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[UPDATE] CFP: Tolkien Studies, 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:42pm
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Tolkien Studies Area
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Although courses centered on J.R.R. Tolkien have become increasingly common offerings in undergraduate studies (whether as dedicated or special topics courses), there remains a dearth in formal graduate-level studies of Tolkien and his work. While dissertations have certainly been written focusing on Tolkien, these independently conceived projects rise in the absence of formal graduate coursework on Tolkien, and rely heavily on the work of independent scholars and of scholars specializing in broader areas of literary study (e.g. medievalists, folklorists, etc.).

Writers in Conversation 2(1) Jan 2015 - Deadline Nov 30th 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:25am
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Gillian Dooley, Flinders University; Nick Turner, Edge Hill University

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.

CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: Vol 2, No 4 (2014) Issue - December

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:54am
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SOCRATES: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL

Research Papers/Manuscripts/Articles/Findings of Sponsored Research Projects/Conference Proceedings are Invited for consideration of Publication In the Up-coming Issue of Socrates!!

Deadline - November 30, 2014
Please Note : Papers submitted to the journal for publication would not be rejected. We have Author Self-Archiving Policy which facilitates revision and re-submission of the paper till publication. This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Fifty Years of Sexism: What Next? (Abstracts by 1st December, conference 7th to 8th March 2015)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:26am
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Durham University Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities

The Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham University is hosting an interdisciplinary conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the coining of the term "sexism", and to ask how far we have come since this often controversial and inflammatory term became a way to refer to gender inequality. According to Fred Shapiro, 1965 is the year to which the term "sexism" – applied in its modern, intensively discriminatory sense - can be dated and we will be questioning where the term originated, what its impact has been, and just what "sexism" means today, and will mean in the future.

Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism – 29 January 2015

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:30am
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The Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference, held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, UNSW Sydney
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When Wyndham Lewis described Katherine Mansfield as 'the famous New Zealand Mag.-story writer' in September 1922, it was not meant as a compliment. Yet this disparaging remark gives a hint as to what makes her such a fascinating figure today. In the context of the recent scholarly extension of modernism's borders in terms of geography, gender, class, and time, as well as such diverse new interests as the roles of literary networks, periodicals, and popular and material cultures, Mansfield is more important than ever.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Albuquerque, NM, USA

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 11:05pm
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Jennifer Jenkins/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

ATHE Religion and Theatre Call for Panels: 2015 Conference

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:59pm
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education: Religion and Theatre Focus Group
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DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

ATHE 2015: Religion and Theatre CFP
CALL FOR PAPERS:

Religion and Theatre Focus Group

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

30 July to 02 August 2015, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

"Je Me Souviens / I Remember"

The Religion and Theatre Focus Group invites panels that address any issues arising from the conference theme and location. In addition to the traditional format of paper panels, we also welcome proposals in the form of roundtables, collaborations, staged readings, talkbacks, and more.

The Treachery of Monstrosity

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:45pm
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MEARCSTAPA

Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone

Edited Collection: "I am not what I once was": Unbecoming Queer Narratives

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:27pm
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Dr. Paul Walker, Dr. Josh Adair

This essay collection will focus upon the intersection of personal narrative and conceptions of self constructed through the lens of queer theory. In order for us to wriggle free of the shackles forged by the modern construct of the individual imbued with an infallible facility for self-sovereignty and an impervious, fixed identity, we must first acknowledge the fluidity, illogicality, and unpredictability which characterize most of our lived experiences.

Panel CFP: An Itty Bitty on the Titty: Breasts in Popular, Textual, Visual, and Medical Cultures - 30 May-2 June 2015

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 4:19pm
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Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
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From the monomastic Amazon women of medieval and early modern culture to Dolly Parton's hope that people "look underneath the breasts at the heart," from the Madonna Lactans of Catholic iconography to representations of the cancerous breast, this panel examines breasts in all their shapes and sizes. The breast, so often considered to be indexical of femininity, provides a physical space through which more abstract values can be explained. Indeed, the breast confirms for us what sexual difference should look like, and how it should operate. This panel discusses the ways in which the breast both conforms to and disrupts expectations for gendered identity (or other socially constructed markers), and proposals that cover any historical period are welcome.

Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 3:04pm
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Hazel Sheeky Bird

Literature for children and young adults is a rich source of material for the study of literary maps, one that has been largely overlooked, despite the growth in academic interest in this area of study. We are therefore seeking contributions for a proposed collection on maps in children's literature that will bring together the best current thinking on the topic, which will become a resource for scholars, and provide a springboard for further study in this area, particularly in terms of interdisciplinary and international discourses.

[UPDATE] Transnational Clash (edited collection) DEADLINE 10/31/14

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 2:19pm
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Samuel Cohen
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The Transnational Clash: Essays on "the Only Band that Matters" will be a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly essays dedicated to the work of The Clash, and as such the first of its kind. It will bring together research by literary critics, sociologists, popular music specialists, musicologists, historians and cultural and area studies specialists in order to explore the transnational aspects of the band's music, lyrics and global cultural impact. The recent conference in Belfast – A Riot of Our Own: a Symposium on The Clash – strongly suggests a high level of contemporary academic interest in the band's work.

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:59pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 46th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

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