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The Oak and The Acorns: Recovering the Hidden Carlyle - July 6-8, 2016 Oxford Univ (TORCH)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:29am
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Marylu Hill, Villanova University and Paul Kerry, Oxford/BYU

The Oak and The Acorns:
Recovering the Hidden Carlyle

July 6-8, 2016
To be held at
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Oxford University

"It is an idle question to ask whether his books will be read a century hence: if they were all burnt as the grandest of Suttees on his funeral-pile, it would only be like cutting down an oak after its acorns have sown a forest. For there is hardly a superior or active mind of this generation that has not been modified by Carlyle's writings; there has hardly been an English book written for the last ten or twelve years that would not have been different if Carlyle had not lived."
George Eliot, "Thomas Carlyle" (1855)

Katherine Mansfield and Russia -- book series -- Deadline August 31 2016

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:34am
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Katherine Mansfield Society

Katherine Mansfield's passion for Russian literature and culture is well known. Anton Chekhov was not just her most significant literary influence, he was a mythological presence with whom she felt a close bond. Indeed, this emotional bond became even stronger when she discovered the two of them shared not just similar artistic sensibilities but also the same deadly disease – tuberculosis. While Chekhov reigned supreme in Mansfield's world, several other Russian writers, and Russia in general, fascinated her for most of her adult life. This volume seeks essay submissions that engage with all aspects of Mansfield's response to Russian literature, culture and history, as well as to the Russians she met in England and France.

[UPDATE] RACE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE WALKING DEAD FRANCHISE

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:24am
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Dawn Keetley and Elizabeth Erwin

The Walking Dead franchise has become a popular culture juggernaut that shows no signs of slowing down. Yet, despite its soaring popularity, there has been a longstanding critique that the franchise, in both its comic book and television incarnations, advocates an explicitly patriarchal and predominantly white world order. Zombie narratives have shown themselves to be uniquely qualified to deconstruct the many illusions (and injustices) of our social order, so why have so many felt that The Walking Dead has only hardened the conventional boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality?

[UPDATE] Reminder: "Portals, Gates": The Classics in Modernist Translation (April 30 & May 1, 2016): deadline January 10, 2016

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:49pm
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Miranda Hickman/ McGill University

As Steven Yao observes in *Translation and the Languages of Modernism,* both the practice and the idea of translation were integral to experimental early twentieth-century modernist work in English: "feats of translation not only accompanied and helped to give rise to, but sometimes even themselves constituted, some of the most significant Modernist literary achievements in English." And in their translation work, many anglophone modernists were especially responsive to the literatures of Ancient Greece and Rome. As H.D. would note of the work of Euripides, "these words are to me portals, gates."

Feminist engagements with archives and literary history

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 7:22pm
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Australian Feminist Studies
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Australian Feminist Studies is an established international peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. AFS promotes innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines. We publish original and challenging articles of the highest calibre on topics that contribute to current and emerging theory and research of relevance to feminism.

We are currently seeking manuscripts covering feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history (literary history, social and cultural history, the history of sexuality). Questions explored may include:

Feminist theory and philosophy

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 7:03pm
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Australian Feminist Studies
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AFS is an established international peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. We seek innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines. We currently invite original and challenging articles of the highest calibre on any aspect of emerging feminist theory and philosophy.

The journal publishes the following types of contributions:

Original scholarly articles up to 8,000 words in length.

Research Notes, Feminist Debates and Reflections up to 5,000 words in length.

More information on the journal and types of contributions can be found here: http://bit.ly/22HESyV

Watermark: Graduate Student Journal - Deadline to Submit: Feb. 8, 2016

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:55pm
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Watermark: California State University, Long Beach
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Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. Watermark also accepts reviews of recent books published in these fields of study. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, February 8, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.

Re/Inventions: Altern[arr]atives (April 2016)

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:52pm
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California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.
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Re/Inventions 2016 : Altern[arr]atives
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach
Abstract Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016

This interdisciplinary conference encourages abstracts that explore the theme of Altern[arr]atives from a wide range of fields and disciplines. The theme this year welcomes narratives that challenge dominant discourse and/or suggest alternatives. Suggested topics and schools of thought include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fellowship Opportunity

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 3:16pm
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Maria DiFrancesco on behalf of NeMLA
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The NeMLA Summer Fellowship Program Summer fellowships up to $1,500 are intended to defray the cost of traveling incurred by researchers in pursuing their work-in-progress over the summer. Fellowships primarily support untenured junior faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. All applicants will be notified before the convention. Recipients of the Summer Fellowship are announced at the Open Brunch held on Sunday, March 20, at the Hartford 2016 Convention. Awardees will be asked to create a poster (digital or hard copy), which will be showcased at the Baltimore 2017 convention. To apply, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/ fellowships/summer-fellowships.html. Deadline: February 6, 2016.

Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference: Toward a Borderless Indigenous Community June 23-26, 2016, Charles T

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 2:10pm
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Charles Town Maroon Council

Indigenous communities offer models of collective sustainability, territorial sovereignty, ecological justice, and cultural persistence keenly appealing to a world threatened by environmental rapine and ideological warfare. The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference aims at nothing less than building a global indigenous community without borders. Legacy of the recently deceased Colonel Frank Lumsden, leader of the Charles Town Maroons, this vision of global unity among geographically distinct yet politically allied indigenous communities advances an alternative to global woes that combines transnational commonality with cultural specificity and political purpose.

[UPDATE]: UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
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The University of North Alabama English Department
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Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

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