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Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:00am
Duquesne University/ English Graduate Organization

Inspired by our era of globalization and instantaneous communication, the Duquesne University English Department Graduate Student Conference is asking about access, especially in pre- and early modern literary cultures. As the rise of Disability Studies and Mobility Studies has provided theoretical and linguistic frameworks for defining, explaining, and challenging traditional conceptions of access, we invite literary, historical, and cultural considerations of access. Historically, who has had access? How do texts navigate the political, economic, social, etc. constraints on access? How does asking this question raise awareness of contentious literary spaces?

Call for Papers - The Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation. Submission till November 4th, 2014.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:43am
Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation (abbr. Journal CBI, ISSN 2351 - 6186). Website: Published by Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania.

The Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation (abbr. Journal CBI, ISSN 2351 - 6186) is a new international, peer-reviewed, open-access, free-of-charge, online Journal, focused on business creativity and innovation research. The Journal encourages new approaches to the study of creativity and innovation management, discussion of emerging creativity and innovation issues and introduction of new creativity-inspired concepts, ideas and research-driven solutions.

The Journal CBI online:

Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SWACPA. Deadline 11/1/14, conference 2/11-14/15

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:37am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association


36th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."

LURe Journal Call for Papers!

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:49am
LURe Journal

The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.

Submissions may be no longer than 15 pages, must use MLA format, and must include research from secondary sources.

Please include the following information with your submission:

-College or University
-Discipline of Paper
-Email address

Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.


CfP: Gender and the Erotic

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:22am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender. Female gender stereotypes are often based in ideas about sexual behavior, from the lustful Jezebel who preys on innocent men to the sexually passive Angel in the House who endures sexuality for the sake of procreation. Similarly, behavior in sexual encounters is often strictly scripted based on gender, with "rules" on everything from who makes the first move to who gets to be on top.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:20am
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:

Beasts of America: Perspectives on Animals and Animality in U.S. Culture, 1776-1920 (Abstracts due January 15th, 2015)

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:38am
Dominik Ohrem

In American history, animals are everywhere. They are a ubiquitous presence in myriad historical, literary, biographical, scientific and other texts and narratives of the American past – a past that, both different from and just like the present, was characterized by a multiplicity of relations between humans and animals ranging from intimate co-existence to exploitation and outright violence. A host of quintessentially American species such as the bison and mustang of the Western plains or the grizzly, admired by California mountain man James Capen Adams as "the monarch of American beasts", continue to inhabit the discursive, imaginary and, now to a much lesser degree, the geographical spaces of the nation.

International Conference on the History of Hong Kong (10-11 April 2015)

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:33am
Hong Kong Institute of Education & Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Call for Papers:

International Conference on the History of Hong Kong
Interpreting History through Culture and Literature
10-11 April 2015
Hong Kong

- Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
- Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

- Department of History, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
- Centre for Popular Culture, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

"Transgressions," Illinois State University, April 17th [Proposals due Jan 1st]

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:03pm
Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Committee

Word's Worth Call for Proposals
The Word's Worth Committee at Illinois State University invites graduate students to submit proposals for the ISU Word's Worth Conference to be held on Friday, April 17th, 2015. All proposals may be submitted through our online form at no later than January 15th, 2015.

Memory in Action: Remembering the Past, Negotiating the Present & Imagining the Future (3/28/2015). Abstracts: 12/1/2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:09pm
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its third international conference, to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The conference theme is "Memory in Action: Remembering the Past, Negotiating the Present, and Imagining the Future." Abstract deadline: December 1, 2014.

Trans-Scripts Vol. 5, 2015 "Race/Gender Revisited"

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:50pm
University of California, Irvine

Journal Publication Date: May 15, 2015
Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission: January 31, 2015

"We have still to recognize that all women do not have the same gender."
Elsa Barkley Brown (1992)

"The violence that produces blackness necessitates that from the existential vantage of black lived experience, gender and sexuality lose their coherence as normative categories."
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson (2011)

Trans-Scripts—the interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine—invites professorial and graduate student scholars to submit their work for publication. The theme of our fifth volume is "Race/Gender Revisited."

Technoculture Volume 5 (2015) Open Topic

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:42pm
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society

For this open topic issue of Technoculture (Vol. 5, 2015), we seek creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology, and essays from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology. Essays we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This is an open topic issue and we encourage a broad definition of technology.Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

Update-CFP—The Sixties—November 1 Deadline

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:03pm
Deborah Carmichael, National Popular Culture Association

CFP—The Sixties—November 1 Deadline

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4, 2015
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans LA

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture from this era. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

"Intellectual Freedom:" Graduate Conference - University of South Carolina - Deadline Nov. 27, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:35pm
University of South Carolina Department of English

The ALC is pleased to announce The Second Annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

"Intellectual Freedom"

February 27-28, 2015

We are currently accepting individual papers and panel proposals addressing all aspects of intellectual freedom. As we are consistently reminded, issues of intellectual freedom (by forces both internal and external to the academy) profoundly influence our professional lives.

We are equally interested in papers that address current political situations within academia as well as those which discuss concepts of freedom within literature. Topics might include (but are by no
means limited to):