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Teen TV Panel - Console-ing Passions Conference - June 16-17, 2016

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Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 7:43pm
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Robert Sevenich / University of Southern California
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CFP: Console-ing Passions Conference

Panel: Teen TV Comes of Age: Industry and Representation in Young Adult Television

Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Audio, New Media, and Feminism
Date: June 16-17, 2016
Location: University of Notre Dame
Web link: http://www.console-ingpassions.org/conf-nd/

(EXTENDED DEADLINE)Circling The Elements Conference: The State(s) of Hip Hop & Rap

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Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 7:18pm
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Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication : Circling The Elements Conference: The State(s) of Hip Hop & Rap
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Since its lean beginning in the concrete jungles, Hip Hop has grown into a national and international movement that stretches far beyond the streets of its urban environment(s). While the 1970s Hip Hop exposed the complexity and angst of urban youth culture, the rise of rap music in the 1980s began to create new stories about the state of affairs in black and urban spaces throughout the U.S. With such rise and popularity, Hip Hop has become a mainstream phenomenon with commercial appeal that often deviates from its core principle elements. This year's conference begs to ask what is the current state of Hip Hop and Rap today? How and where are the elements being used?

[UPDATE] The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due January 15, 2016]

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Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 11:26am
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.

For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

UPDATE: Power & Politics in Print

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Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 10:47am
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The Free Exchange Conference, University of Calgary
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We are writing to let you know about an exciting partnership which has developed as we move forward with plans for our annual "Free Exchange Conference" this year. We are pleased to be now be joining with
"The Insurgent Architects," a research group founded at the University of Calgary, and dedicated to the intersections of creative writing and social justice research. This is a particularly complementary partnership because the stated agenda of their group segues with our chosen topic for this year, "Power and Politics in Print."

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Accelerated Learning in Basic Writing

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Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
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The Basic Writing e-journal
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Accelerated Learning in Basic Writing: Investigating the Successes and Challenges of ALP Models
2016 BWe Special Issue: Call for Submissions - Extended Deadline March 15, 2016
Guest Editors: Leah Anderst, Jennifer Maloy, and Jed Shahar, Queensborough Community College, CUNY

Crime and Criminality, CGLS Conference April 1-2, 2016

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Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 11:55am
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Carolina Graduate Literature Society

Third Annual Graduate English Conference: Crime and Criminality
(April 1-2, 2016, University of South Carolina)

We are currently welcoming submissions, which should include a 250 word abstract. This year, rather than panel presentations, we will host a series of seminars. Seminars will provide participants the opportunity for a collaborative conversation around a particular topic. Each seminar will be capped at 15 participants and will be run by faculty with expertise in the topic. Each participant will submit a five-page position paper before the conference to be read and commented on in advance by the other participants; time in the seminar itself will be reserved for discussion.

Wilde on the Borders: Symposium, Theatre, and Art, April 2, 2016 - Extended deadline

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Niagara University, NY
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On February 8, 1882, after his seventh lecture in America in just over a week, Oscar Wilde traveled north from Buffalo, NY crossing the border by train to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to play the role of tourist. In typical Wilde fashion, his response to seeing the falls was paradoxical, proclaiming it "one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments" of a bride's married life, yet appreciating its aesthetic and spiritual power as "a sort of embodiment of pantheism." Wilde's visit to Niagara Falls is both microcosm and metaphor for all of what might be called Wilde's 'border crossings'—national, classed, sexual, religious, and aesthetic.

ALA Conference: CFP Teaching James Fenimore Cooper, May 26-29, 2016

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 3:54pm
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Luis A. Iglesias, James Fenimore Cooper Society
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The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in San Francisco, CA at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco from May 26-29th, 2016.
Panel 1: Teaching James Fenimore Cooper's works and novels

European Journal of Educational Sciences

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 3:34pm
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European S.Institute
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CALL FOR PAPERS - ONGOING
Dear Colleagues,
It's our pleasure to invite you to publish your papers in the European Journal of Educational Sciences (EJES). It is a quarterly published journal of educational sciences, which was established on demand of researchers and is existing for benefit of researchers.
We have started our mission 3 years ago and until today many researchers around the globe decided to publish articles with EJES. The reasons for their trust is that all of our articles are peer reviewed and freely available for the scientific community. Furthermore our authors are given the opportunity to track and measure their articles popularity by accessing the number of downloads.

[UPDATE] CFP: Charles W. Chesnutt Association Sessions - American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2016

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 2:31pm
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Charles W. Chesnutt Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA

The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2016 ALA conference in San Francisco.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 1:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Bostian CPCC

We seek intelligent critical articles written in a clear, readable style that offer our readers thoughtful, useful, pedagogically sound, and innovative ideas for teaching American literature. We are also interested in articles about new American authors or lesser known authors who haven't seen much study, particularly in ways that they could add to students' experiences of American literature. All articles go through a blind peer review process with editorial staff making all final publishing decisions. Send manuscripts with abstract. Deadline for Winter 2016 Issue is January 31.

Andrew Davies: the screenwriter as adaptor (18th March 2016)

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:51am
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De Montfort University

Keynote and plenary discussion with Andrew Davies

In celebration of the newly acquired Andrew Davies archive, the Centre of Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, are hosting a one-day conference on the British screenwriter. Alongside entering into a conversation about the writer's oeuvre, conference delegates will be invited to attend a discussion with Davies and visit a new exhibition at De Montfort University's Heritage Centre. Archival materials on display will include original scripts from some of Davies' most loved adaptations, such as Pride and Prejudice, alongside letters and notes between Davies and his collaborators.

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