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Subjectivity in an Object World

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:07am
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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Publication: St. John's University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
-Wallace Stevens

[UPDATE] CFP: Performing Gender in the Middle East

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:51am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has undergone numerous changes. The role of women in and post the revolution remains one of the most interesting developments in Middle Eastern nations. This issue of Gender Forum will provide a specific area focus in Gender Studies, but also provide a gendered understanding of prevailing discourses, ideologies, social practices and trends in Middle East societies and politics. We are looking forward to submissions with an interdisciplinary scope as well as readings and theoretical underpinnings ranging from history, sociology and anthropology to political science, media studies all based within gender studies. Possible topics may include:

Beauty in the Beast: Gender, Animals, Animality (Abstracts due May 15th, 2015)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 5:45am
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Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
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Throughout the last decade or so the formerly rather "exotic" field of "Human-Animal Studies" (sometimes simply "Animal Studies") has grown immensely and produced an amount of exciting and innovative work that by now has gained some deserved recognition from the academic mainstream across a whole range of disciplines. Briefly put and among other things, Human-Animal Studies are interested in the manifold intersections of human and animal lives, the forms and modes of human-animal relations in different historical, social, literary, cultural and other contexts, and also inevitably touch upon the question of what it means to be a *human* animal.

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:03am
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Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/operetta.html

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca/Pistoia)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

5-7 October 2015
COMPLESSO MONUMENTALE DI SAN MICHELETTO - Lucca

HBO's Girls - Edited Collection

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:47am
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Elwood Watson
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CALL FOR PAPERS

HBO Girls: The Awkward Politics of Race, Sex, Class, Privilege and Gender

36th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum: Representation, Adaptation, Recollection April 24-25, 2015

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:31pm
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Meriem Pagès/Keene State College
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36th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Keene State College
Keene, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 24-25, 2015

Call for Papers and Sessions
"Representation, Adaptation, Recollection"
Keynote speaker: Coppélia Kahn, Professor of English, Brown University

20th-Century Women Writers and the Natural World

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:39am
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Robert Fillman, Lehigh University
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CFP for a proposed-panel for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2015 Conference to be held November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[UPDATE] UTSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on "Social Healing" Submissions due January 9 2015

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:31am
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Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.

The New Williams: Special Issue CFP [FEB 1 Abstract Deadline]

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:54am
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William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

CFP-Panel "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement"

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:44am
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French Association for American Studies (AFEA) - Lawrence Aje, University of Montpellier & Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, University Paris 8

Dear Colleagues,

For the upcoming annual conference of the French Association for American Studies, which will be held in La Rochelle, France, from May 27 to May 30 2015, we are seeking additional proposals for a panel we are organizing on "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement" (see CFP below for more information).

Prospective panelists should please send a 300 word abstract and a brief C.V. before January 20th 2015 to the following addresses:
lawrence.aje@univ-montp3.fr & claire.bourhis-mariotti@univ-paris8.fr

Call for papers

War Film Anthology--CFP for Edited Essay Collection (already under contract with major press), 15 Jan 15

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:37am
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Dr. Douglas Cunningham, Westminster College

We are in the final stages of assembling and editing a collection of previously unpublished essays on the war film. This anthology is already under contract with a major press. The collection needs two or three more high-quality essays (between 7,000 and 10,000 words each). We are open to any war film topic, but we would especially welcome essays on recent American productions such as LONE SURVIVOR, ACT OF VALOR, AMERICAN SNIPER, WAR HORSE, CAMP X-RAY, or cross influences between war films and video games like CALL OF DUTY. We would also welcome essays on cinematic representations of World War I (e.g., THE BIG PARADE, WINGS, etc.). Finally, we would also welcome essays on genre theory as it relates to the war film.

Tales Beyond Borders [23 - 25 April 2015]

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:33am
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Reading the Fantastic

Tales Beyond Borders is a two-day international conference (24th-25th April) and a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop (23rd April), all of which is being organized by the 'Reading the Fantastic' Graduate Research Group at the University of Leeds. Through these events, we aim to bring together those working in various aspects of fantasy studies in order to study and discuss this emerging field of research from a cross cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume, "Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture"

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 6:00am
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Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College) & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University)

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume

Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture
co-edited by Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College)
& Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University)

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