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NEW FEMINIST WORK FOR AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 2:08am
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MARYANNE DEVER AND LISA ADKINS
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Australian Feminist Studies is an interdisciplinary feminist journal published quarterly by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The journal is transitioning to a new editorial team and from 2015 will be co-edited by Lisa Adkins and Maryanne Dever.

As an international, peer-reviewed journal, we promote innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines.

We invite original and challenging articles of the highest calibre on any topic that contributes to current and emerging theory and research of relevance to feminism.

If you would like to discuss submitting an article to Australian Feminist Studies, please contact the editors on afs@newcastle.edu.au.

UPDATE: Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House (Sept. 10 2014)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:31pm
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Chamutal Noimann Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY
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Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.

Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies

Deadline for abstracts Sept. 30, 2014

RSAP Book Prize, Submissions Due December 1, 2014

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:40pm
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Research Society for American Periodicals
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The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. Books will be judged by a peer review of three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by March 1, 2015 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

CFP: UC Berkeley Graduate Student Conference "Leaps of Faith" Deadline: 09/15/14

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:04pm
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Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

Call for Papers

Deadline September 15, 2014

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Hosted by The Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley
November 21-22, 2014.

This conference aims to explore diverse acts of faith and their significance in both secular and religious contexts. We welcome submissions from graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Abstracts due to ucbleapsoffaith@gmail.com by September 15, 2014.

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, UC Berkeley

"Government / Literature" for ACLA 2015 (Seattle, March 25-29)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:17am
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Kevin Riordan / Nanyang Technological University
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"Government" and "literature" belong to different spheres, exercise different forms of power, and are studied in different departments. As literary scholars, we often pit literature as a positive (humanizing, expressive, or empowering) force against negative (impersonal, bureaucratic, or oppressive) governments. Or, perhaps more commonly, we treat governments as irrelevant to the production and circulation of literary works. This seminar works to move beyond these familiar positions. We welcome papers from varied national, transnational, and historical contexts that stage the relation between government and literature in new and surprising ways.

Call for Creative & Scholarly Writing

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:08pm
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Kudzu House Quarterly
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Kudzu House Quarterly (formerly Kudzu Review), an independent journal of ecology, is seeking chapbooks (Aug. 1), scholarship (Sept. 1), and general creative writing (Sept. 1), for its upcoming issues. Submissions for our winter issue close at the end of the month! Our focus is ecological southern writing. We are always looking for books to review and contributed reviews of ecocritical scholarship and ecological creative writing. We are open to hybrid-genre work, especially for the blog. Queries to editor@kudzuhouse.org.

[UPDATE] "Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism" February 6-8, 2015

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:25am
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Brock University
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Call for Papers

"Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism" Brock University, Canada
February 6th to 8th, 2015.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Rosi Braidotti - Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University.

Cesare Casarino - Chair of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.

Steven Shaviro - DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University.

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[UPDATE] Limina Journal Volume 20.2 "Fear and Loathing"

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:11pm
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Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
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Call for Papers: Volume 20.2

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

SUBMISSIONS CLOSING SOON: 30 AUGUST 2014

The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for papers of substantive and original scholarly work from postgraduate and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

• Social and/or Immigration Policy

• Gender and/or Sexuality

• Fear And Loathing in the Australian Context

• Experiences of Difference

• Digital and/or Popular Culture

• Anthropology

• Identity(Ies)

• Religion

• Narratives of the Self

• Stigma

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:26pm
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University of Augsburg, Germany

Call for Papers

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.

[REMINDER]: 'Memsahib' re-defined: Exploring the Connotations of the Term (Deadline: September 30, 2014)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:26am
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Dr. Susmita Roye, Delaware State University
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Session proposal

MEMSAHIB RE-DEFINED:
EXPLORING THE CONNOTATIONS OF THE TERM

Memsahib – the term literally means "Sahib's wife" or the "lady mistress" – is usually associated with white women in British India. For this reason, despite the fact that the term continues to be used today in independent India, its use cannot be divorced from its colonial conception because, more often than not, especially in the academic scholarship, the term's association with British colonialism in India is analyzed. Examining the image of memsahibs and the nexus between gender and imperialism in India has garnered considerable scholarly attention (e.g. Claire Midgley, Indrani Sen and Margaret Strobel, among others).

THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (Deadline extended)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:49am
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Laura Savu Walker
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Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled "The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context." Please take a look at the brief description of the topic and the research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:02am
full name / name of organization: 
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:

GUST English Language and Literature (GELL) Second International Conference April 21st-23rd 2015

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:48am
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Gulf University for Science and Technology
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Teaching is one of the most challenging professions because it brings individuals of different backgrounds (teachers and learners) into a very close relationship. The process of teaching/learning arguably constitutes the most important aspect of this relationship, but it is intimately connected with other complex personal, social, cultural, and even historical and political factors. A teacher is not a neutral entity, nor does s/he teach in a social, cultural, and historical vacuum. Similarly, the learner is not a tabula rasa, subject to the teacher's inscriptions. Inevitably, the process of education will elicit critical questions or even resistance.

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