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Fugitive Environmentalisms

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.

UPDATE EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW JULY 1ST

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 6:21pm
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Go West! Western Area 2015 Film & History Conference
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It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western. Be it progressive or populist, romantic or realistic, epic or tragic the American errand into the Western's wilderness transmits sets of assumptions about the American Character and the American Experience. Commenting on the economic, psychological, political, and social fluidities of American life, the Western frontier is itself constantly in flux.

Critiquing Culture

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:47pm
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The Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 9th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Narratives: Special Issue on Librarians as Helping Professionals (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:43pm
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REFLECTIONS: Narratives of Professional Helping (Published by Cleveland State University School of Social Work)

Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is a double-blind peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal that has been published since 1995. All of the journal's issues are now available online at www.rnoph.org and via EBSCO SocIndex. This is a call for narratives to be featured in a Special Issue: Librarians as Helping Professionals.

Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:55pm
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Ruth Wehlau
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Proposals are sought for "Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England," a collection of articles that will cover the depiction of emotional or physical states associated with darkness or descent as found in vernacular literature of the Anglo-Saxon period.

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle SAMLA 87 Conference in DEADLINE JUNE 26

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:12pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Durham, North Carolina, November 13–15, 2015
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Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 19, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy, eshabliy@tulane.edu.

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

Call for Chapters: Representations of Poverty in US Pop Culture (9/1/2015 deadline)

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:48pm
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Wylie Lenz

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited collection tentatively titled Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture. The volume will seek to interrogate the ways in which poverty has been depicted (and/or ignored) across a variety of media, including but not limited to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, photography, painting, music, radio, etc.

Questions to consider: When, why, and how do producers of popular culture represent and/or ignore poverty? How do those representations influence the idea of poverty in the American cultural imaginary? In turn, how does that imaginary interact with policy? What role might the scholar/critic play in this process?

"The French Play in London": Adaptations from the French in Victorian England

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:48pm
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Ignacio Ramos Gay / University of Valencia, Spain
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This essay collection aims at exploring the presence of French plays in Victorian England and their influence and impact upon native dramatists, critics and audiences. By means of scrutinizing the textual strategies used by adaptors either to comply or to divert from the original texts, it intends to illustrate the economic, aesthetic and political tensions existing between both countries throughout the nineteenth century.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, 7-10 July 2016 / Proposals, 4 January 2016

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:31am
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Whedon Studies Association

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (www.whedonstudies.tv), the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Tanya R. Cochran solicit proposals for the seventh biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW7). This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon will be held on the campus of Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, England, UK, 7-10 July 2016. Simon Brown of Kingston University will serve as local arrangements chair, supported by the Euroslayage organizing committee Bronwen Calvert, Lorna Jowett, and Michael Starr.

Fiction in the Age of Risk

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:45pm
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Textual Practice

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands? This proposal for a special issue of Textual Practice takes 'risk' as a productive and important condition in contemporary global dynamics. In a world characterised by new modes of screening and surveillance, ecological disasters, and political instability, what does it mean to take, or refuse, risks. 'Taking a risk' implies an act or decision that threatens a given set of conditions by introducing a new set of circumstances into an event horizon.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:56pm
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The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
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This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law. This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law.

The 2015 John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Law and Literature Conference is especially interested in the following areas although all submissions will be considered.

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