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[UPDATE] Critical University Studies after the Adjunct Issue - ACLA 2015 Seminar Proposal Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the social, political, and economic factors which shape the processes of higher education has emerged as an urgent and vital component of the contemporary humanities. A growing body of scholarship has placed labour issues, student debt, the job market, education funding, and resource allocation among the fundamental elements which condition the production and distribution of knowledge in not just the humanities, but the university as a whole. This seminar seeks to contribute to this field by considering a number of questions:

UPDATE: Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures - DEADLINE Aug 22, 2014

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Aarhus University - Cultural Transformations Research Group
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CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2014
LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.

Conference Dates: November 21-22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills

Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures Conference to take place November 21-22, 2014.
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.

Keynote speaker:
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"

Comparing Queer Temporalities

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Coffman / University of Alaska Fairbanks
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This CFP is for a proposed seminar for the 2015 ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) in Seattle, which will take place from 3/26/14-3/29/14.

[UPDATE] Limina Journal Volume 20.2 "Fear and Loathing"

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
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Call for Papers: Volume 20.2

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

SUBMISSIONS CLOSING SOON: 30 AUGUST 2014

The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for papers of substantive and original scholarly work from postgraduate and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

• Social and/or Immigration Policy

• Gender and/or Sexuality

• Fear And Loathing in the Australian Context

• Experiences of Difference

• Digital and/or Popular Culture

• Anthropology

• Identity(Ies)

• Religion

• Narratives of the Self

• Stigma

Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Issue #88, Fall 2015: Virginia Woolf in the Modern Machine Age

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ann Martin, Virginia Woolf Miscellany
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The Virginia Woolf Miscellany invites submissions of papers that address the role of everyday machines in the life and/or works of Virginia Woolf. From typewriters and telephones to gramophones and the wireless; from motor-cars and combat aeroplanes to trains and department store elevators; from cameras and film projectors to ranges and hot water tanks, the commonplace technologies of the modern machine age leave their trace on Bloomsbury. To what extent are these and other machines represented, hidden, implied, avoided, embraced, or questioned by Woolf and her circle and characters?

Forms of Talk - ACLA 2015

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
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"Forms of Talk" takes into account the multifaceted achievements of "talk," as distinct from related categories like speech, voice, discourse, dialogue, communication, or even conversation. Our seminar shares a title with sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking study (1981) on what has been called the "micro-sociology" of everyday interactions. The seminar places an emphasis on oralities that have been considered too commonplace, informal, accidental, idle, wasteful, or inauthentic to be of value.

[REMINDER]: 'Memsahib' re-defined: Exploring the Connotations of the Term (Deadline: September 30, 2014)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Susmita Roye, Delaware State University
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Session proposal

MEMSAHIB RE-DEFINED:
EXPLORING THE CONNOTATIONS OF THE TERM

Memsahib – the term literally means "Sahib's wife" or the "lady mistress" – is usually associated with white women in British India. For this reason, despite the fact that the term continues to be used today in independent India, its use cannot be divorced from its colonial conception because, more often than not, especially in the academic scholarship, the term's association with British colonialism in India is analyzed. Examining the image of memsahibs and the nexus between gender and imperialism in India has garnered considerable scholarly attention (e.g. Claire Midgley, Indrani Sen and Margaret Strobel, among others).

THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (Deadline extended)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Savu Walker
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Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled "The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context." Please take a look at the brief description of the topic and the research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:02am
full name / name of organization: 
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:

GUST English Language and Literature (GELL) Second International Conference April 21st-23rd 2015

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Gulf University for Science and Technology
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Teaching is one of the most challenging professions because it brings individuals of different backgrounds (teachers and learners) into a very close relationship. The process of teaching/learning arguably constitutes the most important aspect of this relationship, but it is intimately connected with other complex personal, social, cultural, and even historical and political factors. A teacher is not a neutral entity, nor does s/he teach in a social, cultural, and historical vacuum. Similarly, the learner is not a tabula rasa, subject to the teacher's inscriptions. Inevitably, the process of education will elicit critical questions or even resistance.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:27pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities
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Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

Deadline: November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 - Alfred Hitchcock
Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

This special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television. His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 11-14, 2015

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
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How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

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