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UPDATE: Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House (Sept. 10 2014)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:31pm
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Chamutal Noimann Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY
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Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.

Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies

Deadline for abstracts Sept. 30, 2014

RSAP Book Prize, Submissions Due December 1, 2014

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:40pm
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Research Society for American Periodicals
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The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. Books will be judged by a peer review of three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by March 1, 2015 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

CFP: UC Berkeley Graduate Student Conference "Leaps of Faith" Deadline: 09/15/14

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:04pm
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Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

Call for Papers

Deadline September 15, 2014

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Hosted by The Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley
November 21-22, 2014.

This conference aims to explore diverse acts of faith and their significance in both secular and religious contexts. We welcome submissions from graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Abstracts due to ucbleapsoffaith@gmail.com by September 15, 2014.

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, UC Berkeley

Women and Work, SSAWW 2015 conference (Nov. 4–8)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 3:41pm
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers

The meaning of "women's work" has never been stable. While women have consistently engaged with the production of home as well as labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualizes as wage-to-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. "Women and Work," a proposed panel for the 2015 SSAWW conference in Philadelphia, seeks to explore the many ways that women have offered their labor in service of their families, their communities and their nations and how this labor constructs a variety of liminal experiences. How does women's labor provide opportunities for collective dissent regarding the ethics of labor practices as well as the continued undervaluation of women's work?

The Work of Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:50pm
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Center for Cognition and Neuroethics
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March 20–21, 2015

Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Flint, Michigan


"Soon after the Braincap came into general use, some highly intelligent—and maximally zealous—bureaucrats realized that it had a unique potential as an early-warning system. During the setting-up process, when the new wearer was being mentally "calibrated," it was possible to detect many forms of psychosis before they hand a chance of becoming dangerous."

—Clarke, 3001: The Final Odyssey

Utopian bodies and media, October 20-22 Delta Hotel, Montreal

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:07pm
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Leverhulme International Research Network "Imaginaries of the Future"
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Call for Proposals (Deadline 1 September 2014)
Utopian Bodies and Media
Montreal, QC, Canada 21 – 22 October 2014
Inaugural symposium of the Leverhulme International Research Network
Imaginaries of the Future: Historicising the Present

Early American Literature and Performativity (NeMLA Convention, Toronto, April 30-May 5, 2015)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:25am
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Keat Murray
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This panel seeks fresh scholarly and pedagogical approaches to early American literature (to 1865) through the lens of performance theory and performativity. Proposals can work with intersections between performance theory and a wide range of topics, including ethnicity, identity politics, (trans)national identity, social roles, power relations, democracy, the culture of novel reading, contact literature, missions literature, travel literature, and so on. Special consideration will be given to proposals that tether performance in literary studies to early American history and culture. Proposals working with oral literatures, such as those of Native Peoples, are also welcome.

"Government / Literature" for ACLA 2015 (Seattle, March 25-29)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:17am
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Kevin Riordan / Nanyang Technological University
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"Government" and "literature" belong to different spheres, exercise different forms of power, and are studied in different departments. As literary scholars, we often pit literature as a positive (humanizing, expressive, or empowering) force against negative (impersonal, bureaucratic, or oppressive) governments. Or, perhaps more commonly, we treat governments as irrelevant to the production and circulation of literary works. This seminar works to move beyond these familiar positions. We welcome papers from varied national, transnational, and historical contexts that stage the relation between government and literature in new and surprising ways.

ANZAMEMS 10th Biennial Conference 2015

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:30am
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Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
10th Biennial Conference
The University of Queensland
14-18 July 2015

Sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Queensland

Keynote speakers:

- Professor Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge)
- Professor Laura Knoppers (Notre Dame)
- Professor Jessie Ann Owens (UC Davis)

We invite proposals for papers and panels for ANZAMEMS 2015.

Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:31am
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Amber Workman / Pepperdine University

Textos Híbridos, the electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Latin American chronicle from the Conquest to the present day, invites the submission of critical studies on the Latin American literary chronicle for its JULY 2015 issue. The journal seeks to lend additional visibility to the chronicle as an important genre and to promote dialogue on a literary form that has been continually marginalized despite its wide readership and far-reaching influence in Latin America.

Theater/Performance Studies Panel at El Mundo Zurdo/Gloria Anzaldúa Conference (May 27-30, 2014)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:07pm
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Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa
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Theater and Performance Studies Panel

El Mundo Zurdo 2015: Memoria y Conocimiento, Interdisciplinary Anzaldúan Studies--Archive, Legacy, and Thought
May 27-30, 2014
Austin, Texas

I am seeking collaborators for a panel focusing on Theater and Performance Studies at the 2015 Gloria Anzaldúa Conference. Papers may explore theater and performance through an Anzaldúan lens and/or study Anzaldúa's work (the archive) as theater/performance. Innovative approaches to the intersections of Anzaldúa's work and theater/peformance are especially welcome.

Call for Creative & Scholarly Writing

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:08pm
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Kudzu House Quarterly
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Kudzu House Quarterly (formerly Kudzu Review), an independent journal of ecology, is seeking chapbooks (Aug. 1), scholarship (Sept. 1), and general creative writing (Sept. 1), for its upcoming issues. Submissions for our winter issue close at the end of the month! Our focus is ecological southern writing. We are always looking for books to review and contributed reviews of ecocritical scholarship and ecological creative writing. We are open to hybrid-genre work, especially for the blog. Queries to editor@kudzuhouse.org.

Composition and Rhetoric at CEA 2015, (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 4:03pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS

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

Special Topics: Composition and Rhetoric

NANO: New American Notes Online, Special Issue--Corporations and Culture [Submission Deadline January 1 2015]

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 3:34pm
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NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online
Special Issue: Corporations and Culture

Power, in Case's world, meant corporate power. The zaibatsus, the multinationals that shape the course of human history, had transcended old barriers. Viewed as organisms, they had attained a kind of immortality. You couldn't kill a zaibatsu by assassinating a dozen key executives; there were others waiting to step up the ladder, assume the vacated position, access the vast banks of corporate memory. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

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