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Perspectives on the Academic Job Interview

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The Academic job interview isn't a monolithic entity: each academic institution--ranging from research universities to community colleges--has its own processes. Learning to navigate these different environments is difficult, and job seekers can benefit from hearing from a wide range of stakeholders (administrators, departments chairs, junior faculty, etc.)

To that end, we are calling for a wide range of voices to join our roundtable and examine the academic job interview from a variety of perspectives.

Please submit brief abstracts (200 words) and a bio by Sep 30, 2016.

To submit, please use NeMLA's portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

Premodern Futurities: Speculative Objects and Prognostication in the Medieval World (Kalamazoo 2017)

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Carly Boxer, Jack Dragu, and Luke Fidler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Interpreting the medieval arts entails setting in motion forms of anachronism; within the arts we see complex negotiations of temporality, which themselves pose significant challenges to our understanding of historical objects. Scholars have been both resistant to and complicit in these forms, a challenge of historicism having been, to a greater or lesser extent, to unlearn certain histories in order to “restore” the contingency of a specific historical moment. For, indeed, medieval people theorized futures of their own. They refined procedures of prognostication and speculation, and, significantly, crafted aesthetic objects that imagined divergent futurities.

Gendered Innovations in the Social Sciences

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Barbara Clare
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Gendered Innovations in the Social Sciences'

7-9 November 2016, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

What impact does women's limited presence in key fields of research have upon our capacity to grapple with social and political change? And if gender is ignored as an analytic category, can the social sciences make a meaningful contribution to understanding or resolving issues of gender inequality in society? 

Nihilism .. Utopianism

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2016

Modern Horizons Journal CFP – ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’

 

Modern Horizons invites proposals for papers (25-30 minutes long) for our sixth annual conference on ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’ to be held Friday, 27 October, 2016 at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre campus, Vancouver, Canada. Proposals are to be sent to editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca by 25 July, 2016.

 

Why religion got it wrong? Conceptualising new methods of reading.

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Tapati Bharadwaj
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Why religion got it all wrong? Conceptualizing new methods of reading.

 

Literary scholars need to throw open the doors of what texts constitute the study of literari-ness and the methods of doing so; such an act will allow the discipline to examine and interrogate socio-discursive practices which affect the lives of women all over the world.  Religious texts codify culture and gender norms and it is imperative that literary scholars engage with these texts that perpetuate and maintain oppressive hegemonic institutions.

 

The Hindu Shastras.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS- PURSUITS Vol. XIV

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
MWERCY COLLEGE, PALAKKAD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 12, 2016

The Postgraduate Dept. of English and Research Centre for Comparative Studies, Mercy College (Affiliated to University of Calicut), Palakkad, Kerala is happy to invite papers on the topic “History and Literature” to be published in PURSUITS, ISSN. No. 0974-7400.Vol. XIV, a the peer-reviewed journal. Your paper may focus on these areas: “Literature as History” or “Representation of History in Literature.”

The contributor is requested to send both the soft copy and the hard copy of the article. Kindly keep to the following format: Font size: 12.  Font type: Times New Roman.  Word Limit: 3500 words.

Human Rights Discourse in Antebellum America

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:50am
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, March 23-26
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the presence of eighteenth-century human rights discourse in antebellum American culture. We will have two goals: first, to seek persistences of eighteenth-century human rights theory even as it was eclipsed by discourses of Nationalism, European Imperialism, Anglo-Saxonism, scientific racism, economic determinism, and so on in the nineteenth century; second, to articulate the relationship of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism to the forces that would stifle it during the period between the American/French Revolutions and the post-WWII resurgence of human rights.

 

Film & Media Festivals SIG – CfP for SCMS 2017 in Chicago

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:50am
SCMS Film & Media Festivals scholarly interest group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Film & Media Festivals SIG – CfP for SCMS 2017 in Chicago

To participate in a preconstituted panel sponsored by the Film and Media Festivals SIG, please submit a summary no longer than 2500 characters, 3-5 bibliographic sources, and an author bio no longer than 500 characters. 

Please copy and paste your proposal into the body of the email message (and avoid sending attachments!) and include in the subject heading “Film Festival SCMS paper (or workshop) submission.”

[CFP reminder] Seeking Submissions for SCS Issue 2

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:50am
Studies In Control Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Studies In Control Societies is seeking submissions for the Fall 2016 issue.

We invite submissions that explore the technologies and transformations in state power, political economy, and subjectivity that control societies engender. Some suggested topics include but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Book Project & Journal Issue: "Performing philosophy, philosophizing performance"

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:49am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

BOOK PROJECT AND SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE ON PERFORMANCE

[Selected essays from the special issue and other essays will subsequently be published as an edited volume from a major academic publisher in 2018, following the publication of the issue]

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