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Arab Culture in the U.S. SWPACA Albuquerque, NM, Feb 10-13, Deadline November 15

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 9:51am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers:
Arab Culture in the U.S.
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center downtown
Albuquerque, NM
http://southwestpca.org/

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015
The Southwest Popular / American Culture
Association will hold its 37th annual meeting in Albuquerque,
New Mexico, February 10-13, 2016.

REMINDER - 'We All Have These Thoughts Sometimes': Stevie Smith Conference, 11th March 2016; Jesus College, Oxford

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 4:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Noreen Masud (Oxford); Dr Frances White (Kingston)

'We all have these thoughts sometimes.'
-- Stevie Smith, Some Are More Human Than Others (1958)

The work of Stevie Smith (1902-1971) has received uneven critical attention. Widely loved outside the academy, her novels and poetry resist traditional modernist narratives.

However, Smith is enjoying a revival both within and beyond academia. Not only has Virago Press recently re-released her novels, but a critical edition of her poems is forthcoming.

Given this resurgence in popular and academic interest in her writing, we invite you to share 'thoughts' on Stevie Smith's work, for a one-day conference in Oxford. Contributors may consider, but need not be limited to:

No-Fly Zones and Molotov Cocktails, 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference, March 10-12, 2016

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 4:52pm
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Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

No-Fly Zones and Molotov Cocktails
18th Annual Graduate Student Conference
March 10-12, 2016
Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

The Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature,
Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism

at Western University invite you to take up the topic "No-Fly Zones and Molotov Cocktails" at the 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference to be held from March 10-12, 2016 in London, Ontario, Canada.

Teaching with Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom (abstracts due Feb. 1st)

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 3:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Philathia Bolton, Cassander Smith, Lee Bebout

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Teaching with Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom. This edited volume addresses the extent to which attitudes about race, impacted by our current political environment, have produced pedagogical challenges for professors in the humanities who teach subjects that involve race. For some Americans, including many of the students we teach in colleges and universities across the country, President Barack Obama's administration signaled an end to the age of race-based preferential treatment and discrimination.

"Gender marketing: transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives" March 18, 2016, Toulouse, France

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 1:41pm
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University of Toulouse AFL Department
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In 1974, at a time when gender studies were investing several disciplines and departments of American colleges and universities, Sandra L. Bem, a researcher in social psychology, elaborated the Bem Sex Role Inventory (B.S.R.I). Made up of 20 items, the inventory invited participants to determine the degree to which they embraced and identified with the social and cultural gender roles as they had been framed in the 1970s American society. Out of her research, Sandra Bem developed the concept of psychological androgyny and posited that an individual's psychological balance was reached by the latter's capacity to find an intermediary position between the "masculine" and the "feminine".

Swinburne's _Poems and Ballads_ at 150, 29-30 July 2016

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:40am
full name / name of organization: 
St John's College & The Faculty of English, University of Cambridge (UK)

Swinburne's _Poems and Ballads_ at 150

a conference to be held at St John's College, Cambridge (UK) on the 29-30 July 2016

Call for Papers:

William Michael Rossetti writes: 'If Shelley is "the poet for poets", Swinburne might not unaptly be termed 'the poet for poetic students':

'His writings exercise a great fascination over qualified readers, and excite a very real enthusiasm for them: but these readers are not of that wide, popular, indiscriminate class who come to be moved by the subject matter, the affectingly told story. Mr. Swinburne's readers are of another and a more restricted order... [who prize] the beauty of execution'.

The Invisible Bear Poetry and Visual Art Call for Submissions

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Duke University

The Invisible Bear is a poetry and visual art magazine partially funded by the poetry working group at Duke University.

We are currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions on or before our submission deadline, December 1st, 2015. Please submit pieces via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name and the category of your piece (ex: "Joe Writer, Poetry") in the subject line of your message. We are open to reviewing hybrid forms, comics, prose / poetry, and all the etceteras.

UPDATE: [MELUS] Religion & U.S. Ethnic Lit (deadline extended Nov. 4)

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson, U of North Georgia and Rachel Luckenbill, Duquesne University
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We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Novel, the Periodical Press, and the Global Circulation of Texts, 1789-1945 (30 November; 16-17 February 2016)

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:47am
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University of Warwick
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The Novel, the Periodical Press, and the Global Circulation of Texts, 1789-1945

A two-day workshop at the University of Warwick, 16-17 February 2016

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Andrew King (University of Greenwich)

https://novelwithoutfrontiers.wordpress.com/

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 November 2015

Extended Call for Papers – Special Issue on Animal Alterity (Deadline Jan 15) - Otherness: Essays and Studies 6.1

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 5:51am
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Otherness: Essays and Studies

The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Animal Alterity, Spring 2016.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University
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Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship

Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10–12, 2016

Hosted by the graduate program in History & Culture at Drew, the Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference provides an opportunity for current graduate students and early career scholars to present their work in an academic setting.

New Feminist Publication: RAG QUEEN PERIODICAL-Call for prose and poetry

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:11pm
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Rag Queen Periodical

We are preparing to launch a brand new postmodern omnifem publication: Rag Queen Periodical. We are seeking submissions in POETRY AND PROSE.

Écriture féminine. This term is what we had in mind when establishing Rag Queen. We want to feature writing about the embodiment of womanhood, regardless of how that's manifested in your life.

We are interested in deviating from neoliberal, corporate feminism and instead focusing on subverting the erasure of female agency and identity. Nuance, intersectionality, and evocative storytelling are our signposts.

Drawing from varied womynfluences, we set sail on a spring tide into, as Betty Friedan would say, "Woman: The Fourth Dimension."

December 2015 issue of the IJHCS (Call for papers)

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:30pm
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, French language and cultural studies for the October-December 2015 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015. Issue Publication Date: December 2015. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage (http://ijhcschiefeditor.wix.com/ijhcs#!submission-guidelines/c24vq)

Contributions have to be sent to:

ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com
hassen_zriba@yahoo.fr

Polish Journal for American Studies 10/2016 (Deadline: February 25, 2016)

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Polish Association for American Studies
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"Polish Journal for American Studies" is a yearbook of the Polish Association for American Studies, published with the support of the University of Warsaw. PJAS publishes scholarly work in such fields of American studies as literature, culture, the arts, the media, history, politics, social sciences and others. The articles should be 5000 to 9000 words in length and follow the MLA format for citations. PJAS is a print journal with an immediate electronic release on its website. Feel invited to browse through the journal's archive:
http://paas.org.pl/pjas/pjas-archive/
For further information please contact PJAS chief editor Marek Paryz at:

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