The Indian Ocean is a cultural and economic system that dates back over five thousand years as Malays, Chinese, Arabs, Indians and Africans traded across it for centuries before the Europeans set foot in the area. Since the 1980s Indian Ocean studies have gained impetus, particularly among social scientists, and current debates on transnationalism are based on recent research carried out by scholars who have gradually understood the Indian Ocean as a network rather than as discrete geographical regions.
In conjunction with the 30th Annual Literature at the University of Texas at El Paso, featuring Dr. Neil Campbell of the University of Derby, the Graduate Student English Association (GradSEA) invites proposals for panels or individual papers for a graduate conference entitled "The Global American West" that will take place at UTEP on March 26-28, 2015. Author of The Rhizomatic West and PostWesterns, among other major works, Campbell is a leading theorist of critical regionalism whose work reads the American West not as a stratified or constrained space, but as a ruptured and fluid discursive system.
Seeking papers exploring the relationship between narratives (literary and non-literary) and the futures they depict. Topics might include speculative narratives, forecasting, risk assessment, and utopianism.
REMINDER: Abstracts due 27/2/2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Manifesto for Cyborgs thirty-years on: Gender, Technology and Feminist-Technoscience in the twenty-first century
Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students
Abstracts due: Friday 27th of February, 2015
Volume Editor: Thao Phan
CALL FOR CHAIRS: "The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions"
San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Tongson (USC)
As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent. "The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 10, 2015!
"Gothic Migrations" will concern the origins, transits, and transformations of global gothic in its various modes and cultural manifestations.
We invite proposals for an exciting and provocative symposium on the topic of Transforming Contagion. This transdisciplinary and transhistorical symposium aims to explore contagion in its broadest sense by including perspectives about the spread, transmission, and modalities of contagion, and how contagion has been variously defined, imagined, and subjected to regulation and/or exploitation. By "contagion," we do not necessarily mean only that which occurs in the body or within the framework of embodiment, but also contagions rooted in the literary, psychological, moral, educational, or political. We thus invite papers from any historical period or methodological approach that consider the complicated topic of contagion.
ISSN 2347-6869 (Open Access)
ISSN 2347-2146 (Print)
SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.
Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers, manuscripts and proceedings for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal. FREE CONTRIBUTION AND OPEN ACCESS
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Call for Proposals
From the Outside:
Narratives from the Othered in the Academy
Editors Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick are proposing a collection of edited essays with the working title "From the Outside," which would collect theorized narratives from a number of positions: non-normative genders, sexualities, and relationships; non-tenured individuals (especially those beyond the MA, MFA, or PhD); racial and ethnic minorities; academics with HIV, AIDS, or other diseases; individuals with disabilities; academics from an impoverished and/or working class background; first-generation academics; atheists and members of religious communities; and non-US/international faculty and grad students.
_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology
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_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.
_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:
In 2015, the Edith Wharton Society will offer a Mount Research Award in the amount of $500 to enable a scholar to conduct research on Edith Wharton's library at the Mount in Lenox, MA. The award is offered in alternate years. Prospective fellows for the 2015-2016 award are asked to submit a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by April 20, 2015 to:
President, Edith Wharton Society
Department of English
Call for Papers
Wreck Park: Interesting Literatures, Interested Criticism
Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt the canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.
In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested. To submit an essay for the prize, send it as an anonymized MS Word attachment, plus a cover letter with contact information and "Edith Wharton Undergraduate Research Prize" clearly indicated in the e-mail subject line, to the following address by June 15, 2015:
President, Edith Wharton Society
Formerly known as the "Edith Wharton Essay Prize," this award, instituted in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar: advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years. The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and soon to be published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.