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Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:49am
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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

CFP: Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Victorian Studies Association

Graduate students in the fields of literature, history, art history, and musicology are invited to apply to the Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies. The deadline is February 1st.

This is the 25th year the MVSA Arnstein prize has been awarded to graduate students in British Victorian Studies. Please encourage colleagues and students to apply.

Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies

[REMINDER] Transatlantic Britain//NACBS// January 30, 2016

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 7:35am
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The North American Conference for British Studies
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Call for Presenters: The North American Conference for British Studies

Where: Washington, D.C.

When: November 11-13, 2016

Abstract due: January 30, 2016

Panel Topic: The Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Britain

As part of the NACBS protocol, I'm soliciting for paper proposals to be submitted as a full panel to this year's conference in Washington. The panel will give focus to new scholarship on transatlantic Britain in the eighteenth century. As it strives to be interdisciplinary, scholars from all fields may submit an abstract.

CFP Open issue from the Rupkatha Journal

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 6:36am
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The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
[Indexed by Elsevier Scopus, EBSCO, MLA International Directory , DOAJ, Keepers Registry, Ulrichs Web, WorldCat etc.]

Madness

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:18am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Madness
8th Global Meeting
The Making Sense Of: Madness Project

Sunday 10th July – Tuesday 12th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

CFP- estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities, 29th February 2016

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 6:14pm
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estrema at Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon
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estrema: interdisciplinary magazine for the humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its main goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):
-Linguistics
-Literature
-Music
-Cinema
-Theology
-Philosophy
-History
-Visual arts

All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:56pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
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Conference dates: Thursday-Friday, May 12-13, 2016
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
Abstract deadline Monday, February 29, 2016

HIGHSMITH: QUEER AND NOW

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 4:13pm
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University of Cincinnati, Dept. of WGSS
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Please Forward

HIGHSMITH QUEER & NOW: A Symposium

April 2, 2016

University of Cincinnati

Rhetorical Machines: Past, Present, and Future Conversations in Rhetoric and Computation

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 3:23pm
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John Jones (West Virginia University) & Lavinia Hirsu (University of Glasgow)

The growing interest in digital humanities (Ridolfo and Hart-Davidson, Burdick et al., Berry, Gold), software studies (Manovich, Fuller), and the emerging communication and computational challenges presented by technocultural shifts like the Internet of Things (Pew Research Center) have underscored the need for scholars in rhetoric and computation to join their efforts to better explore how our digital machines interact with both users and each other. Indeed, although they have long been driven by common communication goals, the histories of rhetoric and computation have only rarely intersected.

ASA 2016: At home/not at home in time: rhythms of belonging and unbelonging in American Arts and Social Life

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 1:24pm
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Elizabeth Freeman and Krystyna Michael
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Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis, English) and Krystyna Michael (CUNY Graduate Center, Comp Lit) seek papers for an ASA 2016 panel proposal that asks questions about how rhythm has functioned to either create or disrupt a sense of place in time in American arts and social life. Most accounts of the experience of rhythm involve a conscious or subconscious expectation of return—a sense of one's place in a temporal series that lends time structure. Rhythm thereby has the capacity to constitute a reassuring orientation, a sense of being at home in the regular, predictable patterns of music, everyday life, or collective practices it shapes.

Boundaries of College-Ready Writing

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 1:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Miles McCrimmon/MLA2017 Philadelphia
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Questions about political and economic contexts of placement, transfer, dual credit. 500-word abstracts exploring college "readiness" or examining specific state reactions to the developmental education "crisis" to mmcrimmon@reynolds.edu by March 18th.

CFP: Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 12:34pm
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Dr Graeme Macdonald & Dr Caroline Edwards / University of Warwick & Birkbeck, University of London

The recent rise of the interdisciplinary subfield of "Energy Humanities" as a prominent critical endeavour has seen an efflorescence of academic and cultural production from around the world focussing on the crucial topic of energy resources. A major spur for this work is, of course, the pervasive anxiety of late environmentalism in the face of anthropogenic climate change, a phenomenon in which energy use plays a central role: as both cause and possible solution. A variety of critical thinking around past, present, and future energy scenarios is motivated by what has been called the contemporary "energy trilemma": how to balance energy security, equality, and sustainability on a world – and indeed planetary – scale?

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