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William Gilmore Simms Society Conference September 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:02am
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William Gilmore Simms Society
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The William Gilmore Simms Society invites all interested scholars to a conference exploring the future of Simms studies and the literature and intellectual history of the Old South. William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) was the antebellum South's most prolific writer and one of its best-known public intellectuals as a novelist, poet, critic, and historian. The Simms Society welcomes academics, graduate students, and undergraduates from all disciplines—especially history, literature, philosophy, and political science—to contribute papers on Simms's life and work for this major national conference.

[UPDATE] Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory, Oct. 29, 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:22am
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English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
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24th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

Theme: Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory

Conference Organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Date: October 29, 2016
Venue: National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Call for Papers (New Deadline: February 15, 2016)

[UPDATE] Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:20am
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RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016)
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With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implications and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:16am
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Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. It is true that 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).

Reminder: Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:23am
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Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University
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Victorian Popular Fiction Association
and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU

Featuring The Liddell Hart Collection of Costume (LHCC)

Call for Papers

LOCAL AND GLOBAL DEMOCRACY

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 5:54am
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GLOCALISM. JOURNAL OF CULTURE, POLITICS AND INNOVATION
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Glocalism
Journal of culture, politics and innovation

Call for papers

"Glocalism", a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import.

All articles should be sent to: p.bassetti@globusetlocus.org and davide.cadeddu@unimi.it

Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author, while the abstract and keywords have to be in English.

Deadline: April 30, 2016. This issue is scheduled to appear at end-June 2016.

The 3rd International Conference COMSYMBOL/Religion(s), secularity(ies), society(ies) and the digital humanities turn

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:33am
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ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France
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ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS (EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France) is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers for its 3rd International Conference Comsymbol on "Religion(s), secularity(ies), society(ies) and the digital humanities turn".

The conference will be held at Paul Valéry University in Montpellier, France on November 9 and 10, 2016.

The proceedings will be reviewed and will have an ISBN. The proceedings will be published at a French Academic Publishing and will be submitted for indexing in a number of citation indexes including (Google Books, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, the ISI Thomson Web of Science, etc.).

CFP: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Education in the 21st Century

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 1:51am
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The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Call for Papers: Vol. 8, No. 2, 2016 on
"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Education in the 21st Century"

In collaboration with
School of Education
Lovely Professional University

Phagwara, Punjab (India)

To be guestedited by
Dr. Mihir Kumar Mallick
Professor & Head,
School of Education
Lovely Professional University

CFP: The 51th International Conference on "The United States in Change," ASAK, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 11:08pm
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American Studies Association of Korea

"The United States in Change"

The 51st International Conference
Organized by The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
Yongin, South Korea
September 30–October 1, 2016

The ASAK is pleased to announce an international conference on "The United States in Change" to be held in Yongin, South Korea, between September 30 and October 1, 2016.

[UPDATE] SAGES Conference: Hysteria Abstracts DUE 2/29/2016

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:20pm
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SAGES: Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
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The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Hysteria." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of hysteria and its historical and cultural context.

Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 6:50pm
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University of Otago Performance of the Real Research Theme

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals. These range from religious rituals to the rituals of everyday life, from the rituals of life roles to the rituals of each profession, from the rituals of politics and the judicial system to the rituals of business or home life. Even animals perform rituals" (Richard Schechner, Performance Studies: An Introduction 3rd ed. 52).

[UPDATE] Forms of Feeling - Extended Deadline: 12 Feb, 2016

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 6:19pm
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English Graduate Organization, UMass Amherst

Forms of Feeling: Navigating the Affective Turn

April 2, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(Extended) Submission Deadline: February 12, 2016
Email: ​umassegoconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Patricia Clough (The Graduate Center, CUNY) Interdisciplinary Faculty Roundtable
imposters,​Original Multimedia Verbatim Performance

New "Sermon Studies" journal

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:45pm
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Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University
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"Sermon Studies" is a new, peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by Marshall University. We are seeking articles on Jewish, Christian, and Islamic preaching written from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including literature, linguistics, religious studies, history, theology, anthropology, rhetoric, and communication studies. For more information or to submit an article, please visit the journal's website at http://mds.marshall.edu/sermonstudies/.

St John's Humanities Review Spring 2016 Issue: Change and Interpretation or, a Marxist Approach to Art and Politics

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:22pm
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St John's Humanities Review

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it. Of course, Žižek's directive comes in the wake of popular anti-capitalist and anti-racist revolts around the world which have reinvigorated militants and scholars alike: from New York to Cairo, Kobanî to Ferguson. There is, evidently, no easy division between action and interpretation, even in the absence of any major world power designating itself as Communist. And yet, Žižek's plea must be a tempting one for those working in the current, increasingly globalized university system.

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