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The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 9:19am
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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.

Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 9:18am
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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.

Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds- 19 May 2016. Deadline 25 Feb. 2016

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 7:00am
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University of Sheffield
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"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade", says Jorge Luis Borges.

The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.

Heresy, Belief, and Ideology: Dissent in Politics and Religion

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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 7:32pm
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Second Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
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The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its second biennial conference at New York University, June 1-3, 2016. The conference theme will broadly focus on ideological aspects of heresy in both religion and politics. Throughout history, definitions of "heresy" have been crucial to defining "orthodox" belief, worship, and practice. Indeed, every faith, ideology, and institution must struggle over what is deemed heretical as part of defining what is deemed normative, and it is hard to imagine any ideology (even an anti-ideology ideology) that does not draw a boundary to mark what is subversive or unacceptable.

Journal of Feminist Scholarship

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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 2:16pm
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Journal of Feminist Scholarship
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Call for submissions for the Journal of Feminist Scholarship

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research. The journal can be found at http://www.jfsonline.org/.

The editors of JFS invite submissions on a rolling basis (for more information, please see the "Submissions" page on our website). The average time from submission to publication for accepted manuscripts has been less than a year, and our current acceptance rate stands at thirty five percent.

The Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper. Due Feb. 1, 2016.

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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:41pm
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The Carson McCullers Society
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The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2015) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society. See the Society's website at https://carsonmccullerssociety.wordpress.com/ for membership information.

French Literature Since 1800 / Rocky Mountain MLA - Salt Lake City - October 6-8 2016

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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 11:59am
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Violaine White / University of Missouri - St. Louis
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Welcomes proposals of 100 words on French and Francophone Literature and Culture since 1800. Please include your name, affiliation, e-mail, and telephone. Deadline for submitting proposals to Violaine White at WhiteVD@usml.edu is March 1.

Conference information: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

The Street and the City - Awakenings: 14-15 April 2016

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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 9:54am
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University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

The Street and the City - Awakenings
Date: 14-15 April 2016
Convener: University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies / ESHTE
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and
Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies

CFPanelists: "Black Narratives of Home/Property in American Literature" [DUE 1.25.16]

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Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 6:01pm
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American Studies Association
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Toni Morrison writes in her first novel 'The Bluest Eye' (1970): "Knowing that there was such a thing as outdoors bred in us a hunger for property, for ownership. The firm possession of a yard, a porch, a grape arbor. Propertied black people spent all their energies, all their love, on their nests" (18). This passage brings immediately to mind the thematic preoccupation with property and landholding throughout American literary history—from Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'House of the Seven Gables' to William Faulkner's Sutpen's Hundred, Willa Cather's Blue Mesa to Arthur Miller's Willy Loman—and the place of Black narrative within that tradition.

[UPDATE: Facebook page added] "Culture, Identity, and Media: New Perspectives of Representation" (20-21 May 2016)

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Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 3:09pm
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Institute of English and American Studies/Goethe University Frankfurt

UPDATE: Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ConferenceTransculturalMediaRelations

"Culture, Identity, and Media: New Perspectives of Representation"

(May 2016: Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)

CFP Autumn 2016: The Art of Women in War: Spirit, Body, Mind, Heart

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Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 11:54am
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Coreopsis Journal Of Myth & Theatre published by The Society for Ritual Arts

Call for Papers Coreopsis Journal Of Myth & Theatre Autumn 2016: Women in War: Spirit, Body, Mind, Heart, Art

http://societyforritualarts.com/coreopsis/
Submission Guidelines: http://societyforritualarts.com/coreopsis/submissions/

East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea (proposals due Feb. 15, 2006)

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Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 3:11am
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David Scott Diffrient / Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
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Call for Papers: East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea

Special Issue of Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2016

Deadline for completed essays: May 15, 2016

[UPDATE] CFP - GRETA Journal (vol. 21) - EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan. 31st 2016

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Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 1:05pm
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GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés
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GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés (ISSN 1989-7146), is preparing the publication of its 21st volume. GRETA Journal publishes manuscripts on English Language Teaching Methodology. The objective of the journal is to bridge the gap between the field of Applied Linguistics and class praxis. Other fundamental goals include providing updated information about the latest trends, techniques, materials, and methodologies employed in EFL teaching and to exchange experiences and publications between research teams both on a national and international level.

[UPDATE]: CFP: European Writers in Exile

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Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 11:45am
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Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart

CFP: European Writers in Exile

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

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