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New McFarland Essay Anthology: The Punk Aesthetic in Comics

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:17pm
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Christopher Field, Keegan Lannon, Michael MacBride, and Christopher Douglas

CFP
We have just received a contract from McFarland to compile a multi-contributor manuscript on comic books and the punk aesthetic. Comics have long had a connection with subculture. In the punk movement, comics found an aesthetic that could help preach a message to the counterculture. This collection will include essays that examine how both mainstream and underground comics/comix have borrowed from and used the punk aesthetic for their own means.

Eborakon Poetry Journal

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:05pm
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The University of York

Eborakon is a new biannual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing emerging writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

Submission Guidelines

Southern Travel Writing and Sustainability

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 1:05pm
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Russ Pottle/International Society for Travel Writing
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The International Society for Travel Writing announces its regular panel session for the 2014 convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. The convention will be held 7-9 November 2014, in the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center, in Atlanta, GA.

Call for Submissions: The Woody Guthrie Annual

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Professor Will Kaufman / University of Central Lancashire
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The Woody Guthrie Annual

http://pops.uclan.ac.uk/index.php/WGA

The Woody Guthrie Annual is a new open-access peer-reviewed journal containing the most up-to-date scholarship on Woody Guthrie, his work and his cultural and political significance. The journal will be published once a year, in December.

Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:33am
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Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
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In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

Finding Our Humanity in a Post-Human World

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:19am
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Donna R. White and C. Anita Tarr
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Editors Donna White and Anita Tarr are seeking submissions for a volume of essays on children's and young adult literature entitled Finding Our Humanity in a Post-Human World.

Cosmopolitanism, Aestheticism and Decadence, 1860-1920

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:14am
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Oxford University and University of Kent

Over the past twenty years, the term "cosmopolitanism" has been the focus of intense critical reflection and debate across the humanities. For some, it represents a potential remedy for oppressive and antagonistic models of national identity and a means of addressing the ethical, economic, and political dilemmas produced by globalisation. Others consider it a peculiarly insidious form of imperialism, and argue that it advocates an untenable ideal of a privileged, rootless observer, detached from — and disposed to romanticise or commodify — very real injustices and inequalities. Meanwhile, the "transatlantic" has emerged as a popular critical framework and field of inquiry for historians and literary scholars.

Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism, May 22-24, Proposal Deadline March 1, 2014

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:39am
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Department of Women's and Gender Studies/Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg

Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism invites writers, performers, critics, and community members to participate in developing critical contexts for reading and interpreting an emerging body of literature by transgender, transsexual, two spirit and genderqueer writers.

International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 3:13am
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Women's Worlds Congress

The theme of the Congress is Gender in a Changing World.
Scheduled on 17th -22nd August, 2014,the congress is being hosted by the University of Hyderabad, India.

Please visit our website for details http://www.womensworld2014india.com/

to view details on the Call for Paper please click here
http://womensworld2014india.com/images/IICW_First_call_for_Papers.pdf

Fugitive Bodies: Critical Writings on Race, Queerness and Contemporary Dance. UC Santa Barbara April 23, 2014. CFP deadline 3/1.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:31am
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University of California, Santa Barbara Dept. of Theater and Dance

A conference in honor of dance scholar-artist Thomas DeFrantz and dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham, April 21st – April 23rd, 2014. Call for Graduate Student Papers (Read and/or Performed). We invite emerging scholars and artists in all fields to join us for a half-day graduate student conference. De Frantz and Abraham will be on campus, in public conversation with each other about the issues of race, queerness, and contemporary dance. We join this conversation through our sharing of conference papers and embodied theory presentations that investigate the intersections and conflicts between these three experiential modes.

Kings of Infinite Space?: Renaissance Literature and the Spatial Turn (October 16-19, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:43pm
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Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
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Literary critic Robert Tally has identified what he calls a "turn to the spatial" in humanistic inquiry over the past generation. The insights of spatial theorists like Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, and Bertrand Westphal, as well as those of radical geographers like Doreen Massey, Edward Soja, David Harvey, and Yi-Fu Tuan have altered how literary critics speak about the idea of "space" in relation to literary production. The "turn to the spatial" has been particularly embraced by those who work on literature in an era of the internet and globalization in which our very understanding of how space is experienced is so radically different.

[UPDATE] Mirrored Subjectivities (4/18-19/14)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:20pm
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Mirrored Subjectivities / University of New Mexico

Call for Papers

Sixth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

April 18-19, 2014

Mirrored Subjectivities: Technology and Visual Representation in Film and other Media

Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Bambi Haggins, Arizona State University

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