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Powerful Women (Publication date: Winter 2016)

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:38am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

"Everyday Americans need a champion. And I wannabe that champion!" (Clinton's campaign video 2015)

Early Career Reseachers IV

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:35am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal GenderForum (http://www.genderforum.org/) has launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every October will see an issue that spotlights the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions can be new academic writing composed specifically for this issue, or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Masculinity Studies, and/or Queer Theory.

Queer Cinema (Publication date: Fall 2016)

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:32am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Ever since the momentous success of Ang Lee's western-drama Brokeback Mountain, queer film has increasingly reached the mainstream. Brokeback Mountain was followed by a considerable amount of Hollywood productions that focused on representations of queer issues and characters such as Milk, A Single Man, The Imitation Game and, as the youngest addition to the list, Stonewall. The latter is directed by Roland Emmerich, a filmmaker who is usually known for blockbusters like Independence Day. The fact that both star directors and casts have entered the production of critically and commercially successful queer film-making is indicative of its mainstream potential and a growing target audience.

Gender and/in Captivity

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:25am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

This issue of Gender Forum addresses all aspects of captivity in relation to questions of gender and sexuality. From psychological captivity over social captivity to physical incarceration, we invite a variety of papers addressing the subject of imprisonment.

* Gender theories and captivity
* Daily performance of gender and the role of impersonation and fantasy
* Gendered visual and material cultures: From the theatrical stage to the silver screen
* Gender Identities: Political Imprisonment and History
* ...

CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:50pm
Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

Exploring Liability of Foreignness Through the Eyes of Young Adults in Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:34pm
Yahia Hakami Emporia State Universiy

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie recounts the liability of foreignness that confronts Indian Americans who are embodied by the protagonist, Junior, and his family. Although it appears indirectly articulated by the writer, being a foreigner is the biggest challenge that sparks hazardous and paramount issues and obstacles which are depicted as meaningful themes for Indian Americans in this novel. Consequently, Indian Americans' adults are indescribably conquered by their cultural identity, causing a plethora of difficulties to adapt to the circumstances.

The Life of the Child's Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:51pm
David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association

This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people. Just as American culture is often characterized as anti-intellectual, as if the democratization of education entailed a turn away from the life of the mind, literature for the young is sometimes summed up as empty-headed. Even the school story—a genre named for the central role it gives to school experience—is notorious for its lack of interest in academic pursuits. Hence the need to consider those rarer narratives that give expression to the intellectual lives of the young.

Critical Juncture: Representations of the Body, April 8-9, 2016, Emory University

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:39pm
Critical Juncture

Deadline to submit abstracts: December 15, 2016

Now in its third year, the Critical Juncture conference at Emory University provides a forum for emerging scholars to engage with important thinkers on topics that reach beyond traditional disciplinary lines. This year's conference, "Representations of the Body," will center on work that interrogates how the human body is represented at complex intersections of multiple identities: race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and beyond. See below the call for more information about the innovative conference design.

3rd Annual Graduate English Conference: Crime and Criminality (April 1-2, 2015)

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:27pm
Carolina Graduate Literature Society

We are currently welcoming submissions, which should include a 250 word abstract. Rather than panel presentations, we will host a series of seminars. Seminars will provide participants the opportunity for a collaborative conversation around a particular topic. Each seminar will be capped at 15 participants and will be run by faculty with expertise in the topic. Each participant will submit a five-page position paper before the conference to be read and commented on in advance by the other participants; time in the seminar itself will be reserved for discussion.

Topics should focus on styles and forms of criminality, including but not limited to:

[UPDATE] Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 6:50pm
Clemson University English Department

Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now

Clemson University English Department

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida

Deadline approaching for: Dramatising death and dying in British theatre

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 3:43pm
dr Katarzyna Bronk

DEADline is approaching!!

Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.

Reminder: The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 1:14pm
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is November 20.

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