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Watermark: Graduate Student Journal - Deadline to Submit: Feb. 8, 2016

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:23pm
Watermark: California State University, Long Beach

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. Watermark also accepts reviews of recent books published in these fields of study. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, February 8, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.

[UPDATE] Emotional Geographies: Gender, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Texts

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 6:02am
Gender, Translocality and the City Research Group, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Call for Papers

Emotional Geographies: Gender, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Texts

Edited volume
Editors:
Ágnes Györke, Senior Lecturer, University of Debrecen, Department of British Studies
Imola Bülgözdi, Senior Lecturer, University of Debrecen, North American Department

UPDATE

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

HERA
Call for Papers
Humanities Education and Research Association
Annual Conference, 23-26 March
New Orleans, LA

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Issue 5 "Scum and Villainy"

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:14pm
Word Hoard interdisciplinary graduate journal

Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and other publishable works on the theme of "Scum and Villainy" for our fifth issue. (Please find our previous issues at http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wordhoard). We believe both "scum" and "villainy" have social, ethical, and epistemological implications reaching far beyond literary and popular tropes, and thus far beyond the lush taxonomy of opportunistic or conniving archetypes (e.g., muggers, grifters, the debased; psychopaths, traitors, the corrupt). Characterizations of "scum" or "villainy" interest us far more than literary characters as "scum" or "villains."

Call For Editors

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:43pm
Watchung Review supported by the New Jersey College English Association

The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving on their advisory board as and as editors for their open-source academic and creative journal the Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.

Jack London Society Panels for American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016 San Francisco, CA

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 11:09am
The Jack London Society

Call for Papers
Jack London Society
http://jacklondonsociety.org/
American Literature Association's
27th Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association's 27th Annual Conference (Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 26-29, 2016). Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 20, 2015. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs.

Displacement 2016 NYU Conference CFP

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:48am
NYU Graduate Student Cinema Studies Conference

March 4-5, 2016
The recent passing of Chantal Akerman dealt an irrecoverable blow to the history of cinema. For nearly the past half-century, Akerman continually produced provocative work that meditated on concepts of home, belonging, and identity, while consistently investigating these via contemporary formats and technologies. Her latest and final film, No Home Movie, found Akerman probing these issues anew; reconciling distances through the use of Skype, developing her self-understanding through conversations with her mother, amongst others. This conference, designed to celebrate Akerman's memory, focuses on one of her most consistent and deeply examined themes: displacement.

[UPDATE] The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:01am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.

For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

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