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Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--Call for Guest Editors

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:53am
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies journal

We are currently looking for guest editors for the summer 2016 and 2017 issues of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com). This past summer Nicole Lobdell and Kate Holterhoff put together a wonderful issue on "Illustration and Gender" and the previous summer's issue, edited by F. Elizabeth Gray and Nikki Hessel, focused on "Gender and Journalism." Both issues can be found on our website.

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 8:57am
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 5:22am
Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

Innovative presentations are invited for the proposed seminar, "The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning."

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:34pm
Popular Culture Association

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016
The Mental Health division enthusiastically welcomes all of the interested persons to present on topics which include popular culture and mental health/illness. Previous papers have addressed: literature, film, music, politics, religion, psychological theory, research and more.
In short, the division concerns itself with the ways in which popular culture both reflects and shapes the nature of our psychology.

The Political Economy of Sound (ACLA 2016, March 17-20, Harvard; due Sept 23)

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:28pm
Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)

American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:51am
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like
Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
History, politics, war & peace
Culture, anthropology & ecology
Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
Ships, boats, etc.
Aquatic life
Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals

CFP: Gender and Fantasy

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:22am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In her seminal Fantasy: A Literature of Subversion, critic Rosemary Jackson calls fantasy "a literature of desire", one that "traces the unsaid and unseen of culture, that which has been silenced, made invisible, covered over and made 'absent'". This issue of gender forum concerns itself with the manifold ways in which the fantasy genre is used to renegotiate these unseen desires, seeking to examine if and how it has moved on from the genre-specific stereotypes of wise wizard, wicked witch, strong hero, and damsel in distress. We are looking for contributions that analyse the role of gender in

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