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2017 Circling the Elements Hip Hop Conference: HIP HOP IN DIASPORA: Call for Proposals April 19 – 23, 2017

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:24pm
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication

In the 1970s, DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican born man living in the Bronx, helped spark the birth of a new genre/culture: Hip Hop. Popularized by Black and Brown marginalized populations in the United States, Hip Hop is a genre and culture now known around the world. From its early inception until now, Hip Hop has evolved into a culture and art form with its own Diaspora. During this, our fourth annual conference, we will explore how Hip Hop has reached a global audience and undergirded a whole new worldview for the last thirty years. This year, we will come to know Hip Hop in Diaspora.

CHILDHOOD - Collection of Essays and Original Research

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:49pm
Dr Jacques Mostert & Dr Margarita Georgieva

We are looking for contributors of original research and reflection pieces to a collection entitled "Childhood".
The tone of writing should be intelligently conversational and educational. We are aiming for this research collection to reach a wide variety of audiences, to be informative and pleasant to read, while simultaneously open perspective and offer interesting, creative viewpoints.
The following themes in connection with childhood are welcome:
Peer influence
Narratives of childhood
Trauma and overcoming

Call for Reviews - The Thatcher Network

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:44am
The Thatcher Network

Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism, capitalism and Classical Liberalism/neoliberalism. The website ( launched in March 2016.

CfP LUCAS Graduate Conference 2017: 'Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations'

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:26am
Leiden University

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.

Call for Papers-International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies [April-June, 2016 Issue]

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 5:20am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the April-June, 2016 Issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Ideas and Realities: Creative Writing in Asia Today

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:54pm
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators

Call for Presentations, Panelists, & Papers

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (APWT) 2016
25th – 27th November, Guangzhou, China.

This year, APWT's annual conference 'Ideas and Realities – Creative Writing in Asia Today' will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Writing within the School of Foreign Languages at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, with follow on events in Hong Kong and Macau.

Utopia's Century: 16th Cen. Lit & Culture [SAMLA 88 - Nov 4-6, 2016 - Jacksonville, FL]

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:32pm
Donna Wroble / Georgia State University

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of English Literature & Culture, 1500-1600. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme, "Utopia & Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?", are especially welcome. By June 3, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Donna Wroble, Georgia State University, at

The conference will take place in Jacksonville, Florida from November 4th through 6th, 2016. Limited travel grants for graduate students are awarded via application on SAMLA's website.

call for papers The International Journal of the Humanities

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:37am
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

submission via :

or website:

The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review aims to create an intellectual frame of reference, and to support an interdisciplinary conversation that builds on the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda for their future. Candidates for inclusion in this survey journal include works by invited contributors and top-ranked articles selected from thematic journals of the collection.