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[update] John Steinbeck as an International Writer

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 10:28pm
Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose State University

Update: Proposal deadline extended to March 15, 2016.

Conference Description:
The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars invites conference papers that examine Steinbeck as an international/translational writer. Contributions are welcome from a wide variety of theoretical applications, such as Steinbeck's connections to world literature and world thought—for example, Classical Greek and Roman, Eastern, and twentieth-century Russian. How has Steinbeck adapted not only themes but also aesthetic choices and narrative strategies? Other topics are welcome as well: deep ecology, power and subjugation, the concept of democracy and America, ethics and philosophy, gender studies.

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American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 8:36pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. This year's conference theme is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." We welcome submissions on any topic relating to American Literature Before 1900, but we are particularly interested in papers that deal with the city and urbanity.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jamie Korsmo at jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

Deadline: March 31, 2016

"Asking questions of education" Deadline 3.30.16

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for Papers

{Deadline 3.30.16}

Asking Questions of Education

We'd like to think as a country we provide all children with access to adequate educational resources. But with a national emphasis on testing, the poorest students have the least opportunity as their funding hinges on test scores.

Working class and poor high school graduates seek higher education, but they are asked to mortgage out their future to access the college learning community.

The study of humanities in higher education is discouraged in favor of STEM and career training, but it has become clear that people who study the humanities can lead us in a direction with more social equity.

Call for Proposals (March 15th, 2016): Collection of Essays on HOW TO ANALYZE AND REVIEW COMICS

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 3:06pm
Forrest C. Helvie, Ph.D.

Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?

Call for Papers/Poems: "What we learned from our grandmothers"

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:55pm
Rag Queen Periodical

"What we learned from our grandmothers"

Deadline 4.17.16

Our grandmothers, ourselves.

Many of us learned lessons in feminism from our grandmothers. Whether they explicitly or implicitly taught us these lessons is varied depending on who you ask.

We are interested in nuanced depictions of your grandmothers' lives. Whether you'd like to write about one grandmother or both, an estranged grandmother or one close to you, is part of your own personal story and is your prerogative.

Whatever story you have, we know it will be unique.

We are interested in poems and prose about the woman you called Grammy, Nana, Nanoots, Nanners, Abuelita, Gran, Grandmom...

Who Can Submit:

Comedy and Critical Thought: Laughter as Resistance?

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:53pm
University of Kent

The Centre for Critical Thought, the Centre for Comic and Popular Performance and the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent are glad to invite 250-word abstracts for

COMEDY AND CRITICAL THOUGHT: LAUGHTER AS RESISTANCE?

a two-day interdisciplinary conference scheduled on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May 2016 at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

Faulkner and Money, July 23-27, 2017

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4:49pm
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference (Jay Watson, director)

To gain a fuller understanding of William Faulkner's literary career and fictional oeuvre, a reader could do worse than to follow the proverbial money. Faulkner delighted in the intricate maneuverings of financial transactions, from poker wagers, horse trades, and auctions to the seismic convolutions of the New York Cotton Exchange. Moreover, whether boiling the pot with magazine stories, scraping by on advances from his publishers, flush with cash from Hollywood screenwriting labors, or basking in financial security in the wake of the Nobel Prize, Faulkner was at every moment of his personal and professional life thoroughly inscribed within the economic forces and circumstances of his era.

Special Session of the 2016 PAMLA Conference November 11-13, 2016: Back from the Dead: Language Revival as Arc

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:51pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Recent scholarship on the "archive" as well as that on "cultural memory" has focused on the role of language as both mechanism and metaphor. This session seeks to further purse these lines of investigation and find points of intersection by focusing on the revival of extinct or near-extinct languages as a type of archival reconstruction grounded in cultural memory. Papers are sought that explore how and why language revival movements occur in relation to issues of identity formation (both personal and communal) and the relationship of this phenomenon to the notion of cultural preservation vis-a-vi cultural memory and archive.

UPDATE: Deadline Extended to March 1st. Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:19pm
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies-- special issue

Submission Date:
Please send articles of 5,000-8,000 word articles to both lkarpenk@carrollu.edu and ldietz@depaul.edu by MARCH 1st 2016 (earlier submissions highly encouraged.) Articles should be in MLA format and not be under consideration at any other journal. Any queries or letters of interest are welcome and should be sent to both the e-mail addresses listed above.

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