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Call for Proposals (CFP): Technoculture (new issue)

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Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 3:55pm
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Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
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We seek papers from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on issues that could be briefly summed as "technology and society," or, perhaps,"technologies and societies."

Successful papers for Technoculture (http://tjcournal.org) should focus on the ways humanists read technology in a range of historical periods and of academic and artistic disciplines as the subject of their work or as a special case of cultural studies.

Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the humanities. These subjects might include:

Time and Space in Contemporary Women's Writing, 8-9th September 2011

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Friday, April 15, 2011 - 6:39am
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PG CWWN

Contemporary women's writing continues to be preoccupied with and influenced by conceptualisations of time and space, both as separate and as inherently interconnected concepts. At the turn of themillennium, it is inevitable that feminist theory, politics and practice are increasingly interested in the relationships between past, present and future,
and at the same time they have also become more global and diversified in their focus. This event seeks to explore the ways in which contemporary women writers – through fiction and non-fiction, short story and poetry, drama and critical theory – engage with and conceptualise notions of time and space in their work. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:

Marginalia/Marginalities

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Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:44pm
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TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE
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Call for Articles, Reviews and Interviews
From
TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE
Published by the University of Łodź in Poland
editor-in-chief
Dorota Filipczak

No. 2
MARGINALIA/MARGINALITY

CFP - disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory - Self/Story: Issue 21

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Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 1:25pm
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disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1st, 2011

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SELF, STORY AND LIFE NARRATIVE as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Self Portraiture *Personality *Memoir/Autobiography * Life Worlds and Spatiality*Duplicity/Performance *Race, Class, Gender and Self * Avatars *Memory and Recollection *Agency
*Voyeurism, Audience,and Consumption *Issues of Genre
*Intersubjectivity *Coded Data and Self Stories
*Identity *Authenticity and Self *Nationhood and Subjectivity *Pedagogical Personas
*Disambiguation and Self

Accepting Book Submissions to Display at MLA Convention

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:19pm
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Anaphora Literary Press

Anaphora Literary Press is accepting critical and creative book-length submissions. Anaphora is purchasing a booth at the January 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle at which it will display all of its titles. If you publish a book with Anaphora before January 2012, you will have an opportunity not only to display your book in this booth, but also to do signings/ readings and the like inside of the booth. Anaphora is also going to be displaying its books at the upcoming Wyoming Walter Scott conference (July 2011) and at the West Virginia Book Festival (October 2011). We have begun selling books to professors to teach in their classes and hope to make more sales at these conferences.

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:18am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:

Susan B. Anthony Studies
Eco-feminism
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Globalized Gender
Men's Studies
Motherhood
Multi-ethnic Literatures
Queer Studies
Sexuality
Transnational Literatures
Women's Studies & Authors
Slavery
Suffragettes

Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary (September 23-24, 2011)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:38pm
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Rice University Department of English
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The annual Rice University Symposium in Houston, Texas invites papers that examine the unexpected material and affective supports of the common, commons, and community. Papers might explore representations of communities as they develop across spatial and temporal boundaries as well as how shared background understandings connect to the experience of the ordinary. We are especially interested in how these issues relate to the question of the commons and the role collective life plays in various social imaginaries. Submissions that range across periods, theoretical orientations, and disciplines are welcome.

Possible paper topics:

GRIDLOCK, October 14-15, 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 8:15pm
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Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University | Hosted at the AC Institute, New York, NY
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For our 2nd Annual Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, we invite submissions that explore the possibilities of Gridlock.

Keynote: Eugene Thacker, Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School

Call for manuscripts - book series "Contributions to Transnational Feminism"

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 3:20am
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Silvia Schultermandl

Call for Manuscripts

New Book Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism

General Editors: Erin Kenny (Drury University, U.S.A.) and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)

LIT Verlag (Berlin, Münster, Vienna, London) is accepting book-length manuscripts and proposals from scholars in gender studies, postcolonial theory, feminist anthropology, cultural geography, literary theory, critical theory, and other interdisciplinary fields, and especially seeks projects that offer new theoretical insights and/or grounded empirical research that contribute to the emerging field of transnational feminism.

Voicing the Alternative Seventh International Conference on English Language and Literary Studies September 22 – 24, 2011

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 10:34am
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English Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro
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We invite scholars to join us in the consideration of the intriguing issue of alternative voices through examples from the field of Anglo-American literature, linguistic and cultural studies. We suggest addressing various alternative processes and techniques outside the traditional mainstream in general, alternative styles in literature, alternative genres, a variety of subcultures existing along the fringes of mainstream culture, alternative theories, alternative education practices, etc, as well as the processes involved in the creation of a non-conformist, avant-garde, forward-thinking voices, finally addressing to what extent it is possible to be independent on the norm.

Further Adventures in Wonderland: The Afterlife of Alice

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:34am
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Hic Dragones

Thursday 1st December 2011
Manchester, United Kingdom

Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Alice in Wonderland in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of Lewis Carroll's creation, and to explore her most recent incarnations. Possible themes may include (but are not limited to):

 Film, TV and animated adaptations
 Translations, editions, sequels and prequels
 Music – pop, punk, rock and metal
 Fashion – from stripy tights to tattoos
 Psychedelia and drug culture
 Gothic Alices – subcultures, dress, artwork
 Disney's Alice
 Merchandise, ephemera, collectibles

Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures (2012 & 2013 Issues)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 12:05am
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Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

_Digital Philology_ is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. _Digital Philology_ also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.

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