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albeit Issue 2.1: New York and Los Angeles in the American Imaginary

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:43am

The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Comparative Sinology - International Symposium in China

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:34am
International Center for Comparative Sinology

Call for Papers: International Symposium in Comparative Sinology
Organized by the International Center for Comparative Sinology, CUMT
This event will bring together researchers and artists from China and elsewhere in the world, to present ground-breaking research in the interdisciplinary field of Comparative Sinology. Held in Xu Zhou, cradle of Han civilization, the symposium's formal component will take place June 8-9, 2015, while a cultural program will be provided for interested participants geared towards more open exchange between scholars, June 10-12.

Call for Proposals: "It's Magic"—Volume 6 (2016) of Technoculture, 1 May 2015 through 30 April 2016

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 2:36pm
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

—Arthur C. Clarke.

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.

—Gregory Benford

Technoculture seeks critical and creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology. Volume 6 (2016), "It's Magic!", focuses on the tropes that associate technology with magic and vice versa.

Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities. These subjects might include:

Jack London Society Panel at ALA 2015 (Boston, May 21-24) January 19 Deadline

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:55am
The Jack London Society

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society ( panel at the American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2015,The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at by January 19, 2015. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. Additional conference information:

H.D. panel, American Literature Assn, May 21-24, 2015 in Boston

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:43am
H.D. International Society

The H.D. International Society will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of biography would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings in addition to recent, renewed interest in critical biography. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh,, no later than January 26, 2015.


Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 11:35am
Efflorescence: Peer reviewed Journal of the Department of English/ Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya (College)

EFFLORESCENCE– is a quality departmental journal published annually, which aims at providing a forum for our own students as well as also for young researchers along with established authors for their scholarly and authoritative opinion/ views. It welcomes original and unpublished research papers on wide range of subjects, issues, trends, concepts, and genres based on specific themes or open issues.

Issue 5: Tentatively March, 2015

Themes: Celebrating 100 years of the Great War

"Ghosts of History: Location, Relocation, and Dislocation in World History"

Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 10:13am
Northeastern History Graduate Student Association

The Northeastern History Graduate Student Association invites proposal submissions for its 7th annual graduate student conference to be held on March 21-22, 2015 at Northeastern University, Boston MA. The extended deadline for the conference is January 16, 2015.

The 2015 conference title is "Ghosts of History: Location, Relocation, and Dislocation in World History." Through this theme, we hope to investigate issues of place and space, migration, and identity – particularly, how identity is shaped by space and by removal (forced or willing) from that space. In keeping with these themes, we are interested in work that recovers voices traditionally absent from historical research.

Deadline Extension for the Submission of Abstracts and Bios for "Approaches to Developing Ecological Consciousness...."

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 11:57pm
Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson/ Kennesaw State University


Attention Teachers and Scholars! We are now accepting submissions for an edited commissioned book titled Approaches to Developing Ecological Consciousness in the 21st Century Classroom.

With the many environmental challenges of the world including, global warming, pollution, erosion, deforestation and endangered species to name just a few, environmental and sustainability themes have become increasingly prevalent in the media. Literary authors have also begun to use their pens to examine how our treatment of the environment can impact our daily lives.

"Bad Books": Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation: May 1-2, 2015

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 5:45pm
British Modernities Group

Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 1-2, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College

Vicarious Trauma - ALA Boston Panel - Due 1/15/15

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 1:09pm
Ashley N. Doonan / University of New Hampshire

I am seeking fellow panelists to present on a panel loosely based on trauma--from psychological perspectives to literary trauma theory. The work that I am hoping to present is focused on vicarious trauma--a trauma transmitted but not experienced directly.

Submissions need not be more than 300 words and may be emailed to me directly.

I also have set up an excellent chair for the panel, who has done a great deal with trauma theory in her dissertation.

Please feel free to contact me with further questions.

Conference on the theme "Cultural Ecology of the Brahmaputra". Last date for abstract and synopsis submission is 5th Jan, 2015

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 12:48am
Dr. Arupjyoti Saikia

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati in collaboration with Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (CNESPR), Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi is pleased to invite proposals for a National Seminar on the theme 'Cultural Ecology of the Brahmaputra' to be held during 8th & 9th March 2015 at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. The seminar aims to focus on the role of rivers and especially the river Brahmaputra in the modern history of the North-eastern region and its neighbourhood? How does a river shape destiny of a surrounding landscape? Or do how humans and non-humans adapt to a river and its environment?

Book Project: Title: Rewriting Her Story: Critical Essays on the Female Subject in the Colonial and Postcolonial World

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 11:18am
Adamu Pangmeshi (PhD) and Kelvin Toh Ngong(PhD) Universities of Maroua and Buea

Book Project: Title: Rewriting Her Story: Critical Essays on the Female Subject in the Colonial and Postcolonial World
(Literary Criticism)
Call for Papers
The fragmented or hybrid nature of the postcolonial female subject demands its construction through subversion of both the colonial and the patriarchal discourse. These deconstructive moves within the texts are used to dismantle master narratives inspired by Eurocentric discourse and, at the same time, to call in question the logo centric categories upon which colonial discourses are based.

The Edwidge Danticat Society-Caribbean Studies Association, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 8:42pm
Edwidge Danticat Society

The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference will be held May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites multidisciplinary papers for a panel at the 40th Annual Caribbean Studies Association conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference: The Caribbean in an Age of Global Apartheid: Fences, Boundaries, Borders – Literal and Imagined- we welcome papers that explore Edwidge Danticat's activist and creative work in relationship to fences, boundaries, and borders. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15-minute presentations, possible topics include: