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Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Abigail Scheg and Melanie Shaw
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Editors

Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016
Full Chapters Due: October 15, 2016
Submission Date: January 30, 2017

Labor and Social Class in American Utopias/Dystopias

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Owen Cantrell/Georgia Institute of Technology
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of utopia and dystopia, this panel will investigate the ways in which work, class, and labor have been represented throughout these traditions in American literature and culture. From utopia texts from authors like Edward Bellamy and Ignatius Donnelly to dystopian films like The Hunger Games and Divergent, utopian and dystopian representations have had a lot to say about work, class, and labor. In this panel, the questions we are interested in posing in this session are these: how are utopias/dystopias important for thinking about social class and labor? What can these representations tell us about popular and theoretical understandings of social class and labor?

Muslims in America

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88 Annual Conference, Jacksonville FL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts.

Young Adult Literature and the Postsecular [Update]

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Jacob Stratman
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am interested in collecting essays that explore religious belief and practice in contemporary young adult fiction (written after 2001).  There are several questions that each chapter will address:  How are the religious experiences of teenagers expressed in contemporary young adult literature?  What is the relationship between the characters’ religious beliefs/values and their interactions with parents, their friends, their schools, and their societies (real and fantastic)?  How do young adult authors use religious texts, traditions, and beliefs to add layers of meaning to their characters, settings, and plots?  How does contemporary young adult literature place itself into the larger conversation regarding the postsecular? 

CFP - Apollon Undergraduate Humanities eJournal

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Apollon, Humanities' Only Hope
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Apollona peer-reviewed undergraduate eJournal in the humanities, announces the call for papers for its seventh issue. The sixth issue is online with six peer-reviewed research contributions from undergraduate scholars across the US, and expanded features such as audio and video interviews, material and art history videos, and editorial pieces. Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is July 01, 2016. Interested faculty should contact us with interest or inquiries as well. Go ahead -- you know you want to.

Vernacular Practices across East Asia: The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

Call for Papers:

 

Vernacular Practices across East Asia

The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference 2016

Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th

 

Keynote Speaker: Bao Weihong, Assistant Professor in the Chinese Program and Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley 

 

Special Event“Kagawa Ryo Live in Chicago,” a performance of Japanese folk music

 

Conference Description:

Special Issue: Horace Walpole

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
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Image [&] Narrative
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Image [&] Narrative is seeking papers for a special tercentenary issue devoted to the work of Horace Walpole (1717-1797). Articles covering all aspects of Walpole’s literary career are welcome, though preference will be given to those focusing on the correspondences between word and image.

Possible topics may include:

- narrative functions of images in Walpole’s work

- Gothic imagery in The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

- art commentaries in Walpole’s correspondence, journals and Anecdotes

- narratives and catalogues of Houghton Hall and Strawberry Hill

- book design at the Strawberry Hill Press

- illustrations of Walpole’s work

 

Call for Panel Themes

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

The Forty-Third Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

March 10-11, 2017

The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

 

General Theme: Borders and Margins

SLSA 2016 Panel: Science Fiction Fools

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Richardson
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Science Fiction Fools

SLSA Panel

 

As much as the genre is concerned with portraying brilliant, often mad, scientists modeled on the cultural capital of Einstein’s celebrity, science fiction has a nearly equal investment in the character of the fool. C-3PO, Bill and Ted, Verence (Pratchett), and Merry and Pippin, for example, function as much more than foils to main characters; their bumbling and clever idiocies are mainstays for the genre. What is the nature of the sustained relationship between science fiction and fools? How does the genre adapt this archetype, or how has the role of the fool changed the genre? What is the connection between science/technology and idiocy?

 

"The Female Body in the Public Realm: Territory for Political and Religious Wars"

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
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NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As globalization settles in across the planet, the female body continues to be the territory par excellence where political and religious wars resiliently take place. From the Balkan war, to the femicides of Ciudad Juárez and the women facially disfigured by acid throwing, the female body continues to be a threat in the public sphere. This panel explores scholarly ideas on feminist conceptualizations of the female body in the public realm in Spanish-speaking societies vis-à-vis the above-mentioned context.

Paper Title: 100 words max.

Paper Abstract: 300 words max.

Submit online: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

CFP - The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune – 3rd meeting 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
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The Comparative Literature Students' Tribune / La Tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

***The English version follows*** Invitation à participer à :La tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée – 3ème édition28 octobre 2016Université de Montréal -Comparatistes : Affirmez-vous ! La Tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée est un espace de rencontre permettant aux étudiant-e-s de deuxième et troisième cycles de partager leurs projets de recherche tout en réfléchissant aux enjeux de leur discipline.

“I do love these ancient ruins”-- Ruinophilia in Early Modern Literature and Culture / RSA 2017

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Owens, Nipissing University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016

 

Ruinophilia, Ruin Porn, Ruin Lust – the roots of post-modernity’s recent enthralment with ruins are often traced back to the eighteenth-century cult of the sublime. However, Antonio’s remark, “I do love these ancient ruins,” in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, suggests that versions of ruinophilia were very much alive in the early seventeenth century. This proposed panel for the Renaissance Society of America conference (30 March-1 April 2017 in Chicago) seeks papers that explore the fascination with ruins in sixteenth and seventeenth-century literary and cultural venues.  

 

The Ancient Novel in the Renaissance RSA 2017 Chicago

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 Though many modern scholars place the invention of the novel in the 18th century, the genre arose much earlier. Early Modern works such as those by Sidney, Rabelais, and Cervantes may be classified as novels. However, the genre has its origins in the ancient Greek and Roman novels of the second and third centuries. While these works are often forgotten in the present day, they were translated during the Renaissance and were among the most widely read texts of the Early Modern period. Their popularity stemmed from their content and their structures, as they synthesized and examined several genres in a single prose work. As a result, echoes of the ancient novel are present in Renaissance romance, satire, poetry, and theatre.

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