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William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2016

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 6:00pm
William Dean Howells Society

William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2016

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the annual American Literature Association conference in San Francisco in May 2016.

Panel 1: Neglected Works

L'avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes CFP November 30, 2015

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 2:40pm
L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes

CALL FOR ARTICLES

Abstracts due: November 30, 2015
Articles due: February 28, 2016

L'avventura is a new cinema and media studies journal, published by one of the most established Italian publishers, Il Mulino. L'avventura aims at positioning itself at the heart of the contemporary debate on Italian visual and media culture, its history and its present characteristics. The journal's main areas of interest include:

* Patterns, styles, figures: the evolution of styles and patterns, themes and narratives; the relationship between film and other art and communication practices; modes of production and industrial forms.

* Archive: film and media archives, as much as oral sources.

CFP - KEEP IT DIRTY, vol., a, "Filth" / An open access, peer-reviewed online journal published by punctum books

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 2:05pm
KEEP IT DIRTY, vol., a, "Filth" / punctum books

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Filths savor nothing but themselves.

—William Shakespeare, King Lear (1603)
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With this call for content the multimedia journal KEEP IT DIRTY is announcing its new volume, "Filth." The volume, a critical project related to "filth," will be published online at http://keepitdirty.org/ starting December 2015. Submissions of text, audio, still images, video and other formats are welcome, provided they are complete at the time of submission and are somehow related to the concept—or more accurately, the nonconcept—of "filth."

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for SCSECS (South Central ASECS) Feb 25-27 2016

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:46pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The deadline for abstracts of proposed papers for this year's SCSECS meeting (South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) in Oklahoma City has been extended to November 30, 2015.

An updated list of proposed panels is available at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2016/panels.html Panel chairs have been asked to forward any proposals that will not fit on a full panel to the conference organizer.

Cultures of Comerce in the Global Eighteenth Century, Proposals Deadline: 11/30/2015

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 11:21am
Charles Carroll/The Global Review at Fairleigh Dickinson University/Vancouver

Cultures of Commerce in The Global Eighteenth Century

Vol. 3, no. 1

A renewed focus on eighteenth-century commerce and the way commercial networks facilitated the exchange of both goods and of ideas is a recent development in the globalized long eighteenth century (1660–1830). Global Review: A Biannual Special Topics Journal will publish a special issue on "Cultures of Commerce in the Globalized Eighteenth Century."

Arab Culture in the U.S. SWPACA Albuquerque, NM, Feb 10-13, Deadline November 15

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 9:51am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
Arab Culture in the U.S.
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center downtown
Albuquerque, NM
http://southwestpca.org/

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015
The Southwest Popular / American Culture
Association will hold its 37th annual meeting in Albuquerque,
New Mexico, February 10-13, 2016.

REMINDER - 'We All Have These Thoughts Sometimes': Stevie Smith Conference, 11th March 2016; Jesus College, Oxford

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 4:40am
Noreen Masud (Oxford); Dr Frances White (Kingston)

'We all have these thoughts sometimes.'
-- Stevie Smith, Some Are More Human Than Others (1958)

The work of Stevie Smith (1902-1971) has received uneven critical attention. Widely loved outside the academy, her novels and poetry resist traditional modernist narratives.

However, Smith is enjoying a revival both within and beyond academia. Not only has Virago Press recently re-released her novels, but a critical edition of her poems is forthcoming.

Given this resurgence in popular and academic interest in her writing, we invite you to share 'thoughts' on Stevie Smith's work, for a one-day conference in Oxford. Contributors may consider, but need not be limited to:

No-Fly Zones and Molotov Cocktails, 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference, March 10-12, 2016

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 4:52pm
Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

No-Fly Zones and Molotov Cocktails
18th Annual Graduate Student Conference
March 10-12, 2016
Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

The Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature,
Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism

at Western University invite you to take up the topic "No-Fly Zones and Molotov Cocktails" at the 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference to be held from March 10-12, 2016 in London, Ontario, Canada.

Teaching with Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom (abstracts due Feb. 1st)

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 3:39pm
Philathia Bolton, Cassander Smith, Lee Bebout

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Teaching with Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom. This edited volume addresses the extent to which attitudes about race, impacted by our current political environment, have produced pedagogical challenges for professors in the humanities who teach subjects that involve race. For some Americans, including many of the students we teach in colleges and universities across the country, President Barack Obama's administration signaled an end to the age of race-based preferential treatment and discrimination.

"Gender marketing: transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives" March 18, 2016, Toulouse, France

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 1:41pm
University of Toulouse AFL Department

In 1974, at a time when gender studies were investing several disciplines and departments of American colleges and universities, Sandra L. Bem, a researcher in social psychology, elaborated the Bem Sex Role Inventory (B.S.R.I). Made up of 20 items, the inventory invited participants to determine the degree to which they embraced and identified with the social and cultural gender roles as they had been framed in the 1970s American society. Out of her research, Sandra Bem developed the concept of psychological androgyny and posited that an individual's psychological balance was reached by the latter's capacity to find an intermediary position between the "masculine" and the "feminine".

Swinburne's _Poems and Ballads_ at 150, 29-30 July 2016

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:40am
St John's College & The Faculty of English, University of Cambridge (UK)

Swinburne's _Poems and Ballads_ at 150

a conference to be held at St John's College, Cambridge (UK) on the 29-30 July 2016

Call for Papers:

William Michael Rossetti writes: 'If Shelley is "the poet for poets", Swinburne might not unaptly be termed 'the poet for poetic students':

'His writings exercise a great fascination over qualified readers, and excite a very real enthusiasm for them: but these readers are not of that wide, popular, indiscriminate class who come to be moved by the subject matter, the affectingly told story. Mr. Swinburne's readers are of another and a more restricted order... [who prize] the beauty of execution'.

The Invisible Bear Poetry and Visual Art Call for Submissions

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:16am
Duke University

The Invisible Bear is a poetry and visual art magazine partially funded by the poetry working group at Duke University.

We are currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions on or before our submission deadline, December 1st, 2015. Please submit pieces via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name and the category of your piece (ex: "Joe Writer, Poetry") in the subject line of your message. We are open to reviewing hybrid forms, comics, prose / poetry, and all the etceteras.

UPDATE: [MELUS] Religion & U.S. Ethnic Lit (deadline extended Nov. 4)

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:13am
J. Stephen Pearson, U of North Georgia and Rachel Luckenbill, Duquesne University

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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