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Watermark: Graduate Student Journal - Deadline to Submit: Feb. 8, 2016

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:55pm
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Watermark: California State University, Long Beach
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Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. Watermark also accepts reviews of recent books published in these fields of study. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, February 8, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.

Re/Inventions: Altern[arr]atives (April 2016)

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:52pm
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California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.
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Re/Inventions 2016 : Altern[arr]atives
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach
Abstract Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016

This interdisciplinary conference encourages abstracts that explore the theme of Altern[arr]atives from a wide range of fields and disciplines. The theme this year welcomes narratives that challenge dominant discourse and/or suggest alternatives. Suggested topics and schools of thought include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fellowship Opportunity

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 3:16pm
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Maria DiFrancesco on behalf of NeMLA
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The NeMLA Summer Fellowship Program Summer fellowships up to $1,500 are intended to defray the cost of traveling incurred by researchers in pursuing their work-in-progress over the summer. Fellowships primarily support untenured junior faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. All applicants will be notified before the convention. Recipients of the Summer Fellowship are announced at the Open Brunch held on Sunday, March 20, at the Hartford 2016 Convention. Awardees will be asked to create a poster (digital or hard copy), which will be showcased at the Baltimore 2017 convention. To apply, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/ fellowships/summer-fellowships.html. Deadline: February 6, 2016.

[UPDATE]: UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
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The University of North Alabama English Department
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Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:45am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Talks on any aspect of the session topic are welcome: models, tips, strategies for teaching literature (English, American, world, other). Come share what's working in your classroom. This is a fun panel with great energy and enthusiasm.

Please send a 250 word proposal and a brief bio by March 1 to Monica Hart at mhart@wtamu.edu.

For more information about the conference, check out the general CFP http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

UPDATE: Power & Politics in Print

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 5:38pm
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The Free Exchange Conference, University of Calgary
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We are writing to let you know about an exciting partnership which has developed as we move forward with plans for our annual "Free Exchange Conference" this year. We are pleased to be now be joining with
"The Insurgent Architects," a research group founded at the University of Calgary, and dedicated to the intersections of creative writing and social justice research. This is a particularly complementary partnership because the stated agenda of their group segues with our chosen topic for this year, "Power and Politics in Print."

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 3:34pm
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JRSD

The IHCS R&D invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, French language and cultural studies for the January-February 2016 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: February 20, 2016. Issue Publication Date: March 2016.

Articles must be submitted by e-mail to submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

Extension: Stony Brook University 2016 graduate conference - Communication in the Humanities: abstracts due 1/16; conference 3/5

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 1:39am
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Stony Brook English Graduate Conference

The deadline for submissions has been extended to January 16th. Please consider submitting individual abstracts or full paper proposals.

Speaking Text(s): Communication in the Humanities

We are pleased to invite proposals for the 28th annual graduate conference presented by Stony Brook University's Graduate English Society.

Queer Death, De(con)struction, and Contagion: Affective Rhythms in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 7:08pm
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University of California, Merced/Queer Theory Symposium Committee

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Queer Studies Symposium
University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Keynote: Eric A. Stanley, UC Riverside

Eric A. Stanley is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Along with Chris Vargas, Eric directed the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2015). A coeditor of the anthology Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2011) which won the Prevention for a Safe Society award and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Eric's other writing can be found in the journals Social Text, American Quarterly, Women and Performance, and TSQ.

REMINDER_DUE JAN. 15 Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities and Public Ethics 3.1 (April 2016)

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 4:35pm
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Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics
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Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its April 2016 issue. For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. Articles may explore literary texts, film, music, trends in cultural criticism and "theory," or issues of wider social and political concern. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.

[REMINDER] Old and New Humanism(s) UNC Graduate Conference-

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 12:30pm
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Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Old and New Humanism(s): Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.

Dramatising death and dying in British, Northern Irish and Irish drama and theatre

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 9:55am
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dr Katarzyna Bronk
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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.

[UPDATE] Literary Form and Reform [Shanghai, 17-18 May, 2016, Abstracts due February 29, 2016]

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 1:59am
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Nan Zhang; Miles Link, Fudan University

The resurgence of formalist interests in recent years has sparked new discussions of the conception, role, and significance of form in literary and cultural studies as well as pedagogies. In her 2007 PMLA essay "What Is New Formalism," Marjorie Levinson lays out several strains of new formalism emerging in the American academy, which simultaneously embrace a renewal of attention to aesthetic form and express divergent emphases and agendas.

The Local and the Global in the Middle Ages-37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Keene, NH, April 15-16, 2016

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 10:25pm
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37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
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37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Keene State College
Keene, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 15-16, 2016

Call for Papers and Sessions
"The Local and the Global in the Middle Ages"
Keynote speaker: Suzanne Conklin Akbari, University of Toronto

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