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Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Health" by 12 Oct 2014

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:13pm
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aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
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From the health checks on Ellis Island to long-standing and recently increasing debates about the (un-)Americanness of different models of health care to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at improving the health of Americans, public discourse in the US has continually connected notions of health to notions of Americanness and has negotiated one via the other. Moreover, a culturally relevant, broad, metaphorical usage of health is evidenced in the omnipresence of such phrases as "the health of the nation," "crime epidemic," and even "Bieber fever." Not surprisingly, the topic of "American Health," broadly conceived, has garnered significant attention among scholars in a variety of disciplines.

Alice Munro and visibility of Canadian Literature in Europe (abstract before September 30, 2014)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 4:11am
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Revue Etudes Canadiennes / Canadian Studies

The Revue Etudes Canadiennes/ Canadian Studies, (n°77 February 2015), seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro's short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).

In 2014, Alice Munro's Dance of the Happy Shades is on the Agrégation curriculum in France (a competitive advanced state exam for English secondary school teachers and university readers). This is a small « victory » for Canadian studies scholars in France as Canadian literature is rarely acknowledged or taught in our English Studies departments in European universities.

[UPDATE] Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
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BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS will be published in August, 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2015)

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:41pm
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Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
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PCA/ACA 2015 National Convention
April 1 to 4, 2015
New Orleans, LA

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

[UPDATE: CONFERENCE DATE CHANGE] International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies (ICISS) 26-27 November. 2014

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:21pm
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University of Tehran
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To be held by the University of Tehran, ICISS aims to provide a professional forum for scholars, researchers and academicians to share their outstanding findings with their peers on Shakespeare. It is strongly believed that the conference can explore innovative arenas on Shakespeare studies. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their abstracts on the following streams:

Shakespeare and Political Discourse
Shakespeare under the Eastern Eye
Shakespeare and Adaptation
Radical Shakespeare
Shakespeare and Mysticism
Shakespeare and Popular Culture
Shakespeare in Education

Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord: Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:29pm
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Queen Elizabeth I Society
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This panel will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the issues embedded in the domestic structures in early modern England. In the ideal marriage extolled in contemporary conduct literature, a wife should exhibit obedience and subjection, but the recurrence of "shrewd" and "froward" women in popular texts of the period indicates that the spectacle of assertive female subjectivity was both present and inconvenient. As the reign of Elizabeth I drew to a close, the figure of the recalcitrant wife attracted increasing attention. We invite papers exploring the ways Elizabeth's queenship related to and shaped the use and abuse of domestic authority in prose, poetry, and drama.

Neo-Victorianism in the Twenty-First Century (NEMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:15pm
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Dana Shiller, Washington & Jefferson College
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Twenty-five years after the publication of A.S. Byatt's Possession, the drive to recreate the Victorian Era in contemporary fiction, graphic narratives, film and other cultural texts shows no sign of abating. If Neo-Victorianism is a cultural commentary on its own time, as well as on the Victorians', then what is the specific resonance of Neo-Victorianism for the 21st century? Papers especially welcome that point to new directions in Neo-Victorianism. Please submit abstracts to https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15410

"Intersectionality, Class, & (De)Colonial Praxis," Fall 2014

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:11am
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The Postcolonialist

The Postcolonialist, Fall 2014 CFP

Intersectionality, Class, and (De)Colonial Praxis

The past decade has seen a wave of socio-political and economic changes across the globe. We are witnessing geopolitical conflict on a local as well as international scale, intensified by rising wealth disparities, mass migrations, crippling austerity measures, repression of dissent, and increasingly controlled borders. These events make evident the centrality of class to any discussion on the sweeping changes taking place in the global political landscape. Class, however, does not operate in isolation from other social structures, a fact that underscores the need for interdisciplinary research and intersectional discourse.

Early American Animal Studies, SEA-OIEAHC, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:55am
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Society of Early Americanists - Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
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Call for Proposals:
SEA-ASLE Roundtable in Early American Animal Studies
SEA-OIEAHC Conference, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

In recent years, Animal Studies has gained increasing prominence among literature scholars, particularly among those working in the environmental humanities. This roundtable invites early American considerations of non-human animals, broadly conceived. We welcome papers that examine literary or visual texts as well as material artifacts.

Medieval Romance Kalamazoo 2015

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:11am
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Medieval Romance Society
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Call for Papers: Medieval Romance Society, Kalamazoo ICMS 2015

How do we think about things? Scholarship's recent "material turn" offers an exciting new focus on things that forces us to rethink romance's well-recognised but under theorised relationship with stuff: in particular, the trappings of courtly and chivalric life (costly fabrics, rich foodstuffs, glittering jewels, shining weapons, luxury furnishings) and the thing-ness or object-ness of the texts themselves, whether books or booklets, loose leaves or other fragments, some extravagantly decorated, others poor and tatty.

Information Overload - REMINDER - CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline 1st August 2014

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:10am
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Information Overload : Hosted at University of Edinburgh
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"The question... is not whether we will have the storage capacity to accumulate copies of every book, film, song, conversation, e-mail, etc. that we amass in a lifetime (yes, eventually) but how do these accumulations, these massive drifts of data, interact with irreducible levels of lived experience?" – Matthew Kirschenbaum, Mechanisms

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