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CHLA 2016: Prizing Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mary Catherine Miller (Ohio State University)

Abstracts are currently being accepted for a proposed panel titled "Prizing Children's and Young Adult Literature" for the 2016 CHLA Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Abstracts are encouraged, but not required, to conform to the theme of the conference ("Animation"). Topics may include:

- award-winning graphic novels for young readers
- international prizing of children's literature
- award-winning electronic books and digital storytelling
- prize-winning children's or YA authors

Please submit abstracts of 300-350 words to prizingchildrenslit@gmail.com by October 1, 2015.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended until Oct. 9, 2015, for Beckett and Vice

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 4:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Beckett and Vice
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Beckett and Vice
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S.E. Gontarski
Registration fee: $180 (includes all activities)

Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:

Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. Asceticism

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
UTA English Graduate Conference

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production
April 7-8, 2016, The University of Texas at Arlington
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015
Conference Chairs: Stephanie Peebles Tavera, Robert LaRue

The University of Texas at Arlington invites 200-250 proposals for individual paper presentations as well as proposals for complete panels for our fourth annual English Graduate Conference. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact email in your proposal. For complete panels, please include an abstract for the entire panel, along with brief explanations of the intended presentations.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Goddess Studies Unit

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Academy of Religion, Western Region

http://www.aarwr.com/call-for-papers.html

How does Goddess Studies, or the study of women and/or female figures in religion and mythology, contribute to social justice?

In what ways can Goddess Studies aid in the examination of themes such as classism, eco-justice, womanism, racism, and/or colonialism? From philosophical, anthropological, archetypal, literary, mythological, hermeneutical, and/or religious studies perspectives, what do particular goddesses/figures in religion bring to the scholarly conversation of social justice?

Junior Scholars Law & Humanities Workshop, June 6-7, 2016 -- Submission Deadline: January 4, 2016

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 1:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Junior Scholars Law & Humanities Interdisciplinary Workshop
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CALL FOR PAPERS – 2016 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop

Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, and Georgetown University Law School invite submissions for the twelfth meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop, to be held at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, California, on June 6 and 7, 2016.

PAPER COMPETITION:

Franciscan Connections Seeks Franciscan Focused Articles

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 1:42pm
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Franciscan Connections: The Cord - A Spiritual Review
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Franciscan Connections: The Cord - A Spiritual Review seeks Franciscan focused articles, poetry, original artwork, and photography for its winter issue. Articles are typically between 4,000 - 5,000 words in length, use proper Chicago Style citation, and are submitted in Microsoft Word format. Please send submissions to thecord@sbu.edu. All submissions for the winter issue have an extended deadline of Friday, October 23, 2015. Please click on the following link to learn more about our submission guidelines: http://www.franciscanpublications.com/?page_id=145

WRITING: Related to the Practices of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the Subject of LIGHT

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 1:28pm
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Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Manifest Gallery is seeking written works (poetic, historical, technical, creative, narrative, philosophical) directly relevant to drawing, painting, photography or light, commonly included at the start of the book, as an introduction to Manifest's next round of Award-Winning publications; the International Drawing Annual, the International Painting Annual, and the International Photography Annuals. Works must be original works with proper citation for quoted material. Length of written entries should be limited to a max. of approximately 1500 words.

http://www.manifestgallery.org/writing/index.html

Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
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CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

NEMLA 2016 CfP: New Directions in Queer Nineteenth-Century American Studies

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Griffiths / The Graduate Center, CUNY

In his 2003 collection of essays Deep Gossip, Henry Abelove suggests that queer studies and American studies, at a fundamental level, have always grappled with the same questions and concepts: an interest in the history of democratic culture, an avowal of homosexual desire, an interdisciplinary approach to literature, and the use of literature as a political resource. The eminent foci of nineteenth-century American studies have quite often been the various brands of white, male alienation epitomized by the homosocial and homoerotic literary cultures of Melville, Hawthorne, Whitman, Thoreau, and other exemplary "proto-queer" figures.

Re-imaging Yeats: Contestations and Negotiations - (Abstracts deadline 30.09.2015 & Full Paper due on 31.10.2015)

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
DR SUDIPTA CHAKRABORTY, S.B. COLLEGE, BURDWAN UNIVERSITY & SUKHENDU DAS, BANKURA UNIVERSITY, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
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Call for Papers
Re-imaging Yeats: Contestations and Negotiations
(Essays in Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of William Butler Yeats)

An Edited volume of Scholarly Articles to be published by a reputed publisher with ISBN
(tentatively by the end of 2015)

Editors:
Dr Sudipta Chakraborty, Assistant Professor of English, Sreegopal Banerjee College (Govt. Sponsored), Hooghly, West Bengal
Sukhendu Das, Assistant Professor of English, Bankura University, Bankura, West Bengal

Canadian Writers' Summit/CCWWP Toronto, June 15-19, 2016/ deadline Nov 2/15

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs
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See our Call for Papers/Panels online http://www.ccwwp.ca/conference/2016/cfp

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) seeks proposals for panel discussions, forums, readings, presentations, and papers, about:

the art of writing
the pedagogy of teaching writing
the business of writing and publishing
educational and community programs for writers
elements of craft and criticism

William Gilmore Simms Society Biennial Conference [Simms and the City], September 22-24, 2016

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
William Gilmore Simms Society

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 nineteenth-century American South. The conference will be held September 22-24, 2016 on the campus of Clayton State College in Atlanta, GA.

Acceleration Toward Post-Human, Post-Antropocene, 47th NeMLA conference, March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:33am
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47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), March 17-20, 2016; Hartford, CT; Host Institution: University of Connecticut
Panel title: Acceleration Toward Post-Human, Post-Antropocene
Panel chair: Dr. Milena Popov (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)
Panel abstract and description:

Making Meaning: Discourses of Identity, Power, and Access

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Language and Rhetorical Studies, University of Michigan

Making Meaning: Discourses of Identity, Power, and Access
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by Language and Rhetorical Studies

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

November 13-14th, 2015

Featured Speaker:
Suresh Canagarajah
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor, Departments of Applied Linguistics and English, Pennsylvania State University

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