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Lamar Journal of the Humanities -- open topic

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:15pm
Amy C. Smith/Lamar University

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Papers of interdisciplinary or general interest in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission. Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish. Detailed studies of highly specialized topics, literary explications which do not elucidate broader historical or ideological issues, and statistical essays in the social sciences are not encouraged but will be considered. Manuscripts, normally not to exceed 6000 words, should conform to The MLA Handbook or The Chicago Manual of Style.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:20pm
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Rhetoric of War
12th Annual International Conference, 23-24 May 2014

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

The Popular Culture in Pakistan: Medium of Resistance and an Identity Catharsis (due March 27)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:11pm
Annual Conference on South Asia

Apologies for posting the date of submission incorrectly. It is March 27th
http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu/proposals.html
There has been little theorization of popular culture in Pakistan, and discussions have mostly centered on the popular Culture of India. More significantly, popular culture as a medium of political resistance and identity catharsis has rarely been debated in the Pakistani context.

"CASCA" – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline July 1st 2014.)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:02am
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade

Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, humanities, culture and art. The aim of the journal is to cover a wide spectrum of themes and critical analyses cutting across numerous theoretical and disciplinary boundaries related to critical theory, literary theory, language and literature, history of art, postcolonial theory, politics, cultural studies, history of thought, etc.
We are interested in publishing scientific and expert papers, book reviews, exhibition reviews, web portals.
All the submitted papers are to undergo an adequate double blind peer review.

[REMINDER]

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:40am
1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities

"Identities, Cultures, Societies"

11–13 September 2014, Izmir Turkey

Call for Papers

Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM) cordially invites proposals for the first international conference on men and masculinities to take place in Turkey, in collaboration with Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, Ankara University Women's Studies Centre (KASAUM) and Izmir University Women's Studies Centre. The conference aims to discuss theories, narratives, experiences, discourses, and activisms related to transformations of and challenges to men and masculinities with a particular focus on the Global Southern and Eastern European contexts.

UPDATE: Deadline Extended: 49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 4:28pm
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines

Our global world presents us with complex issues that can be investigated only from multiple perspectives, resulting in the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in many traditional academic areas and the formation of many new interdisciplinary fields. Arguably, it is hard to accomplish substantial research in any discipline without addressing "interdisciplinarity" and using some interdisciplinary methods.

Victorian Travelers: Women Writing Boundaries

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:22am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Invites papers that consider the boundaries – physical, imposed, and imaginary – that Victorian women travelers crossed. Please send a 300 word abstract to Kimberly Madsen at kmadsen@csi.edu. Deadline to submit is March 31st. Conference is October 9-11, 2014 to be held at Boise, Idaho.

CFP for Edited Volume: Passing While "Post-Racial": Performance and Identity Production in Neo-Passing Narratives

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:36am
Editors: Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Young

On July 17, 1952, the African American weekly Jet Magazine featured an article titled: "Why Passing is Passing Out." This article suggested that the growing Civil Rights Movement would put an end to Jim Crow legislation and therefore to acts of racial passing—the phenomenon whereby some African Americans with optically white skin chose to live as white in order to escape the pains of segregation. Although Jet was accurate in predicting the imminent end of Jim Crow that began in 1954, its projection that passing would pass out has still yet to occur.

UPDATE CFP New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 5:21am
University of Sussex

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies in partnership with DEMOS presents a day conference:
New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today
FRIDAY 9 MAY 2014

Speakers:
Les Back, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Melanie Friend: photographer, University of Sussex
Prof. Mary Hickman, St Mary's University, London
Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
Refugee Action
The Refugee Council

Teaching Hemingway and Race

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:16am
Gary Holcomb

CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is Oct. 15, 2014; accepted essays due Dec. 31, 2014)
The goal of the Teaching Hemingway series is to present collections of essays with various approaches to teaching emergent themes in Hemingway's major works to a variety of students in secondary and private schools and at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teacher-scholars who have used Hemingway's work in domestic, international, HBCU, MA/PhD, MFA, and many other settings can apply.

MSA 2014 - Frankfurt School Critical Theory in the 21st Century

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:41pm
Jonathan S. Feinberg / University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg

This CFP is for the MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh.

Once considered a touchstone of modernist aesthetics, politics, ethics, and cultural criticism, the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has seen its reputation suffer in the latter portion of the 20th century, in part because of its pessimism towards or outright dismissal of "€œmass culture,"€ as well as the perception that its purview is too narrowly European. More recent scholarship has begun to revalue the School'€™s critical theory and argue for its contemporary significance, especially for ecocriticism and postcolonial aesthetics and politics.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: Travel in Africa/MLA 2015

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:15pm
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University

Deadline Extended to March 20!

This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract by 20 March 2014.

[UPDATE] Deviance in Culture and Society; full manuscripts, deadline extended to 4/15

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:58am
PROTEUS: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Proteus is a refereed journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.

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