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CFP: Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers, edited volume, Palgrave Macmillan; abstracts due Feb.1, 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:12pm
Sabrina Fuchs Abrams/ SUNY Empire State College

Contributors sought for an edited volume on Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers solicited by Palgrave Macmillan and based on a conference of the same title given at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
Send abstracts of 250-500 words (for projected essays of 5000 words) and brief c.v. by Feb.1, 2016 to Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu.

Contingency: Abstracts due Jan. 15, 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:02pm
Angelic Rodgers

http://www.angelicrodgers.com/contingency.html

Stories about the horrors of living as a contingent faculty member have become commonplace; ever since Slate's story "Death of a Professor" in 2013, news pieces and essays about the harsh reality that adjuncts and short-term contract academics face increased in public media. Despite the increased attention to the issue, many still question why adjuncts and contingent faculty stay.

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:32pm
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

Announcing the 2016 First Book Institute

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies

Announcing
The 2016 First Book Institute
June 5-11, 2016
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Co-Directors
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:27pm
Dorothy Wang/Williams College

University of Sussex and the Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London present:

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK

9.30am-6pm, Saturday 27th February 2016
Bedford Square, London

Illinois Medieval Association Conference: Feb. 26-27 2016 [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:02pm
Illinois Medieval Association

Below is the original call for papers. We have an exciting collection of proposals and are looking forward to a tremendous conference. Yet, we wish to extend the proposal deadline in order to broaden our scope. We have several undergraduate papers that are very worthy and we would like to create at least one more undergraduate panel. Furthermore, we will accept proposals beyond the defined concept of "Medievalism." The new deadline is December 5th and all contact information is also below.

Medievalism
2016 Illinois Medieval Association Conference
Call for Papers

February 26-27, 2016

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:10am
Carolina Graduate Literature Society

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

Featured Speakers:

Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego

John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina

[UPDATE] Journal of Student Research Call for Papers - DUE 11/20/15

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:03am
Journal of Student Research

Journal of Student Research
Volume 1, Number 2, 2016
Deadline for Submission: November 20, 2015
Scheduled for Publication: February 2016
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SUBMIT YOUR RESEARCH PAPER TODAY!

[UPDATE] CFP Indian Shakespeares on Screen April 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:26am
Birmingham, RHUL, York, Boston, QMUL & Warwick

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Indian Shakespeares on Screen
Talks, workshops and exhibition at Asia House, London – 27-29 April
&
Screenings with Q&A: Vishal Bhardwaj's trilogy Maqbool, Omkara, Haider
(Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet)
in collaboration with the British Film Institute, London – 29&30 April

Special issue - 'ELSEWHERE' - 29 Feb 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:11am
Antae

"The wonder opened up elsewhere. The things we don't do."

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth"

"Thanks to consciousness, am I not at all times elsewhere from where I am, always master of the other and capable of something else?"

Symposium Reading the Present through the Past - 4 March 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:52am
Daný van Dam / The Netherlands Research School for Literature

Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies
University of Amsterdam

Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities, 4th July 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 4:20am
University of Glasgow

The Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project invites abstracts for its concluding conference. Science fiction is a fertile ground for the imagining of biomedical advances: technologies such as cloning, prosthetics, and rejuvenation are frequently encountered in science-fiction storytelling. Science fiction also offers alternative ideals of health and wellbeing, and imagines new forms of disease and suffering.

Journal: Language and Semiotic Studies

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 8:48pm
Soochow University

Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. With all its contents appearing in English, the journal serves and supports the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies (founded at Soochow University in 1994) while it reaches out and joins colleagues from all around the world for trans-cultural exchange and inter-disciplinary dialogue.

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