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[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: CFP: Social Networks as Intellectual Communities

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 10:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Lynn R. Johnson/ Dickinson College

Central Pennsylvania Consortium's Africana Studies Conference:
#Envisioning Black Digital Spaces

Keynote speaker: Alicia Garza, Social Activist & Co-Creator of the viral Twitter Hashtag And Movement, #BlackLivesMatter

April 8-9, 2016
Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

MLA 2017 Special Session: Modernism and Graphic Narrative (DEADLINE 3/10/16)

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 10:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association
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This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia. The proposal for the special session is due on April 1, 2016. Acceptance at the call for paper stage is NOT a guarantee of the session being accepted and running at MLA 2017.

This proposed special session will explore the relationships and connections between modernism and graphic narrative. Panelists may consider:

+ narrative theory, modernism, and comics
+ the influence of modernism on comics and graphic narrative
+ modernist ways of reading graphic narrative
+ intertextuality and adaptation
+ perspective and consciousness
+ space and time

etc.

Conference "The Environment and Human Migration: Rethinking the Politics of Poetry" Nov. 25 & 26, 2016; Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:29am
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies, University of Bamberg

The environmental crisis and intensifying migration movements are among the greatest challenges of our time, yet they are only beginning to be understood as interrelated. So far, this junction has mainly been studied in the social sciences, with a strong focus on the phenomenon of so-called climate refugees. There is, however, a substantial and remarkably diverse body of literary texts, including a large number of poems, that address the links between environmental and migratory issues in historically informed, conceptually complex, and aesthetically innovative ways.

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries (Issue 8.1)

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Defoe Society
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Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is seeking papers for its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016). 8.1 will be an open topic issue. Please direct queries or submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu).

We are also excited to note that Digital Defoe has a new, streamlined site and a URL that is much easier to remember: www.digitaldefoe.org. Archived issues 1-6 are available on both the new site and at the previous URL.

[UPDATE] Stephen Crane Panels at ALA 2016 (Extended Deadline: 1.17.16)

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 4:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Crane Society
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CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.17.16)

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

· Crane's depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane's depiction of the city

· Crane's poetry

· Crane's journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)

· Crane's depiction of women

Enarratio: Journal of the Medieval Association of the Midwest

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 4:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Association of the Midwest
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Enarratio, the annual journal of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, invites articles on all fields of medieval studies, including but not limited to archaeology, art, bibliography, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science. Enarratio is available by print subscription as well as open-access via Ohio State University Library's Knowledge Bank platform.

Accepted articles generally range from 5000-9000 words. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field. All papers are judged by at least two peer reviewers.

Agricultural and Food Law Consortium: Call For Letters of Interest Due 02/12/16

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Agricultural and Food Law Consortium
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The Agricultural & Food Law Consortium is seeking formal collaboration with individuals, organizations, and institutions to conduct research and outreach activities that support the delivery of objective agricultural and food law research and information to the nation's agricultural community. The deadline for pre-proposals is February 12, 2016. To learn more about funding availability, the application process and timelines and other related information visit www.nationalaglawcenter.org/consortium/

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: CFP, Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 2:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium
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Please note: the deadline of this CFP has been extended to Jan 17th

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 11-12, 2016.

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 1:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Bridging Divides (journal issue)

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 11:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue on: Bridging Divides.

The Queer South on Screen

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Tison Pugh / University of Central Florida
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The Queer South on Screen tackles the longstanding invisibility of GLBT individuals both in the American South and in cinematic and television portrayals of the South. While the last several years have witnessed seismic shifts in depictions of GLBT life, corresponding with the greater visibility of and legal protections for queer citizens, the essays in this collection will ponder the ways in which representations (and misrepresentations) found their way to the screen in the past, as well as the ways in which more contemporaneous depictions of queer Southern life differ from those set in America's urban metropolises.

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