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Deadline Extended to April 1 for Submission to Harriet Beecher Stowe Conference

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 6:24pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society is organizing its 20th Anniversary conference on "Everyday Stowe" at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington from June 24-26, 2016. The deadline for submissions has been extended until April 1, 2016. We are happy to announce that Dr. Laura Korobkin will be our keynote speaker.

Form and The Public Intellectual (MLA 2017 Guaranteed Session; 3/15/16; 1/17)

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 6:05pm
David Bahr, BMCC-CUNY

Almost thirty years ago, Russell Jacoby defined public intellectuals as "writers and thinkers who address a general and educated audience." Yet from Rousseau to Jacoby, the public intellectual has been perceived to operate most effectively outside the power elite, including the university system.

Welcome to Night Vale (collection; 6/15/16)

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 10:44am
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Call for Papers: Welcome to Night Vale (collection; 6/15/16)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals related to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale are solicited for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection to be published by Palgrave.

The editor seeks to include a range of approaches focusing on both form and content. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• internal themes and allusions
• genre and influences
• performance, music, and effects
• politics and historical contextualization
• podcast production, distribution, and consumption
• reception and fandom
• paratexts, marketing, and merchandise

CFP: How Normal is White?: The Normalization of Whiteness in Young Adult Dystopian Lit

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 10:22am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Miranda Green-Barteet (SAMLA)

In recent years, critics, teachers, editors, authors, and readers have all argued that children's and Young Adult literature must be more diverse. In fact, there are numerous blogs and websites, including "We Need Diverse Books," "Diversity in YA," "Latin@s in Kid Lit," "Rich in Color," and "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?," among others, devoted to promoting diversity in children's and YA lit. As such blogs and websites along with numerous surveys show, there is a dearth of diverse characters and diverse writers in this literature. This dearth promotes, whether intentionally or not, the idea that whiteness is normal and that the unearned privilege that comes with being white is, as well.

Transformation for Empowerment: Moving beyond Buzzwords November 10 &11, 2016

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 5:06am
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Call for Papers

IRCHSS-2016
10th and 11th November 2016
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
We are delighted to announce the fifth International Research Conference on Humanities and social Sciences-2016 (IRCHSS-2016), to take place at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, on 10th and 11th November, 2016.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
• Professor David Amigoni, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor in Victorian Literature, University of Keele, UK

Romantic Legacies

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:27pm
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Romantic Legacies, 18-19 November 2016
Conference Website: http://rl2016.com/

Keynote Speakers:
Rachel Bowlby, FBA (Comparative Literature, Princeton University/English, University College, London): "Romantic Walking and Railway Realism"
Arthur Versluis (Religious Studies, Michigan State University): TBA

Kaleidoscope Journal: 'Evidence' Theme CFP

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:42pm
Institute of Advanced Studies, Durham University

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. Working under the auspices of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study, Kaleidoscope is designed to foster international communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and raise awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences. The IAS publishes a new theme for study each year, and submissions are particularly encouraged relating to this theme.

[UPDATE] Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 11:16am
Betty Kaklamanidou - Margaret Tally

We are currently inviting submissions for 2-3 chapters for an edited collection on Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television already contracted by Ashgate.
Television has been accommodating a bigger number of political narratives in the last years. From the dramatic "The West Wing," "Scandal," "Madame Secretary," "Homeland," "House of Cards," to the short-lived yet impressive "Boss," and "Commander in Chief" and the mini-series "Political Animals," as well as the comedic "Veep" and "The Brink," millennial TV is fraught with political plot lines that are edgier and more provocative than their filmic counterparts.

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