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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:02pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Assoc

Individual paper and panel proposals related to Food and Culture are now being accepted for the 36th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM.

Presentations that connect to the conference theme "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture" are especially encouraged, as are papers and panels that explore other topics connected to food, eating, and cooking in literature, film, and other popular and American culture.

Scholars, graduate students, teachers, foodies, and others interested in the intersection of culinary production/consumption and culture are encouraged to participate.

20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium-"Liquid Dickens" -Halifax, Nova Scotia, 8-10 July 2015

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 1:32pm
Dickens Society

20TH Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
July 8-10, 2015

In 1842, Charles Dickens visited several prominent cities in the United States and British North America. He subsequently published a travelogue, titled American Notes, detailing his experience in North American society. He arrived in Halifax Harbour in January of 1842, and the fledgling garrison town would be incorporated as the City of Halifax in the same year.

Agatha Christie: Hidden Horizons (Two-day conference, 13-14 April 2015)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:02pm
University of Exeter

Keynote speakers:
Professor GILL PLAIN University of St Andrews
SOPHIE HANNAH Author of The Monogram Murders

Author of over eighty mystery novels, Agatha Christie was the best-selling writer of the twentieth century. Her detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are iconic and her play The Mousetrap is the longest-running in history.

Since her death in 1976, Christie's popularity has only increased, and her legacy has been interpreted in various, sometimes surprising new ways. In addition, new perspectives on the Queen of Crime's life and work have opened up. As her grandson, Mathew Prichard, said in 2014, 'Agatha Christie is so much more than an author.'

[UPDATE] American Studies and American History Deadline: November 15, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:48am
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442

Paper proposals or full panel proposals are now being accepted for the area of American Studies and American History for the SWPACA annual conference. The theme and area allow for a broad range of topics that address how diverse subjects in American culture and/or cultural identity have intersected historically. Papers from a historical, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational perspective are encouraged. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

Trends in Teaching Composition Conference, 2/27/15 (Deadline: 12/5/14)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:34am
Lisa A. Kirby, Collin College

Call for Papers: Trends in Teaching College Composition
Special Theme: Teaching Argument and Persuasion

Collin College, Spring Creek Campus
Plano, Texas

Friday, February 27, 2015

Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its second annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition on Friday, February 27, 2015. This year's one-day conference will focus specifically on the teaching of argument and persuasion in first-year writing programs. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Richard Enos, Professor and Holder of Lillian Radford Chair of Rhetoric and Composition, of Texas Christian University.

CFP: James Fenimore Cooper at ALA 2015

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:18am
James Fenimore Cooper Society

Panel 1: Transnational Cooper
Chair: Lance Schachterle, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Ecology, System, Empire (NAVSA 2015)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 8:45am
Nathan K. Hensley and Philip Steer

The cataclysmic fact of global warming has brought to the fore notions of interconnection, supraindividual agency, and transhuman timescales, challenging scholarship to ask how systems, ecological networks, and even entire worlds might be conceived within a single frame. In Victorian Studies this presents itself as a problem of critical scale—what are the temporal and geographic boundaries of "the Victorian"?—and aesthetic form: how to represent an ecosystem, where no single phenomenon can be abstracted from a system of mutual dependence?

Sylvia Townsend Warner: Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize 01/05/15

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 8:42am
Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society invites entries to the Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Competition which has been instituted to acknowledge the contribution made by the late Mary Jacobs to Warner studies.
The prize consists of £200, one year's free membership of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society and publication of the winning essay in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.
Essays of not more than 4000 words on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner should be submitted to by 1st May 2015. Competition results will be announced in July 2015

Reminder: CFP: First Biennial EAAS Women's Network Symposium

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:10am
EAAS Women’s Network

CFP: First Biennial EAAS Women's Network Symposium
The State of the Nation: American Women in the Twenty-First Century
Marie Curie-Skłodowska University
Lublin, Poland
Friday, March 27, 2015

Slovo journal of Eastern European studies - deadline 30 November

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:09am

We are proud to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for issue 27.1 of UCL's online, peer-reviewed journal Slovo!

• The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2014. •

We consider contributions in the fields of anthropology, archeology, cultural studies, economics, film studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political science, and sociology. To be considered, the articles must focus on Central/Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union/Central Asia.