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Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass by Aug. 15

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 1:03pm
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The Compass
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The second issue of The Compass, edited and managed by the Arcadia University Honors Program, launched in April at the Exhibition for Academic Success and is now calling for papers to include in its third issue. The current issue features articles by eight students from universities across the nation and covers disciplines from the fine arts to humanities to mathematics.

"This is an amazing testament to our staff who are dedicated to establishing The Compass as a well-known scholarly journal," said Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Clark '16. "With the next issue, we are hoping to continue expanding our reach, possibly internationally."

Victorian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century Roundtable (NeMLA March 17-20, 2016); abstract due 9/30/2015

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:26pm
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Rebekah Greene and Anna Brecke
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Victorian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century (Roundtable at NeMLA, Hartford, CT, USA March 17-20, 2016)

This roundtable welcomes submissions that address these questions and many more from scholars whose work examines the spectrum of Victorian popular fiction.

[UPDATE] 21st Century Englishes Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:14pm
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Bowling Green State University, Department of English
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21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, August 14, 2015

We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.

CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now

Animals in Literature and Film.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 6:33pm
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College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Mayagüez on Friday, March 11 and Saturday March 12, 2016. The topic for the 2016 conference is Animals in Literature and Film. The conference will explore the role of non-human animals in the literary imagination. Animals have had a ubiquitous role in literary representation from antiquity to the present. This role has acquired an important focus in recent critical theory, especially in posthumanism approaches.

Special Journal Issue: "Afro-Asian Feminist and Queer Formations" (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015)

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 5:53pm
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The Scholar & Feminist Online
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Over the last decade, the vibrant subfield of Afro-Asian Studies has played an integral role in advancing comparative racial analysis, highlighting the deep and under-recognized history of political cross-fertilizations that have taken shape among Africa's and Asia's diasporic communities and, in particular, between these continents' anti-colonial nationalist leaders, such as Chairman Mao, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, and Ho Chi Minh.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to August 15th: 'Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media' Colloquium

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:50pm
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Synoptique Journal Colloquium

SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium
October 16-17, 2015

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 15th, 2015

Colloquium hosted by the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Concordia University
Montréal, Québec

International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain November 19-21, 2015

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 12:51pm
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Department of English, University of Extremadura (Cáceres, Spain)

International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
November 19-21, 2015

Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2015

The ethics of hope? Posthumanism, life, and climate change 25-26 November 2015

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:56am
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Suzi Hayes, La Trobe University

How to think of life-in all its forms-when the future is not what it used to be? How to think of we and I when the very weather itself has forced us to consider anew the radical entanglement of oneself and others, of human and nature, of the living with the other-than-living, of the present and the past and the future? These questions drive much contemporary theory and practice in the arts, the humanities and sciences, acting as the generative terrain of new interdisciplinary collaborations. Running through this new work is a deep vein of enquiry around the terms "human", "life", "nature", "culture", "death", "writing", "agency", and "animal", and enquiries into how we might think of human as entangled with land and other life forms.

Represent, Rename, Recall: Collective Memory in Caribbean Literature (15969)

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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:32pm
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Isis Semaj-Hall/Independent Scholar
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The Caribbean is as much the site of shared history as it is the site of unique, cultural experiences. But what is privileged as knowledge, and what is relegated to collective memory? Caribbean writers have been turning to the past for no less than a hundred years, but contemporary Caribbean artists are doing so anew and in ways that deeply interrogate the relationship between history, culture, and collective memory. Building on the work of poet Grace Nichols, collective memory is personal history.

Romanticism and the Anthropocene

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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 4:49pm
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Elizabeth Effinger / North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Joint NASSR/ACCUTE panel
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Every year, the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) cooperate in the form of a series of joint sessions at ACCUTE's annual conference at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Congress brings together a wide variety of scholarly organizations for their annual conferences. Please join us at Congress for the 2016 joint NASSR/ACCUTE sessions. Congress 2016 will be held 28 May - 3 June 2016 at the University of Calgary.

Romanticism and the Anthropocene

What Does the Common Core Mean for Postsecondary Literacy Instruction? March 17-20

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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 3:46pm
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Northeast Modern Language Associaiton (NeMLA)
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This panel seeks to provide a space in which to explore what the Common Core State Standards, and particularly the English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards, will (or already) mean for postsecondary literacy education. Since "college readiness" is one of the key goals of the Common Core, it is crucial for those of us who teach at the college level to consider how the Common Core theorizes literacy instruction generally, as well as how it addresses specific elements including (but not limited to) the differences between literature and informational texts; the relationship between the text and the student reader/writer; and ways of defining text complexity.

Call for Essays for Maritime Journal in the Humanities

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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:47am
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The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture
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The Nautilus, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, seeks submissions for its seventh annual issue, to be published in spring 2016. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Submissions should be sent via email to nautilus@maritime.edu or sent in duplicate to the Editor (Kathryn Mudgett), Department of Humanities, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. For more detailed information about the journal, please see our Web site: www.nautilus.maritime.edu.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended] Expanded Horizons: New Approaches to CinemaScope Aesthetics (SCMS 2016 Atlanta, Submit by 8/14)

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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:27am
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Anthony Coman, University of Florida; Sam Roggen, University of Antwerp
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We invite your papers exploring the production history, aesthetics, and legacy of CinemaScope films. The anamorphic technology, seized upon by Twentieth Century-Fox in an effort to revitalize studio finances, presented technical and formal challenges to Hollywood's established methods of filmmaking and spurred the creativity of many filmmakers. The early CinemaScope years therefore offer a prime case for studying how a phase of technological change might have influenced the work of classical studio directors.

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