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[UPDATE] From the Outside

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:55pm
Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick

Call for Proposals

From the Outside:
Narratives from the Othered in the Academy

Editors Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick are proposing a collection of edited essays with the working title "From the Outside," which would collect theorized narratives from a number of positions: non-normative genders, sexualities, and relationships; non-tenured individuals (especially those beyond the MA, MFA, or PhD); racial and ethnic minorities; academics with HIV, AIDS, or other diseases; individuals with disabilities; academics from an impoverished and/or working class background; first-generation academics; atheists and members of religious communities; and non-US/international faculty and grad students.

Edith Wharton Society Mount Research Award (deadline 4/20/15)

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:10pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

In 2015, the Edith Wharton Society will offer a Mount Research Award in the amount of $500 to enable a scholar to conduct research on Edith Wharton's library at the Mount in Lenox, MA. The award is offered in alternate years. Prospective fellows for the 2015-2016 award are asked to submit a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by April 20, 2015 to:

Emily Orlando
President, Edith Wharton Society
Department of English
Fairfield University
eorlando@fairfield.edu

Wreck Park now taking submissions

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:09pm
Wreck Park Journal

Call for Papers

Wreck Park: Interesting Literatures, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt the canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

Edith Wharton Undergraduate Research Prize (deadline 6/15/15)

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:07pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested. To submit an essay for the prize, send it as an anonymized MS Word attachment, plus a cover letter with contact information and "Edith Wharton Undergraduate Research Prize" clearly indicated in the e-mail subject line, to the following address by June 15, 2015:
Emily Orlando
President, Edith Wharton Society

CFP: "H.D. and Feminist Poetics" Conference, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 9:25am
Lehigh University, Department of English

CFP: "H.D. and Feminist Poetics"
September 17-19, 2015

To commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of Lehigh University, the Department of English will host a conference that celebrates the life, works, and legacies of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's own Hilda Doolittle. We invite proposals for individual papers or panels that explore a wide range of approaches to the conference's theme, "H.D. and Feminist Poetics." In addition to proposals that examine the emergence, evolution, and nature of a feminist poetics in H.D.'s works, we also welcome papers or panels that address feminist poetics more broadly, whether by focusing on the poetry of H.D.'s contemporaries or by considering the legacies of H.D.'s feminist and poetic influence.

Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women (SSAWW)

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 7:41pm
Suha Kudsieh

Society for the Stuidy of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial Conference
November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Panel on: "Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women"

This panel welcomes papers that examine how Arab American women are represented in women's writing and in particular how Arab American women authors subvert, negotiate or overturn ethnic and gender stereotypes.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 1/7-1/10) Special Session "Cervantes on the Early Modern English Stage"

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:47pm
Josephine Hardman

MLA special session invites papers exploring the influence of Cervantes on early modern English drama. How did English playwrights in the seventeenth century translate, adapt, rewrite, and transport Cervantes onto the London stage? Papers that investigate theatrical adaptations of Cervantes's work beyond Don Quijote are especially welcome, as are papers that redefine and/or broaden our understanding of "translation." This session will consider questions such as: what do English translations or adaptations of Cervantes reveal about Anglo-Spanish relations during the period, about cross-cultural textual exchange, and about the political and ideological uses of translation?

CALL FOR ESSAYS on African Issues in the Past, Present, and Future

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:15pm
Menes Tau/The Volta Times

The Volta Times invites submissions for its online publication at voltatimes.com.

The Volta Times offers lively, informative essays and bold perspectives on timely topics that are important to global African communities, whether directed at Africans on the continent or in the diaspora abroad. We welcome insightful commentary on news stories, summaries of research, book critiques, film critiques, short stories, and personal essays on topics such as politics, the economy, education, the environment, sports, religion, race, and culture, among other topics.

Essays should be 500-1500 words in length and written for a general, but educated, audience.

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction (MLA, Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:10pm
MLA Forum on Language Change

The Executive Committee on Language Change at the Modern Language Association (MLA) is accepting papers for a session to be held at the annual conference in January 2016 in Austin. We seek papers that examine how language change relates to linguistic identity construction and crossing borderlands (geographical, political, ethnic, social, perceptual, historical, religious). Papers that address the theoretical and empirical relevance of the concept of border to research in language variation and change from interdisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome. Please send 300-word abstracts by March 15 to Tara Williams (tara.williams@oregonstate.edu).

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