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Seeking Excellent Undergraduate Work

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers undergraduate journal
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Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We want to see and possibly publish what your students are composing. We are currently seeking submissions for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider your students' works as we receive them. Please encourage your students from this spring semester and next fall semester to consider submitting.

CCCC 2016 Panel: Writing (Center) Strategies for Action

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Lang & Aimee Jones
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Writing (Center) Strategies for Action

Popular, and powerful, narratives in the field of writing center studies position nondirective and collaborative writing strategies, higher order concerns (over lower order concerns), and peer-to-peer tutoring as key terms in the field. Though an accomplishment for writing center scholars and administrators, this narrative with its preferred strategies has neglected the experiences of some writers. This session is a call to action to examine the writing center's narratives and strategies by bringing underrepresented client populations to the fore:

CCCC 2016 Panel: Writing (Center) Strategies for Action

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Lang & Aimee Jones
contact email: 

Writing (Center) Strategies for Action

Popular, and powerful, narratives in the field of writing center studies position nondirective and collaborative writing strategies, higher order concerns (over lower order concerns), and peer-to-peer tutoring as key terms in the field. Though an accomplishment for writing center scholars and administrators, this narrative with its preferred strategies has neglected the experiences of some writers. This session is a call to action to examine the writing center's narratives and strategies by bringing underrepresented client populations to the fore:

"She Flew to Me For Protection": Networks, Agency, and Community in Eighteenth Century Women's Writing (Abstracts Due June 5th)

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:00pm
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EC/ASECS 2015 conference (November 12-14, 2015) West Chester, Pennsylvania

This panel seeks to explore how eighteenth-century women writers recreate, redefine and utilize conventional relationships to find new communities that allow them greater access to authority. Much has been said about the way utopian female communities provided women with empowering networks that replaced the traditional, hierarchical, and restrictive relationships traditionally available. Women writers used these imagined, alternative communities to contest and renegotiate gender roles, resist oppression, criticize society, and advocate for change. But less has been said about women and communities that are not exclusively female.

Transforming Male Devotional Practices from the Medieval to the Early Modern, 16th and 17th September 2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:32pm
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The University of Huddersfield

This conference at the University of Huddersfield is co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope. It will take place on 16th and 17th September 2015 and aims to explore the social, economic and spatial factors underpinning the changing way ordinary men demonstrated their commitment to God and the church(es) in a period of significant turmoil. Papers that address English male devotional experience from historical, literary, gender studies and material culture perspectives are welcomed. Suggested themes include:

QUEER THEORY: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:13am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June-July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Edited Collection - The Global Road Movie, Deadline July 30

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:05am
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Timothy Corrigan (University of Pennsylvania) – José Duarte (University of Lisbon/ULICES)

In light of the recent publications on road movies (Neil Archer, 2012; Gott and Schilt, 2013; Sara Brandellero, 2013 or Natália Pinnaza, 2014), we welcome contributions for a volume focusing on road movies around the world, giving voice to directors and films previously neglected. Primarily an American genre – as discussed in Corrigan, 1991; Cohan and Hark, 1997; Laderman, 2002, Mills, 2006 or Orgeron, 2007 – the road movie was rapidly adopted by other nations, as exemplified by the particular case of South-American countries, like Brazil or Argentina.

XVIII Generative Art International Conference - GA2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:39am
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Generative Design Lab, Politecnico di Milano University

GENERATIVE ART 2015
C A L L - F O R - P A P E R / P O S T E R / A R T W O R K S / P E R F O R M A N C E
GA2015 , the 18th Generative Art Conference, Exibition, Live Performances
Location: Venice, Italy, the 9, 10, 11 December 2015

website: www.generativeart.com

Topics:
Art - Music - Architecture - Industrial Design - Web Art - Poetry - Visual Grammar - Design Approach - Teaching Theory - Mathematics - Virtual Environment - Literature - Artificial Life - Artificial Intelligence - Cellular Automata - Performances - Artificial Behaviors - Communication - Generative Robots - Mechatronic - Nanotechnology - NanoArt

Strangers, Neighbors, and Monsters in Medieval Literature; SAMLA; Durham, NC; November 13-15

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:33am
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SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers that treat any aspect of social difference as presented in the literatures of the Middle Ages. Papers might construe this social difference as confessional, geographic, economic, political, ethnic, or bodily. How do these categories of difference shape social formation? How do they delimit the boundaries of moral relevance and/or social inclusion? What counts as a neighbor? What counts as a monster? What obligations or affinities do these designations entail? How does one know how to treat a stranger? Paper proposals that deal with the troubling of categories of social difference are especially welcome.

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE - 2015 MPCA URBAN STUDIES

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:07am
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Megan Cannella/ MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

CFP: Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA (Nov. 5-7, 2015) - DEADLINE June 29, 2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:04am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

Nov. PAMLA conference: African American lit section proposals due 5/15

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:47am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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113th Annual Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
Portland, Oregon
November 6, 7, and 8, 2015

Papers are invited on any aspect of African American literature. Topics that relate to the conference theme of "literature and time" are especially welcome: possible topics include (but are not limited to) literature and Afrofuturism, historical fiction, periodization, or entries into the debate about whether there can be such a thing as contemporary African American literature. Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.

CFP: Iris: New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults 1.3, 'Change' (Deadline: 26 May 2015)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:51pm
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Iris: New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults
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Iris, a quarterly literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry on LGBTQ themes for young adults, invites submissions for its third issue on the theme of change. Iris features writing and artwork that challenge and captivate young adult readers between the ages of 14 - 17. Iris welcomes work in all genres, from realistic fiction to fantasy. Poets may submit text and visual poems, and Iris accepts digital and scanned artwork. Work submitted to Iris must comply with our content policy as Iris is targeted to a young demographic, and is used as an educational tool in public and school libraries, school and public library-sponsored book clubs, and similar environments.

CFP for Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers: Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books and Early Readings, Dea

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Ormandy

Picture books and early readers carry all the weight of parental authority, and are essential tools in the learning process for our children. With their bright pictures, they perform their function of holding the child's attention quite well, and they are accessed freely and repeatedly. They offer children not only hours of sanctioned entertainment and carefully chosen words and concepts, they also introduce our youngest children to specific cultural norms and belief systems. What role then does the supernatural character play for children learning to "read" and interpret the values in the interplay of images, words, and authority? Is there a difference, for the child, when the protagonist shown in the picture is a werewolf, fairy, or ghost?

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