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Jayne Cortez's Poetics

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 9:35am
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Laura Hinton, Professor of English, City College of New York (CUNY)
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Seeking critical work (20-30 pp. ) on the poetry of Jayne Cortez for a collection-in-progress. Feminist and all theoretical perspectives are welcome. Contact me ASAP for more information on the collection itself and deadlines.

Place and Space in Scottish Literature and Culture 8-10 October 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:55pm
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Scottish Studies Research Group at the University of Gdańsk and the Society for Scottish Studies in Europe

The conference will address the subject of place and space in all forms of Scottish literature and culture. Any text constructs a place, permitting for a (re-)imagining of that locale. Many Scottish authors have written from or about a particular place. One thinks of: George Mackay Brown and the Orkneys, Edwin Morgan and Glasgow, Lewis Grassic Gibbon and the Mearns, Ian Rankin and Edinburgh. Can we consider Scotland in terms of its disparate constructs of place? How does place shape Scottish culture? What is the influence of Scotland's geographical situation on its literature and culture?

Call for Papers Journal Submission

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:57pm
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Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397)

Papers are invited for the Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in February 2015. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue. The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is 31st January, 2015.

CFP for the Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus at NWSA- on "Precarity"- FEB 6 DEADLINE

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:54pm
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Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus; National Women's Studies Association

The Trans/Gender­Variant Caucus at NWSA welcomes papers, panels, and workshops for the 2015 annual conference on Precarity. The conference will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconson Nov. 12-15, 2015. We are looking for papers that address the themes of this year's conference with orientation toward the field of trans* and gender-variant research. (The full NWSA 2015 CFP can be found here.) The caucus seeks to accommodate as many qualified papers, panels, and workshops as possible, however NWSA will make the final decision about which panels are accepted. Presenters accepted into the conference program must become members of NWSA in addition to registering for the conference.

[UPDATE] Significations CSULA Deadline Extended 1/30

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:22pm
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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.

CFP: The Legacy of Radiohead's 'The Bends' 20 Years On

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:05pm
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Sarah Zupko /
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PopMatters seeks essays on the musical aspects, the influences, and the legacy of Radiohead's The Bends, with emphasis on the record's importance in the grand scheme of music.

Please pass along to friends and colleagues. We are looking for strong academic involvement. This will become a book in the PopMatters Book series.

Pitch Deadline: 29 January 2015
Final Deadline: 12 February 2015
Contact: Sarah Zupko and Brice Ezell
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[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 3:23pm
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Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
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Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

UPDATE: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
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University of Alabama
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Update! We are very happy with the responses to our CFP, but have had requests to allow some additional time for submissions. We are delighted to do so, and have extended the deadline to Monday 2nd February 2015. Please share this with your colleagues!

Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015

Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

SAMLA 87: "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" Nov 13-15, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:46pm
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

We are now soliciting session proposals for SAMLA 87! Forms for proposal submissions are listed on our home page at

SAMLA 87 will take place November 13th through 15th, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Our topic, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" invites interdisciplinary session proposals that investigate the relationship literature and language hold with their fellow arts. We look forward to receiving your CFPs!

Life and Work The Work and Life Project

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:03pm
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Life and Work
The Work and Life Project

Saturday 11th July – Monday 13th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
The project considers whether work is something integral to what we are as persons or whether this is something we have become over the centuries. Is work inherent in what makes us human (like the ants and the bees) or is it something which has been evolved into us by the way society has been shaped. With technological advancements, would a utopian society include work?

Work has become such an integral part of human existence that individuals often assume identity through the work they do. Is everything individuals do in life, work?

[UPDATE] Performance and the Body- Submissions due January 15th

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:16am
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The Velvet Light Trap Issue #77

Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting from star image and celebrity to acting and performance. Several collections on film acting and performance - most recently Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke's Reframing Screen Performance (2008) and Aaron Taylor's Theorizing Film Acting (2012) - have extended our knowledge of the historical evolution of acting practices.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: CFP Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:34am
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Pauline Hopkins Society
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The Pauline Hopkins Society ( is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 31, 2015 deadline.

Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.