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Literatures (A)cross-Cultures Conference -- October 6-8, 2016

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 3:01pm
Fresno Pacific University

Literatures (A)cross-Cultures Conference at Fresno Pacific University is extending a call for proposals. The conference will highlight Hispanic American literature of the past thirty years. Topics for papers could examine any of a variety of cross-cultural representations that come through queer theory, feminist criticism, post-national and post-colonial thought, or through religious perspectives. Speakers for the conference will be author Jorge Franco of Colombia and Raymond Williams of the University of California at Riverside.

The deadline to submit proposals is May 1, 2016.

Art and Political Ecology - Deadline April 29

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 2:54pm
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

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The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss art's relationship with political ecology: What role does art have to play – if any – under the precariously situated human and environmental consequences of neoliberalism and its political geography? Which potentials can be found in locally situated artistic discourses and re-imaginations of political ecology, for influencing global discourses on climate change? How can the dialogue between culturally and historically different ecological imaginaries and eco-philosophical traditions be significant in an era marked by unprecedented threats to the environment?

"Queers Read This: LGBTQ Literature Now," a special issue of GLQ Due March 31, 2017

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:57pm
Shante Paradigm Smalls

Special Issue: "Queers Read This": LGBTQ Literature Now
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Volume 23.2/3

Issue Guest Editors:
Ramzi Fawaz (Assistant Professor, English, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Shanté Paradigm Smalls (Assistant Professor, English, St. John's University)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Publication Date: April 2018

Revolutionary Genders - Sibeal Annual Conference

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:15pm
Sibeal Feminist and Gender Studies Network

CALL FOR PAPERS - REVOLUTIONARY GENDERS

Deadline for submissions: September 21, 2016

Conference dates: November 18 & 19, 2016, NUI Galway

The quest for equality always involves change, sometimes revolutionary change. This change, this revolution can be slow, living in the shadows, waiting for the moment to strike. Or it can be loud, visible and quick. Either way the landscape is changed.
In the wake of a revolution what remains? What is left behind? What changes? And for whom? What compromises are made?

After the Visual Turn: Boundaries of Print Culture

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:24pm
Lisa Chinn/ Emory University

What can sound studies tell us about the printed word? What kinds of intersections exist between sound and print modes of reproduction? What has visual culture taught us about print culture, and how are we now going beyond the visual to understand the printed word?

This MLA 2017 panel will examine conception, production, and dissemination of the printed word with and beyond the visual, including intermediality or sound studies. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Lisa Chinn lisa.marie.chinn@gmail.com

Vice and Transgressive Behavior in Travel

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:21pm
NEASECS Panel

In Aphra Behn's play, The Widow Ranter, the entire Virginia colony seems to be spiraling into an unstoppable rebellion that may, or may not, have been caused by Bacchanalian bliss. From tobacco and alcohol to sex and marriage plots, the character Hazard is seemingly dropped into a den of vice as soon as he steps off the boat from England. This panel proposes to examine the concept of vice as a direct result of someone transgressing, or literally stepping over, a border in the long eighteenth century. How do the narratives of "self versus other" in the eighteenth century deal with naturalized behaviors coming home? How does the proliferation of tobacco in the American colonies cross the ocean and infiltrate domestic space?

Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis--Call for Video and Short Essays

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 11:23am
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis / Ohio University

At Parlour, we accept Growl Posts, video lectures, and video presentations on a rolling basis. These types of content need not relate to the theme of an upcoming issue.

A Growl Post is a short essay responding to a text using few, if any, secondary sources. Named for John Jarndyce's "Growlery" in Dickens' Bleak House, the Growlery is a space to express and ruminate on issues "unsuitable" for the parlour. However, Growls do not need to exclusively express "ill humour." Funny, edgy, witty, dark—Growls may contemplate or approach a text from any perspective. Growl Posts should follow current MLA guidelines and be approximately 1500-2500 words in length.

Outside-In/ Inside-Out: Symposium on Outside and Subterranean Poetry. 5-7 October 2016; deadline 15 April 2016

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 7:12am
University of Glasgow

Inspired by the recently published fifth volume of Poems for the Millennium, Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present, this symposium will open up views to poetry past, present, and potentially future with the question: Is there something in poetry 'outside' (economically, racially, nationally, formally, etc.) and 'subterranean' (suppressed by political and poetic hegemonies) that may lie at the heart of the most vital poetic practice? In their new groundbreaking gathering, Jerome Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman have assembled a wide range of poems and related language works, in which outside/outsider and subterranean/subversive positions challenge the boundaries of poetry.

Migration and Film

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:04am
Global Humanities

CfP: Cast Away in Human Misery? Migration and Film

CFP: Fourth Annual FANS Conference

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:33pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally of , respectively. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.

3/15 DEADLINE Reminder, CFP: Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I, MLA 2017‏

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:14pm
Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8773). The centennial anniversary of World War I has coincided with what seems a critical mass in awareness of the urgency of our sustainability as a species.

Global Socialty and Modernist Poetics (Modernist Studies Association/MSA 18/ 17 -20 November, Pasadena, CA, USA)

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 5:14pm
Walt Hunter and Siobhan Phillips/Clemson U and Dickinson C

Recently, Anthony Reed has described "the paradigmatic gesture of the lyric mode" as "claiming the solidity of presence through the act of offering it to another." This panel seeks to examine the relation between modernist poetry and sociality in a global frame. Modernist poetry provides a counter-discourse for globalization, one which critiques representations of the global while at the same time creating a repertoire of intersubjectivities, offerings, and alliances. Questions include: How do modernist poems provide a fresh conceptual vocabulary for global solidarity, intersectionality, cohabitation, or adjacency? How might modernist poetics register affects of colonialism, of "feeling global" (Robbins), or of world-systems theory?

Call for Submissions: PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research (Abstracts Due April 1, 2016)

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:56am
PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

PARtake: the journal of performance as research
Issue 1, Volume 1
Summer 2016
Pushing the Boundaries: Performing Research

PARtake is a new e-journal dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice, and the research outputs created through these processes. Performance-as-Research is, for us, an investigation into the material, epistemological, and ontological fundamentals of all forms of performance, intended or otherwise. We seek work created and
critiqued from the "scholartist" perspective.

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