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[UPDATE] Unstable states, mutable conditions

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:16am
/ANGLES/, journal published by the SAES

Call for papers

There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64:

When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay

The point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:

Call for Papers for the Journal of Studies in History & Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:24pm
Journal of Studies in History & Culture

In our upcoming issue we would take into consideration the disparate and contradictory interpretations of secularism the world over. The structures of secularism and their outreach would be central to the methodology. While research within the broader framework of intellectual history is welcome, we would also like to include papers tracing the morphology of the concept, its reception and practice both on the level of individuals as well as part of state policy.

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Seattle, March 22-25, 2016

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:34pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, etc. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

'Werewolves: Studies in Transformations' (abstracts: 30th November 2015, full submissions: 31st March 2016)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:01am
Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck, ‘Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’

'Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural' is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird. Revenant is now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event or art reviews for a themed issue on werewolves (due Autumn 2016), guest edited by Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck.

[[Last Call]] CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:53pm
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC / NeMLA

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

[MELUS] Religion and US Ethnic Literature

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 3:14pm
J. Stephen Pearson (University of North Georgia) and Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Film Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:57pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Feb 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposals are now being accepted until November 1, 2015 for the Film Studies Area at the 2015 SWPACA Conference.

We solicit papers on any topic germane to film studies including, but not limited to, film as art, film as culture, and film as industry. Paper presentations should be no more than 20 minutes and they should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

UPDATE - 25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:11pm
BCPCS Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

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