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UPDATE: Deadline extended to 12/1/15: Existential Poetics: American Free-Ranging Outlaw Poets (Anthology)

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:13am
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HGDG Arts, LLC
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A collection of essays and scholarly articles analyzing the work of late 20th century "existential" and outlaw poets living or dead will be published in 2017. Please choose from the list of named poets below which includes those largely ignored by academics because of the obscure nature of their less categorizable creative work. We seek articles, literary criticism, reviews, private collection catalogs, student essays, and some anecdotes or narratives describing encounters with the poet/artist or writing/art that are not strictly pejorative. Photos and video are welcome. The anthology will collect secondary works about the listed artists.

[UPDATE] Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:51pm
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Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability / The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
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The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

CFP: Horror, February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:54pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"HORROR"

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on
February 10-13, 2016
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The area chair for Horror at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, digital and online media, as well as in general culture. Given the strong showing of work on horror cinema in recent years, we hope to continue this tradition, but also to diversify into new and unconventional areas, especially with the addition in the last three years of roundtable sessions on a variety of popular topics.

CFP: War and Culture, February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"WAR AND CULTURE"

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on
February 10-13, 2016
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, Sam Houston State University, March 17-18, 2016

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Paul W. Child/Sam Houston State University
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The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

Sam Houston State University
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Huntsville, Texas
March 17-18, 2016

Call for Papers

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites abstracts for paper and poster presentations on topics related to the intersections between medicine, the humanities, and the social sciences. This interdisciplinary conference, which is open to contributions from all relevant fields, includes plenary sessions, scholarly panels, round tables with community representatives and stakeholders, a full poster exhibition, student sessions, and a student poster competition.

NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 4:47pm
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Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut
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This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.

Greening the Gap: Rhetoric, Literature, and the Environment

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:57pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Tensions between rhetoric and literary studies are long-standing. For example, poetry and other types of literary texts were subsumed by rhetoric for the greater part of two millennia. However, a shift in 20th-century values led to the canonization of literary texts; consequently, English departments today prioritize literature (however you might define it) over rhetoric. Why are rhetoric and composition considered "low arts"? Why do academics fight to teach literature classes available, but complain about teaching composition? What does an English department "do" anyway? These kinds of questions and concerns have led many contemporary English departments to hunker down in their respective camp. But is this divide necessary or useful?

Roland Barthes at Boston College, grad.conference, Nov.13-14

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:37pm
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Boston College, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College is organizing an interdisciplinary graduate conference in celebration of Roland Barthes' centennial. Deeply invested in the role of literature and art in society, Barthes' influence extended far beyond the boundaries of French language and literature. His writings laid the groundwork for modern literary theory and criticism. Forever resisting dogmatic assertions, Barthes' curiosity and expansive body of work have left a mark on almost every intellectual field of study and, far from outdated, his writings continues to influence generations of scholars.

[[UPDATE]] CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:03pm
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Jami Carlacio / NEMLA Conference, Mar 17-20, 2016
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Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Cannibals' War on Epistemological Colonialism: Literature and Translation in Latin America -- Abstracts due Sept.30

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
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Adel Faitaninho / Boston University
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NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20)

Reexamining Russian, French, English, and American literatures' footprint on the work of Latin American writers, translation reveals itself not just as a bridge between continents, but the very material from which Latin American literature and culture construct themselves.

Science Fiction & Fantasy: The Works of Joss Whedon

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:05pm
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Susan Fanetti/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SWPACA (11/1/2015; 2/10-13/2016)

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (http://southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the works of Joss Whedon.

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:34pm
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Southwest PCA Conference [Pop Culture and American Culture]
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Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association

37th Annual Conference February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Submit Paper Proposals Here: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org

Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture Area.

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