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"Voyages" Conference - Spring 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:56pm
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Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN

voy•age
ˈvoi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

There is no mistaking the physical exploration entailed in this simple definition of a voyage, and yet the word's Latin origin, viaticum, or "provisions for a journey," calls to mind far more than embarkment alone. The origin of the word itself invites us to consider the predicate needs at our own or others' starting point(s): How will we prepare ourselves? What will allow us, inspire us, or force us to leave our present situation in pursuit of something beyond our realm of experience?

DEEP SPACE 9: Roundtable Discussion at PCA/ACA

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:51pm
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Shannon Blake Skelton
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With new interest in STAR TREK credited with J.J. Abrams' re-interpretation of "The Original Series" and the accessibility of various installments of the property now easily available through streaming services, new viewers have discovered DEEP SPACE 9. With its depth of character, multi-season narrative arcs and engagement with issues such as gender, sexuality, race, religion and colonialism, DEEP SPACE 9 stands as perhaps the most sophisticated vision within the world of STAR TREK. This roundtable discussion will consider the dynamics and importance of this unique series within the world of STAR TREK. This project will involve on-line discussions in the months preceding the PCA/ACA conference and then a public discussion at the conference.

Lives Welded and Woven: Women Writers and American Arts & Crafts (EXTENDED Deadline: 11.15.14)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:38am
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The 2015 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015)
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Addressing the conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," this panel will explore the lives and work of women writers and activists whose socio-political vision found expression both in prose and the plastic arts. At the turn of the century, several important female-centered Arts & Crafts communities formed in Deerfield, MA; Chicago; and New York; in addition to smaller communities throughout the country. We welcome papers that focus on well-known figures in this movement such as Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr as well as lesser-known figures like Madeline Yale Wynne and Gertrude Christian Fosdick (among many others). How did this largely female-centered American movement depart from its roots in Ruskinian thought?

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:42am
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Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015
Rap music is a black cultural expression that prioritizes black voices from the margins of urban America. Rap music is a form of rhymed storytelling accompanied by highly rhythmic, electronically based music. It began in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx in New York City as a part of hip hop, an African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth culture composed of graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music. From the outset, rap music has articulated the pleasures and problems of urban black life in contemporary America.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) Call for Entries

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:13am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions
in addition to following the notice below.
Ph: 91-8130224674

Literary Fiction Stories - Blank Fiction Magazine - $50.00 Honorariums

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:42pm
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Blank Fiction Magazine

Blank Fiction Magazine is looking for Literary Fiction stories for our next issue.

Check our submissions page for the finer details.

We read BLIND. We publish 4 stories every quarterly issue. We have a $2 submission fee and award honorariums of $50.00.

Our issues are published on the iTunes app store and in PDF format on our website.

We hope to read your work!

http://blankfictionmag.com/submissions/

CFP: New Encounters in French and Italian Thought

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:07pm
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Dave Mesing / Villanova University
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20th Annual Conference Sponsored by the Philosophy Graduate Student Union (PGSU)
March 13-14, 2015
Villanova University

New Encounters in French and Italian Thought
Keynote: Jason E. Smith

Call for Papers: Special edition of 'Text': 'Beyond Australia Queer'

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:02pm
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Jay Daniel Thompson (La Trobe University), Dallas J. Baker (Southern Cross University)

This special issue of TEXT reflects and builds on Australia Queer, a pioneering collection of queer writing. The 1990s saw the rise of queer theory and politics. Annamarie Jagose has described queer 'as an umbrella term for a coalition of culturally marginal sexual self-identifications and … a nascent theoretical model which has developed out of more traditional lesbian and gay studies' (1996: 1).

In Australia, the arrival of queer was heralded by the work of writers such as Christos Tsiolkas, Dean Kiley and Fiona McGregor; the activism of groups such as the Australian chapter of ActUp; and scholarly work which includes journals such as Critical InQueeries (1995-98) and a 1996 Special Edition of Meanjin, entitled 'Australia Queer'.

RE-DEPARTURES PANEL FOR MELUS 2015 (Proposals due December 1, 2014)

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:31pm
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Daniela Miranda, Ph.D. Candidate/Washington State University
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Call for panelists: "New Ways to Conceptualize Diasporic and Migrant Subjectivities: Re-Departing to Re-Arrive"

Proposed Panel for the Annual MELUS Conference 2015 Athens, GA, April 9 – 12, 2015

In When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender, and Cultural Politics (1991), feminist, post-colonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha presents the identities of diasporic peoples as engaged in a process of re-departure. Revisiting suppressed or denied heritages, she argues, does not necessarily force hyphenated people to choose between singularity and plurality. On the contrary, it offers them an opportunity to "start again with different re-departures, different pauses, different arrivals" (14).

[UPDATE--Deadline Extended] Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group - May 28-30 - Chicago - NEW DEADLINE December 1, 2014

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:54pm
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Katherine Mansfield Society
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Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'

An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA
28-30 May 2015

Keynote Address:
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan, University of Washington

Introduction to Literature: Unique Approaches for Teaching Commonly Assigned Texts

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:30pm
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Introduction to Literature Blog

Call for Proposals

Survey introductory literature courses are frequently assigned to graduate students, adjunct faculty, and full-time faculty alike; thus, every semester, students enroll in these required courses at colleges and universities across the country to read frequently anthologized short stories, poems and dramas. Engaging and innovative teaching strategies are particularly necessary in introductory literature because the classes are general education requirements, and many of the students are, at the least apprehensive, and at the most frustrated, that they are required to participate in the course.

Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future- February 26, 2015 (sub. deadline 12/30/14)

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:16pm
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Policy Studies Organization
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The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in cooperation with the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), formally invite you to submit a proposal for our upcoming Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future. The Middle East Dialogue is a gathering of policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, with a common interest on inter-connected issues in the Middle East. The purpose of the conference is to promote a productive and continuous dialogue surrounding current policy concerns, while providing a civil space for discussion across the political and religious spectrum.

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