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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies call for paper (September-December 2014) [UPDATE]

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:44pm
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language and linguistics, cultural studies and creative writing for the December 2014 Issue 'Volume one, Issue three). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2014. Issue Publication Date: December 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage. Contributions have to be sent to:

Capital Ideas: Congress 2015 (Deadline November 1, 2014)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:13pm
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2015 conference, which will take place 30 May – 2 June 2015, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Ottawa. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to Proposals are due by November 1, 2014.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:54pm
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

The Melancholy Empire: British and Irish Literature in the 21st Century

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:21am
Caroline Magennis, University of Salford

Call For Papers:

The Melancholy Empire: British and Irish Literature in the 21st Century
Peel Building, Main Campus, University of Salford
Thursday 16th April, 2015

Following Paul Gilroy's Postcolonial Melancholia (2005) and Judith Butler's reappraisal of melancholia in Precarious Life (2004), this symposium seeks to consider whether contemporary British and Irish authors are haunted, constrained or inspired by national identity or whether they actually undermine attempts to use this concept to define their work.

The Limits of Animality

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:06am
Graduate Students' Conference

The relationships between writers and their pets, or with animals in general, are well-known. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog, Flush, was her "constant companion, my friend, my amusement, lying with his head on one page of my folios while I read the other." Raymond Chandler referred to his cat as his secretary because she sat on his manuscripts. Julian Barnes wrote a novel-biography of Flaubert and the significance of his parrot, and TS Eliot ruminated on the practicality of cats.

[Update] ACLA CFP: Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison Seattle March 26-29 (Abstract by Oct 15)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:48am
Yu-ting Huang / UCLA

Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison
ACLA -- March 26-29, 2015. Seattle, Washington.

Call for papers:
We are inviting papers for a seminar to be hosted at the American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington on March 26-29. This seminar explores how settler colonial studies contribute to our study of comparative literature, both within and beyond Anglophone settler spaces.

Academic Institutions & the Production of Knowledge, 1st International Symposium (Mexico City: Monday 3rd of Nov, 2014)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:24am
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

1st International Symposium: Academic Institutions and the Production of Knowledge: Crisis and Opportunities

Part of the Research Program on: Recasting Bonds

Monday 3rd of November, 2014 (A one day pilot event)

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Reconstruction 14.3, Spatial Literary Studies

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:03am
Alan Clinton

Introducing: Reconstruction 14.3, "Spatial Literary Studies,"
Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Featuring work by:
Sarah Ager, Mustafa Bal, Yann Calbérac, Ralph Crane, Dustin Crowley, Michelle Dreiding, Lisa Fletcher, Angela Flury, Matt Hudson, Julia Kröger, Jessica Maucione, Adam R. McKee, Rogério de Melo Franco, İ.Murat Öner, Emmanuelle Peraldo, Elizabeth Robertson, Albrecht Selge, Mariya Shymchyshyn, Kate Siklosi, and Robert T. Tally Jr.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following special issues: Reconstruction 15.1, "Immersions and Interventions: Convergences in Art and Science Research" (Due Dec 31) and Reconstruction 16.1, "Archives on Fire" (Due Nov 30).

Cultures of Settlement and Unsettlement

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 8:34am
Bruno Cornellier / University of Winnipeg

Contributions are sought for the following seminar, to be held during the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA, March 26-29, Seattle, U.S.A).


Organizer: Bruno Cornellier, University of Winnipeg

Call for Notes and Reviews

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:52am
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is a postgraduate journal published electronically and in print. We are currently seeking short pieces and reviews (850-1000 words) for inclusion in the 'Notes' section of Volume VI (2014-15).

These can be on any topic of academic interest including (but not limited to):
*conferences and symposiums
*theatre reviews
*museum exhibitions
*library collections
*short pieces of original research.

Applicants are also invited to send in their short, original literary compositions, poetry and artwork.

Submissions should be sent by email to the General Editors by Friday 14 November.

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:40am
University of Hull, 20th-21st May 2015

Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.

To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:28am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Market Failures, Famines, & Crises CFP | disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory Issue 24

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 9:18pm
The Committee on Social Theory at The University of Kentucky

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2014

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Market Failures, Famines, & Crises as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Agricultural & Historical Economics; Sociology; Philosophy; Communications; Theories of Crises, Panics, & Economic Behavior; and Economic Instability, Uncertainty, & Precariousness. Possible topics might include:

• Capitalism
• Recessions
• Social Democracy
• Social Movements
• Occupy Wall Street
• Market Fundamentalism
• Local & Microeconomics