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[UPDATE] CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: Women's Lives Encyclopedia

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 11:44pm
Nancy Barbour / Oregon State University

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS – Edited Volume on Women's Lives Around the World

Women's Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia
Volume 4: Europe

Editor: Nancy Barbour, MAIS
Executive Editor: Susan Shaw, PhD
To be published by ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press in 2017

Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13/2016)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:39pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13/2016)

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February

10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture

Association ( invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015.

Emerson as Orator and Rhetor at ALA

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:23pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, American Literature Association

Emerson as Orator and Rhetor
This panel examines Emerson in his oratorical and rhetorical milieu. We welcome papers that consider the relationship between Emerson and rhetorical studies broadly considered, but we are especially interested in papers that highlight Emerson's career as lecturer, that consider his work in the context of rhetorical history, and that investigate his connections to oratorical culture. We welcome new readings of Emerson in light of rhetorical theory, as well as presentations that consider his work in the context of various intellectual traditions, including the study of eloquence, elocution, oratory, homiletics, religious rhetoric, the rhetorical tradition, discourse theory, and speech act theory.

[UPDATE] CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:12pm
Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing Award

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:30pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be located at the Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL, April 1-2, 2016.

Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios at

Deadline is February 1, 2016.

Journal of Florida Literature

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:27pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

Call For Papers

Since 1988, THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE has published material relevant to the life, works, and friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Yearling and many other widely respected and beloved works, including Cross Creek, Cross Creek Cookery, South Moon Under, and Golden Apples.

The journal also publishes critical articles on works of other Florida writers or writers who use Florida as a locale for their work.

29th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference--April 1-2, 2016

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:09pm
Anna Lillios / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

The 29th Annual MKR Conference
The Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL
April 1-2, 2016

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society invites you to attend the 29th Annual Rawlings Conference, which will take place at the beautiful Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville. The locale was chosen in honor of Rawlings Society founder, Phil May, who lives a few miles from the club.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to Nov. 15: "Adapting Dickens" annual Dickens Society Symposium in Iceland

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:17am
Dickens Society

We are extending the deadline for submission of proposals to the annual Dickens Society symposium until Nov. 15, 2015. We welcome scholars at all stages of their careers. Please see the full CFP below, including information about the Partlow Prize (monetary prize and publication opportunity).

Thank you,

Diana Archibald
Dickens Society Secretary-Treasurer


Dickens Society 21st Annual Symposium:
"Adapting Dickens"
Iceland University, Reykjavik
11–13 July, 2016
Call for Papers

English Studies and the Marketplace, 4th International Conference, 19- 20 February, 2016

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:02am
Department of English, East West University Dhaka, Bangladesh

The all- incorporating yet inequitable disposition of the global marketplace, facilitated by the neoliberal ideologies of profit maximization, have impacted substantially on all academic disciplines in increasingly conspicuous ways. Consequently, English studies has found itself precariously poised between the values it has traditionally transmitted to its graduates and the instrumental demands of the marketplace. There is friction between, on the one hand, the humanistic outlook that it has cultivated for generations now, and, on the other, the dictates of the job market and the relentless pressure exerted by forces of capitalism on the education sector.