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New "Sermon Studies" journal

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:45pm
Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University

"Sermon Studies" is a new, peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by Marshall University. We are seeking articles on Jewish, Christian, and Islamic preaching written from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including literature, linguistics, religious studies, history, theology, anthropology, rhetoric, and communication studies. For more information or to submit an article, please visit the journal's website at http://mds.marshall.edu/sermonstudies/.

St John's Humanities Review Spring 2016 Issue: Change and Interpretation or, a Marxist Approach to Art and Politics

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:22pm
St John's Humanities Review

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it. Of course, Žižek's directive comes in the wake of popular anti-capitalist and anti-racist revolts around the world which have reinvigorated militants and scholars alike: from New York to Cairo, Kobanî to Ferguson. There is, evidently, no easy division between action and interpretation, even in the absence of any major world power designating itself as Communist. And yet, Žižek's plea must be a tempting one for those working in the current, increasingly globalized university system.

[2nd UPDATE] 23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 4:41pm
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

CFP extended! Conference postponed!

Deadline for abstract submissions extended to
1st July, 2016!!!

Conference postponed to October 27-28, 2016!!!

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METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

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- Keynote: Dr. JOHN CURRAN (Trinity College, Dublin)

http://www.johncurran.info/index.html

Women & Work in Literature

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 3:46pm
Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women's ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

CFP MLA Jan 2017 Pinter and Beckett

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 3:02pm
International Harold Pinter Society

Papers on Pinter and Beckett's relationship, Beckett and Pinter's relationship, and Pinter and Beckett's relationship to others welcome. Send a 250-500 word abstract with contact info and a title to halla@ohiodominican.edu by 15 March 2016.

Leadership, Popular Culture, and Social Change Chapter Proposals Due Mar. 1

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 1:59pm
Kristin Bezio & Kimberly Yost, New Horizons in Leadership Studies, Edward Elgar

A volume in the New Horizons in Leadership Studies series to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. in late 2017. Volume co-editors: Kimberly Yost, College of Business and Leadership, Lourdes University; Kristin Bezio, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond.

African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:47pm
SCMLA

This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November 3-5, 2016.
Abstracts relating directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are also encouraged.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel 400 N. Olive Street in the Dallas Arts District.
Please submit an abstract and a CV to Carol Bunch Davis at davisc@tamug.edu by March 18, 2016.

Low Fidelity: The Aesthetics and Politics of Adaptation (UCLA, 3 June 2016)

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 8:26pm
UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Kate Newell (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Arthur Little (UCLA)

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative" - HG Wells

"Every major rap artist in the world samples, you know? That's all I'm doing, is sampling." - Vanilla Ice on similarities between "Under Pressure" and "Ice Ice Baby"

Space, Place, and Belonging

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 4:48pm
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: "I am a border woman." As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual's agency in the social and cultural production of personal identity as it boldly rejects to acknowledge the power of the state in the process. Migration and border-crossing today present serious political, social and cultural challenges, which force countries to craft policies to address security, economic, and humanitarian concerns. The migration crisis in Europe offers a new perspective on the development of migrant identity in this ever-changing relationship between the individual and the host country.

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:49am
Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
p-ISSN 1593-2478 | e-ISSN 2385-2917
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
– Editorial Board
Ursula Amrein (Universität Zürich)
Rüdiger Campe (Yale University)
Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Primus-Heinz Kucher (Universität Klagenfurt)

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:07am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer, Universität Klagenfurt
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft, Oregon State University

Lawrence and the 'New Modernism,' MLA 17

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 6:29pm
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

Earlier conceptions of modernism often excluded Lawrence or vilified him as a reactionary, but more flexible and expansive recent concepts of modernism may re-position him. We invite papers exploring how new perspectives such as global modernism, trans-nationalism, materialist modernism, and other new modernist concepts or frameworks affect the meaning and/or importance of one or more of Lawrence's works. Send abstracts by Mar. 1, 2016, to nancy.paxton@nau.edu

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