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[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:11pm
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore

ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in 2015 or 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: The North American Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, June 11-13, 2015

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 1:47pm
North American Review / University of Northern Iowa

DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 22, 2015

Dates: June 11–13, 2015
Location: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Keynotes: Martín Espada, Patricia Hampl, Steven Schwartz

The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, to be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, June 11-13, 2015. The editors invite proposals for individual papers, pre-formed panels (3-4 panelists), or roundtable discussions (4-6 participants).

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 1:36pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association

Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics
EXTENDED ABSTRACT DUE DATE: January 30th, 2015

April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2015

Keynote speech by Jasbir Puar

Master class by Marlon Ross

Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CROSSOVERS: GENDER, GENRE, GEOGRAPHY

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:22pm
Sonia Sahoo and Ramit Samaddar (Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)

Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century. The concept of crossover grew out of the uneasy reconcilement between the era's belief in the absoluteness of taxonomical categories and its paradoxical insistence on the potential malleability and manipulability of the same. Sweeping changes in the cultural scene challenged the seeming discreteness between conceptual kinds, and unleashed the possibility of transcending boundaries of all sorts.

UPDATE: Visual Culture and Ethnic American Periodicals

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:20am
Research Society for American Periodicals/American Literature Association conference

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions on "Visual Culture and Ethnic American Periodicals" for the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015 in Boston, MA. This panel considers how African American, Asian and Pacific American, Latino/a, and Native American periodicals engage visual culture, including by publishing comics, cartoons, illustrations, and photographs. Papers that focus on the history or production of periodical art or illustrated periodicals are especially welcome.

Fusing the Past and Present: Art and Art History in the 21st Century (Fourth Annual Undergraduate Conference at UMass Dartmouth)

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 6:06am
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Fusing the Past and Present: Art and Art History in the 21st Century
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Contact Email: bjanus@umassd.edu
Fourth Annual Undergraduate Conference
Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Organizers: Adrien Mercier and Betsey Janus
Department of Art History Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Pamela Karimi, Dr. Thomas Stubblefield, and Dr. Hallie Meredith

Time and Place:
Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Thursday, April 2nd from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Light Refreshments will be provided

Métissage identities in early colonial India.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 1:23am
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Facsimile: A center for early print and society.

Métissage identities in early colonial India: The unsolved conundrum of Rammohun Roy (1772-1833). Print and the first native public intellectual.
Interrogating the Other-ness in Indian culture and civilization.

This is a call for papers on a collection on Rammohun Roy (1772-1833), who can be considered as the first native public intellectual who used the newly established realm of print to reach out to a global readership.

"Rewriting Conference", U of Pennsylvania, March 21, 2015 (extended deadline)

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:03pm
French and Italian Graduate Society, University of Pennsylvania

"REWRITING"
University of Pennsylvania - French and Italian Graduate Society Conference
Keynote speaker: Prof. Lawrence Venuti (Temple University)
March 21, 2015
Extended deadline for abstracts: JANUARY 23

Martineau Society Conference 2015 (07/23/2015-07/26/2015; deadline 04/04/2015)

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 8:39pm
Martineau Society

The Martineau Society will be hosting its 21st annual conference in Norwich, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900). Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

"A Local Habitation and A Name": Locality and the English Theatre

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 8:09pm
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Early Modern Reading Group



"A Local Habitation and A Name": Locality and the English Theatre

A Graduate Student Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ACES Library

24-25 April 2015

Keynote Speaker: Erika T. Lin (George Mason University)


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