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"Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts and Cultures, 1660-1830" (5-7 October, 2016)

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 5:25pm
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University of Huelva, Spain
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6TH CONFERENCE OF THE APHRA BEHN EUROPE SOCIETY

"GENDER CARTOGRAPHIES: HISTORIES, TEXTS & CULTURES
IN THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, 1660-1830"

University of Huelva, Spain
5-7 October, 2016

The Aphra Behn Europe Society invites submissions of papers for its biennial conference, "Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts & Cultures in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830", to be held at the University of Huelva, Spain, from 5-7 October 2016. This conference encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the fields of historical writing and historiography, textual studies, and the analysis of culture(s) with especial emphasis on women's writing of the long eighteenth century.

Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 2:25pm
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2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)
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The Modern Languages and Literature Department of California Baptist University is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, to be held in Riverside, California, on May 12-14, 2016. Our conference theme is "Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words."

South Asian Pornographies: Vernacular Formations of the Permissible and the Obscene

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 2:21pm
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Anirban Baishya (University of Southern California)
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This special issue of Porn Studies focuses on the varied notions of the pornographic and the obscene that are in currency in the geopolitical region of South Asia. Starting with the question of how a porn studies approach can be applied to view various regional formations of pornography, this issue aims to explore whether a particular "vernacular" idea of pornography can be arrived at through such an enquiry. Like questions of identity that can only be answered in the plural (identities rather than identity), this issue seeks papers that will demonstrate how a range of pornographies constitutes the force field of sexualized media in South Asia.

Precarity Tales

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:24pm
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for Papers
Precarity Tales

Seeking poetry and prose describing the precarious circumstances of the working class.

Lived precarity has received much attention over the last several years, especially regarding adjunct professors. We're looking for stories from or about:

Barely part-timers
Freelancers
Artists
And (of course) Adjunct faculty

Experimental prose and poetry will be considered, along with traditional editorial style.

No papers in academese, please. Must be enjoyable for laypeople.

Prose should be 500-2500 words
Poems can be up to 100 lines (up to 3 poems will be considered)
Please send the finished work, not a pitch.

NARRATOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART (Deadline for submission: 31st March 2016).

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 12:41pm
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«Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature»

NARRATOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART
First Issue of «Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature».
Deadline for the submission of articles: 31st March 2016.

The Ageless Agatha Christie: Adaptations and Afterlives

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 12:05pm
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University of Exeter

Call for Papers

The Ageless Agatha Christie: Adaptations and Afterlives

A One-Day Conference at the University of Exeter, Monday 20th June 2016

Confirmed Keynotes
Sophie Hannah, author of Hercule Poirot mysteries
Dr Mark Aldridge, Southampton Solent University

Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2016

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 9:58am
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Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF]
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Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2016

with keynotes from:
Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)
and
Dr Patricia Wheeler (University of Hertfordshire)

VPFA 8th annual conference: Victorian Popular Genres, 14-15th July 2016

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 4:55am
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Victorian Popular Fiction Association
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Victorian Popular Genres, 14-15th July 2016

Keynote Speaker – Dr Joanne Knowles (Liverpool John Moores University)

Keynote Speaker – Dr Andrew Maunder (University of Hertfordshire)

Exhibition – 'Popular Victorian & Edwardian Fiction: From Cheaper, to Cheap, and then to Cheapest', Curated by John Spiers

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:49am
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Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
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The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

CALL for PAPER 2016 : SOCRATES JOURNAL

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Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 9:29pm
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Socrates: Scholarly research Journal

Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.

We accept paper submission from 22 Disciplines and 3 languages (English- Hindi- Persian).
It is recommended for Authors to read our Editorial Policies and Current Openings for submission before making paper submission.
There is no Article Submission fee,No Article Processing fee and no Publication Fees
Papers would be selected on the basis of authenticity, originality and depth of research.
Authors should provide complete Metadata for their paper whenever they make a paper submission.
Deadline For Regular Paper Submission: February 15, 2016

World Congress of Scottish Literatures: Dialogues and Diasporas

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Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 4:17pm
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International Association for the Study of Scottish Literature
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World Congress of Scottish Literatures: Dialogues and Diasporas

The second World Congress of Scottish Literatures will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from June 21-25, 2017 and will coincide with the annual meeting of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society. The Congress's subtitle, "Dialogues and Diasporas," speaks to the range of ways in which Scotland is articulated both at home and within a global context. At the same time, it acknowledges the multiple roles Scotland has played in the production of both globalism and localism.

Troubling Queerness: New Directions in Queer of Color Critique

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Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 2:31pm
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Northwestern University QPGSA

Queer studies is at a crossroads. The Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality, in conjunction with unparalleled advances in political inclusion, and widespread visibility for queer and transgender people have greatly influenced the public sphere. At the same time, recent theoretical turns away from anti-normativity as a guiding principle have called into question the utility of the appellation 'queer.' Tensions between the extreme levels of violence and poverty for people at the margins of "queerness," particularly trans people of color, and this widespread visibility and political inclusion, raise important questions for queer studies today.

NGender 2016 Conference: Liberation, Struggle and Resistance (May 18, 2016 - University of Sussex)

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Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 1:45pm
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NGender - University of Sussex Gender and Sexuality Research Collective
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We are delighted to announce that NGender will host its third annual conference on Wednesday 18th May 2016, generously supported by the University of Sussex Doctoral School's Researcher-Led Inititative (RLI) Fund.

NGender is a research collective of postgraduate students at the University of Sussex with interests in gender and sexuality research. The annual conference has become a brilliant way of sharing ideas with a wider network of researchers and activists. This year, the conference is open to all practitioners, activists, students, academics and researchers interested in theory, experience, and interpretations of "liberation", "struggle" and "resistance" in relation to gender and sexualities.

[UPDATE] Ninth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016, Gothenburg)

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Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 9:44am
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Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) will hold its 9th conference in Gothenburg on September 30 – October 1, 2016. Confirmed plenary speakers are Dag Blanck, Birgit Spengler and Marita Sturken.

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