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Modernist Whitman (Proposed panel for MSA 18)

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Erin Kappeler

This proposed panel for MSA 18 will explore the ways in which modernist poets, critics, and academics reacted to and against Walt Whitman, constructing complicated literary historical and social legacies. From Ezra Pound's begrudging acknowledgment that Whitman "broke the new wood" to Amy Lowell's assertion that "Whitman fell into his own peculiar form through ignorance"€ to Michael Gold's claim that Whitman was "America's first proletariat poet," Whitman was at the heart of debates about what constituted modern poetic form and modern social identities. This panel seeks to interrogate the ways in which cultural workers in the modernist era used the figure of Whitman to construct usable pasts, poetic futures, and imagined communities.

Call for Peer Reviewers

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:37am
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[Inter]sections

[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here: www.intersections-journal.com.

We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at intersections@americanstudies.ro.

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Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:45pm
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Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
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The journal's objectives are to publish papers of broad interest in the humanities and social sciences. The journal strives to enable a sound balance between theory and practice and will publish papers of research, conceptual, viewpoint, case study, literature review nature in broad topics in the field such as: Philosophy and Psychology, Religion and Theology, Social Sciences, Language, the Arts, Literature and Rhetoric, Geography and History, Management, Communication, Media and Information Sciences.

Submission via website:
http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

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Call for papers Journal of Digital Humanities

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:39pm
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Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
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submission via website

jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

or email:

jrsd.journal@gmail.com

The Journal of Digital Humanities is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features scholarship, tools, and conversations produced, identified, and tracked by members of the digital humanities community through Digital Humanities Now.

[UPDATE] Chapter proposals for "Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment"

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

Austen and Deleuze

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:28pm
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Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
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2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Austen has become one of the most discussed and beloved literary figures; indeed, her status as one of our most beloved literary figures has often influenced the ways in which her life and works are discussed within critical circles. Eve Sedgwick famously announced that Austen criticism is "notable not just for its timidity and banality but for its unresting exaction of the spectacle of a Girl Being Taught a Lesson." This special issue of Rhizomes invites critical articles and creative works that dismiss both this legacy of timidity and the tendency to exact pedagogical spectacles through scholarship.

The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due June 20; collection of essays)

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:47pm
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Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

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