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Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter 1-4 Dec 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:05am
full name / name of organization: 
International Auto/Biography Association - Asia- Pacific

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter.

1st-4th December 2015
Flinders University – City Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

Conference organisers:

Associate Professor Kate Douglas (Flinders University) and Dr Kylie Cardell (Flinders University) on behalf of the Flinders University Life Narrative Research Group.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Craig Howes (The University of Hawai'i, Manoa) and
Professor Gillian Whitlock (The University of Queensland).

*We will also have two life writing practitioners as keynote speakers (TBA) and further panellists to announce.

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

updated: 
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"

Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

updated: 
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
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University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

[UPDATE] More than Writing Graduate Conference [now with keynote speaker]

updated: 
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Minnesota State University Mankato

The Third Annual English Department Graduate Student Conference is a collaborative symposium focused on the written word across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who have professional experiences to share both inside and outside of academia. The conference committee requests presentations from scholars across all English programs including Creative Writing, English Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Writing, and Technical Communication.

The Postcolonial Studies Generation: MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 1 March, 2015)

updated: 
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:49am
full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
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This panel proposes to investigate the formation of a "Postcolonial Studies Generation": namely, a generation of artists who attended university after the consolidation of postcolonial studies in the academy in the 1980s, and whose artistic production bears the influence of this academic contact. The creative production of this generation includes literature, and extends beyond it, encompassing music, visual art, digital media, and other forms.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Jessica Kuskey
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Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@ucsc.edu)

[UPDATE] United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Deadline Extended to 2/16/15)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:40am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing [Deadline 20th February 2015]

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 5:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications:

1) Diaries (diaries@coldnoon.com | upto 1500 words)
2) Dialogues (dialogues@coldnoon.com | above 1500, nonfiction/prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry (or experimental) and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

updated: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:29pm
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Terrae Incognitae 47.2 (2015), 48.1/2 (2016), and 49.1/2 (2017)
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CALL FOR PAPERS: EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

Terrae Incognitae 47.2 (2015), 48.1/2 (2016), and 49.1/2 (2017)

Filolog - JOURNAL OF LITERARY, LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL STUDIES

updated: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
UNIVERSITY OF BANJA LUKA, FACULTY OF PHILOLOGY
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND REVIEWS

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Seeking Authors for Racial Representation in American Cinema: A Three-Volume Encyclopedia Set

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 9:20pm
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Racial Representation in American Cinema: A Three-Volume Encyclopedia Set
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Attention: Film and Race Studies Scholars!

Seeking Authors for Racial Representation in American Cinema: A Three-Volume Encyclopedia Set

Entries needed on films, genres, stars and directors for volumes on Early, Classical and Contemporary Cinema.

Edited by Dr. Daniel Bernardi, Interim Dean at San Francisco State University, author of Star Trek and History: Race-ing Toward a White Future and The Persistence of Whiteness: Race and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema, and Professor Michael Green, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University.

Interested?
E-mail raceincinema@gmail.com with a brief (1 page) CV and areas of interest no later than February 15.

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