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CFP: Diversity in Midwestern Studies

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:29am
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H-Midwest

"The times they are a-changing," but we are still quoting an old white male to describe the situation. The Midwest has long been thought of as pretty monolithic: all white, all farms, all "average," all cold, and flat. The borders of other US regions seem to be easier to define, but the Midwest has often been white-washed by too-easy definitions of who lives there and what life is like.

Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:32am
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Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies, University of Birmingham

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated. While many still longed for the pastoral ideal of Britain as the 'Eden of Europe', the looming threat of pollution, natural disaster, resource depletion, and urbanisation beset the thoughts of contemporary writers, theologians, and politicians. Though it had been long held that the environment had an observable influence on the fortunes of a nation and the character of its citizens, the inhabitants of early modern Britain now became gradually conscious of their impact on the natural world.

AATI @ Naples June 22-27, 2016

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:35pm
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American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)
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NOTIFICATION OF EXTENDED DEADLINES

Session/Roundtable proposals with calls for abstracts: February 20, 2016.
Individual paper proposals: February 20, 2016.

Completed Sessions and Roundtables with all relevant information, as per guidelines (attached): March 1, 2016.

FOR QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT AATI NAPLES COMMITTEE CHAIR, COLLEEN RYAN at: ryancm@indiana.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS
AATI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ABROAD
L'Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
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L'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
June 22-27, 2016

La producción cultural ecuatoriana desde 1980

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 4:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Asociación de Ecuatorianistas

El comité de selección recibirá electrónicamente resúmenes de 250 palabras de los trabajos individuales o de las mesas propuestas (con nombres de los participantes) hasta el 30 de marzo de 2016. Cada ponencia será de 8 a 10 cuartillas, escritas a doble renglón, y de un máximo de 20 minutos de lectura. Favor de dirigirse a Manuel Medina: manuel.medina@louisville.edu

MLA 2017: The Forms of American Religion

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 4:28pm
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Wilson Brissett, Air Force Academy

What forms does religion take in the United States? I am assembling for MLA 2017 a panel of papers that take a formal approach to the study of American religions. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to, the influence of literary, cultural, political, or economic forms on theologies, practices, or spiritualities. Studies that focus on topics like race, gender, modernity, and secularism are welcome, and papers can be located in any time period or region. Ideally, the panel will include papers on Christian and other religions in the United States.

Please submit a 150-200 word proposal and a brief CV to Wilson Brissett (Wilson.brissett@usafa.edu) by 15 March 2016.

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.

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):

Gender in Art: Production, Collection, Display (AAH Summer Symposium) (8–9 June 2016, Loughborough) (CfP 23 March 2016)

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Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 5:14am
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Association of Art Historians
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Association of Art Historians (AAH) Summer Symposium 2016
Gender in art: production, collection, display

Loughborough University
8-9 June 2016

Keynote speaker: Professor Marsha Meskimmon (Loughborough University), more tba.

Call for Papers

Traveling With Gulliver, around Campus--3/24

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 6:58pm
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Joel Sodano, University at Albany & Michael Brown, University of Aberdeen

This call is inspired by the versatile, prescient and even protean prose of Dr. Swift's most well-known work, Gulliver's Travels (1726). If Gulliver had a "tenure home," it would definitely be in the department of English; however, because of its relevance to so many disciplinary fields (economics, history, philosophy, to name the most obvious) Gulliver's Travels is finding itself in an increasingly interdisciplinary range of college courses. We're seeking a variety of pedagogy-oriented submissions that give insight into the ways Gulliver's Travels is taught in higher education.
Here are some possible issues that the collection might explore:

LA PRODUCCIÓN CULTURAL ECUATORIANA DESDE 1980

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 5:32pm
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LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS (ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)

CONVOCATORIA
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS
(ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)

Convoca a los interesados a participar en su próximo congreso
que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
DEL 20-22 DE JULIO DE 2016.

El comité de selección recibirá electrónicamente resúmenes de 250 palabras de los trabajos individuales o de las mesas propuestas (con nombres de los participantes) hasta el 30 de marzo de 2016. Cada ponencia será de 8 a 10 cuartillas, escritas a doble renglón, y de un máximo de 20 minutos de lectura. Favor de dirigirse a Manuel Medina: manuel.medina@louisville.edu

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