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[UPDATE] Fugitive Environmentalisms-- Deadline Extended to March 1, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:21pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.

63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Sept 16-18, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:58pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 63rd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder.

Submissions for The Robert Frost Review - June 2016 Deadline

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:49pm
The Robert Frost Review (The University of Southern Mississippi)

The Robert Frost Review welcomes submissions on any aspect of Robert Frost's poetry. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu by June 2016 for consideration. Thank you so much. Jonathan Barron, editor.

UConn Conference on the Teaching of Writing, March 25, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:34pm
FIRST-YEAR WRITING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Eleventh Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

Co‐sponsored by the Aetna Chair of Writing and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute

Public Subjects and the Digital Realm

Friday, March 25, 2016 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs

Keynote Speaker: Alexander Reid, University at Buffalo

"Composing with Deliberate Speed: Writing Future Digital Publics"

The Subject of Women in Proust - MLA 2017, Philadelphia, PA - abstracts due by March 15, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:33pm
MLA 2017 Special Session

The Subject of Women in Proust

Proust's narrative in A la Recherche du temps perdu suggests that women are merely objects in Marcel's development. But how are women in Proust's fiction more than just objects? Given their centrality to the text, a reexamination of the ways in which Proust writes female characters is overdue.

We are looking for papers that move beyond women as objects of desire. Despite extensive descriptions and metaphors, female characters seem to slip away from concrete definition, defying assured characterization.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS 'From the Domestic to the Dominant: The New Face of Crime Fiction' Edited Collection

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:23pm
Laura Ellen Joyce (Edinburgh Napier and UEA) and Henry Sutton (UEA)

Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn), The Silent Wife (ASA Harrison), The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins), are just three recent novels that have captured the commercial imagination and conceivably shifted the critical perception of what a contemporary crime thriller is and should be doing in the second decade of the 21st Century. The terrain is domestic, the narrative perspective and criminal perpetrator firmly female. However, the political is of course ever present in relation to gender and society. The crime thriller has always been a peculiarly modern form. Its transition to an urgent, necessary and contemporary form of literary expression is arguable, and lies at the core of the discussion within this collection.

Call for Submissions Journal of Veterans Studies April 30, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:14am
Journal of Veterans Studies

The Journal of Veterans Studies invites submissions for its inaugural issue Summer 2016

Journal Focus and Scope
The Journal of Veterans Studies is an open-access, online, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal. The goals of the journal are to further the research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

Victorians Like Us III International Conference 'Progress. A blessing or a curse?' - 26-27 October 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:55am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)

'Progress. A blessing or a curse?' will be the third of a series of international conferences at the School of Arts and Humanities (University of Lisbon), promoted by the Research Group 2 (English Culture) of ULICES which have brought together Victorianist and Neovictorianist researchers, among others. The first event, (Victorians Like Us. Memories, dialogues and trends) in 2012, aimed at underlining the features of a complex and often contradictory period, where matrices of modernity and postmodernity could be found, a cultural influence still discernible today. Victorians Like Us II, with the subtitle The Victorian household.

Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:58am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative
9th Global Meeting

Call for Participation 2016

Sunday 10th July – Tuesday 12th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:56am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality
Call for Participation 2016

Wednesday 6th July – Friday 8th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

UPDATE: CONFLICT AND CONTROVERSY in Small Cinemas

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 9:56pm
The 7th International Conference in Small Cinemas

The Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland, September 28-30, 2016
DEADLINE: April 30, 2016
The topic of the conference is CONFLICT AND CONTROVERSY -- the divisive areas in contemporary societies and the ways in which they are presented in small cinemas today.
CONFLICT AND CONTROVERSY are at the basis of almost every political event communicated in the contemporary media, dominate media headlines and are present in popular culture and film on a large scale. Due to the vastness of the project, we seek the representation of conflict and controversy only in contemporary cinemas, including fiction film, documentary film, short film and private cinema, but disregarding other media like television and internet.

Socialist Media Landscapes: Queerness / Gender / Sexuality

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 9:48pm
Evan Torner (University of Cincinnati)

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Socialist Media Landscapes: Queerness / Gender / Sexuality
Seminar at the 2016 German Studies Association Conference
September 29 – October 2, 2016 – San Diego, CA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 28, 2016

Conveners: Sebastian Heiduschke (Oregon State University), Victoria I. Rizo Lenshyn (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Evan Torner (University of Cincinnati)

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