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Women Writing North: ACCUTE 2015 *Deadline Extended*

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:23am
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It is common to conceive of Canada's North, especially in its early history, as a barren frontier conquerable only by the hardiest of men. However, as Barbara Kelcey's Alone in Silence: European Women in the Canadian North Before 1940 outlines, an estimated five hundred women or more traversed the Northwest Territories before World War II. While some of these women were the wives of missionaries or explorers, others were career-women in their own rights—artists, nurses, missionaries, entrepreneurs, or explorers.

[UPDATE--DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:05pm
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2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 15, 2014. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:
▪ Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
▪ Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
▪ Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
▪ Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film
▪ Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
▪ History of Cinematography
▪ Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
▪ Spectatorship and Scopophilia
▪ Auteur Theory
▪ Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Emergent Theories

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins at the ALA 2015

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:58pm
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Pauline E. Hopkins Society
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The Pauline E. Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 26th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, May 21-24.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended- Rhetoric & Technical Communication, (11\9\14; 2/11-14/15)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:10pm
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline EXTENDED: November 9, 2014


Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:02pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Assoc
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Individual paper and panel proposals related to Food and Culture are now being accepted for the 36th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM.

Presentations that connect to the conference theme "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture" are especially encouraged, as are papers and panels that explore other topics connected to food, eating, and cooking in literature, film, and other popular and American culture.

Scholars, graduate students, teachers, foodies, and others interested in the intersection of culinary production/consumption and culture are encouraged to participate.

Agatha Christie: Hidden Horizons (Two-day conference, 13-14 April 2015)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:02pm
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University of Exeter

Keynote speakers:
Professor GILL PLAIN University of St Andrews
SOPHIE HANNAH Author of The Monogram Murders

Author of over eighty mystery novels, Agatha Christie was the best-selling writer of the twentieth century. Her detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are iconic and her play The Mousetrap is the longest-running in history.

Since her death in 1976, Christie's popularity has only increased, and her legacy has been interpreted in various, sometimes surprising new ways. In addition, new perspectives on the Queen of Crime's life and work have opened up. As her grandson, Mathew Prichard, said in 2014, 'Agatha Christie is so much more than an author.'

[UPDATE] American Studies and American History Deadline: November 15, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:48am
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36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442

Paper proposals or full panel proposals are now being accepted for the area of American Studies and American History for the SWPACA annual conference. The theme and area allow for a broad range of topics that address how diverse subjects in American culture and/or cultural identity have intersected historically. Papers from a historical, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational perspective are encouraged. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Ecology, System, Empire (NAVSA 2015)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 8:45am
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Nathan K. Hensley and Philip Steer

The cataclysmic fact of global warming has brought to the fore notions of interconnection, supraindividual agency, and transhuman timescales, challenging scholarship to ask how systems, ecological networks, and even entire worlds might be conceived within a single frame. In Victorian Studies this presents itself as a problem of critical scale—what are the temporal and geographic boundaries of "the Victorian"?—and aesthetic form: how to represent an ecosystem, where no single phenomenon can be abstracted from a system of mutual dependence?

Slovo journal of Eastern European studies - deadline 30 November

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:09am
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We are proud to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for issue 27.1 of UCL's online, peer-reviewed journal Slovo!

• The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2014. •

We consider contributions in the fields of anthropology, archeology, cultural studies, economics, film studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political science, and sociology. To be considered, the articles must focus on Central/Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union/Central Asia.