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Bodies of Bondage: Environments in Women's Neo-Captivity Narratives

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:13am
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
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With the conference theme in mind, this panel will consider the liminal spaces and hybrid lives of women in neo-captivity narratives, a term that addresses the broad implications of the captivities about which women write in the 20th and 21st centuries. From early captivity narratives to sentimental novels of seduction and the slave narratives made popular around the Civil War to contemporary neo-slave narratives, women write and narrate stories of captivity that prominently feature their bodies and the various violences and bondages visited upon them, the manner in which they are pursued, controlled, and patrolled, and the possibility for redemption, bodily or otherwise.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 After Nature: Feminist Futures DEADLINE 15 Oct, 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:04pm
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American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, 26-29 Mar 2015, Seattle, WA
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Organizer: Regina Lee, University of Washington
The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?

Ecocriticism and Comics/Graphic Literature, Panel Proposals for ASLE 2015 (June 23-27), November 30

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:02pm
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Christopher Kuipers
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Paper or roundtable presentation proposals are sought for a session linking ecocriticism and environmental writing with the fields of comics, the graphic novel, and other graphic literature, such as webcomics, at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference to be held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, June 23-27, 2015.

Topics might include: how nature is portrayed in specific graphic novels, how themes such as environmental apocalypse appear across various titles, how environmental concerns are purposed for specific audience age groups, or comics themselves as a kind of natural environment.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: GENDER AND WORK: Exploring Intersectionality, Resistance, and Identity

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
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University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota's 2015 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Work: Exploring intersectionality, resistance, and identity. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on topics related to gendered work environments (whether formal or informal) and all the nuanced meanings of "work" in the context of feminism and gender equality. The 2015 conference seeks to explore several questions:

• The work of feminism: What are the main tasks still facing feminism? How do various feminist groups construct their identities through the lens of "work to be done"? How does feminism's work intersect with the goals of other social movements, such as sustainability and eco-feminism?

Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures, Minghella Building, University of Reading 10-11 April 2015

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:08pm
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University of Reading
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The Staging Beckett team is pleased to announce the project's third and final conference, Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures. Building on the conversation begun at the first two events which addressed national and international performance histories and productions at the cultural 'margins' respectively, this conference aims to address how we can locate productions of Beckett's theatre or the staging of any Beckett text within the wider landscape of contemporary theatre and performance in different cultural contexts. What are the legacies of productions of Beckett's theatre or stage adaptations of other texts for contemporary theatre and performance practitioners? How can we best document and record those legacies?

The Minetta Review fall 2014 issue -- close date November 15, 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:34pm
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The Minetta Review
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The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—the Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work to minettasubmit@gmail.com. The deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is November, 15th 2014. Check out the publication's WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines: http://minettareview.wordpress.com/submit.

Nickel and Dimed Literary Analysis

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:43pm
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Nnamdi Nwaneri

Nickel and Dimed Literary Analysis
By
Nnamdi Nwaneri
English 1111 03
Research Writing in the Disciplines
October 14, 2014

Abstract
In the text Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, the author sheds light on various socio economic factors that affects the society as a whole. Before and after reading the text, it has opened my mind and eyes to the greed of capitalism and the misconceptions I have about welfare and participants of such programs connected to it.
In the text Nickel and Dimed the author demonstrates that minimum wage workers are tasked and expected to deliver maximum productivity at the expense of their health, physical, mental and psychological wellbeing.

[UPDATE] CFP: Tolkien Studies, 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:42pm
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Tolkien Studies Area
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Although courses centered on J.R.R. Tolkien have become increasingly common offerings in undergraduate studies (whether as dedicated or special topics courses), there remains a dearth in formal graduate-level studies of Tolkien and his work. While dissertations have certainly been written focusing on Tolkien, these independently conceived projects rise in the absence of formal graduate coursework on Tolkien, and rely heavily on the work of independent scholars and of scholars specializing in broader areas of literary study (e.g. medievalists, folklorists, etc.).

Writers in Conversation 2(1) Jan 2015 - Deadline Nov 30th 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:25am
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Gillian Dooley, Flinders University; Nick Turner, Edge Hill University

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.

CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: Vol 2, No 4 (2014) Issue - December

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:54am
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SOCRATES: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL

Research Papers/Manuscripts/Articles/Findings of Sponsored Research Projects/Conference Proceedings are Invited for consideration of Publication In the Up-coming Issue of Socrates!!

Deadline - November 30, 2014
Please Note : Papers submitted to the journal for publication would not be rejected. We have Author Self-Archiving Policy which facilitates revision and re-submission of the paper till publication. This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Fifty Years of Sexism: What Next? (Abstracts by 1st December, conference 7th to 8th March 2015)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:26am
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Durham University Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities

The Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham University is hosting an interdisciplinary conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the coining of the term "sexism", and to ask how far we have come since this often controversial and inflammatory term became a way to refer to gender inequality. According to Fred Shapiro, 1965 is the year to which the term "sexism" – applied in its modern, intensively discriminatory sense - can be dated and we will be questioning where the term originated, what its impact has been, and just what "sexism" means today, and will mean in the future.

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