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Haki R. Madhubuti

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:56am
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The Journal of Pan African Studies
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The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) seeks papers and multi-media content for a special edition on author, educator, poet, publisher, and institution builder Haki R. Madhubuti.

Papers should explore (but are not limited to):

The Postcolonial Studies Generation: MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 1 March, 2015)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:49am
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South Asian Literary Association
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This panel proposes to investigate the formation of a "Postcolonial Studies Generation": namely, a generation of artists who attended university after the consolidation of postcolonial studies in the academy in the 1980s, and whose artistic production bears the influence of this academic contact. The creative production of this generation includes literature, and extends beyond it, encompassing music, visual art, digital media, and other forms.

Religion and Early Literature (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:48am
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MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
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Given the difficulty of distinguishing between literary and religious texts in early periods, how do literary scholars differ in their approaches to early texts from scholars of religious studies? We invite papers on religious literature from the sixth to the seventeenth centuries, from a range of literary disciplines and languages (Old English, Scandinavian, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, etc.), exploring questions of approach and practice. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Adrienne Williams Boyarin, aboyarin@uvic.ca

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:44am
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Elwood Watson
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INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

Call for Papers

Thematic Issue: Masculinity in the 21st Century

Guest Editor: Elwood D. Watson, East Tennessee State University

Pedagogical Approaches to Sacred Texts and Literature (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:58am
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MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
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Strategies and issues related to teaching sacred texts/selections as literature or literature as religious practice. All religions and periods. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015; Lisa Gordis, lgordis@barnard.edu

Transgender Studies, Ecology, and the Environmental Humanities Panel at MLA 2016, January 7-10

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:33am
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
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For this panel, organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, we invite proposals for papers that place transgender studies and the environmental humanities into critical conversation, thus attending to existing gaps in scholarship when it comes to the relationships among "trans(gender)," "ecology," and "environment." For example, while materialist ecocriticism has shown concern for trans phenomena, such as the "trans-corporeality" discussed by Stacy Alaimo, that work has tended to reject the linguistic and discursive turns that have been so important to transgender scholarship and activism.

Film, Media, and Music Conference (September 2-6, 2015)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 7:37pm
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Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (www.longbeachindie.com) is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intellect, and energy to our 2015 Film, Media, and Music Conference.

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, and/or digital media.

Individual paper proposals should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the professional credentials/affiliations of the author/presenter.

London Conference in Critical Thought June 26-27, 2015

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:52pm
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London Critical Organization

London Conference in Critical Thought 2015: Call for Papers

LCCT 2015: UCL 26-27 June 2015.

CFP DEADLINE: 16 MARCH 2015.

The fourth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:44pm
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MLA / Jessica Kuskey
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Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@ucsc.edu)

[UPDATE] United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Deadline Extended to 2/16/15)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:40am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):

The Eleventh International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference (18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 8:17am
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The International Margaret Cavendish Society

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings

The theme may include topics such as:

- Cross-cultural influences in relation to trade, art, literature, piracy and captivity
- Classical (Greco-Roman) identities, philosophy, literature, art and culture
- International conversations in science and philosophy including botany, animal husbandry, general agriculture, mathematics, etc.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 31 March 2015.

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: WEBSITE

HOST: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute,
Cyprus College of Art

VENUE: Nicosia Museum
(Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing [Deadline 20th February 2015]

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 5:22am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications:

1) Diaries (diaries@coldnoon.com | upto 1500 words)
2) Dialogues (dialogues@coldnoon.com | above 1500, nonfiction/prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry (or experimental) and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

New Directions in Flannery O'Connor Session (RMMLA, Oct 2015; deadline March 1, 2015)

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Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 3:24pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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CFP: Flannery O'Connor session at RMMLA 2015.

The Flannery O'Connor regular session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association seeks proposals for presentations related to "New Directions in Flannery O'Connor." We are especially interested in projects inspired by newly available archives, but any new work on O'Connor or authors influenced by O'Connor considered. Send abstract and 2-page CV to tfpowell@gmail.com by March 1, 2015. RMMLA will meet October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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