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Special TWC Issue CFP: Queer Female Fandom (3/1/16; 6/15/17)

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Julie Levin Russo (The Evergreen State College) and Eve Ng (Ohio University)

This special issue is the first dedicated to femslash, and it aims to collect and put in dialogue emerging research and criticism on the subject, from histories of lesbian fandom to current fan activities around queer female characters and pairings.

F/F, girlslash, altfic, saffic, and most commonly, femslash: the multiplicity of terms for female same-sex pairings attests to the heterogeneous and variable history of these fannish subcultures. While the male variety (occupying the default label, slash) has received sustained scholarly attention since the 1980s, femslash as a distinct phenomenon continues to exist on the margins of both media fandom and fan studies.

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles, 25-27 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 6:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
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The reconsideration of Paul Frederick Bowles as an artist depends upon transnational definitions of narrative and re-consider action of art as political subject. Papers are invited for the following: post criticism of Bowles, and the mirror for criticizing Orientalism knowledge: film adaptations of the literature:essays on surreal technique and the American imagination:teaching the Paul Bowles story.

300 word abstracts are invited. The deadline is July 20,2015

Anti/Post-disciplinarity: Rethinking Academic Paradigms (Final submission deadline: 15 October 2015)

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 5:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences in Kairouan - Tunisia

Human knowledge ranges from pure science to pure myth. In between lies a broad gamut of conceptually different cognitive experiences and patterns of perception which represent the world in visions and theories. The authority to produce and authenticate/validate knowledge, that which allows for theoretically informed descriptions and explanations of the nature of any given social, cultural or linguistic phenomenon, however, has for years been a contested privilege among academics and field practitioners from myriad disciplines. Over-specialization, a by-product of the proliferation of fields of expertise in academia, presented itself for most of the second half of the twentieth century as a legitimate substitute for holistic knowing and thinking.

Shakespeare's Male and Female: Plays with Two Names, Hartford March 17-20 2016

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 3:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
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Individually or serially, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, and Antony and Cleopatra present opportunities to engage a range of critical concerns. The double protagonists in the titles foreground gender questions, however. Ladies are not first in the sequence of names, but whether or not they may be said to be first in the action of the plays is the question that this panel seeks to consider. Treating the plays individually or as a sequence, the panel welcomes papers that investigate the masculine/feminine divide.

Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (submission deadline: July 31, 2015)

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 3:02pm
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SFS Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University
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The Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (GJAA) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Asian Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. GJAA welcomes original social science research papers written on issues relevant to politics, security, economy, culture, and society of contemporary Asia, including Pakistan and Afghanistan. GJAA is pleased to consider articles with historical background sections so long as such analyses are crucial for advancing core arguments.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXT - JUNE 25] Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87]

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:37am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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**This is a recurring panel at the SAMLA conference. Any and all 16th and early 17th century topics will be considered. The following topics are especially welcome...**

How did poetry, theater, music, visual art, dance, architecture, and other forms of art coexist in the English-speaking world during the Early Modern period? This panel invites papers concerning the intersections of literature and the other arts during the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to: the influence of religion on artistic production, the use of music in the public theater and beyond, representations of courtly masques, the musicality of verse, representations of architecture in literature, etc.

Shakespeare in the North

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 7:44am
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Northumbria University, UK

Shakespeare in the North

2 June 2016

Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Keynote speakers: Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam), Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston), Professor Peter Davidson (Aberdeen)

Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, Special Issue of Contemporary Women's Writing Journal

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 7:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University

Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage. Her literary output, both as Ruth Rendell and Barbara Vine, transcended generic boundaries and conventional assumptions about character, the police procedural novel, class and gender, amongst many of her other concerns.

The Atlas Project

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 2:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Jihee Han, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
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Call for Papers for the Group Session,
The Atlas Project
The International Comparative Literature Association Conference
July 21st 2016 – July 27th 2016
University of Vienna, Austria

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015

Invited speakers:

(Re)presentations of the Present

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association

How do literary texts and other media articulate the present, per se or in contrast with the past and future: is it rendered (im)material, (in)distinct, fluid, con-temporary? How is it privileged or subordinated regarding alternative temporalities, or how is it engaged with cyclic or parallel time? How do articulations differ among media, in the works of one author, across periods, between cultures or perspectives, between disciplines or modes of thought, or as reflections of technological or political change? Whose time is the present?

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