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Second Bi-Annual Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 2:27pm
The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University

CALL FOR PAPERS

PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESENTS ITS SECOND BI-ANNUAL

AFRICA AND THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE

"Revisiting Black History, Identities, Sexualities, and Popular Culture"

APRIL 11-12, 2014
OSCAR RITCHIE HALL

The Albee Review -- seeking articles for new peer-reviewed journal

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 12:05pm
Editor, Michael Y. Bennett

The Albee Review—a publication of The Edward Albee Society (see below)—is a new, annual peer-reviewed journal (initially electronic and then print) meant to provide an outlet for scholarship and criticism on, or related to, Edward Albee and his works. While the journal welcomes different approaches—in keeping with Albee's own view that drama is literature—The Albee Review is especially interested in articles that examine Albee's plays as dramatic literature.

Essay Collection: Literary History/Liberal History (Abstracts Due 8/15/2013)

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 7:08am
Literary History/Liberal History

We invite proposals for a collection of essays on the relationship between the history of literary history and the history of liberalism. If both concepts—literary history and liberalism—emerged in the late seventeenth century and if both concepts seem obsolete, outmoded, or eclipsed in the twenty-first century, then what can we learn from the history of their entanglements and estrangements? As abstract concepts whose modes of valuation have far-reaching and closely-felt material effects, literary history and liberalism are disciplinarily and ethically distinct—after all literary history is elitist and ties us to the culture of the past while liberalism imagines progress towards individuality, equality, and universality.

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic (Edited Collection)

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 4:01am
Robert McKay & John Miller (University of Sheffield, UK)

The window blind blew back with the wind that rushed in, and in the aperture of the broken panes there was the head of a great, gaunt gray wolf (Bram Stoker, Dracula)

Topic: Environmental Aesthetics

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 11:52am
Tony Lack: Journal: Interdisciplinary Humanities: Organization: Humanities Education Research Association (HERA)

CFP: JOURNAL: Interdisciplinary Humanities

Deadline: May 1, 2015
Interdisciplinary Humanities

Conversion Narrative Redux: Health, Wealth, Travel, and Contemporary Bestselling Life Writing (NeMLA 2014)

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10:15am
NeMLA 2014

This panel seeks to interrogate the connections between physical and mental health, material wealth, spirituality, and the bestselling conversion memoir of the twenty-first century. Conversion narrative itself is as old as the United States; in recent years, however, it has experienced a resurgence in its publication and readership. Are the "new" conversion narratives, such as Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 *Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia*, Mary Karr's 2009 *LIT*, or even Cheryl Strayed's 2012 *Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail* really about the authors' spiritual experiences, or does something else lurk beneath the surface? Are they about being healthy, in any sense of the word?

A new e-journal: Imaginary Relations

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:54am
Imaginary Relations

Announcing a new journal: Imaginary Relations

Imaginary Relations is a new e-journal dedicated to ideological critique and analysis of single aesthetic objects: poetry, fiction, drama, film and television. The journal seeks to examine the competing meanings that ideologies generate; how ideologies are produced and reproduced in single cultural productions; how ideologies function to produce material practices, such as reading, and how those reading practices can work to reproduce and transform ideologies. The journal, therefore, focuses on the complex valences of ideology as positive and productive forces in culture that do, and can, transform subjectivities and social relations.

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