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Abstract/shuns

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:34pm
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:42am
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue topic for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic; a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 potential contributors and their paper titles (with brief abstracts).

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:39am
'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University

What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future? How do online communities affect our experiences of the local?

The second symposium of the Leverhulme-funded 'Imaginaries of the Future' research network seeks to investigate what the concepts of local and regional identity might mean in the future. One of our key objectives is to explore these concepts in a way that avoids the risk of becoming either exclusionary and inward-facing, a mere neoliberal branding exercise, or morbidly nostalgic.

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:44am
University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)

We apologize for cross posting

CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

We are now seeking for a collection of essays on the reinterpretation of the concept of Third Space in relation to the 'spatial turn' within the frame of the social science and the humanities in Feminist and/or Gender Studies. Spaces can
be approached through transnational studies, critical geography, post-colonial insights, among other fields. We are especially interested in research carried out in Europe - even though focused on extraeuropean issues- or on European studies. Themes to be discussed may include:

Communist Nostalgia

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:10pm
University of Glasgow

18-19 September 2015

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:20am
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25th February2015 — but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry "relegated" to universities?

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, invites papers on all aspects of British, Northern Irish, Irish, American and Canadian poetry and poets. The topics include but are not limited to the following:

Poetry:

Human Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Globalization, Precarity, and Feminism - NWSA Conference Nov 12-15, 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1:11pm
Laura Barberan Reinares - CUNY

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film to be presented at the 2015 National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nov 12-15, 2015. Paper proposals addressing human trafficking or forced migration within the context of vulnerabilty, precarity and globalization are especially welcome. By February 18th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu.

Identity, Intimacy

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:24pm
Modern Horizons

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

For the fifth annual Modern Horizons conference, to be held October 2015 in Toronto, Canada, we invite proposals for 20-minute talks on the theme of 'Identity, Intimacy'.

MMLA -- Arts and Sciences (2/15, 4/5, 4/15)

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:42pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.

[UPDATE] Teaching Matters Conference: March 27-28th, 2015; Submission Deadline Extended to March 2nd

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:01pm
Gordon State College

Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning.

[UPDATE] CFP: "'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 5:52pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 1-2, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College

Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 4:48pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/jewishness.html

Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers
in Nineteenth-Century Europe

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

In collaboration with
Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Ad Parnassum Journal
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dpt. of Musicology)

13-15 October 2015
Accademia Filarmonica Romana - Rome

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