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[Update] Sarah Piatt Panel at ALA (San Francisco, CA May 2016) Deadline Proposal Extended to January 25, 2016

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Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 10:20am
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Mary Wearn / Middle Georgia State University
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This is a call for a proposed panel for the for the 27th annual American Literature Association conference.

Sarah Piatt at 180 and Palace - Burner at 15: the View from 2016

2016 will mark the 180th anniversary of Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt's birth and the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking publication of Paula Bernat Bennett's Palace - Burner, the first modern anthology of the poet's work. Since her mid-nineteenth-century arrival on America's literary scene, Sarah Piatt has been recognized for her "womanly" subject matter and ethos, and the "feminine" quality of her poetry has been aptly characterized by nineteenth-century British author Alice Meynell "not as a grace, but as a force."

Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds/ Submission by 25 Feb. 2016

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Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 9:49am
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University of Sheffield
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"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade"
Jorge Luis Borges

The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.

CFP: The Journal of South Texas English Studies Spring 2016-Rebirth Issue

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Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 6:29pm
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The Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Spring 2016 issue, themed "Rebirth." Submissions deadline: March 14, 2016.

With this issue, we celebrate our first issue off from hiatus, and we thought it would be relevant to mark this relaunch with a look into the broad theme of renaissance and renewal as it relates to English studies.

REMINDER. Call For Papers "Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom"

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Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 3:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lara Karpenko, Associaete Professor, Carroll University
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Call for Papers:
"Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom," special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. Summer 2016

Editors and Contact E-mails:
Lara Karpenko, Associate Professor of English, Carroll University: lkarpenk@carrollu.edu

Lauri Dietz, Director of the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL), De Paul University ldietz@depaul.edu

"Monster Studies and Pedagogy" Special Topics Session at RMMLA Conference [October 2016]

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 8:56pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Regional Conference
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This special topics session slated for the 2016 RMMLA Convention will explore monsters in culture, literature, and media. Monster Studies is a growing sub-discipline within English and Cultural Studies. Some scholars have been incorporating monsters into their classrooms as a way to not only teach tenuous topics in a college classroom (e.g. sexism, racism, classism) but to engage students through a new, innovative topic.

This panel seeks proposals for presentations on Monster studies in general with a secondary focus on the use of monsters as pedagogical tools in the classroom. Proposals submitted for consideration will address either monsters at large or in some specific facet of the academic experience. Papers submitted can

Special Edition-Precarity Tales

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 6:13pm
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for Papers
Precarity Tales

Seeking poetry and prose describing the precarious circumstances of the proletariat.
Lived precarity has received much attention over the last several years, especially regarding adjunct professors. We're looking for stories from:

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.

Architecting Modernist Fiction---MLA Philadelphia 2017--Deadline March 1

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amy Foley/MLA Philadelphia
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How are architectures experienced and represented in modernist fiction? This proposed special session welcomes all disciplines and approaches. Possible topics include architecture as it relates to narrative, environment, material culture, temporality, affect, politics, and periodization. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amy Foley (amy_foley@uri.edu)by March 1, 2016.

BTN Black Theatre Future Forward ~ 28th Annual S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 3:57pm
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The Black Theatre Network

28th annual S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition
2016 CALL FOR PAPERS (For Undergraduate & Graduate Students)

The Black Theatre Network is currently seeking papers from students at the Undergraduate and Graduate level that are concerned with an aspect of Black Theatre. Entrants do not need to be members of the Black Theatre Network to submit.

The Politics of Time in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature - ALA 2016 - May 26th-29th

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 2:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Molly Ball
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Recent years have seen a great deal of work on the temporality of the nation in nineteenth-century U.S. literatures. Dana Luciano, Lloyd Pratt, Thomas Allen, and others have considered how representations of time both produce and contest the boundaries of national belonging. This panel builds on such work, uniting questions about the political dimensions of temporality with questions about literary form. The panel will explore how plotting, narrative structure, and other explicitly literary ways of representing time organize, rework, and/or unsettle ideas about national time during the long nineteenth century.

Panel "East Coast/West Coast: Friends and Feuds" | ASA Nov. '16 | Abstract deadline 1/21/16

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 12:35pm
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American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016
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LAST MINUTE CFP: PLEASE EMAIL EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ASAP AND SUBMIT ABSTRACT BY 1/21/16

The "East Coast/West Coast" rivalry, distinction, feud, or romance is a recurrent theme in American music and popular forms – most famously in hip hop, but also in rock, jazz, and other genres. This panel will enlarge on this theme and explore it in relation to multiple genres and modes in U.S. culture, politics, economics, and/or other forms of life.

All ideas and disciplines welcome. Please send the organizer a brief email saying who you are and what your interest in this topic is in advance of the deadline (i.e. right away).

Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words by January 21, 2016.

Reframing Science Fiction: A One Day Conference on the Art of Science Fiction 21 March 2016 deadline 15 January 2016

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 11:58am
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Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU

Reframing Science Fiction:

A One Day Conference on the Art of Science Fiction

21 March 2016

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU

Keynote speakers: Dr Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin University) and Dr Paul March-Russell (University of Kent)

From William Blake and John Martin to Glenn Brown and The Otolith Group, artists have been producing works of art that are science fiction. And artists and their works have been incorporated into many works of sf.

Meanwhile, on countless book covers and in magazine illustrations, a visual language of science fiction has evolved: bug-eyed monsters; spaceships; robots and so on.

Call for Book Chapters. Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 11:48am
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http://universitaspress.com/
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In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Universitas Press has agreed to publish this edited volume. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities.

Spring School "Media, Private Sphere and Daily Life" | 11-15 April 2016

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 11:31am
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CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
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SPRING SCHOOL ON THE INTERSECTION OF MEDIA STUDIES AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF PERSONAL LIFE
Joint event of the PhD Program in Communication Studies of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC, Research Line "Media, Technology, Contexts") and Department of Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University
LISBON, 11-15 APRIL 2016
Call for Applications

Update: Deadline Extended - The Secrets that Animals Keep: Terror, Cruelty, and Trauma in the Gothic Imagination

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 11:29am
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Amy Branam Armiento
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NASSR Conference
August 11-14, 2016
University of California, Berkeley

The Secrets that Animals Keep: Terror, Cruelty, and Trauma in the Gothic Imagination
Proposed by: Dr. Amy Armiento, Frostburg State University, abranam@frostburg.edu and Dr. Kevin Knott, Frostburg State University, kwknott@frostburg.edu

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