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[UPDATE] 2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference--Deadline extended to Nov. 1

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:08pm
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program

The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Proposals by 1 November 2015 For SPACA Conference February 10 - 13, 2016

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 1:52pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2015

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference.

February 10 - 13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2016 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.

[Update] Disability and the Environment in 20th-Century American Literature (Edited Collection; December 1, 2015)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:16pm
Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (edited collection under contract)

I am seeking manuscripts to complete an edited collection, _Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature_, which is focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology. The collection is currently under contract with Lexington Press, and I am looking to add a chapter or two that explores the collection's theme with a particular focus on twentieth-century American literature.

[UPDATE] CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:12pm
Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

English Studies and the Marketplace, 4th International Conference, 19- 20 February, 2016

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:02am
Department of English, East West University Dhaka, Bangladesh

The all- incorporating yet inequitable disposition of the global marketplace, facilitated by the neoliberal ideologies of profit maximization, have impacted substantially on all academic disciplines in increasingly conspicuous ways. Consequently, English studies has found itself precariously poised between the values it has traditionally transmitted to its graduates and the instrumental demands of the marketplace. There is friction between, on the one hand, the humanistic outlook that it has cultivated for generations now, and, on the other, the dictates of the job market and the relentless pressure exerted by forces of capitalism on the education sector.

Shakespeare in Modern Popular Culture June 15-17 2016

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:46pm
Guillaume WINTER

Shakespeare in Modern Popular Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Symposium – Arras, Université d'Artois, FRANCE – June 15-17, 2016

Convenors : Guillaume Winter (Université d'Artois), Vincent Roger (Institut Catholique de Lille), Julie Assouly (Université d'Artois).

Symposium organized by Textes & Cultures (Université d'Artois, EA 4028) and Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société (Institut Catholique de Lille), under the aegis of the Société Française Shakespeare.

Keynote speakers :
-Prof. Sarah Hatchuel (Université du Havre) and Prof. Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier)
-Prof. Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire)

Call for Undergraduate Research Papers in the Humanities

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 8:20pm
Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2016 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry, fiction, and non-fiction submissions; students may submit up to three poems or one other creative work. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students.

Temporal Discombobulations: Time and the Experience of the Gothic (August, 2016; University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:25am
Gothic Temporalities Group in conjunction with the University of Surrey

CFP: Temporal Discombobulations: Time and the Experience of the Gothic

Gothic Temporalities Group in conjunction with the University of Surrey

22-24 August 2016 University of Surrey United Kingdom

Our experience of the Gothic is one founded in time. Whether it is of a past that will not or cannot die, multiple presents that can never resolved, or infinite futures that can never be realised it speaks of a temporal excess that refuses to be contained.

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