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Women Writing North: ACCUTE 2015

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 3:06pm
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ACCUTE

It is common to conceive of Canada's North, especially in its early history, as a barren frontier conquerable only by the hardiest of men. However, as Barbara Kelcey's Alone in Silence: European Women in the Canadian North Before 1940 outlines, an estimated five hundred women or more traversed the Northwest Territories before World War II. While some of these women were the wives of missionaries or explorers, others were career-women in their own rights—artists, nurses, missionaries, entrepreneurs, or explorers.

PUBLICATION NOTICE: Kaleidoscope Journal, Issue 6.1

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:59pm
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Durham University

Dear All,

I am pleased to announce that issue 6.1 of Kaleidoscope, the postgraduate journal of Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study, has been published on the theme of Light, the IAS's theme during the 2013/14 academic year.

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduates at Durham under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study and Ustinov College. Designed to foster international communication between postgraduates across the the disciplines, the journal promotes excellence in interdisciplinary research, as well as raising awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship.

Sexual (Dis)continuities: A Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:07pm
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CUNY Graduate Center, Department of French

Foucault's influence on the field of sexuality studies is undeniable, yet many scholars have taken him to task for his famous assertion that the nineteenth-century gave birth to the homosexual as "un personnage" whereas the sodomite was simply "un sujet juridique". These distinctions between acts and persona, between alterity and continuum have been vigorously analyzed and debated by scholars in all areas of sexuality studies, including hetero-, homo- and queer sexualities. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick sharply criticized this divide as presupposing that the modern homosexual is a "coherent definitional field", and that earlier sexual categories simply disappear as new ones take over.

Food, Power, Exchange and Identity: Food and Foodstuffs in the French and Francophone Worlds: SALT

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:13am
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Henri Peyre French Institute at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Call for Papers: The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar: SALT
Generally viewed as the ultimate dietary malefactor in contemporary Western cultures, salt has adopted many meanings and held many functions in a long historical period, both in the West and in lands impacted by Western colonialism. France is no exception in that respect.
As the first section of the Henri Peyre French Institute's six-semester series on Food and Foodstuffs in the French and Francophone worlds (Food, Power, Exchange and Identity: Food and Foodstuffs in the French and Francophone Worlds), the Fall 2014 Seminar on Salt includes online visual exhibits and an online forum and culminates in a full-day colloquium on December 5, 2014.

Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:00am
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Duquesne University/ English Graduate Organization

Inspired by our era of globalization and instantaneous communication, the Duquesne University English Department Graduate Student Conference is asking about access, especially in pre- and early modern literary cultures. As the rise of Disability Studies and Mobility Studies has provided theoretical and linguistic frameworks for defining, explaining, and challenging traditional conceptions of access, we invite literary, historical, and cultural considerations of access. Historically, who has had access? How do texts navigate the political, economic, social, etc. constraints on access? How does asking this question raise awareness of contentious literary spaces?

[UPDATE] Call for papers: Romantic Literature at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26/28-2015)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:58am
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College English Association
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CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

Mark Twain and the North American Review (June 11-13, 2015)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:43am
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North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing and Literature Conference
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The North American Review was where Mark Twain published some of his most important and influential essays, including "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" (1901), "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" (1895), and "Chapters from My Autobiography" (1906-07). On June 11-13, 2015, the North American Review celebrates its 200th anniversary with a creative writing and literature conference at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers as part of a proposed panel on "Mark Twain and the North American Review" as part of this bicentennial conference. Papers selected for this panel may also be published as part of a future digital critical edition.

Call for Papers - The Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation. Submission till November 4th, 2014.

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:43am
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Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation (abbr. Journal CBI, ISSN 2351 - 6186). Website: www.journalcbi.com Published by Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania.
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The Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation (abbr. Journal CBI, ISSN 2351 - 6186) is a new international, peer-reviewed, open-access, free-of-charge, online Journal, focused on business creativity and innovation research. The Journal encourages new approaches to the study of creativity and innovation management, discussion of emerging creativity and innovation issues and introduction of new creativity-inspired concepts, ideas and research-driven solutions.

The Journal CBI online: www.journalcbi.com

Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SWACPA. Deadline 11/1/14, conference 2/11-14/15

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:37am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 1, 2014

36th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."

LURe Journal Call for Papers!

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:49am
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LURe Journal
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The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.

Submissions may be no longer than 15 pages, must use MLA format, and must include research from secondary sources.

Please include the following information with your submission:

-Name
-College or University
-Classification
-Major
-Discipline of Paper
-Email address

Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.

Deadlines:

CfP: Gender and the Erotic

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:22am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender. Female gender stereotypes are often based in ideas about sexual behavior, from the lustful Jezebel who preys on innocent men to the sexually passive Angel in the House who endures sexuality for the sake of procreation. Similarly, behavior in sexual encounters is often strictly scripted based on gender, with "rules" on everything from who makes the first move to who gets to be on top.

Call for Book Reviewers for Gender Forum

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:16am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

gender forum is looking for one time and ongoing reviewers who are interested in reviewing recent books on Gender Studies/Queer Theory/Feminist Theory. Reviews should not exceed 1500 words in the MLA style.

Here is a short list of books currently needing reviewers (other suggestions welcome):

* Bianchi, Emanuela. The Feminine Symptom. Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.

* Birkle, Carmen, Ramona Kahl, Gundula Ludwig, and Susanne Maurer, eds. Emanzipation und Feministische Politiken. Sulzbach and Taunus: Helmer Ulrike, 2012.

* Hogan, Susan, ed. Revisiting Feminist Approaches to Art Therapy. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2012.

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