 2015,

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 5:19pm
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University of Sydney

The Camera-Stylo conference will explore conceptions of and intersections between the pen and the camera, word and image, page and screen - in short, the rich terrain connecting the literary and the cinematic.

Please visit our conference website for full details:
http://www.camerastylo.org/

The conference will be held at the University of Sydney main campus, April 8-10, 2015.

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 6th February 2015

Contact person:
Dr Peter Marks - peter.marks@sydney.edu.au

*DEADLINE UPDATE* Culture and Environment- University of Akron, Ohio 2015 Regional Conference

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:49pm
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Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars (SAGES)

CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron, Ohio
Student Union
March 5, 2015

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.

[DEADLINE EXTENSION 12/20/14] 20th Annual Southwest English Symposium

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:44pm
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Arizona State University
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**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**

Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.

Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015

Submission Deadline: December 20th, 2014

Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

Call for Proposals for Special Issue, Fall 2016

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:43pm
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Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel welcomes proposals for its Fall 2016 special issue on any topic pertaining to the novel, from its origins to the present. Previous special issues have focused on a specific author (David Foster Wallace, Willa Cather) or on a particular category, subgenre, or theme (South African Novel, terrorism, the Graphic Novel). However, we welcome proposals that take a more innovative approach to the tried and true focus on individual novelists or subgenres.

Proposal deadline: February 6, 2015
Contact: Send proposals and questions to studiesinthenovel@unt.edu

Proposal Guidelines:

Prospective guest editors should submit a proposal that provides:

ALA 2015: Don DeLillo's Influences/Influence

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 1:24pm
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American Literature Association

Don DeLillo Society

2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference.
May 21-24, 2015.

At this point in his career, Don DeLillo occupies a fascinating position in literary history, between modernist experimentation and the after of postmodernism, between the wide cultural changes of the immediate postwar decades and the similarly wrenching shifts of the 2000s, a widely-taught author in the Program Era who has never held an academic position, a darling of the high theory moment whose work continues to be relevant.

For a panel at the 2015 ALA sponsored by the Don DeLillo society, proposals are invited for papers that look at any aspect of DeLillo's influences and his influence.

Ethos Review: Open Issue CFP

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:48am
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Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics
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For the April 2015 issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's broad intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. This "open" issue will publish essays exploring literary texts, the academy, contemporary music, and trends in cultural criticism or "theory," particularly as these topics are inflected by wider social or political concerns. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.

Call for Submissions [Deadline Reminder]

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:50am
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New England Theatre Journal
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New England Theatre Journal (a publication of the New England Theatre Conference) invites submissions for its year 2015 edition. A refereed publication, New England Theatre Journal is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology.

New England Theatre Journal is indexed in the International Index of the Performing Arts and the MLA Bibliography.

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