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Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:59pm
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Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words. All stories should be Young Adult or New Adult, but can be dark and ominous, humorous, or even fantastical; you decide.

Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft word document. Send the story as an email attachment (stories sent in the body of the email will not be considered). All stories must be unpublished. Although, this is an unpaid endeavor, this is for a great cause, and a great way to be published, and a great way to get reviews and press. Proceeds will go to Project READ's drop-in center in Liberia, Nedra House.

[UPDATE] "Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of 'Posts'" Special Issue March 1, 2016

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:39pm
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Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)
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This Special Issue comes at a time when the defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to re-imagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects? Please send 250-word abstracts directly to the Guest Editor, Myra Mendible, at mendible@fgcu.edu for review. Completed papers are due on or before June 1st, 2016.

Final Reminder: 2016 First Book Institute Applications Due 2/16

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:22pm
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Center for American Literary Studies
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Announcing

The 2016 First Book Institute

June 5-11, 2016

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

CFP Nordic Association of English Studies, Kristiansand, Norway, 15 Feb. deadline

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:09pm
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NAES Nordic Association of English Studies Conference, University of Agder
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The theme of the conference is Englishes and Changing Identities in the North, and the focus this year will be on discussions and re-evaluations of English identities, particularly in the Northern hemisphere, as realised through language, literature and culture.

See the conference website for topics and submission details.

http://www.uia.no/en/conferences-and-seminares/naes-nordic-association-o...

Reminder: Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (Apr. 15-16, 2016; Deadline Feb. 1)

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 12:29pm
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South Dakota State University
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Call for Papers
2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL)
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
April 15 & 16, 2016
Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will be held at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, on April 15 and 16, 2016. We are seeking proposals for individual papers and complete panels on topics related to British literature from its beginnings through the eighteenth century (please consult submission guidelines below).

UPDATE--ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:45am
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Edinburgh University Press

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. The volumes to be published this year focus on Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Ida Lupino, and Budd Boetticher.

General Submissions for College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:26am
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College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
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College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies.

The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2016 and 2017 (volumes 43 and 44). We welcome submissions from across the various periods, intellectual fields, and topics of Anglophone and comparative literary studies. We particularly encourage submissions that interrogate the terms of their own critical practice and reflect on the current parameters of literary study.

[UPDATE] Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries (Issue 8.1)

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 9:39am
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Dr. Adam Sills / The Defoe Society
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Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is seeking papers for its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016). Please direct queries or submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu) and Dr. Chris Loar (christopher.loar@wwu.edu). Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2016.

We are also excited to note that Digital Defoe has a new, streamlined site and a URL that is much easier to remember: www.digitaldefoe.org. Archived issues 1-6 are available on both the new site and at the previous URL.

Vile Visions: Representing Evil

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:43am
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University of Southampton
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The concept of evil is age old, but the way it manifests in cultural narratives has continuously shifted. From the theological to the psychological, evil is a core theme of tales across the ages. What does the way it is portrayed tell us? Does it still hold as much significance? This one day conference at the University of Southampton will explore representations of evil in its many guises. Papers from across disciplines are welcomed. Suggestions for topics include (but by no means are limited to):

Autofiction in English

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 6:58am
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Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
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Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.

A Change of (s)cene: Reviewing Our Place in a New Geological Epoch, Wednesday 31st August – Friday 2nd September 2016 [UPDATE]

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 5:46am
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Michelle Poland / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland

ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland - www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of 'A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch'.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra - Reader in English (University of Surrey)

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