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"Narrative Theory and Novel History" (special issue of Poetics Today) - November 30th, 2015

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:02am
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Paul Dawson/ University of New South Wales
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Contributions are being sought for a proposed special issue of Poetics Today on "Narrative Theory and the History of the Novel", to be guest-edited by Paul Dawson. Interested parties should submit a 300-word abstract to paul.dawson@unsw.edu by November 30th, 2015. A prospectus and list of potential contributors for the proposed issue will then be subject to peer review, and approval by the journal editor, Brian McHale. Submissions should be guided by, but not limited to, the following rationale and parameters:

The contemporary Canon

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Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 6:45pm
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American Comparative Literature Assocation
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[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association's conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]
This seminar seeks to examine the world of non-canonical literature, and its effects on readership throughout and beyond American society and its interests.

ASSE 2015 conference on British and American Studies

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Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 3:25pm
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Albanian Society for the Study of English
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In the beginning was the word … and then … technology

Third ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies
organized in collaboration with the Corporate Training and Continuing Education Center at Canadian Institute of Technology

26-28 November 2015

Tirana, Albania

Call for papers

Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2015 (extended)

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."

Albert Einstein

[UPDATE} MAY 27-30, 2016 Divergent Depictions: Alternative Representational Subjectivities in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:54pm
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Latin American Studies Association

Divergent Depictions:
Alternative Representational Subjectivities in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

The representation of individuals and communities in film have been consistently informed and transformed by cultural and institutional values throughout Latin American cinema's history. However, recent Latin American cinema has seen the proliferation of characters and subjects that break with traditional models and modes of representation that are anchored in and contoured by the social and political systems, actors, and events of the region.

[UPDATE] Walker Percy Centennial. April 28-30, 2016

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:14pm
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Conference on Christianity and Literature
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Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 28-30, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

Keynoters: Farrell O'Gorman, Belmont Abbey College
Jim Wildeman, Covenant College, emeritus

Pedagogy & Popular Culture - SW Popular & American Culture Association, CFP Deadline: 11/1/15, Conference: 02/10 - 02/13/16

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 6:57pm
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Southwest Popular & American Culture Association
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We are happy to announce the 37th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

This is a Call for Proposals (CFP) to submit paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, history, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, technology, etc. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies. Proposals regarding using popular culture in the classroom are particularly encouraged.

Technology Instruction in Libraries

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carol Smallwood/McFarland
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Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Google for Patron Library Use, ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Lura Sanborn, co-editor. Women, Work, and the Web, contributor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public, academic, school librarian.

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians about technology instruction for staff, patrons, and students. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library: public, school, special, academic, LIS faculty. Creative case studies especially encouraged. How-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues; innovation highly valued.

Women's Studies in the Library

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carol Smallwood/McFarland
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One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical know-how about what works for women's studies programs and resources. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library: useful to public, school, special, LIS faculty. Proven, creative, case studies encouraged. How-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues; innovative workshops, outreach, grant resources highly valued.

"Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women (Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts)" ASECS 2016 (3/31-4/3) Abstracts due 9/14

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:15am
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Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean. The panel calls for papers that pay close attention to women's experiences as they travel (by choice or by force) across land and sea and eventually learn how to live in new places under remarkable circumstances. The panel aims to problematize the ideas of location and nationality, so it welcomes papers that complicate the seeming divide between "American" and "British" texts, writers, characters, and subjects. In addition to literary studies, this panel encourages submissions from disciplines such as history, art history, linguistics, gender studies, and oceanic studies.

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools [UPDATE]

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:54am
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Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspective. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. I will accept content on an ongoing basis.

[UPDATE] "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:07am
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Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
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Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

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