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Theorizing in the Chick Lit Genre (Proposed Collection of Essays)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:42pm
Erin Hurt, West Chester University

Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women's experiences or perhaps to debate the genre's feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging. In novels such as Alisa Valdes Rodriguez's The Dirty Girls Social Club (2003) or Tara FT Sering's Amazing Grace (2008), Latina, African-American, South Asian-American, and Chinese-American protagonists redefine their relationship to the United States, their families, and their heritage while at the same time they attempt to achieve, in typical chick lit fashion, some measure of success.

DASH Literary Journal 2015 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2015)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:58am
DASH Literary Journal

DASH, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2015 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, art, and hybrid texts that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.

Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind peer-reviewed. (No favors for friend.)

Romanticism and the Arts (SAMLA, 13-15 Nov. 2015)

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4:57pm
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA 87 (Durham, NC, USA; 13-15 Nov. 2015)

Romanticism and the Arts, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)

[UPDATE] Significations CSULA Deadline Extended 2/8

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 2:19pm
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

This year's theme is "Generation(s)." We invite submissions exploring "Generation(s)" in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: production/creation, lineage/ tradition, or history/ temporality.Areas of inquiry include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the social sciences.The conference will be held on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and we especially welcome papers discussing Armenian history, culture, or the impact of trauma and violence.

[UPDATE] Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 12:39pm
University of Bucharest, English Department

ACED-17

THE 17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania

Invited speakers:
Adrian Grafe (University of Artois)
Hester Jones (University of Bristol)
Carl Lavery (University of Glasgow)
Tereza Sinigalia (George Oprescu Institute of Art History, Bucharest)

CFW Feminist Spaces 1.2 (deadline, 02/06/14) "Women and Technology"

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:19pm
Etienne Lambert, Managing Editor / Feminist Spaces (interdisciplinary academic journal)

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology
full name / name of organization:
_Feminist Spaces_
contact email:
feministspacesjournal@gmail.com
_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:

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

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

Edith Wharton Society Prize for Beginning Scholar (deadline 6/15/15)

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:05pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

Formerly known as the "Edith Wharton Essay Prize," this award, instituted in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar: advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years. The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and soon to be published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.

UPDATE: Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siècle (MLA in Austin, TX, 2016; Deadline 3.15.15)

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:00pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to the fin de siècle. Presentations might address Wharton's engagements with decadence, aestheticism, realism and/or naturalism, the bachelor dandy, the femme fatale, the New Woman, degeneration, vampirism, hysteria, art nouveau, other fin-de-siècle writers, and so on. Please send 250-word abstracts and brief bio to Emily Orlando at eorlando@fairfield.edu by 15 March 2015. At the time of the conference, all panelists must be members of the Edith Wharton Society.

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