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[UPDATE] CFP: Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 

Submission for papers begins today through Sept. 23rd.

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM (DUE NOV. 1, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
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JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

CFP [UPDATE]: Transgender Studies

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In May 2014, on a cover featuring actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox, Time Magazine proclaimed that we had reached the "transgender tipping point". But have we? What would it look like if we had? While it is true that transgender activists like Cox and Janet Mock are appearing on our televisions more often, and transgender models like Ines Rau or Andreja Pejic are gracing the pages of magazines, transgender women (especially women of color) are still disproportionately at risk for hate crimes, and face discrimination in many areas of life.

Publication of 5 Edited Books with ISBN

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 8:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Professor B.Panda

Call for Papers for Edited Books with ISBN
Last Date 31st December 2015
Generally, most people have their own ideas of what literature is. When enrolling in a literary course at university, you expect that everything on the reading list will be "literature". Similarly, you might expect everything by a known author to be literature, even though the quality of that author's work may vary from publication to publication. Perhaps you get an idea just from looking at the cover design on a book whether it is "literary" or "pulp". Literature then, is a form of demarcation, however fuzzy, based on the premise that all texts are not created equal. Some have or are given more value than others.

"Outside England...Far off from the world": D.H. Lawrence, Cornwall and Regional Modernism 12-14 September 2016

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:45am
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Exeter Penryn Campus

International D.H. Lawrence Conference St Ives Cornwall 12-14 September 2016

"Outside England…Far off from the world": D.H. Lawrence, Cornwall and Regional Modernism

Organised in association with the University of Exeter Penryn Campus, this conference will be held at the Tregenna Castle Hotel St Ives to commemorate the centenary of D.H. Lawrence's move to the nearby village of Zennor.

Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un completo humorista / All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Celina Bortolotto (Massey University, New Zealand) and Dr Annick Pellegrin (University of Mauritius)

Call for book chapter proposals: Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un completo humorista / All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist
Editors: Dr Celina Bortolotto (Massey University, New Zealand) and Dr Annick Pellegrin (University of Mauritius)
Contact email: fontanarrosaproject@gmail.com

ACLA 2016: Philip Roth's Trans-disciplinary Translation: Psychoanalysis, Ethics, and Philosophy of Mind (proposals due 09/23)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 5:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Maren Scheurer / Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

When Horace Engdahl, permanent secretary of the Nobel prize jury, proclaimed in 2008 that "The US is too isolated, too insular. They … don't really participate in the big dialogue of literature," many understood Engdahl to be chastising Philip Roth in particular, a leading contender in Nobel Prize discussions, who, despite his international appeal, has been perennially overlooked by the prize jury. To the contrary, translations of Roth's work are available in languages as diverse as Mandarin, Romanian, and Arabic, to name only a few. In his novels, Roth dialogues with such artists as Shakespeare, Chekhov, Edna O'Brien, Milan Kundera, El Greco and Jasper Johns. However, Roth's relevance for comparative studies is not limited to these exchanges.

CONTEMPORARY POETRY: THINKING AND FEELING MAY 20th-22nd 2016

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Plymouth University, UK

This conference is dedicated to exploring the interplay and divide between thinking and feeling in poetry. In what ways might poetry embody a process of thinking? What's the role of emotion in recent poetry? Can thinking be divided from feeling? Does a poetry of the head preclude a poetry of affect, and vice versa? Are these the terms of competing antagonisms or productive dialogues? What's the relationship between the intellect and affect?

ACLA Seminar: "To Die Content": Death, Writing, and Creativity (Harvard, March 17-20, 2016 abstract due September 23rd, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Mavis Tseng/ Taipei Medical University/ ACLA 2016
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CFP: ACLA 2016
Seminar: "To Die Content": Death, Writing, and Creativity
Location: Harvard University
Time: March 17-20, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 23rd, 2015

Contact: Mavis Tseng
Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University
maviszizek@gmail.com

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable) (9/15/15; ICMS Kalamazoo 5/12-15/16

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 2:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable)
Sponsored by the Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
12-15 May 2016
Proposals due by 15 September 2015

Fashion and Horror

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Julia Petrov and Gudrun Whitehead
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CFP: Fashion and Horror.
This is a call for proposals for chapters to comprise a potential new publication, which has had strong interest from Bloomsbury. Editors of this volume are Dr. Julia Petrov, Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada and Dr. Gudrun D. Whitehead, University of Iceland.

Bakhtin for Tomorrow! - April 9-10, 2016 @ SUNY Buffalo

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:37am
full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia
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Bakhtin For Tomorrow!

We seek additional presenters for a panel aimed at contributing to conference discussion about intersections between formally innovative poetry and recent findings in empirical linguistics speech research. Please send an expression of interest and 100-word bio by September 8 so that we can constitute a 4-5-member panel. Conference abstracts (250 words) for 10-12 minute papers would be due 15 September (extended deadline).

[UPDATE] "English Catholicism in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture" panel at ASECS Annual Meeting, March 31-April 3

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Geremy Carnes
contact email: 

This session aims to focus attention on a segment of the English population that is often ignored or treated simplistically in scholarship on our period: the English Catholic community. Recent research by Gabriel Glickman, Alison Shell, and several other scholars has demonstrated that the Catholic community was active politically, socially, and artistically throughout the eighteenth century. This panel seeks papers from historians, art historians, literature scholars, and religion scholars on any subject related to the political or social activities or cultural productions of eighteenth-century English Catholics.

ICAF, 14-16 April 2016, University of South Carolina

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 8:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF)
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ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites proposals for scholarly papers for its eighteenth annual meeting, to be held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, from Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, 2016. Confirmed guests include comics artists Howard Cruse, Keith Knight, Cece Bell, and Prof. Michael Chaney of Dartmouth College.

The deadline to submit proposals is November 6, 2015.

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