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Teaching Central/Eastern Europe and Its Communist Past (Deadline Update)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 8:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
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Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region? What has changed in the way these countries (past and present) contribute to the understanding of the cultural configuration of the region or the continent? How and what should educators include in various curricula? How do we teach the communist period to new generations and/or to the West and the rest of the world?

Urban Studies Area - Call for Papers

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

UNT Critical Voices Conference (April 8-10)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 4:20pm
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University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, rhetoric and composition, English pedagogy, technical communication, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.

'All the World's a Stage: Performing Identity in Everyday Life', a one-day inter-disciplinary conference, 1 July 2016

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:06am
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University of Bristol

One-day inter-disciplinary conference at the University of Bristol, 1st July 2016

Keynote Speakers: Dr Angela McShane, Royal College of Art/ V&A
Dr Eleanor Standley, University of Oxford/ Ashmolean Museum

Call for Papers:

This conference will explore the concept of performance and its role in the construction of individual and communal identities.
From a person's choice of dress in the morning to what they eat at night: When and how should we conceive of such everyday actions as having a role in the performance and construction of identities? How have public acts and rituals been used to construct and contest group identities? And how have the meanings of these performative acts endured or changed over time?  

Essay Collection: Shakespeare's Queens

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 2:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kavita Mudan Finn & Valerie Schutte

We are seeking essay proposals for an edited volume focused on queens and queenship in the plays of William Shakespeare. Although there have been many individual studies of how queens in early modern drama reflect and refract the image of Elizabeth I, this volume will primarily concern queens as characters and as theatrical constructs. The collection will be submitted to the "Queenship and Power" series (Palgrave Macmillan) edited by Charles Beem and Carole Levin, with planned publication for late 2017/early 2018.

THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:44am
full name / name of organization: 
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea

THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

GENDER, IDENTITY, SEX and SEXUALITY for NEPCA conference (10/21 &22, 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:14pm
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Northeast Popular Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular Culture Association is currently soliciting papers for its upcoming conference at Keene State College in Keene, NH, on October 21/22, 2016.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity, sex, or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation are especially welcome, though papers on all appropriate topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract to the NEPCA conference website on the conference proposal form.

Inquiries regarding details of this session may be directed to its chair, Dr. Donald P. Gagnon, at GagnonD@wcsu.edu. Please submit for this session no later than May 27, 2016.

Call for Submissions: The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 (ongoing)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell, Editor
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The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 is an annual peer-reviewed open-access journal devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. Now in its eleventh year, the journal seeks to publish research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied topics of the intermodernist period, including literary and cultural responses to the First and Second World Wars.

Submissions for general issues are considered on an ongoing basis; proposals for special issues are also welcome.

"Failure" - Excursions Journal (Deadline 1 March 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:40pm
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Excursions Journal

We are accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2016.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at https://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php?journal=excursions&page=...

Excursions Vol 7 No. 1 "Failure"

'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America

English: The Journal of the English Association - Special Issue on literature, landscape and the environment

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:13am
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English: The Journal of the English Association

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.

In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.

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