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Trans Caribbean Seminar at ACLA Proposals due 9/23

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:57pm
Trans Caribbean Seminar at American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

In "The Caribbean and Transvestism," Mayra Santos Febres personifies the Caribbean as a transvestite, a Siren born when Europeans declared the existence of the islands and thus began the process of dressing the Caribbean in a set of identities imposed from elsewhere. Santos Febres explains that against a world of "fixed categories, of demarcated identities, histories of liberation and nation-state foundation, we Caribbean folk, perceive our 'oddity.' We posture as heirs to cultures which are not our own, we negate identities we never really got to know, we think ourselves citizens and natives of countries where we have never lived" (161).

KORE AWARD FOR BEST DISSERTATION IN WOMEN AND MYTHOLOGY 2016

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:32pm
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology

KORE AWARD FOR BEST DISSERTATION IN WOMEN AND MYTHOLOGY 2016

The Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology is conferred by the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. The award was established in 2009 and is funded by the gift of a generous contributor. The intention behind its founding is to create awareness of excellence in Women and Mythology, and to provide an organizational framework for supporting graduate students in their work. The award is presented at the biennial national conference, for dissertations completed and defended in 2015 and 2014. Defense must be completed by December 31, 2015.

Sarasvati Nonfiction Book Award Notification

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:28pm
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology

The Sarasvati Book Award solicits nonfiction books published during 2013-2015 in the field of goddess studies. Named for the Hindu goddess of learning and the creative arts, the Sarasvati award from the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) honors creative work in the field of goddess and mythology studies. The award will be presented during ASWM's biennial conference, Boston, April 1-2, 2016.

Past winners include Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Voctor H. Mair (Cambria, 2010). and The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology and the Origins of European Dance, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber (Norton, 2013).

Note to Publishers

Medieval Equestrianism: Theory and Practice - Thematic Sessions at the 2016 Leeds International Medieval Congress

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:30pm
Anastasija Ropa

Medieval Equestrianism: Theory and Practice
Thematic Sessions at the 2016 Leeds International Medieval Congress
We invite paper proposals on all aspects of medieval equestrianism, for complimentary sessions highlighting:
1) theoretical approaches to medieval equestrian studies;
2) practical applications of medieval equestrian studies, whether as part of re-enactment, live demonstration or public engagement activities, as well as the application of equestrian practices to academic studies of the Middle Ages.
In addition, there will be a Making Leeds Medieval on Horseback session, to round up the findings of the previous sessions with thematic demonstrations.

CFP: Digital Humanities @ CEA 2016

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:08pm
College English Association

The College English Association is now accepting proposals for presentations for our 47th annual conference. The special topics chair welcomes proposals for papers, presentations, and panels that address all areas of the digital humanities.

  • DH projects (digital collections/archives, digital editions, interactive maps, virtual models, etc.)
  • DH research methodologies (text analysis, visualization, GIS mapping, etc.)
  • DH pedagogy (teaching strategies, curriculum development, project collaboration, etc.)
  • DH centers (supporting research, consulting services, teaching faculty/students, etc.)
  • DH theory
  • digital project management
  • data curation
  • the future of DH

  • ACLA 2016 Seminar: Morphology of the Trauma Text

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:50pm
    Jay Rajiva, Georgia State University; Jennifer Olive, Georgia State University

    Seminar Proposal for ACLA 2016 (American Comparative Literature Association)
    March 17-20, 2016
    Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    UNT Critical Voices Conference

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:41pm
    University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association

    The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, rhetoric and composition, English pedagogy, technical communication, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.

    English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature -- 11/7/15

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:28pm
    English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University

    English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
    Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
    full name / name of organization:
    English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University
    contact email:
    ego@wiu.edu

    CFP: English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
    The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (STD) chapter of Western Illinois University are currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our twelfth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

    "Queering Diasporic (Counter) Ecologies: Charting Interplace-Based Webs of Relation"

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:10pm
    Dr. Jessica Best/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2016 Conference

    Bridging the fields of queer ecology, transnational feminist theory, diaspora studies, and comparative literature, this panel invites proposals from literary scholars who perform "counter-topographic" readings of diasporic literature pertaining to ecological, interspecies, and interplace-based themes. Some questions might include: What does "queer ecology" mean in the context of diasporic literature? How do diasporic texts engage with issues of ecological consciousness? How are rural/urban imaginaries re-defined through diasporic consciousness? Is it possible to trace rural and urban communities/continuities across nation-states? How are human/interspecies relationships redefined in such diasporic imaginings?

    Life Writing as Empathy, Deadline for abstracts October 1, 2015

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 2:30pm
    Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

    Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
    Vol. 42 No. 2 | September 2016
    Call for Papers
    Life Writing as Empathy

    Guest editor: Rocío G. Davis
    University of Navarra

    Word Hoard Issue #5: Scum and Villainy

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:58pm
    Word Hoard

    Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, creative pieces, and other publishable works on the theme of "Scum and Villainy" for our fifth issue. (Please find our previous issues at http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wordhoard). We believe both "scum" and "villainy" have social, ethical, and epistemological implications reaching far beyond literary and popular tropes, and thus far beyond the lush taxonomy of opportunistic or conniving archetypes (e.g., muggers, grifters, the debased; psychopaths, traitors, the corrupt). Characterizations of "scum" or "villainy" interest us far more than literary characters as "scum" or "villains."

    Othello: Pre-Texts, Texts, and After-Texts (51st Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016)

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:15pm
    Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

    Shakespeare at Kalamazoo is accepting abstracts for two panels at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 12-15, 2016). Our panels this year are partly designed around a program to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616.

    Our second panel, "Othello: Pre-Texts, Texts, and After-Texts" is part of a series of panels we have been organizing for the past several years that focus on a single play of Shakespeare's from multiple perspectives. As such, we are seeking papers on potential sources and inspirations for the play, textual or performance scholarship on the play itself, and modern performances, adaptations, responses, and critical approaches.

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