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Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:00am
Duquesne University/ English Graduate Organization

Inspired by our era of globalization and instantaneous communication, the Duquesne University English Department Graduate Student Conference is asking about access, especially in pre- and early modern literary cultures. As the rise of Disability Studies and Mobility Studies has provided theoretical and linguistic frameworks for defining, explaining, and challenging traditional conceptions of access, we invite literary, historical, and cultural considerations of access. Historically, who has had access? How do texts navigate the political, economic, social, etc. constraints on access? How does asking this question raise awareness of contentious literary spaces?

LURe Journal Call for Papers!

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:49am
LURe Journal

The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.

Submissions may be no longer than 15 pages, must use MLA format, and must include research from secondary sources.

Please include the following information with your submission:

-Name
-College or University
-Classification
-Major
-Discipline of Paper
-Email address

Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.

Deadlines:

CfP: Gender and the Erotic

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:22am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender. Female gender stereotypes are often based in ideas about sexual behavior, from the lustful Jezebel who preys on innocent men to the sexually passive Angel in the House who endures sexuality for the sake of procreation. Similarly, behavior in sexual encounters is often strictly scripted based on gender, with "rules" on everything from who makes the first move to who gets to be on top.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:20am
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:

International Conference on the History of Hong Kong (10-11 April 2015)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:33am
Hong Kong Institute of Education & Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Call for Papers:

International Conference on the History of Hong Kong
Interpreting History through Culture and Literature
10-11 April 2015
Hong Kong

Organizers:
- Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
- Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Co-Organizers:
- Department of History, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
- Centre for Popular Culture, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

"Transgressions," Illinois State University, April 17th [Proposals due Jan 1st]

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:03pm
Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Committee

Word's Worth Call for Proposals
The Word's Worth Committee at Illinois State University invites graduate students to submit proposals for the ISU Word's Worth Conference to be held on Friday, April 17th, 2015. All proposals may be submitted through our online form at ISUWordsWorth.com no later than January 15th, 2015.

Memory in Action: Remembering the Past, Negotiating the Present & Imagining the Future (3/28/2015). Abstracts: 12/1/2014

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:09pm
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its third international conference, to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The conference theme is "Memory in Action: Remembering the Past, Negotiating the Present, and Imagining the Future." Abstract deadline: December 1, 2014.

Technoculture Volume 5 (2015) Open Topic

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:42pm
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society

For this open topic issue of Technoculture (Vol. 5, 2015), we seek creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology, and essays from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology. Essays we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This is an open topic issue and we encourage a broad definition of technology.Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

"Intellectual Freedom:" Graduate Conference - University of South Carolina - Deadline Nov. 27, 2014

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:35pm
University of South Carolina Department of English

The ALC is pleased to announce The Second Annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

"Intellectual Freedom"

February 27-28, 2015

We are currently accepting individual papers and panel proposals addressing all aspects of intellectual freedom. As we are consistently reminded, issues of intellectual freedom (by forces both internal and external to the academy) profoundly influence our professional lives.

We are equally interested in papers that address current political situations within academia as well as those which discuss concepts of freedom within literature. Topics might include (but are by no
means limited to):

Lehigh Valley Vanguard Magazine Call for Papers

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 4:49pm
Lehigh Valley Vanguard Magazine

The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is a regional publication based in Easton, PA. Founded earlier this year, we have a significantly large readership for a brand new magazine of over 15,000 unique view per month. Our mission, broadly defined is to cater to those who like to think critically about the world we live in, seeking meaning in our current society.

We are seeking commentary on the topics below, but feel free to pitch other appropriate topics once you've had a look around our site.(www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org)

We have a rolling submissions policy and will always give consideration to submissions with the following in mind.

"Illustration and Gender" special issue of NCGS (3/15/15; Summer 2015)

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:41pm
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

In Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875 (Ashgate 2012), Paul Goldman calls for an "enlargement" of illustration studies; "[t]he breadth and depth of what exists and remains relatively unexplored is staggering" (15). In response to Goldman's call and the increasing critical interest in nineteenth-century illustration, brought about by better digital access and the digitization of obscure materials, we are devoting the summer 2015 special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies to the topic "Illustration and Gender."

Landscape, Space, and Place conference

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:52pm
Landscape Studies and Geography Department at Indiana University

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9th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
February 26-28th 2015

Images of Identity: International Symposium at the University of Zurich, 30-31 January 2015

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:39pm
University of Zurich

Words and images have always been used to fashion, refashion and challenge identities. In the age of discovery, written and visual texts combined to negotiate identities of self and other; the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw an explosion of visual technologies. In the early twenty-first century, our lives have become more permeated by multimedial texts and images than ever before.

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